Self-Portrait Gene Tierney Author:Gene Tierney with Mickey Herskowitz "I had no trouble playing any kind of role," Gene Tierney writes. "My problems began when i had to be myself." — Onscreen leading lady in 36 films. Starring with Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Rex Harrison, Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda. Real life romances with Oleg Cassini, Prince Aly Khan, Howard Hughes, JFK. Her first child was born deaf, blind and... more » hopelessly retarded, through a tragic coincidence. With candor, humor, and sometimes with anger, but never with self-pity or self-indulgence, Ms. Tierney tells of her meteoric career, her long, slow, uneven recovery from the "black tunnel of mental illness"; the struggles with her doctors, her treatments, her escape from confinement, her depressions,her mad impulse, herself, always herself . . .and finally on to a happy remarriage and tranquility.
"Self-Portrait" is an absorbing memoir of the star who was "Laura," now one of the most televised films ever.« less