The Resource A girl's got to breathe : The Life of Teresa Wright., Donald Spoto, (electronic resource)

A girl's got to breathe : The Life of Teresa Wright., Donald Spoto, (electronic resource)

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A girl's got to breathe : The Life of Teresa Wright.
Title
A girl's got to breathe
Title remainder
The Life of Teresa Wright.
Statement of responsibility
Donald Spoto
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Language
eng
Summary
The actress Teresa Wright (1918-2005) lived a rich, complex, magnificent life against the backdrop of golden age Hollywood, Broadway and television. There was no indication, from her astonishingly difficult—indeed, horrifying—childhood, of the success that would follow, nor of the universal acclaim and admiration that accompanied her everywhere. Her two marriages—to the writers Niven Busch (The Postman Always Rings Twice; Duel in the Sun) and Robert Anderson (Tea and Sympathy; I Never Sang for My Father)—provide a good deal of the drama, warmth, poignancy and heartbreak of her life story."I never wanted to be a star," she told the noted biographer Donald Spoto at dinner in 1978. "I wanted only to be an actress." She began acting on the stage in summer stock and repertory at the age of eighteen. When Thornton Wilder and Jed Harris saw her in an ingénue role, she was chosen to understudy the part of Emily in the original production of Our Town (1938), which she then played in touring productions. Samuel Goldwyn saw her first starring role on Broadway—in the historic production of Life with Father—and at once he offered her a long contract.She was the only actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for her first three pictures (The Little Foxes; The Pride of the Yankees; and Mrs. Miniver), and she won for the third film. Movie fans and scholars to this day admire her performance in the classics Shadow of a Doubt and The Best Years of Our Lives. The circumstances of her tenure at Goldwyn, and the drama of her breaking that contract, forever changed the treatment of stars.Wright's family and heirs appointed Spoto as her authorized biographer and offered him exclusive access to her letters and papers. Major supporting players in this story include Robert Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, William Wyler, Karl Malden, Elia Kazan, Jean Simmons, Dorothy McGuire, Bette Davis, George Cukor, Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, the artist Al Hirschfeld, Stella Adler, and more
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TEFOD
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Spoto, Donald
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
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A girl's got to breathe : The Life of Teresa Wright., Donald Spoto, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781496806611
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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facb4c08-7ee2-4a0c-b402-ae6b35d95a2e
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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ODN0002610724
Label
A girl's got to breathe : The Life of Teresa Wright., Donald Spoto, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496806611
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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facb4c08-7ee2-4a0c-b402-ae6b35d95a2e
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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ODN0002610724

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