Actor John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in ‘The Searchers’.  File photograph: AP/Warner Bros

Californian politicians have rejected proposals to hold a John Wayne Day over statements the actor made about racial minorities. Members of the state(...)

Irene Diamond (centre in red) with from left George Soros, David Rockefeller, William Gates III, Brooke Astor, Ted Turner and Leonore Annenberg at the  first Andrew Carnegie Medals of Philanthropy Awards ceremony. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Alice Hunter said that she couldn’t believe she would never see Harrods again. But she said it to her friend Irene Diamond in New York and in as littl(...)

Playwright Arthur Miller with wife Marilyn Monroe. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Anyone fortunate enough to have met dramatist Arthur Miller, who was born 100 years ago today in Harlem, New York, invariably agrees he was a warm,(...)

Lauren Bacall, who has died aged 89, was one of the great screen icons of the 20th century but was so nervous aged 19 in To Have and Have Not, her fir(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

The singer, song collector and songwriter Pete Seeger, who has died aged 94, spearheaded the American folk music revival of the 1960s and spent a long(...)

Rebecca West (1892-1983) was an Anglo-Irish writer of supreme talent, versatility and international achievement, but handicapped by a tragic flaw. He(...)