The Hollywood Book of Death: The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 19, 2001 - Social Science - 416 pages
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Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalities

The death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls.

Arranged by manner of death, these well-researched accounts include details of celebrities' colorful lives and unusual deaths, their funerals, and the intriguing aftermath. With more than 100 rare photographs and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors, along with a section revealing where Hollywood personalities are resting in eternal sleep, this enthralling reference promises to be on every film and television buff's "Top 10" gift list.

 

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User Review  - moosenoose - LibraryThing

This is a good book that you can nip in and out of depending on which Hollywood star you are interested in. Would make a great addition to any collection of a Hollywood fan. Read full review

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Beautiful photography which will satisfy any history buff or anybody studying contemporary culture. Read full review

Contents

1 Accidental Deaths
1
2 Alcohol and Drugs
47
3 In Obscurity
91
4 Murders
117
5 Natural Causes
143
6 Puzzling Deaths
253
7 Suicides
289
Necrology of Notable Hollywood Actors and Directors
339
Where Notable Hollywood Actors and Directors Are Buried in the United States
387
Bibliography
403
About the Author
413
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James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter and publicist, is the author of more than 90 books. A well-known authority on show business, he appears frequently as an expert on A&E's "Biography" and E! Television's "Mysteries and Scandals," as well as numerous other network and cable television documentaries.

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