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The popular screen and stage star Laurence Harvey (1928-1973) is best remembered for his stellar performances in the film The Manchurian Candidate, a 20th-century classic. Of his 50 films, Room at the Top not only brought sexual permissiveness to British screens and an Oscar nomination, but also branded him a heartthrob sensation. controversy, demonised by critics and frauThe popular screen and stage star Laurence Harvey (1928-1973) is best remembered for his stellar performances in the film The Manchurian Candidate, a 20th-century classic. Of his 50 films, Room at the Top not only brought sexual permissiveness to British screens and an Oscar nomination, but also branded him a heartthrob sensation. controversy, demonised by critics and fraught with tragedy. This biography, as recounted by his sister-in-law Anne Sinai, takes the reader on a journey of Harvey's life, offering a close-up view of his career, his three marriages and his long-time bi-sexual affair with one of his producers. It also deals with his battle with cancer and his failure to acknowledge its seriousness. the many myths and misconceptions about his life, disclosing his real name. Full of personal anecdotes, 23 black and white photographs, a filmography and a detailed index, this book should fascinate film students, scholars and enthusiasts....

Title : Reach for the Top: The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey
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ISBN : 9780810845626
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 373 Pages
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  • James Barsz
    2018-11-16 12:43

    A very long beginning and a very short end. I have been curious about the life of Laurence Harvey since seeing him in The Manchurian Candidate. I am not a player, and have seen none of Mr. Harvey's stage work. I am glad to have read this book. His life reads like the lives of actors I have known.