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RAGMAN'S SON

Kirk Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0671637177 / ISBN 13: 9780671637170
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1988
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Title: RAGMAN'S SON

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Signed: Signed

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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 "Sparticus, Lust for Life, The Vikings, Paths of Glory" and "Champions" (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 passionate, vivid, lusty life of Kirk Douglas - man, actor, lover, husband, father - and enduring star.

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Recalling a breakfast at the White House, Douglas marvels that a ragman's son is invited to eat scrambled eggs with the President, himself a Georgia farmer. Only in Americaor so this celebrity would have it, endlessly extolling his love of country as he recounts his government-sponsored goodwill missions around the world. Still, one can't fault him for his cloying patriotismhe is by no means a reactionaryor for pride in his achievements, this child of unlettered Jewish-Russian immigrants, the only son among seven offspring, raised in grueling poverty in upstate New York, who supported himself through college and acting school, became a considerable star and a millionaire. The most affecting memories here are of those early years and the son's relationship with the father, a heavy drinker and violent man; the most tedious, an extensive recap, seemingly requisite in show-biz bios, of sexual affairs. "I am very often attracted to women who have a slight overbite," he writesand there are many such, alas for bored readers. Twice married, once divorced, the father of four sons, the author, 71 years old, felt intimations of mortality following a heart seizure, which became for him an occasion to assess his life, to balance the books on Issur Danielovitch, known in boyhood as Izzy Demsky, in celebrity as Kirk Douglas. Authentic, revealing, unself-conscious and self-centered, his performance here is a star turn. Photos not seen by PW. First serial to Good Housekeeping.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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