Award-winning author, journalist, film critic and historian Barry Paris lives and writes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among his best-known works are the definitive, internationally acclaimed biographies of film stars Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, and Audrey Hepburn.

He is senior film critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, co-founder of "The Sunday Arts Magazine" on classical station WQED-FM, and a long-time contributor to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among many other publications. He has won multiple awards for cultural and investigative reporting.

Barry Paris recently finished "Stella Adler: On Tennessee Williams & the Americans" (Vol. II), published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2012, and is currently engaged in writing "Pierce in Oblivion," a biography of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, also for Knopf.

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Lady Gaga sings and shines in the latest 'Star Is Born'

“A Star Is Born” again. Not evangelically, just generationally, since the 1930s.

The current razzle-dazzle iteration features Stefani Germanotta, a Lady better known as Gaga. She plays aspiring singer Ally, whose dreams of stardom are fading until rock star Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) finds and falls in love with her, coaxing her into his own spotlight.


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Barry Paris on The History Channel's "Ultimate Guide to the Presidents": The OK President

Click here to watch a great segment on Martin Van Buren, featuring Barry Paris:
Find out why Martin Van Buren is known as the "ok" president, and why he's considered the first professional politician to hold the office.

Barry Paris on The History Channel's "Ultimate Guide to the Presidents": The O

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What were the REAL dreams and secret life of Walter Mitty?

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