Mary Wickes : I know I've seen that face before / Steve Taravella.

Author
Taravella, Steve [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Jackson, MS : University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
Description
1 online resource (413 p.)

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Moviegoers know her as the housekeeper in White Christmas, the nurse in Now, Voyager, and the crotchety choir director in Sister Act. This book, filled with never-published behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway and Hollywood, chronicles the life of a complicated woman who brought an assortment of unforgettable nurses, nuns, and housekeepers to life on screen and stage. Wickes was part of some of the most significant moments in film, television, theatre, and radio history. On that frightening night in 1938 that Orson Welles recorded his earth-shattering ""War of th
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Bibliographic references
  • Includes filmography.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents
  • Pardon me lady, but did you drop a fish?
  • From Stockbridge to the Mercury Theatre
  • On stage and on air
  • Anatomy is destiny
  • Miss bedpan
  • Los Angeles, mother in tow
  • Lucille Ball's best friend
  • Cookies and milk with mother
  • She kept it to herself
  • Mary's secret cousin
  • "Not an ounce" of romance
  • Nurses, nuns, and housekeepers
  • When acting is everything
  • Becoming the characters she played
  • Success returns
  • Physical deterioration
  • Fade out.
ISBN
1-62103-957-9
OCLC
  • 857916658
  • 827198472
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