Table of Contents

updated 08/20/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/20/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 26
Private demons plagued Richard Burton's life, yet after his sudden death, friends, critics and fellow actors spoke lovingly of his towering talents, gentle nature and generous instincts

UP FRONT 32

After vaulting to fame, Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton heads east for a joyous West Virginia homecoming

Electronics has helped President Reagan to hear better, but he still says "What?" a lot

SEQUEL 42
Exiled from the Majors, Bill Lee mounts the mound for the Moncton Mets

COUPLES 51
Filmmakers Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz usually let George (Lucas) do it—but they write it first

ON THE JOB 61
On TV's At the Movies, critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert fight while lambasting Hollywood

MEDICS 69
Dr. Ellie Goldstein warns: It's better to be bitten by a dog than by a man

KIN 75
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber pulls strings to buy a precious Stradivarius

SCREEN 76
With a top-grossing movie and a No. 1 album in America, bad-boy rocker Prince is a box office king

JOCKS 85
Aussie golfer Greg Norman, nicknamed "Shark," is the Jaws of the men's PGA tour

IN HER OWN WORDS 91
Divorce can be devastating to children, but parents can minimize the problems, explains author Linda Bird Francke

SCENE 98
A new breed of performer/fashion designer/artist—like John Sex, Ernie New Wave and Gracie Mansion—haunts Manhattan after midnight

MOVE 108
Dr. William DeVries, pioneer artificial-heart surgeon, quits the Utah medical center he made famous to join a posh Kentucky hospital

SONG 111
With Nashville's look-alike Judds, things between mother and daughter are most harmonious

LOOKOUT 114

For a fee, Sam Salter, 19, will lend you his money-making expertise

Patricia Keck carves a niche for herself with bizarre wood sculptures

ADVENTURE 121
After 28 years underwater the Andrea Doria safe will be opened on TV

TO THE TOP 126
ABC-TV anchor Kathleen Sullivan was a dazzling winner at the Olympics

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

ABC Sports boss Roone Arledge leads Jim McKay, Jack Whitaker, Howard Cosell and company to a gold medal for Olympics coverage

E.T.'S Henry Thomas stars in a spy fantasy, Cloak & Dagger

South African writer Nadine Gordimer mixes politics and humor in Something Out There, a short story collection

Robin Gibb goes more or less solo on his LP Secret Agent

TAKE ONE 25

STAR TRACKS 56
A weepy wrestler, a brave woman marathoner and a watchful German shepherd are all part of the Olympic kaleidoscope

PEOPLE PUZZLE 118

CHATTER 128

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