Homesick: A Memoir

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Dey Street Books #ad - The eldest of four children, she was raised by a father who helped her believe in herself, grace, and by a mother who taught her a sense of the importance of virtues like self-respect, and sacrifice. The vibrant and beloved star of once and again and Sisters offers a story about her journey home to recapture the magic of youth in the deep South for her children and to make peace with the death of her mother.

At a time when much of america is yearning to recapture the spirit and feelings of a more innocent era, comes the paperback edition of this exceptional book, from one of our most beloved actresses: a story of one woman’s journey to reconnect with the landscape of her childhood.  . Though best known today as the star of the television series Once & Again and Sisters, Sela Ward considers herself first and foremost a small-town girl.

Homesick: A Memoir #ad - In her hometown of meridian, mississippi, within a tightly-knit community of neighbors and kin, Sela learned ways that would remain with her throughout life—humble virtues that were ‘forged in the hearth of a loving home. Long after she had established herself as a successful model and Emmy Award winning actress, Sela started her own family, and found herself pining for the comforts of her small-town childhood.

As her family gathered around her mama’s bedside, sela’s simple journey home became something far deeper: a turning point in her own life, as she pondered her mother’s complicated legacy, and came to terms with just what it was she herself was searching for. Filled with warmth, homesick is a book to treasure: an exploration of the lessons we carry away with us from childhood, and laughter, storytelling, and a celebration of the bittersweet legacy of home.

In an effort to balance her children’s west coast upbringing with a taste of a more natural way of life, she and her husband built a second home on a farm in Meridian, Mississippi so that her family could retreat there several times each year.

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Pieces of My Heart: A Life

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Dey Street Books #ad - Together they had a daughter and made their way back to America, where he found himself at the beginning of a new era in Hollywood—the blossoming of television. Battling a revolving door of boarding schools and a father who wanted him to forget Hollywood and join the family business, sixteen-year-old Wagner started like any naïve kid would—walking along Sunset Boulevard, hoping that a producer or director would notice him.

Under the mentorship of stars like spencer Tracy, he would become a salaried actor in Hollywood's studio system among other hot actors of the moment such as his friends Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis. Despite his newfound success, his marriage to Marion fell apart. Their life together was cut tragically short, though, when Wood died after falling from their yacht.

Pieces of My Heart: A Life #ad - For the first time, Wagner writes about that tremendously painful time. With color photographs and never-before-told stories, this is a quintessentially American story of one of the great sons of Hollywood. As she settled into a domestic life, wagner became the sole provider, as well as their children from previous marriages, Courtney, raising their own daughter, reaping the riches of television success.

To the world's surprise, they fell in love all over again, this time more deeply and with maturity. He would meet and marry the beautiful former model and actress Marion Marshall. After a serious bout with depression, he finally resurfaced and eventually married Jill St.

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Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir

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Dey Street Books #ad - Jeanne cooper, recounts the steps and missteps of her eight-decade career in Not Young, the Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, Still Restless. Intimate, and inspiring, not young, honest, still Restless is a fascinating memoir of a life in daytime drama—and proof positive that that growing older doesn’t have to mean giving up.

. Exploring a career that began with the birth of a phenomenon called television, and Shelley Winters, Cooper’s life story co-stars a cast of characters that reads like a who’s-who of Hollywood’s Golden Age:  Frank Sinatra, Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, to name just a few.

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Memories Before and After the Sound of Music: An Autobiography

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Memories Before and After the Sound of Music: An Autobiography #ad - The courageous family and events immortalized in the beloved Broadway musical and hit Hollywood film come vibrantly alive in these pages, and Agathe’s post-Sound of Music life is equally compelling. Agathe von trapp, the oldest daughter in the trapp Family Singers, offers readers the real story behind an American classic in her poignant and fascinating autobiography Memories Before and After The Sound of Music.

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Tippi: A Memoir

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William Morrow #ad - She speaks openly about the dark pain she endured working with him on their most famous collaborations, The Birds and Marnie, and finding the courage she needed to break away. Hedren’s incandescent spirit shines through as she talks about working with the great charlie Chaplin, sharing the screen with some of the most esteemed actors in Hollywood, her experiences on some of the most intriguing and troubling film sets—including filming Roar, one of the most dangerous movies ever made—and the struggles of being a single mother—balancing her dedication to her work and her devotion to her daughter—and her commitment to helping animals.

. For too long hedren’s story has been told by others through whispered gossip and tabloid headlines. In this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood—the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie—tells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time.

. Now, hedren sets the record straight, as an unwavering animal activist, recalling how a young and virtuous Lutheran girl from small-town Minnesota became a worldwide legend—as one of the most famous Hitchcock girls, and as the matriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty that includes her movie star daughter Melanie Griffith, and rising star Dakota Johnson, her granddaughter.

Tippi: A Memoir #ad - For the first time, hedren digs deep into her complicated relationship with the man who discovered her talent, director Alfred Hitchcock, the benefactor who would become a repulsive and controlling director who contractually controlled her every move. Now with a foreword by melanie griffithfor decades, Tippi Hedren’s luminous beauty radiated from the silver screen, enchanting moviegoers and cementing her position among Hollywood’s elite—beauty and star power that continue to endure.

Filled with sixteen pages of beautiful photos, Tippi is a rare and fascinating look at a private woman’s remarkable life no celebrity aficionado can miss.

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In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress

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BearManor Media #ad - For the first time, patty also talks openly of her friendship with actress Sharon Tate and her grisly murder at the hands of Charles Manson. Illustrated with over 70 rare photos from both Patty Duke's career and personal life, many never before published and from her personal collection. About William J. The miracle Worker.

As identical cousins on The Patty Duke Show, her name became an American household word. Jankowski: since receiving his degree from widener university, abc, and consulted on biographical television specials about Patty Duke's work for A&E, Lifetime, he has been interviewed for such publications as USA Today, and E! This is his first book.

In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress #ad - Patty duke was one of the most talented actresses I ever worked with. Valley of the Dolls. Those perennial film and television titles still reverberate with audiences entranced with Academy Award-winning film actress and Broadway and television icon Patty Duke. Patty first gained national attention and praise playing Helen Keller in both the Broadway stage and film versions of The Miracle Worker.

Now, her indelible show business legacy echoes enduringly with untold stories of her six-decade career and the legends of her time, Anne Bancroft, Helen Hayes, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, President John F. The patty Duke Show. This book is both fascinating and touching.

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The Whole Truth and Nothing But

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Graymalkin Media, LLC #ad - And in this sensational memoir, she tells all. In her career, from joan crawford and bette davis to charlie Chaplin and Katherine Hepburn, Hopper crossed some of Hollywood’s biggest bold-faced names, and her feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons became the stuff of legend. In the whole truth and nothing but, we get Hedda’s side of the story—and what a story it is.

The Whole Truth and Nothing But #ad - Hedda hopper is portrayed by Judy Davis in the Ryan Murphy TV series Feud.  . Although she made her name as a star of the silent screen, she found her calling as a gossip columnist, where she had the ear of the most powerful force in show business: the public. From the dawn of the studio system to the decade it all came crashing down, Hedda Hopper was one of the Queens of Hollywood.

With a readership of 20, 000 people, 000, Hopper turned nobodies into stars, and brought stars to their knees.

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Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Haunted by the perfection of her television alter ego, drug-fueled, Maureen landed on the dark side, caught up in a fast-paced, star-studded Hollywood existence that ultimately led to the biggest battle of her life. Moving from drug dens on wonderland avenue to wild parties at the Playboy mansion and exotic escapades on the beaches of Hawaii, this candid, hard-hitting memoir exposes a side of a beloved pop-culture icon the paparazzi missed.

. Now, for the very first time, maureen tells the shocking and inspirational true story of the beloved teen generations have invited into their living rooms—and the woman she became. In here's the story, maureen takes us behind the scenes of America's favorite television family, the Bradys. After fifty years, she has finally learned what it means to love the person you are, insight that has brought her peace in a happy marriage and as a mother.

Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice #ad - But what viewers didn't know about the always-sunny, Maureen McCormick, her real-life counterpart, perfect Marcia was that offscreen, the young actress who portrayed her, was living a very different—and not-so-wonderful—life. No wonder her younger sister jan was jealous! For countless adolescents across America who came of age in the early 1970s, Marcia was the ideal American teenager.

Here's the story is the empowering, shocking, engaging, and emotional tale of Maureen McCormick's courageous struggle over adversity and her lifelong battle to come to terms with the idea of perfection—and herself. Yet it is also a story of remarkable success. Marcia! marcia! marcia!marcia brady, looks, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, brains, boys, had it all—style, and talent.

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The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George

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Atria Books #ad - The three of us is an honest and heartfelt look into the life of a broken family living in the glare of the public spotlight. Her parents fought, and George drank. Rich in country music history, loss, it stands as an intensely moving tale of love, heartbreak, it contains twists and turns, but in the end, highs and lows, and what it means to be a family.

But as in every fairy tale, dark forces were just around the corner. Lastly, an arrest, georgette discusses the ups and downs of her adult life: failed marriages, illness, and now, an unexpected but thrilling career as a musician. Georgette opens up about her broken relationship with her father and what it took for them to come back together.

The three of us is a story of both extreme privilege and great trials, of larger-than-life people with larger-than-life problems. With never-before-told stories about george and Tammy, her dependence on her fifth husband, it recounts Tammy’s descent into prescription pill addiction, George Richey, and her untimely death at the age of fifty-five.

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George and tammy divorced when Georgette was four, and it would be years before she understood just what that meant.

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My Word is My Bond: A Memoir

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Dey Street Books #ad - From the dying days of the studio system and the birth of television, to the bedroom scenes and outtakes from the Bond movies, to the quips of Noël Coward and David Niven, Moore has seen and heard it all. Nothing is left out—especially the naughty bits. One of the most recognizable big-screen stars of the past half-century, Sir Roger Moore played the role of James Bond longer than any other actor.

. Included are stories of a foul-mouthed Milton Berle, a surly Richard Burton, and a kindhearted Richard Kiel, infamous as Bond enemy Jaws. As much as it is moore's own exceptional story, My Word is My Bond is a treasure trove of Hollywood history. Beginning with the classic live and let die, running through Moonraker and A View to a Kill, Moore brought his finely honed wit and wry charm to one of Hollywood's most beloved and long-lasting characters.

My Word is My Bond: A Memoir #ad - Still, james bond was only one in a lifetime of roles stretching back to Hollywood's studio era, and encompassing stardom in theater and television on both sides of the Atlantic. The "special effects" by which james bond unzipped a dress with a magnet; the spectacular risks in The Spy Who Loved Me's opening scene; and Moore's preparation for facing down villains he would imagine they all have halitosis: the stories in My Word is My Bond are priceless.

Throughout his career, jane seymour, Moore hobnobbed with the glamorous and powerful, counting Elizabeth Taylor, and Cary Grant among his contemporaries and friends. From the saint to maverick, hollywood to london to extreme locations the world over, Warner Brothers to MGM, Roger Moore's story is one of the last of the classic Hollywood lives as yet untold.

Until now.

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I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama

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Dey Street Books #ad - Growing up in the years after germany’s defeat, Braeden knew very little about the atrocities of his parents’ generation, until he arrived in America as a teenager—a discovery that horrified and transformed him. Filled with sixteen pages of photos from his decorated life and career, I’ll Be Damned will be a treasured keepsake for Y&R fans, and is an inspiring testament to the goodness within us all.

I'll be damned is his story—a startling and uplifting true tale of war, deprivation, determination, fame, and social commitment that spans from Nazi Germany to modern Hollywood. Trying to redress the wrongs of his homeland, he has dedicated his life to humanitarian work—even forming the German American Culture Society—working for decades to show the world that what we share as humans is far more important than what separates us from one another.

In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary emmy award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past thirty-five years.

For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television’s number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. Braeden’s journey from a hospital basement in kiel to the soundstages of Los Angeles has taught him more about joy, courage, loss, exhilaration, dignity, persecution, fear, love, loneliness, heartbreak, and profound responsibility to the global community than he could have hoped to learn in several lifetimes.

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