The Legs Are The Last To Go

The Legs Are The Last To Go : Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way

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It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over forty. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll--whose winning, sometimes controversial career breached racial barriers--is anything but conventional.Here she shares her life story with an admirable candidness of someone who has seen and done it all. With wisdom that only aging gracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about her four marriages as well as the other significant relationships in her life, including her courtship with Sidney Poitier; racial politics in Hollywood and on Broadway; and the personal cost, particularly to her family, of being a pioneer. Carroll's storied history, blunt views, and notorious wit will be sure to entertain and inform.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 22.68g
  • HarperPaperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060763272
  • 9780060763275

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"It has heart, without descending into the treacle of sentimentality. It's upfront, bald-faced heart."--Liz Smith, Variety
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