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Jobs, Steven Paul

(Encyclopedia) Jobs, Steven Paul jŏbz [key], 1955–2011, American computer-industry executive, b. San Francisco. He dropped out of Reed College (1972), and working with Stephen Wozniak, helped launch the p...

Graves, Michael

(Encyclopedia) Graves, Michael, 1934–2015, American architect, b. Indianapolis, Ind., educated at the Univ. of Cincinnati and Harvard. He taught at Princeton from 1962 to 2002. Graves was a member of the Ne...

David Letterman, 2002 News

late-night talk-show host, flirted with taking his Late Show from CBS to ABC. In attempting to lure Letterman to its network, ABC, which is owned by the Walt Disney Company, c…

Michael Eisner, 2004 News

media executive, was dealt a stunning vote of no confidence by the shareholders of the Walt Disney Company in March, when they refused to reelect him as chairman of the compan…

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker was already an accomplished circus and cabaret performer when he took the role of R2-D2 in the 1977 sci-fi film Star Wars. His height won him the part: at 3'8" tall, Baker …

Michael Eisner Biography

Michael Eisnerentertainment executiveBorn: 1942Birthplace: Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Having served in a variety of positions at NBC and CBS and as president of Paramount Pictures while a…

George Lucas

The Star Wars films of George Lucas have made him one of the most successful moviemakers in history. A 1967 graduate of the film school at USC, George Lucas was still in his 20s when …

J.J. Abrams

Name at birth: Jeffrey Jacob AbramsJ.J. Abrams is a television producer and filmmaker whose mighty list of credits includes the TV series Felicity, Alias and Lost, and the feature film…

Women in Technology

Profiles of female trailblazers in technology by Jennie Wood Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer Women in Technology Ada Lovelace Grace Hopper Hedy Lamarr Jean Sammet…

Entertainment News from May 1997

Eddie MurphyArchive Photos1News Corp.'s Preston Padden resigns. Padden orchestrated the $1-billion direct-broadcast satellite merger between News Corp. and EchoStar that is beg…