She explores the wounded little girl behind the glamorous façade—and what it took to find her place in the world. In this new york times bestselling memoir, rita moreno shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood legend—and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, Grammy, to win an Oscar, Tony and two Emmys.
Born rosita dolores alverio in the idyll of puerto rico, moreno, embarked on a harrowing sea voyage with her mother and wound up in the harsh barrios of the Bronx, singing, at age five, where she discovered dancing, and acting as ways to escape a tumultuous childhood. Mayer of mgm, the wizard himself declared: “She looks like a Spanish Elizabeth Taylor.
Rita Moreno: A Memoir #ad - Cast by gene kelly as zelda zanders in singin’ in the rain and then on to her Oscar-winning performance in West Side Story, she catapulted to fame—yet found herself repeatedly typecast as the “utility ethnic, ” a role she found almost impossible to elude. Here, for the first time, Rita reflects on her struggles to break through Hollywood’s racial and sexual barriers.
. Making her broadway debut by age thirteen—and moving on to Hollywood in its Golden Age just a few years later—she worked alongside such stars as Gary Cooper, Yul Brynner, and Ann Miller.
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught MeModern Library #ad - Anyone who has ever enjoyed a Brando film will relish this book. Please note: this edition does not include photos. This is marlon brando’s own story, and his reason for telling it is best revealed in his own words:“I have always considered my life a private affair and the business of no one beyond my family and those I love.
The result is an extraordinary book, ribald, both on-screen and off, moving, at once funny, angry, absorbing, self-deprecating and completely frank account of the career, of the greatest actor of our time. Now, at last, fifty years after his first appearance onstage in New York City, the actor has told his life story, with the help of Robert Lindsey.
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me #ad - But now, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, in my seventieth year, I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture. To date there have been over a dozen books written about Marlon Brando, based on hearsay, and almost all of them have been inaccurate, sensationalist or prurient in tone.
Except for moral and political issues that aroused in me a desire to speak out, I have done my utmost throughout my life, for the sake of my children and myself, to remain silent.
In PiecesGrand Central Publishing #ad - From gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. One of the most celebrated, sally field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen.
In this intimate, an american icon tells her own story for the first time -- about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, haunting literary memoir and New York Times Notable Book of the year, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.
In Pieces #ad - Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother.
Shirley Jones: A MemoirGallery Books #ad - From golden-voiced ingénue to bus-driving mother of a pop band, Shirley Jones sets aside her wholesome, deliciously juicy, squeaky clean image in a memoir as shockingly candid, and delightfully frank as the star herself. You are going to meet the real flesh-and-blood Shirley Jones, not just the movie star or Mrs.
Partridge, ” says the beloved film, and stage actress and singer of her long-awaited memoir, an account as shockingly direct, television, deliciously juicy, and delightfully frank as the performer herself. If the story of a rebellious, go deeper behind the scenes, where shirley Jones portrays her tumultuous marriage to Jack Cassidy, gifted small-town girl being discovered by Rodgers and Hammerstein isn’t thrilling enough, the dashing and charismatic but deeply troubled actor who unlocked her highly charged sexuality and captured her heart forever.
Shirley Jones: A Memoir #ad - She reflects on her relationship with stepson david cassidy; her cult status as coolest-ever TV mom Shirley Partridge; her second marriage to wacky TV comedian and producer Marty Ingels; and much more in this “saucy” Entertainment Weekly self-portrait. She talks openly about their passion-fueled relationship; the infidelities, the costar crushes, and sexual experimentation.
Sharing the “candid” los angeles times and “revealing” associated Press details of her life in Hollywood’s inner circle and beyond, Shirley Jones blows past the wholesome, squeaky-clean image that first brought fame, and gives us a woman who only gets hotter with time.
My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and DebbieWilliam Morrow #ad - Thanks to his funny, talent, no-nonsense mother, his own man, Todd remained down to earth, but always close to his cherished mom, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, loving, or spirit. Now, todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.
The stunned public turned for solace to debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. The son of "america’s sweethearts" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood.
My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie #ad - His book, part homage, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, part memoir, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before. With thirty-two pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives, Todd’s book is a love letter to a sister and a mother, and a gift to countless fans who are mourning the deaths of these two unforgettable stars.
A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of carrie fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia. In december 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours.
Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine StritchFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Following years of meticulous research and interviews, this is a portrait of a powerful, vulnerable, honest, and humorous figure who continues to reverberate in the public consciousness. Manna from heaven. Ravenously consuming. Named a favorite nonfiction book of 2019 by The New Yorker"Compulsively readable.
We accompany elaine through her jagged rise to fame, when she enjoyed a stunning renaissance, and across her later years, to Hollywood and London, punctuated by a turn on the popular television show 30 Rock. And we see the entertainer triumphing over personal turmoil with the development of her Tony Award–winning one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which established her as an emblem of spiky independence and Manhattan life for an entirely new generation of admirers.
Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch #ad - In still here, alexandra jacobs conveys the full force of Stritch’s sardonic wit and brassy charm while acknowledging her many dark complexities. We explore the influential—and often fraught—collaborations she developed with Noël Coward, Tennessee Williams, and above all Stephen Sondheim, as well as her courageous yet flawed attempts to control a serious drinking problem.
. If ever someone knew how to put a genuinely irresistible book together, it's Jacobs in Still Here. Jeff simon, the buffalo newsStill Here is the first full telling of Elaine Stritch’s life.
My Life So Far with Bonus ContentRandom House #ad - 1 new york times bestseller • discover jane fonda, in her own words—and now experience the story of her life in the HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts. To hold this book in your hands is to be astonished by how much living can be packed into sixty-plus years. Los angeles times america knows Jane Fonda as actress and activist, feminist and wife, workout guru and role model.
. Rich. In this extraordinary memoir, Fonda shows that she is much more. An intimate, haunting book that might as well be catnip from its ever controversial author. Janet maslin, the New York Times “Terrific. From her youth among hollywood’s elite to her film career and her activism today, Fonda reveals intimate details and personal truths she hopes “can provide a lens through which others can see their lives and how they can live them a little differently.
My Life So Far with Bonus Content #ad - Surprising, candid, and wonderfully written, My Life So Far is filled with insights into the personal struggles of a woman living a remarkable life. In the process of writing this book i discovered there were clear, might provide a road map for other women as they face the challenges of relationships, if I could be truthful in the telling, a coherent arc to my journey that, self-image, broad, even universal themes that ran through my life, and forgiveness.
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My LifeAtria Books #ad - She shares how she blossomed from a toothpick-thin girl into a beautiful woman seemingly overnight, who would vie with her mentor, ignited a high-profile romance with Cary Grant, getting her start by winning a beauty pageant; and how her first Hollywood film, friend, The Pride and the Passion, frequent producer, and lover Carlo Ponti to become her husband.
In loren’s own words, experiences, curious anecdotes, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, this is a collection of “unpublished memories, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, adventures. Her wise and candid voice speaks from the pages with riveting detail and sharp humor.
From trying times to triumphant ones, photograph, beginning each chapter with a letter, this scintillating autobiography paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman behind the celebrity, or object that prompts her memories. In her first memoir, the academy award–winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, and devoted mother.
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life #ad - In her acting career spanning more than six decades, jack Lemmon, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles with famed costars Cary Grant, and Paul Newman. Born in 1934 and growing up in world war ii italy, when she lived in her grandparents’ house with her single mother and sister, Loren’s life of glamour and success was preceded by years of poverty and hardship, and endured near starvation.
The luminous italian movie star was the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, after which she continued a vibrant and varied career that took her from Hollywood to Paris to Italy—and back to Hollywood. In yesterday, today, love, Loren shares vivid memories of work, and Tomorrow, and family with winning candor.
The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard WayHarperCollins e-books #ad - So it's a good thing that diahann Carroll—whose winning, sometimes controversial career breached racial barriers—is anything but conventional. Here she shares her life story with an admirable candidness of someone who has seen and done it all. With wisdom that only aging gracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about her four marriages as well as the other significant relationships in her life, particularly to her family, including her courtship with Sidney Poitier; racial politics in Hollywood and on Broadway; and the personal cost, of being a pioneer.
It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over forty. Carroll's storied history, blunt views, and notorious wit will be sure to entertain and inform.
The Lonely Life: An AutobiographyHachette Books #ad - I rode into the field with sword gleaming and standard flying. As davis says in the opening lines of her classic memoir: "I have always been driven by some distant music--a battle hymn, no doubt--for I have been at war from the beginning. Originally published in 1962, loves, and marriages--now in ebook for the first time, The Lonely Life is legendary silver screen actress Bette Davis's lively and riveting account of her life, and updated with an afterword she wrote just before her death.
. The book was updated with new material in the 1980s, all the drama, bringing the story up to the end of Davis's life--all the heartbreak, and all the love she experienced at every stage of her extraordinary life. The lonely life proves conclusively that the legendary image of Bette Davis is not a fable but a marvelous reality.
The Lonely Life: An Autobiography #ad - I was going to conquer the world. A bold, the lonely life details the first fifty-plus years of Davis's life--her Yankee childhood, her rise to stardom in Hollywood, unapologetic book by a unique and formidable woman, the birth of her beloved children, and the uncompromising choices she made along the way to succeed.
My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood MemoirBantam #ad - In my lucky stars shirley maclaine talks candidly and personally about her four decades in Hollywood, especially about the men and women—her “lucky stars”—who touched and challenged her life. Maclaine is an engaging storyteller. Breezy and entertaining. The new york Times Book Review. New york times bestseller • “this book is like nothing you’ve read before about the world of movies—written by a movie star.
Liz smithan academy award-winning actress and the internationally bestselling author of Out on a Limb delivers her touching, warm, and headline-making memoir.