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Thank heaven : a memoir

Author: Leslie Caron
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Leslie Caron made her film debut with Gene Kelly in the classic MGM musical An American in Paris, created the role of Gigi, danced with Fred Astaire in Daddy Long Legs, and starred with Cary Grant in Father Goose. In Thank Heaven (an homage to the song Maurice Chevalier sings about her in Gigi) Caron shares her remarkable life story. From her childhood with her American mother and French father in occupied France to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leslie Caron; Leslie Caron; Leslie Caron
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Caron
ISBN: 9780670021345 0670021342
OCLC Number: 318411507
Description: xiv, 272 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Childhood --
Paradise is called Goyetchéa --
The war --
First ballet classes --
The phone call --
Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer --
The making of An American in Paris --
This new life --
Under contract --
Renoir --
Gigi --
Family life --
The prediction --
Life with Warren --
Learning independence --
Marriage again --
A new passion --
Black days--the eighties --
Changing track --
Breakdown --
Recovery --
Latest adventures.
Responsibility: Leslie Caron.
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Leslie Caron made her film debut with Gene Kelly in the classic MGM musical An American in Paris, created the role of Gigi, danced with Fred Astaire in Daddy Long Legs, and starred with Cary Grant in Father Goose. In Thank Heaven (an homage to the song Maurice Chevalier sings about her in Gigi) Caron shares her remarkable life story. From her childhood with her American mother and French father in occupied France to her early success as a young ballerina; to her meeting Gene Kelly and her years in Hollywood; to her love affairs (including a very funny and very public one with Warren Beatty) and motherhood; to her alcoholism and depression; and finally her recovery and continuing success in film and television, Caron offers an illuminating account of her career, filled with reminiscences of MGM at the end of its Golden Era.--From publisher description.

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