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January 11, 2005 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Michel Thomas, a linguist whose rapid-learning method for teaching foreign languages attracted some of Hollywood's most glamorous names, has died. He was 90. Thomas, who last July was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action during World War II, died Saturday night of heart failure at his New York City home, his publicist, Bruce Bobbins, told Associated Press. Thomas, who said he spoke 11 languages, arrived in the United States soon after World War II.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2005 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Michel Thomas, a linguist whose rapid-learning method for teaching foreign languages attracted some of Hollywood's most glamorous names, has died. He was 90. Thomas, who last July was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action during World War II, died Saturday night of heart failure at his New York City home, his publicist, Bruce Bobbins, told Associated Press. Thomas, who said he spoke 11 languages, arrived in the United States soon after World War II.
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April 15, 2001 | ROY RIVENBURG, Times Staff Writer
If everything he says is true, Michel Thomas has led an astonishing, even miraculous, life.
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April 15, 2001 | ROY RIVENBURG, Times Staff Writer
If everything he says is true, Michel Thomas has led an astonishing, even miraculous, life.
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December 10, 2000 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
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January 25, 1985
It's publisher Walter Annenberg, former ambassador to the Court of St. James's, who's been chosen by the Beverly Hills Education Foundation as the honoree at a tribute dinner March 20 in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Bob Hope will be master of ceremonies so you know there will be quite a few laughs during the evening. Keeping it all in the family, Wallis Annenberg, the ambassador's daughter who writes for his TV Guide, will chair the dinner committee. And working with her will be Mrs.
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December 5, 1991 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
Wine has a heritage so regal and storied that it inspires many words--not so much about its production as about the appreciation of it. In the past, experts would write of the glories of wines from regions where soil and climate are unique. Much of that earlier writing was derivative drivel--sniffish ramblings by the effete wealthy, usually a rehash of data about well-known producers--and often written with the auteur smack dab in the middle of the "action," such as it was.
BOOKS
December 10, 2000 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
THE NATURE OF GENEROSITY By William Kittredge Alfred A. Knopf: 278 pp., $25 William Kittredge grew up on a ranch in Oregon, learned to ride horses when he was 4, left the ranch in his 20s, was ruined for ranch life yet uplifted by books, then later saved himself by writing. Many Kittredges live alarmingly side by side in this book.
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