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The Authorized Biography of David Niven

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Baker & Taylor
Draws on the Academy Award-winning actor's private papers, manuscripts, unpublished stories, and correspondences to discuss Niven's deeply unhappy personal life, discussing such topics as the childhood death of his father, the death of his beloved first wife, and his volatile second marriage.

McMillan Palgrave
For more than 40 years, David Niven portrayed onscreen the impeccable values of a lost breed of English gentlemen - handsome, elegantly dressed, well-mannered, and utterly charming. Yet behind those twinkling eyes, Niven was often deeply unhappy. From the death of his father when Niven was five, his mother's neglect and the stepfather who loathed him, to the death of his beloved first wife and his volatile marriage to his second wife, tragedy and hardship were never far away. Using new material from Niven's private papers, manuscripts, unpublished stories and correspondence, Lord has written a touching account of one of Hollywood's greatest heroes.


Book News
Written with the cooperation and assistance of his children, this biography presents an account of the life of actor David Niven (1910-1983). Coverage includes such topics as Niven's WWII military service, the trajectory of his acting career, and his turbulent second marriage (following the accidental death of his first wife) to a Swedish model. The volume also features two sections of photographs (in b&w and color) as well as a filmography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on the Academy Award-winning actor's private papers, manuscripts, unpublished stories, and correspondences to discuss Niven's deeply unhappy personal life, discussing such topics as the childhood death of his father, the death of his beloved first wife, and his volatile second marriage. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : T. Dunne Books, 2004
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780312328634
031232863X
Branch Call Number: BIO Niven, D 2004
Characteristics: xiv, 370 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm

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