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Richard Thomas Interview: Television Icon on His Career and the Long-Lasting Impact of "The Waltons"

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Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is best known for his leading role as John Walton Jr. (John-Boy) in the television series The Waltons which was inspired by writer, producer Earl Hamner Jr.’s own childhood and lasted nine seasons on CBS. The pilot aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story that was broadcast on December 19, 1971.

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Joe Perry Interview: Iconic Guitarist on His Relationship with Steven Tyler and His Memoir, "Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith"

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Joe Perry

Massachusetts native Anthony Joseph (Joe) Perry formed a group called The Jam Band. After meeting Steven Tyler, Perry and Tom Hamilton, joined by Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer, would go on to form Aerosmith. The band had a string of hit records during the mid-1970s with albums Toys in the Attic and Rocks and hit singles “Dream On, “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way.”

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Jeff Bridges Interview: Throughout an Iconic Acting Career, Music Remains a Powerful Force

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Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges is the son of showbiz parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Bridges, and he made his screen bow as a petulant infant in the arms of his real-life mother in the 1950 melodrama The Company She Keeps that also featured his older brother Beau. The younger Bridges made a more formal debut at age eight in an episode of his dad’s television series Sea Hunt.

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Anne Rice Interview: "Prince Lestat" Marks Renowned Author's Return to "The Vampire Chronicles"

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Anne Rice

Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the French Quarter provided the setting for the author’s first novel, Interview with the Vampire, published in 1976. The book was followed by a large number of widely popular sequels, collectively known as The Vampire Chronicles. A film adaptation was released in 1994, starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were also the subject of two film adaptations, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles in 1994 and The Queen of the Damned in 2002.

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