JAMES ROBERT PARISH has been writing books about show business and Hollywood celebrity for four decades and has more than one hundred biographies, histories and reference works to his credit. A former Variety reporter, entertainment publicist and book editor, Jim is known to many who write about and do research on the entertainment industry as a living database of Hollywood legend and lore, fact and anecdote. As a consultant for TV documentaries and biographies, he has appeared frequently on NBC Dateline, A&E Biography, E! TV's Mysteries & Scandals and E! TV's True Hollywood Stories, Court TV's Hollywood Justice, Fox Cable News' Rita Cosby Show, ABC's Cops on the Screen and other national news shows and specials dealing with the performing arts, as well as specials and series episodes produced by England's BBC, Granada TV, and Channel 4. He lives in Studio City, California.