The Resource I'm walking as straight as I can : transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond, Geri Jewell ; with Ted Nichelson, (electronic resource)

I'm walking as straight as I can : transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond, Geri Jewell ; with Ted Nichelson, (electronic resource)

Label
I'm walking as straight as I can : transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond
Title
I'm walking as straight as I can
Title remainder
transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Geri Jewell ; with Ted Nichelson
Title variation
Im walking as straight as I can
Title variation remainder
transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Exposing real pain, unstoppable perseverance, and unquestionable faith in the human spirit, this autobiography offers a true glimpse beyond the one-dimensional, hero image often associated with actress Geri Jewell. Born with cerebral palsy, Jewell made history when she became the first person with a disability cast in a recurring role on American television in The Facts of Life, and in the years that followed she experienced a string of other successes, including a performance at the White House in 1985 and a role on HBO's Deadwood series. Along with Jewell's accomplishments, this personal story also depicts some of the less-than-rosy events that happened behind closed doors during her initial climb to fame - among them, her release from The Facts of Life, her manager's embezzlement of the money she made on the show, and her struggle with chronic pain, despair, and a fear of revealing her true sexual identity. Told with grace and humor, this inspirational narrative presents an honest portrayal of a woman who refused to give up when others kept knocking her down
Summary
Geri Jewell tells the story of her life as a woman born with cerebral palsy, and how she has pursued love and careers while coping with her particular challenges. Geri was "the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri, on the NBC sitcom The facts of life"--P. [2] of cover.
Biography type
autobiography
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10012386
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Jewell, Geri
Dewey number
791.4502/8092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nichelson, Ted
  • hoopla digital
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True
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  • Actors with disabilities
  • Comedians with disabilities
  • Cerebral palsied
Target audience
adult
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transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond
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I'm walking as straight as I can : transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond, Geri Jewell ; with Ted Nichelson, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11434845
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554909759
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11434845
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
I'm walking as straight as I can : transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond, Geri Jewell ; with Ted Nichelson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11434845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554909759
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11434845
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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