Natalie Wood: A Life

Faber & Faber, 2004 - 370 Seiten
Natalie Wood's mysterious death at the age of 43, marked the shocking end to the life of one of Hollywood's most alluring female stars. Gavin Lambert tells the extraordinary story of the Russian imigre who went on to international fame and fortune

Gavin Lambert's life-long friendship with Wood began when she wanted to star in the movie adaptation of his novel Inside Daisy Clover. Now he tells her story, from her Russian parentage and the urgings of her driven 'stage mother', through her awkward adolescence, to her flowering as a glamorous movie star. He documents her marriages, divorces, and love affairs; her suicide attempt at 26; the birth of her children, her friendships, her struggles as an actress, and her tragic death by drowning.

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Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

An easily familiar biography of the actress, from a personal friend who fails to connect some of the critical pieces in her puzzle.It's clear from the get-go that screenwriter, novelist, and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - kambrogi - LibraryThing

Gavin Lambert knew Natalie Wood, but he manages to refer to himself very rarely in this biography of the famous actress who drowned mysteriously one night on the family yacht. Nor does he manage to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2004)

Gavin Lambert was born and educated in England. He co-edited the film magazine Sequence with Lindsay Anderson, was the editor of Sight and Sound and wrote film criticism for the Sunday Times and the Guardian. He is the author of three previous biographies - On Cukor, Norma Shearer, Nazimova - the memoir Mainly About Lindsay Anderson, and seven novels, among them The Slide Area and The Goodbye People. His screenplays include The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, the Oscar-nominated Sons and Lovers and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. He lives in Los Angeles.

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