Rage and Glory: The Volatile Life and Career of George C. by David Sheward

By David Sheward

(Applause Books). George C. Scott (1927-1999) born in clever, Virginia, created the various twentieth century's so much memorable performances on level and display the crafty prosecutor in Anatomy of a homicide , the manipulative gambler in The Hustler , the buffoonishly warmongering leader of employees in Dr. Strangelove , and, in fact, the intense and rebellious Patton . He additionally performed Willy Loman, Richard III, Mussolini, Scrooge, Fagin, and numerous others. yet his offstage lifestyles used to be as choked with drama and controversy as any of the lives he portrayed with such depth. He refused the Oscar for Patton , battled with television networks to incorporate sensible parts in his sequence East Side/West part , invested (and misplaced) his personal funds on Broadway and within the scandalous movie The Savage is free , married 5 instances (twice to Colleen Dewhurst) and had a tempestuous affair with Ava Gardner, traveled to Vietnam on the top of the warfare to put in writing an editorial for Esquire journal, and weathered a harmful sexual harassment go well with. within the first entire biography of this nice megastar, David Sheward records Scott's artistry in addition to his roller-coaster profession. that includes interviews with a variety of colleagues together with Nathan Lane, Karl Malden, Piper Laurie, and Eva Marie Saint, in addition to family and friends contributors, Rage and Glory can pay tribute to at least one of our best and fieriest actors.

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