Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career by Lynn Kear,John Rossman

By Lynn Kear,John Rossman

Kay Francis got here of age within the Roaring Twenties and relished the era’s hedonistic objectives. Her occupation as an actress used to be introduced whilst, and ahead of her dying in 1968, she had seemed on many theater levels, in additional than 60 movies, on radio, in USO excursions, as a version, and on tv. The tall, trendy actress had a husky voice and darkish attractiveness that was once notable on movie. regardless of her monetary luck, comfortable morals, and lifestyles as a socialite, the millionaire actress avoided luxuries equivalent to limousines and sprawling estates well known between Hollywood elite.
The actress, who insisted she desired to be forgotten, left in the back of scrapbooks, packing containers of memorabilia and unique diaries. those wealthy assets support offer an exhaustive examine the lifetime of one in all Hollywood’s so much fascinating early stars.
Francis’ biography is the guts of this e-book, starting together with her relations history and her upbringing by way of a vaudevillian actress mom. the tale of her broad profession and unending romantic goals is peppered with reviews from the media and her personal diaries, and supplemented with abundant photos. A chronology offers dates of theater openings, movie releases, marriages, tv and radio appearances, births and deaths. A filmography comprises entire solid and credits lists.

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