Laurence Olivier: A Biography

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 460 pages
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The definitive biography of the man behind the legend--the first since his death in 1989. Based on unprecedented and exclusive access to hundreds of people who knew and worked with Olivier, Soto explores both Lord Laurence Olivier's personal and private lives and his glamorous milieu.

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Born on June 28, 1941, Donald Spoto is an American celebrity biographer, Catholic theologian and former monk. He is best known for his best-selling biographies of film and theatre celebrities. A native of New Rochelle, New York, Spoto graduated from Iona Preparatory School in 1959 and received his B.A. from Iona College in 1963 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in theology (New Testament studies) from Fordham University in 1966 and 1970, respectively. Donald Spoto taught theology, Christian mysticism, and biblical literature at the university level for twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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