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Donna Reed has been called "everyone's favorite mother" and her recognition as such has stood the test of time. But before she became known as the "ultimate mom" for her role on "The Donna Reed Show," Miss Reed was already a veteran film actress with almost forty films to her credit. Among these…read more

Marie Dressler

by Betty Lee|

August 1, 1997

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She was homely, overweight, and over the hill, but there was a time when Marie Dressler outdrew such cinema sex symbols as Garbo, Dietrich, and Harlow. To movie audiences suffering the hardships of the Great Depression, she was Everywoman, and in the early 1930s her charming mixture of pathos and…read more

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Before the Restoration of Charles II there were no professional actresses on the English stage, and female roles had almost always been played by men. This book describes how and why women were permitted to act on the public stage after 1660, and the consequences of their arrival. Elizabeth Howe…read more

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The first book-length study of the career of the director of such classic films as The Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music, this volume combines thorough cast and crew credits, critical responses, awards and nominations, production notes, and comments from the…read more