Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Once more unto the great actor's life, and what a slog it becomes.Selected by the estate of Laurence Olivier (1907-89) to write the authorized biography, British novelist/historian Coleman (The Nelson Touch, 2002, etc.) gained access to the performer's voluminous papers and correspondence. No previous biographer, he writes, had such access, which he uses to trace the now familiar course of Olivier ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - - Kathy Weissman

In the 1950s, other girls had crushes on Tab Hunter, Troy Donahue and James Dean. My crush was Laurence Olivier maybe it was because my father taught Shakespeare, but really I think it was his beautiful voice, sensitive mouth, brooding Heathcliffian eyes…you get the picture. I kept a scrapbook; I even wrote to him, and he replied well, sort of: a blue aerogramme thanking me for my kind letter and ... Read full review

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