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updated 12/23/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/23/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST

The 25 Most Intriguing People of 1985

32 Bob Geldof, the social conscience of rock, inspires a huge outpouring of aid to suffering Africa

36 Joe Kennedy launches a new generation of campaigning Kennedys by announcing for Congress

38 Corazon Aquino, widow of Philippines opposition leader Benigno, takes up her husband's banner

40 William "the Refrigerator" Perry is the winningest kitchen appliance ever to play pro football

42 Akira Kurosawa, Japan's top movie director, fulfills an obsession with a haunting masterpiece

44 Nelson Mandela spurs the bitter antiapartheid struggle in South Africa from a prison cell

46 Dr. Steven Rosenberg finds a way to use the body's own immune system to reject cancer

50 Rambo's roots, uncovered by PEOPLE, reveal a boyhood just as believable as his movie character

57 Bernhard Goetz, New York City's shadowy Subway Vigilante, fires shots heard round America

58 William Hurt risks his leading-man image to play a transvestite in the film Kiss of the Spider Woman

60 Uli Derickson proves that unwavering courage can be a strong weapon against terrorist hijackers

66 Bruce and Julianne Springsteen wind up their year as just your average Jersey couple

68 Cathleen Webb confesses to faking a rape; she expects punishment—but receives celebrity

70 Rupert Murdoch discusses the press and plans for a morality-minded fourth television network

77 Dwight Gooden, down from Olympus, just might be baseball's best pitcher ever, and that's no myth

78 Don Johnson, Miami Viceroy, shows you don't need a shave or a clean past to make it on TV

82 Princess Di throws Washington into a tizzy as she dances with a chosen few at our gaudiest ball

84 Mel Fisher, Florida's never-say-dry treasure salvager, finds a pot of gold after a 17-year search

86 Michael J. Fox scores with the No. 1 movie (Back to the Future) and the No. 2 TV show (Family Ties)

88 Josef Mengele is bagged at last: His bones are wrapped in plastic and stored in a Brazilian safe

99 Whoopi Goldberg cuts the comedy, making a dramatic breakthrough in The Color Purple

107 Hulk Hogan says slam, bam, thank you, fans to wrestling aficionados across the country

108 Rock Hudson lost his war against AIDS and stirred up a new controversy over the screen kiss

112 Gracie Mansion leads a funny, freestyle art boom in Manhattan's chic and cheeky East Village

114 Madonna proves no flash in the fleshpot, thanks to fans who wanna be just like the virgin

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 10
HEROES 116
CLICK! 124
STATUE OF LIBERTY 133
CUTLER, MAINE 141
LIGHTEN UP, SANDY! 147
FACES TO WATCH 150
SEQUELS 158
VIETNAM 170

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