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MONTGOMERY CLIFT PB SOFTCOVER
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This biography, by the former actress, and experienced, well-connected journalist Patricia Bosworth is more than fair. She has done a great deal of research: Clift was secretive about his life and kept his friends in compartments. She found a lot of people, and got them talking. Furthermore, she tackles his life with understanding and sympathy.
Clift was born to an overpowering, suffocating woman who was a demented snob: she allowed her clouded descent from two of the South's finer families to ruin her own, and her children's lives. His weak father was bankrupted by the Depression of the 1930s, giving Monty, the beautiful teenager, the chance to escape Mom and head for the New York stage. He was an immediate hit, taken up by such esteemed actors as Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and taking up,, in turn, with the older torch singer Libby Holman, and many others, male and female: he seems to have been a true bisexual. He went to Hollywood, and was again an immediate hit, worldwide. But he continued to live around the corner from, and have to fight his mother for, breathing room. He did not handle either his fame, or his family problems well, and drifted into drink, drugs, and unpleasant perversions.Read more ›
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I found this biography very informative and easy to read. It was enjoyable and I found myself reading it pretty fast because parts were so interesting. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jason Sliger
Well written autobiography but a depressing read about someone who had it all and just could not cope with life.Published 2 months ago by Carlos Lara
What a strange and interesting man was Montgomery Clift! This biography proves that indeed "truth is stranger than fiction". Read morePublished 2 months ago by Avid Reader
My God, what a life he led. So very sad to have had to live with his demons and to have wasted that talent so early in his life, Fascinating read.Published 3 months ago by Clarice Sandberg
The content was excellent! It did portray Clift in a light that most people had never seen him in. The writing is very good. A book worth reading. Read morePublished 5 months ago by william boon
I enjoyed the biography although parts of the story seems disjointed and lacking continuity. The ending appeared a little rushed as though there was urgency to finish the project. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jon