Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor

Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor

By: Donald Dewey (author)Hardback

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This is the first biography of Lee J. Cobb, the actor who originated the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. This biography follows the actor from his roots in Brooklyn, New York to his triumph on the Broadway stage and his long career as a character actor in Hollywood films and television, including roles in On the Waterfront and The Exorcist.

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Donald Dewey has written hundreds of magazine stories and articles, many about the film industry. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Marcello Mastroianni: His Life and Art (1993), James Stewart: A Biography (1997), and Ray Arcel: A Boxing Biography (2012).


Acknowledgments Chapter 1: The Actor: Characters and Actors Chapter 2: Pressrooms and Prodigies Chapter 3: The Actor: Stanislavsky in America Chapter 4: Group Experiences Chapter 5: The Actor: How Was School? Fine. Chapter 6: Golden (and Not So Golden) Opportunities Chapter 7: Married to More Than the Mob Chapter 8: The Actor: All in the Family Chapter 9: Clashes in the East Chapter 10: Clashes in the West Chapter 11: The Actor: The Thought That Counts Chapter 12: Trotting With Fox Chapter 13: Attention Being Paid Chapter 14: The Actor: Studio of the Stars Chapter 15: The Un-American Dream Chapter 16: Going Door to Door Chapter 17: On All Fronts Chapter 18: Matters of the Heart...and Head Chapter 19: All the Guilty Men Chapter 20: The Actor --- Tele-Emoting Chapter 21: Jewish and Other Kinds of Westerns Chapter 22: Comedy Is Hard Chapter 23: Between the Dragon and His Wrath Chapter 24: Bullies and Connivers Chapter 25: The Actor: The Journeyman Chapter 26: Finishing Touches Chapter 27: The Actor Filmography Stageography Television Appearances Bibliography Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780810887718
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780810887718
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 0810887711

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