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Christopher Reeve : actor & activist

Author: Margaret L Finn
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Great achievers (Chelsea House Publishers)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In 1978, Superman, The Movie was released to thunderous applause worldwide. It starred Christopher Reeve, a young, Juilliard-trained actor who was more at home onstage than as the Man of Steel. Offscreen, he was an avid volunteer for political, environmental, and social causes. Until a tragic horse jumping accident in 1995, however, Christopher Reeve's big-screen persona largely overshadowed his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Christopher Reeve; Christopher Reeve; Christopher Reeve
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret L Finn
ISBN: 0791044467 9780791044469 0791044475 9780791044476
OCLC Number: 47911500
Description: 133 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Message for everyone / Jerry Lewis --
On facing challenges / John Callahan --
1: Hollywood's conscience --
2: Finding a civilization, 1952-74 --
3: It takes a pilot to fly, 1974-78 --
4: Soaring higher, 1978-82 --
5: Switching capes, 1981-85 --
6: Hero, 1984-88 --
7: Finding love again, 1988-95 --
8: Fallen hero, 1995 --
9: Lifting a nation --
Chronology --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Great achievers (Chelsea House Publishers)
Responsibility: Margaret L. Finn.

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A biography of the actor who found fame playing Superman in the movies and took on a new role as activist after becoming a quadriplegic.  Read more...

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