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Kate Buford's book is a full, frank, sensitive and superbly readable life of a man who not only starred in many movie classics, but was also responsible for producing such landmark films as Marty and The Sweet Smell of Success. a star who was every bit as interesting off screen as on.
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'Burt Lancaster had the most interesting star's career in Hollywood's most fruitful period. In Buford, he has the biographer he deserves. Categorical. Imperative.' Christopher Bray, The Sunday Times 'It does not surprise me to learn from Buford that her frequently monstrous hero was a cultivated man.... He thoroughly deserves the close attention his scrupulous biographer has afforded him.' Paul Bailey, The Daily Telegraph 'Kate Buford has written as fine a showbiz biography as one could possibly expect.... [her] book is a model of its kind - a slow read because the writing is tight-packed - and, warts and all, she has done her subject proud.' Hugh Leonard, The Irish Times 'Rarely for a film actor - and even more rarely for a star - Lancaster is revealed as more complex than the sum of his parts; the result is the most interesting book about an actor since The Man Who Kept the Secrets.' Chris Petit, The GuardianAbout the Author:
Kate Buford is a regular commentator on National Public Radio in the US whose interest in Lancaster was first sparked when she wrote a feature on him for Film Comment magazine.
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