Dean Of Hollywood Reporters Dies At 92

LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2014) Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press reporter who kept track of the comings and goings of Hollywood's biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, died Friday of age-related illnesses at his home in Encino, Calif., his daughter, Janet Thomas, said.

He was 92.]

Widely regarded as the dean of Hollywood correspondents and a last link to the studio era, Thomas worked well into his 80s, covering a record 66 consecutive Academy Awards shows, beginning in 1944.

During his nearly seven decades writing for the AP, Thomas also wrote a number of Hollywood biographies, reviewed hundreds of films and television shows and compiled countless celebrity obituaries.


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