Also Starring... Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest - download pdf or read online

By Sara Brideson,Cynthia Brideson

you recognize Billie Burke was once the great Witch within the Wizard of ounces, yet were you aware 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 lifestyles with a debilitating speech obstacle? you recognize S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall as Felix the jolly prepare dinner in Christmas in Connecticut, yet do you know he fled Germany after Hitler in my opinion attacked considered one of his motion pictures? during this e-book, readers will detect the unknown tales of Hollywood's maximum personality actors and meet the boys and ladies at the back of the characters they performed onscreen. by utilizing infrequent interviews and articles from dozens of data and autobiographical excerpts, this booklet offers an within check out those assisting stars' tales and exhibits how style casting in such roles as flibbertigibbet matrons, wisecracking dames, or eccentric butlers can be a blessing and a curse of their own lives.

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

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