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The Hollywood Book of Deathby James Robert Parish
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Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalities
The death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls.
Arranged by manner of death, these well-researched accounts include details of celebrities' colorful lives and unusual deaths, their funerals, and the intriguing aftermath. With more than 100 rare photographs and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors, along with a section revealing where Hollywood personalities are resting in eternal sleep, this enthralling reference promises to be on every film and television buff's "Top 10" gift list.
This encyclopaedic treatment of the often unusual deaths of some of Hollywood's most famous stars contains one- to two-page accounts of the lives and deaths of over 125 movie and TV stars grouped by type of death - alcohol and drugs, in obscurity, suicides, puzzling deaths, murders etc.
From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, "The Hollywood Book of Death" is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls. 100+ photos and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors.
About the Author
James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter and publicist, is the author of more than 90 books. A well-known authority on show business, he appears frequently as an expert on A&E's "Biography" and E! Television's "Mysteries and Scandals," as well as numerous other network and cable television documentaries.
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