Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli : A Fragile Life

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The biography of actress Anna Maria Pierangeli, from her early life in Italy to her death at 39. Discovered by Vittorio De Sica, she soon after starred in her first film, ""Domani e Troppo Tardi"" (Tomorrow Is Too Late), and began a meteoric rise to fame in Italy. She arrived in Hollywood in 1950, age 18, and the first thing MGM did was change her name to Pier Angeli and predict great things for her. The book covers her seven year career with MGM, her two unhappy marriages (to Vic Damone and Armando Trovajoli), her love for her children Perry and Andrew, her brief and stormy relationship with James Dean, her dependent relationships with her mother and such stars as Kirk Douglas, Richard Attenborough and Debbie Reynolds, and the mystery surrounding her death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 191.01 x 241.81 x 14.48mm | 453.59g
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • 57 photographs, filmography
  • 0786413921
  • 9780786413928
  • 1,494,698

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"a biography of unparalleled class...captured Pier's personality vividly and completely...research is superb...Allen is a good writer...I absolutely loved this thoughtful, sensitive, photo-filled, extremely fascinating, bio...it really delivered the goods...a definite winner"--Classic Images; "Written with compassion...this is one of the best biographies I've read in a while and establishes the quality that McFarland is know for...a well-written, biting biography"--journeysinclassicfilm.com.
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About Jane Allen

Writer and psychologist Jane Allen lives in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia.
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