#BornThisDay: Writer, Dominick Dunne

October 29, 1925- Dominick Dunne. I remember the day of his passing in the summer of 2009. It was ironic that he died on the very day as his sworn enemy Edward ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Composer/Writer, Ned Rorem

October 23, 1923- Ned Rorem: “Anyone can be gay, it's no accomplishment - but only I can be me.” I am really not much of a fan of symphonic or “serious” music, & although I ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Sigourney Weaver

September 8, 1949 -Sigourney Weaver was named Susan, but at 14 years old she decided to change her name to Sigourney, chosen from a minor character in F. Scott ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Author, Truman Capote

  September 30, 1924- Truman Capote: “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” My mother is a very accomplished, intelligent & serious woman, but she ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Christopher Isherwood

August 26, 1904- Christopher Isherwood: “Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.” In the summer of 1971 I was doing summer stock theatre in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Lucky me, at 17 years old, I ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Jacqueline Susann

August 20, 1918- Jacqueline Susann: "A good writer is one who produces books that people read. So if I'm selling millions, I'm good." Nearly 50 years after Valley Of The ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Billionaire, Malcolm Forbes

August 19, 1999- Malcolm Forbes: “Men who never get carried away should be.” The personality trait I most deplore in others? Entitlement. Here is a little tale: Malcolm ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

July 28, 1929- Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis lived during an era when I was always aware of her celebrated enigmatic personality. During my lifetime, she was always the ... See the Rest