Thank heaven: a memoir

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Publisher:
Viking,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
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One of the best-loved stars of classic American cinema tells all in this wry, funny, and poignant memoir Leslie Caron is one of the most cherished and admired international film stars of our time. She made her film debut with Gene Kelly in the classic MGM musical An American in Paris, created one of the most enduring roles in American musicals as Gigi, danced with Fred Astaire in Daddy Long Legs, and starred with Cary Grant in Father Goose. In Thank Heaven (an homage to ?Thank Heaven for Little Girls,? the song Maurice Chevalier sings about her in Gigi) Caron shares her remarkable life story. From her childhood with her American mother and French father in occupied France to her early success as a young ballerina; to her meeting Gene Kelly and her years in Hollywood; to her love affairs (including a very funny and very public one with Warren Beatty) and motherhood; to her alcoholism and depression; and finally her recovery and continuing success in film and television, Caron offers an illuminating account of her career. Thank Heaven is filled with reminiscences of MGM at the end of its Golden Era, of the great stars with whom Caron worked, and of her own struggles as an actress. This is a sharp, unsentimental, and moving memoir for everyone who loves classic American movies.
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9780670021345
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table_of_contents Childhood -- Paradise is called Goyetchea -- The war -- First ballet classes -- Phone call -- Metro Goldwyn Meyer -- The making of An American in Paris -- This new life -- Under contract -- Renoir -- Gigi -- Family life -- The prediction -- Life with Warren -- Learning independence -- Marriage again -- A new passion -- Black days -- Changing track -- Brake down -- Recovery -- Latest adventures.
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