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Burt Lancaster: An American Life

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Now in paperback, here is the critically acclaimed, best-selling biography of one of Hollywood's legendary stars. Burt Lancaster is known to audiences around the world as the electrifying performer of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, From Here to Eternity, and Birdman of Alcatraz, among many others. Kate Buford brings to life his vivid, memorable on-screen presence as well as the off-screen life he kept intensely private. The first writer to win cooperation from Lancaster's widow and close friends, Buford has written the intimate story of one of the last great unexamined Hollywood lives, capturing both the golden boy and the husband, philanderer, and sometime bisexual. Buford's portrait is compelling, comprehensive, intelligent—and definitive.

Review:

"Burt Lancaster is much more than the usual movie star biography. It illuminates the mystery behind the man who captivated so many of us with his physical grace and power. Kate Buford takes us through Lancaster's evolution as a man and artist during a turbulent era and insightfully conveys his constant struggle to improve and grow. A fascinating, honest, terrific read. A must for all Burt fans!" John Turturro

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"Burt Lancaster: An American Life is a wonderful look into the complicated life and influences that made this extraordinary man and the times in which we live — by understanding his beginnings and choices, we better understand ourselves. It reminded me that politics and art have always been intertwined and that celebrities who think independently and truly believe in the First Amendment can make a difference." Susan Sarandon

Synopsis:

First time in paperback: The landmark biography of one of Hollywood's last bigger-than-life stars

Synopsis:

Burt Lancaster is the electrifying performer of "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, From Here to Eternity", and "Birdman of Alcatraz", among others. Buford brings to life his vivid on-screen presence and the off-screen life he kept intensely private. Photos.

About the Author

Kate Buford is a commentator for Public Radio International's "Marketplace" and has written for publications including the New York Times and Architectural Digest. She lives in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306810190
Author:
Buford, Kate
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Lancaster, Burt
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-854
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24 oz

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Product details 496 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306810190 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Burt Lancaster is much more than the usual movie star biography. It illuminates the mystery behind the man who captivated so many of us with his physical grace and power. Kate Buford takes us through Lancaster's evolution as a man and artist during a turbulent era and insightfully conveys his constant struggle to improve and grow. A fascinating, honest, terrific read. A must for all Burt fans!"
"Review" by , "Burt Lancaster: An American Life is a wonderful look into the complicated life and influences that made this extraordinary man and the times in which we live — by understanding his beginnings and choices, we better understand ourselves. It reminded me that politics and art have always been intertwined and that celebrities who think independently and truly believe in the First Amendment can make a difference."
"Synopsis" by ,
First time in paperback: The landmark biography of one of Hollywood's last bigger-than-life stars
"Synopsis" by , Burt Lancaster is the electrifying performer of "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, From Here to Eternity", and "Birdman of Alcatraz", among others. Buford brings to life his vivid on-screen presence and the off-screen life he kept intensely private. Photos.
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