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Michael Douglas : a biography

Author: Marc Eliot
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood's most successful stars, from critically acclaimed and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot. Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk, to establish a reputation for producing and starring in hugely successful movies. While cultivating a multifaceted action persona, his personal life floundered amid a series of tragedies, until Douglas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michael Douglas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Eliot
ISBN: 9780307952363 0307952363
OCLC Number: 797975285
Description: 340 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Parents --
Connecticut to Santa Barbara to New York --
Into the cuckoo's nest --
Action star --
Sex symbol --
The flawed contemporary male --
Radiance and radiation.
Responsibility: Marc Eliot.

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A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood's most successful stars, from critically acclaimed and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot. Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk, to establish a reputation for producing and starring in hugely successful movies. While cultivating a multifaceted action persona, his personal life floundered amid a series of tragedies, until Douglas emerged triumphant. Eliot shows how Douglas' life and work broke boundaries.

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