|Publisher:||Kensington Pub Corp|
|Publish Date:||Mar 2010|
|Number of Pages:||281|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.8|
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Leachman has won an Oscar (The Last Picture Show) and nine Emmy Awards, placed third in the Miss America Pageant, and raised five children. Despite years as Phyllis on TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show and memorable roles in films, she's probably now best known for her comedic turn on Dancing with the Stars, in her eighties, no less. The devil-may-care, unpredictable persona she exhibited there seems to embody the real Leachman.
She shares her career and marriage highs and lows (her ex-husband is coauthor and the love of her life, though they are not together) and dishes on actors and lovers (e.g., Brando, Gene Hackman, Bobby Darin) in an entertaining though distracted way. She studied at the Actors Studio but came up with her own philosophy, "Acting is make-believe. Have fun" and "Don't be afraid you're going to make a fool of yourself". She lives what she preaches. Recommended for all public libraries and acting collections.
-Rosellen Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA
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