The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony Curtis by Aubrey Malone

By Aubrey Malone

This new biography comprises excerpts from interviews and articles via and approximately Curtis all of the means from his teenagers within the Bronx to his loss of life at eighty five in 2010. lots of those are little recognized and supply insights into his advanced courting with status, family members and adult females, the 3 obsessions of his lifestyles. The publication additionally records his many struggles with substance abuse, his disenchantment with Hollywood while it did not take him heavily, the violent deaths of his brothers, the failure of 4 of his marriages, a middle assault, the loss of life of a son from a drug overdose and, most significantly, the style within which his resilient spirit observed him via those demanding situations and tragedies. It’s a revisionist biography which provides considerably to the bought knowledge on his existence and instances, not just via own interviews but in addition revelations from contemporary books no longer but to be had in English, one written by means of his daughter Allegra and the opposite through his ex-wife Christine Kaufmann.

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