Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell (Paperback)

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    When it comes to living life to its fullest, Rosalind Russell's character Auntie Mame is still the silver screen's exemplar. And Mame, the role Russell (1907-1976) will always be remembered for, embodies the rich and rewarding life Bernard F. Dick reveals in his biography, Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell, now available in paperback.

    Drawing on personal interviews and information from the archives of Russell and her producer-husband Frederick Brisson, Dick begins with Russell's childhood in Waterbury, Connecticut, and chronicles her early attempts to achieve recognition after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Frustrated by her inability to land a lead in a Broadway show, she headed for Hollywood in 1934 and two years later played her first starring role, the title character in Craig's Wife.

    Dick discusses all of her films along with her triumphal return to Broadway, first in the musical Wonderful Town and later in Auntie Mame. Forever Mame details Russell's social circle of such stars as Loretta Young, Cary Grant, and Frank Sinatra. It traces an extraordinary career, ending with Russell's courageous battle against the two diseases that eventually caused her death: rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Russell devoted her last years to campaigning for arthritis research. So successful was she in her efforts to alert lawmakers to this crippling disease that a leading San Francisco research center is named after her.

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    ISBN 9781604739626
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
    Format Paperback
    Pages 288
    Publisher Date 2011-03-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Univ Pr of Mississippi
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Life of Rosalind Russell
    Series Name Hollywood Legends Series
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Dick, Bernard F.
    Country of Origin United States

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