Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman (Hollywood Legends)
Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) rose from the ranks of chorus girl to become one of Hollywood's most talented leading women-and America's highest paid woman in the mid-1940s. Shuttled among foster homes as a child, she took a number of low-wage jobs while she determinedly made the connections that landed her in successful Broadway productions. Stanwyck then acted in a stream...more
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He's very hard on a lot of her movies and a lot of her costars, but he's quite right about the miscasting of several of them.
Stanwyck was very private and had only a small cadre of friends, it appears. It would have been a far richer book if Callahan had gotten more of them to talk and share insight into this tough, talented woman (who Callahan annoyingly refers to ...more
She certainly is an interesting personality and a great actress, such a pity that she was such a staunch Republican! I love and respect her as an actress, not sure I would have liked to have been friends with her, though...