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.
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
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