While entertainment news shows report the comings and goings of our favorite stars, they only give us snapshots of their lives. A memoir by a popular actor or actress rewards readers with a more in-depth look at how and why they found immense success in television, movies or both. Following are some interesting and enjoyable memoirs by some of some of entertainment's brightest stars.
My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir
Star of the Dick Van Dyke Show and iconic movies like Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dick Van Dyke is one of America's great comedic actors. This book takes you on a journey from West Plains, Mo., where he was born in 1925, through a spectacular career that includes four Emmy awards, a Tony, a Grammy and the Theatre World Award.
My Mother Was Nuts
Penny Marshall has done just about everything in show business. She starred in the popular sitcom Laverne & Shirley and was the director of movies like Big and A League of Their Own. This book takes you on ride through Marshall's colorful personal life as well as her entertainment exploits. Did you know she once traveled across Europe on the back of a motorcycle with Art Garfunkel?
Not Young Still Restless
If you're an avid soap opera watcher and fan of the hugely popular show, The Young and the Restless, you'll thoroughly enjoy this book by Jeanne Cooper. You get to know the person behind the character of Katherine Chancellor. An inspirational book, it covers Cooper's battles with alcoholism, breast cancer and age issues in Hollywood.
Rita Moreno: A Memoir
One of the select few entertainers who have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, Rita Moreno takes you a journey from her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood stardom. Her best-known movie roles were in Singin' in the Rain with Gene Kelly and West Side Story, which rocketed her to fame and fortune. She writes about the many men she met along the way, including Elvis Presley, Howard Hughes and Marlon Brando.
One of America's most loved stars from Hollywood's Golden Age, Debbie Reynolds writes about the ups and downs in her phenomenal career as an actress, dancer, singer and comedian. The pages are filled with great memories about her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, her marriages and her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher.
Pick up a book about the star of your choice and you can learn some wonderful things you won't find anywhere else.
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