Six-time Oscar nominee Jessica Lange is celebrating her 68th birthday today. Lange spent several years traveling and working as a model after graduating from college, and made her screen debut in 1976 in Dino De Laurentis’s remake of King Kong, winning a Golden Globe as New Star of the Year. She then starred in Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz and the crime comedy How to Beat the High Co$t of Living, before having a terrific year in 1982, when she was nominated for Best Actress as Frances Farmer in Frances, and won Best Supporting Actress for Tootsie:
There is no such thing as bad publicity. Or so they say. Some publicists clearly disagree. In the April 1992 issue of Movieline magazine, Jeffrey Wells detailed ten celebrity profiles that struck a sour note with the subject of the interview. When possible, he checked in with the authors to see what impact the notorious article had on their career. Through the wonders of the internet, I have included links to the original articles that aren’t hidden behind a paywall.