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“the … of” Vossantos

The following list of annotated sentences constitutes the current (and continuously updated) dataset used for creating statistics and derivative datasets (e.g., for our 2019 DSH paper).

(Note: unfortunately, GitHub does not render the complete list. Get it as a raw org-file.)

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1987

  1. Anthony Quinn (1987/01/02/0000232) ”I sometimes feel like the Anthony Quinn of my set.”
  2. Madonna (1987/01/02/0000431) Jimmy Johnson is the Madonna of college football these days.
  3. Madonna (1987/01/02/0000431) LEAD: Jimmy Johnson is *the Madonna of* /college football these days/. (D)
  4. Don Fernando (1987/01/03/0000610) The other casting novelty was *the Don Fernando of* Richard J. Clark, his first at the Met.
  5. D. W. Griffith (1987/01/18/0004444) The former, the D. W. Griffith of the avant-garde, presents spectacular epics or ”operas,” the latter, an autobiographical monologist, sits at a card table and tells stories from his life.
  6. Archibald James Campbell (1987/01/19/0005039) Who can identify *the Campbell of* Campbell’s Fancy, the Wickham of Wickham’s Fancy, the Greenwell of Greenwell’s Glory?
  7. Scott Joplin (1987/01/20/0005135) High points of the show included the obscure Cole Porter bonbons, ”Two Little Babes In the Wood” and ”Nobody’s Chasing Me,” Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle’s ”I’m Just Wild About Harry” (performed both as a waltz and as a one-step to show how a simple time change can alter a song’s character), and piano compositions by Ernesto Nazareth, ”the Scott Joplin of Brazil,” that blended ragtime and tango.
  8. Rich Little (1987/01/21/0005602) A backup quarterback is the Rich Little of football, spending the week before a game doing an impression of the opposing team’s quarterback.
  9. Bela Lugosi (1987/01/29/0008167) Mr. Reagan fares far better, nicknamewise, than some other Presidents in the compendium, including one known as Gloomy Gus, King Richard, the Bela Lugosi of American Politics, Richard the Chicken-Hearted, the Nero of Our Times, the Tarnished President, the Godfather, St. Richard the Commie Killer, President Truthful and Trickie Dick.
  10. Errol Flynn (1987/01/29/0008167) He is also known by less flattering terms, such as the Aging Right Wing Actor, the Not So Favor-ite Son and the Errol Flynn of the B’s.
  11. Nero (1987/01/29/0008167) Mr. Reagan fares far better, nicknamewise, than some other Presidents in the compendium, including one known as Gloomy Gus, King Richard, the Bela Lugosi of American Politics, Richard the Chicken-Hearted, the Nero of Our Times, the Tarnished President, the Godfather, St. Richard the Commie Killer, President Truthful and Trickie Dick.
  12. +E. L. Doctorow (1987/01/31/0008693) Just as the Czechoslovak composer incorporated such themes into his ”New World” Symphony, so Mr. Skvorecky, a Czechoslovak author, brings to this ”first attempt at writing a historical and biographical novel” echoes of American writers of the period from Bret Harte to William Dean Howells, with a nod to the E. L. Doctorow of ”Ragtime.”+
  13. +Friedrich Nietzsche (1987/02/08/0011389) He is something like a parody of Nietzsche, not the Nietzsche of ”The Genealogy of Morals” but of ”Ecce Homo.”+
  14. +Abraham Lincoln (1987/02/08/0011420) AT the Gettysburg cemetery, the Abraham Lincoln of Gore Vidal’s novel barely gets through his first sentence - about the events in America ”four score and seven years ago” - when the young Presidential secretary, John Hay, cynically observes that such rhetoric ”will please the radicals.”+
  15. +Abraham Lincoln (1987/02/08/0011420) LEAD: AT the Gettysburg cemetery, the Abraham Lincoln of Gore Vidal’s novel barely gets through his first sentence - about the events in America ”four score and seven years ago” - when the young Presidential secretary, John Hay, cynically observes that such rhetoric ”will please the radicals.”+
  16. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1987/02/08/0011467) The son of a banker, Salomon became the Scarlet Pimpernel of photojournalism by virtue of the adroitness with which he could conceal his camera when necessary.
  17. Judith Krantz (1987/02/08/0011487) The heroine of the play is Diana Breed Latimer, a best-selling author of romantic fiction, the Judith Krantz of her day.
  18. Irving Berlin (1987/02/08/0011525) Noel Gay was not, as some have claimed, the Irving Berlin of England.
  19. Jan Brueghel the Elder (1987/02/13/0012870) Subjects like ”Flora” and ”The Four Senses” cause him to come on like the Velvet Brueghel of his set, putting his trust in multiplicity of subject matter and a high degree of finish.
  20. Leonardo da Vinci (1987/02/18/0014363) Contending that Dr. Osborne had set himself up as judge, police expert and hand surgeon, Mr. Smirti called him the Leonardo da Vinci of the Bronx.
  21. Greta Garbo (1987/02/28/0017372) It was enough to make people wonder if McReynolds would adjust to the customary passion of the Mets or become the Greta Garbo of New York baseball, wanting to be alone in a city and business where it was not easy to be alone.
  22. Mr. T (1987/03/01/0017607) President Reagan is said to be a great fan of the ”McLaughlin Group” and has called Mr. McLaughlin ”the Mr. T of TV journalism.”
  23. Larry Bird (1987/03/01/0017800) Peretta and other observers have so much respect for Pennefather’s varied skills that round the league she has been dubbed ”the Larry Bird of women’s basketball.”
  24. David Merrick (1987/03/02/0018082) Mr. Mackintosh’s credits include ”Side by Side by Sondheim,” ”Little Shop of Horrors,” ”Cats” and ”The Phantom of the Opera,” and some colleagues call him the David Merrick of today’s theater.
  25. +Leonard Bernstein (1987/03/03/0018205) It began with Debussy-like textures, and integrated bits of Caribbean pop music in a style that recalled the Leonard Bernstein of ”West Side Story.”+
  26. Caligula (1987/03/08/0019639) He’s less well inclined toward such baseball personalities as Bill Veeck, who owned the Chicago White Sox during Mr. Kuhn’s tenure and whom the commissioner considered something of a fraud (what really went on between the two men was a culture clash, the encounter of a banker and a street peddler); George Steinbrenner, the owner of the New York Yankees, whose antics unnerved Mr. Kuhn just as much as one would expect; August Busch Jr., the owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, whose decisions seemed dictated less by what was good for baseball than by how many cases of Budweiser it might sell; and various other owners - especially Charles O. Finley, the Caligula of the Oakland A’s -whose codes of style and behavior offended Mr. Kuhn’s smothering sense of decorum.
  27. Paul Revere (1987/03/13/0021181) Mr. Blake, a retired businessman, became the Paul Revere of Summit trash.
  28. +Nora Kaye (1987/03/15/0021484) While it is inaccurate to consider her as only a Tudor dancer, the Nora Kaye of every dance history book is epitomized by the image on this page - in her role as Hagar, the frightened spinster of ”Pillar of Fire.”+
  29. Ronald Reagan (1987/03/20/0023137) But after about a half-dozen questions, he seemed to hit his stride, answering at some length and with considerably more composure, even though he never oozed self-confidence like *the Ronald Reagan of* old.
  30. Vivienne Westwood (1987/03/24/0024133) AT one of the first and most energetic fashion shows here last week, a laugh-a-minute presentation at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts by the Vivienne Westwood of Paris, Jean-Remy Daumas, there were the town’s most frivolous fashion trappings: Mohican fur headpieces and doggy-ear hoods, heart-shaped backpacks, pillowcases reading Oui!
  31. Albert Einstein (1987/03/27/0024878) If you are a fan of brains, you will no doubt get your fill with this enormous portion, which must come from the Einstein of the calf world.
  32. Frank Loesser (1987/03/29/0025359) It originated in a much different form in Paris, and its principal authors, Claude-Michel Schonberg (music) and Alain Boublil (book) are Frenchmen, influenced as much by Bizet as by Kurt Weill, *the Frank Loesser of* ”The Most Happy Fella,” and, in their use of pop-opera conventions, Mr. Lloyd Webber.
  33. Clemente Susini (1987/03/29/0025364) In her sculptures of the last eight or 10 years she has, in effect, been both the Clemente Susini of our day and -what is more difficult - the inventor of the anatomies that she puts together with such a dexterous hand.
  34. Richard Pryor (1987/04/08/0028366) So Mr. Johnson moves through Harlem, clinical and profane in equal measure, acting as the Richard Pryor of the safe sex set.
  35. Grace Kelly (1987/04/11/0029124) Local society columnists, much taken with her glamour and her new husband’s social prominence, dubbed her ”the Grace Kelly of Chicago.”
  36. Johnny Appleseed (1987/04/12/0029177) I saw myself as the Johnny Appleseed of linguistics, persuading hotel owners to put dictionaries in rooms everywhere, enabling weary travelers to look up the meanings and spellings of words used in late-night X-rated movies.
  37. George Steinbrenner (1987/04/12/0029256) ”They are the George Steinbrenner of marathons because they go out and buy as many names as they can, regardless of what the athlete’s current condition is.
  38. Ira Gershwin (1987/04/16/0030666) Miss Cook’s unflagging musicianship honors composers as various as Gershwin, Berlin and Sondheim, and her affection for lyricists, from *the Ira Gershwin of* ”A Foggy Day” to the Sheldon Harnick of ”Dear Friend,” is nearly as intense.
  39. Sheldon Harnick (1987/04/16/0030666) Miss Cook’s unflagging musicianship honors composers as various as Gershwin, Berlin and Sondheim, and her affection for lyricists, from the Ira Gershwin of ”A Foggy Day” to *the Sheldon Harnick of* ”Dear Friend,” is nearly as intense.
  40. Ingrid Bergman (1987/04/19/0031974) He had called her Tiffany, which is fine for a call girl, but not right for the Ingrid Bergman of dogs.
  41. Duke Ellington (1987/04/22/0032772) He has attributed some of his stylistic inspiration to Bud Powell and McCoy Tyner, but his creation of salsa concerto-style compositions led to his being regarded by some as the Duke Ellington of salsa.
  42. +Richard Wagner (1987/04/30/0035386) It was something to compare in evocative sonority with the Wagner of ”Siegfried.”+
  43. Horatio Alger (1987/04/30/0035452) Mr. Chertoff called Mr. Massino ”the Horatio Alger of the Mafia.”
  44. +Dwight Gooden (1987/04/30/0035517) As long as he goes back to being the Dwight Gooden of the past, the one who was a winner, he’ll be O.K.”+
  45. Horatio Alger (1987/05/03/0036349) Mr. Fisher, of course, is the former chicken farmer who became the Horatio Alger of undersea treasure hunters.
  46. Oliver North (1987/05/03/0036472) In the Luce tradition, Mr. Malkin can coin a phrase: the economist Arthur Laffer is ”the Oliver North of Reaganomics”; Milton Friedman is ”one of those brilliant one-idea cranks”; and President Reagan’s alma mater is the ”providentially named Eureka College.”
  47. Napoleon (1987/05/03/0036760) This steady stream of income from the exploitation of a name synonymous with high fashion has earned him a sobriquet, the Napoleon of licensors.
  48. Gary Hart (1987/05/06/0037724) The voters only remember *the Gary Hart of* the 1984 primary season - ”new ideas” that nobody could find.
  49. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1987/05/10/0038761) Along with the thousands of failures, a few ritualistic pieces of musical consequence were produced, several by the Mozart of the idiom, George Crumb.
  50. Robert Wilson (1987/05/10/0038816) Mr. Freyer, who is also a painter and is sometimes called the Robert Wilson of Germany, is best known for his stagings of Philip Glass’s ”Satyagraha” and ”Akhnaten” in Stuttgart, but he has also directed and designed works as diverse as Mozart’s ”Zauberflote” for Hamburg, Weber’s ”Freischutz” for Stuttgart and Handel’s ”Messiah” for West Berlin.
  51. John F. Kennedy (1987/05/10/0039183) In the 60’s Mr. Bernstein looked like the John F. Kennedy of culture.
  52. Walter Johnson (1987/05/13/0039886) So was Masaichi Kaneda, the Walter Johnson of Japan with 400 career victories.
  53. Neil Simon (1987/05/15/0040577) Cavalli’s librettist, Giacinto Andrea Cicognini, was ”the Neil Simon of Venetian comedy,” Mr. Echols said.
  54. Joe DiMaggio (1987/05/16/0040728) the Joe DiMaggio of love,” he fantasizes while flexing a bicep that refuses to bulge
  55. Horatio Alger (1987/05/17/0041016) LEAD: WHAT drives the marketers is the dream of finding the next kiwi, *the Horatio Alger of* /exotic fruit/. (D)
  56. Horatio Alger (1987/05/17/0041016) WHAT drives the marketers is the dream of finding the next kiwi, the Horatio Alger of exotic fruit.
  57. Bernhard Goetz (1987/05/21/0042597) A former Navy official was quoted by The Baltimore Sun as saying the Stark’s captain would have been seen as ”the Bernhard Goetz of the Persian Gulf.”
  58. Walter Winchell (1987/05/22/0042798) A recent historian has described Bald as ”the Boswell of the Lost Generation,” but Root disagrees: ”In my opinion ’the Walter Winchell of the Lost Generation’ would have been more like it.”
  59. Jackie Robinson (1987/05/22/0042958) He added, ”In short, he is the Jackie Robinson of the corporate world.”
  60. Babe Ruth (1987/05/23/0043074) What would Eddie Shore, known as the Babe Ruth of hockey, have said about this?
  61. Woody Allen (1987/05/24/0043683) HOMER LEE is the Woody Allen of Long Island restaurateurs.
  62. Woody Allen (1987/05/24/0043683) LEAD: HOMER LEE is *the Woody Allen of* /Long Island restaurateurs/. (D)
  63. George Jessel (1987/05/27/0044042) Compared to the younger smoothies, Mr. Altman, who called himself ”the George Jessel of intellectuals,” addressed the audience from the standpoint of an embattled, aging hipster commenting amusingly on everything from the relationship between food and language to condom advertising.
  64. George Will (1987/05/27/0044071) Some go back to Japan to become celebrities; for example, after six years in Washington, Yoshihisa Komori is now considered the George Will of newspaper columnists in Japan.
  65. Tom Seaver (1987/06/10/0048027) ”Granted, *the Tom Seaver of* today won’t be the Tom Seaver of years ago.
  66. Tom Seaver (1987/06/10/0048027) ”Granted, the Tom Seaver of today won’t be *the Tom Seaver of* years ago.
  67. John Henry (1987/06/10/0048033) ”He’s a horse who’s had serious physical problems,” said Dr. Lee, who treats human patients - including athletes from horse racing, basketball, football and boxing - at his office in South Orange, N.J. ”I call him the John Henry of the trotting set.
  68. Madonna (1987/06/14/0048928) Before going to the monastery, which houses *the Madonna of* Czestochwa, Poland’s patroness, John Paul had delivered a series of speeches about Solidarity in the Baltic shipyard cities where the now-outlawed labor movement was born.
  69. Dan Rather (1987/06/18/0049974) She might be called the Dan Rather of Shackelford County, receiving and transmitting news and gossip with incredible speed and efficiency.
  70. Ma Rainey (1987/06/19/0050233) For her final salute to Mahalia Jackson, she strikes a pietistic pose, but, in style, her version of this gospel singer is not so far removed from *the Ma Rainey of* the first act.
  71. +Pablo Picasso (1987/06/19/0050261) 2” that bespeaks the Picasso of ”Guernica.”+
  72. Henry Miller (1987/06/21/0050669) Judging by the author’s systematic peppering of his brief plot with gamey episodes of sexual improvisation, and by the hero’s awesome arousability (a fleeting memory, an unseemly word, and he is in the manly state), one might think Mr. Faldbakken aspires to become the Henry Miller of Norway.
  73. Joan Baez (1987/06/21/0050676) One can’t always like *the Joan Baez of* this autobiography.
  74. Liberace (1987/06/26/0052031) With a lot of flashy filigree and little swing or melodic inventiveness, Mr. Jordan threatens to become the Liberace of guitar.
  75. Abner Doubleday (1987/06/28/0052404) ”I wrote them,” said Mr. Perrone, the Abner Doubleday of Play Ball.
  76. Capone (1987/06/28/0052644) But it doesn’t sufficiently allow for the Napoleonic element in Capone (*the Capone of* cinematic myth, that is, not the real man), and it doesn’t permit him to dominate the action as ferociously as he does in most movie versions of the legend.
  77. Frank Sinatra (1987/06/29/0052991) LEAD: The women had traveled 12,000 miles, all the way from Tokyo, and when they arrived in Manhattan yesterday, they had one man’s name on their lips - Hiroshi Itsuki, *the Frank Sinatra of* /Japan/. (D)
  78. Frank Sinatra (1987/06/29/0052991) The women had traveled 12,000 miles, all the way from Tokyo, and when they arrived in Manhattan yesterday, they had one man’s name on their lips - Hiroshi Itsuki, the Frank Sinatra of Japan.
  79. Billy Martin (1987/07/03/0053903) LESLIE REVSIN, the Billy Martin of New York City chefs, is back with a new team -her sixth since 1979.
  80. Patrick Dupond (1987/07/05/0054304) Andris Liepa, the son of Maris Liepa, is an exciting classical dancer with a very contemporary veneer, the Patrick Dupond of Moscow but with a poetic edge.
  81. Frank Sinatra (1987/07/05/0054412) Mr. Itsuki, who is known as the Frank Sinatra of Japan, was trailed by 180 of his most devoted Japanese fans, mostly unmarried middle-aged women, who paid $5,500 each to make the trip.
  82. +Giuseppe Verdi (1987/07/19/0057826) One problem today is a lack of voices adequate for Wagner and even the Verdi of ”Aida.”+
  83. Marc Chagall (1987/07/24/0059580) These paintings suggest that *the Chagall of* the Old Testament was not so much an artist in decline as one overawed by his subject - and if this is understandable, it is also regrettable.
  84. Henry Ford (1987/07/26/0059941) Mr. Safdie was described as the Henry Ford of housing.
  85. Jackie Robinson (1987/07/27/0060318) Venice reminds him of ”Othello,” and prompts an analysis of the tragedy that ends: ”Othello was the Jackie Robinson of his day.
  86. Paul Harvey (1987/08/15/0066105) Gabriel Heatter was the Paul Harvey of his era, but without Paul Harvey’s understated subtlety.
  87. Richard Nixon (1987/08/22/0068198) Mr. Coover’s latest novel, ”Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears” is set in the 1930’s, rather than the 50’s, but it stands as a book end of sorts to ”The Public Burning,” and it features a hero who’s a twin brother to *the Nixon of* that earlier novel.
  88. Woody Allen (1987/08/23/0068396) Sort of the Woody Allen of Hoboken, Mr. Sayles uses many of his regulars -Maggie Renzi, David Strathairn, Josh Mostel, Nancy Mette - in ”Matewan,” but he also makes maximum advantage of a deep-voiced newcomer named James Earl Jones, who does his best not to dominate the screen as the natural leader of the black miners.
  89. Pete Rose (1987/08/23/0068626) ”Shays is the Pete Rose of the Connecticut Republican Party, hustle, hustle, hustle,” said Robert S. Poliner, the Connecticut Republican state chairman, who called the win ”a tremendous shot in the arm” for the Connecticut Republican Party and a ”good sign nationally” for the party.
  90. Ralph Lauren (1987/09/06/0072173) ”Ah well - but I might become the Ralph Lauren of the Camargue.”
  91. Bruce Springsteen (1987/09/07/0072432) What’s more, Mr. Fryer added, the Governor is ”the Bruce Springsteen of politics.”
  92. Walter Mondale (1987/09/07/0072470) It came from an unlikely source - Anker Jorgensen, an earnest but unexciting man usually cast as the Walter Mondale of Danish politics.
  93. +Joseph Goebbels (1987/09/09/0072923) But he showed little regard for the army, whose spokesman he likened several times to Hitler’s propaganda chief, calling him ”the Goebbels of Aguinaldo.”+
  94. Joseph Goebbels (1987/09/10/0073045) Military officers were also offended by Mr. Arroyo’s characterization of the army spokesman, Col. Honesto Isleta, as ”the Goebbels of Aguinaldo.”
  95. Cecil Beaton (1987/09/11/0073363) ”I want to be the Cecil Beaton of the flower world.”
  96. Alfred Dreyfus (1987/09/13/0073979) school of crime reporting; and a third, the novelist Michael Mewshaw, who, in ”Money to Burn,” is so bent on making Steven Benson the Alfred Dreyfus of southwest Florida that he inflates what could have been a chapter of sharp-eyed criticism into a book-length orgy of nit-picking.
  97. Alice Cooper (1987/09/16/0074975) What became an intergallactic dud was ”the Alice Cooper of comets,” according to Mr. Schaffer’s publicity.
  98. Ken O’Brien (1987/09/18/0075362) Both teams’ passers - Steve Grogan, replacing Tony Eason, and Ken O’Brien, replacing *the Ken O’Brien of* 1986 - will pass and pass.
  99. Roone Arledge (1987/09/19/0075504) Mr. Brandon, the 37-year-old founder of Cheerleader Productions, can be thought of as the Roone Arledge of Britain.
  100. Ray Kroc (1987/09/20/0075758) THE vision that Mr. Zanker’s energy serves is as simple as it is grandiose: He would like to be the Ray Kroc of adult education.
  101. Elvis Presley (1987/09/20/0076210) If he is not exactly the Elvis Presley of ballet, Mr. Baryshnikov demonstrates a popular appeal that reaches far beyond the usual ballet audience.
  102. John Alden (1987/09/20/0076271) But you would not know that Senator Kennedy remains the John Alden of American politics unless you watched his part of the hearings in its entirety.
  103. Ozzie Smith (1987/09/21/0076371) ”He was the Ozzie Smith of the West Indies,” the spectator said, referring to the St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop who is a premier fielder.
  104. Jimi Hendrix (1987/09/25/0077266) For Roger Miller, it’s as much an electronic instrument as the electric guitar - and he’s set out to become the Jimi Hendrix of the electric piano.
  105. George Washington (1987/09/26/0077581) ”Remember back when they were trying to tell us in certain areas of the media that Castro was the George Washington of Cuba?”
  106. John Lennon (1987/09/27/0077678) He was the John Lennon of the Wailers, sometimes abrasive and sometimes erratic and always outspoken, even when being outspoken didn’t always serve his best purposes.
  107. Groucho Marx (1987/09/27/0077726) But the tide eventually shifted, partly because the supreme materialist of physics, Richard Feynman of the California Institute of Technology, a man once described as the Groucho Marx of physics, turned the quest for nuclear substructure into a cause celebre.
  108. Ansel Adams (1987/10/07/0080556) Leonard Humbrecht is the Ansel Adams of Alsace wine makers.
  109. Chuck Berry (1987/10/18/0084053) He admits that he felt burned by early business dealings, that he frequently fails to rehearse with the bands that back him and that he often refuses encores, but *the Chuck Berry of* these pages takes an obvious delight in his music and the success it has brought him.
  110. Terry Leach (1987/10/26/0086630) The Yankees won their Series debut, 3-0, behind the submarine pitching of Carl Mays, the Terry Leach of his day.
  111. Leonard Bernstein (1987/11/01/0088343) So while Marshall W. Mason commenced a long leave of absence from New York’s Circle Repertory Company (he resigned last year), and Gordon Davidson did the same from the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Mr. Hall, at 55, began doing double duty, announcing with typical bravado that he planned to be ”the Lenny Bernstein of the theater world.”
  112. Cassandra (1987/11/03/0089082) In a sense he is, as the Cassandra of Dupont Circle.
  113. Julia Child (1987/11/11/0091723) A letter to Ruth Sirkis - ”the Julia Child of Israel,” according to Ms. Levy - led to a two-year stint as her assistant.
  114. Cecil B. DeMille (1987/11/11/0091729) Mr. Tyler has been called the Cecil B. DeMille of printmakers, and a Detroit production-liner in a handcraft trade.
  115. Burial (1987/11/12/0092121) Critic’s Notebook; Bottom-Line Economics and *the Burial of* Opera
  116. Paul Newman (1987/11/14/0092773) ”If Bill Laimbeer is good at acting to get calls, then Moses Malone is the Paul Newman of professional basketball,” Pitino said.
  117. James Watt (1987/11/15/0092897) I don’t think it is going too far to call Mr. Scanlon ”the James Watt of consumer protection.”
  118. Joe Klecko (1987/11/16/0093505) ”It helped me feel just like *the Joe Klecko of* old,” he said.
  119. Barbara Walters (1987/11/20/0094729) She said she has been a television reporter for 22 years but disagreed with Mr. Moffett’s description of her as ”the Barbara Walters of Soviet television.”
  120. Elvis Presley (1987/11/23/0095650) ”He was known as the Elvis of Torrington.
  121. Warren G. Harding (1987/12/03/0098477) To me the President has for years seemed to be the Warren G. Harding of our time, not the Herbert Hoover.
  122. Joan Baez (1987/12/06/0099401) ”One can’t always like *the Joan Baez of* this autobiography.
  123. Pete Rose (1987/12/07/0099935) Whatever the count, Mr. Wallace, 56 years old, still has a chance to become the Pete Rose of legal argumentation.
  124. Peter Parnell (1987/12/11/0100814) One might suggest that in his play, Mr. Mason aspires to be Mr. Durang (or *the Peter Parnell of* ”The Sorrows of Stephen”).
  125. Ed Sullivan (1987/12/13/0101324) But Mr. Schmidt, too, wonders about Mr. Adams’s future role: ”I see him more as the facilitator, the introducer, kind of the Ed Sullivan of the program.
  126. M. L. Carr (1987/12/18/0102667) - won the Super Bowl with a former Navy helicopter pilot named Phil McConkey running up and down the sidelines waving a flag, the M. L. Carr of the swamplands.
  127. Michelangelo (1987/12/20/0103276) If, as the author tells us, the deal is an art form, then the book makes clear that Mr. Trump sees himself as the Michelangelo of that form.
  128. Groucho Marx (1987/12/22/0103904) This season they have hidden him somewhere behind the boys’ clothing section; and yes, his black-rimmed eyeglasses make him the Groucho Marx of the Kringle clan.
  129. John Wayne (1987/12/31/0106025) He’s the John Wayne of the rodent.”

1988

  1. Leo Tolstoy (1988/01/03/0106769) (”Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus?
  2. Mario Cuomo (1988/01/06/0107301) To New York political figures and others, Democrats and Republicans alike, who have watched or worked with Mr. Cuomo since his election in November 1982, his theme for this year points up what they have observed for some time: the contrast between *the Mario Cuomo of* the speeches and the Mario Cuomo of the reality of running government, the Mario Cuomo on the road who is the champion of the poor and the Mario Cuomo at home in New York, where a severe housing shortage has more than doubled the number of homeless people since he took office.
  3. Mario Cuomo (1988/01/06/0107301) To New York political figures and others, Democrats and Republicans alike, who have watched or worked with Mr. Cuomo since his election in November 1982, his theme for this year points up what they have observed for some time: the contrast between the Mario Cuomo of the speeches and *the Mario Cuomo of* the reality of running government, the Mario Cuomo on the road who is the champion of the poor and the Mario Cuomo at home in New York, where a severe housing shortage has more than doubled the number of homeless people since he took office.
  4. Mario Cuomo (1988/01/06/0107361) News analysis: Two Mario Cuomos are seen by political figures: *the Mario Cuomo of* his speeches and the Mario Cuomo of his administration.
  5. Mario Cuomo (1988/01/06/0107361) News analysis: Two Mario Cuomos are seen by political figures: the Mario Cuomo of his speeches and *the Mario Cuomo of* his administration.
  6. Michelangelo (1988/01/08/0107736) There is *the Michelangelo of* the Sistine Chapel.
  7. Clint Eastwood (1988/01/13/0109114) ”He’s a phenomenon - the Clint Eastwood of the art museum director’s world,” said the director of the Brooklyn Museum, Robert Buck.
  8. Madonna (1988/01/17/0110006) If the tree is seen as a standing figure, its arms spread protectively, it also brings to mind a female Christian image, *the Madonna of* the Misericordia, or mercy, the subject of a great painting by an artist with whom Mondrian has often been compared, Piero della Francesca.
  9. Clint Eastwood (1988/01/17/0110278) LEAD: The Guggenheim Museum of Art has appointed a man described as ”*the Clint Eastwood of* /the art museum director’s world/” to direct its expansionist fortunes. (D)
  10. Clint Eastwood (1988/01/17/0110278) The Guggenheim Museum of Art has appointed a man described as ”the Clint Eastwood of the art museum director’s world” to direct its expansionist fortunes.
  11. Marcel Proust (1988/01/19/0110836) The novelist Saul Bellow, for example, remarked in a recent issue of The New York Times Magazine that he did not know ”the Tolstoy of the Zulus, the Proust of the Papuans,” His remark provoked the ire of some professors, who charged him with insensitivity to the feelings of non-whites.
  12. Leo Tolstoy (1988/01/19/0110836) The novelist Saul Bellow, for example, remarked in a recent issue of The New York Times Magazine that he did not know ”the Tolstoy of the Zulus, the Proust of the Papuans,” His remark provoked the ire of some professors, who charged him with insensitivity to the feelings of non-whites.
  13. Benedict Arnold (1988/01/23/0112122) Meldrim Thomson Jr. of New Hampshire, Mr. Robertson’s campaign manager in that state, called Mr. Kemp ”the Benedict Arnold of the Republican Party.”
  14. Leo Tolstoy (1988/01/24/0112715) Allan Bloom’s colleague Saul Bellow asks: ”Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus?
  15. Leo Tolstoy (1988/01/24/0112715) LEAD: Allan Bloom’s colleague Saul Bellow asks: ”Who is *the Tolstoy of* the Zulus? (D)
  16. Cecil B. DeMille (1988/01/24/0112743) Mr. Breuer, who attempts to blend classical and popular cultures in his theater works, has been called ”the Cecil B. DeMille of the American theater.”
  17. Jesse Jackson (1988/02/04/0115826) His audience was almost all white, the music came from a bluegrass band featuring a couple of local teamsters, and the song they sang was about *the Jesse Jackson of* 1988: Jesse has a plan to help the working man And bring our jobs back home.
  18. Evel Knievel (1988/02/05/0116272) ”Lear,” directed by Lee Breuer and featuring Ruth Maleczech as the aged king and Greg Mehrten as a drag-queen Fool, has created some excited word of mouth since early work-in-progress performances began at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J. Other high points of the marathon are likely to be Karen Finley performing an excerpt from her scabrously obscene monologue ”The Constant State of Desire,” the Alien Comic (Tom Murrin) dressed as an electrified lemon tree, and an appearance by David Leslie, the Evel Knievel of performance artists.
  19. Marcel Proust (1988/02/09/0117468) Saul Bellow, whom you quote as having remarked that he didn’t know ”the Tolstoy of the Zulus, the Proust of the Papuans,” will not find his Tolstoy; but as you quote John R. Perry, Stanford philosophy professor, ”if his never having heard of a great author among them suggests that it’s pointless to look for great ideas or things to teach from the whole African continent, then I find it sad.”
  20. Leo Tolstoy (1988/02/09/0117468) Saul Bellow, whom you quote as having remarked that he didn’t know ”the Tolstoy of the Zulus, the Proust of the Papuans,” will not find his Tolstoy; but as you quote John R. Perry, Stanford philosophy professor, ”if his never having heard of a great author among them suggests that it’s pointless to look for great ideas or things to teach from the whole African continent, then I find it sad.”
  21. Roswell King (1988/02/10/0117704) The Roswell King of the town he founded left one legacy, Mr. Bell told the hushed audience, but *the Roswell King of* the ”low country contributed to the legacy of racism and strife” that remains difficult to remove.
  22. Sonja Henie (1988/02/12/0118297) By virtue of its first strike, chinook now looms as the Torvill and Dean, the Miracle on Ice hockey team, the Peggy Fleming, the Sonja Henie of these Winter Games.
  23. Cinderella (1988/02/17/0119745) CALIFORNIA chardonnay is *the Cinderella of* /American wines/. (D)
  24. Cinderella (1988/02/17/0119745) LEAD: CALIFORNIA chardonnay is the Cinderella of American wines.
  25. Vladimir Krutov (1988/02/23/0121513) Millen, who in Esposito’s opinion is the most intriguing of the trio, led the tournament in scoring with 10 points until Sunday, when *the Vladimir Krutov of* the Soviet Union moved into the top position with five goals and seven assists.
  26. Bob Hope (1988/02/28/0123045) As a needler of celebrities and a supercilious social parodist, Mr. Murphy is not all that different from *the Bob Hope of* 30 years ago who tweaked celebrity egos and lisped with a limp wrist.
  27. Franz Kafka (1988/02/28/0123089) This is *the Kafka of* his journals, which are no less gripping than his works.
  28. P. T. Barnum (1988/03/05/0124772) The late owner of three major league clubs, Veeck was often called the P. T. Barnum of baseball for his promotional gimmicks.
  29. Dalai Lama (1988/03/06/0124824) Beijing has accused *the Dalai Lama of* stirring up anti-Chinese sentiment in Tibet.
  30. Albert Einstein (1988/03/06/0125050) At home, Khan is a prominent figure, hailed as ”the Einstein of Pakistan.”
  31. Cinderella (1988/03/06/0125121) LEAD: WITH the prices of land and single-family houses continuing to soar, some Westchester builders are turning to *the Cinderella of* /the housing market/, the two-family house, and finding eager buyers. (D)
  32. Cinderella (1988/03/06/0125121) WITH the prices of land and single-family houses continuing to soar, some Westchester builders are turning to the Cinderella of the housing market, the two-family house, and finding eager buyers.
  33. James Joyce (1988/03/08/0125626) He’s always seemed to me like the James Joyce of the Middle Ages and probably as complex and puzzling to his contemporaries.”
  34. Matthew Arnold (1988/03/11/0126655) I do not know whether, when Chaim Grade made this statement, he did or did not think of the words of his friend, the distinguished Y. Y. Trunk, the Matthew Arnold of Yiddish letters, who warned in November 1948, ”You do not suppose that Jews and Jewish values will be saved if Israel becomes a puppy hound among big hounds.”
  35. Dean Smith (1988/03/13/0127169) ”Don Ryan is a terrific guy, a dedicated guy, the Dean Smith of biddy basketball,” said Steve Nisenson of Jericho, the father of a 12-year-old player, Brett, who at an estimated height of four and a half feet is the shortest player on the biddy team.
  36. Ruth Westheimer (1988/03/16/0127840) Ms. Mizner, who calls herself the Dr. Ruth of grappa, said she believes that a little grappa every day might improve one’s sex life.
  37. Cinderella (1988/03/24/0130186) The Spiders have gone big-league, the national news media have anointed them the Cinderella of the tournament, and in a cacophony of cheers and clatter, the university’s first-ever basketball pep rally declares itself, like its team, a success story.
  38. Louis XIV of France (1988/03/27/0130877) AT 65, JAY PRITZKER is the Louis XIV of the deal makers, the Sun King whose ever-expanding family empire includes the Hyatt hotel chain; Braniff airlines; the Marmon Group, a $3-billion assemblage of more than 60 industrial companies, and diversified interests in real estate, financial services and timberland.
  39. Helen Thomas (1988/03/27/0131142) ”I suppose I’m kind of the Helen Thomas of the New York reporters,” he said, referring to United Press International’s longtime White House correspondent, who always gets the first question at President Reagan’s news conferences.
  40. Howard Hughes (1988/03/29/0131517) One alderman has derided him as ”the Howard Hughes of City Hall,” a reference to what some think is a reclusive style of governing.
  41. Kenny Scharf (1988/04/01/0132316) These objects radiate a physical perfection, good humor and, despite their effusive hardware, a buoyancy that is reminiscent of the best graffiti art, so it is fitting that people are calling Mr. Bickerton ”the Kenny Scharf of Neo-Geo.”
  42. René Descartes (1988/04/08/0134160) (The French critic Pierre Restany, a lifelong friend and champion of Arman, was moved recently to call him ”the Descartes of the quantitative method.”)
  43. Harold Pinter (1988/04/10/0134562) JAMES KUDELKA, THE 32-year-old Canadian choreographer, has been called the Harold Pinter of dance.
  44. Harold Pinter (1988/04/10/0134562) LEAD: JAMES KUDELKA, THE 32-year-old Canadian choreographer, has been called *the Harold Pinter of* /dance/. (D)
  45. Rashi (1988/04/12/0135375) Eugene Borowitz, professor of Jewish religious thought at Hebrew Union College, called Rabbi Steinsaltz ”the Rashi of our time,” adding ”He does for the modern reader what Rashi has done for centuries of Jewish readers.”
  46. Bill Bradley (1988/04/13/0135673) Mr. Tisch described his man succinctly: ”smart, understanding, decent and tough - the Bill Bradley of the South.”
  47. Mata Hari (1988/04/15/0136310) Alex’s literary agent (Antonia Ellis), described as ”the Mata Hari of the Hamptons,” is a seductress who bumps about in Frederick’s of Hollywood-style lingerie to the accompaniment of jungle drums.
  48. Joyce Brothers (1988/04/18/0137197) The lieutenant shrugged and said: ”I got tired months ago of being the Joyce Brothers of all this.”
  49. Alan Alda (1988/04/24/0139065) The Dave Winfield in ”Winfield” comes off as the Alan Alda of baseball.
  50. Oscar Wilde (1988/04/24/0139243) Under Mr. Rawls, who is described by some staff members as ”the Oscar Wilde of profanity” because of his newsroom outbursts, the news staff was pushed to be faster in pursuit of news and more aggressive.
  51. Cary Grant (1988/04/27/0139923) IF cabernet sauvignon is the Cary Grant of grapes, then merlot is the Gig Young: handsome, likable, No.
  52. Cary Grant (1988/04/27/0139923) LEAD: IF cabernet sauvignon is *the Cary Grant of* /grapes/, then merlot is the Gig Young: handsome, likable, No.
  53. Johnny Appleseed (1988/04/29/0140344) ”Boomeranging, pardon the expression, is taking off,” said Darnell, who has been the Johnny Appleseed of the sport in this country.
  54. Henry David Thoreau (1988/05/01/0140865) So intimately bound up with my imaginative life is *the Henry David Thoreau of* ”Walden,” first read when I was 15, that it is difficult for me to speak of him with a pretense of objectivity.
  55. Robert Redford (1988/05/01/0140918) From the English sailor Blackthorne washed up on the beach of 17th-century Japan in ”Shogun” to the amnesia victim Jason Bourne washed up on the beach in the south of France in 1988 in ”The Bourne Identity,” Richard Chamberlain has become the Robert Redford of the living room, finding a stardom in prime time that has eluded him on the silver screen.
  56. Billy Martin (1988/05/03/0141477) Most baseball people of that era thought that Chandler simply was out to get Durocher, the Billy Martin of his time.
  57. Thomas Paine (1988/05/09/0143507) Mr. Buchanan comes across as ”the Thomas Paine of the Right,” and Adm. John M. Poindexter as a ”sphinx-like” stonewaller, who knew ”something bad was going on” but didn’t want to investigate.
  58. Jimi Hendrix (1988/05/11/0144027) Yomo Toro, who has been called ”the Jimi Hendrix of the cuatro,” will appear at Sounds of Brazil (204 Varick Street) tomorrow for two shows.
  59. Ed Sullivan (1988/05/12/0144329) LEAD: Mike, an invented character who is the comic alter ego of the performance artist Michael Smith, is busy becoming *the Ed Sullivan of* /the downtown performance world/. (D)
  60. Ed Sullivan (1988/05/12/0144329) Mike, an invented character who is the comic alter ego of the performance artist Michael Smith, is busy becoming the Ed Sullivan of the downtown performance world.
  61. Napoleon (1988/05/15/0145401) As a Soviet spy he was the Napoleon of deception, the greatest mole of them all, who betrayed British secrets to the K.G.B.
  62. Tom Lawless (1988/05/22/0147564) Last week was a bad one for hitters who were trying to become the Tom Lawless of 1988.
  63. Sigmund Freud (1988/05/29/0149577) Peter Gay in ”Freud: A Life for Our Time” and the book’s reviewer, Richard Wollheim (April 24), in their way continue flogging an old horse: *the Freud of* traditional (now ancient, after all) psychoanalytic history.
  64. Dirty Harry (1988/06/05/0151212) The photograph on the book jacket of ”Criticism and Social Change” shows a guy in a sports shirt, posed against a graffiti-scarred wall - ”the Dirty Harry of contemporary critical theory,” a reviewer in The Village Voice called him.
  65. Henry Ford (1988/06/05/0151262) Twenty-one-year-old Mr. Worden, the leader of the M.I.T. team, is described by his admirers as the Henry Ford of solar cars.
  66. Vladimir Lenin (1988/06/05/0151446) Though he was condemned by some as a porn king, praised by others as ”the Lenin of the sexual revolution,” the fact remains that Maurice Girodias was courageous enough to publish William Burroughs, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, J. P. Donleavy, Nikos Kazantzakis and Nabokov’s ”Lolita” when others were too afraid of censorship to try.
  67. Lon Chaney (1988/06/15/0153997) The notion has evidently got into his head that these high-class markings will harm him with the voters, for he seems intent on becoming the Lon Chaney of politics, the Man of a Thousand Faces.
  68. Connie Mack (1988/06/24/0156226) By contrast, Futch, 76, is a mellow type who speaks slowly and softly and carries himself more like an elder statesman, the Connie Mack of the fight game.
  69. Antonio Canova (1988/06/26/0156751) The Correggio ”Danae,” the Titian ”Sacred and Profane Love,” the large group of sculptures by Bernini and *the Canova of* Pauline Borghese would alone put the gallery in a very high class.
  70. Brian Wilson (1988/06/26/0156840) Anyone who remembers the rock musician of the 1970’s and early 80’s would be astonished by *the Brian Wilson of* today.
  71. Joe Namath (1988/06/27/0157164) We were a long way from earlier times when Mr. Nureyev was called ”the Joe Namath of dance.”
  72. Pablo Picasso (1988/07/04/0158922) Is Joyce the Picasso of letters?
  73. Aim (1988/07/05/0158939) Critic’s Notebook; Biography and *the Aim of* Art
  74. Jackie Robinson (1988/07/10/0159990) ”He is certainly the Jackie Robinson of minority business,” Mr. Bellinger said of Mr. Lewis.
  75. Leo Tolstoy (1988/07/17/0161971) Yet it is with Holbein as it is with *the Tolstoy of* ”War and Peace” - all of life is somewhere within him, for us to unriddle as best we can.
  76. Carlos Fuentes (1988/07/17/0161994) This is recognizably *the Carlos Fuentes of* the novels: the birth date is the same as that of ”Fuentes,” the narrator of ”Distant Relations,” and the movie reference fits right in with the dedication of ”The Hydra Head,” ”in strict order of disappearance,” to Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Claude Rains.
  77. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1988/07/17/0162061) Gainsborough is the Mozart of portraiture.
  78. Ludwig van Beethoven (1988/07/18/0162332) 49 in F minor (”La Passione,” 1768), one of his turbulent, searching Sturm und Drang scores that tellingly anticipate *the Beethoven of* such works as the ”Coriolanus” Overture.
  79. Ticul Alvarez (1988/07/19/0162674) He is *the Alvarez of* Alvarez & Marsal Inc., which he formed with Bryan P. Marsal, 37, in 1983 to provide consulting and management for companies in trouble.
  80. Eliza Doolittle (1988/07/21/0163101) Gloriosa, the Eliza Doolittle of Daisies
  81. Norman Rockwell (1988/07/22/0163681) Mr. Paul, a 60-year-old Friar Tuck lookalike, is considered the Norman Rockwell of television directors.
  82. Marco Polo (1988/07/26/0164793) Marks was the Marco Polo of the drug traffic,” said Thomas V. Cash, special agent in charge of the Miami Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  83. Bertolt Brecht (1988/07/30/0166253) But in ”Die Walkure,” the emphasis shifts to *the Brecht of* ”Mother Courage” - stark studies of tough, painfully real people on a largely bare stage.
  84. Samuel Beckett (1988/07/31/0166391) He is a master of erasures and negations, a visionary of discomfort and reproof, the Samuel Beckett of postwar American poetry.
  85. Pat Boone (1988/08/04/0167715) If not for his experimental streak, Robert Palmer could be the Pat Boone of the 1980’s.
  86. Pat Boone (1988/08/04/0167715) LEAD: If not for his experimental streak, Robert Palmer could be *the Pat Boone of* /the 1980’s/. (D)
  87. James Naismith (1988/08/08/0168974) That’s because the James Naismith of Hoover-ball was the White House physician, Vice Admiral Joel T. Boone, who devised the game as a way to entice Hoover, who was notoriously lackadaisical about his health, into exercising.
  88. Wallis Simpson (1988/08/11/0169750) And Janet Jones, the beautiful bride in what was built up as a royal wedding here July 16, was seen as the Wallis Simpson of her time, the wife who coerced her husband into leaving.
  89. +Mona Lisa (1988/08/11/0169949) It is here, in this country cabin equipped with fax machine, that the McCoys pursue their design work, all the while gazing at their antique wall mounts of stuffed animals, including one Mr. McCoy calls ”the Mona Lisa of deer.”+
  90. Charles Ives (1988/08/12/0170106) Mr. Scelsi, who was widely called the Charles Ives of Italy, was known for his choral and symphonic works.
  91. Jesus Christ (1988/08/14/0170766) Although Mr. Scorsese’s Jesus is not *the Jesus of* scriptures, the film makes us think about who God is - that is to say, what life means.
  92. Mother Teresa (1988/08/14/0170859) That willingness doesn’t make him the Mother Teresa of his time, but it does make him a responsible businessman, a rare enough species in baseball.
  93. Lou Gehrig (1988/08/17/0171750) The man who has won seven Daytonas and a total of 200 races - although none, Gary Carter, since July 4, 1984, which was 118 races ago - is already the Lou Gehrig of racing, about to start his 500th straight race at Brooklyn International Speedway in Michigan on Sunday.
  94. Jesus Christ (1988/08/20/0172638) I agree with Mr. Bien; Kazantzakis’s story is indeed reverential and consonant with *the Jesus of* the Gospels.
  95. Napoleon (1988/08/21/0172829) They were a completely different breed whose first confrontation with the North was not at Fort Sumter, but 38 years earlier, when a North Carolina colonel, known as ”the Napoleon of the turf,” encouraged any and all Yankees to race their horses against the indomitable Sir Henry - for a stake of $20,000.
  96. Bruno Cavalcante Bellini (1988/08/24/0173692) It was probably inspired by *the Bellini of* Harry’s Bar in Venice.
  97. Assassin (1988/08/26/0174360) Percy Foreman, Texas Lawyer, 86; Defended *the Assassin of* Dr. King
  98. Marilyn Monroe (1988/08/28/0174823) ”He’s the Marilyn Monroe of this industry,” said Bill Groak, editor of M.A.
  99. William Shakespeare (1988/08/28/0174916) LEAD: Sir Frederick Ashton was *the Shakespeare of* /ballet/ - not the Shakespeare who wrote revenge tragedies but the poet who composed love sonnets. (D)
  100. William Shakespeare (1988/08/28/0174916) Sir Frederick Ashton was the Shakespeare of ballet - not the Shakespeare who wrote revenge tragedies but the poet who composed love sonnets.
  101. H. G. Wells (1988/08/29/0175178) In ”Water From *the Wells of* Home,” written and sung with John Carter Cash, the lyrics get teary about the old days while the music aims for middle-of-the-road rock.
  102. +Eliza Doolittle (1988/08/30/0175486) He named the program Eliza, after the Eliza Doolittle of ”Pygmalion.”+
  103. Antonio Stradivari (1988/09/04/0176939) It was made by W. Heckel, a German company that Mr. Segal described as ”the Stradivarius of woodwind manufacturing.”
  104. The Hatter (1988/09/11/0178234) ”They say it can’t fly,” whispers Hughes, the Mad Hatter of capitalism, ”but that’s not the point.”
  105. Barbara Walters (1988/09/11/0178347) ”The tenor of this club is to denigrate, to humiliate,” explains Freda Reeser, a member who calls herself ”the Barbara Walters of the Hawaiian Jewish community” because she interviews visiting celebrities for a local magazine.
  106. Sergei Bubka (1988/09/11/0178481) The world record holder in the pole vault jump, *the Sergei Bubka of* the Soviet Union, is the only man to have jumped higher than the ”wall” of 6 meters.
  107. Wayne Gretzky (1988/09/11/0178517) No such distinction is made for women, and so Jeannie Longo of France, the Wayne Gretzky of women’s cycling, will compete in the Games, as a heavy favorite.
  108. George H. W. Bush (1988/09/23/0181814) What makes *the George Bush of* 1988 more moderate than Mr. Reagan, particularly in view of the litany of ”social issues,” from prayer in the schools to guns in the home, that he recited in his acceptance speech?
  109. John F. Kennedy (1988/09/25/0182307) All told, the four years since he quit his corporate directorships on Bay Street to succeed Mr. Trudeau as Liberal leader have been shocking ones for Mr. Turner, whose supporters once hailed him as the John F. Kennedy of Canadian politics.
  110. Steve Jobs (1988/09/28/0183345) That Acer has come this far is something of a testament to the drive and unconventional approach of the 43-year-old Mr. Shih, who has become the Steve Jobs of Taiwan.
  111. Elvis Presley (1988/09/30/0183777) The film’s repeated suggestions that *the Elvis of* 1972 ought to return to his 50’s roots are certainly sound, but they become tiresome when delivered by the self-righteous Johnny.
  112. Dian Fossey (1988/10/02/0184224) Small wonder, then, that *the Dian Fossey of* ”Gorillas in the Mist” becomes, as played captivatingly by Sigourney Weaver, a tough, dedicated and extraordinarily single-minded naturalist with nothing terribly unusual to her makeup.
  113. Nabob (1988/10/02/0184266) Willie Chan, *the Nabob of* Hong Kong Cinema
  114. P. T. Barnum (1988/10/05/0185168) That was never more evident than at the opening ceremonies of our Olympics, staged by the longtime Hollywood producer David Wolper, the P. T. Barnum of patriotism.
  115. Muhammad Ali (1988/10/09/0186323) Until recently, the muscular, middleweight Ribbs, whom the racing press once labeled the Muhammad Ali of auto racing, might have reacted to such an incident by punching Pruett out in the pits afterward.
  116. Andrew Lloyd Webber (1988/10/10/0186766) But more stems from Mr. Jobs’s reputation as the Andrew Lloyd Webber of product introductions, a master of stage flair and special effects.
  117. Marvin Mitchelson (1988/10/14/0187685) It was *the Marvin Mitchelson of* old, exhibiting the same high-profile, confrontational approach he’d perfected over the years for Joan Collins, Soraya Khashoggi and Bianca Jagger.
  118. Honoré de Balzac (1988/10/14/0187729) Critics sometimes call Naguib Mahfouz the Balzac of Egypt because of the way his works express the pulsating energy of city life and because of their psychologically nuanced characters and broad social concern.
  119. Honoré de Balzac (1988/10/14/0187729) LEAD: Critics sometimes call Naguib Mahfouz *the Balzac of* /Egypt/ because of the way his works express the pulsating energy of city life and because of their psychologically nuanced characters and broad social concern. (D)
  120. Henny Youngman (1988/10/14/0187903) The new revised Democratic Presidential candidate is exuding dazzling one-liners - the Henny Youngman of American politics.
  121. Bob Hope (1988/10/16/0188478) Comedy is Mr. Yoshida’s specialty (”I was once called ’the Bob Hope of Bunraku’ ”), and he has adapted a lot from Chaplin and Keaton.
  122. P. T. Barnum (1988/10/17/0188726) It came from Joshua Evans, the hoopla-minded young proprietor of Lelands auction house in Allentown, Pa., who has emerged as the P. T. Barnum of baseball cards.
  123. Andy Warhol (1988/10/23/0190647) He is the Andy Warhol of opera production, screaming at us to look at sleazy banality with tolerant eyes and recognize it as a new profundity.
  124. Mathias Grünewald (1988/10/24/0191047) That remark is very much to the point, in that Johns’s recent paintings inhabit a cross-referential world in which *the Matthias Grunewald of* the Isenheim altarpiece in Colmar is constantly being quoted (though not always in ways that the casual visitor will decipher).
  125. Babe Ruth (1988/11/04/0194523) After all, who could ever again even challenge the 978 stitches (his count) earned by Eddie Shore, the Babe Ruth of hockey, during his 14-year N.H.L.
  126. William Shakespeare (1988/11/06/0195168) LEAD: Most English teachers are familiar with *the Shakespeare of* legend and tradition: the Stratford boy who may have poached deer and rabbit, the ambitious playwright vilified by a rival as an ”upstart Crow,” the man who willed, curiously, his ”second-best bed” to his wife.
  127. William Shakespeare (1988/11/06/0195168) Most English teachers are familiar with *the Shakespeare of* legend and tradition: the Stratford boy who may have poached deer and rabbit, the ambitious playwright vilified by a rival as an ”upstart Crow,” the man who willed, curiously, his ”second-best bed” to his wife.
  128. Lorin Maazel (1988/11/06/0195310) As we have learned through his appearances at the New York City Opera, Mr. Siciliani is something like the Lorin Maazel of Italian opera conductors.
  129. Leo Tolstoy (1988/11/13/0197859) Although Mr. Chaudhuri may not be what Saul Bellow would call the Tolstoy of the Bengalis, he may remind many readers of Nabokov’s Pnin.
  130. Weekend (1988/11/17/0198853) Reviews/Television; CBS Replays *the Weekend of* Nov. 22
  131. Juan Valdez (1988/12/04/0203573) If the Juan Valdez of catfish frowns, the whole truckload is rejected and sent for a remedial swim in a fresh pond.
  132. Rod Laver (1988/12/04/0203718) I was also nervous about joining the Rod Laver of business on his home court.
  133. Samuel Beckett (1988/12/04/0203748) a master of erasures and negations, a visionary of discomfort and reproof, the Samuel Beckett of postwar American poetry.”
  134. Idi Amin (1988/12/06/0204254) As a result, he is regarded as ”the Stalin of Patchogue, the Idi Amin of Long Island,” which, along with many other aspects of the play, is a considerable overstatement.
  135. Joseph Stalin (1988/12/06/0204254) As a result, he is regarded as ”the Stalin of Patchogue, the Idi Amin of Long Island,” which, along with many other aspects of the play, is a considerable overstatement.
  136. Michael Boskin (1988/12/07/0204598) The Michael Boskin of the Bush campaign is a bit different from *the Michael Boskin of* academia.
  137. Richard Nixon (1988/12/12/0205939) The Nixon of the late 60’s was indeed different from *the Nixon of* previous campaigns.
  138. Gilbert du Motier (1988/12/12/0206044) LEAD: The next time troubles threaten in the Philippines or Pakistan and the urge to help is strong, you can suit up and say ”Lafayette, we are here” in Manila or Islamabad and stand a chance of being welcome, says Representative Stephen Solarz, Democrat of New York, At a lunch in Mr. Solarz’ honor last year, President Corazon Aquino thanked him for his work on the House Foreign Affairs Committee on behalf of the ”Filipino struggle for freedom” and addressed him as ”*the Lafayette of* /the Philippine revolution/.
  139. Gilbert du Motier (1988/12/12/0206044) The next time troubles threaten in the Philippines or Pakistan and the urge to help is strong, you can suit up and say ”Lafayette, we are here” in Manila or Islamabad and stand a chance of being welcome, says Representative Stephen Solarz, Democrat of New York, At a lunch in Mr. Solarz’ honor last year, President Corazon Aquino thanked him for his work on the House Foreign Affairs Committee on behalf of the ”Filipino struggle for freedom” and addressed him as ”the Lafayette of the Philippine revolution.”
  140. Peter Max (1988/12/15/0206586) ”Keith Haring will be the Peter Max of the future.
  141. John Rambo (1988/12/25/0209560) Or Stanley, ”the Rambo of explorers.”

1989

  1. Samuel Johnson (1989/01/08/0212236) ”That gets me back to legitimacy,” Mr. Coogan explained, but his eyes lighted up when he added, ”I can be the Samuel Johnson of comic books: They are really just another form of literature.”
  2. Attila (1989/01/11/0213159) The reporters were reporting Bush nicenesses that would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago when this very same George Bush was the Attila of the campaign trail.
  3. George H. W. Bush (1989/01/11/0213159) It’s hard to believe this is *the George Bush of* the autumnal sound bites and photo ops who captured the American voter by the ruthless way he put the boot into anybody who got in his way.
  4. Rembrandt (1989/01/15/0214267) Citing these difficulties, Ingrid L. Thalheimer, president of *the Rembrandt of* Travel Service in Manhattan, said she advised clients to buy a ticket on the spot.
  5. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1989/01/15/0214304) Its opening theme sounds like *the Tchaikovsky of* ”Eugene Onegin,” though it was composed considerably before the Russian’s opera.
  6. Howard Hughes (1989/01/15/0214315) Ray McAnally is a bluff, robust fellow, most certainly not to be regarded as the Howard Hughes of Irish theaterland.
  7. Lillian Hellman (1989/01/15/0214451) Having read every word of Isabelle’s book, I can only surmise either that she wishes to be immortalized as the Lillian Hellman of the art world or that the men with whom I spent every waking hour had, previous to our first meeting, collectively repented, reformed and miraculously transformed their characters without the benefit of any self-help programs.
  8. Clint Eastwood (1989/01/16/0214485) Mr. O’Keefe, a playwright and actor whose surreal family drama ”All Night Long” was produced in 1984 in New York at Second Stage, might be described as the Clint Eastwood of performance artists.
  9. Carl-Uwe Steeb (1989/01/21/0215915) 1 ranking with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 second-round victory over *the Carl-Uwe Steeb of* West Germany.
  10. Marianne Werdel (1989/01/21/0215915) The Grand Slam winner won the first 11 games against *the Marianne Werdel of* the United States before settling for a 6-0, 6-1 third-round victory.
  11. Rudy Giuliani (1989/01/23/0216737) LEAD: To some lawyers here, Anton Ronald Valukas, the United States Attorney in Chicago, is *the Rudolph Giuliani of* /the Midwest/. (D)
  12. Rudy Giuliani (1989/01/23/0216737) To some lawyers here, Anton Ronald Valukas, the United States Attorney in Chicago, is the Rudolph Giuliani of the Midwest.
  13. Ludwig van Beethoven (1989/01/28/0218204) The Beethoven interpretation did not allow for great flexibility in tempo shifts or the kind of broadening of a melodic line that characterized *the Beethoven of* some older Middle European conductors.
  14. Ronald Reagan (1989/01/29/0218458) In all this, Mayor Bradley, a former police officer, has emerged as the Ronald Reagan of urban politics, the ”Teflon” Mayor.
  15. Mark Twain (1989/01/31/0218970) Venice has long been the Mark Twain of cities.
  16. Buck Rogers (1989/02/01/0219360) ”The obvious conclusion is that unless we’re careful, the Buck Rogers of the 1990’s is going to be living in Seoul, Korea, instead of Chattanooga or Chicago,” said Lamar Alexander, president of the University of Tennessee and a former governor of Tennessee.
  17. Billie Jean King (1989/02/01/0219411) Alicia McConnell used to dream of being the Billie Jean King of women’s squash and turning her sport into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
  18. Billie Jean King (1989/02/01/0219411) LEAD: Alicia McConnell used to dream of being *the Billie Jean King of* /women’s squash/ and turning her sport into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. (D)
  19. Buckminster Fuller (1989/02/05/0220657) Citi will be the world’s first truly global financial institution, says Mr. Reed, whose intense focus on the future seems to be turning him into the Buckminster Fuller of banking.
  20. Gustav Mahler (1989/02/05/0220823) Now it is Mr. Penderecki who is seen as having regressed into neo-Romantic recycling, Mr. Schnittke is prized as a, if not the, leading Soviet composer, and Shostakovich is the Mahler of the 80’s.
  21. Antonio Stradivari (1989/02/10/0221928) Not only do we believe in that smooth and silent progress, but we recognize the canoe itself as one built by Remington’s friend, J. Henry Rushton, still spoken of as the Stradivarius of canoe builders.
  22. Abraham Lincoln (1989/02/12/0222430) For Americans still struggling with the transformation of a rural, small-town society into an industrial and urban one, *the Lincoln of* these books embodied, with the jauntiness of an Aaron Copland score, the pioneer virtues of hard work and neighborliness while underscoring Depression-era lessons about national unity in the face of adversity.
  23. Oliver North (1989/02/26/0226688) Groves was an amazing superpatriot, Mr. Rintels says, adding, ”He was the Oliver North of his generation.”
  24. Groucho Marx (1989/02/26/0226891) And so we see his son, Reginald Jones, once again in pursuit of an absolute (this time justice), enlist in the Civil War in Spain and then again in the Second World War, where his experiences repeat, with little profit, those of his father; when demobilized, he is caught up in the Welsh nationalist cause, the Groucho Marx of wars, and while he is at it he discovers and rescues Excalibur from the Hermitage in Russia.
  25. Mike Tyson (1989/02/27/0226986) Joe Frazier was the Tyson of his time, but George Foreman wrecked him.
  26. Mike Tyson (1989/02/27/0226993) And though his performance may not have been textbook-perfect - ”It wasn’t the Mike Tyson of vintage,” the champion said afterward -Tyson didn’t feel any lack of conviction about his potency.
  27. Jackie Robinson (1989/03/01/0227574) ”Sidney Poitier was the Jackie Robinson of American film,” said Rochelle Slovin, the director of the museum, which opened in September in Astoria, Queens, after seven years of planning.
  28. +Thomas Mann (1989/03/05/0228981) There is a bit of Alfred Hitchcock to Ms. Ingalls, but there is also a profundity that lets her be compared to Cortazar or Jorge Luis Borges or the Thomas Mann of ”Mario and the Magician.”+
  29. Tarzan (1989/03/05/0228996) Thoreau is the Tarzan of nature writing.
  30. Frank Sinatra (1989/03/12/0231061) During their decade-long marriage, Elizabeth Taylor quipped that Burton was ”the Frank Sinatra of Shakespeare.”
  31. Merce Cunningham (1989/03/16/0231915) Those with long memories will recall similar experiments by *the Merce Cunningham of* 25 years ago.
  32. Ludwig van Beethoven (1989/03/16/0231917) And Stockhausen’s intense extremism audibly echoes *the Beethoven of* the ”Hammerklavier,” especially in his Piano Piece No.
  33. Bernard King (1989/03/16/0231972) LEAD: The lift and explosiveness have been diminished by knee surgery and age but Bernard King in the last month has been a reasonable facsimile of *the Bernard King of* the past.
  34. Bernard King (1989/03/16/0231972) The lift and explosiveness have been diminished by knee surgery and age but Bernard King in the last month has been a reasonable facsimile of *the Bernard King of* the past.
  35. James Dean (1989/03/17/0232294) ”Let’s Get Lost,” the second feature by the successful fashion photographer Bruce Weber, focuses on the life and times of Chet Baker, the jazz trumpeter and heroin addict who has been called the James Dean of jazz.
  36. P. T. Barnum (1989/03/24/0234364) He called Mr. Anthony ”the P. T. Barnum of sleaze” and said the accusations were a ”pre-emptive strike” in advance of the ethics committee’s report on Mr. Wright.
  37. Frank Lloyd Wright (1989/03/27/0235157) Who could protest a project designed by children, hand-built by parents, paid for with private money and planned by Robert Leathers, the Frank Lloyd Wright of the Sesame Street set?
  38. Xenophon (1989/04/02/0236473) Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, at six and a half feet tall a giant in his day, commanded an expedition into the Southwest so spectacular that William Cullen Bryant was moved to call him the Xenophon of the Mexican War.
  39. Antoine-Louis Barye (1989/04/02/0236554) Luis Jimenez Jr., with his portrait of a howling canine in brown and gray fiberglass dusted with gold, ranks as the Antoine-Louis Barye of the group.
  40. James Dean (1989/04/02/0236730) Handsome and talented but imperiously self-destructive, the man who has been called ”the James Dean of jazz” was a connoisseur of fast cars, women and drugs.
  41. Carlo Dolci (1989/04/02/0236736) We also get, early on, an exalted idea of the English character as it comes out in the van Dyck of Archbishop Laud and *the Carlo Dolci of* Sir Thomas Baines (a man of great learning and in his day a passionate Anglo-Florentine).
  42. Rodney Dangerfield (1989/04/03/0237047) All we need is a bad tie and goggle eyes and we are the Rodney Dangerfield of states.”
  43. Michelangelo (1989/04/05/0237599) ”I call him the Michelangelo of the cancer world.”
  44. Louella Parsons (1989/04/10/0238940) He writes that Marshall later invited him to be his collaborator, but that he turned him down, having concluded that Marshall was ”less a military analyst than a military ambulance chaser, more a voyeur than a warrior, the Louella Parsons of the U.S.
  45. Cinderella (1989/04/15/0240242) For Seton Hall University, the Cinderella of this year’s national collegiate basketball tournament, midnight may have arrived.
  46. Cinderella (1989/04/15/0240242) LEAD: For Seton Hall University, *the Cinderella of* /this year’s national collegiate basketball tournament/, midnight may have arrived. (D)
  47. Madonna (1989/04/20/0241820) At his general audience today, John Paul thanked *the Madonna of* Jasna Gora, Poland’s patron, for having brought about the agreement that restored Solidarity’s legal status.
  48. Fred Astaire (1989/04/20/0241894) At 68 years of age, Mr. Hummer is the Fred Astaire of solo free-style clogging, with an elegantly sweeping, sliding style as he demonstrates his morning wakeup dance, ”Rise and Shine.”
  49. George H. W. Bush (1989/04/22/0242402) Reagan had been all entertainer -”an authentic phony,” in James Reston’s memorable phrase - while *the George Bush of* the campaign season was the first totally fake phony ever created for a limited-run appearance in a Presidential campaign.
  50. Barry Sanders (1989/04/23/0242986) We can wait on *the Barry Sanders of* the world.
  51. Ted Kennedy (1989/04/26/0243958) ”Vinich is the Ted Kennedy of Wyoming,” said Scott Farris, the top political reporter for The Casper Star-Tribune.
  52. Charlie Chaplin (1989/04/27/0244455) The Lucille Ball of ”I Love Lucy” could no more keep up with a procession of chocolates - except by stuffing them in her face - than could *the Charlie Chaplin of* ”Modern Times” keep plying his wrenches.
  53. George Bellows (1989/04/28/0244635) This visitor was very touched by the affectionate collegial spirit that infuses many a 19th-century portrait of one artist by another - the Augustus Saint-Gaudens plaster relief of Francis David Millett, the portrait of Alexander Stirling Calder by Robert Henri, the portrait of Maxfield Parrish by Kenyon Cox, and *the George Bellows of* Paul Manship.
  54. Madonna (1989/04/30/0245467) They are a hot ticket in the United States, the Madonna of the Eastern bloc.
  55. George Frideric Handel (1989/04/30/0245744) Whatever the source, the result is a work of tremendous vitality; the florid vocal solos, rolling choruses and bold theatrical strokes unmistakably anticipate *the Handel of* the later operas and oratorios.
  56. Pablo Picasso (1989/05/05/0247046) In ”Psychoanalytic Drawing” (1939-40), it is *the Picasso of* ”Guernica” who can be discerned in the brightly colored half-man, half-beast.
  57. Galileo Galilei (1989/05/14/0249990) Among the ships that call regularly this year are the Queen of Bermuda of Bermuda Star Line, the Cunard Princess of Cunard Line, the Royal Viking Star, the Nordic Prince and the Amerikanis and *the Galileo of* Chandris Fantasy Cruises.
  58. Sam Shepard (1989/05/18/0251063) He is not quite the Sam Shepard of ballet, but he does bring to mind some of that playwright’s combative love situations, with their dust-bowl heritage.
  59. Michael Jordan (1989/05/19/0251456) He may have been the closest thing to the Michael Jordan of his day, as earthbound as he was.
  60. James Joyce (1989/05/21/0251941) Evoking not only Proust but *the James Joyce of* ”Ulysses,” the Virginia Woolf of ”Mrs.
  61. Virginia Woolf (1989/05/21/0251941) Evoking not only Proust but the James Joyce of ”Ulysses,” *the Virginia Woolf of* ”Mrs.
  62. Ed Koch (1989/05/21/0252270) It almost sounded like *the Ed Koch of* 12 years ago.
  63. Clifford Irving (1989/05/21/0252346) One baseball official, who believes it was a hoax, referred to the writer as the Clifford Irving of baseball.
  64. Brian Dowling (1989/05/26/0253509) Mr. Dowling (who is not the Brian Dowling of Yale football fame, the model for B. D. in the Doonesbury comic strip) fared no better this week before the United States Supreme Court.
  65. Switch (1989/05/27/0253808) Shanghai Protesters: A Finger on *the Switch of* China’s Industrial Dynamo
  66. Lee Stange (1989/05/28/0254346) He will likely be the Lee Stange of New York baseball.
  67. Desi Arnaz (1989/06/04/0255970) Spock and McCoy shadowbox about the value of logic versus feelings, the Klingons scowl under their fishbone foreheads, Kirk suffers the agonies of command, Chekov mispronounces words (he’s the Desi Arnaz of space), the ship takes a hit and sparks pour out of the consoles: it’s all painted on the floor like rhumba steps.
  68. Donald Trump (1989/06/06/0256423) ”He was the Donald Trump of Bridgeport at one time,” Mr. Pelton said, alluding to Barnum’s real estate holdings.
  69. Michelangelo (1989/06/06/0256423) The top-hatted statue will utter not a word about the American sucker, for the simple reason that Barnum - the Michelangelo of buncombe, hokum, hoopla and ballyhoo - was himself the victim of a hoax.
  70. Adolf Hitler (1989/06/09/0257079) But you want us to compromise with the Hitler of my country.
  71. Fra Angelico (1989/06/11/0257654) Roger Fry, the English critic, called him the Fra Angelico of Satanism, in honor of his immaculately elegant drawings of decadent subjects.
  72. Raffi (1989/06/11/0257799) ”We’re waiting for the Raffi of our industry.”
  73. Hunter S. Thompson (1989/06/11/0257800) The most Anglicized exercise may be IN TROUBLE AGAIN: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon (272 pp., Atlantic, $17.95), Redmond O’Hanlon’s search for human or animal horrors between the Amazon and the Orinoco rivers, which serves to cement the Oxford-educated naturalist’s reputation as the Hunter S. Thompson of expeditionaries.
  74. Madonna (1989/06/18/0259364) A part of the building is occupied by a museum with Flemish tapestries after Raphael, Renaissance ceramics and paintings by Lorenzo Lotto, the Venetian painter and votary of *the Madonna of* Loreto who died here in 1556.
  75. Donald Trump (1989/06/25/0261170) He would just be a ”gimmick” that would highlight *the Donald Trump of* private jets and 118-room vacation homes, an image that would not lure the business travelers who make up 80 percent of shuttle riders, Mr. Sloves said.
  76. Joan Collins (1989/06/25/0261334) ”She was like the Joan Collins of France - the people hated her.
  77. John Hancock (1989/06/26/0261501) Whatever, the bottom line bears *the John Hancock of* A. Bartlett Giamatti.
  78. Boy Wonder (1989/06/27/0261771) Mr. Breuer began his career during World War I as *the Boy Wonder of* the xylophone.
  79. J. P. Morgan (1989/07/06/0263999) Mr. McCaw ”fancies himself as the early industrialists did, as the J. P. Morgan of cellular,” said Jack B. Grubman, an analyst with Paine Webber Inc.
  80. Benedict Arnold (1989/07/14/0265756) ”Sturm, Ruger is the Benedict Arnold of the gun industry,” said Aaron S. Zelman, owner of the Patriot Distribution Company, a Milwaukee-based concern that sells a semiautomatic pistol as well as products such as assault vests and tear gas.
  81. Shoeless Joe Jackson (1989/07/16/0266101) Was Pee Wee, after all, the Shoeless Joe Jackson of jazz, minus the scandal?
  82. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1989/07/16/0266107) By pulling in my frame of reference, I can detect not only technical elegances but many genuinely musical felicities in *the Mozart of* Bilson-Gardiner.
  83. Emily Dickinson (1989/07/17/0266475) It was written by the title character of the book, the late Mary Swann, who is variously described as ”a poete naive” and ”the Emily Dickinson of Upper Canada,” and it reads in part as follows: Feet on the winter floor Beat Flowers to blackness Making a corridor Named helplessness
  84. John McEnroe (1989/07/17/0266503) The British Prime Minister, who was described by Simon Jenkins of The Sunday Times of London as the John McEnroe of European diplomacy, was seen on Friday night furiously tapping her foot as Jean-Paul Goude’s historical pageant slowly unfolded.
  85. Steven Soderbergh (1989/07/23/0268570) His father sees the film as ”an end chapter to *the Steven Soderbergh of* the last 10 years, the finish of a package of emotions he was carrying with him.
  86. Boris Yeltsin (1989/07/24/0268770) But these are tumultuous times in the Soviet bloc, and Mr. Modrow is considered by many to be the Boris Yeltsin of East Germany - a symbol of change and innovation among younger party members.
  87. William Shakespeare (1989/07/27/0269641) LEAD: Not for nothing was Sir Frederick Ashton, England’s greatest choreographer, called *the Shakespeare of* /ballet/. (D)
  88. William Shakespeare (1989/07/27/0269641) Not for nothing was Sir Frederick Ashton, England’s greatest choreographer, called the Shakespeare of ballet.
  89. Emily Dickinson (1989/08/06/0273070) The academic world is abuzz about Mary Swann (1915-65), an uneducated farmer’s wife, a nonentity when murdered by her swinish husband, but now touted by some as the Emily Dickinson of Upper Canada.
  90. Attila (1989/08/13/0274831) Nicknamed ”the Attila of tropical agriculture” by one Peruvian scientist, coca cultivation has led to indiscriminate deforestation.
  91. Louis Armstrong (1989/08/17/0276060) This was K-Paul’s New York Kitchen, an outpost of the New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme, the Louis Armstrong of jambalaya, crawfish pie and file gumbo.
  92. Louis Armstrong (1989/08/17/0276100) Customers lined up for dinner at K-Paul’s New York Kitchen, an outpost of the New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme, the Louis Armstrong of crawfish pie and jambalaya.
  93. Moses Malone (1989/08/18/0276324) For what it’s worth, Hughes is the Moses Malone of the W.B.L.
  94. Charles Ives (1989/08/20/0276825) In a sense, they are the Charles Ives of architects; for just as Ives recaptured fragments of familiar American tunes within a 20th-century musical framework, Robert Kliment and Frances Halsband use their vernacular references not merely as surface decor but as integral and cohesive parts of an otherwise clean-cut 20th-century American building.
  95. Rembrandt (1989/08/20/0276826) Individual prints from the monumental work ”Les Liliacees” by Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), known as the Rembrandt of flowers, range from $1,000 to $3,000.
  96. Bob Hope (1989/08/20/0276845) ”Leno is clearly the Bob Hope of our generation,” says Lenny Ripps.
  97. Shirley Temple (1989/08/20/0277023) In 1939, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, her mother, Rachel Newman from Lithuania, whom she describes as ”the Shirley Temple of mothers,” was known as ”Marvelle, the Fortune Teller,” and her father, Sigmund Archur, from Warsaw, was called ”Gabel the Graphologist,” his career of the moment.
  98. Homer (1989/08/21/0277244) But Tony Schwartz is also the Homer of the Information Age, a collector and communicator of the aural tradition and a celebrant of the received word in an era that deifies the video image.
  99. Jane Fonda (1989/08/25/0278125) Mr. Pike called him the Jane Fonda of the Vietnamese community because of his approach and the passions it fueled.
  100. Fra Angelico (1989/09/10/0281871) Hans Memling, ”the Fra Angelico of the North,” painted the triptych for the hospital chapel and the panels illustrating the legend of St. Ursula around the casket-shrine containing her relics.
  101. Albert Einstein (1989/09/10/0282118) But he was a genius, the Einstein of the law.”
  102. Crowbar (1989/09/17/0283747) THE NATION: David N. Dinkins; An Even Temper In *the Tempest of* Mayoral Politics
  103. Cecil B. DeMille (1989/09/21/0284892) Mr. Newman has has been called ”the Cecil B. DeMille of antiques dealers.”
  104. I. M. Pei (1989/09/29/0286782) Alfred Portale, the I. M. Pei of contemporary American cooking, brings new meaning to the term haute cuisine with his skyscraper salads, towers of twirled pasta, high-rises of french fries and soaring desserts.
  105. Greta Garbo (1989/09/29/0286815) Among the hotel’s guests are Svengali and Trilby, the legendary Hollywood stars Norma Desmond and Lupe Velez, and a great Russian ballerina whose penchant for suicide is so obsessive that she makes *the Greta Garbo of* ”Grand Hotel” seem like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
  106. Rembrandt (1989/10/01/0287270) ”This is the last E. Joy Morris carousel in operation, and he was the Rembrandt of carousels,” he said.
  107. Laurie Anderson (1989/10/05/0288506) She is not the Laurie Anderson of her time, of course.
  108. Albert Einstein (1989/10/07/0288891) One day he is acclaimed the Einstein of the Diamond, the next day he is hailed as one of the seven or eight dumbest people on the face of the earth, and the following day, why, back to genius status again.
  109. W. H. Auden (1989/10/08/0288976) So, too, the young poet continually tried on the ill-fitting public persona of *the W. H. Auden of* the 1930’s.
  110. David Dinkins (1989/10/11/0290032) He was the David Dinkins of his day - calm, comforting and, yes, often boring.
  111. Tallulah Bankhead (1989/10/12/0290209) ”Senior citizens are the Tallulah Bankhead of the lifeboat: a lot of other people will go over first,” Mr. Miller said.
  112. Valentino (1989/10/22/0293575) ”He is the Valentino of Deruta,” said Mr. Raimondi, ”but there are also other couturiers.”
  113. Leona Helmsley (1989/10/22/0293748) They’re the Leona Helmsley of L.A.
  114. Aimee Semple McPherson (1989/10/25/0294474) Bonnie Reiss, whom friends describe as an environmental evangelist, the Aimee Semple McPherson of the movement, took the mid-level industry types.
  115. Bea Arthur (1989/10/27/0294985) This sounds as if it had been written especially for her, at least for her image as the Bea Arthur of the Big Screen.
  116. Coco Chanel (1989/10/29/0295582) Hello Kitty is the Coco Chanel of club land, it seems.
  117. John Travolta (1989/10/29/0295608) For some people he’s the John Travolta of early 80’s art.
  118. James Watt (1989/10/29/0295688) Some Indiana environmentalists called him ”the James Watt of Indiana,” saying he cared little about preserving the state’s remaining wilderness areas and favored aggressive development of public lands.
  119. +Jackson Pollock (1989/11/03/0297129) Her pictorial approach owes a great deal to Willem de Kooning, to Franz Kline and to the Jackson Pollock of ”The Deep.”+
  120. George Steinbrenner (1989/11/05/0297904) It would doubtless overstate the case to call S. I. Newhouse the George Steinbrenner of publishing.
  121. George Steinbrenner (1989/11/05/0297904) LEAD: It would doubtless overstate the case to call S. I. Newhouse *the George Steinbrenner of* /publishing/. (D)
  122. Dwight Gooden (1989/11/06/0298301) ”This guy is the Dwight Gooden of Medicaid billers,” James Durkin, the director of the state Department of Social Services office that investigates abuse of the Medicaid system, said in an interview before Dr. del Gizzo’s expulsion.
  123. Alex Katz (1989/11/10/0299439) Furthermore, the gallery has secured the loan of a number of classics of our time - *the Alex Katz of* the poet James Schuyler (1959), for one, the sixfold self-portrait by Andy Warhol (1966), and more recently the likeness, quickly and lightly brushed, of the composer Morton Feldman by Francesco Clemente.
  124. John Zorn (1989/11/10/0299484) A few hours later, at the Kitchen, Heiner Goebbels, the John Zorn of West Germany, is presenting his play ”The Man in the Elevator,” featuring, among others, the downtown musician Arto Lindsay and the well-respected East German author Heiner Muller.
  125. Otto von Bismarck (1989/11/10/0299617) A strong-willed figure, Mr. von Bennigsen was sometimes known as the Bismarck of West German industry.
  126. Greta Garbo (1989/11/14/0300766) He made her the Garbo of the art world.”
  127. Larry Miller (1989/11/15/0301143) Dave LaPoint, with his sense of humor, willingness to help and left-handed observations of the weirdness at Yankee Stadium, might just be the Larry Miller of our time.
  128. Ken O’Brien (1989/11/19/0302286) ”You look at *the Ken O’Brien of* 1985 and 1986, and you saw a quarterback who was going to get even better, who was going to take this team even farther along,” said one N.F.L.
  129. Andy Rooney (1989/11/19/0302493) He is a curmudgeon with opinions but no conviction, the Andy Rooney of the Sahara of the Bozart.
  130. Johnny Appleseed (1989/11/20/0302750) Mr. Parker, a former drug addict and now working on a master’s degree in public health at Yale University, has been called the Johnny Appleseed of needles.
  131. Bob Marley (1989/11/22/0303163) One of the anthology’s strongest cuts, ”Ayiti Pa Fore” (”Haiti Is Not a Forest’) was recorded in 1988 and features Manno Charlemagne, a singer and songwriter who is regarded as the Bob Marley of Haiti.
  132. Neville Chamberlain (1989/11/22/0303228) Jim Bakker of American commerce -given license to steal by a bank board headed by the Neville Chamberlain of financial regulation, a cheerleader who saw little evil and thus spoke little truth,” Mr. Leach said.
  133. Walter Reed (1989/11/26/0304421) Doctors were also posted at outlying construction camps, and Dr. Oswaldo Cruz, the Walter Reed of Brazil, visited the project and supervised the fight against malaria and yellow fever.
  134. Joan Stark (1989/11/28/0304734) A Singer Brings Back *the Spunk of* 40’s Women
  135. John F. Kennedy (1989/11/30/0305341) ”He’s the Kennedy of the 90’s,” several people said.
  136. Elvis Presley (1989/12/04/0306451) To be Sugar Ray - the marquee hero, the Elvis of boxing - he must win.
  137. Benjamin Franklin (1989/12/07/0307324) CHARLES EAMES was the Benjamin Franklin of American design.
  138. Benjamin Franklin (1989/12/07/0307324) LEAD: CHARLES EAMES was *the Benjamin Franklin of* /American design/. (D)
  139. Mao (1989/12/10/0308207) Merle Goldman, looking at *the Mao of* the late 1950’s from the vantage point of her deep familiarity with the manifestations of political and literary dissent in China, explains how the Hundred Flowers slogans sprang from Communist Party intellectual history - specifically, from an earlier 1951 Maoist analysis of the Beijing Opera tradition and from the roots of a historiographical academic debate that Mao refused to pass judgment on.
  140. Marvin Miller (1989/12/11/0308314) There is no documentation of Ward’s won-lost record as a lawyer (Columbia Law, class of ‘85), but what stands out is his role as the Marvin Miller of his time.
  141. Pablo Picasso (1989/12/12/0308488) Our understanding of *the Picasso of* those days is completed by this little picture in a way that could not happen in any other context.
  142. Lenny Bruce (1989/12/13/0308717) Many of his Israeli songs are collaborations with Jonathan Geffen, an journalist and writer whom he described ”as the Lenny Bruce of our time there.”
  143. Nicolaus Copernicus (1989/12/16/0309565) For that, he deserves to be remembered as the Copernicus of Communism.
  144. Davy Crockett (1989/12/17/0309883) I used to go around calling myself the Davy Crockett of substance abuse, you know.
  145. Alice Waters (1989/12/17/0309934) Two meals and a long talk convinced me that the owner of that enchanting restaurant had to be the Alice Waters of Cornwall.
  146. Liberace (1989/12/21/0310887) The clothes fetish: his orders for ”cloaths,” as Washington often spelled it, must have left ”no doubt in his London merchants’ minds that they were dealing with the Liberace of the Potomac.”
  147. Andy Rooney (1989/12/24/0311897) ”He’s sort of the Andy Rooney of the direct mail business,” said Jay Walker, the chairman of the Catalog Media Corporation in Ridgefield, which arranges corporate tie-ins and promotions with mail-order catalogues.
  148. Cassandra (1989/12/29/0312856) ”I’ve been the Cassandra of real estate forecasting for some time now,” Mr. Seidman told bankers at a meeting in New York this month.

1990

  1. Herman Melville (1990/01/03/0313812) Representative authors are Soseki Natsume, whom Mr. Gibney called ”the Herman Melville of 19th-century Japanese fiction,” Kobo Abe, Yasunari Kawabata and Yukio Mishima.
  2. Michael Jordan (1990/01/03/0313936) ”Gretzky is the Michael Jordan of hockey,” said Fitzpatrick, who intimidated shooters in the manner of Patrick Ewing.
  3. Rembrandt (1990/01/14/0316484) Her reward is ambiguous - at the end of the sitting, she sees herself, for the first time, as a very old woman, ”as Mr. Trate, the Rembrandt of Painters Ltd., saw her on this lovely October day.”
  4. Carl Sagan (1990/01/21/0318981) Assemblyman Daniel Frisa of Westbury called Mr. Cuomo ”the Carl Sagan of New York with his ‘billions and billions’ in taxes and spending.”
  5. Leo Tolstoy (1990/01/21/0319074) ”Although Mr. Chaudhuri may not be what Saul Bellow would call the Tolstoy of the Bengalis, he may remind many readers of Nabokov’s Pnin,” our reviewer, David Lelyveld, said in 1988.
  6. Mike Wallace (1990/01/26/0320277) Mr. Finney, trying on an American accent that covers the Brit no better than his shirts cover his paunch, plays Jason Cromwell, the Mike Wallace of /the smash-hit program ”Here and Now.”/
  7. Adolf Hitler (1990/01/28/0321292) Film Weekly called him ”the Hitler of Hollywood,” but his values were actually the values of the moguls, though they barked and fought, barked and fought.
  8. Carson McCullers (1990/02/04/0323187) ”Pat’s sort of the Carson McCullers of the English Midlands,” said Ms.
  9. Josephine Baker (1990/02/04/0323439) I had known nothing of *the Josephine Baker of* the bananas, the Josephine who was a sex symbol for the French in the 1920’s, the Josephine for whom Pirandello wanted to write a play and Picasso wanted to paint, the Josephine who walked a leopard on a leash through the streets of Paris.
  10. Richard Nixon (1990/02/11/0325652) Edward Teller is the Richard Nixon of American science.
  11. Paul McCartney (1990/02/11/0325668) It has often been remarked that the youthful-looking Clive Barker resembles the youthful-looking Paul McCartney; I’d go a step farther and say that Clive Barker is the Paul McCartney of horror fiction - like the Cute Beatle, Mr. Barker creates popular art that is superficially cheerful yet melancholy, if not profoundly pessimistic, at bottom.
  12. Mike Tyson (1990/02/12/0325887) ”Liston was the Mike Tyson of his time, an intimidator who knocked people out.
  13. Mikhail Gorbachev (1990/02/13/0326212) On both sides of the apartheid struggle, there are people wondering whether Mr. de Klerk will turn out to be the Gorbachev of South Africa, a reformer who sets out on a modest course of change only to find that he uncages forces that ripple through society in unpredictable ways, forces that even threaten to overwhelm him.
  14. Bella Abzug (1990/02/25/0329684) Over the years, Mrs. Fenwick’s espousal of liberal causes prompted some Republicans to refer to her jokingly as ”the Bella Abzug of Somerset County.”
  15. Galileo Galilei (1990/02/25/0329848) The 1,100-passenger vessel, formerly *the Galileo of* the Fantasy line, was stripped to the hull and completely reconstructed, with larger cabins and public areas added.
  16. Billy Martin (1990/03/01/0330884) For several years now, Leo Durocher, who in some ways was both the Pete Rose and the Billy Martin of his time, has waited for a phone call that would tell him he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by its veterans committee.
  17. Billy Martin (1990/03/01/0330884) LEAD: For several years now, Leo Durocher, who in some ways was both the Pete Rose and *the Billy Martin of* /his time/, has waited for a phone call that would tell him he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by its veterans committee. (D)
  18. Pablo Picasso (1990/03/02/0330974) ”Howard Finster: Man of Visions” is a good straightforward report on the career of Mr. Finster, a Southern backwoods preacher, now in his 70’s, who has been called the Picasso of folk art.
  19. Wayne Gretzky (1990/03/02/0331029) Her coach, Don MacLeod, describes Vicky Sunohara as the Wayne Gretzky of women’s hockey.
  20. Wayne Gretzky (1990/03/02/0331029) LEAD: Her coach, Don MacLeod, describes Vicky Sunohara as *the Wayne Gretzky of* /women’s hockey/. (D)
  21. Orrin Hatch (1990/03/02/0331099) ”I think *the Orrin Hatch of* 1977 might have come to a different conclusion about many of these issues,” he said.
  22. Robert Moses (1990/03/03/0331384) He called him ”the Robert Moses of municipal finance,” a reference to the powerful but unelected ”master builder” who dominated planning in the city for decades.
  23. Steven Spielberg (1990/03/04/0331531) As the Steven Spielberg of knot-tying adventure, Mr. Phillips spends most of his nonteaching hours armed with a video camera seeking out knot-tying people.
  24. Dalai Lama (1990/03/04/0331825) For five days last month, Tenzin Gyatso, a Buddhist monk who is *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet, was the guest of Vaclav Havel, a playwright who is the President of Czechoslovakia.
  25. Dalai Lama (1990/03/04/0331825) LEAD: For five days last month, Tenzin Gyatso, a Buddhist monk who is *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet, was the guest of Vaclav Havel, a playwright who is the President of Czechoslovakia.
  26. Joe DiMaggio (1990/03/04/0331905) That achievement makes him a significant contributor to American mass culture, every bit as much as the 68-week winning streak makes him the Joe DiMaggio of the Nielsen game.
  27. Richard Nixon (1990/03/04/0331905) of programming; now he’s the Richard Nixon of programming.’
  28. Michael Jordan (1990/03/07/0332581) LEAD: She is *the Michael Jordan of* /figure skating/, a dazzling athlete of uncommon skill who performs at a level unattained by many skaters, unattainable by most others. (D)
  29. Michael Jordan (1990/03/07/0332581) She is the Michael Jordan of figure skating, a dazzling athlete of uncommon skill who performs at a level unattained by many skaters, unattainable by most others.
  30. Maxwell Smart (1990/03/08/0332910) Marlin Fitzwater, the White House spokesman, described the Missouri Democrat as ”the Maxwell Smart of politics,” comparing him to the verbose, bumbling television detective of the 1960’s.
  31. Buck Rogers (1990/03/08/0332986) ”He’s like the Buck Rogers of today.”
  32. Booth Tarkington (1990/03/11/0333601) Call Mr. Lehrer the Booth Tarkington of Oklahoma.
  33. Frank Lorenzo (1990/03/11/0333692) Will Fred G. Currey become the Frank Lorenzo of the bus business?
  34. Mike Wallace (1990/03/12/0334074) He is the Mike Wallace of the Grand Concourse.
  35. Dalai Lama (1990/03/16/0335069) Mr. Havel has also used ceremony to make larger points, inviting *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet, the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner, as one of his first official foreign visitors, to the irritation of Beijing.
  36. Maggie Smith (1990/03/18/0335792) The arm-flailing and wrist-wringing she brings to Lettice Douffet make apparent only one side of her; the other is *the Maggie Smith of* Bennett’s ”Bed Among the Lentils,” her distinguished 50-minute solo television performance in 1988, playing the alcoholic wife of a vicar, rescued by her sad-eyed wit.
  37. Lotte Lehmann (1990/03/22/0336784) In this, as in other ways, she is the Lotte Lehmann of her generation.
  38. Frank Lorenzo (1990/03/22/0336893) But his insistence on replacing strikers with nonunion drivers, and retaining them after the strike, has made him the Frank Lorenzo of the highways in the eyes of Greyhound drivers, and raised the prospect of a long and bitter strike, Professor Shaiken said.
  39. Frank Perdue (1990/03/28/0338652) He looked like the Frank Perdue of strawberries.
  40. John Henry (1990/04/03/0340484) Evans as the John Henry of astronomy,” Dr. Woosley said.
  41. Buffalo Bill (1990/04/05/0340995) In his sense of showmanship, Molesworth was the Buffalo Bill of furniture.
  42. Frank Lloyd Wright (1990/04/05/0340995) And, like raptors swooping for a kill, antiques dealers are descending on the town, desperately seeking ”the Frank Lloyd Wright of the West.”
  43. Harold Stassen (1990/04/07/0341525) Before Mr. Dinkins selected him, Mr. Schafffer said he dreamed that if he did not get the post, ”I was on my way to becoming the Harold Stassen of New York City,” a reference to the perpetual but always unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for President.
  44. Al Smith (1990/04/10/0342368) Does he ever fear becoming the Al Smith of black political history, who blazes the trail but never makes it to the final destination?
  45. George Plimpton (1990/04/15/0343931) Today’s sport for the George Plimpton of the political world was golf at the fabled Mid-Ocean Club -in the rain and the wind, with small-craft warnings flying and palm trees blown inside out like flimsy umbrellas.
  46. Harriet Tubman (1990/04/19/0345203) She was like the Harriet Tubman of Zimbabwe.
  47. Ronald Reagan (1990/04/21/0345692) Many conservatives see Mr. North as the man who can rejuvenate the right - the Barry Goldwater and the Ronald Reagan of the 1990’s.
  48. Betsy Ross (1990/04/22/0345887) An Elmont Seamstress Is the Betsy Ross of Horse Racing
  49. Ernest Hemingway (1990/04/29/0348711) A great many of our classic tales of travel and adventure (as bookstores customarily combine them) are ventures into the interior, explorations of the landscape of the self, even while they are advertised as treks across Antarctica or Arabia, assaults on snowy unreachable peaks, cockroachy crawls into the cracks of the earth, voyages alone around the world or those hunts that test the Hemingway of the heart - to mention some of our more popular ordeals.
  50. Henry Ford (1990/04/30/0348915) The elder Bata, who died in a plane crash near Zlin in 1932, was the Henry Ford of Czechoslovakia, introducing mass-production techniques to his nation and building its largest industrial empire.
  51. Oprah Winfrey (1990/05/02/0349615) Ms. O’Connor is rapidly becoming the Oprah Winfrey of West 46th Street.
  52. Oliver North (1990/05/08/0351502) LEAD: Robert Tappan Morris is *the Oliver North of* /computer abuse/. (D)
  53. Oliver North (1990/05/08/0351502) Robert Tappan Morris is the Oliver North of computer abuse.
  54. Albert Schweitzer (1990/05/08/0351596) Many of those who knew him called him the Albert Schweitzer of the New World.
  55. Dick Butkus (1990/05/13/0352759) He was the Dick Butkus of bridge, Hamman said: ”A hard man with a Masters in violence.”
  56. Betsy Ross (1990/05/13/0353111) LEAD: The article on April 22 [”Elmont Seamstress Is *the Betsy Ross of* /Horse Racing/”] tells us that Antoinette Brocklebank sews 25 percent of the silks at Belmont, so it’s 4 to 1 that the winning jockey will wear her outfit. (D)
  57. Betsy Ross (1990/05/13/0353111) The article on April 22 [”Elmont Seamstress Is the Betsy Ross of Horse Racing”] tells us that Antoinette Brocklebank sews 25 percent of the silks at Belmont, so it’s 4 to 1 that the winning jockey will wear her outfit.
  58. Shaun Stafford (1990/05/15/0353592) Mandlikova, seeded 15th, who last played a tournament six weeks ago, beat *the Shaun Stafford of* the United States, 6-4, 6-3, in a first-round match.
  59. Jesus Christ (1990/05/20/0354739) Life’s not hard when you ”stop thinking about yourself,” says *the Jesus of* this play, taking a thinly veiled swipe at the values of the me generation.
  60. Ralph Nader (1990/05/21/0355271) The Public Media Center is the Ralph Nader of agencies, creating advertising that promotes consumers’ rights and sells social change.
  61. Red Holzman (1990/05/21/0355274) Once I told him I was staying in Phoenix for good, I kind of became the Red Holzman of the West Coast.
  62. Rembrandt (1990/05/25/0356320) There was *the Rembrandt of* his wife, Saskia, at the window.
  63. Ursula Andress (1990/05/27/0356702) But you, you’re the Ursula Andress of militancy.”
  64. Dick Francis (1990/05/27/0356719) * * * Sam Llewellyn has been described as the Dick Francis of sailing, and for good reason.
  65. Steffi Graf (1990/05/28/0357142) But unlike her tearful and ghostly demeanor following her June 1989 loss to Sanchez Vicario, when she worried her family and coach by going into solitary confinement for a two-day crying jag, *the Steffi Graf of* May 1990 was somber yet composed in defeat.
  66. Dalai Lama (1990/06/03/0358698) The story of His Holiness *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet is almost mythic in its beginning: the 2-year-old child who, in 1936, unerringly picked from a series of paired objects (two rosaries, two walking sticks, two drums) the one that had belonged to his predecessor, the 13th Dalai Lama, and eventually ascended to spiritual and political leadership of Tibet.
  67. +Pat Carroll (1990/06/07/0359353) She is the Pat Carroll of the Sid Caesar, Danny Thomas and Red Buttons television shows of the 1950’s, the Pat Carroll of the ”Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein” one-woman show of the early 80’s, and the possessor of the husky, seductive voice of Ursula, the wicked sea witch in ”The Little Mermaid.”+
  68. +Pat Carroll (1990/06/07/0359353) She is the Pat Carroll of the Sid Caesar, Danny Thomas and Red Buttons television shows of the 1950’s, the Pat Carroll of the ”Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein” one-woman show of the early 80’s, and the possessor of the husky, seductive voice of Ursula, the wicked sea witch in ”The Little Mermaid.”+
  69. Mike Tyson (1990/06/10/0359921) One study under way is likely to dispute the value of recent trade agreements with Japan; Mr. Prestowitz, a former Commerce Department official and businessman, has become the Mike Tyson of Japan-bashers.
  70. Frank Lorenzo (1990/06/10/0360016) Whether or not Mr. Currey wanted to break the drivers’ union, Greyhound’s slide into bankruptcy has made him the Frank Lorenzo of the highways in some people’s eyes.
  71. Charles Lakes (1990/06/10/0360035) Others agreed with Connelly that this was not *the Charles Lakes of* old.
  72. Donald Trump (1990/06/10/0360211) According to scholars, he’s a layman named Julianus Argentarius, a banker who helped bankroll no less than five great churches in the area, the Donald Trump of his time.
  73. Dick Francis (1990/06/10/0360283) Mr. Llewellyn, the Dick Francis of sailing, writes cleanly and unaffectedly about racing boats, real estate deals - and murder.
  74. James Bond (1990/06/10/0360362) But just as *the James Bond of* the Bond books gets lost in the Bond movies, the gaunt, teeth-baring, square-jawed Tracy of the comic strips is somehow sweetened and civilized in the Tracy movie.
  75. Walt Disney (1990/06/14/0360989) Barnum, as Mr. Culhane puts it, was the Walt Disney of his day.
  76. George Ernest Shelley (1990/06/17/0361800) Born in 1772, Coleridge was in many ways the Shelley of the earlier generation of Romantic poets - brilliant, young, flamboyant, with a philosophical bent and radical ideals.
  77. James Brown (1990/06/29/0364544) Also, Oscar D’Leon, the James Brown of salsa, will bring in his high-powered group.
  78. Ted Kluszewski (1990/07/02/0365330) Left-handed all the way, standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighing about 200 pounds, he might have been the Ted Kluszewski of his day; he certainly swung the bat like one.
  79. Gordie Howe (1990/07/13/0367812) Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. is more than the Gordie Howe of auto racing.
  80. Dennis Eckersley (1990/07/15/0368449) The right-handed Murphy, a New Yorker who later served as general manager of the Mets, was the game’s top reliever, the Dennis Eckersley of his day.
  81. Sting (1990/07/22/0370546) Japanese in the New York Region Begin to Feel *the Sting of* Prejudice
  82. +Gerard van Honthorst (1990/07/22/0370611) A stranger case is the Gerrit van Honthorst of ”Christ Before the High Priest.”+
  83. Larry Bird (1990/07/29/0372556) On Wednesday, the slender 6-foot-8-inch Day hounded Antonella Riva of Italy, not always graciously, and then on Friday he was assigned to guard Oscar, the Larry Bird of Brazil, who has been lofting jump shots in international competition for 14 years.
  84. Adolf Hitler (1990/08/03/0373439) Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called Mr. Hussein ”the Hitler of the Middle East” and criticized Mr. Bush for not having moved earlier to forestall an invasion.
  85. Florence Nightingale (1990/08/04/0373541) ”They called me the Florence Nightingale of the trees,” Mrs. Moses said at the time.
  86. Cassandra (1990/08/08/0374627) Unlike *the Cassandra of* Greek legend, who was the handsomest of Priam’s daughters, Miss Thompson’s photographs show her to be healthily attractive rather than strikingly beautiful.
  87. Lee Iacocca (1990/08/11/0375250) Its chairman, Jan Carlzon, is credited with turning the airline around in the early 1980s, earning a reputation as ”the Lee Iacocca of Europe,” one analyst said.
  88. Manuel Noriega (1990/08/12/0375644) It is Saddam Hussein, the Noriega of the Middle East.
  89. Julia Margaret Cameron (1990/08/12/0375852) She took to photography zealously, professionally, becoming the Julia Margaret Cameron of Washington, posing in front of her camera passing senators, generals, dogs and children.
  90. David Lynch (1990/08/17/0377133) It was, of course, Mr. Lynch - *the David Lynch of* the much-discussed ”Blue Velvet” and the even more discussed ”Twin Peaks” - who brought Miss Dern and Mr. Cage together as Lula and Sailor.
  91. Rodney Dangerfield (1990/08/19/0377711) The Council, long considered the Rodney Dangerfield of local politics, ascended to the center of city government with the demise of the Board of Estimate last week.
  92. Joseph Papp (1990/08/19/0377790) A man who inspires admiration and sometimes jealousy among his colleagues, Made Bandem is, in a sense, the Joseph Papp of Bali.
  93. Sophocles (1990/08/19/0377828) Such differences are the mark of the true gelateria artigianale, the craft of ice-cream making, says the Sophocles of ice cream today, Nazareno Giolitti.
  94. Louise Brooks (1990/08/20/0378133) There is a fascinatingly abbreviated saga of Annette Hanshaw, ”the Louise Brooks of jazz,” as Mr. Friedwald calls her.
  95. Coco Chanel (1990/08/26/0379712) Since pattern was what determined style, she was in a sense the Coco Chanel of her time, though her name is curiously absent from contemporary correspondence and diaries.
  96. +Alec Guinness (1990/08/27/0379862) Shuffling on at first as a timid, faceless nonentity, compulsively smiling and mouthing platitudes, the star more resembled the Alec Guinness of 1950’s Ealing comedies and the Peter Sellers of ”Being There” than the aggressive, rough-edged actor still best known to Americans for ”The Singing Detective.”+
  97. +Peter Sellers (1990/08/27/0379862) Shuffling on at first as a timid, faceless nonentity, compulsively smiling and mouthing platitudes, the star more resembled the Alec Guinness of 1950’s Ealing comedies and the Peter Sellers of ”Being There” than the aggressive, rough-edged actor still best known to Americans for ”The Singing Detective.”+
  98. Spike Jones (1990/08/29/0380281) In ”Don Henley Must Die,” one of the year’s funniest pop songs, Mojo Nixon, a performer who might be described as the Spike Jones of rock-and-roll, demands the electric chair for the former Eagle as punishment for his being ”pretentious” and ”whining like a wounded beagle.”
  99. Christopher Columbus (1990/09/01/0380843) This is not *the Columbus of* legend.
  100. Johnny Appleseed (1990/09/02/0380974) File Finder is the alias of Dr. Callahan, a medical doctor who devoted himself to computers and developed a reputation among electronic bulletin board users as the Johnny Appleseed of shareware.
  101. Nolan Ryan (1990/09/07/0382279) One ominous night, Bjorn Borg was beaten before he faced the missiles of Roscoe Tanner, the Nolan Ryan of tennis.
  102. Jerry Lewis (1990/09/09/0382554) ”I don’t want to become the Jerry Lewis of the disenfranchised commercial fishermen,” he said.
  103. James Bond (1990/09/18/0384922) ”He was the James Bond of the 1840’s,” Mr. Rice says.
  104. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1990/09/23/0386272) Interested in ceremonial objects, the artist began applying to them Modernist principles and by the early 1930’s was well on the way to becoming the Mies van der Rohe of the genre, particularly with respect to Hebrew calligraphy but not to the point of Bauhaus ”baldness.”
  105. Cassandra (1990/09/30/0387764) Jim Grant, the editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer and the Cassandra of financial markets in the late 1980’s, notes that the plunging Japanese stock market is slashing bank capital in Tokyo, since banks have been allowed to count unrealized stock market gains as equity.
  106. Joseph Stalin (1990/10/01/0388083) But I have seen even greater perversities, if only on the movies or on TV; I saw Hitler waving in a friendly manner to fanaticized little girls of the Hitlerjugend; I saw mass murderer Stalin kissing a child with the red Communist youth organization scarf, a child whose parents ended up like so many in Gulag camps; I saw Gottwald, the Stalin of Czechoslovakia, smilingly joking with young miners, the builders of socialism and soon to be cripples; I saw the Iraqi president Hussein patting the children of his hostages whom - as he now says - he is ready to have shot.
  107. Rodney Dangerfield (1990/10/07/0389336) LEAD: To Wall Street, the Tandy Corporation has become *the Rodney Dangerfield of* /the technology scene/. (D)
  108. Rodney Dangerfield (1990/10/07/0389336) To Wall Street, the Tandy Corporation has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the technology scene.
  109. Jethro Tull (1990/10/07/0389345) While the music usually looks back to Black Sabbath, Cream, Savoy Brown and *the Jethro Tull of* ”Aqualung,” it can also leap into the double time of speed-metal.
  110. George W. Bush (1990/10/08/0389795) But Representative David R. Obey, Democrat of Wisconsin, said the situation was inexcusable, and accused *the President Bush of* cheating tourists.
  111. Charlie Chaplin (1990/10/13/0390856) The ballet music rattles like a machine shop, but the attitude is mocking sarcasm - one pictures *the Charlie Chaplin of* ”Modern Times” set loose among the gears and pistons.
  112. Charlie Chaplin (1990/10/13/0390857) The ballet music rattles like a machine shop, but the attitude is mocking sarcasm - one pictures *the Charlie Chaplin of* ”Modern Times” set loose among the gears and pistons.
  113. Buster Keaton (1990/10/15/0392151) Calvin Trillin is the Buster Keaton of performance humorists.
  114. Buster Keaton (1990/10/15/0392151) LEAD: Calvin Trillin is *the Buster Keaton of* /performance humorists/. (D)
  115. Irwin Corey (1990/10/21/0393857) Having spent a good part of the last year and a quarter at the task of reading for an annual best-story collection, I’ve begun to feel like the Professor Irwin Corey of the short story - the world’s greatest living authority over a discipline that doesn’t exactly exist, a professorship of nothing, tenured in the university without walls.
  116. Irwin Corey (1990/10/21/0393857) LEAD: Having spent a good part of the last year and a quarter at the task of reading for an annual best-story collection, I’ve begun to feel like *the Professor Irwin Corey of* /the short story/ - the world’s greatest living authority over a discipline that doesn’t exactly exist, a professorship of nothing, tenured in the university without walls. (D)
  117. David Dukes (1990/10/24/0394916) Why should they not drift toward *the David Dukes of* this country?
  118. Babe Ruth (1990/10/28/0396229) At 80 years of age, Peter Drucker remains the Babe Ruth of management writers, still hitting home runs.
  119. Bo Jackson (1990/10/31/0396993) But teammates they are: Dooley, a fifth-year receiver, too slow and too small to be recruited, and Kirby, a sophomore running back who would only attend a school that would allow him to be the Bo Jackson of autumn and winter.
  120. Leonard Bernstein (1990/11/04/0397821) Johnson, on a much lower level of talent and achievement, was the Leonard Bernstein of his day, hailed as the first native-born conductor to head a major American orchestra.
  121. Charles Atlas (1990/11/06/0398601) And that was when Charles Oakley, the Charles Atlas of forwards, was about to attempt a jump shot.
  122. Liberace (1990/11/11/0399880) There are times when Mr. Morris has been in danger of becoming the Liberace of American dance rather than the next Balanchine.
  123. Ted Bundy (1990/11/11/0399939) “This,” he explodes, “is the Ted Bundy of countries!”
  124. Joe Montana (1990/11/13/0400456) Traders took heart in the strong leadership of I.B.M., the Joe Montana of the stock market.
  125. Rocky Balboa (1990/11/16/0401349) HIDDEN in the attic at the Balboa manor house are a black leather jacket, an old sweatshirt and a porkpie hat, relics of *the Rocky of* yore.
  126. Errol Flynn (1990/11/18/0402002) Nevertheless, Mr. Reagan was signed up and became ”the Errol Flynn of the B pictures,” eventually making a couple of A films as well: “Knute Rockne – All American,” in which he played the dying Gipper, and “Kings Row,” in which he played a young man who loses his legs.
  127. Joan Baez (1990/11/25/0403716) Marina Kapura, the lead vocalist, has been described by Pete Seeger as ”the Joan Baez of the Soviet Union.”
  128. Nelson Riddle (1990/11/26/0404159) “Buried in Blue,” which ends the second act, is one of several numbers in the show in which the band is joined by strings, arranged and conducted by Marc Shaiman, the gifted young arranger and composer who is becoming the Nelson Riddle of his generation.
  129. Thomas Edison (1990/11/29/0404840) He promised a three-day showcase of the newest and neatest brainstorms, a chance for inventors to rub elbows with other inventors – including, of course, the man who bills himself as the Thomas Edison of Japan, a man who even invented his own name.
  130. Thomas Edison (1990/11/29/0404840) The man who bills himself as *the Thomas Edison of* /Japan/ has been in New York all week, presiding over something called the World Genius Convention.
  131. Walt Whitman (1990/12/02/0405597) Louis Sullivan was the Walt Whitman of American architecture, a sprawling genius of startling originality and unrestrained vitality whose spirit embraced multitudes.
  132. Nero (1990/12/02/0405643) The souvenirs of Mascagni’s opera “Nero” are 10 times as interesting if we remember that the year of the performance in question was 1934 – a time at which Mussolini was shaping up to become the Nero of his day.
  133. Peter Pan (1990/12/07/0406630) Richard Tuttle may be the Peter Pan of contemporary art: the artist who refuses to grow up or old, or to settle down in any way.
  134. Lawrence Taylor (1990/12/10/0407561) But yesterday, he wasn’t an old Lawrence Taylor; he was *the Lawrence Taylor of* old.
  135. Tennessee Williams (1990/12/20/0409721) “I fancy myself,” he said, ”the Tennessee Williams of the dairy case.”
  136. Christopher Columbus (1990/12/23/0410524) He’d be considered the Columbus of the art world, only he wasn’t even nearly the first European to claim others’ cultures.
  137. David Lynch (1990/12/23/0410588) That meant, on Wednesday, eager introductory remarks by Mr. Kapilow that largely duplicated his own program notes, some silly overstatements (“Beethoven, the David Lynch of his times.
  138. Michael Jordan (1990/12/24/0410716) “But, in reality, I think I could be the Michael Jordan of 12th men.”
  139. Pat Boone (1990/12/30/0411789) How did the Pat Boone of rap – slow, mediocre and unconvincing – get the first No.
  140. Bear Bryant (1990/12/30/0412106) The reason Colorado is playing Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl is because Notre Dame (the Bear Bryant of the times), and not the Orange Bowl Committee, insisted a decision be made two weeks before pick-‘em day.

1991

  1. Willie Horton (1991/01/01/0412462) “But I think it’s clearly a warning to us as Democrats that we cannot let them make quotas the Willie Horton of 1992.”
  2. Franz Kafka (1991/01/04/0412998) When the naked figures of Virgil and Dante board the back of the giant Geryon, with its wrathful fatherly face and its huge scorpionlike tail pointed at them like a sorcerer’s curse, there is the sense of an Oedipal conflict that *the Kafka of* “The Judgment” would understand.
  3. Van Dyck (1991/01/06/0413334) One of the most beautiful portraits of an Englishman ever painted is, for instance, *the Van Dyck of* William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh.
  4. Shoeless Joe Jackson (1991/01/08/0413837) “He’s sort of like the Shoeless Joe Jackson of today, isn’t he?”
  5. Katerina Maleeva (1991/01/20/0416553) But the most intriguing matchup in the women’s fourth round could be between *the Katerina Maleeva of* Bulgaria, seeded fifth, and her 14-year-old sister Magdalena, who stunned Roslyn Fairbank-Nideffer, 6-2, 6-3.
  6. The Hatter (1991/01/20/0416604) Thomas: Forget the hair club, she’s the Mad Hatter of rap.
  7. Albert Camus (1991/01/27/0418285) When his novel “La Maison de Rendez-vous” appeared in 1965, The Times Literary Supplement of London observed that Mr. Robbe-Grillet had become a gifted pornographer; “Ghosts in the Mirror” also shows him in a new role, that of gifted rhapsodist, akin to *the Albert Camus of* the North African essays.
  8. Hippocrates (1991/01/27/0418298) “I give you the Hippocrates of the quick needle, Dr.
  9. Johann Sebastian Bach (1991/01/27/0418405) How utterly irrelevant this whole esthetic is to *the Bach of* the cantatas!
  10. Richard Wagner (1991/02/01/0419348) But David Greenspan apparently aspires to be the Richard Wagner of the genre.
  11. Marcel Proust (1991/02/03/0419929) Now she is the Proust of typewriter jewelry.
  12. Stephen Sondheim (1991/02/06/0420740) In the elegant precision and savage acuity of lyrics for songs like “Blizzard of Lies,” “The Wheelers and the Dealers,” “My Attorney Bernie,” “Can’t Take You Nowhere” and “I’m Hip,” to name several of the roughly 100 songs he’s written, Mr. Frishberg might be described as the Stephen Sondheim of jazz songwriting.
  13. Elvis Presley (1991/02/08/0421220) Vanilla Ice has been called the Elvis Presley of rap, but that’s an insult to Presley, who transformed the blues and country music he drew on.
  14. Emily Dickinson (1991/02/10/0421854) In the time it takes to drink one cup of coffee, Ruth reminds Ellen of how “immensely capable” she is, pushes her to pursue her dream career (seamstress) and set up her business, mirabile dictu, in her own attic so she will never have to leave her house again – becoming the Emily Dickinson of the perfectly turned hem.
  15. Andrei Chesnokov (1991/02/15/0423546) Also advancing were Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland and *the Andrei Chesnokov of* the Soviet Union.
  16. Jesus Christ (1991/02/17/0423941) So far as a rationale can be found in the New Testament – *the Jesus of* the Gospels, Mr. Greven points out, never urges punishment for children – it comes mostly from assurances of the reality of hell.
  17. Dick Francis (1991/02/17/0423942) “Sam Llewellyn has been described as the Dick Francis of sailing, and for good reason,” Newgate Callendar said here last year.
  18. Charles Keating (1991/02/17/0423984) “This man is the Charles Keating of Virginia,” said Mr.
  19. Charles Keating (1991/02/17/0423984) Ruling against the Government, a Federal magistrate here has decided that a former mortgage banker charged with a $500 million fraud and described by prosecutors as “*the Charles Keating of* /Virginia/” can be freed on bail because, in the magistrate’s view, he is unlikely to flee.
  20. Vince Lombardi (1991/02/17/0424173) The students consider Mr. Sporney the Vince Lombardi of model-bridge building.
  21. I. M. Pei (1991/02/24/0425647) Alfred Portale, *the I. M. Pei of* /contemporary American cooking/, brings new meaning to the term haute cuisine with his skyscraper salads, towers of twirled pasta, high-rises of french fries and soaring desserts. (D)
  22. Mikhail Gorbachev (1991/02/25/0426013) Had his 11th-hour initiative worked, he might have become for another moment at least *the Gorbachev of* old, the master statesman and Nobel peace laureate drawing on good will, diplomacy and the vestigial prerogatives of a superpower to snatch peace from the fiery maw of war.
  23. Sawan (1991/02/28/0426642) Today *the Villain of* Purim, Haman, Is Spelled Saddam
  24. Donald Trump (1991/03/05/0427872) Mr. Tarasov reflects this history in wearing fine European suits and ties but hardly as the Donald Trump of Moscow.
  25. Dalai Lama (1991/03/12/0429589) But President Bush, who so warmly applauded President Ferdinand E. Marcos of the Philippines, has deferred to China by accusing *the Dalai Lama of* a “callous attitude” toward the people he has served.
  26. Margaret Thatcher (1991/03/17/0430682) A front-runner for Ms. Vieira’s “60 Minutes” job is Lesley Stahl, the Margaret Thatcher of television news.
  27. Napoleon (1991/03/17/0430749) The early compositions that established his credentials as the Napoleon of the avant-garde, like “Le Marteau Sans Maitre” and “Le Visage Nuptial,” caught attention for their Serial rigidity and the novel severity of their sonorities.
  28. Henry Ford (1991/03/24/0432181) My father, the Ford Motor Company’s distributor for the entire colony, was known as ”the Henry Ford of Korea.”
  29. Valentino (1991/03/24/0432396) Willard Espy, the Valentino of word lovers, has built on this thought in Harvard Magazine to suggest proditio, Latin for “betrayal,” or double-cross.
  30. Faust (1991/03/24/0432477) Although Mr. Kraus has been an engaging Faust for decades and will sing that role in tonight’s anniversary concert, I correctly recalled that he was not *the Faust of* the 1963 performance at which Mr. Ghiaurov and Ms. Freni made their American debuts.
  31. +Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1991/03/24/0432553) As a monologuist, Wallace Shawn recalls both J. D. Salinger and Thomas Bernhard, but the greater influence appears to be the Dostoyevsky of “Notes From the Underground.”+
  32. Cardinal Richelieu (1991/03/26/0432850) He was the Cardinal Richelieu of 10 Downing Street, a civil servant whose mastery of foreign affairs had made him so indispensable to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her successor, John Major, that in the end he become too notorious for his own good.
  33. Leo Tolstoy (1991/03/27/0433213) A bagel’s the Shakespeare, the Tolstoy of flour.
  34. P. T. Barnum (1991/03/29/0433543) ” Mr. Cantor, the P. T. Barnum of the solo show, is the producer of that current exemplar of the genre, “A Room of One’s Own.”
  35. Attila (1991/03/30/0433790) If the man is the Attila the Hun of college sports, how does he keep a job?
  36. Roger Clemens (1991/04/01/0434255) “Cheers” seems to be the Roger Clemens of prime-time television, renewing its deal with NBC for top dollar.
  37. Charles Dickens (1991/04/07/0435668) Lesser plunges straight into a discussion called “Mothers,” which includes *the Dickens of* “David Copperfield,” the Lawrence of “Sons and Lovers,” and both Peter Handke and Harold Brodkey in their stories about a mother’s death.
  38. Queen Victoria (1991/04/11/0436543) Mrs. Henry Parish 2d, as she prefers to be known professionally, could be called the Queen Victoria of fabric swatches.
  39. Clark Kent (1991/04/12/0436865) Although the juiciest version of the story has Mr. Viertel, the Clark Kent of Broadway, flattening Mr. Freydberg, that one is untrue.
  40. Jackie Robinson (1991/04/14/0437373) And as Augusta National’s first black, Ron Townsend is a member under a microscope, the Jackie Robinson of country-club golf, a 15-handicap golfer with the corporate-honcho background that Augusta National prefers.
  41. George Burns (1991/04/15/0437671) And it was a fivegone conclusion that Mr. Borge – who is becoming the George Burns of the keyboard – would win a career achievement award at the convention.
  42. Audrey Hepburn (1991/04/22/0439391) But *the Audrey Hepburn of* popular memory dates back to the 22 films she made between 1951 and 1966.
  43. Ricardo Reis (1991/04/30/0442058) The conversations between *the Ricardo Reis of* the novel and Pessoa will have more meaning to students of Portuguese literature than to American readers.
  44. Kitty Kelley (1991/05/04/0442861) Mr. Fitzwater also attacked Mr. Sick, saying, “Gary Sick is the Kitty Kelley of foreign policy.”
  45. Bob Dylan (1991/05/10/0444418) Indeed, she brings to mind *the Bob Dylan of* the 1967 D. A. Penne baker film “Don’t Look Back” in her ability to appear elusive, dangerous, and at all times absolutely in control of those around her.
  46. Leona Helmsley (1991/05/10/0444480) Cartoons depict him with his hand caught in a cookie jar, and a local columnist has compared him to other haughty hoarders, calling him the Leona Helmsley of the San Francisco Bay area.
  47. Stan Musial (1991/05/12/0444907) Mr. Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing.
  48. Madonna (1991/05/16/0445832) “Fantasy doesn’t play a part,” Mr. Ancona said, dwarfed by a statue of *the Madonna of* Perpetual Help, Castellammare’s patron saint, which is perched in a shrine inside the social club.
  49. Stan Musial (1991/05/19/0446604) A provocative, spirited collection – his best so far – by the Stan Musial of essay writing.
  50. Rodney Dangerfield (1991/05/20/0446849) The company even revels in the abuse heaped on Spam, calling it ”the Rodney Dangerfield of the food world.”
  51. Steven Spielberg (1991/05/26/0448081) In this history of the big top, John Culhane shows why P. T. Barnum was the Walt Disney and the Steven Spielberg of his time.
  52. Neil Simon (1991/05/28/0448667) A pioneer of the Off Off Broadway experimental theater movement in the 1960’s, Mr. Eyen was called the Neil Simon of Off Off Broadway at one point when he had four plays running simultaneously.
  53. Dwight Gooden (1991/05/31/0449342) “This guy is the Dwight Gooden of Medicaid billers,” James Durkin, the director of the state office that investigates Medicaid abuse, said at the time.
  54. Dwight Gooden (1991/05/31/0449342) An East Harlem doctor once described by a state investigator as “*the Dwight Gooden of* Medicaid billers,” ordering far more prescriptions and services than any doctor in the program’s 25-year history, was indicted today for Medicaid fraud.
  55. Kitty Kelley (1991/06/02/0449588) Who does Camille Paglia think she is, the Kitty Kelley of academia?
  56. Barry Bonds (1991/06/02/0449831) Much to Pittsburgh’s relief, though, *the Barry Bonds of* old, the hitter capable of carrying a team for a week, a month, a season, has found himself and his stroke.
  57. John Hughes (1991/06/03/0450111) “Someone described me as the John Hughes of domestic tragedy,” he said.
  58. Stan Musial (1991/06/09/0451283) A provocative, spirited collection – his best so far – by *the Stan Musial of* /essay writing/. (D)
  59. Nolan Ryan (1991/06/13/0452266) Thirtysomething joggers wondering whether they have any hopes of achieving a personal best might take encouragement from Francie Larrieu-Smith, the Nolan Ryan of distance running.
  60. +Madonna (1991/06/16/0453143) And in terms of antipathy toward men, Thelma and Louise can’t hold a candle to the Madonna of “Truth or Dare.”+
  61. Eddie Rickenbacker (1991/06/20/0453844) Not the Eddie Rickenbacker of Air Sununu.
  62. Chuck Yeager (1991/06/23/0454777) Hawkes is already at work on plans for the vehicle, which he hopes will allow Earle to become the Chuck Yeager of the sea.
  63. Moses (1991/06/23/0454948) If Mr. Greenberg can be described as the Moses of the art world, solemnly laying down the laws of painting, he is also its Ann Landers.
  64. Pat Riley (1991/06/24/0454960) Pitino had the talent, the style, the look to be the Pat Riley of the East.
  65. Walt Disney (1991/06/25/0455153) Ralph Lauren is getting to be the Walt Disney of fashion.
  66. Norman Schwarzkopf (1991/06/26/0455352) Leonard Humbrecht is the Norman Schwarzkopf of Alsatian wine makers: his name, as well as his wines, is on everyone’s tongue and his picture is in every wine publication.
  67. Magic Johnson (1991/06/29/0456236) “Politics is one thing; sports is another,” Toni Kukoc, a Croat nicknamed the Magic Johnson of Europe, said in an interview.
  68. Mary Martin (1991/07/03/0457223) “We call him the Mary Martin of Off Broadway,” Ms. Kurtz says, referring to the actress who washed that man right out of her hair more than 40 years ago in “South Pacific.”
  69. Mike Heath (1991/07/08/0458385) In a stirring collision with *the Mike Heath of* the Atlanta Braves, Larkin bounced the catcher from a game with a cut forehead and a stiff neck.
  70. Frank Lloyd Wright (1991/07/11/0458936) Many consider him the Frank Lloyd Wright of industrial design, not surprising since both men were born and raised in Wisconsin and did perhaps their most important work in the Middle West.
  71. Ken Russell (1991/07/12/0459273) There are times when Mr. MacMillan can be mistaken for the Ken Russell of British ballet; like the film director, he would have us believe that true character can be revealed by the outrageous image.
  72. P. T. Barnum (1991/07/13/0459422) Tina Brown, who is the P. T. Barnum of the magazine world, obviously knows all this, even though she is originally from England, a country where journalism is not seasonal but schizoid, veering wildly between high dudgeon and women in thong swimsuits.
  73. Henry Kissinger (1991/07/14/0459865) Mr. Roach’s interest goes beyond aspirations to become the Henry Kissinger of the audio industry.
  74. Pablo Picasso (1991/07/17/0460751) JACK LANG, the French culture minister, described Mr. Davis as ”the Picasso of jazz.”
  75. Elizabeth Taylor (1991/07/21/0461868) But even if she turns out to be the Liz Taylor of her day, going through men like diamond necklaces, her audience is already lined up at theaters and newsstands and video stores.
  76. George Steinbrenner (1991/07/21/0461989) In that history, Modell has been called the George Steinbrenner of the Midwest, another owner who meddles too much and hurts his team, and in the same breath he is praised as a man who provides the N.F.L., as it gears for the 90’s and beyond, with continuity, a sense of history, intense loyalty and, judiciously, service.
  77. Moses (1991/07/21/0461993) Phrases like “high priest” and ”the Moses of the art world” set the tone.
  78. Elton John (1991/07/29/0463672) His nasal intonation and accentuated phrases strongly recalled *the Elton John of* the early 70’s, but omitting Mr. John’s melismatic gospel-style embellishments.
  79. Michael Jordan (1991/08/01/0464227) “I want to become *the Michael Jordan of* /golf/,” said Woods, who prefers being called Tiger to Eldrick. (D)
  80. Michael Jordan (1991/08/01/0464228) “I want to become *the Michael Jordan of* /golf/,” said Woods, who prefers being called Tiger to Eldrick. (D)
  81. Michael Jordan (1991/08/01/0464297) “I want to become the Michael Jordan of golf,” said Woods, who prefers being called Tiger to Eldrick.
  82. I. M. Pei (1991/08/04/0464830) Alfred Portale, *the I. M. Pei of* /contemporary American cooking/, brings new meaning to the term haute cuisine with his skyscraper salads, towers of twirled pasta, high-rises of french fries and soaring desserts. (D)
  83. Michael Jordan (1991/08/04/0465076) “I want to be the Michael Jordan of golf,” said Mr. Woods after his victory on Sunday.
  84. Socrates (1991/08/09/0465813) Saving the image of the game – he fired Dave Pallone basically for being gay – was his job, but as a man who saw himself as the Socrates of sport, that public-relations function would have eventually rubbed up against his higher conceits.
  85. Babe Ruth (1991/08/11/0466280) Soon, Americans could immediately recognize an Eisenstaedt picture, and several generations of photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, tried to emulate their hero, the Babe Ruth of 35-millimeter photography.
  86. Michael Jordan (1991/08/11/0466343) On a recent evening on the Upper West Side, Earl Manigault recalled the days when he was the Michael Jordan of Harlem, a man who jumped so high he once believed he could take off after a running start and end up sitting on the rim.
  87. Nicolas de Largillière (1991/08/11/0466533) Once again, there are paintings that would be welcome in any national gallery – the Guido Reni “David and Abigail,” the Strozzi “Martyrdom of St. Justina,” the Salvator Rosa “Baptism of the Eunuch,” the tiny “Magdalen in a Landscape” by Willem van Mieris, the “St. Philip” by Georges de la Tour, and *the Nicolas de Largilliere of* himself in his studio, complete with his engraver and one of his patrons.
  88. Christopher Columbus (1991/08/11/0466540) Winsor’s withering assault on *the Columbus of* legend was the exception in the late 19th century, and not taken kindly by those who held to the prevailing image.
  89. Erik Howard (1991/08/13/0466736) He looked like *the Erik Howard of* old, except that his ponytail was a little longer and his Fu Manchu moustache was gone.
  90. Don Nelson (1991/08/14/0466892) “I call him the Don Nelson of agents,” said longtime client John Lucas, who has now retired.
  91. Jesus Christ (1991/08/18/0467564) He details the debates in many Christian denominations over *the Jesus of* history versus the Christ of faith; the ethical problems raised for Christians by contemporary culture; debates over whether to demythologize the Bible or interpret it literally; and the intellectual conundrum posed by matching a good God with an often evil world, known in theological terms as theodicy.
  92. Hulk Hogan (1991/08/18/0467633) In The National Review, on the other hand, Jim Atkinson, referring to the comedienne as ”the Hulk Hogan of feminism,” perceives her as “a cunning marketeer who has figured out how to parlay a form of vulgar reverse sexism into stardom.”
  93. Frank Stella (1991/08/18/0467814) There is *the Frank Stella of* “Gran Cairo,” a 1962 square filled with different colored bands that owes something to Josef Albers; then there is the Frank Stella of “Silverstone,” a baroque extravaganza in aluminum and fiberglass dabbed expressionistically with color (1981).
  94. Frank Stella (1991/08/18/0467814) There is the Frank Stella of “Gran Cairo,” a 1962 square filled with different colored bands that owes something to Josef Albers; then there is *the Frank Stella of* “Silverstone,” a baroque extravaganza in aluminum and fiberglass dabbed expressionistically with color (1981).
  95. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1991/08/20/0468225) Here was one of the great musical prodigies, a man who by the age of 18 had composed major works for the chamber and orchestral repertory, who was responsible for the revival of interest in Bach in the 19th century, who was the acknowledged leader of German musical life before his death at 38 in 1847, a composer Schumann called the Mozart of the 19th century.
  96. David Souter (1991/08/22/0468451) Dr. Mark R. Chassin, the California physician nominated to be New York State’s next health commissioner, has emerged as *the David Souter of* gubernatorial appointees, a man with little public record on major health issues and little freedom to stake out his positions.
  97. David Souter (1991/08/22/0468513) The nominee for health chief of New York State, Dr. Mark Chassin, is emerging as the David Souter of gubernatorial appointees, a man with little public record on major health issues and little freedom to stake out his positions.
  98. +Novelist (1991/08/27/0469677) Niven Busch, 88, the Novelist of ‘Duel in the Sun’+
  99. George C. Scott (1991/09/05/0471353) Has age mellowed *the George C. Scott of* the drunken rages, fistfights and five broken noses?
  100. Henny Youngman (1991/09/08/0472147) Gross is the Henny Youngman of the Acropolis.
  101. Robin Hood (1991/09/09/0472458) He is called the Robin Hood of Patagonia.
  102. Henry Ford (1991/09/15/0474006) Gates is the Henry Ford of our generation, and if you don’t like it, go build a Honda.
  103. Stepin Fetchit (1991/09/22/0475339) As a Caucasian who has seen just about every Charlie Chan movie there is, I must respond to the article by Gish Jen about stereotypes that perpetuate Charlie Chan as the Stepin Fetchit of Orientals [ “Challenging the Asian Illusion,” Aug. 11 ] .
  104. Johnny Appleseed (1991/09/24/0476016) What about news reports that Biosphere 2 is basically a survivalist cult built around the magnetic personality of John Allen, whom The Village Voice characterized as “much more the Jim Jones than the Johnny Appleseed of the ecology movement?”
  105. Robert Redford (1991/09/27/0476549) Macaulay Culkin, the 10-year-old star of “Home Alone” and the Robert Redford of the kindergarten set, can be seen in the flesh at Ensemble Studio Theater, 549 West 52d Street, on Oct. 9 and 10 for the opening of its annual Octoberfest.
  106. Vincent van Gogh (1991/09/29/0476983) A 1929 first edition of “Tintin au Pays des Soviets” recently sold for about $3,450 at current exchange rates, making Herge what Mr. Crochelet termed ”the Van Gogh of the B.D.
  107. Grover Cleveland (1991/09/30/0477414) Ms. Tandy is the 60th person to participate in the campaign, said Peter Rogers, president and creative director, if Claudette Colbert, the Grover Cleveland of Blackglama, is counted twice for separate ads in 1971 and 1978.
  108. Kevin Costner (1991/10/06/0478532) Part of the reason for Mr. Brooks’s success is marketing: with his meat-and-potatoes image, goony grin and virtuous all-American values, he is the Kevin Costner of country.
  109. Joyce Carol Oates (1991/10/06/0478549) He became the Joyce Carol Oates of pop, incredibly prolific with variable quality.
  110. Willie Horton (1991/10/06/0478726) Thomas B. Stoddard, executive director of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, described Ms. Bergalis as ”the Willie Horton of the AIDS crisis.”
  111. Carl Sagan (1991/10/09/0479337) One could call him the Carl Sagan of the deep.
  112. Rosa Parks (1991/10/14/0480435) They all called her aloof; yet J.C. Alvarez, a former aide to Senator John Danforth and staffer at the E.E.O.C., suggested that she might want to turn her experience before the Senate into a book or movie, saying she wanted to be ”the Rosa Parks of sexual harassment.”
  113. Isaac Newton (1991/10/17/0481046) Some of the judges on the Nobel committee described Dr. de Gennes as ”the Isaac Newton of our time” because of his success in applying mathematics to generalized explanations of many different phenomena.
  114. Darryl Strawberry (1991/10/20/0481582) In April 1989, Mr. Cohen became the Darryl Strawberry of the compliance set.
  115. Boris Yeltsin (1991/10/21/0481993) “One person described me as the Boris Yeltsin of American politics,” he said.
  116. Barbara Woodhouse (1991/10/24/0482422) But Lady Caroline Wrey, otherwise known as Lady Velcro, the Barbara Woodhouse of windows, has a foolproof barometer.
  117. Jules Verne (1991/10/29/0483487) Gene Roddenberry, the creator and producer of “Star Trek,” was the Jules Verne of his time.
  118. Saddam Hussein (1991/10/29/0483574) “I received a letter the other day which said the Governor has tried to make me the Saddam Hussein of New York State,” said the Chief Judge, occasionally peeking through the Venetian blinds up the hill at the State Capitol, where the Governor sits.
  119. Valentino (1991/11/08/0485464) “Something has happened to *the Valentino of* ‘The Sheik’ and ‘Blood and Sand,’ ” the movie magazine Photoplay complained in 1924.
  120. Edward Darley Boit (1991/11/08/0485521) Or *the Edward Darley Boit of* the Place de l’Opera in 1883?
  121. Diogenes (1991/11/10/0485880) Terry Purvis-Smith, a visiting lecturer in composition, was attracted to Mr. Burke by a student essay on the Diogenes of the Diag.
  122. Al Sharpton (1991/11/10/0485911) But *the Al Sharpton of* “For the Color of His Skin” is a more sympathetic figure than the Al Sharpton of the daily press.
  123. Al Sharpton (1991/11/10/0485911) But the Al Sharpton of “For the Color of His Skin” is a more sympathetic figure than *the Al Sharpton of* the daily press.
  124. Benjamin Franklin (1991/11/10/0485953) Olympic athletes, for instance, hardly ever wear glasses sprinting across the finish line, and neither do most rock stars when performing, excepting of course the Ben Franklin of rock, Elton John.
  125. Norman Rockwell (1991/11/12/0486441) This will not come as a blow to many art critics and Conceptual Artists, who have long regarded Christo as the Norman Rockwell of Conceptual Art, and his wrapping projects as a one-note exercise.
  126. David Dukes (1991/11/13/0486583) The most influential public figures in this country over the last month have all three been black, as though someone was trying to send a cosmic message to *the David Dukes of* the world, to counter them with Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill and Magic Johnson.
  127. Johnny Carson (1991/11/13/0486648) was given prominence on national television by two of the best known figures in the country, former Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald and Gay Byrne, the Johnny Carson of Ireland.
  128. Donna Summer (1991/11/13/0486749) Aster Aweke, once known as the Donna Summer of Ethiopia, has recently released a new record, “Kabu” (Columbia), and it features her sinuous singing, backed by a full funky band, along with a horn section.
  129. Queen Victoria (1991/11/17/0487475) He was introduced by the moderator at one candidates’ forum as ”the Queen Victoria of Louisiana politics” because he has been such a domineering figure for so long.
  130. John Fairchild (1991/11/17/0487607) Not until 1888 did Ward McAllister – the John Fairchild of his day – designate New York’s “400,” those who would be at ease, and not make others ill at ease, in the ballroom of Mrs. William B. Astor Jr., then the city’s social doyenne.
  131. Bobby Bonilla (1991/11/20/0488120) So given that knowledge, what would Garvey do if he found himself at playing prime again, *the Bobby Bonilla of* 1991 instead of 1982?
  132. Robert Redford (1991/11/20/0488274) “He has become the Robert Redford of hate.”
  133. Pablo Picasso (1991/11/23/0488925) “I was the Picasso of cardboard,” he said to scattered applause.
  134. Lauren Bacall (1991/11/24/0489012) France’s Domaine Moussiere Sancerre of 1990 is described as ”the Lauren Bacall of sancerres – sultry, smoky, sophisticated,” and Hidden Cellars Sauvignon Blanc of 1989 as “tangos on your taste buds with lemony melon flavors.”
  135. Sergei Bubka (1991/11/28/0490182) Charles Hoff, the Sergei Bubka of his day, achieved the ninth of his 11 world indoor pole-vault records in 1926 at the armory on 168th Street.
  136. Abraham Lincoln (1991/12/01/0490651) “Andy’s very wise, he’s the Solomon, the Abe Lincoln of Mayberry.
  137. Stan Musial (1991/12/01/0490844) A provocative, spirited collection – his best so far – by *the Stan Musial of* /essay writing/. (D)
  138. Babe Ruth (1991/12/02/0491092) He’s the Babe Ruth of civil rights lobbyists.”
  139. Paul (1991/12/06/0491860) “If you are a lawyer in front of her and have crossed your t’s and move along with your case, you don’t usually have any trouble,” said Paul Sullivan, a lawyer here who also attends *the St. Paul of* the Cross Roman Catholic Church with Judge Lupo.
  140. Paul (1991/12/06/0491863) “If you are a lawyer in front of her and have crossed your t’s and move along with your case, you don’t usually have any trouble,” said Paul Sullivan, a lawyer here who also attends *the St. Paul of* the Cross Roman Catholic Church with Judge Lupo.
  141. Paul (1991/12/06/0491864) “If you are a lawyer in front of her and have crossed your t’s and move along with your case, you don’t usually have any trouble,” said Paul Sullivan, a lawyer here who also attends *the St. Paul of* the Cross Roman Catholic Church with Judge Lupo.
  142. Thomas Paine (1991/12/08/0492265) Ted Nelson is an outspoken author and visionary described as everything from ”the Thomas Paine of the personal computer revolution” to a “madman extraordinaire.”
  143. Michael Jordan (1991/12/08/0492282) She’s the Michael Jordan of actresses.
  144. Ernie Banks (1991/12/09/0492566) Sticking his hand in a glass bowl, Abedi Pele drew out the name of his own national team, Ghana, for an elimination round with seasoned Algeria and up-and-coming Uganda, making it possible for a star like Abedi Pele to become the Ernie Banks of Africa, never reaching the championship round in his sport.
  145. Willie Horton (1991/12/13/0493724) If the Governor decides to run, the Rochester serial murderer could become the Willie Horton of 1992.
  146. Mikhail Gorbachev (1991/12/15/0494227) Immediately after the coup, Mr. Gorbachev unleashed a quick torrent of measures that seemed to conjure up *the Gorbachev of* the summer past.
  147. Mikhail Gorbachev (1991/12/15/0494227) In this post-coup period, he even had a last hurrah on the international stage like *the Gorbachev of* old, when he matched President Bush’s sweeping cuts of tactical weapons in early October.
  148. Brandon Tartikoff (1991/12/17/0494773) So in came the new executive producer, Al Harazin, trying to be the Brandon Tartikoff of baseball, turning around his series as Tartikoff overhauled NBC’s prime-time schedule.
  149. Charles Barkley (1991/12/18/0494852) He’s kind of like the Charles Barkley of the Dolphins.
  150. Jesus Christ (1991/12/23/0495945) Peering Past Faith to Glimpse *the Jesus of* History
  151. Jesus Christ (1991/12/23/0495960) Both authors say scholarly inquiry into the historical Jesus can never replace *the Jesus of* the church’s belief.
  152. +Jesus Christ (1991/12/23/0495960) Father Meier also said that the Jesus of Mr. Mitchell’s book was based on “no scientific objective criteria” but on “whatever agrees with our notion of what true religion is.”+
  153. Thomas Paine (1991/12/23/0495993) MARTIN GARBUS, a Manhattan lawyer, said he feels like the Thomas Paine of Prague.
  154. Mikhail Gorbachev (1991/12/30/0497237) Will John F. Akers be remembered as the Mikhail Gorbachev of I.B.M.?

1992

  1. Paul Newman (1992/01/09/0499117) Although some in New York’s Russian community have dubbed Mr. Solomin the Paul Newman of Russia, the bearded, 6-foot-tall, hazel-eyed performer bears more of a resemblance in person to the actor Robert Shaw, projecting the same on-stage gravitas and rugged introspection.
  2. Amelia Earhart (1992/01/17/0500887) In New York State, it seems, the Amelia Earhart of women’s courtroom dress was one Carolyn Peck of Syracuse.
  3. Michael Jordan (1992/01/24/0502719) The Bills are not necessarily in trouble in Sunday’s Super Bowl just because Thomas wants to be known as the Michael Jordan of his team, leaving the implication that Jim Kelly, the quarterback, is merely Scottie Pippen.
  4. Bugsy Siegel (1992/01/26/0503425) Then there’s Jerry Tarkanian, the bald, towel-chewing coach at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas whose vision of populating the desert with jump-shooting urban nomads has made him, to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, *the Bugsy Siegel of* /basketball/. (D)
  5. Bugsy Siegel (1992/01/26/0503489) Then there’s Jerry Tarkanian, the bald, towel-chewing coach at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas whose vision of populating the desert with jump-shooting urban nomads has made him, to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, *the Bugsy Siegel of* /basketball/. (D)
  6. Bugsy Siegel (1992/01/26/0503490) Then there’s Jerry Tarkanian, the bald, towel-chewing coach at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas whose vision of populating the desert with jump-shooting urban nomads has made him, to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Bugsy Siegel of basketball.
  7. Ronald Reagan (1992/01/27/0503557) The two candidates who top voter opinion surveys – Senator Joseph Estrada, a grade B movie star who is sometimes described as the Ronald Reagan of the Philippines, and Miriam Defensor Santiago, a former immigration commissioner who is portraying herself as a dogged corruption fighter – are being written off because they lack the backing of a large political machine.
  8. Hulk Hogan (1992/01/30/0504397) In the Delaware watershed, they say, the chinook salmon, a carpetbagger from the Pacific Northwest, would be the Hulk Hogan of sport fish, pursued with little finesse by anglers whose only goal is to land the biggest fish in the shortest time.
  9. Willie Horton (1992/02/01/0504790) (All right, kiddies: Dr. Huer was the scientific genius with the lightbulb-shaped head without whom Buck Rogers would surely have lost outer space to dark-eyed Killer Kane, who was sort of the Willie Horton of the 25th century.)
  10. Henry Higgins (1992/02/09/0506507) Mr. Easton, who likes to think of himself as the Henry Higgins of Hollywood – he is even incorporated as such: “The Henry Higgins of Hollywood Inc.” – is called upon several times a day to be just that.
  11. George H. W. Bush (1992/02/14/0507552) But the first part of the strategy may prove more challenging, in part because conservative Republicans count Mr. Bush as a moderate apostate and in part because he has, in effect, begun a campaign against *the George Bush of* 1980.
  12. Carl Lewis (1992/02/15/0507721) But even if she did not, she has at least established herself as the Carl Lewis of her sport, its dominant sprinter.
  13. Neil Simon (1992/02/16/0507808) The association asked Fred Block, the Neil Simon of Suffolk law, to write a show, and, voila, the Island’s first legal satirical revue was born.
  14. Norman Schwarzkopf (1992/02/23/0509435) When people here dubbed Eduardo Ieno the Norman Schwarzkopf of Naples, it was because, by this city’s standards, he had achieved something as decisive, bold and gutsy as the American general did in Kuwait: He forced Neapolitans to pay their water bills.
  15. Jesse Jackson (1992/02/26/0509904) “In some ways, he is sort of the Jesse Jackson of the right,” said Mr. Gingrich of Mr. Buchanan in an interview.
  16. Diamond Jim Brady (1992/02/26/0510044) He was the Diamond Jim Brady of his day, with more than a touch of the rock star thrown in, as he was pursued by mobs of adoring fans in the street.
  17. J. P. Morgan (1992/02/27/0510163) Meanwhile, lending to blue-chip companies, which earned Mellon the sobriquet ”the J. P. Morgan of the Alleghenies,” has fallen slightly since 1986, to about 46 percent of assets from 50 percent.
  18. Charles Bronson (1992/02/29/0510431) And even his wife becomes ”the Charles Bronson of organic gardening.”
  19. Paperboy (1992/03/01/0510872) Men and Women Replacing *the Paperboy of* Tradition
  20. George H. W. Bush (1992/03/08/0512675) In that sense you are the George Bush of New York City, and what’s going on here is not unlike what’s going on in the Presidential races.
  21. Harold Stassen (1992/03/08/0512675) And there’s the Harold Stassen of New York, Herman Badillo, and the Paul Tsongas of New York, Richard Ravitch.
  22. Paul Tsongas (1992/03/08/0512675) And there’s the Harold Stassen of New York, Herman Badillo, and the Paul Tsongas of New York, Richard Ravitch.
  23. Galileo Galilei (1992/03/09/0512782) Senator Daniel P. Moynihan is no defender of Mr. Mitchell as the Galileo of welfare reform.
  24. Phil Donahue (1992/03/14/0514005) John V. Killen, an executive at Fidelity Bank, thinks of himself as the Phil Donahue of the fair.
  25. Arthur Murray (1992/03/15/0514099) When it became evident that Ms. Ryan’s jig had an extra jive, she was sent to a dance teacher, Donny Golden of Mineola, the Arthur Murray of Irish jigging.
  26. Che Guevara (1992/03/20/0515459) “Jerry Brown is going to be extremely dangerous,” Mr. Hart said, “because in essence he’s going to be the Che Guevara of the 1992 Presidential election.
  27. Paul Hogan (1992/03/22/0516109) At film school, she met her husband, Paul J. Hogan, also a writer-director (and no relation to *the Paul Hogan of* Crocodile Dundee fame).
  28. Johnny Appleseed (1992/03/24/0516396) Now it happens that generous, kindly and peaceful soccer may be the Johnny Appleseed of sports, carrying real grass to domes.
  29. Hush (1992/03/26/0516791) Capitol Hill Memo; After Scandals, *the Hush of* Paranoia
  30. Jerry Brown (1992/03/30/0517693) The Jerry Brown running for President in 1992 is at odds on crucial issues and campaign themes with the Jerry Brown who ran for President in 1976, the Jerry Brown who tried again in 1980 and even *the Jerry Brown of* just a year ago.
  31. Willie Horton (1992/03/30/0517697) You editorialize March 3 that I am turning New York into the Willie Horton of 1992 by suggesting that “New York and other large cities are responsible for their own dire fiscal straits because they are indifferent to rapacious unions.”
  32. Charles Manson (1992/04/02/0518518) Mr. Rubino described Mr. Lehder, who is serving a term of life plus 135 years in a Federal prison, as ”the Charles Manson of this case,” and suggested that his history of drug use made him an unreliable witness.
  33. Marcel Proust (1992/04/05/0519231) For some reason he has rejected the gold (there is nothing, for example, from Roger Kahn, the Proust of the Brooklyn Dodgers) for the dross – including selections by Steve Howe about his drug problems and by Steve Garvey about his marital problems, as well as an interminable piece by Tommy Lasorda, which reflects the manager’s amiable logorrhea.
  34. Ian McKellen (1992/04/05/0519244) “I despise *the Ian McKellen of* the last 49 years,” he has been quoted as saying many times since he came out.
  35. Jesus Christ (1992/04/11/0520534) Since the 18th century this belief has exposed Christianity to the work of historians who set out to demonstrate that *the Jesus of* history was not the Christ of the great Christian creeds.
  36. Jesus Christ (1992/04/11/0520534) They do not suggest, as many scholarly predecessors have done, that the historians’ portraits of Jesus should replace *the Jesus of* the creeds or churches.
  37. Cameron Mackintosh (1992/04/12/0520605) “I want to be the Cameron Mackintosh of Poland,” Mr. Kubiak said of the producer of “Miss Saigon” and other highly profitable musicals.
  38. Utah Jazz (1992/04/15/0521599) James F. Kiernan, a senior vice president, will include Jack Kaiser, vice president for athletics; John Warren, a former St. John’s star, and Frank Layden, president of *the Utah Jazz of* the National Basketball Association.
  39. Cinderella (1992/04/16/0521792) But the plain kitchen hutch was the Cinderella of the show.
  40. Claude Lemieux (1992/04/22/0523288) “He was like *the Claude Lemieux of* old,” McVie said of Lemieux’s days with the Canadiens in 1986, when Montreal captured the Stanley Cup.
  41. Mother Teresa (1992/04/26/0523892) To her fans, Annie Dillard is an avatar, or at the very least, as Bernays puts it, ”the Mother Teresa of her particular genre.”
  42. Chuck Yeager (1992/05/07/0526474) But if Jordan is the Chuck Yeager of basketball, Julius Erving was its Charles Lindbergh and Connie Hawkins was its Wright Brothers.
  43. Mark Lenzi (1992/05/09/0527113) (AP) DIVING Future Olympians Win Two divers honing their skills for the 3-meter competition at the Olympic Games this summer placed one-two in the 1-meter final of the Alamo International yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. China’s Li Deliang, a bronze medalist in the 3-meter in the 1988 Olympics, totaled 361.56 points off the 1-meter board and edged *the Mark Lenzi of* Fredericksburg, Va., by nine-one-hundredths of a point.
  44. Al Capone (1992/05/10/0527307) field agent was not your run-of-the-mill public servant, but a rabid zealot (”the Al Capone of the auditors”), Jill could use a traffic cop to sort out all the suspects eager to dance on the dead man’s grave.
  45. Willie Horton (1992/05/11/0527805) If welfare emerges as the Willie Horton of 1992, Mr. Cuomo may have wound up on the wrong side of it in a national campaign, even though he sought to curb the soaring costs of social spending programs.
  46. Rodney Dangerfield (1992/05/13/0528150) So Hall, who had earlier called himself the Rodney Dangerfield of the American League because he was omitted from the All-Star ballot, went searching for a little respect.
  47. Stanley Kramer (1992/05/14/0528388) “Gordon is the Stanley Kramer of theater producers,” said Steven Mikulan, the theater editor of The L.A. Weekly, referring to the film maker best known for his liberal movies of the 1950’s and 60’s.
  48. +Joseph Stalin (1992/05/14/0528447) As Elizabeth Hardwick puts it in her useful foreword, these were people who supported Leon Trotsky “in opposition to the Stalin of the Moscow trials, beginning in 1936, which ended in the execution of most of the original Bolsheviks and the terror that followed,”+
  49. Harry Houdini (1992/05/14/0528618) “Over the past two years, Governor Florio has become the Harry Houdini of state government,” he said, “inventing one trick after another to disguise massive overspending.
  50. Leo Tolstoy (1992/05/17/0529227) It is easy to sympathize with African resentment of the attitude epitomized by Mr. Trevor-Roper, or for that matter by Saul Bellow asking, “Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus?”
  51. +Dalai Lama (1992/05/19/0529854) It specifically blames the United States, some Japanese academics and the Dalai Lama of Tibet, who visited Mongolia last year, for attempting to unite “the three Mongolias.”+
  52. Dred Scott (1992/05/22/0530662) Mr. Coleman’s lawyer, Kathleen A. Behan, a member of Arnold & Porter who was not representing Mr. Coleman when the filing deadline was missed, said the case would be remembered as ”the Dred Scott of death penalty law.”
  53. Miguel Angel Barrios (1992/05/24/0531060) Conversations/Sergio Munoz; An Invisible Presence Grows In *the Barrios of* Los Angeles
  54. Jackie Robinson (1992/05/24/0531233) Though he dislikes the comparison because the rate of blacks entering professional golf has actually diminished, he is often called the Jackie Robinson of golf.
  55. Francis Scott Key (1992/05/29/0532182) It was “Country Joe” McDonald, the Francis Scott Key of the Vietnam era, who dominated the movie, at one point leading 500,000 fans in an obscene variant of a familiar high-school cheer.
  56. Babe Ruth (1992/06/01/0533054) In those years he and the Grays’ catcher, the late Josh Gibson, were considered the Lou Gehrig and the Babe Ruth of the team that won nine consecutive pennants in what are still called the Negro Leagues.
  57. Rodney Dangerfield (1992/06/05/0533773) Even today, the infomercial remains the Rodney Dangerfield of advertising, shunned and doubted for many reasons: state and Federal investigations of infomercial producers, complaints about product performance and, most crucial, a belief that a lengthy commercial disguised as a conventional program – like a talk show complete with host, theme song and studio audience – unfairly masks what is nothing more than a sales spiel.
  58. Freddie Laker (1992/06/05/0533783) He was the Freddie Laker of his time: just as Mr. Laker and imitators like People Express opened up air travel to the masses in the late 1970’s, Mr. Cook, the creator of the packaged holiday, opened up the world of international leisure travel to the middle class of the last century.
  59. Rodney Dangerfield (1992/06/08/0534624) She is a roan daughter of Darn That Alarm, owned by the Valley View Farm and trained by Red Terrill, who said today: “She’s the Rodney Dangerfield of the fillies.
  60. Alice Cooper (1992/06/11/0535323) In a way, Skinny Puppy is more effective with the invisibility of recordings than it is onstage; sometimes, Ogre can come across as the Alice Cooper of industrial rock.
  61. Eleanor Roosevelt (1992/06/14/0535834) For Ms. Cook to take *the Eleanor Roosevelt of* the 1930’s and 1940’s – a woman for whom upbringing, etiquette, politeness and other social mores of the time were the guidelines and restrictions of her behavior – and push 1990’s attitudes and so-called liberation upon her is inappropriate, offensive and ill-fitting.
  62. William Shakespeare (1992/06/14/0536108) Besides his theater, Dr. Schoen has his own company of actors, making him the Shakespeare of suburbia.
  63. Barbara Cartland (1992/06/14/0536121) How great a responsibility does the Barbara Cartland of weddingdom owe her readers?
  64. John Wayne (1992/06/21/0537499) If I wasn’t such a softy, I’d rip it out and start over, but this cuke is the John Wayne of the cucurbit world.
  65. McCoy Tyner (1992/06/22/0537850) Mr. Tyner is no longer *the McCoy Tyner of* his acolytes; for the rest of the set he put on a show of improvisation that at times seemed to empty the hall of air.
  66. Mona Lisa (1992/06/25/0538457) “It is *the Mona Lisa of* early American landscapes,” Mr. Poston said.
  67. Robin Leach (1992/06/28/0539189) Julian Sands, an actor, wants to become the Robin Leach of gardening.
  68. Jimmy Connors (1992/07/02/0540143) Miss Chenchikova, for instance, is the Jimmy Connors of ballet: She throws herself full force into her dancing without regard to niceties of form.
  69. Madonna (1992/07/05/0540526) Just listen to *the Madonna of* the Sleepers, Lady Diana Wyndham, as, at the end of Dekobra’s best seller, she languidly announces: “I have a train ticket for Constantinople.
  70. H. G. Wells (1992/07/05/0540532) To the Editor: We enjoyed Sue Stiles’s “Dressing Up *the Wells of* England” (May 17); it brought back fond remembrances of our lives in Sheffield and the Peak District.
  71. Robert De Niro (1992/07/05/0540830) Emulating Brando, Duvall and especially *the De Niro of* “Mean Streets” and “Taxi Driver,” they discharged raw aggression, opting for roles as messed-up loners.
  72. Holly Woodlawn (1992/07/10/0541591) At times she looks like an older version of the Holly Woodlawn ofTrash.”
  73. Rodney Dangerfield (1992/07/12/0542029) Her trainer, Red Terrill, has been saying for months that she was ”the Rodney Dangerfield of horses,” the one who got no respect.
  74. Omar Bradley (1992/07/12/0542239) In an army that has as many men in running shoes and jeans jackets as in camouflage fatigues, Col. Divjak has become the Omar Bradley of the war, the soldiers’ soldier who prefers to be where the action is.
  75. Dan Quayle (1992/07/16/0543182) (He called King Herod ”the Dan Quayle of his day” in a silly display of Salome tactics.)
  76. Michael Jordan (1992/07/17/0543317) “He’s the Michael Jordan of management in Digital.”
  77. Mary Lou Retton (1992/07/19/0544003) Kim Zmeskal, a ferocious competitor and legitimate challenger to Svetlana Boginskaya of the Unified Team for the Olympic all-around title in gymnastics, could become the Mary Lou Retton of 1992.
  78. Lowell Thomas (1992/07/22/0544528) If Mr. McKay presented himself as the Lowell Thomas of the Olympics, Mr. Costas will be more like the guide on Disney’s Jungle Ride.
  79. Greta Garbo (1992/07/26/0545424) Dr. Barbara McClintock is the Greta Garbo of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  80. Marlin Fitzwater (1992/08/02/0547073) publicist, Mike Moran, the Marlin Fitzwater of the U.S.O.C., tearing into the Dream Team as “arrogant” and “out of touch with reality.”
  81. Spike Lee (1992/08/02/0547235) Some in the film world call him the Spike Lee of England.
  82. Elvis Presley (1992/08/03/0547319) Mr. Cave is the Elvis of punk, a beloved and semitragic cult icon who for years has been battling the demon of his own image.
  83. Peter Max (1992/08/09/0548866) Ask him how *the Peter Max of* today is different from the Peter Max of the 60’s, and the response is all about the swami.
  84. Peter Max (1992/08/09/0548866) Ask him how the Peter Max of today is different from *the Peter Max of* the 60’s, and the response is all about the swami.
  85. Dick Clark (1992/08/11/0549300) Worse, perhaps, than the continual cheerfulness of Bob Costas – the Dick Clark of Barcelona – or the quantity of the advertising was its quality, or lack thereof.
  86. Ross Perot (1992/08/16/0550630) Mr. Taft lost when the Ross Perot of his day, former President Theodore Roosevelt, ran as a third-party candidate and split the Republican vote in 1912.
  87. Jimmy Carter (1992/08/18/0551023) Five months ago, Patrick J. Buchanan said President Bush was becoming ”the Jimmy Carter of the Republican Party.”
  88. The Hatter (1992/08/20/0551481) Because the man standing at the pivoting front door, turning off the waterfall to be heard above his howling dachshunds, is not the Mad Hatter of Architecture.
  89. Moses (1992/08/21/0551555) Though clearly shocked by the dimensions of his defeat, which saw several Cabinet Ministers and the Speaker of the House lose their seats, Sir Lynden, whose supporters called him ”the Moses of the Bahamas,” accepted the rejection of his leadership calmly and without the rancor that characterized the months of campaigning.
  90. Lyndon B. Johnson (1992/08/23/0551865) Mr. Keating, 48 years old, has been described as the Lyndon B. Johnson of Australian politics, an expert in the sort of back-room maneuvering that he used to drive Mr. Hawke from the leadership last December.
  91. Titian (1992/08/23/0551899) We could even believe that *the Titian of* St. John the Evangelist on Patmos had always been installed as it is now – as a ceiling painting set in a simulated Renaissance ceiling – rather than as a painting that looked out of place on a wall.
  92. Steve Jobs (1992/08/24/0552306) But now the 36-year-old entrepreneur, often called the Steve Jobs of Japan in reference to the Apple Computer co-founder, is in the midst of a fight to save his company from bankruptcy.
  93. Scratch (1992/08/30/0553390) Listening for *the Scratch of* a Pen
  94. Ed Williams (1992/08/31/0553711) However, Mr. Dragoul now has a new pro-bono lawyer – Bobby Lee Cook, ”the Ed Williams of the South” – who is said to understand that concealing the truth about the Government’s guilty knowledge of bank fraud is not the best way to obtain leniency from Judge Shoob.
  95. Christopher Columbus (1992/09/03/0554188) “Fairchild was the Columbus of American horticulture,” said the Kampong’s superintendent, Larry Schokman.
  96. Pablo Picasso (1992/09/03/0554215) John McEnroe, the Picasso of players, has ultimately been defeated by his inability to control Drop Dead.
  97. Buster Crabbe (1992/09/06/0554877) Harvey Weisenberg is the Buster Crabbe of the New York State Assembly.
  98. +Rick Sutcliffe (1992/09/07/0555024) “I told Johnny when they signed me that he wasn’t getting the Rick Sutcliffe of 1983 or ‘84, but he was getting a guy who wants the ball and is going to pitch as long as you let me.”+
  99. Bob Dylan (1992/09/11/0555702) Although the 50-year-old Brazilian singer and songwriter has been called the Bob Dylan of Brazil, he is more than that.
  100. Nelson Riddle (1992/09/11/0555702) They have been lavishly arranged by Ray Santos, the Nelson Riddle of Latin American pop.
  101. Spike Jones (1992/09/11/0555712) Tomorrow night, he will lead a klezmer group in tricky, funny music by Mickey Katz, the Spike Jones of klezmer music.
  102. William Joyce (1992/09/13/0556304) As Frank’s life devolves into various slapstick (and unconvincing) scenes that would fit comfortably into the screenplay of a B movie, his daughter, Holly, tries to reunite her parents by shacking up with Lane Lawlor, a right-wing fanatic whom Frank calls ”the Lord Haw-Haw of the northern Rockies.”
  103. Wyatt Earp (1992/09/15/0556547) But after that last class bell rings, the 41-year-old father of two turns into the Wyatt Earp of the wasp world.
  104. Bella Abzug (1992/09/17/0556993) Others called her the Bella Abzug of Somerset County, a nod to the outspoken former Congresswoman.
  105. Katharine Hepburn (1992/09/17/0556993) “Millicent Fenwick was the Katharine Hepburn of politics,” said Charles Millard, a former aide and now a Republican New York City Councilman.
  106. Marilyn Monroe (1992/09/20/0557538) ALMA MAHLER-WERFEL was the Marilyn Monroe of her day.
  107. Dale Carnegie (1992/09/23/0558269) And much of it may not even be who the players are as much as how Pat Riley, the Dale Carnegie of coaches, can motivate them.
  108. Walt Frazier (1992/09/24/0558523) While he never became the Walt Frazier of the Knicks, as he had dreamed as a boy watching games from the nose-bleed seats in Madison Square Garden, he was many times a fine Mark Jackson.
  109. Elvis Presley (1992/09/30/0559861) He is remembered as the ”the Elvis Presley of African politics” and called a lion, a giant and a prophet.
  110. Mary Tyler Moore (1992/10/03/0560361) “She’s been called the Mary Tyler Moore of kitties by Cat Fancy magazine,” said Karen Payne, Princess Kitty’s owner and a club adviser.
  111. Bert Parks (1992/10/07/0561249) “I feel like the Bert Parks of Capitol Hill,” ROGER MUDD remarked Monday evening as for the fourth consecutive year, he served as the master of ceremonies for a literary evening to benefit the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
  112. Anna Magnani (1992/10/11/0561973) Their original inspiration, Mr. Gabbana said, was *the Anna Magnani of* Roberto Rossellini’s 1940’s and 1950’s movies.
  113. Dave Kingman (1992/10/16/0563421) Or do you wish to be memorialized as the Dave Kingman of the 1990’s?
  114. Lizzie Borden (1992/10/18/0563963) Winnie Ruth Judd is the Lizzie Borden of Phoenix.
  115. Cyrano de Bergerac (1992/10/21/0564700) A sous-chef, in other words, is vice chef, sometimes shadow chef, frequently chef-by-fiat, often actually ghost chef, the Cyrano de Bergerac of cuisine.
  116. Michael Jordan (1992/10/21/0564706) Yet his behavior suggests that he wants to be two people, *the Air Jordan of* the carefully organized media event and Michael Jordan, whose version of the truth seems to be made up as he goes along.
  117. Ross Perot (1992/10/28/0566139) Will it be *the Ross Perot of* news accounts, who has been badly damaged by his complaint of Republican dirty tricks, or the Ross Perot of his own, enormously expensive television advertising campaign?
  118. Ross Perot (1992/10/28/0566139) Will it be the Ross Perot of news accounts, who has been badly damaged by his complaint of Republican dirty tricks, or *the Ross Perot of* his own, enormously expensive television advertising campaign?
  119. Ross Perot (1992/10/28/0566143) “), or *the Ross Perot of* the advertisements (down-to-earth, sober, pragmatic).
  120. +Ross Perot (1992/10/28/0566143) Now the main question seems to be which media image will prevail: the Ross Perot of the news stories (“Paranoid!”+
  121. Alger Hiss (1992/10/29/0566360) Fate and time have changed *the Alger Hiss of* the grainy newsreels, who fenced cockily with Mr. Nixon, Representative Karl Mundt of South Dakota and other members of the House committee.
  122. Ross Perot (1992/10/29/0566366) The founder of the giant Hyundai industrial group and now this country’s most outspoken presidential candidate, Chung Ju Yung, is tired of hearing himself described as the Ross Perot of South Korea.
  123. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1992/10/30/0566594) They are closer to the assertive image that led an article in the conservative journal The American Spectator to label her ”the Winnie Mandela of American politics.”
  124. Pablo Picasso (1992/11/06/0568267) The Metropolitan Museum of Art calls the great Chinese painter Tung Chi-chang (1555-1636) ”the Picasso of the Ming Dynasty.”
  125. Arnold Schwarzenegger (1992/11/06/0568296) Sparks is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of New York steakhouses: big, brash and brawny.
  126. Donald Trump (1992/11/06/0568315) She describes herself as ”the Donald Trump of the horse show world,” buying and selling horses like so many pieces of real estate, pocketing a profit and never shedding a tear as she watches her property being trucked away.
  127. +Jesus Christ (1992/11/06/0568507) His method is scholarly but inexact: by comparing the accounts of Jesus’ life set down in the four Gospels, and using evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and recent archeological discoveries, Mr. Wilson attempts to create a dispassionate portrait of “the real Jesus, the Jesus of History.”+
  128. +Jesus Christ (1992/11/06/0568508) His method is scholarly but inexact: by comparing the accounts of Jesus’ life set down in the four Gospels, and using evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and recent archeological discoveries, Mr. Wilson attempts to create a dispassionate portrait of “the real Jesus, the Jesus of History.”+
  129. Bill Clinton (1992/11/08/0568856) I believe that *the Bill Clinton of* 1992 is the same Bill Clinton of 1969.
  130. Tom Downey (1992/11/08/0568892) But last week he was defeated by someone reminiscent of *the Tom Downey of* old: a young Turk who said the incumbent had become too distant.
  131. Tom Downey (1992/11/08/0569040) And last week, they resoundingly defeated Mr. Downey in favor of someone who was remarkably reminiscent of *the Tom Downey of* old: a young Turk from the Suffolk County Legislature who said the incumbent had become too high and mighty and distant.
  132. +Mike Tyson (1992/11/11/0569454) Even if Tyson at that point was not the Tyson of old, it would have been an easy fight for him.”+
  133. Roger Maris (1992/11/12/0569742) It brought in more than $50 million in pay-per-view billings from 1.45 million homes, “sort of the Roger Maris of pay-per-view events,” Mr. Abraham said, mixing his sports.
  134. Stephen King (1992/11/15/0570452) It is almost an exact analogy to call Sir Walter Scott the Stephen King of his day.
  135. George III of Great Britain (1992/11/15/0570554) The tribe had been granted the 144,000 acres by *the King George III of* England in 1763 in return for giving up claim to a much larger tract.
  136. Pat Buchanan (1992/11/15/0570584) The first was from Barbara Ehrenreich, the Pat Buchanan of radical feminism, calling Mr. Buttafuoco a “Guido-type person,” and then, lest you miss the slur, asking pardon for “the obnoxious ethnic reference.”
  137. Madonna (1992/11/15/0570735) Didn’t you once say you wanted to be the Madonna of tennis?
  138. Barry Bonds (1992/11/19/0571427) The 27-year-old Hayes is not the Barry Bonds of third basemen, and he might have had a career season when he hit .257 and delivered 18 homers and 66 runs batted in, but he silenced the criticism at a troubling position, and now the nagging questions will start again.
  139. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1992/11/26/0572900) Don’t expect boilerplate Euro-bashing from Mr. Frank, who has been called the Martin Luther King of American Indians.
  140. Lord Byron (1992/11/29/0573421) Leonard Cohen, the Lord Byron of Rock-and-Roll
  141. Paul Morel (1992/11/29/0573468) “Sons” is the word in the title; but it’s partly thanks to Edward Garnett’s intervention that we remember chiefly just the one son, Paul, *the Paul Morel of* endless exegeses, the one who gets identified with D. H. Lawrence.
  142. +Marilyn Monroe (1992/12/11/0575823) Her only problem, if you could call it that, is looking like a cross between the young Mrs. Kennedy and the Marilyn Monroe of “The Misfits.”+
  143. Donald Trump (1992/12/13/0576115) Father Ritter himself was often mentioned in the same sentence with Mother Teresa, but perhaps Charles M. Sennott’s phrase, ”the Donald Trump of Catholicism,” better captures the personal drive and entrepreneurial spirit that led to Covenant House’s phenomenal growth.
  144. +Arthur Koestler (1992/12/13/0576130) In some ways, “The Porcupine” brings to mind the political literature of 50 years ago: Andre Malraux, George Orwell and particularly the Arthur Koestler of “Darkness at Noon.”+
  145. Bill Gates (1992/12/13/0576218) “I’M the Bill Gates of computer culture,” says Jeff Armstrong, who’s been satirizing the Microsoft chairman and lesser members of the industry for six years as one of the world’s first high-tech comedians.
  146. Tom Cruise (1992/12/13/0576330) “I’m the Tom Cruise of Somalia.”
  147. Mark Morris (1992/12/14/0576566) It is perfectly in tune with revisionist French versions of “Romeo and Juliet” set on the Eastern side of the Berlin wall, Swedish productions like Mr. Ek’s “Swan Lake,” which puts men as well as women in tutus just like “The Hard Nut” and the kind of “Giselle” with spoken text that Mr. Gallotta, the Mark Morris of France, threatens to put on next year.
  148. Robert Chambers (1992/12/15/0576649) “What he will say is that the Robert Chambers that’s there today is not *the Robert Chambers of* five years ago, and he would like to be released,” said Brian O’Dwyer, his lawyer.
  149. Red Adair (1992/12/20/0577852) LAWRENCE S. EAGLEBURGER doesn’t look much like the Red Adair of foreign policy, flaunting his lame-duck status with a crippled bird pin stuck in his lapel.
  150. Mona Lisa (1992/12/20/0577926) The 54-square-foot Sepphoris mosaic, known as *the Mona Lisa of* the Galilee, which had been on exhibit at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, has been returned to its place in the mosaic floor.
  151. Vanilla Ice (1992/12/27/0579154) – Billy Ray Cyrus could be the Vanilla Ice of country.
  152. Jigsaw (1992/12/31/0579977) ; Bosnia 1992: New Puzzles In *the Jigsaw of* Violence

1993

  1. George Foreman (1993/01/01/0580232) Smith told her she would become ”the George Foreman of running.”
  2. David Brinkley (1993/01/06/0581081) Among those who have sent their children to the school in the past are *the David Brinkley of* ABC News; Leslie Stahl of CBS News; John Hechinger, a Washington business leader, and Marian Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.
  3. Mick Jagger (1993/01/06/0581156) “I feel like the Mick Jagger of the 5-to-11 set,” he said.
  4. Bill Callahan (1993/01/10/0581756) Escaping *the Smog of* Katmandu
  5. Bob Vila (1993/01/10/0581807) “You have to be partners with the house,” said Mr. Weaver, who has become the Bob Vila of earth ships.
  6. Joey Bishop (1993/01/15/0583116) Or will the waspish host of television’s first post-modern talk show turn out to be the Joey Bishop of the 1990’s?
  7. Ross Perot (1993/01/15/0583131) A conservative, he is widely called ”the Ross Perot of Los Angeles” for his wealth and businesslike solutions to urban problems.
  8. Jerry Walker (1993/01/20/0584443) “I definitely feel like *the Jerry Walker of* old,” said Walker, who had not scored more than 18 points in any game this season before tonight’s contest.
  9. Michael Jordan (1993/01/24/0585384) Bills offensive coordinator Ted Marchibroda calls quarterback Jim Kelly the Michael Jordan of the Buffalo team.
  10. Rodney Dangerfield (1993/01/24/0585396) In short, Leo Szilard was *the Rodney Dangerfield of* /20th-century physics/, an et al. (D)
  11. Rodney Dangerfield (1993/01/24/0585480) In short, Leo Szilard was *the Rodney Dangerfield of* /20th-century physics/, an et al. (D)
  12. Rodney Dangerfield (1993/01/24/0585481) In short, Leo Szilard was the Rodney Dangerfield of 20th-century physics, an et al.
  13. Ruth Westheimer (1993/02/05/0588226) At one point Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Dr. Ruth of yesteryear, shows up as a coroner.
  14. Antonio Stradivari (1993/02/06/0588339) That’s because Eden is the home of “The One and Only, Original Kazoo Company Inc.,” the world’s only remaining factory for metal kazoos – *the Stradivarius of* kazoos.
  15. Bear Bryant (1993/02/07/0588786) I told him, “I didn’t know you were the Bear Bryant of New York City.”
  16. Michael Jordan (1993/02/09/0589135) Erving, who will be 43 on Feb. 22, was *the Michael Jordan of* his time and the unofficial player spokesman before Magic Johnson.
  17. Michael Jordan (1993/02/10/0589436) Erving was the Michael Jordan of his time, but what a different time that was.
  18. Joyce Carol Oates (1993/02/11/0589685) He types and types: he is the Joyce Carol Oates of science writing.
  19. The Hatter (1993/02/18/0591154) At the end of a story whose characters include Pluto, Goofy, Donald and Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse, Chip ‘n’ Dale and Roger Rabbit, the grand finale brings onto the ice Snow White, Prince Charming and Dopey (1938), Pinocchio, Gepetto and the evil puppet master Stromboli (1940), Alice and *the Mad Hatter of* Wonderland fame (1951), Peter Pan and entourage (1953) and many more.
  20. Luke Perry (1993/02/22/0592045) Less elaborate science-fiction than clever adventure caper, “The Tomorrow People” is lively and imaginative entertainment, its international cast featuring Kristian Schmid, an Australian 18-year-old soap star who, Nickelodeon insists, has become the Luke Perry of London.
  21. Johnny Appleseed (1993/02/23/0592228) Though she confined the effort to independent shops and did not approach any chains or discount stores, she said, “Now I’m thinking maybe I should just go across the country with my books and my red ribbons and be the Johnny Appleseed of AIDS ribbons.”
  22. Grace Kelly (1993/02/24/0592311) Wasn’t she the Grace Kelly of the Himalayas who in 1963 went to live in a palace in Gangtok as the bride of the Chogyal, a man revered by his subjects as the reincarnation of an ancient Buddhist holy man?
  23. Tom Hanks (1993/02/28/0593079) He bears little resemblance to *the Tom Hanks of* “Big,” just as the role bears little resemblance to the light comedy he specializes in.
  24. Madonna (1993/02/28/0593365) Lynn Hunter, a British Columbia New Democrat, called her ”the Madonna of Canadian politics.”
  25. Dorothy Parker (1993/03/05/0594094) Taking the stage at 11 is Cindy Lee Berryhill, reclaiming her title as the Dorothy Parker of folk with a set of her dry-as-ice, bittersweet compositions.
  26. Jack Kevorkian (1993/03/07/0594507) Jim Florio ”the Jack Kevorkian of economic development.”
  27. James Brown (1993/03/08/0594844) All the great Latin bands came through, from Oscar D’Leon, the James Brown of Latin music, to Eddie Palmieri, the music’s crazy, brilliant uncle; Mario Bauza, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo and Mongo Santamaria all showed up.
  28. Alain Marcel (1993/03/10/0595190) First, it used a slightly adapted version of Tony Walton’s set from the 1987 revival at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, with stage direction (by the Alain Marcel of Berlin, Helmut Baumann, who runs the Theater des Westens) that stuck closely to the New York version.
  29. Hillary Clinton (1993/03/15/0596107) Will Miss van Hamel, who has been Mr. McKenzie’s partner offstage as well as on and who has a dance company of her own, become the Hillary Rodham Clinton of Ballet Theater?
  30. Dick Cavett (1993/03/17/0596463) Perhaps being a prophet in the Age of Aquarius means becoming the Dick Cavett of late-night theology.
  31. Babe Ruth (1993/03/19/0596753) In New York legal lore, Mr. Solerwitz is the Babe Ruth of ripoffs, having been convicted of stealing more than $5 million in the 1980’s.
  32. Bob Dylan (1993/03/21/0597081) Merchant describes as ”the Bob Dylan of Italy” (a particularly hard concept, even with headphones).
  33. Rodney Dangerfield (1993/03/21/0597222) Lofton senses that the Cleveland Indians – the Rodney Dangerfield of major-league teams, the perennial second-division dwellers of the American League East – are on the cusp of something different and big.
  34. Che Guevara (1993/03/21/0597319) The person pushing the bill is none other than Sir George Young, a gawky housing minister who fights for the poor and homeless in that traitor-to-his-class spirit and is lately lampooned by The Spectator as ”the Che Guevara of the leaseholders.”
  35. Jerry Lewis (1993/03/24/0597754) For himself, Mr. Lang leaves his options open, not precluding a run for the presidency after Mr. Mitterrand retires (a prospect that makes his detractors, those who see him as the Jerry Lewis of politics, cringe at his presumption).
  36. Jimi Hendrix (1993/03/26/0598111) Sugar Blue, who has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the harmonica, has played with everyone from Willie Dixon to the Rolling Stones.
  37. Ed McMahon (1993/03/27/0598329) Thomas F. McLarty 3d, President Clinton’s childhood friend whom they all call Mack and who is now White House chief of staff, was the chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party for some of that time, describing himself “as kind of the Ed McMahon of that traveling minstrel show.”
  38. Larry Bird (1993/04/03/0599779) Scouts came regularly to the Chieftains’ cozy gym then, watched Smith average 29.2 points a game and dubbed her the Larry Bird of women’s basketball.
  39. Louis B. Mayer (1993/04/04/0600119) Roger Corman, the Louis B. Mayer of B Movies, earned his degree in engineering at Stanford, and Jonathan Winters, the comedian, and Patrick Ewing, the center for the Knicks, both majored in art – at Kenyon and Georgetown, respectively.
  40. Jessica Lange (1993/04/04/0600140) She is kind of the Jessica Lange of Austin: she’s been romantically linked with all the cool guys.
  41. Albert Speer (1993/04/07/0600666) A former Peace Corps volunteer and the child of leftist Russian Jews, he now works for an American company that sells ”the Albert Speer of baby formulas” to third-world countries and is so notorious it once co-starred on “60 Minutes” with Union Carbide and the Dalkon Shield.
  42. Johnny Appleseed (1993/04/11/0601653) By the early 1920’s, Bobby Douglas, the first black in the Basketball Hall of Fame, became the Johnny Appleseed of basketball.
  43. Warren Buffett (1993/04/14/0601989) “I would like to think we can be the Warren Buffett of biotech,” said Mr. Frazier, 41, referring to the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, who is known for his investing prowess.
  44. Shaquille O’Neal (1993/04/16/0602520) David Nied, sort of the Shaquille O’Neal of major league baseball, silenced the New York Mets here.
  45. Vince Lombardi (1993/04/18/0602847) My Mother is *the Vince Lombardi of* /beauty/: Looking good isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. (D)
  46. Bill Clinton (1993/04/18/0602876) If Woo is the Bill Clinton of the race, then Riordan is the Ross Perot.
  47. Vince Lombardi (1993/04/18/0602906) My Mother is the Vince Lombardi of beauty: Looking good isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.
  48. Bob Hope (1993/04/23/0604282) is loaded with rap-related cameos that work only if you recognize the players (Fab 5 Freddy, Kid Capri, Naughty by Nature and the Bob Hope of rap cinema, Ice-T), and have little intrinsic humor of their own.
  49. Busby Berkeley (1993/04/25/0604418) At 66, the man who once qualified as the Busby Berkeley of the acid set is right back where he started – directing what he calls “these nutty pieces” in out-of-the-way places for audiences that tend to number in the dozens, not the thousands.
  50. George Foreman (1993/04/25/0604474) “My gut feeling is that I’m going to start calling myself the George Foreman of tennis,” said McEnroe, who just completed an exhibition tour with Andre Agassi and faces his next tennis assignment in the NBC booth at next month’s French Open.
  51. Giacomo Puccini (1993/04/25/0604806) The music recalls Strauss, too, along with Italo Montemezzi, Franz Schreker and *the Puccini of* “Turandot”; clearly, decadent wallowing was a la mode in the 20’s.
  52. Ross Perot (1993/04/27/0604981) If only Mr. Clinton could so easily remove the specter of *the Ross Perot of* today.
  53. Dalai Lama (1993/04/27/0605126) Its leader in exile is now in Washington – *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet.
  54. Bart Simpson (1993/05/02/0605816) The director Peter Sellars, the Bart Simpson of multicultural politics, assures us that “dance is at the heart of culture.”
  55. Thomas Edison (1993/05/02/0605847) There are major characters but no heroes in this antiromance of 1907 in Battle Creek, Mich., where Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the Edison of clean living, presides over pilgrims who hope to escape the ills and smells that flesh is heir to.
  56. Timothy Leary (1993/05/02/0605921) “He’s an eloquent and imaginative poet of the psychedelic experience,” said Mr. Leary, an unabashed admirer, who is already on record calling Mr. McKenna ”the Timothy Leary of the 90’s.”
  57. Bill Gates (1993/05/04/0606538) “He wants to be the Bill Gates of the 1990’s,” said Denise Caruso, editor of Digital Media, an industry newsletter, referring to Mr. Allen’s college friend with whom he founded Microsoft in the late 1970’s.
  58. Richard Simmons (1993/05/05/0606853) Graham Kerr is the Richard Simmons of cooking teachers.
  59. Pat Robertson (1993/05/05/0606897) If pornography bothers you, you may welcome the recurrent appearances of Andrea Dworkin, the Pat Robertson of feminism, who asserts that like everything else about American society, pornography is a conspiracy against women.
  60. Rodney Dangerfield (1993/05/09/0607593) Scott Sanderson is the Rodney Dangerfield of baseball.
  61. Michelangelo (1993/05/09/0607682) Actor: Jason Scott Lee Vital statistics: Age 26, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 155 pounds Training routine: Six to eight hours a day, six days a week, for 10 months, plus weeks of work with those nasty Oriental weapons, the nunchukus Salary: A reported $250,000 Movie: “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” (opened on Friday) Pitch: A Bruce Lee movie without Bruce Lee Budget: $15 million to $20 million Character: Bruce Lee, the Michelangelo of martial arts Lethal Weapons: Jeet kune do (Lee’s personal brand of mayhem) and the accompanying vocal hee-yah-ahhhhs Lethal line: “I have to finish my workout.
  62. Mona Lisa (1993/05/10/0608080) But Bonilla thought it was going to be a home run, and stood at second admiring it, like it was *the Mona Lisa of* long balls.
  63. Hans Christian Andersen (1993/05/13/0608627) “I guess I am running the risk of becoming the Hans Christian Andersen of opera,” Mr. Menotti said.
  64. Paul Revere (1993/05/15/0608957) Dr. Commoner, the director of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Queens College, is being honored as ”the Paul Revere of Ecology.”
  65. +Rodney Dangerfield (1993/05/16/0609056) “Parking is the Rodney Dangerfield of transportation – it gets no respect, but it’s critical to development.”+ (D)
  66. +Rodney Dangerfield (1993/05/16/0609063) “Parking is the Rodney Dangerfield of transportation – it gets no respect, but it’s critical to development.”+ (D)
  67. Albert Einstein (1993/05/16/0609450) Surrounding this core group is a slew of other principal players: Paige Katz (Kim Cattrall), popping back into Harry’s life as Tony’s fiancee; Tabba Schwartzkopf (Bebe Neuwirth), star of Tony’s new sitcom “Church Windows”; Tully Woiwode (Nick Mancuso), an artist; Chap Starfall (Robert Morse), a seedy singer whose repertory includes “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” and Eli’s son, Chickie Levitt (Brad Dourif), a cyberspace genius known as the Einstein of the New World.
  68. +Rodney Dangerfield (1993/05/16/0609453) “Parking is the Rodney Dangerfield of transportation – it gets no respect, but it’s critical to development.”+ (D)
  69. Rodney Dangerfield (1993/05/16/0609454) “Parking is the Rodney Dangerfield of transportation – it gets no respect, but it’s critical to development.”
  70. Madonna (1993/05/16/0609467) He sat on a couch against the wall, where he was introduced to ”the Madonna of Russia,” a tall, exotic woman in Michael Jackson-like ersatz military wear.
  71. Sol Hurok (1993/05/19/0609956) These days he is relishing his role as the Sol Hurok of the comedy festival, which he is producing with George Wein, promoter of the Newport Jazz Festival.
  72. Philip Taaffe (1993/05/21/0610287) Fred Tomaselli might be called the Philip Taaffe of pharmaceuticals.
  73. P. T. Barnum (1993/05/23/0610850) “When you’ve got Steve Wynn involved, who I think is the P. T. Barnum of our century, it’s going to be difficult to ignore,” said Mr. Amann, the casino supporter.
  74. Jack Welch (1993/05/27/0611510) may not make sense,” Mr. Gates continued, without offering an opinion on whether Mr. Gerstner is the Jack Welch of the computer industry.
  75. Warren Christopher (1993/06/02/0612641) She is the Warren Christopher of the inner city, and operates with the tact and cool-headed discretion of a well-traveled diplomat.
  76. Michelangelo (1993/06/04/0612971) He has been called the Michelangelo of floats.
  77. Thomas Edison (1993/06/06/0613383) There are major characters but no heroes in this antiromance of 1907 in Battle Creek, Mich., where Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, *the Edison of* /clean living/, presides over pilgrims who hope to escape the ills and smells that flesh is heir to. (D)
  78. Patrick Henry (1993/06/07/0613743) Fittingly, the Patrick Henry of this drama is an American-trained lawyer, Anselm B. Clouden, who by evoking the seafaring ways of his ancestors, and their descendants’ supposed mistreatment at the hands of Grenadians, has begun to arouse strong nationalist passions in his neighbors.
  79. Richard Dumas (1993/06/07/0613823) As the Suns look ahead to this final round, the franchise’s first since its epic loss to John Havlicek’s Boston Celtics in 1976, they need the Barkley of Saturday, *the Richard Dumas of* February and the Tom Chambers of 1985.
  80. Tom Chambers (1993/06/07/0613823) As the Suns look ahead to this final round, the franchise’s first since its epic loss to John Havlicek’s Boston Celtics in 1976, they need the Barkley of Saturday, the Richard Dumas of February and *the Tom Chambers of* 1985.
  81. Elvis Presley (1993/06/11/0614470) This was soon after the Elvis of basketball had left the building.
  82. Jimmy Breslin (1993/06/12/0614699) Mr. Barnicle, who has been called the Jimmy Breslin of Boston, joked in a recent column about buying an ascot and a hat in honor of his new employers from New York.
  83. Boy Wonder (1993/06/13/0614799) Even the baby-boomer White House, awash with aides under 30 years old, has few who can rival Henry Ellenbogen, *the Boy Wonder of* Capitol Hill.
  84. Thurgood Marshall (1993/06/15/0615573) “She is the Thurgood Marshall of gender equality law,” said Janet Benshoof, the president of the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, an abortion-rights advocacy group, repeating a common description of Judge Ginsburg.
  85. Jean-Claude Van Damme (1993/06/22/0617020) In his place in the revival is Steve Blanchard, who may be the Jean-Claude Van Damme of musical actors.
  86. Donald Trump (1993/06/24/0617369) Before he became a Svengali to Boris Becker, a multimillionaire tennis manager, a touted prospect for high office in Romania and the Donald Trump of fledgling Romanian capitalism, Ion (pronounced Yon) Tiriac played here two decades ago against such stars as Rod Laver, Clark Graebner and Stan Smith.
  87. Joyce Oliveira (1993/06/27/0617983) It is impossible, despite his work’s affinities to Dostoyevsky and Hardy and *the Joyce of* “Dubliners,” to put a date on it: the post-colonial world has its own unique time lines.
  88. Joyce Oliveira (1993/06/27/0617984) It is impossible, despite his work’s affinities to Dostoyevsky and Hardy and *the Joyce of* “Dubliners,” to put a date on it: the post-colonial world has its own unique time lines.
  89. Madonna (1993/06/27/0618171) Ms. Frank was the Madonna of her day, at least in breaking with tradition.
  90. Madonna (1993/06/28/0618352) Agassi, who is the Madonna of his sport, a sly marketer of his own flashy image, was more than up to the verbal duel.
  91. Michael Dukakis (1993/07/04/0619263) Pete Sampras’s reputation as the Michael Dukakis of tennis was reconfirmed this weekend when the results of a London radio station contest about Wimbledon players were published.
  92. Dalai Lama (1993/07/06/0619880) Despite its overly reverent tone, “Compassion in Exile” is an engaging portrait of Tenzin Gyatso, *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet, who has been in exile in India since 1959, when he fled Chinese repression.
  93. John Madden (1993/07/06/0619887) Let us not yet anoint John McEnroe as the John Madden of tennis on the strength of his Wimbledon analysis.
  94. Spin (1993/07/06/0619910) Using *the Spin of* Electrons To Make the Smallest Chips Yet
  95. Babe Ruth (1993/07/07/0620076) His father was alternately called the Bull and the Babe Ruth of the Caribbean.
  96. Mother Teresa (1993/07/11/0620660) She may not, as some of her activists-in-arms suggest, be *the Mother Teresa of* /progressive politics/, but she will, by all accounts, bring a steadying, working-person’s perspective to an office that has suffered through a series of less-than-attentive, let-them-eat-cake administrators for roughly a dozen years. (D)
  97. Mother Teresa (1993/07/11/0620661) She may not, as some of her activists-in-arms suggest, be the Mother Teresa of progressive politics, but she will, by all accounts, bring a steadying, working-person’s perspective to an office that has suffered through a series of less-than-attentive, let-them-eat-cake administrators for roughly a dozen years.
  98. Liz Smith (1993/07/11/0620690) Miss Lynch is the Liz Smith of the Sagaponack Store.
  99. Ruth Westheimer (1993/07/11/0620775) SOUNDING like the Dr. Ruth of ballet, David Richardson, a teacher and dancer at the American Ballet Theater, explained the art of partnering to a pas de deux class at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
  100. Felix Unger (1993/07/13/0621332) Uecker went on to relate how Drysdale was ”the Felix Unger of sports,” hated fingerprints on his bathroom mirror and “if you slept at his house and weren’t up by 5 or 6, he’d make the bed no matter if you were in it.”
  101. Dan Quayle (1993/07/14/0621422) Others were less generous, portraying Mr. Cayne as the Dan Quayle of Bear Stearns, a consummate strategist in his career and his game but sometimes given to saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.
  102. Saddam Hussein (1993/07/22/0623263) Until recently, General Aidid – now defined as a war criminal, terrorist, the Saddam Hussein of Africa – was Washington’s best friend in Somalia.
  103. Frank Sinatra (1993/07/23/0623442) After explaining that “all the material has been satirized for your protection,” Mr. Maher introduces his guests: the comics Larry Miller and Jerry Seinfeld (”the Frank Sinatra of nouveau comedians”); Robin Quivers, the longtime partner of the shock radio and television personality Howard Stern; and, from out of left – or perhaps right – field, the political consultant Ed Rollins.
  104. Walter Cronkite (1993/07/25/0623986) So, *the Walter Cronkite of* the old days is not about to reappear in all of his former splendor.
  105. Salvador Dalí (1993/07/30/0625014) Considerably more sensational are a startling photograph by the San Francisco artists Aziz and Cucher that shows a male nude whose genitals have been rubbed out through computer wizardry – a kind of off-the-charts idealization – and Alexander Hahn’s “Urbs Turrita,” an installation consisting of three television tubes whose strange mix of old and new images, which include the tubes themselves set in interiors taken from German Romantic paintings, could establish the artist as the Salvador Dali of television.
  106. Bo Jackson (1993/08/08/0627283) It is the Bo Jackson of the bacteria world, the bug-of-all-trades, and it made a reappearance last week in an unusual role, a microscopic clue that led investigators to the scene of an environmental crime.
  107. Hunter S. Thompson (1993/08/08/0627393) Larry McCaffery, an English professor at San Diego State University, edits a special issue of the Mississippi Review about cyberpunk fiction, including a story by Mark Leyner, the Hunter S. Thompson of cyberpunk.
  108. Mark Wahlberg (1993/08/08/0627399) Idol just the Marky Mark of cyber culture, appropriating a fringe movement for his own commercial ends?
  109. Jimmy Key (1993/08/09/0627648) Guidry – the Jimmy Key of his era – was fulfilling his duties admirably, in fact, he won 9 of his final 11 decisions that year.
  110. Napoleon (1993/08/11/0628120) Duke Ellington is Russia to *the Napoleon of* his biographers and fans.
  111. Susan Lucci (1993/08/13/0628528) Since 1985, when his name was first recommended to the Governor for the Court of Appeals, Justice Levine has become the Susan Lucci of New York’s judiciary.
  112. Peter Pan (1993/08/15/0628698) He is the Peter Pan of First-Brother Land, as he calls it, and he bubbles with ideas, one for a generic cola commercial featuring his letters on his brother’s campaign stationery, one for a rhythm-and-blues duet with the President.
  113. Bobo Holloman (1993/08/18/0629471) IT’S beginning to look as if Sea Hero is the Bobo Holloman of racing.
  114. Bo Jackson (1993/08/19/0629701) And while he is not quite *the Bo Jackson of* legend and lore on a consistent basis on the field, he does have his moments.
  115. Michael Jordan (1993/08/26/0631050) “Joey Cora calls me the Michael Jordan of the White Sox.
  116. +Martin Scorsese (1993/09/03/0632255) The tough-guy dialogue has an edge, concision and dark humor that echo the Martin Scorsese of “Mean Streets.”+
  117. Sandy Dennis (1993/09/03/0632371) (Ms. Lewis, who has many similar mannerisms, may be fast becoming the Sandy Dennis of her generation.)
  118. Gianni Versace (1993/09/19/0635361) As the Gianni Versace of the Shore Association of Nassau Girl Scouts, Mrs. Geller was responsible for sending out on a runway, five times, four junior girl scouts and one brownie, each holding a doll dressed exactly the same as they were.
  119. Julio Iglesias (1993/09/19/0635557) Once again, Luis Miguel – a Mexican born in Puerto Rico of Spanish-Italian parents whose full name is Luis Miguel Gallego – has been confirmed as Latin heartthrob numero uno, the Julio Iglesias of his generation.
  120. Madonna (1993/09/19/0635557) For the pop singer and actress Gloria Trevi, whose image as ”the Madonna of Mexico” has been fed by her decision to pose for cheesecake calendars, and her BMG label-mate Alejandra Guzman, another performer who cultivates a “bad girl” image, MTV promises to be a major career boost.
  121. William Shakespeare (1993/09/26/0636797) He’s such a bizarre character, sort of the Shakespeare of microbiology.
  122. Marquis de Sade (1993/09/26/0636952) When we introduced Word in October 1983, in its first incarnation it was dubbed the Marquis de Sade of word processors, which was not altogether unfair.
  123. +Leonardo da Vinci (1993/09/28/0637349) Because of his accomplishments as a test and stunt pilot and as a aviation engineer, he was referred to by one admirer as ”the Leonardo da Vinci of flight.”+ (D)
  124. +Rube Goldberg (1993/09/28/0637349) What he meant was I’m the Rube Goldberg of aviation.”+
  125. +Leonardo da Vinci (1993/09/28/0637350) Because of his accomplishments as a test and stunt pilot and as a aviation engineer, he was referred to by one admirer as ”the Leonardo da Vinci of flight.”+ (D)
  126. +Rube Goldberg (1993/09/28/0637350) What he meant was I’m the Rube Goldberg of aviation.”+
  127. Leonardo da Vinci (1993/09/29/0637435) Because of his accomplishments as a test and stunt pilot and as an aviation engineer, he was referred to by one admirer as ”the Leonardo da Vinci of flight.”
  128. Rube Goldberg (1993/09/29/0637435) What he meant was I’m the Rube Goldberg of aviation.”
  129. Will Rogers (1993/09/29/0637482) So before you are left alone with reruns of “The Beverly Hillbillies” or with your copy of “Ole Rivers,” Walter Brennan’s hit record about his mule, let us turn back to *the Will Rogers of* the Jazz Age.
  130. Annie Ross (1993/10/03/0638261) And is *the Annie Ross of* today any different from the young woman who won Down Beat’s New Star Award of 1952?
  131. John F. Kennedy (1993/10/09/0639702) Although President Clinton has always invited us to think of him as the Jack Kennedy of the 1990’s generation, the more I watch him the more he reminds me of Lyndon Johnson.
  132. +Arthur Koestler (1993/10/10/0640105) Andre Malraux, George Orwell and particularly the Arthur Koestler of ‘Darkness at Noon.’+
  133. John MacLean (1993/10/13/0640931) There is no comparison between *the John MacLean of* this season and last.
  134. Jonathan Swift (1993/10/17/0642116) One British critic, Charles Brener of The Times of London, has called her the Jonathan Swift of the American 90’s.
  135. Giuseppe Verdi (1993/10/17/0642444) The fact is that Verdi, or at least *the Verdi of* 1850, did not have a music for the weighing of complex ethical issues in a reflective mind.
  136. Dalai Lama (1993/10/18/0642574) Indeed, a salute is owed to the Norwegian prize committee for the risks it has taken in recent years to recognize daring reformers like the former Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev, the Burmese champion of human rights, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet, who has courted Chinese anger by speaking out for his captive people.
  137. Ben Cartwright (1993/10/19/0642904) He is the Ben Cartwright of his own Ponderosa, an 800-acre spread along Route 34 in Monmouth County that started out 50 years ago as a general aviation field (now called Allaire Airport) that eventually came to include an industrial park, driving range, lucrative gravel quarry and, three years ago, an amusement park called Ed Brown’s Playground.
  138. Christian Lacroix (1993/10/19/0642934) You might just be discovering the Christian Lacroix of the 90’s.”
  139. John Wayne (1993/10/24/0644305) Someone from the Gewandhaus wanted to know if Mr. Masur, with his trademark bolo tie, was the John Wayne of New York.
  140. Truman Capote (1993/10/24/0644390) I can be the Truman Capote of the atelier.”
  141. Plácido Domingo (1993/10/24/0644532) Ovations should be earned, not orchestrated, and you are not yet the Placido Domingo of late-night television.
  142. Benedict Arnold (1993/10/25/0644685) I’m like the Benedict Arnold of New Orleans, going to Atlanta of all places.”
  143. Thomas Edison (1993/10/29/0645546) Ms. Fernandez, who made the issue her own public advocacy cause after the death of Mr. Hyde, her fiance, said Dr. Kevorkian was embarrassed when she praised him “as the Thomas Edison of medicine.”
  144. +Bill Clinton (1993/10/31/0645934) But even more important, Gergen says, the Bill Clinton of today, “has developed – and I’ve talked about this with him a fair amount – a different view of the Presidency and what leadership is about, and how to lead.”+
  145. Agnes Nixon (1993/11/09/0648618) The woman with the answers, the Agnes Nixon ofDecision” – soap-opera fans the world over know Agnes Nixon as the, uh, guiding light behind “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” – is Ann Sternberg, a Health Department official who used to be an NBC News documentary producer.
  146. George Steinbrenner (1993/11/10/0648860) An outspoken Florentine who started as a busboy 13 years ago and popularized his interpretation of the fresh simple cuisine of his native Tuscany, he has been called the George Steinbrenner of the restaurant world, a man with a short fuse and little patience when things are not done his way.
  147. Gilbert du Motier (1993/11/13/0649607) In the months following the fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, Marie Joseph Yves Gilbert du Motier, *the Marquis de Lafayette of* American fame, was commander of the Garde Nationale and perhaps the most powerful man in Paris.
  148. Errol Flynn (1993/11/16/0650428) Their leader is Jaba Ioseliani, who is often described as charming and charismatic – the Errol Flynn of Georgia, in one Westerner’s words.
  149. Lyndon B. Johnson (1993/11/18/0650652) He looked not like Jimmy Carter, tripping and slipping in his relations with Congress, but like *the Lyndon B. Johnson of* 1964 and 1965: relentless and resourceful, a fighter and not a fumbler.
  150. Lyndon B. Johnson (1993/11/18/0650761) A1 SHOWING PRESIDENTIAL METTLE News analysis: In the fight for the trade pact, President Clinton looked like *the Lyndon B. Johnson of* 1964 and 1965: relentless and resourceful, a fighter and not a fumbler.
  151. Lyndon B. Johnson (1993/11/18/0650793) He looked not like Jimmy Carter, tripping and slipping in his relations with Congress, but like *the Lyndon B. Johnson of* 1964 and 1965: relentless and resourceful, a fighter and not a fumbler.
  152. Johann Sebastian Bach (1993/11/21/0651259) This scoreless listener cannot vouch for the look of the music, but the lovely, rich sound of the concertos on these disks fits the composer’s ideal to a T. And however this esthetic may have conflicted with Bach’s, Heinichen’s concertos, at least in their externals, recall *the Bach of* the “Brandenburg” Concertos and the orchestral suites, especially his tendency to blur the distinctions between the two forms.
  153. Willie Horton (1993/11/21/0651362) Kim, pronouncing herself ”the Willie Horton of AIDS,” a strained analogy, denies that she is fighting homosexuals.
  154. Mahatma Gandhi (1993/11/28/0652872) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Mahatma Gandhi of this political moment.
  155. Pablo Picasso (1993/12/02/0653379) “I think I’m the Picasso of mime,” Marcel Marceau said between rehearsals for his new show, at the Espace Pierre Cardin off the Champs-Elysees.
  156. +Samuel Beckett (1993/12/05/0653816) Back in 1955, an unknown avant-garde dramatist, the Samuel Beckett of “Waiting for Godot,” was greeted with yells of “We’re being conned!”+
  157. Thomas Edison (1993/12/05/0653850) There are major characters but no heroes in this antiromance of 1907 in Battle Creek, Mich., where Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, *the Edison of* /clean living/, presides over pilgrims who hope to escape the ills and smells that flesh is heir to. (D)
  158. Leon Lett (1993/12/07/0654409) Malamala said he was feeling like ”the Leon Lett of the New York Jets” following the game.
  159. George Wallace (1993/12/09/0654795) I would call them the George Wallace of C.R.A.
  160. Dorian Gray (1993/12/10/0654992) Also on hand is Aerosmith, the Dorian Gray of rock bands, to serve the same purpose Alice Cooper did in the first film.
  161. +Sting (1993/12/16/0656351) Helpful Techniques to Ease the Sting of ‘No’+
  162. +Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1993/12/17/0656445) No wonder the English critic Herbert Read called the young Mr. Freud ”the Ingres of Existentialism.”+ (D)
  163. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1993/12/17/0656446) No wonder the English critic Herbert Read called the young Mr. Freud ”the Ingres of Existentialism.”
  164. Walter Keeping (1993/12/19/0656782) An Uncivil War Over *the Keeping of* Grant’s Tomb
  165. Lloyd Bentsen (1993/12/28/0658772) The Lloyd Bentsen basking in the glow of the trade pact’s passage appears to be a far cry from *the Lloyd Bentsen of* last summer.
  166. Mona Lisa (1993/12/29/0658931) The acquisition was the latest chapter in the saga of an island that local environmentalists have described as Long Island’s Yosemite Valley, *the Mona Lisa of* the East End, and one of the few remaining natural jewels in an area that many say has been tainted by overdevelopment.
  167. Robin Williams (1993/12/30/0659117) In person, he is the Robin Williams of literary interviews, albeit more soft-spoken, with a bit of Southern drawl from childhood still clinging to his speech.

1994

  1. Ed Sullivan (1994/01/02/0659619) Does he become the Ed Sullivan of foreign policy, managing a really good show but enjoying no stardom himself?
  2. Fish (1994/01/02/0659659) Governor’s Quest for *the Fish of* Memory
  3. Clark Kent (1994/01/06/0660258) C1 At home with Robert Wilson: the Clark Kent of modern theater.
  4. Houston Branch (1994/01/06/0660367) With *the Houston Branch of* the Asia Society, he will coordinate four annual public readings and discussions on the cultures of South Asia.
  5. Pete Seeger (1994/01/07/0660595) Ladino, one of the three major Jewish languages, has produced a rich and extensive repertory of Judeo-Spanish songs, many of which have been collected by Joseph Elias, who is regarded as the Pete Seeger of Ladino music.
  6. William Shakespeare (1994/01/09/0660857) Barnum was basically a great showman, Mr. Pelton said, a master of advertising – a Yale professor once called him the Shakespeare of advertising – and of crowd psychology.
  7. Charles Barkley (1994/01/10/0661248) “I’m kind of like *the Charles Barkley of* figure skating.
  8. Charles Barkley (1994/01/10/0661248) Once she caught her breath, which wasn’t easy given a hacking attack of asthma, Tonya Harding called herself the Charles Barkley of figure skating late Saturday night, then proceeded to verbally slam-dunk her competition at the coming Winter Olympics.
  9. Salvador Dalí (1994/01/16/0662187) “He’s the Salvador Dali of the movement,” he wrote, “a surrealist in his designs, a showman by temperament, a prankster.”
  10. Charles Barkley (1994/01/16/0662389) When Miss Harding, who has described herself as the Charles Barkley of skating, told reporters, “If anybody wanted to beat Nancy it was me,” the wording sounded a little strange.
  11. Ernest Hemingway (1994/01/20/0663246) Now called the Hemingway of Westchester, he has been paid an advance of $225,000 to write a wartime memoir, to be titled “The Partisan.”
  12. Charlotte Anderson (1994/01/23/0663907) “It’s one of the indispensible items on my desk,” said David Dahlberg, whose wife is *the Charlotte Anderson of* Charlotte Anderson Design, an advertising and graphic design firm in Bountiful, Utah.
  13. Tony Granato (1994/01/28/0665035) Just nine seconds before Messier’s goal, Tony Amonte of the Rangers had a chance to win the game on a penalty shot, awarded because *the Tony Granato of* the Kings jumped off the bench to try to stop a three-on-two Ranger rush.
  14. Lionel Trilling (1994/01/28/0665094) Marv Levy, the Lionel Trilling of coaches, will probably be offered an endowed chair at Columbia when he retires.
  15. Jim Brown (1994/01/29/0665224) “Cookie was the Jim Brown of the American Football League; he was the icon of the league,” said Booker Edgerson, a member of the Bills 1964 championship team and a 10-year veteran.
  16. Josephine Baker (1994/01/30/0665590) In the glare, we often lose sight of the poor unhappy black child who reinvented herself as a legend in her own lifetime – *the Josephine Baker of* previous biographies and memoirs.
  17. Federico Fellini (1994/02/01/0665950) Yohji Yamamoto and Ms. Kawakubo evoked *the Federico Fellini of* “La Strada,” showing men’s wear in fun-house-mirror proportions in a circus-like setting.
  18. Adolf Hitler (1994/02/04/0666537) The terrors of the code, as overseen by Joseph Breen (who was nicknamed ”the Hitler of Hollywood” in some quarters), went beyond the letter of the document and brought about a more generalized moral purge.
  19. +Jean Seberg (1994/02/04/0666545) The city of Paris, to which its characters refer continually, is the mythical mecca of erotic transcendence and literary genius whose spirit has infused everyone from Ernest Hemingway to the Jean Seberg of “Breathless.”+
  20. Joseph Conrad (1994/02/06/0667236) “Mark Richard may be called the Joseph Conrad of our day,” she says.
  21. Robin Hood (1994/02/06/0667238) MS. CHUTE’S device is to make Lloyd the Robin Hood of Egypt.
  22. Dirty Harry (1994/02/06/0667248) As a prelude to his encounter with Old Possum, the Dirty Harry of contemporary critical theory (as The Village Voice has memorably called him) offers us an autobiographical “confession.”
  23. Oral Roberts (1994/02/08/0667638) One of his rare detractors paid him a backhanded compliment by dubbing him ”the Oral Roberts of prevention.”
  24. Greg Gumbel (1994/02/11/0668171) Hallvard Flatland, the Greg Gumbel of Norwegian television, said: “Our main interests are cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
  25. Sam Walton (1994/02/13/0668494) A businessman as well as a physician, he has been called the Sam Walton of heart surgery.
  26. Antonio Stradivari (1994/02/20/0670039) “It was a Tourte, *the Stradivarius of* bows,” Freeman said.
  27. Ben Wright (1994/02/21/0670187) Yet Saturday’s cross-country dispatch from the Nordic combined competition by Phil Liggett, the Ben Wright of the snow, and Jeff Hastings, sparkled with action and emotion.
  28. Oliver Stone (1994/02/22/0670357) It is the sort of effect that has made Mr. Svetlanov an unquestioned master of overpowering orchestral spectacle, the Oliver Stone of conductors.
  29. Joe Carter (1994/02/23/0670493) He has dreamed about being the Joe Carter of 1994 before there was a Joe Carter of 1993.
  30. Duane Hanson (1994/02/27/0671076) Phidias was the Duane Hanson of his day.
  31. Phidias (1994/02/27/0671076) Is Duane Hanson the Phidias of Our Time?
  32. Donald Trump (1994/03/04/0672349) Unbeknownst to Jack until it’s too late, his hostage, Natalie Voss (Kristy Swanson), happens to be the only daughter of a publicity-hungry billionaire (Ray Wise) known as ”the Donald Trump of California.”
  33. Anne Frank (1994/03/06/0672558) But say “*the Anne Frank of* Sarajevo,” and most of us know who you mean.
  34. Anne Frank (1994/03/06/0672558) If only the French publishers of “Zlata’s Diary” had never thought or spoken the phrase ”the Anne Frank of Sarajevo”!
  35. Keith Hernandez (1994/03/06/0672899) “He was the Keith Hernandez of this team,” Darling said, calling on his days with the Mets for an analogy.
  36. Ross Perot (1994/03/09/0673268) Leading businessmen like Konstantin Boravoi, who is known as the Ross Perot of Russia, have local E-mail addresses.
  37. Babe Ruth (1994/03/11/0673751) Now comes the Babe Ruth of golf, John Daly.
  38. Bart Simpson (1994/03/12/0673909) But take a healthy dose of the man once characterized as the Bart Simpson of the Senate, who has elevated the sustained whine to a rhetorical form.
  39. Peter Sellers (1994/03/13/0674080) Mr. Kubrick told him, “I think you’re becoming the Peter Sellers of the cutting room,” and encouraged him to direct.
  40. Garry Trudeau (1994/03/16/0674686) Now, Mr. Miller said, the boy had become the Garry Trudeau of English class, using software that lets him write his essays as comic strips.
  41. Leo Tolstoy (1994/03/16/0674767) “Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus?”
  42. +Pete Sampras (1994/03/19/0675318) That’s maybe the difference between now and the Pete Sampras of a few years ago.”+
  43. Phidias (1994/03/20/0675505) In Michael Kimmelman’s essay “Is Duane Hanson the Phidias of Our Time?”
  44. Charles Barkley (1994/03/22/0676038) Mostly recruited only by Big Ten Conference schools, he has been dubbed the Charles Barkley of Marquette’s conference, the Great Midwest.
  45. David Lee Roth (1994/03/24/0676364) How does *the David Lee Roth of* the 1990’s compare with the David Lee Roth of the early 1980’s?
  46. David Lee Roth (1994/03/24/0676364) How does the David Lee Roth of the 1990’s compare with *the David Lee Roth of* the early 1980’s?
  47. Willie Horton (1994/03/27/0677001) Robert Schmuhl, chairman of the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, said Houston had become the Willie Horton of the 1992 campaign.
  48. Charles Dickens (1994/04/03/0678070) Mr. Quinn’s narrative method is the usual one for novels described as sweeping or panoramic, one that derives ultimately, I suppose, from *the Dickens of* “Our Mutual Friend” and “Bleak House”: we ride along on the consciousness of one character after another, each for a few pages, returning frequently to some and less frequently to others, building little blocks of story from shifting points of view.
  49. Patrick Swayze (1994/04/03/0678117) As the Fairground Boy, Jon Marshall Sharp (late of “The Red Shoes”) sports a bare torso under a black leather vest and has the right cheekbones to be the Patrick Swayze of /this “Carousel.”/
  50. Frank Perdue (1994/04/22/0682162) Not from the man who called Edward I. Koch ”the Frank Perdue of New York City” when he was running against the former Mayor in the 1985 Democratic primary.
  51. Muhammad (1994/04/24/0682541) So I moved to New York and became an orthodox Muslim in the manner all converts do: I declared before Muslim witnesses my belief in Allah and my faith that *the Prophet Muhammad of* Arabia was His very last messenger.
  52. Richard Nixon (1994/04/28/0683587) There have been a few primal screams of rage at the red-baiting Nixon, *the Nixon of* the enemies list, the Nixon who carried the war into Cambodia, the foul-mouthed Nixon of the Watergate tapes.
  53. James Dean (1994/04/28/0683662) “His death at the age of 35 has turned him into the James Dean of the 1990’s,” proclaimed Paris Match, one of numerous magazines that carried his photograph on its cover.
  54. Napoleon (1994/05/01/0684057) As “The Final Problem” narrated it, Holmes had been pursued to the Bernese Oberland by *the Napoleon of* Crime, the fiendish Professor Moriarty, and both died when, locked in ferocious struggle, they fell into the churning abyss of the Reichenbach Falls.
  55. Napoleon (1994/05/01/0684057) The inevitable memorial tablet, in English, at the lower terminal of the cableway reads: “Across this ‘dreadful cauldron’ occurred the culminating event in the career of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective, when on May 4, 1891, he vanquished Prof. Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime.
  56. Emily Dickinson (1994/05/01/0684171) A painter, he was the Emily Dickinson of the art world.
  57. +Dalai Lama (1994/05/01/0684269) And the Dalai Lama of Tibet rated no more than a Presidential “drop by.”+
  58. Harold Pinter (1994/05/02/0684570) In earlier years, he was the Harold Pinter of dance, largely because what he left unsaid in his studies of relationships was as important as what he expressed directly.
  59. Sol Hurok (1994/05/08/0685821) SAM ALBERT may be the quintessential schmoozer and self-promoter, a computer management consultant who calls himself ”the Sol Hurok of the information systems business.”
  60. Deng Xiaoping (1994/05/08/0685830) As a veteran of the Congress Party governments led by Mr. Nehru’s daughter, Indira Gandhi, and grandson, Rajiv Gandhi, the 72-year-old Mr. Rao has become, in effect, the Deng Xiaoping of India – an aging party leader who, in his sunset years, has abandoned many, if not all, of the economic precepts that had guided earlier governments, challenging not only the old orthodoxies but an entrenched network of vested interests that had built up under the old system.
  61. Aldrich Ames (1994/05/08/0685978) Mr. Brock’s role in the Paula Jones affair is curious indeed, so much so that some might take him for a Clinton mole in the conservative camp – the Aldrich Ames of The American Spectator.
  62. +Virginia Clinton Kelley (1994/05/08/0686021) Yet the Virginia Kelley of “Leading With My Heart” is the quintessence of the self-delighting extrovert, one who genuinely likes people: “I’ve always enjoyed talking with strangers – the more different they are, the better I like them”; “I can truthfully say that I have never felt one pang of jealousy toward anybody in my life, and that attitude started when I was a girl.”+
  63. Mathew Brady (1994/05/08/0686097) In 75 films, Muky became the Mathew Brady of New York’s movie panorama, of neo-realism transplanted from postwar Europe.
  64. Bill Stern (1994/05/10/0686448) Frazier is the Bill Stern of basketball analysis, an embellisher blindly dishing and swishing his Lesser Word Power in 20 Minutes approach to broadcasting.
  65. +Andrew Young (1994/05/11/0686633) In an interview, David Garrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the civil rights movement, said of Mr. Young’s book, “To me, the degree to which the Andrew Young of 1967, 1968 has changed isn’t addressed in there.”+
  66. Magic Johnson (1994/05/13/0687037) Once upon a time, Mason could have been the Magic Johnson of Turkey or Venezuela, a very large man with superior open-court dribbling.
  67. Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira (1994/05/17/0687936) But he has not gone to the net like *the Anderson of* .
  68. Blaine Trump (1994/05/22/0688818) (If there is a club worth going to, Mr. McGrath, the Blaine Trump of lower Manhattan, is on its permanent guest list.)
  69. Peter Lynch (1994/05/22/0688898) One is William H. Gross, 50, managing director of the Pacific Investment Management Company and sometimes called the Peter Lynch of the bond business.
  70. Richard Nixon (1994/05/24/0689341) Forgotten (or at least played down) was the Other Nixon, *the Nixon of* Watergate and the Cambodia bombings, the Nixon who kept an enemies list and turned red-baiting into a ferocious campaign tactic.
  71. Bette Midler (1994/05/24/0689343) At one point, Erik’s lawyer, Leslie Abramson, the Bette Midler of the criminal courtroom, stuck tacks into the photograph of a naked child’s torso for shamelessly vivid illustration.
  72. Babe Ruth (1994/05/25/0689494) He was the natural, the Babe Ruth of jazz, and before the word crossover had any meaning, he was one of very few black men who were listened to or watched by whites in an America so much whiter than it is now.
  73. T. E. Lawrence (1994/05/29/0690176) If Istanbul is the T. E. Lawrence of world capitals, sword unsheathed and racing on horseback toward another clash with history, then Washington is Indiana Jones – handsome and dashing in its porkpie hat and bullwhip, but only playing a part.
  74. Anthony Trollope (1994/06/05/0691458) If Raymond Carver, the Anthony Trollope of American white trash, had been just a little bit nuttier – and was still alive and writing – or if Stephen King could write at all, either one of them would be proud to produce something like “Pluto, Animal Lover.”
  75. Marcel Marceau (1994/06/05/0691809) Mr. Golden is the Marcel Marceau of city politics, gifted at uttering nothing while brightly demonstrating inclusiveness.
  76. Mary Pierce (1994/06/06/0691973) She hadn’t encountered any adversity at this event until today and seemed to revert to her old self – *the Mary Pierce of* the vexed yelps and half-hearted swats at tough shots – when she did.
  77. Mel Gibson (1994/06/08/0692271) David Hobson, who I’m told is sometimes referred to as the Mel Gibson of opera Down Under, is a dashing Rodolfo, even managing to look meltingly sensitive in a black leather jacket.
  78. +Richard Wagner (1994/06/08/0692276) Still, the score is attractive, rather like Gounod’s “Faust” mixed with the Wagner of “Tannhauser” and “Lohengrin.”+
  79. John Stanley Beard (1994/06/12/0692890) Tweaking *the Beard of* the Maximum Leader
  80. Pat Boone (1994/06/20/0694707) If Vanilla Ice is the Pat Boone of hip-hop, watering down a vibrant black musical form to make it appeal to a generic pop audience, then G. Love is its Elvis Presley.
  81. Virginia Court (1994/06/22/0694974) Overturning a lower court decision that had awarded custody of a lesbian’s son to his grandmother, *the Virginia Court of* Appeals Unanimously ruled today that a person’s homosexuality does not necessarily make that individual an unfit parent.
  82. Norman Podhoretz (1994/06/26/0695595) Edward Said thus becomes the Norman Podhoretz of the Palestinians.
  83. Hugh Hefner (1994/06/26/0695640) THE FILM BEGINS IN Tibet, where Cranston is, in the words of Mr. Baldwin, “like the Hugh Hefner of Tibet.”
  84. Virginia Court (1994/06/26/0695951) Sharon L. Bottoms, the lesbian mother who had expected to take her 2-year-old home after *the Virginia Court of* Appeals ruled in her favor, may now have to wait weeks or even years because of an appeal by her mother.
  85. Julius Caesar (1994/06/27/0696071) The text has some lively spots, but *the Caesar of* historical reality was different from that of the play.
  86. Cyndi Lauper (1994/06/30/0696637) Discussing his new novel, “Thank You for Smoking,” Christopher Buckley declares himself ”the Cyndi Lauper of American letters – I just want to have fun.”
  87. Michael Jordan (1994/07/05/0697585) If Jones was the Michael Jordan of her time, scoring at will, Cain, 33, is the Magic Johnson of hers.
  88. Magic Johnson (1994/07/05/0697585) If Jones was the Michael Jordan of her time, scoring at will, Cain, 33, is the Magic Johnson of hers.
  89. Magic Johnson (1994/07/05/0697643) “Romario is the Michael Jordan of soccer and Bebeto is the Magic Johnson of soccer,” said American defender Paul Caligiuri.
  90. Michael Jordan (1994/07/05/0697643) “Romario is the Michael Jordan of soccer and Bebeto is the Magic Johnson of soccer,” said American defender Paul Caligiuri.
  91. Paolo Rossi (1994/07/06/0697823) “I am hoping to be the Paolo Rossi of this World Cup,” Baggio had said, referring to the hero of the 1982 World Cup championship.
  92. Farrah Fawcett (1994/07/10/0698493) Much of the delight in the 48-year-old Ms. Lumley, a familiar actress in Britain, comes from the fact that she has played a succession of cool, glamorous, upper-class women, including a James Bond girl in the film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” and a secret agent in “The New Avengers,” a 1976 British television series that made her a sex symbol, the Farrah Fawcett of public-school boys.
  93. Kim Il-sung (1994/07/10/0698584) There was *the Kim Il Sung of* North Korean myth, whose likeness dominates Pyongyang and every town square in the form of 30,000 statues, the man who was lionized in song as the “sun of the country” for single-handedly defeating two enemies in one generation: Japan and the United States.
  94. Tennessee Williams (1994/07/17/0699777) I think Beth Henley is the Tennessee Williams of this generation with this berserk edge.”
  95. Perry Como (1994/07/17/0699904) He’s the Perry Como of rock-and-roll.”
  96. Neil Simon (1994/07/17/0699913) Warren Kliewer, its artistic director, has on a tentative September schedule “The Truth,” a vintage comedy by Clyde Fitch, who has been variously called the American Oscar Wilde and the Neil Simon of the 19th century.
  97. Gary Busey (1994/07/17/0699963) (I like to think of myself as the Gary Busey of in-line skating, since Mr. Busey is still vehemently opposed to wearing a helmet even after having applied his head firmly to the pavement in a motorcycle accident.)
  98. John D. Rockefeller (1994/07/18/0700205) called him ”the John D. Rockefeller of whistle-blowers.”
  99. Charles Lindbergh (1994/07/20/0700647) He could be the Charles Lindbergh of this era.”
  100. Armand Hammer (1994/07/24/0701723) But such conspicuous spending only enhances Turner’s image here as the Armand Hammer of post-Communist Russia – the most ubiquitous, best-connected American businessman.
  101. James Stewart (1994/07/28/0702482) He’s the Jimmy Stewart of our generation.”
  102. Susanne Bartsch (1994/07/31/0703085) John Bartlett is becoming the Susanne Bartsch of the men’s wear industry.
  103. Jackie Robinson (1994/07/31/0703200) In many ways, Wendell Smith was the Jackie Robinson of sports journalism.
  104. Lou Gehrig (1994/08/04/0704092) Dan Marino, the Lou Gehrig of quarterbacks, had surely been dipped in the waters of the river Styx.
  105. Joshua Steiner (1994/08/04/0704115) “You’re the kind of person we need involved in public service,” said Mr. Kerry, rightly, in the process of praising *the Joshua Steiner of* the diaries.
  106. Eppie Lederer (1994/08/07/0704518) Daniel S. Hamermesh, a professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin who has published several articles on academic etiquette and jokingly calls himself the Ann Landers of higher education, says he thinks young professors “may be even meaner than their predecessors because they grew up in the ‘Me Generation,’ believing that virtually everything is due them.”
  107. Rush Limbaugh (1994/08/08/0704950) Three years after Connecticut adopted an income tax, Tom Scott, *the Rush Limbaugh of* /state politics/, has been on a mission to foment a tax revolt.
  108. Rush Limbaugh (1994/08/08/0704966) Three years after Connecticut adopted an income tax, Tom Scott, the Rush Limbaugh of state politics, says lingering resentment over that move could make him a serious candidate for governor.
  109. Napoleon (1994/08/12/0705713) The press called Mr. Fratoni the Napoleon of the green tables; to friends in politics and in the milieu, as the Riviera’s criminal underground is known, he was Jean-Do.
  110. Pol Pot (1994/08/12/0705807) He concluded that President Suharto was ”the Pol Pot of East Timor.”
  111. David Gergen (1994/08/14/0706342) Fifteen days ago, when the Players Association set last Friday as its strike date, silent Steve Howe suddenly turned into the David Gergen of the Yankees.
  112. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1994/08/16/0706546) Though he came to personify terrorism in the 1970’s, “Carlos the Jackal” spent most of the last decade drinking whisky in an apartment in downtown Damascus, living off his reputation as the Scarlet Pimpernel of international terrorism, intelligence officials said.
  113. Jerry Rice (1994/08/19/0707104) Moore was to be the Jerry Rice of the Jets’ sophisticated 49ers-style attack this season.
  114. Johnny Carson (1994/08/21/0707417) CALL Prof. John J. Donovan the Johnny Carson of the training circuit.
  115. Burt Bacharach (1994/08/28/0708660) Someone – often a contemporary composer trying to address the masses – is always remarking with approval that Mozart tailored his music for particular occasions, that he was just a working stiff, the Burt Bacharach of his day.
  116. David Duke (1994/08/29/0709090) Ms. Reiley at one point called Mr. McSlarrow ”the David Duke of Northern Virginia,” a reference to the white supremacist who lost a 1990 race in Louisiana for the United States Senate.
  117. Babe Ruth (1994/09/05/0710383) Lawrence O. Selhorst, chairman and chief executive of the American Spring Wire Corporation and one of several new board members recruited by Mr. Hastings, admiringly calls Lincoln’s legendary compensation system ”the Babe Ruth of incentive programs.”
  118. Spike Lee (1994/09/10/0711111) Alan King, the Spike Lee of tennis, who attends nearly every day, was in his usual box.
  119. Cinderella (1994/09/11/0711230) Kevin Smith, the Cinderella of this year’s Sundance festival, shot this black-and-white movie in the New Jersey store where he himself worked.
  120. Isaac Newton (1994/09/18/0712633) Before then, Einstein was already esteemed by many physicists as the Newton of the 20th century.
  121. Yoko Ono (1994/09/23/0713760) But Ms. Love won’t be the Yoko Ono of alternative rock, mourning with the fans.
  122. Rosa Parks (1994/09/23/0713837) In 1991 four sixth-grade girls in the Museum of the City of New York’s Wednesday afternoon history club researched this event in the life of Elizabeth Jennings, whom they called the Rosa Parks of her time, and presented their play, “Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Her Rights” at the museum’s first history fair.
  123. +David Souter (1994/09/25/0714035) Nowadays, Chuck Douglas characterizes the David Souter of the mid-1980’s as a “status quo, stare decisis conservative.”+
  124. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1994/09/25/0714306) “He’s become the Scarlet Pimpernel of American foreign policy, popping up to solve impossible crises,” said Charles William Maynes, editor of Foreign Policy.
  125. Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1994/09/27/0714747) The art critic Robert Hughes calls Mr. Crumb ”the Bruegel of the 20th century.”
  126. James Fenimore Cooper (1994/10/02/0715444) Tom Clancy is the James Fenimore Cooper of his day, which is to say, the most successful bad writer of his generation.
  127. +Adolf Hitler (1994/10/12/0717498) This is the harsh tale of an unloved man nicknamed by his class ”the Hitler of the lower fifth” and “the Crock.”+
  128. Adolf Hitler (1994/10/12/0717519) This is the harsh tale of an unloved man nicknamed by his class ”the Hitler of the lower fifth” and “the Crock.”
  129. Marshall Faulk (1994/10/13/0717778) He was the Marshall Faulk of 1990.”
  130. +Mark Twain (1994/10/14/0717950) The influences on Mr. Oe’s complex art range from Jean-Paul Sartre to the Mark Twain of “Huckleberry Finn.”+
  131. Arthur Frommer (1994/10/23/0719952) BECAUSE he has visited just about every unusual landmark and landscape Long Island has to offer, Bob Cammann has been dubbed the Arthur Frommer of the Island.
  132. Ted Bundy (1994/10/25/0720541) In the fall issue of The American Scholar, in an anguished, angry article titled “A Loss for Words: Plagiarism and Silence,” Mr. Bowers has outlined his two-year quest to track down Mr. Sumner and put a stop to the man he calls ”the Ted Bundy of the poetry world.”
  133. Hulk Hogan (1994/10/25/0720551) Libby’s cousin Andrew, an art director who’s “so incredibly creative that, as my mother says, no one’s holding their breath for grandchildren,” opines that “David Mamet is the Hulk Hogan of the American theater and that his word processor should be tested for steroids.”
  134. Denny McLain (1994/10/26/0720829) The closest race in league history was the tie between *the Denny McLain of* the Detroit Tigers and Mike Cuellar of the Orioles in 1969.
  135. Sandra Day O’Connor (1994/10/26/0720831) Her husband, 54, praises her “guts and courage” in overcoming tremendous obstacles, like the time a trumpet section walked out in protest when the conductor turned out to be a woman, and he eagerly calls her ”the Sandra Day O’Connor of the music world.”
  136. Robert Howard (1994/10/27/0720954) still cannot say whether *the Robert Howard of* Presstek is or is not the same Robert Howard who operated as Howard Finkelstein.
  137. Robert Howard (1994/10/27/0720956) still cannot say whether *the Robert Howard of* Presstek is or is not the same Robert Howard who operated as Howard Finkelstein.
  138. Brendan Suhr (1994/10/30/0721907) Gary Bettman, the Brendan Suhr of sports commissioners, cut the power on the dawning of hockey.
  139. Dan Majerle (1994/10/30/0721937) And *the Dan Majerle of* last season was a shadow of the Dan Majerle from the one before.
  140. Mario Cuomo (1994/11/02/0722421) Moments later, Mr. Martin, standing next to Mr. Giuliani, became momentarily nonplused when a television reporter asked him, “Does this embrace make you the Mario Cuomo of Suffolk County politics?”
  141. Elvis Presley (1994/11/02/0722481) Jordan, of course, is the Elvis of contemporary sports, the epitome of the electronic marketing boom.
  142. Lawrence Taylor (1994/11/02/0722481) Butkus was the Lawrence Taylor of his time.
  143. Joey Buttafuoco (1994/11/06/0723309) I’m the Joey Buttafuoco of the music world.”
  144. Vaughn Meader (1994/11/10/0724557) A comedian on the verge of becoming the Vaughn Meader of our time got a reprieve when the Bush son who most resembles Dad, George W., won.
  145. Dalai Lama (1994/11/12/0724859) The two foreign policy committees in Congress will be headed by men who are sworn enemies of Beijing: Senator Jesse Helms, who favors independence for Taiwan and demonizes the Chinese military, and Representative Benjamin A. Gilman, who considers himself a close friend of *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet.
  146. Heloise (1994/11/13/0725000) WILLIAM MAYNE has a wonderful creation in Hob, a protective household spirit, usually invisible, who is the Heloise of the unseen world.
  147. Jesse Owens (1994/11/13/0725345) “She was the Jesse Owens of women’s track and field, and like Jesse, she changed the sport for all time,” he said.
  148. Richard Ravitch (1994/11/13/0725363) Ray Grebey was the Richard Ravitch of the players’ 50-day strike that season.
  149. Jesse James (1994/11/14/0725402) 1 suspect, Leroy Linen, 41, was in custody yesterday, facing a felony charge as the Jesse James of Scofflaws.
  150. Le Corbusier (1994/11/15/0725647) Courreges was often called the Corbusier of Paris couture when his career peaked in 1965.
  151. +Lyndon LaRouche (1994/11/27/0727747) He likens the writer Larry Kramer, a founder and then renouncer of Act Up, to ”the Lyndon LaRouche of the gay movement, another member of some insane fringe” – except “he usually is right.”+
  152. Jessye Norman (1994/11/27/0727868) IT might be called the Jessye Norman of pipe organs, custom designed and fitted and possessed of a powerful pair of lungs.
  153. Greg LeMond (1994/12/03/0728891) I wouldn’t be myself, *the Greg LeMond of* ‘85 or ‘86, where I just always felt great.
  154. Marcel Proust (1994/12/03/0728921) Bosnia is the Marcel Proust of news stories.
  155. John F. Kennedy (1994/12/04/0729197) A seasoned foreign correspondent, she often finds herself preceded by an eager James A. Baker 3d, then Secretary of State, as she grills people like Askar Akaev, ”the John F. Kennedy of Central Asia,” an upbeat physicist who was elected President of what she sees as the only genuinely democratic new republic in the region, mountainous Kyrgyzstan.
  156. Greg Norman (1994/12/08/0729988) was formed to appease Charles Blair Macdonald, a mouthy, mustached Chicago golfer who considered himself the Greg Norman of a century ago.
  157. Martina Navratilova (1994/12/16/0731545) She’s the Martina Navratilova of gymnastics, is what she is.
  158. Olivier Messiaen (1994/12/17/0731714) Its intensely rhapsodic chord sequences recalled Debussy and *the Messiaen of* the Preludes.
  159. Lorenzo de’ Medici (1994/12/18/0731771) Over the years, this man, whom one of the Russian artists calls ”the Lorenzo de’ Medici of Russian art” spent more than $3 million of his own money, operating under secretive and quasi-legal conditions that posed considerable risk both to himself and to the artists whom he befriended and patronized on his many trips to the former Soviet Union.
  160. King Lear (1994/12/18/0731831) (If Mama Rose is *the King Lear of* musicals, as she has often been dubbed, Lorelei is the Lady Macbeth, but with a sense of humor).
  161. George Mikan (1994/12/23/0732979) “He was the George Mikan of Israel,” Calhoun said, referring to the former Minneapolis Lakers star who was the first great big man in American basketball.
  162. King Kong (1994/12/26/0733507) “Les Miserables” is the one role that Robert Karp, a New York City Board of Education administrator who is arguably the King Kong of walk-ons, still covets.
  163. +Robert Redford (1994/12/28/0733761) And the Robert Redford of “Quiz Show” is the Robert Redford she first spotted in “Ordinary People,” with its “respectable, pictorial, dated look that movies get when the director has a proficient team of craftsmen but doesn’t really think in visual terms.”+
  164. Joe Montana (1994/12/29/0733931) He was known as the Joe Montana of Big Waves, and was a do-it-all: broadcaster, author, businessman, health enthusiast, traveler.

1995

  1. Steven Spielberg (1995/01/02/0734586) FUTURE: Some industry executives call Mr. Knight *the Spielberg of* /hip-hop/, but they wonder if he can stay out of legal trouble. (D)
  2. Steven Spielberg (1995/01/02/0734637) FUTURE: Some industry executives call Mr. Knight the Spielberg of hip-hop, but they wonder if he can stay out of legal trouble.
  3. Auguste Rodin (1995/01/05/0735124) His friend the Marquis de Lafayette recommended D’Angers, the Rodin of his time, as anyone visiting the Louvre’s Richelieu Court can see.
  4. Babe Ruth (1995/01/05/0735173) The office of Rush Limbaugh, the Babe Ruth of the talk-show circuit, said Mr. Limbaugh was on vacation.
  5. Willie Horton (1995/01/09/0735946) The need to cut either welfare or promised retirement benefits exists only in the political posturing that is the Willie Horton of the 1990’s.
  6. Camille Paglia (1995/01/13/0736539) Ms. Minter seems to be flirting with the idea that there is something glamorous as well as perverse about the sexual obsessions she chronicles; perhaps she wants to be the Camille Paglia of the visual arts.
  7. Marco Polo (1995/01/15/0737073) A friend of his, he tells us, gave him a chronicle of the famous 14th-century North African traveler Ibn Battuta (the Marco Polo of Islam, he has been called), who left his Moroccan birthplace, at the age of 21, on travels that took him, over the course of 30 years, eastward to India and China, northward to Central Asia and deep into Africa.
  8. Ted Turner (1995/01/15/0737125) He has been the Ted Turner of his sport, at times colorizing it unmercifully, but ever able.
  9. Samuel Pepys (1995/01/15/0737169) Pugh presents himself as the Samuel Pepys of the park, witness to the eerie, violent goings-on.
  10. Cornelius Vanderbilt (1995/01/19/0737800) If the mild-mannered entrepreneur wants to become the Cornelius Vanderbilt of late 20th-century Brazil, his compatriots learned long ago not to laugh at his vision of a private railroad extending across Brazil’s western frontier.
  11. Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1995/01/20/0738148) Raschker, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee of Masters track and field, has won dozens of other national and world titles in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and heptathlon.
  12. L. (1995/01/22/0738504) Back to Jeanne Smith at *the L. of* C. (I recently misattributed “National Information Infrastructure” to the library, but that title is a Clinton Administration infobahn pomposity.
  13. George Maw (1995/01/29/0740250) In *the Maw of* the Death Machine
  14. Dizzy Gillespie (1995/02/01/0740755) One might doubt that the cheek of a halibut would constitute a substantial repast for a healthy adult, but the thick, meaty portion seems to have come from the Dizzy Gillespie of the deep.
  15. Joan Rivers (1995/02/01/0740881) At age 59, Mrs. Fue looks and acts like the Joan Rivers of Woodstown.
  16. Philip Johnson (1995/02/05/0741684) Probably no one has profited more from this system than Josef Kleihues, who has become the Philip Johnson of Berlin – an eminent architect with an unusual combination of political power and esthetic clout.
  17. Mother Teresa (1995/02/06/0741881) Mrs. Porter was once called ”the Mother Teresa of Houston,” and she is no less experienced in dealing with the news media.
  18. Mario Cuomo (1995/02/09/0742308) Is he going to be the Mario Cuomo of 1996?
  19. Adolf Hitler (1995/02/10/0742588) A recent editorial in The Hindustan Times, one of the country’s most influential newspapers, described Mr. Seshan as ”the Fuhrer of /the Indian poll ‘Reich’/ ” for his habit of issuing directives that his critics say reach far beyond election statutes.
  20. Robert Novak (1995/02/11/0742594) Mr. Will ventured so far as to try to get Ms. Rivlin to say something one could understand about the relation between the budget and interest rates, and even Sam Donaldson, the Robert Novak of the middling left, avoided treating the subject as if it were a wrestling match.
  21. Ed Asner (1995/02/12/0742777) Characters that never saw the light of day include Nipsy and Russell (either two possums or two raccoons), Bossy Beaver and Doyle (“sort of the Ed Asner of beavers and his moronic sidekick”) and the amoeba stars of “As the Petri Dish Turns.”
  22. Franz Kafka (1995/02/12/0743054) Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander may have racked up as many honors, and Richard Avedon may have gained wider name recognition, but none of them can claim to possess her black-crepe glamour as the Kafka of American photography.
  23. Frank Perdue (1995/02/13/0743158) “I was once the Frank Perdue of Leningrad,” he said.
  24. Magic Johnson (1995/02/14/0743308) With his black hair parted slightly to the right, Holman was the playmaker, the Magic Johnson of his time.
  25. Kurt Cobain (1995/02/19/0744055) Some possible portents of doom: a recording that advertises Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as “the ‘Star Wars’ of symphonic music” and Ludwig van B. himself as the Kurt Cobain of his generation; a famous young virtuoso playing “The Four Seasons” in a music video broadcast on the Weather Channel; arousing anthologies of “Sensual Classics” aimed at heterosexual or homosexual listeners; disks of Arvo Part’s music stamped with a descriptive blurb from Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
  26. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1995/02/19/0744122) Sometimes, however, Mr. Gore gets carried away in his role as the Scarlet Pimpernel of American diplomacy.
  27. Bill Gates (1995/02/19/0744341) They call him the Bill Gates of Japan.
  28. +Mike Tyson (1995/02/28/0745844) “He’s going to have to learn to fight again the way he was, not the Mike Tyson of three and a half years ago who won a lackluster decision over RAZOR RUDDOCK, and the one who lost to BUSTER DOUGLAS.”+
  29. Tina Turner (1995/02/28/0745877) If Bill Blass has one more season as outstanding as his last two, he will have earned the right to be called the Tina Turner of the fashion industry.
  30. Johnny Appleseed (1995/03/05/0746816) But in 1974, Brent Musburger started broadcasting the college tournament for CBS and became the Johnny Appleseed of alliteration, using the phrase he had known as a high school reporter for the old Chicago American.
  31. Ernest Hemingway (1995/03/12/0748189) Even *the Hemingway of* “A Farewell to Arms,” professing revulsion at the rhetoric of heroism, movingly employed it and became the high priest of martial virtue.
  32. Sheryl Crow (1995/03/12/0748353) But *the Sheryl Crow of* “Tuesday Night Music Club” is actually a committee product.
  33. Sol Hurok (1995/03/13/0748567) Ralph Mercado, now the Sol Hurok of Latin music in New York, did the booking.
  34. Ralph Lauren (1995/03/14/0748676) The shift here from commercial power to the search for the creative was most apparent by the turnout for Fabio Piras, another recent St. Martin’s graduate, who scheduled his runway show at the same time that Margaret Howell, considered the Ralph Lauren of London, was holding her first runway show in 15 years.
  35. Abdul Sattar Edhi (1995/03/17/0749200) “No – I’d rather call Mother Teresa the Abdul Sattar Edhi of Calcutta.”
  36. J. P. Morgan (1995/03/29/0751746) The Mitsubishi Bank has the reputation of being among the most prestigious and conservative of Japanese banks and is sometimes referred to as *the J. P. Morgan of* Japan.
  37. Madonna (1995/04/01/0752308) With her pouting smile, suggestive clothing and theatrical command of a microphone, Selena was often described as the Madonna of the Mexican-American world and was an idol and heartthrob on both sides of the border.
  38. Homer (1995/04/02/0752494) Roone Arledge of ABC emerged as the Homer of an enormously profitable televised mythology that brought us epic battles in slo-mo and instant replay.
  39. Madonna (1995/04/02/0752494) He was the Madonna of his time, especially by 1969, when he guaranteed a Super Bowl victory for his underdog team, and delivered.
  40. +Augustine of Hippo (1995/04/05/0753246) Contrasting with him is Augustine of Hippo, the St. Augustine of history, whose remarkable codification of the early Christian orthodoxy made him “almost the last great classical man – and very nearly the first medieval man.”+
  41. Ralph Nader (1995/04/09/0753814) In three hours of stepping in and out of a limousine and in and out of restaurants, some fancy, some less so, he was greeted by strangers who clearly saw him as a crusader for good in the world, the Ralph Nader of food, Our Man in the Public Dining Room.
  42. +Richard Burton (1995/04/10/0754261) Or Burton, the Burton of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’+
  43. Arthur Ashe (1995/04/14/0755076) Just a 19-year-old amateur, but disciplined, talented, and a social diplomat, Woods may be the Arthur Ashe of the Nineties.
  44. Bill Bradley (1995/04/14/0755076) Here is Rebecca Lobo, the Bill Bradley of the Nineties, smart, nice, dedicated, the cover girl of the University of Connecticut’s unbeaten National Collegiate Athletic Association championship team.
  45. Hillary Clinton (1995/04/22/0757156) It will not be *the Hillary Clinton of* the health care battles, or the one defending her investment practices or the one making campaign speeches for her husband.
  46. Virginia Court (1995/04/22/0757167) The justices overturned a decision by *the Virginia Court of* Appeals, which last year issued a broad opinion that gay-rights advocates hailed as giving hope to homosexual parents nationwide.
  47. Robert Maxwell (1995/04/23/0757457) The cause of all this fuss and feathers is that – brace yourself – he fired one agent (the wife of his close friend, the novelist Julian Barnes), and hired another, Andrew Wylie, an American now referred to in the British papers as “the Jackal” and ”the Robert Maxwell of agenting,” who got him a juicy advance for the British edition, rumored to be close to $800,000.
  48. Benedict Arnold (1995/04/24/0757794) But he has received a barrage of angry electronic-mail messages from cyberspace regulars, accusing him, Mr. Stoll says, of being ”the Benedict Arnold of the computer world.”
  49. Marshall McLuhan (1995/04/24/0757794) In a sense, this is a race to emerge as the Marshall McLuhan of the 90’s, a popular interpreter of digital technology, the way Professor McLuhan served as the sage of the mass media in the 1960’s and 70’s.
  50. Cary Grant (1995/05/01/0759317) “He was the Cary Grant of public relations,” Mr. Cowan said.
  51. Annie Lennox (1995/05/02/0759532) Siouxsie Sioux (originally Susan Janet Dallion), the leader of Siouxsie and the Banshees, is the Annie Lennox of the gothic-rock underground, whose denizens were in full force at Roseland in black gowns and capes, black eyeliner, black hair dye and white face powder.
  52. Magic Johnson (1995/05/04/0760016) Once hailed as the Magic Johnson of Europe, Kukoc has made great strides in his game since signing an eight-year, $17.6 million contract with the three-time champion Bulls in 1993.
  53. Stonewall Jackson (1995/05/13/0762154) “What this agreement tells us is that this Mayor is not the Stonewall Jackson of labor relations,” said Edward F. Ott, the political director of Local 1180 of the Communications Workers of America, which represents about 10,000 city administrative employees.
  54. Wassily Kandinsky (1995/05/21/0764107) The connection isn’t idle, since Kandinsky – meaning *the Kandinsky of* his peak Munich years, 1911-13 – is precisely who comes to mind while you’re admiring Gorky’s pictures from the 1940’s.
  55. Thomas Edison (1995/05/22/0764270) Some see him as the Thomas Edison of the information age; others see John D. Rockefeller.
  56. James Brown (1995/05/22/0764316) It figured it would unfold this way for Vijay Singh, the James Brown of golf, the hardest working man in the game.
  57. Ralph Nader (1995/05/23/0764448) But Fumio Matsuda, who is head of the Japan Automobile Consumers Union and is often described as the Ralph Nader of Japan, said officials there simply did not care as much about safety as did officials in the United States.
  58. Tony Bennett (1995/05/30/0765760) Pepsico is hoping that, for Generation-Xers, he will be the Tony Bennett of soda pop.
  59. Adolf Hitler (1995/05/31/0765926) Walter Winchell, after all, branded his client, Mr. Cassidy, ”the Fuhrer of Flatbush.”
  60. Joe DiMaggio (1995/06/09/0767768) The author begins his book with an overly detailed chapter about *the Joe DiMaggio of* television-commercial fame, and he includes a chapter on New York baseball in the era of Babe Ruth and John McGraw, which is peripheral to his subject.
  61. Honoré de Balzac (1995/06/11/0768089) The novelist who is fast becoming the Balzac of the contemporary Midwest sets her newest book on the campus of a big agricultural university and puts a 700-pound pig right in the middle.
  62. Mark Messier (1995/06/14/0768829) Long ago, Lindros was anointed by the system, declared to be the Mark Messier of the 21st century, and so his limited productivity was the most noticeable.
  63. Joyce Carol Oates (1995/06/18/0769742) She is a veteran of the last years of Hollywood’s studio system, an Academy Award-winning actress with more than 40 films to her credit, a touring hoofer-singer-headliner in her own lounge act, a reincarnation advocate who (at least in my local bookstore, where the New Age section shelf placards read “The Unexplained, UFO-related, Wicca, Out-of-Body, Shirley MacLaine”) has created a whole new area of metaphysical study, and, given that “My Lucky Stars” is her eighth autobiographical work, she is by now practically the Joyce Carol Oates of Hollywood memoirists.
  64. Johnny Appleseed (1995/06/21/0770285) “At long last, the Johnny Appleseed of massive penny-stock fraud has been brought to justice,” he said.
  65. Meryl Streep (1995/06/25/0771074) These shifts are so quick, yet so dramatic, that one observer has called her the Meryl Streep of anchorwomen.
  66. Ed Sullivan (1995/06/25/0771235) HE’S the Ed Sullivan of the insomniac set.
  67. Abby Hoffman (1995/06/29/0771862) “He is sort of like the Abby Hoffman of the movement,” said Zephyr, a Manhattan man who calls himself the “elder statesman” of graffiti makers.
  68. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1995/07/02/0772401) For Americans, Harry Wu may very well be the Scarlet Pimpernel of China.
  69. Ernest Hemingway (1995/07/02/0772688) Gallico, a columnist for The Daily News, was called the Hemingway of the sports page and reportedly was paid more than Grantland Rice, Damon Runyon, Westbrook Pegler and other oft-quoted writers.
  70. James Brown (1995/07/04/0772904) India was followed by the James Brown of the salsa world, Oscar D’Leon, whose band went on to support Ms. Cruz.
  71. Dan Quayle (1995/07/05/0773003) Judge Lance A. Ito must feel like the Dan Quayle of the trial bench, condemned by an early negative impression.
  72. Nolan Ryan (1995/07/11/0774127) “He’s the Nolan Ryan of the 90’s.
  73. Don King (1995/07/14/0774861) He is a party elephant, the Don King of the club-date business.
  74. Dalai Lama (1995/07/16/0775033) When the world’s most beloved Buddhist monk, *the Dalai Lama of* Tibet, who lives in exile with tens of thousands of followers in India, celebrated his 60th birthday with three days of meetings and prayers, the Chinese Government denounced him.
  75. Larry King (1995/07/16/0775170) “There are few people who love him but many who feel a deep respect for him,” said Lubos Beniak, the Larry King of Czech television.
  76. Rupert Brooke (1995/07/17/0775537) Because of that lyricism, coupled with his good looks, he was also once labeled “*the Rupert Brooke of* /the Depression/,” in a barbed reference to the British war poet who died during World War I. (D)
  77. Rupert Brooke (1995/07/18/0775612) Because of that lyricism, coupled with his good looks, he was also once labeled ”the Rupert Brooke of the Depression,” in a barbed reference to the handsome British war poet who died during World War I..
  78. Bill Clinton (1995/07/20/0776093) Instead of the aimlessness that has marked so many White House efforts, this speech offered the zest and forthrightness promised by *the Bill Clinton of* the ‘92 campaign.
  79. P. T. Barnum (1995/07/23/0776903) Until three years ago, when the cosmic visionary from Waco, Tex., who has been called the P. T. Barnum of the avant-garde and the guru of visual stage art, came upon a 30,000-square-foot industrial laboratory on six acres in Water Mill, where Western Union scientists onceexperimented.
  80. Bob Dylan (1995/07/23/0777236) The lead vocalist and guitarist, Robert Krestan, is known as the Bob Dylan of the Czech Republic.
  81. Susan Smith (1995/07/24/0777315) In an opinion article published today in The Los Angeles Times, Mr. Jackson wrote that Mr. Wilson was ”the Susan Smith of national politics, reaching for a racial scapegoat,” an allusion to the white South Carolina woman who confessed to drowning her two sons after claiming for nine days that a black carjacker had abducted them.
  82. William Safire (1995/07/26/0777722) Mr. Jacobs might be called the William Safire of food writing, and it has nothing to do with his politics.
  83. Albert Pinkham Ryder (1995/07/30/0778793) Indeed, their intimate atmosphere coupled with the enamel-like surface of the color makes Mr. Wasow the Albert Pinkham Ryder of the group.
  84. Rembrandt (1995/07/30/0778992) He is the Rembrandt of roller-coaster designers.
  85. Marie Curie (1995/08/03/0779787) You will become the Marie Curie of pool chemistry, noting with dismay the yellow of high chlorine and the blood red of intense pH.
  86. Walt Disney (1995/08/06/0780580) He already has a grand vision: he won’t be merely a multimedia artist, he’ll be a mogul, the Walt Disney of 21st century cyberspace.
  87. Quentin Tarantino (1995/08/06/0780779) Last January, he organized a weeklong series of lectures about, and arty Cantonese movies by, the director Wong Kar-wai, known as the Quentin Tarantino of Hong Kong.
  88. +Babe Ruth (1995/08/12/0781898) “He is, in effect, the Babe Ruth of the harness track.”+
  89. Babe Ruth (1995/08/12/0781898) Herve Filion, described by his lawyer as the Babe Ruth of harness racing, turned himself in to the authorities here today amid charges that he and two other harness drivers threw races at Yonkers Raceway earlier this summer.
  90. Elvis Presley (1995/08/13/0781959) Most of the crowd at Action Park came to see the Elvis of polka, Jimmy Sturr.
  91. Madonna (1995/08/13/0782155) Finally, the tour to the basilica will follow a prescribed course, with the altar of *the Madonna of* Nicopeia off limits to visitors unless they intend to stop to pray.
  92. Tom Hanks (1995/08/13/0782306) “I think of him as the Tom Hanks of money management,” he said.
  93. Sting (1995/08/14/0782507) Israelis and Others Feel *the Sting of* a Cellular Phone Bug
  94. Babe Ruth (1995/08/26/0784760) Dean is called the Babe Ruth of arm wrestling because he was the undisputed champ from 1978 to 1986, retired, got divorced, went into a depression, ballooned to 700 pounds, then dieted by “cutting out the fat in my food,” he said, came back to arm wrestling last year and won the championship again in October.
  95. Mary Elizabeth Banning (1995/08/27/0785238) August 20-26: Religious Rights; Bavarians Balk at *the Banning of* the Cross
  96. Mark Fuhrman (1995/08/29/0785565) Dr. Oziel became the Mark Fuhrman of the Menendez trial, his own character and past stealing the limelight much as those of Detective Fuhrman have in the Simpson trial.
  97. Lizzie Borden (1995/08/30/0785760) This was supposed to be the Lizzie Borden of Congresses, the one whose fiscal broadax would whack away at friend and foe alike in the name of a balanced budget.
  98. Berenice Abbott (1995/09/01/0785939) Many of the photographs were taken by the Berenice Abbott of New York beer culture, a local figure known as Uncle Ernie O.
  99. Jane Goodall (1995/09/01/0786021) By all accounts, this artist was the Jane Goodall of his day, passing years deep in the forest to observe his subjects.
  100. +Virginia Woolf (1995/09/03/0786172) In “Writing Was Everything,” he enumerates his “hero-critics”: Edmund Wilson, Van Wyck Brooks, Randolph Bourne, Lewis Mumford, H. L. Mencken, George Bernard Shaw, G. K. Chesterton, the Virginia Woolf of “The Common Reader.”+
  101. Dave Brown (1995/09/03/0786245) That was *the Dave Brown of* old.
  102. Magnus Hirschfeld (1995/09/03/0786550) A poster headed “Two Jewish Scribblers,” a denunciation of Schreker and Ernst Toch, called Schreker ”the Magnus Hirschfeld of opera composers,” referring to a famous psychiatrist of the day, and declared contemptuously that “there was no sexual-pathological aberration he would not have set to music.”
  103. Willie Mays (1995/09/06/0786967) “How does it feel to be the Willie Mays of heart surgery?”
  104. Albert Einstein (1995/09/10/0787852) Descriptions of Mr. King as “a street Machiavelli, a ghetto Einstein” and of Muhammad Ali as ”the Einstein of the Sweet Science” hit the eye like a head-butt, and calling Ali’s victory over George Foreman “an epic, a miracle, a revolution” throws rhetoric over the event while illuminating nothing.
  105. Frankie Fredericks (1995/09/14/0788437) Haile Gebreselassie, Ethiopia’s distance champion, canceled at the last minute, and the participation of *the Frankie Fredericks of* Namibia and Samuel Matete of Zambia was in doubt.
  106. Walt Disney (1995/09/17/0789033) But the modern form of comics and animation was created in the two decades after World War II by Osamu Tezuka, who is known as the Walt Disney of Japan.
  107. Cal Ripken (1995/09/17/0789198) There are 78 hair salons for men, women or both, including an evocatively named pair – Fantasy of Italy Hair Design just south of Dyckman, and Fantastic Unisex at 149th Street – and the Broadway Barber Shop at 104th, where Kay Demetriou, apparently *the Cal Ripken of* /barbers/, has not missed a day of snipping and shaving, he says, in more than 50 years. (D)
  108. Cal Ripken (1995/09/17/0789254) There are 78 hair salons for men, women or both, including an evocatively named pair – Fantasy of Italy Hair Design just south of Dyckman, and Fantastic Unisex at 149th Street – and the Broadway Barber Shop at 104th, where Kay Demetriou, apparently the Cal Ripken of barbers, has not missed a day of snipping and shaving, he says, in more than 50 years.
  109. Michael Eisner (1995/09/18/0789404) Mr. Karmazin says the fears are unfounded and contends he is not about to become the Michael Eisner of radio, let alone its Citizen Kane.
  110. James Bond (1995/09/19/0789570) Clever television commercials and print advertisements introduce a mysterious stranger reminiscent of the Marcello Mastroianni character in Fellini’s “8 1/2” or *the James Bond of* Sean Connery.
  111. Allyson Brooke Hernandez (1995/09/21/0789852) When Ferocious Engagement Becomes *the Ally of* Dreamy
  112. Andrew Dice Clay (1995/09/22/0790066) Mr. Ezsterhas, the Andrew Dice Clay of screenwriting, bludgeons the audience with such tirelessly crude thoughts that when a group of chimps get loose in the showgirls’ dressing room and all they do is defecate, the film enjoys a rare moment of good taste.
  113. Magnus Hirschfeld (1995/09/24/0790586) To the Editor: In his piece on Franz Schreker [ “Dastardly Doings In Elysium, Lavishly Scored,” Sept. 3 ] , Jamie James refers to Magnus Hirschfeld as “a famous psychiatrist of the day” in the context of noting that a Nazi poster had slanderously called Schreker ”the Magnus Hirschfeld of opera composers.”
  114. Birgit Nilsson (1995/09/24/0790824) George Gershwin adored the brassy singing of Ethel Merman, the Birgit Nilsson of Broadway, as well as the stylish crooning of Fred Astaire, whose voice barely reached the balcony.
  115. Jackie Robinson (1995/09/27/0791171) Professor Gates, who regards Dr. Simmons as a mentor, said, “She’s the Jackie Robinson of college presidents.”
  116. Edie Sedgwick (1995/10/08/0795126) “She’s *the Edie Sedgwick of* /1995/,” he said. (D)
  117. Edie Sedgwick (1995/10/08/0795405) “She’s the Edie Sedgwick of 1995,” he said.
  118. Mark Fuhrman (1995/10/11/0796540) “They may not be the Mother Teresa of banking, but they are far from *the Mark Fuhrman of* /banking/,” said Kenneth Thomas, an independent consultant based in Miami. (D)
  119. Mother Teresa (1995/10/11/0796540) “They may not be *the Mother Teresa of* /banking/, but they are far from the Mark Fuhrman of banking,” said Kenneth Thomas, an independent consultant based in Miami. (D)
  120. Mark Fuhrman (1995/10/11/0796696) “They may not be the Mother Teresa of banking, but they are far from the Mark Fuhrman of banking,” said Kenneth Thomas, an independent consultant based in Miami.
  121. Mother Teresa (1995/10/11/0796696) “They may not be the Mother Teresa of banking, but they are far from the Mark Fuhrman of banking,” said Kenneth Thomas, an independent consultant based in Miami.
  122. Carol Burnett (1995/10/15/0797946) Ms. Burnett is the straight man, not just for Mr. Bosco but for her own rowdier comic persona: *the Carol Burnett of* the double and triple takes, the arms and legs that strike such bizarre angles, the half-strangled guffaws that can signal gawkish incredulity or hopeless cynicism.
  123. Martin Hall (1995/10/15/0798020) A financing workshop on buying and renovating homes in the neighborhood will be held from 10 to 11:30 A.M. at *the Martin Hall of* St. Phillips P.E.
  124. Donald Trump (1995/10/15/0798086) Or maybe just *the Donald Trump of* /schlock novelists/: long on bluster, short on certain crucial specifics. (D)
  125. Martin Hall (1995/10/15/0798516) A financing workshop on buying and renovating homes in the neighborhood will be held from 10 to 11:30 A.M. at *the Martin Hall of* St. Phillips P.E.
  126. Donald Trump (1995/10/15/0798541) Or maybe just the Donald Trump of schlock novelists: long on bluster, short on certain crucial specifics.
  127. Carol Burnett (1995/10/15/0798585) Ms. Burnett is the straight man, not just for Mr. Bosco but for her own rowdier comic persona: *the Carol Burnett of* the double and triple takes, the arms and legs that strike such bizarre angles, the half-strangled guffaws that can signal gawkish incredulity or hopeless cynicism.
  128. Cal Ripken (1995/10/16/0798921) “I’m *the Cal Ripken of* /American politics/,” Mr. Dole said during a campaign stop at a factory in Manchester this week. (D)
  129. Cal Ripken (1995/10/16/0798972) “I’m the Cal Ripken of American politics,” Mr. Dole said during a campaign stop at a factory in Manchester this week.
  130. Bill Gates (1995/10/20/0800631) Son, by now a billionaire, is one of Japan’s rare entrepreneurial success stories and is sometimes called *the Bill Gates of* /Japan/, after the Microsoft founder. (D)
  131. Bill Gates (1995/10/20/0801043) Son, by now a billionaire, is one of Japan’s rare entrepreneurial success stories and is sometimes called the Bill Gates of Japan, after the Microsoft founder.
  132. Toots Shor (1995/10/22/0801497) Mr. Salinger, a vice chairman of the Burson-Marsteller public relations agency, knows or has known everyone – he’s *the Toots Shor of* /current affairs/ – and he also tells a good story. (D)
  133. Toots Shor (1995/10/22/0802229) Mr. Salinger, a vice chairman of the Burson-Marsteller public relations agency, knows or has known everyone – he’s the Toots Shor of current affairs – and he also tells a good story.
  134. Marcia Clark (1995/10/24/0802605) “The last thing I want is to become known as *the Marcia Clark of* /South Texas/,” said Nueces County District Attorney Carlos Valdez. (D)
  135. Marcia Clark (1995/10/24/0802908) “The last thing I want is to become known as the Marcia Clark of South Texas,” said Nueces County District Attorney Carlos Valdez.
  136. George Balanchine (1995/10/26/0803393) “This is incredible,” said Chief Scagnelli, the new head of the Police Department’s Traffic Control Division or, as one official put it, the George Balanchine of traffic control.
  137. Mike Tyson (1995/10/31/0805528) Unlike *the Tyson of* August, who alternated between being humble or sullen at news conferences before his return to boxing, he was relaxed today as he sat in the ring after sparring, flanked by his co-managers of record, Rory Holloway and John Horne.
  138. Mike Tyson (1995/10/31/0805788) Unlike *the Tyson of* August, who alternated between being humble or sullen at news conferences before his return to boxing, he was relaxed today as he sat in the ring after sparring, flanked by his co-managers of record, Rory Holloway and John Horne.
  139. Matt Friedman (1995/11/05/0806741) Judd Hirsch remains *the Matt Friedman of* choice in theatergoers’ memories.
  140. Peter Lynch (1995/11/05/0806816) A former securities lawyer with a perpetually bemused look, he is the Peter Lynch of litigation, a bottom-up, kick-the-tires, taste-the-pudding kind of guy who aims to determine how investors might profit from pending litigation.
  141. Ross Perot (1995/11/05/0807033) “Call me the Ross Perot of Queens,” he said.
  142. Lee Harvey Oswald (1995/11/08/0807533) The Likud party leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been doing his best to paint Yigal Amir, Mr. Rabin’s assassin, as a lone gunman – the Lee Harvey Oswald of Israel.
  143. Johnny Appleseed (1995/11/08/0807597) As the NBC correspondent, John Larson, tells the story, that officer, Bob Perez, is the Johnny Appleseed of the accusations.
  144. Norman Rockwell (1995/11/10/0808051) It is tempting, but too easy, to think of Ansel Adams as simply the Norman Rockwell of landscape photography: immensely popular but critically negligible.
  145. Colin Powell (1995/11/12/0808386) That sense was used by Shakespeare in a play about Coriolanus, the Colin Powell of his ancient time: “I say unto you, what he hath done Famouslie.
  146. Lou Gehrig (1995/11/19/0810029) Two years later, in a note to Mr. Carret, he said, “You are the Lou Gehrig of investing.”
  147. John Travolta (1995/11/20/0810374) Said Patrick Lang, a World Cup coordinator: “I’m sure he would like to be the John Travolta of skiing.
  148. Virginia Court (1995/11/24/0811143) Iverson’s conviction was overturned by *the Virginia Court of* Appeals last June on grounds of reasonable doubt regarding his participation in the brawl.
  149. Jesus Christ (1995/11/26/0811407) The singer recites the ships’ names, “the Medusa, the Othello, the Enterprise, *the Jesus of* Lubeck”; the dancer accelerates, pauses, elaborates, then draws back into himself.
  150. Henny Youngman (1995/11/26/0811451) In his first two-year term, Mr. Peters, a short, stocky man of 47 with graying hair and graying mustache, has firmly established himself as the Henny Youngman of the mayoral business, the city hall king of the one-liners.
  151. Kurt Weill (1995/11/27/0811883) In abrasive harmonies and stern counterpoint, one hears vestiges of the composer’s once-rigorous modernism, but this is predominantly *the Kurt Weill of* smoky bars and parades: long, sinuous, deceptively simple melodies that at their best soar with anthemlike power.
  152. Lord Byron (1995/12/03/0812887) MADAME, you will live, and you will be the Lord Byron of France,” Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand wrote prophetically to George Sand after reading her novel “Lelia” in 1833.
  153. Thomas Edison (1995/12/03/0813152) Clearly, Mr. Gingrich was the Thomas Edison of Gopac, and he was comfortable with the language of the entrepreneurs on his team.
  154. King Kong (1995/12/04/0813441) Like the light confetti snowfall that caps the 90-minute entertainment, this “Christmas Carol” lingers in the memory not so much for Dickens’s sentimental sermon on human kindness or for the music and lyrics, but rather for the visual candies that abound: purple corpses with orange chains flying over the stage, ghosts emerging from smoky fireplaces, pale gray tombstones rising against the London skyline and the King Kong of turkeys.
  155. P. D. James (1995/12/10/0815065) Although the author has been called ”the P. D. James of Japan,” the characters in this psychological suspense tale indulge in irrational behavior that would get them committed, if not arrested, in a James novel.
  156. Shirley Temple (1995/12/10/0815068) THIS enthralling, heartbreaking book restores to attention Philippa Schuyler, child prodigy of the 1930’s, pianist, composer, Harlem’s Mozart, ”the Shirley Temple of American Negroes.”
  157. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1995/12/17/0816796) When Mr. Freud was young, he was once called ”the Ingres of existentialism” for his meticulous drawings of anxious figures.
  158. Walter Cronkite (1995/12/18/0816853) A Growth Industry Orion Samuelson, the Walter Cronkite of farm broadcasting, has come a long way from Green Bay, Wis., where he read livestock prices on local TV, to the Tribune Tower in Chicago, where he is at the forefront of an increasingly technology-driven field.
  159. Jane Austen (1995/12/19/0817116) The writer Stephen King, noting Mr. Ross’s gift for character and witty dialogue, once called him ”the Jane Austen of the political espionage story.”
  160. James Bond (1995/12/20/0817311) Maybe He’s the 007 of Hoops
  161. Brandon Tartikoff (1995/12/24/0818001) Now he is in a position roughly equivalent to head of programming at a television network or production chief at a movie studio; he finds it an apt comparison when it’s suggested that he might become the Brandon Tartikoff of cyber-space.
  162. Brad Pitt (1995/12/24/0818020) And he doesn’t look at all like *the Brad Pitt of* teen-age girls’ dreams.

1996

  1. Rodney Dangerfield (1996/01/05/0820352) SADLY, pedestrians are the Rodney Dangerfield of New York transit.
  2. +Wilhelm Heimlich (1996/01/07/0820689) To make conversation, you pop the question he must be asked by everybody: “You any relation to the Heimlich of the Heimlich maneuver?”+
  3. Mona Lisa (1996/01/10/0821826) The “Girl With a Pearl Earring” turned up on the covers of both Art and Antiques Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine to become “*the Mona Lisa of* the 90’s,” in the words of Earl A. Powell 3d, the National Gallery’s director.
  4. Madonna (1996/01/12/0822045) To which Edrick Van, a London dealer, replied, “But I thought the Pope was the Madonna of the art world.”
  5. Oprah Winfrey (1996/01/17/0823245) In stepped Ann Landers, the Oprah Winfrey of newspapers, who on Jan. 7 made the rare move of devoting her column to a book, describing “The Right to Privacy” as “eye-opening and educational” and “well worth the money.”
  6. Joe Montana (1996/01/17/0823248) When a Guy starts cooking, he wants to be the Joe Montana of mousse, the Michael Jordan of julienne, the Cal Ripken Jr. of roasting.
  7. Michael Jordan (1996/01/17/0823248) When a Guy starts cooking, he wants to be the Joe Montana of mousse, the Michael Jordan of julienne, the Cal Ripken Jr. of roasting.
  8. Rush Limbaugh (1996/01/21/0824224) “First off,” thunders Cherry, the Rush Limbaugh of hockey commentary, “I’ll say that Ulf is a rough, tough player who’s very effective.
  9. Blue Edwards (1996/01/22/0824652) He scored 9 points and grabbed only 4 rebounds in 27 minutes before being ejected in the fourth quarter along with *the Blue Edwards of* the Grizzlies.
  10. Thomas Jefferson (1996/01/24/0825044) Last year’s overnight sensation, Edward Burns of “The Brothers McMullen,” came out of nowhere and now has Jennifer Aniston acting in his new film and Robert Redford, the Thomas Jefferson of Sundance, helping as a creative consultant.
  11. Joe Namath (1996/01/24/0825111) He was also asked: “Are you the Joe Namath of the 90’s?”
  12. James Dean (1996/01/25/0825253) Mr. Cybulski’s performance, full of cynical bravado, established him as *the James Dean of* /Poland/. (D)
  13. James Dean (1996/01/25/0825448) Mr. Cybulski’s performance, full of cynical bravado, established him as the James Dean of Poland.
  14. Muhammad Ali (1996/01/26/0825563) It is titanium, the Muhammad Ali of metals because it floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee and can take – and deliver – one heck of a punch.
  15. Leonardo da Vinci (1996/01/28/0825817) Thanks either to him or to his example, the visitor to the Morgan can linger before *the Leonardo of* Leda and the Swan, the Poussin of Apollo and Daphne, the Rembrandt of an actor in his dressing room and the Rubens of a peasant girl churning butter.
  16. +Raphael (1996/01/28/0825817) One is the Raphael of “Three Nude Men in Attitudes of Terror.”+
  17. Rembrandt (1996/01/28/0825817) Thanks either to him or to his example, the visitor to the Morgan can linger before the Leonardo of Leda and the Swan, the Poussin of Apollo and Daphne, *the Rembrandt of* an actor in his dressing room and the Rubens of a peasant girl churning butter.
  18. Peter Paul Rubens (1996/01/28/0825817) Thanks either to him or to his example, the visitor to the Morgan can linger before the Leonardo of Leda and the Swan, the Poussin of Apollo and Daphne, the Rembrandt of an actor in his dressing room and *the Rubens of* a peasant girl churning butter.
  19. Winston Churchill (1996/01/28/0825822) Have I told you I think Newt Gingrich is the Winston Churchill of our age?”
  20. Henry Higgins (1996/01/28/0826050) He’s often referred to in the media as the Henry Higgins of the black music world.
  21. Felix Unger (1996/01/28/0826221) But the final word rests with Mr. Dorian, a lifelong movie fan whose office is a library of film books, who can’t read or watch a film without a yellow note pad in his lap and who calls himself the Felix Unger of collectors of movie-related tidbits.
  22. Gertrude Stein (1996/01/28/0826222) Until recently, Mr. Koch held a kind of a salon for prominent New Yorkers on Saturday evenings, as if he were the Gertrude Stein of the late 20th century.
  23. Willie Sutton (1996/01/29/0826314) WHEN it comes to gulling the news media, Joey Skaggs is an undisputed pro, the Willie Sutton of the counterfeit news release.
  24. Heloise (1996/01/31/0826614) “I didn’t expect to be, like, the Heloise of the 90’s,” Mr. Green says, popping open the can of Spam.
  25. Jim Morrison (1996/01/31/0826617) But “Excess and Punishment,” which opens today at the Film Forum, makes no attempt to lionize Schiele as the Jim Morrison of Austrian Expressionists.
  26. +John Starks (1996/02/02/0827180) Asked if the meeting with Nelson made him feel better about his role, Starks said, “I just came out of it feeling I need to get back to being the John Starks of old, playing with a lot of energy.”+
  27. Robert Moses (1996/02/04/0827620) Mr. Gill said he was delighted with the board’s action, adding, “Lee Koppelman is the Robert Moses of Long Island, and his support is very important.”
  28. Julia Child (1996/02/05/0827896) But with his wife rapidly gaining a reputation as ”the Julia Child of cookbook editors” and with their own jointly cooked meals becoming such a New York institution that the critic Stanley Kauffmann once described their East 66th Street apartment as “the best restaurant in New York,” Mr. Jones focused his writing increasingly on food.
  29. Calvin Klein (1996/02/08/0828535) Russell Colley, a thwarted women’s fashion designer who used his consolation career as a mechanical engineer to become the Calvin Klein of space wear, died on Sunday at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio.
  30. Dennis Rodman (1996/02/10/0828890) But here she is anyway, the Dennis Rodman of the running set with her spiked haircut, an earring in her eyebrow, a tattoo of a rat on one leg and Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” on the other.
  31. Tonya Harding (1996/02/10/0828923) Peyton is the Tanya Harding of the plot, seething with lower-class resentments.
  32. William Shakespeare (1996/02/11/0829303) “If H. G. Wells is the Shakespeare of science fiction, then Samuel R. Delany is its James Joyce,” said Prof. David Samuelson of California State University at Long Beach, who has been studying Mr. Delany’s work for 20 years.
  33. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1996/02/11/0829501) Mr. Dole is the Mozart of resentment.
  34. Warren Beatty (1996/02/13/0829692) Mr. Tyler was inspired equally by Johnny Cash and *the Warren Beatty of* “Shampoo,” with the swagger on his runway coming from jackets fitted with three seams up the back and trousers tapered into a slight flare over clean roper-style cowboy boots.
  35. Margaret Mead (1996/02/18/0831070) Richard Curtis is the Margaret Mead of Hell’s Kitchen, a “street ethnographer.”
  36. Chris Childs (1996/02/19/0831136) HE was thinking clearly, thinking relaxed this is *the Chris Childs of* today, the sober Chris Childs – thinking he had nothing to lose when he let fly with a 3-pointer, which found its mark and tied the score at 77-77 deep into the fourth quarter.
  37. Igor Stravinsky (1996/02/21/0831635) That powerful work set forth the fundamentals of his style: a propulsive rhythmic motion that mixes steady ostinatos and jagged syncopations; sensuously dissonant harmonies, based on *the Stravinsky of* “Le Sacre du Printemps” and “Les Noces”; high, tremulous vocal lines, alternating with chant and declamation.
  38. Andy Williams (1996/02/25/0832619) For a while he starred in on-location Christmas shows, making him the Andy Williams of Long Island.
  39. James Madison (1996/02/25/0832695) GARY SHAW of Greenlawn has become the James Madison of Belarus.
  40. Don Rickles (1996/03/03/0833973) “Albano called Margiotta the Don Rickles of the Republican Party,” D’Amato recalls, then his shoulders start rocking, he whistles and throws his fist in the air exultantly, makes a hockey-game Whoooh noise followed by other stadium shouts.
  41. Patrick Henry (1996/03/05/0834527) He was even listed as a speaker at an April conference at Lake Tahoe that will include Louis Beam, who has served as an ambassador at large for the Aryan Nations, a white supremacist group, and is described by admirers as ”the Patrick Henry of our movement.”
  42. Elliott Gould (1996/03/08/0835139) All coy grins and daffy mugging, Mr. Stiller plays the role as if aspiring to become the Elliott Gould of his generation.
  43. Niccolò Machiavelli (1996/03/14/0836529) For Bennett S. LeBow, the Niccolo Machiavelli of the foxy deal, yesterday’s agreement to settle a giant class-action lawsuit against his Liggett Group tobacco company is being viewed as his masterpiece.
  44. Mike Tyson (1996/03/17/0837444) He talked of being the Tyson of virtually another era.
  45. Bob Vila (1996/03/17/0837471) The 34-year-old Mr. Bunting likes to say he is the Bob Vila of computerdom, but he more closely resembles Susan Powter as a marketing phenonmenon.
  46. George Burns (1996/03/24/0838683) That’s because *the George Burns of* my youth was not the huggably wise and wisecracking Jewish leprechaun he would become after “The Sunshine Boys” rejuvenated his career in 1975.
  47. Mario Lanza (1996/03/24/0838761) And I was not the Mario Lanza of the school.
  48. +John Malkovich (1996/03/26/0839428) “The Libertine” seems tailor-made for the John Malkovich of movies like “Dangerous Liaisons” and “The Sheltering Sky.”+
  49. Kate Moss (1996/03/26/0839428) With his melting posture, moody eroticism and haunted gaze, Mr. Malkovich bids fair to become the Kate Moss of acting.
  50. Samuel Adams (1996/03/27/0839520) “One told me I was the Sam Adams of the Middle East,” Mr. Khoury said, grinning.
  51. Will Rogers (1996/03/29/0840002) The National Rifle Association – the Will Rogers of lobbying groups, having never met a gun it didn’t like – wanted all semiautomatics back on the market, and a House majority was happy to accommodate it.
  52. Leonardo da Vinci (1996/04/01/0840751) As the critic Molly Haskell puts it, “He was the Leonardo of cinema, and she was his Mona Lisa.”
  53. Elvis Presley (1996/04/08/0842318) In the year that has passed since Mr. Salinas was last seen publicly, he has become the Elvis of former presidents.
  54. Édith Piaf (1996/04/08/0842399) In a place like the Monkey Bar, I had to be able to play everything from tangos to the songs of Om Kalsoum,” the late singer he described as ”the Edith Piaf of Egypt.”
  55. Rodney Dangerfield (1996/04/11/0842911) in 25 1/3 innings) and won 44 games for the Texas Rangers over the last three years to the former Mets pitcher’s 15, Rogers has inexplicably been treated like the Rodney Dangerfield of the Yankee staff.
  56. Ted Kaczynski (1996/04/15/0843912) Wherever he may have been during the 1960’s, *the Unabomber of* more recent times did not find his way to the Net.
  57. Errol Flynn (1996/04/21/0845200) This prideful detachment was, of course, a mask: though one friend admiringly called him ”the Errol Flynn of losers,” others realized that Wilder was simply too unsure of his own gifts to make the fullest use of them.
  58. Rush Limbaugh (1996/04/21/0845244) Harry Hurley is ”the Rush Limbaugh of Atlantic City,” said a competing morning talk radio host, Don Williams of WOND-AM, whose dominance of 14,000 listeners has been challenged by Mr. Hurley’s growing popularity.
  59. King Kong (1996/04/24/0845834) Starbucks, the King Kong of coffee bars, is starting to move into the supermarket ice cream displays.
  60. George Washington (1996/04/25/0846131) “To me, David Ben-Gurion is the George Washington of the State of Israel and Jackie Kennedy was the queen of the United States,” he said.
  61. T. Berry Brazelton (1996/04/25/0846208) “I just treat them like children,” said Mrs. MacDougall, the T. Berry Brazelton of the decorating world.
  62. Pablo Picasso (1996/04/27/0846499) He won such wide acclaim that he was sometimes called ”the Picasso of commercial artists,” and his work was included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution.
  63. Jesus Christ (1996/04/29/0847174) “By pressing the question about *the Jesus of* history, we seek to avoid falling into a sentimental morass of religious subjectivity,” he said, or into the “unchecked ideology” that may lurk behind the church’s conventional images of Jesus.
  64. Jesus Christ (1996/04/29/0847174) For Christians, he concludes, “the normative Jesus” will never be the pre-Resurrection figure retrieved from behind the texts – always a hypothetical portrait, even when the retrieval is done better than the current ones – but *the Jesus of* the Gospel texts.
  65. Virginia Court (1996/05/02/0847850) The conviction was later overturned by *the Virginia Court of* Appeals on grounds of reasonable doubt about his participation in the brawl.
  66. Red Skelton (1996/05/05/0848246) Prof. P. Jeffrey Hopkins of the University of Virginia, Thurman’s colleague and fellow translator, calls him ”the Red Skelton of Tibetan Buddhism.”
  67. Mother Teresa (1996/05/05/0848296) She was hailed as “clearly the Mother Teresa of the small screen.”
  68. Mahatma Gandhi (1996/05/06/0848753) Elsewhere, the 36-year-old candidate has been mobbed by enthusiastic lower-caste villagers who seem delighted by her description of herself as ”the Gandhi of Mirzapur” – meaning Mohandas K. Gandhi, the leader of India’s freedom struggle and, most Indians would say, the greatest of all its crusaders for the poor.
  69. Elvis Presley (1996/05/06/0848805) Why, Perhaps, It’s Called Classical If television is the Elvis of communications technologies and the Internet is Nirvana, radio is more like Bach.
  70. Marie Taglioni (1996/05/06/0848831) Ms. Kent has become the Marie Taglioni of the 1990’s, but with spunk, a dancer whose poetic lyricism calls to mind descriptions of that great 19th-century ballerina.
  71. James Brown (1996/05/08/0849224) He’s the James Brown of salsa, with a tightly choreographed set and precise pop arrangements for his tunes.
  72. Michael Jordan (1996/05/10/0849554) “Mr. Burry is the Michael Jordan of integrating insurance and health care, so he commands a pretty big salary,” said William Silverman, a spokesman for Blue Cross.
  73. Johnny Appleseed (1996/05/14/0850533) In 1980, three years after he founded the Croquet Association, the governing body of the sport in the United States, Mr. Osborn said, “I look forward to the time when I can go from one city to another, 52 weeks a year, like the Johnny Appleseed of croquet.”
  74. Genghis Khan (1996/05/17/0851153) At the fireside, Mr. Dlamini told the story of Shaka, the Genghis Khan of the Zulus, from his illegitimate birth in a minor clan to his leadership of armies that swept southern Africa in the early 19th century.
  75. Dennis Rodman (1996/05/19/0851475) “You could tell she was the Dennis Rodman of mountain biking.”
  76. Muhammad Ali (1996/05/20/0851983) Like *the Muhammad Ali of* a certain period, who was as preoccupied with injustice as with boxing, Mr. Weah is that rare sports hero whose outspokenness is both fluid and fearless as he denounces the demons that have tortured his people.
  77. Claire Shulman (1996/05/21/0852275) “I say Golda Meir was the Claire Shulman of Israel.”
  78. Golda Meir (1996/05/21/0852275) “Some people say Claire Shulman is the Golda Meir of Queens,” said John S. Dyson, the outgoing Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Finance, responsible for cultural financing.
  79. Charlie Brown (1996/05/26/0853475) Still, this is New Jersey, the Charlie Brown of franchises, where high expectations get tangled like a kite in a tree, where “good grief” is a normal post-game comment.
  80. John Robinson (1996/05/28/0853767) “If I could be remembered as the John Robinson of my generation,” he said, “that would be high praise.”
  81. Adlai Stevenson I (1996/06/02/0854862) It should have been no great surprise that a significant majority of Israeli Jews would vote their fears in an anxious time, finding Mr. Peres, whose aloofness and political stumbles make him the Adlai Stevenson of Israeli politics, less credible on the issue that mattered most to them: security.
  82. Ross Perot (1996/06/09/0856237) “He’s the Ross Perot of East Hampton,” said Bruce Moore, owner of Bruce’s Seafood market.
  83. Thomas Edison (1996/06/09/0856351) It said that since there seems to be a general consensus that Gates is the Edison of his day, you ought to hit him up for money.
  84. Rodney Dangerfield (1996/06/12/0857201) “I call Lexmark *the Rodney Dangerfield of* /printer companies/,” said Steve Milunovich, an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Company, which co-managed the company’s November offering. (D)
  85. Rodney Dangerfield (1996/06/12/0857282) ”I call Lexmark the Rodney Dangerfield of printer companies,” said Steve Milunovich, an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Company, which co-managed the company’s November offering.
  86. Robert Moses (1996/06/13/0857512) Whatever their origin, it is unlikely the walks came about without the permission, if not the involvement, of William H. Reynolds, the Robert Moses of Long Beach.
  87. Michael Jordan (1996/06/14/0857634) He said he would bid on free agents “if the Michael Jordan of hockey” becomes available.
  88. Virgil (1996/06/16/0858002) A historian and journalist by training, he has nonetheless striven for years to bear witness to Montana history in fiction, and to become if not the Homer at least the Virgil of generations of Scots who migrated to northwestern Montana before and after it became a state in 1889.
  89. P. T. Barnum (1996/06/23/0859503) But Kevin J. Kinsella, known as the P. T. Barnum of biotech, has come very close to living the myth.
  90. P. T. Barnum (1996/06/23/0859504) INVESTING IT /Page 4/ Kevin J. Kinsella, known as *the P. T. Barnum of* biotech, sees genomics as the basis of all future drug discovery.
  91. Christopher Columbus (1996/06/26/0860266) Our goal is to be the Christopher Columbus of doner.”
  92. Millard Fillmore (1996/06/26/0860364) Ayh lived only a few more years and seems to have been the Millard Fillmore of Pharoahs.
  93. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1996/07/03/0862081) This prospect would have made *the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of* the 1970’s proud.
  94. Thurgood Marshall (1996/07/03/0862081) Her decision, in fact, can be read in several ways, and not all of the interpretations are easy to reconcile with the vision of equal-treatment feminism that she championed as the Thurgood Marshall of the women’s movement in the 1970’s.
  95. John Barrymore (1996/07/05/0862461) FOR most of this century, the Hudson has been the John Barrymore of rivers, noble in profile but a sorry wreck.
  96. Babe Ruth (1996/07/06/0862685) Precious is her name, but at the plate she is the power lady, the Babe Ruth of a no-nonsense league.
  97. Paul Revere (1996/07/06/0862725) Ms. Turock, 59, blond, with a voice like honey, has been called ”the Paul Revere of the Information Age” by the Librarian of Congress, James Billington.
  98. Thomas Jefferson (1996/07/09/0863379) And I guess you could say Frank Thomas is the Thomas Jefferson of baseball.”
  99. Sam Walton (1996/07/14/0864251) Though little known to the general public, Dobson is the Sam Walton of the family values movement, a distributor with unparalleled reach.
  100. Mark Twain (1996/07/21/0866407) The image I always have is, this is a river town, and he’s like the Mark Twain of early music.
  101. Romeo Brin (1996/07/22/0866556) Yosvany Aguilera outpointed Stefan Strom of Sweden in the 106-pound class, and the lightweight Julio Gonzalez beat *the Romeo Brin of* the Philippines.
  102. Rodney Dangerfield (1996/07/25/0867025) meetings and bridge parties, folding chairs, the Rodney Dangerfield of the home-furnishings world, are stashed in a closet when not in use.
  103. Michael Johnson (1996/07/27/0867603) Godina, competing in his first Games, considered himself the Michael Johnson of shot-putters.
  104. Frank Gifford (1996/07/28/0867931) There were potshots at other commentators, most notably John Tesh, whom Todd called ”the Frank Gifford of gymnastics.
  105. Margaret Thatcher (1996/07/31/0868645) For Benjamin Netanyahu, the conservative new Prime Minister, cutting those subsidies and slashing that work force rank high in a quest to become the Margaret Thatcher of Israel.
  106. Michael Jordan (1996/08/03/0869199) And, of course, the Michael Jordan of Brazilian basketball for the past 20 years, has simply been known as Oscar.
  107. Charles Ives (1996/08/04/0869459) The listener who admires *the Charles Ives of* romantic legend and a few selected pieces but often finds the music rambling and lacking in technical rigor may be prodded to revisit scores and recordings, not only of familiar works like the ”Concord” Sonata, ”Three Places in New England” and the Second Symphony but of more problematical works like the mammoth Fourth Symphony, the strangely offhand songs and the forbidding Second String Quartet.
  108. Michael Johnson (1996/08/04/0869687) It’s one thing to win a gold medal, but the way he dominated, he was the Michael Johnson of the tennis field today.”
  109. Charlie Parker (1996/08/09/0870295) But for all its admiration, ”Basquiat” winds up no closer to that assessment than to the critic Robert Hughes’s more jaundiced one: ”Far from being the Charlie Parker of SoHo (as his promoters claimed), he became its Jessica Savitch.”
  110. Aesop (1996/08/09/0870300) Eric Rohmer’s ”Rendezvous in Paris” is an oasis of contemplative intelligence in the summer movie season, presenting three graceful and elegant parables with the moral agility that distinguishes Mr. Rohmer as the Aesop of amour.
  111. Billy Graham (1996/08/09/0870316) As in the past, the preponderance are Venetian pictures: Tiepolos, Guardis, Canalettos and a Jacopo Bellini that is surgically precise, and movingly so: a small depiction of the sallow, toothless and hollow-eyed St. Bernardino of Siena, who as a popular preacher was something like the Billy Graham of Bellini’s day.
  112. Cinderella (1996/08/11/0870605) ”The scullery maid was the lowest position,” Ms. Maher said, ”like the Cinderella of the place.”
  113. Ayn Rand (1996/08/11/0870785) That would probably be bearable if the books weren’t getting progressively less readable; but she’s the Ayn Rand of the spirit realm.
  114. Michelangelo (1996/08/13/0871265) The people who ran things four years ago are out, and people who made Republican images in happier days are back – people like Michael J. Deaver, the Michelangelo of the balloon drop, and the joint impresarios here, William I. Greener 3d and Paul J. Manafort, who both made their names in the 1980’s, heyday of Ronald Reagan.
  115. +Bob Dole (1996/08/16/0871705) But for all of his resolve, the Bob Dole of this speech is also fair, imbued with a sense of justice, social responsibility and compassion by his life experience and his father’s love for ”a son who was thought to be dying in an Army hospital.”+
  116. Bob Dole (1996/08/16/0871705) But lest his listeners think of him as sentimental, *the Bob Dole of* this speech is also a man of resolve.
  117. Oprah Winfrey (1996/08/16/0871746) They bemoaned its dearth of fresh ideas and its reliance on the technological and dramatic capabilities of television, epitomized by Elizabeth Dole’s performance as the Oprah Winfrey of nominating night.
  118. Jimi Hendrix (1996/08/19/0872309) He even tried to be the Jimi Hendrix of the harp, performing a distorted solo version of ”The Star-Spangled Banner,” complete with modulated feedback.
  119. Jim Carrey (1996/08/22/0872803) America’s flashiest extrovert, the Jim Carrey of capitalism, has gone existential on us.
  120. Tommy Hilfiger (1996/08/25/0873205) We consider Mossimo the Tommy Hilfiger of Generation X.”
  121. John Grisham (1996/08/25/0873390) And this was before, of course, I knew that Jane Austen was going to turn out to be the John Grisham of the Romantic novel set.”
  122. Rodney Dangerfield (1996/08/25/0873426) But alas, the Rodney Dangerfield of Saddle River got no enduring respect from the Clintons.
  123. Betsy Ross (1996/08/26/0873568) Sometimes called the Betsy Ross of the personal computer, Ms. Kare did path-breaking work on the original Macintosh in the early 1980’s, including the image of a miniature Mac with a smiley face that greets users when the machine is turned on, and the trash can.
  124. Ravi Shankar (1996/08/28/0873866) Gazing fondly at his creations with a mysterious, beatific smile, Mr. Romano was obviously the Ravi Shankar of tomato chefs.
  125. Shams (1996/08/29/0874044) Mocking *the Shams of* Rock, But Borrowing All the Styles
  126. Mario Cuomo (1996/08/29/0874139) Conceivably, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, 53, though he is turning away from elective politics for the moment and may end up as the Mario Cuomo of his generation.
  127. Cinderella (1996/08/30/0874232) She became known as the Cinderella of the Sweatshops because after she interviewed James Graham Phelps Stokes, a millionaire who helped run University Settlement, he asked her to marry him.
  128. John Wayne (1996/09/06/0875520) Mr. Bregovich, partly sarcastic, partly serious and partly flushed from the wine, replied, ”I am the John Wayne of the restaurant frontier.”
  129. Deborah Tannen (1996/09/08/0875849) Delpit, who won a MacArthur ”genius” grant in 1990, is the Deborah Tannen of school reform, explaining to many white educators why ”you just don’t understand.”
  130. +Bill Clinton (1996/09/08/0875875) He characterizes the present as a period in which ”polarizers” – the Bill Clinton of 1993 and the Newt Gingrich of 1995 – have kept ”the system from its normal tendency.”+
  131. +Newt Gingrich (1996/09/08/0875875) He characterizes the present as a period in which ”polarizers” – the Bill Clinton of 1993 and the Newt Gingrich of 1995 – have kept ”the system from its normal tendency.”+
  132. +Wallace Stevens (1996/09/08/0875951) Others, however, may prefer to take their stand with the Wallace Stevens of ”An Ordinary Evening in New Haven,” for whom spirit is not ”imprisoned in constant change” but freely embraces ”a permanence composed of impermanence.”+
  133. Donald Trump (1996/09/15/0877245) If you’re picturing me grilling my eggplant at home all week because I can’t compete with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg for a table at Della Femina’s (He’s that big bald advertising guy who’s kind of the Donald Trump of East Hampton), forget it.
  134. Oprah Winfrey (1996/09/15/0877451) 4 For talk, news and advice on everything from cooking to culture, listeners turn to the Oprah Winfrey of Korean radio.
  135. Michael Clark (1996/09/16/0877682) Joaquin Cortes, a 27-year-old flamenco dancer who is being marketed by his management as the equivalent of a rock star, turns out to be the Michael Clark of Spanish dance.
  136. Costa-Gavras (1996/09/19/0878125) Not just the Costa-Gavras of European contemporary dance, Mr. Bruce has previously turned to the theme of ”the disappeared” in Latin America.
  137. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1996/09/22/0878550) Thus does *the Mozart of* ”Die Zauberflote” morph into the Mozart of ”Elvira Madigan” and from there into the Mickey Mouse Mozart of ”Heigh-Ho!
  138. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1996/09/22/0878550) Thus does the Mozart of ”Die Zauberflote” morph into *the Mozart of* ”Elvira Madigan” and from there into the Mickey Mouse Mozart of ”Heigh-Ho!
  139. Walter Reed (1996/09/22/0878601) Harry Hamlin is attractive as the adult John, the one-time wastrel who miraculously redeems himself as the Walter Reed of an off-stage fever epidemic.
  140. Philip Roth (1996/09/23/0879012) Mr. Theroux’s idea in ”My Other Life,” which cannot help but put readers in mind of *the Philip Roth of* ”The Counterlife” or ”The Facts,” is to create a playful, genre-splicing form wherein author turns into character thereby enabling a kind of literary escape from his habitual identity.
  141. +Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ([[https://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/29/arts/old-brahms-a-modernist-in-mo
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