Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied with String

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In his autobiography, Michael Crawford recalls his childhood, his memories and his early years in showbusiness and the friendships he developed. He recalls stage hits such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and films such as "Hello Dolly!", and offers both professional and personal anecdotes.

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This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved and most internationally successful actors. By turns funny, charming, and poignant, here is Michael Crawford's vivid account of his war-torn childhood of a loving mother, violent stepfather, and the painfully revealed truth about his absent father. His early memories include being taught to sing by the great composer Benjamin Britten, and later, when he entered show business, his friendships with David Hemmings, John Lennon, and Oliver Reed. There are also stories of Crawford "making a fool of himself" in front of idols Gene Kelly and Barbra Streisand while filming "Hello Dolly." Starring in "Barnum" and "The Phantom of the Opera," Crawford became a huge international star, but this engaging memoir rarely strays from the honest and self-deprecating qualities that have endeared him to his many fans.

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Crawford began his professional career as a boy soprano in Benjamin Britten's Let's Make An Opera. He became the popular star of Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life and starred in The Knack. He juggled film and stage careers, appearances including Hello Dolly!, the long-running comedy No Sex Please - We're British and the 70s TV comedy Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - which is still running around the world. He starred in, among many other things, the John Barry hit musical Billy, the 1981 hit Broadway musical Barnum and the widely acclaimed Phantom of the Opera. More recently, he appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White in London's West End. His solo recording career began in 1992 and his three albums have all been huge runaway successes earning him gold and platinum discs. He has been awarded many honours including the OBE.

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