John Gielgud: The Authorized Biography

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Mar 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
(Applause Books). Sir John Gielgud's acting career was among the most distinguished of his generation. In a lifetime that lasted nearly a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every acting honor given, including an Academy Award for his performance as Hobson the butler in the film Arthur . Now, in this insightful authorized biography, written with unprecedented access to Gielgud's diaries and personal letters, author Sheridan Morley traces not only the actor's career, but gives a refreshingly frank look into Gielgud the man, and how his professional success as an actor often came at the expense of his personal happiness.
 

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Gielgud, who died in 2000 at the age of 96, was one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. Though he had film success (e.g., Arthur), he was a legend in the theater. His 1997 autobiography, John ... Read full review

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Sheridan Morley is an award-winning theatre critic and broadcaster. He is also the author of several biographies, with subjects that range from Noel Coward and David Niven to his late father, Robert Morley, and his grandmother, Dame Gladys Cooper. He lives in London, England

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