Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 480
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The only performer to earn 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - for film, recordings, TV, radio, and live performance - Gene Autry was the singing cowboy king of American entertainment. Now, in "Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry", Holly George-Warren offers the first serious biography of this singular individual, in a fascinating narrative that traces Autry's climb from small-town farm boy to multimillionaire. Here for the first time Autry the legend becomes a flesh-and-blood man - with all the passions, triumphs, and tragedies of a flawed icon. George-Warren recounts stories never before told, including revelations about Autry's impoverished boyhood, his adventures as an up-and-coming singer, and the impact his unbelievable success had on his personal life. She describes Autry's loving but doomed mother, who died on the brink of her son's success, and his ne'er-do-well father, who married five times and wandered the west. Autry battled his own demons but...