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Title:
The Hollywood book of death : the bizarre, often sordid, passings of more than 125 American movie and TV idols
Author:
Parish, James Robert.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Contemporary Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Portions of this book have been previously published as Hollywood death book and Hollywood celebrity death book"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780809222278
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalities

The death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls.

Arranged by manner of death, these well-researched accounts include details of celebrities' colorful lives and unusual deaths, their funerals, and the intriguing aftermath. With more than 100 rare photographs and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors, along with a section revealing where Hollywood personalities are resting in eternal sleep, this enthralling reference promises to be on every film and television buff's "Top 10" gift list.


Author Notes

James Robert Parish , a former entertainment reporter and publicist, is the author of more than 90 books. A well-known authority on show business, he appears frequently as an expert on A&E's "Biography" and E! Television's "Mysteries and Scandals," as well as numerous other network and cable television documentaries.