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Burt Lancaster

An American Life

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780306810190

Price: $20.99 / $26.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: May 24th 2001

Genre: Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism

PAGE COUNT: 496

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Trade Paperback
Now in paperback, here is the critically acclaimed, best-selling biography of one of Hollywood’s legendary stars. Burt Lancaster is known to audiences around the world as the electrifying performer of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, From Here to Eternity, and Birdman of Alcatraz, among many others. Kate Buford brings to life his vivid, memorable on-screen presence as well as the off-screen life he kept intensely private. The first writer to win cooperation from Lancaster’s widow and close friends, Buford has written the intimate story of one of the last great unexamined Hollywood lives, capturing both the golden boy and the husband, philanderer, and sometime bisexual. Buford’s portrait is compelling, comprehensive, intelligent—and definitive.

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