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All in all : an actor's life on and off the stage

Author: Stacy Keach
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, An imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City and American History X and the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate about his craft. In his long, impressive career, he has been hailed as America's finest classical stage actor, earning acclaim for his portrayals of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear. He has worked
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stacy Keach; Stacy Keach
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Keach
ISBN: 9780762791453 0762791454
OCLC Number: 830367101
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Stacy Keach ; foreword by Alec Baldwin.

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"Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City and American History X and the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate about his craft. In his long, impressive career, he has been hailed as America's finest classical stage actor, earning acclaim for his portrayals of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear. He has worked alongside and become friends with the giants of American culture, from Joseph Papp to George C. Scott, from James Earl Jones to Oliver Stone.Keach's memoir begins with the riveting account of his arrest in London for cocaine possession. He takes readers through his trial and his time at Reading Jail as he battles his drug addiction and then fights to revive his career. Keach poignantly reveals his acting insecurities and relationship struggles. All in All is full of priceless behind the scenes Hollywood moments and friendships--from his late-night pool and backgammon showdowns with John Huston to his passionate relationship with Judy Collins"--

"This enlightening, genuine glimpse into a seasoned actor's life and illustrious career, offers fascinating insight into the world and people of movie and theater acting. All in All chronicles Stacy Keach's struggles with cocaine, his relationships, and his craft. It shows how his career developed over time, who nurtured his talent and helped his performance, and how he formed incredible friendships with actors he worked with along the way. All in All shares one actor's reflections as he looks back on his life and career with wisdom and gratitude. Full of wonderful vignettes about major players in Hollywood, Keach manages to tell his stories with class and grace"--

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"This book contains Stacy's essence, from Hamlet to Hammer, from Richard III to Sergeant Stedenko, from King Lear to Papa Ken Titus. He is a great raconteur. You'll delight in his tales of meeting Read more...

 
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