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Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat
Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat

Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92. Thomas, who also wrote biographies of many of the stars and studio chiefs of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire, William Holden and Walt Disney, died Friday of age-related causes at his home in Encino, his daughter Nancy said. The son of a film industry publicist, Thomas began his Hollywood assignment for the AP in 1944. Over the decades, he became a fixture at the Oscars — he covered a record 66...

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