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MAKE 'EM LAUGH: SHORT-TERM MEMORIES OF LONGTIME FRIENDS (BOOK)

Summary

The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings from a woman who has seen it all—and done most of it.

“These rich, often illuminating, anecdotes read much like a catalogue of the memorabilia that Reynolds sold off over the last few years. The stories not only augment the gaps left in Unsinkable but also act as an elegy to the ever-fading memories of Hollywood’s golden era.” —Washington Post

From her acclaimed performances to her headline-making divorce from Eddie Fisher, and from raising a famous daughter and being a proud grandmother to hitting the road with a successful one-woman show, Debbie Reynold’s life has been splashed across newspaper headlines and magazine covers for decades. She’s met presidents, performed for the Queen of England, and partied with kings. A show-business icon, she can still sing and dance—and can drop more names than the most connected talk-show hosts.

In this fabulous personal tour through sixty-five years onstage and onscreen, Debbie recalls wonderful moments with the greats of the entertainment world—Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, Phyllis Diller, Gary Cooper, her dear friend Judy Garland, Bob Hope, and many, many more—sharing stories that shed new light on her life and career and the glittering world of Hollywood then and now.

Debbie shares intimate memories of late-night pals and of some of the greatest comedians of all time, tales from the big screen and small, and anecdotes of marriage, motherhood, and children. Combining her wicked sense of humor and appealing charm, she reveals the personal side of show business and fame in funny, poignant, and delightful reminiscences: meeting Greta Garbo and Joe DiMaggio; surviving a gig with a killer whale; jitterbugging with Johnny Carson; making her immortal mark at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre; and being recognized by her peers when she was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. Nothing is off-limits: Debbie talks about her sex life and her family drama and even shares a secret recipe.

As irresistible as the woman at its heart, this funny and charming collection displays the consummate skill of a beloved entertainer who truly knows how to make ‘em laugh.

About the Author

Debbie Reynolds, often referred to as “America’s Sweetheart,” is an actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, and author best known for her leading role in Singin’ in the Rain. After more than six decades in the entertainment industry she is truly a Hollywood legend. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Product Details

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Biography & Autobiography \ Entertainment & Performing Arts

  
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