|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2012|
|Number of Pages:||361|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.34|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.43 x 1.31 x 9.53|
Born on June 28, 1941, Donald Spoto is an American celebrity biographer, Catholic theologian and former monk. He is best known for his best-selling biographies of film and theatre celebrities. A native of New Rochelle, New York, Spoto graduated from Iona Preparatory School in 1959 and received his B.A. from Iona College in 1963 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in theology (New Testament studies) from Fordham University in 1966 and 1970, respectively. Donald Spoto taught theology, Christian mysticism, and biblical literature at the university level for twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
|Introduction and Acknowledgments||p. xiii|
|Their Wedding Days (1824-1921)||p. 1|
|Ghosts and Guilt (1921-1935)||p. 20|
|Faithful, in a Fashion (1935-1937)||p. 40|
|Lost Ladies (1937-1939)||p. 60|
|The Stars Look Up and Down (1939-1941)||p. 80|
|A Garden of Earthly Delights (1941-1946)||p. 98|
|A Term in Hollywood (1947)||p. 120|
|A Thunderbolt (1948-1953)||p. 141|
|Tom (1953-1956)||p. 162|
|Ghosts (1956-1960)||p. 185|
|Fat for Comedy, Thin for Tragedy (19611963)||p. 205|
|Georgy and Guenevere (19641966)||p. 224|
|Hideaways (1967-1975)||p. 241|
|Hoodlums (1976-1985)||p. 261|
|Things Happen (1985-2012)||p. 282|
Chronicling the Red grave family from 1894 to the present, this book is as much a tribute to the crafting of family history as it is to the dynastic acting family. From the questionable beginnings of Sir Michael Red grave to the recent, tragic death of his granddaughter, Natasha Richardson, Spoto (Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford) takes readers up close and personal with the Redgraves in this detailed history.
Readers interested in the Redgraves and their work on screen and stage will also learn about the paths they took to become great actors. Spoto's more than 30 years of research successfully come to fruition in this title, which is much like his 1983 book, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock.
Verdict: Spoto allows readers to become completely immersed in the lives, across generations, of this remarkable family. Highly recommended for readers interested in acting, the Redgraves, or multigenerational family histories.
-R. LeMaster, Medina Cty. Dist. Lib., OH
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