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Redefining Diva: Life Lessons from the Original Dreamgirl

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You may think that Sheryl Lee Ralph earned a legion of devoted fans and the title of Ultimate Diva by being a star of Broadway, film, and television, but Sheryl Lee believes a Diva is something far more special.
- A Diva loves the woman she sees in the mirror.
- A Diva owns her talent and her strength.
- A Diva knows the first step on the road to fame is respecting herself.
SHERYL LEE RALPH'S superstar performance as the original Deena in Broadway's groundbreaking musical Dreamgirls didn't happen overnight. First came a grueling Hollywood apprenticeship, where roles for young black women at the time were often offensive and demeaning. Sheryl Lee, however, held stubbornly to the values of her mother and grandmother: she wouldn't take any part she couldn't be proud of. Even after joining Dreamgirls--where she helped create a role that grew from her own life story--she would invest years of sweat and tears before the play finally opened to instant acclaim.
In these highly personal reflections, Sheryl Lee Ralph reveals her take on her supposed feuds with Diana Ross and Jennifer Holliday, on auditioning for Sidney Poitier, on why she exited so controversially from the TV series Moesha, and how she signed away her rights to Dreamgirls for a dollar. She uses her life story to illustrate her vision: black, white, or any other color of the rainbow, a true Diva is a person of strength, character, and a beauty that radiates from within. Not just a memoir, Redefining Diva will inspire every woman (and man) who reads it to examine the potential in their own life.

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Number of Pages: 200
Original Languages: English
Number in Series: 1
Author: Ralph, Sheryl Lee
Publication Date: March, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN-13: 9781451608427
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.50 x 0.75 IN
ISBN-10: 145160842X
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