Burt Lancaster: An American Life (Paperback)
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Burt Lancaster: An American Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 25/08/2008
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Burt Lancaster is perhaps most widely remembered as the tough, iron-jawed star of films such as Gunfight at the OK Corral and Airport. But as this superbly readable and insightful biography demonstrates, he was an actor with much broader ambitions - brilliantly realised in Visconti' s The Leopard - as well as the founder of the first actor-led production company in Hollywood. Lancaster' s liberal political views led not only to frequent clashes with the House Un-American Activities Committee and a voluminous FBI file, but also a private life that was colourful even by Hollywood standards. Although a devoted father and husband (to three wives), the actor took numerous lovers - of both sexes. In his sexual tastes as in his choice of roles, he defied classification. Kate Buford' s definitive biography offers a full, frank, sensitive and compelling portrait of the star of Atlantic City, From Here to Eternity and Elmer Gantry (for which he won a Best Actor Oscar). Lancaster emerges as a man of restless energy, relentless curiosity and continual development as an actor: a star every bit as interesting offscreen as on. As one American reviewer put it: ` Not many film stars receive first-class biographies; Burt Lancaster not only deserved one, he got one.' Acclaimed biographer Kate Buford has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio in the United States since 1994.

Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781845133856
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 30 mm


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`Wonderful'


`Lancaster is captured in all his complexity ... perceptive, engrossing and worthy of its subject'


`Remarkable'


` Wonderful'

` Lancaster is captured in all his complexity ... perceptive, engrossing and worthy of its subject'

` Kate Buford has written as fine a showbiz biography as one could possibly expect ... a model of its kind'

` Remarkable'

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