Charlotte Greenwood : The Life and Career of the Comic Star of Vaudeville, Radio and Film (Paperback)

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Based on Greenwood's unpublished memoirs, this biography presents a personal, detailed look at her colorful life. Beginning with her early years in Philadelphia, Boston and Norfolk, it relates her struggles with ill health, her social difficulties caused by her then unusual height and her realization of her ambition to become an actress. The main focus of the work is her career, which spanned more than 50 years and ranged from vaudeville to the dramatic stage and, finally, to films. Her roles in a variety of works including The Passing Show of 1912, So Long Letty (both stage and film), and I Remember Mama are also discussed. Special emphasis is placed on her career-defining (and best-known) role as Aunt Eller Murphy in the 1955 film adaptation of Oklahoma! Charlotte Greenwood's performance history, a list of her known recordings, and a filmography for her husband Martin Broones are also included, along with a collection of rare photographs and memorabilia.

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Publisher McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Mfg Part# 9780786429950
SKU 203935109
Format Paperback
ISBN10 078642995X
Release Date 5/1/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 7L x 0.75T
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0255
Publisher McFarland & Company
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