The Resource A girl's got to breathe : the life of Teresa Wright, Donald Spoto

A girl's got to breathe : the life of Teresa Wright, Donald Spoto

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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 and Robert Anderson--provide a good deal of the drama, warmth, poignancy and heartbreak of her life story. "I never wanted to be a star," she told biographer Donald Spoto in 1978, "I wanted only to be an actress." She began acting in summer stock and repertory at 18. 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, and she won for the third, Mrs. Miniver. 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.--Adapted from dust jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spoto, Donald
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.W75
LC item number
S55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hollywood legends series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Teresa
  • Actors
  • Skådespelare
  • Biografier
Label
A girl's got to breathe : the life of Teresa Wright, Donald Spoto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-252) 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
Contents
March 4, 1943 -- 1918-1935 -- 1935-1939 -- 1939-1941 -- 1941-1942 -- 1942-1944 -- 1944-1948 -- 1949-1952 -- 1953-1957 -- 1957-1959 -- 1959-1965 -- 1966-1973 -- 1974-1978 -- 1978-1984 -- 1985-1990 -- 1991-2005
Control code
ocn919202258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 263 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628460452
Lccn
2015031971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919202258
Label
A girl's got to breathe : the life of Teresa Wright, Donald Spoto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-252) 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
Contents
March 4, 1943 -- 1918-1935 -- 1935-1939 -- 1939-1941 -- 1941-1942 -- 1942-1944 -- 1944-1948 -- 1949-1952 -- 1953-1957 -- 1957-1959 -- 1959-1965 -- 1966-1973 -- 1974-1978 -- 1978-1984 -- 1985-1990 -- 1991-2005
Control code
ocn919202258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 263 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628460452
Lccn
2015031971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919202258

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