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Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell (Hollywood Legends)

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When it comes to living life to its fullest, Rosalind Russell's character Auntie Mame is still the silver screen's exemplar. And Mame, the role Russell (1907-1976) will always be remembered for, embodies the rich and rewarding life Bernard F. Dick reveals in his biography, Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell, now available in paperback.

Drawing on personal interviews and information from the archives of Russell and her producer-husband Frederick Brisson, Dick begins with Russell's childhood in Waterbury, Connecticut, and chronicles her early attempts to achieve recognition after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Frustrated by her inability to land a lead in a Broadway show, she headed for Hollywood in 1934 and two years later played her first starring role, the title character in Craig's Wife.

Dick discusses all of her films along with her triumphal return to Broadway, first in the musical Wonderful Town and later in Auntie Mame. Forever Mame details Russell's social circle of such stars as Loretta Young, Cary Grant, and Frank Sinatra. It traces an extraordinary career, ending with Russell's courageous battle against the two diseases that eventually caused her death: rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Russell devoted her last years to campaigning for arthritis research. So successful was she in her efforts to alert lawmakers to this crippling disease that a leading San Francisco research center is named after her.

Synopsis:

A biography of the full and rewarding life of a Golden Age star

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604739626
Subtitle:
The Life of Rosalind Russell
Author:
Dick, Bernard F.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Film Studies
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Fi
Subject:
lm Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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