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Girl Singer An Autobiography (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0767905555
ISBN-13: 9780767905558
Sku: 30788940
Publish Date: 9/16/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Pages:  368
Age Range:  NA
In this upbeat memoir, Clooney describes her transformation from a schoolgirl in knee socks to one of the most beloved singers of the 20th century. 42 photos.
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The legendary singer and actress shares the ups and downs of her life and career, detailing her rise to success in the entertainment world, her troubled marriage to JosT Ferrer, her battle with addiction and depression, and the new triumphs in her life. Reprint.
The late Rosemary Clooney's career spanned both the music and film worlds: she also endured a rocky marriage to actor and director Jose Ferrer, and, after they divorced, a well-publicized mental breakdown, later diagnosed as bipolar disorder. In GIRL SINGER, she recounts being brought up in Ohio by her grandmother amidst her warring parents, her early days in show business singing with her sister, Betty, and her tentative first forays into movies. Though she was often unhappy with her material (songs like "Where Will the Dimple Be?" loom large in her catalogue), she had a remarkably successful three-decade singing career, which later included extensive forays into jazz. Throughout her autobiography, Clooney sounds as if she can't quite believe her luck--like many performers, she's insecure about her talent despite her success. Her down-to-earth style makes her straightforward depiction of her mid-1960s mental breakdown all the more harrowing, while the reactions of her show business colleagues are instructive--Bing Crosby ignores it completely, while Merv Griffin is comforting and supportive. Candid and revealing, GIRL SINGER is a compelling account of the career of one of the 20th century's most beloved all-round performers.


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"From her rise to stardom and her troubled marriage to actor Jose Ferrer to her live-on-stage breakdown in 1968 and her crawl back to sanity...Clooney's story is an eloquent tribute to the healing power of music." - Charles Winecoff 11/26/1999

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   Broadway Books
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