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Laird Cregar : A Hollywood Tragedy - by Gregory William Mank (Hardcover)

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In this biography, Mank, a freelance writer and actor who has written books on classic horror films, relates the life and career of Laird Cregar (1913-1944), who portrayed Jack the Ripper in The Lodger in 1944, and became typecast as psychopaths and villains. He was 6’3” and weighed more than 300 pounds, so began an extreme diet that included amphetamine use and thyroid shots, which caused a heart attack that killed him at 31. The book details his childhood and family, early career, rise to stardom in his portrayal in Oscar Wilde, his various film roles, how he viewed himself as grotesque, his homosexuality, and his legacy. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 317
Genre: Performing Arts, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Gregory William Mank
Language: English
Street Date: December 20, 2017
TCIN: 52219859
UPC: 9780786449569
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-3541
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