A long time ago, when I was a young dancer in
New York City, I fell in love with Jimmy Dean
and he fell in love with me.
So begins this beguiling memoir of Liz "Dizzy" Sheridan's passionate yet ill-fated romance with the young, magnetic, soon-to-be-supernova James Dean. The year was 1951. Dean had recently arrived in Manhattan in search of Broadway stardom. Sheridan was a tall, graceful aspiring dancer. They met one rainy afternoon in the parlor of the Rehearsal Club, a chaperoned boardinghouse for young actresses -- and before long Dizzy and Jimmy were inseparable. Together they hunted for jobs, haunted all-night bars and diners, and gloried in the innocent rebellion of early-'50s bohemian New York. Dizzy Sheridan and James Dean were lovers; they lived together; as even ardent Dean fans may be surprised to learn, they were engaged to be married. But when Dean began to find success on the Broadway stage and then was lured to Hollywood, the couple parted amid tears and broken dreams -- dreams that would be dashed forever when Dean died in a car crash in 1955, not long after seeing Dizzy for the last time.
Dizzy & Jimmy marks the first time Liz Sheridan has written about this joyous yet ill-starred romance. She brings us closer than we have ever been to the vibrant young actor before he became a Hollywood icon, capturing his unstudied charm, his complicated psyche, the spontaneous delight he took from the world around him, and the passion he invested in his work and life. It is a journey that takes in many locales, from Dean's boyhood home in Fairmount, Indiana, to Sheridan's recuperative travels through the Caribbean after their breakup. But at its heart Dizzy & Jimmy is the story of a love affair with Manhattan -- of nights spent stealing kisses in Times Square, sharing a walkup in the Hargrave Hotel, dancing after hours beneath the stars in Grand Central Station. And in Sheridan's bittersweet, embraceable telling, it becomes a story no reader, Dean fan or otherwise, will soon forget.
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Liz Sheridan is perhaps best known today for her role as Jerry Seinfeld's mother, Helen, on the landmark television series Seinfeld, and as the eccentric neighbor Mrs. Ochmonek on Alf. She is a veteran stage actress with featured roles in eight Broadway shows. Married to jazz musician Dale Wales, Sheridan lives in Studio City, California.
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Book Description HarperEntertainment, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: So begins the beguiling memoir of Liz "Dizzy" Sheridan's passionate yet ill-fated affair with the young, magnetic, soon-to-be supernova James Dean. Dean had recently arrived seeking Broadway stardom. Sheridan was a beautiful aspiring dancer. They met one rainy afternoon and soon were inseparable, living together in the colorful atmosphere of early-'50s bohemian New York. They were even engaged. But when Dean found success, he was lured to Hollywood, and the lovers parted amid tears and broken dreams -- dreams that would be dashed forever when Dean died in a car crash in 1955, shortly after seeing Dizzy for the last time.Dizzy & Jimmy marks the first time Liz Sheridan has written about this poignant romance. She captures not only the unforgettable charisma of the vibrant young actor who would soon become an icon of American teenage rebellion -- but also the magic of a different, more idealistic age. Filled with never-before-told stories and intimate insights into the star of East of Eden andRebel Without a Cause, Dizzy & Jimmy promises to captivate fans -- and, perhaps, surprise viewers most familiar with Sheridan as the actress who played Jerry Seinfeld's mother on the series Seinfeld. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060393831
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