Ragman's Son

Ragman's Son

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He was the son of an illiterate immigrant Russian-Jewish ragpicker and junkman. Raised in poverty, longing for his father's approval, Issur Danielovitch went on to become a legendary Hollywood star - Kirk Douglas. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life - his acting triumphs in "Sparticus, Lust for Life, The Vikings, Paths of Glory" and "Champions" (to name a few); his fabled love affairs (among them, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Pier Angeli); his long, happy marriage to Anne Buydens, and the four sons who sometimes do outrageous imitations of their famous father - all at once! In fascinating insider's detail, Kirk Douglas recalls more than forty years of Hollywood, from breaking the blacklist to his epic confrontations with studio bosses. With a cast of characters that includes scores of renowned show business personalities, "The Ragman's Son" is the passionate, vivid, lusty life of Kirk Douglas - man, actor, lover, husband, father - and enduring star.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 38mm | 794g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 145167242X
  • 9781451672428
  • 6,851

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