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The Resource A passion for life : the biography of Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Spoto

A passion for life : the biography of Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Spoto

Label
A passion for life : the biography of Elizabeth Taylor
Title
A passion for life
Title remainder
the biography of Elizabeth Taylor
Statement of responsibility
Donald Spoto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in England to socially ambitious parents, Elizabeth Taylor was catapulted into child stardom and molded by MGM into the great violet-eyed beauty of postwar America. Along the way, without training or counsel, she became an award-winning actress, dazzling audiences everywhere with spectacular performances. Spoto explores the gripping story of her brutalizing six-month marriage to compulsive gambler and hotel heir Nicky Hilton, her romances with top Hollywood directors, and her marriage to the ailing Michael Wilding. Four years later, she would be swept off her feet by showman Mike Todd into an alternately violent and loving marriage that would end with Todd's death in a plane crash, leaving Taylor a twice-divorced widow with three children at the age of twenty-six. And here are Taylor's years with Eddie Fisher, Republican Senator John Warner, and Richard Burton, with whom she would share a hedonistic, brash lifestyle that would virtually define the 1960s jet set
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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188166
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spoto, Donald
Dewey number
  • 791.43028092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, Elizabeth
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the biography of Elizabeth Taylor
Label
A passion for life : the biography of Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Spoto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages [359]-383
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
250803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780060176570
Lccn
95007002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060176570
  • (Sirsi) ABH-3960
Label
A passion for life : the biography of Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Spoto
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages [359]-383
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
250803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780060176570
Lccn
95007002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060176570
  • (Sirsi) ABH-3960

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