Sara Brideson,Cynthia Brideson's Also Starring... Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest PDF

By Sara Brideson,Cynthia Brideson

you recognize Billie Burke used to be the nice Witch within the Wizard of ounces, yet do you know that she had a small zoo in her yard that integrated a toddler elephant and lion cubs? you recognize Claude Rains because the clever Louie in Casablanca, yet do you know he all started existence with a debilitating speech obstacle? you recognize S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall as Felix the jolly cook dinner in Christmas in Connecticut, yet were you aware he fled Germany after Hitler in my view attacked one in every of his movies? during this ebook, readers will become aware of the unknown tales of Hollywood's maximum personality actors and meet the lads and ladies in the back of the characters they performed onscreen. by utilizing infrequent interviews and articles from dozens of records and autobiographical excerpts, this publication offers an within inspect those assisting stars' tales and exhibits how variety casting in such roles as flibbertigibbet matrons, wisecracking dames, or eccentric butlers can be a blessing and a curse of their own lives.

The publication contains favorites resembling Thelma Ritter, Eve Arden, and Charles Coburn in addition to stars who beame personality actors in later real looking Joan Blondell, Shelley Winters, and Claude Rains. additionally meet lesser identified actors who still have well-known faces reminiscent of Roland younger (of "Topper" fame"), Elsa Lanchester (the Bride of Frankenstein), and Forties deadpan singer Virginia O'Brien.

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