Martha Smilgis

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'playing for Time' Proves That Producer Linda Yellen Is Playing for Keeps
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A British Doctor Known as the 'Bran Man' Says a High-Fiber Diet Is the Key to a Long, Healthy Life
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In Darryl Zanuck's Last Drama, a Forgotten French Lover Sues for $15 Million
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Saying No to Na (sodium) Gives Gourmet Craig Claiborne a New Look and a New Book
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If Bald Isn't Beautiful, the Answer Is a Plug, Not a Rug, Says Transplant Pioneer Norman Orentreich
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A Pretty Face but a Bulging Figure? a Sympathetic Author Explains Why You're That Way
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The Hardest-Working Working Girl in Town, Any Fashion Town, Is Mick Jagger's Honey, Jerry Hall
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Gay Talese's New Sexpose Leaves Him $4 Million Richer—and, Somehow, Still Married
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For Sale: $15 Million Estate, Needs Work—Call Beverly Hills' Star Realtor, Elaine Young
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Howard Fast's Many Sides: a Born-Again Yankee, Blacklisted Best-Seller
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Caught in the Nielsen Wars, Charlie's Latest Pearly Angel, Shelley Hack, Gets the Gate
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His Name Is Mud to CBS Rivals, but Dan Rather Says That's the Way It Is
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Edward Albee Blames His Newest Broadway Flop on the Critics—and Casts for Lolita on Subways
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The Daughter Also Rises: Susan Cheever Writes a Novel That Makes Father John Proud
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Can Carl Bernstein Handle Deep Troth? Nora Ephron Leaves Him Over An Ex-P.M.'s Daughter
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G.M. Renegade John Delorean Toots His Own Horn with a New Life, New Book and a New Car
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In the Latest Mamas and Papas' Saga, Michelle Phillips Says Her Ex, John, Stole His Own Son
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Philip Anglim Had to Go Through Contortions to Import and Star in 'the Elephant Man'
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Pritikin Will Eat No Fat, Atkins Will Eat No Grain—and That Feeds a Fierce Dispute Over Diet
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'Cat Man' Peter Criss Ends Lydia's Marital Bliss with a Million-Dollar Kiss-Off
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Novelist Gwen Davis and 'Mr. Nude Marathon' Mix It Up in a Landmark Libel Case
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'Charlie's' Latest Angel
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At 50, Marion 'Happy Days' Ross Has An Emmy Nomination, a Young Love and the World on a String