Book Reviews of The Ragman's Son

The Ragman's Son
The Ragman's Son
Author: Kirk Douglas
ISBN-13: 9780671637187
ISBN-10: 0671637185
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 478
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Autobiography of Kirk Douglas. "Skillful and passionate autobiography charts rise of the son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish ragman who became a Hollywood legend". Includes a photo section.
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What a life.. No holds barred, from growing up to behind the Hollywood scenes. I've benn looking for his movies ever since I read it. --Gives me a whole new perspective!!
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He was the son of an illiterate immigrant Russian-Jewish ragpicker and junkman. Raised in poverty, longing for his father's approval, Issur Danielovitch went on to become a legendary Hollywood star-Kirk Douglas. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life-his acting triumphs in Spartacus, Lust for Life, the Vikings, Paths of Glory and Champion (to name a few); his fabled love affairs (among them, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Pier Angeli); his long, happy marriage to Anne Buydens, and the four sons who sometimes do outragious imitations of their famous father -all at once! In fascinating insider's detail, Kirk Couglas recalls more than forty years of Hollywood, from breaking the blacklist to his epic confrontations with studio bosses. The Ragman's Son is the passionate, vivid, lusty life of Kirk Douglas - man, actor, lover, husband, father-and enduring star.
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He was the son of an illiterate immigrant Russian-Jewish ragpicker and junkman. Raised in poverty, longing for his father's approval, Issur Danielovitch went on to become a legendary Hollywood star--Kirk Douglas. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life--his acting triumphs in SPARTACUS, LUST FOR LIFE, THE VIKINGS, PATHS OF GLORY and CHAMPION (to name a few);his fabled love affairs(among them, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Pier Angeli);his long, happy marriage to Anne Buydens, and the four sons who sometimes do outrageous imitations of their famous father--all at once! In fascinating insider's detail, Kirk Douglas recalls more than forty years of Hollywood, from breaking the blacklist to his epic confrontations with studio bosses. With a cast of characters that includes scores of renowned show business personalities, THE RAGMAN'S SON is the passiionate, vivid, lusty life of Kirk Douglas--man, actor, lover, husband, father--and enduring star.
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This is a good book especially, if you are interested in all his movies, even the ones you have never heard of. How he actually got into such a brutal selection process industry and the eventual impact that he had upon the business, is a plus. A peek into the personal relationships with others I enjoyed as well.
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This book is in good condition. There is a little wear and tear on the cover, but not bad at all.