Natalie Wood: A Life

Faber & Faber, 2005 - 384 Seiten
She spent her life in the movies. Her childhood is still there to see in Miracle on 34th Street. Her adolescence in Rebel Without a Cause. Her coming of age? Still playing in Splendour in the Grass and West Side Story. From the moment Natalie Wood made her debut aged seven in 1946, to her shocking, untimely death in 1981, the decades of her life are marked by movies that summed up America's dreams. Now Gavin Lambert, whose twenty-year friendship with Natalie Wood began when she wanted to star in the movie adaptation of his novel Inside Daisy Clover, tells her extraordinary story: her parents, her marriages and divorces and love affairs, her suicide attempt at twenty-six, the birth of her children, her friendships, her struggles as an actress, and her tragic death by drowning (she was always terrified of water) at forty-three.

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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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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 (2005)

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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