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How Elisabeth Moss Rose From Teen Actor to Prestige TV's Reigning Queen

How Elisabeth Moss Rose From Teen Actor to Prestige TV's Reigning Queen
The goal for any TV actor worth their salt is to find themselves on at least one show that will go down in the pantheon of all-time greats. But to land one such series after the other? Not possible, right? Not unless you're Elisabeth Moss. The 35-year-old actress, who began her career at the tender age of six with three episodes of the 1990 NBC mini-series Lucky Chances, has managed to star in not one, not two, not three, but four of prestige TV's stand-out shows since taking on the role of president's daughter Zoey Bartlett on NBC's beloved political drama The West Wing back in 1999. But how did the front runner to take home this year's Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her, well,...
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Collins' Sex Novels Have Enjoyed Unexpectedly Few Film Versions (The Stud, The Bitch)

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex
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Jackie Collins Dies: Best-Selling Novelist, Sister Of Actress Joan Collins Was 77

Best-selling author Jackie Collins, whose novels about the lives of the rich and famous in Hollywood were often inspired by real-life experiences, died today, her family said. Collins, who kept her illness private, died of breast cancer. She was 77. The mid-1980s TV miniseries Hollywood Wives and 1990 Lucky Chances were based on her books. Additionally her novels The Stud and The Bitch were made into movies that starred her sister Joan Collins. She also adapted The World…
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Jackie Collins, Best-Selling Author Behind Hollywood Wives and Lucky Chances Miniseries, Dead at 77

Jackie Collins, Best-Selling Author Behind Hollywood Wives and Lucky Chances Miniseries, Dead at 77
Jackie Collins, the bestselling author who sourced the TV miniseries Hollywood Wives and Lucky Chances, died on Saturday following a six-and-a-half year battle with breast cancer. She was 77.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one-of-a-kind mother,” Collins’ family said in a statement to People. “She was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters, but we already miss her beyond words.”

Among Collins’ myriad novels, Hollywood Wives was developed into a TV miniseries in 1985, with a cast that included Candice Bergen,
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Jackie Collins Returning to the Big Screen!

Jackie Collins and Amber Entertainment partners Ileen Maisel and Mark Ordesky are teaming for a feature version of Collins’ Lucky Santangelo character in “Vendetta — Lucky’s Revenge.” The Lucky character, daughter of Gino Santangelo and Maria Grazione, has been featured in six Collins novels, which have collectively sold more than 30 million copies. She’s also been the basis for two NBC miniseries, “Lady Boss” and “Lucky Chances.” Collins and Amber Entertainment will produce. Logline for “Lucky’s Revenge” is being kept under wraps. Story will focus on themes of power, passion and deadly revenge.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118016831.html?categoryId=2431&cs=1
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