Training the Actor´s Body:A Guide. 1. Auflage Dick McCaw
Morgan Freeman Biography: What Does It Take For a Black Actor To Succeed In Hollywood?: Chris Dicker
Charles Dickens and the stage; a record of his connection with the drama as playwright, actor, and critic: Thomas Edgar Pemberton
Narrating his riveting memoir, beloved actor Dick Van Patten reflects on his prolific career, vibrant life, and the people who shaped both. From growing up during the Great Depression when poverty and racially biased ideologies dominated America, to witnessing the advent of television and its subsequent influence on culture, Dick Van Patten´s life is a rich record of change and progress in America and Hollywood. Perhaps best known for his role playing the mild mannered ´´every-dad´´ in 70s sitcom Eight Is Enough, Dick Van Patten has appeared in thousands of television, film, and radio roles viewed by millions of people; he commenced his career by lighting up the Great White Way as a child star alongside Broadway staples such as Tallulah Bankhead, Melvyn Douglas, Alfred Lunt, and Lynn Fontanne, early influences who fueled his relentless thirst for acting and stardom. Van Patten divulges anecdotes both amusing and emotional; among them, he chronicles throwing back drinks with notorious Hollywood producer Robert Evans, forming his family´s close friendship with pop icon Farrah Fawcett, rooming with the legendary Burt Lancaster, and living next door to the eccentric Michael Jackson. Eighty Is Not Enough provides a look back on the evolution of entertainment in a manner rarely glimpsed - straight from the man who experienced it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Van Patten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000782/bk_pnix_000782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You´ve probably heard about the man Dick Cheney shot, but what if he wasn´t the only one? Ian Davis is a loner; obsessive compulsive, and a recovering alcoholic. But when a homeless man - who resembles actor Gary Busey - starts harassing him, he resorts to dangerous old habits. Kenny, a former sitcom star, is a veteran comedian whose career nose-dives after a damaging video goes viral. In these eighteen stories we also meet: a distraught husband who experiences heartbreak and salvation after a texting teenager changes his life; a man who returns to his hometown to find his first love stacking jars in Costco; a western sheriff who confronts a pedophile, and his own past; and a successful attorney who abandons his career to play the iPad guitar. Unexpected, humorous, sometimes dark, and surprisingly heartfelt, these award-winning tales explore the secret life of men as they pass into adulthood, middle age, and old age, confronting lust, pain, guilt, bewilderment, and mortality. The collection fearlessly distills for the reader tinctures of joy, pain, madness, heartbreak, greed, and other components of the human capacity for good and evil, for beauty and ugliness. O´Leary showcases humanity in a fluent, fun read, which will let you peek into the most intimate and the well familiar entrails of existence. Few books around these days possess the capability to bring both a tear to your eye and smile to your lips, within the span of a few chapters, such as this work does
Charles Dickens and the Stage:A Record of his Connection with the Drama as Playwright, Actor, and Critic Thomas Edgar Pemberton
Martin Short, one of today´s most inventive and popular comic actors, is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and in the films The Three Amigos and The Father of the Bride. The creator of such memorable characters as Jiminy Glick, Ed Grimley, and Irving Cohen, Short returned to Broadway in the ´´alternate autobiography´´ Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Here he talks with Dick Cavett, the host of The Dick Cavett Show, which was a late-night talk-show home for top rock bands and comedy legends, such as Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and countless others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Cavett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000040/sp_nsty_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eighty is Not Enough:One Actor´s Journey Through American Entertainment Dick Van Patten, Robert Baer
Moby Dick is a powerful classic story of man´s obsession and revengeful nature written by Herman Melville. Captain Ahab, stomps around his ship on a peg leg that was caused by a huge whale called Moby Dick. Ahab is so crazed by his desire to kill the whale, that it becomes his sole reason for living. He is prepared to sacrifice everything, including his life, the lives of his crew members, and even his ship to find and destroy his nemesis, Moby Dick. Henry Hull, a much undervalued actor takes centre stage for this performance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sessions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000036/bk_copy_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.