John Gielgud: The Authorized Biography
(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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