Girl Singer: An Autobiography (Paperback)

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    In Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney, with the warmth and humor that distinguishes her singing, describes her transformation from a schoolgirl in kneesocks to one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. Rosemary Clooney made her first ...

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    When not performing elsewhere, Rosemary Clooney makes her home in Beverly Hills, California, and Augusta, Kentucky.Joan Barthel is the author of several award-winning nonfiction books, includingA Death in Canaan. She lives in Saint Louis, Missouri.
    In Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney, with the warmth and humor that distinguishes her singing, describes her transformation from a schoolgirl in kneesocks to one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. Rosemary Clooney made her first public appearance at the age of three, on the stage of the Russell Theater in her tiny hometown of Maysville, Kentucky. She has been singing ever since: on the local radio; with Tony Pastor's orchestra; in big-box-office Hollywood films; at the London Palladium, Carnegie Hall; on her own television series; and at venues large and small around the world. The list of her friends and intimates reads like a Who's Who of show business royalty: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Tony Bennett, and Billie Holiday, to name just a few.

    At twenty-five, she married the erudite and respected actor Jose Ferrer, sixteen years her senior and light-years more sophisticated. Trouble started almost immediately when, on her honeymoon, she discovered that he had already been unfaithful. Finally, after having five children while she virtually single-handedly supported the entire family and his numerous, unrepentant infidelities, she filed for divorce. From there her life spiraled downward into depression, addiction to various prescription drugs, and then, in 1968, a breakdown and hospitalization. After years spent fighting her way back to the top--with two albums at the top of theBillboard charts in six years--Clooney is married to her long-lost love--a fairy tale with a happy ending.

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    ISBN 9780767905558
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
    Format Paperback
    Pages 336
    Publisher Date 2001-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Broadway Books
    Copyright Year 1999
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An Autobiography
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Clooney, Rosemary

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