Brando: The Biography
Using information gathered from seven years of research and hundreds of interviews, a respected biographer offers an insightful and revealing look at the troubled and fabled life of Marlon Brando, one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
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In early 1949 he sublet songwriter Vernon Duke's apartment on West Fifty-
seventh Street with Wally Cox, where the two played endlessly with windup toys
and held football games with a large industrial sponge. It made no difference that
Arriving in New York to begin rehearsals for his portrayal of one of two rival
masters at a boys' school (the other lead was to be played by James Mason),
Brando asked Lumet to cast Wally Cox as a schoolteacher. Brando informed Cox
that he ...
Sadly, while he was back in Polynesia at the time the film went into general
release in February 1973, Wally Cox died at the age of forty- eight. Cox's body
was found dressed in his shirt, pants, and slippers and slumped over on the
pillows of ...
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This biography, much discussed even before its publication, is as mammoth as Brando himself—and a compelling read. Most of the details supplied by Manso (Mailer: His Life and Times, 1985, etc ... Read full review
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A scandal-loving biographer's dream, Marlon Brando has led a tumultuous life, complete with unhappy childhood, an active and varied sex life, troubled children of his own (son Christian is now in ... Read full review
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