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updated 12/12/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/12/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 68
Barbra Streisand sounds off about her Yentl critics, her troubles with Jon Peters and the only man she lives with now—her son, Jason, 16

UP FRONT 42

In failing health, Clint Murchison decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, but meddlesome types like George Steinbrenner need not apply

Great-grandma Editha Merrill takes an emergency flying lesson

A nationwide craze for homely Cabbage Patch dolls causes fist-swinging melees among shoppers

Two half brothers, heirs to the Marshall Field fortune, play Bobby and J.R. and carve up the family empire

CONTROVERSY 57
New York's latest urban renewal plan: hide the South Bronx behind a wall of folksy decals

IN HER OWN WORDS 58
A California historian examines the changing face of feminine beauty

VIDEO 81
John Byner is cable's man of many faces

TOP 89
Cary Grant's wife Barbara takes a job—at Penney's

ON THE JOB 92
Gambler Lem Banker beats the toughest opponent in sports: the odds

ARTS 109
Painter Julian Schnabel smashes crockery, not from anger but for art

COUPLES 118
They have the mouths that roar on TV, but at home Danny De Vito and Cheers' Rhea Perlman keep it to a playful purr

HAPPY 123
Talk about tuned-in! The Couch Potatoes are TV's most dedicated spec-taters

BIO 124
An American werewolf in London? Writer Paul Theroux draws British blood in The Kingdom by the Sea

OLYMPICS 135
U.S. hockey coach Lou Vairo must contend not only with the Russians but with the high hopes fueled by 1980's 'Miracle on Ice'

SEQUEL 143
Onetime movie sexpot Diana Dors lands a new role, offering diet advice to fellow fatties

SCREEN 149
Bertil Guve, 13, triumphantly plays Ingmar Bergman's alter ego in Fanny and Alexander

KIN 155
Phylicia Ayers-Allen has a big following on TV and stage, but sister Debbie is still her biggest fan

MONEY 163
From Nancy Reagan's First Fingernails to the hottest hands in Hollywood, manicurist Jessica Vartoughian handles 'em all

LOOKOUT 169

TRENDS 173
Japanese T-shirts stage a kamikaze attack on American fashion

MOVE 177
Melissa Gilbert's head spins for Rob Lowe, but her heart is in a new TV movie

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

David (St. Elsewhere) Morse is a robot in CBS's Prototype, and David Soul spies Pam Dawber on ABC's Through Naked Eyes

Meryl Streep and Cher star in the powerful Silk wood

For better and worse, Carnes, Dylan, McCartney and Richie hit the record racks again

Stuck for gift ideas? These suggestions speak volumes

TAKE ONE 41

PEOPLE PUZZLE 114

STAR TRACKS 117

Linda Gray and daughter Kelly do Broadway

JoBeth Williams squeezes Tom Conti

CHATTER 180

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