Memoirs of a Professional Cad
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Memoirs of a Professional Cad

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Famed movie actor Sanders (1906-1972) originally published this witty autobiography in 1960 (Putnam). Broadcaster and film historian Tony Thomas has filled in the rest of the George Sanders story by supplying an introduction and a lengthy epilogue, in addition to a complete filmography. With 16 page
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Scarecrow Press (first published 1960)
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Jeffrey Keeten
”In the middle of April the Germans took a sombre decision...they turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin, in a sealed truck, like a plague bacillus from Switzerland into Russia.”
Winston Churchill

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Little did the Germans know they were also ruining the life of George Sanders. He was going to have to work for the rest of his life. He was born in St. Petersburg in 1906. His birth was not going well so his father took a carriage to find a midwife. ”He brought her ba...more
Margaret H.
If I were a lead in a romantic comedy, I'd mention this book and how badly I want a copy to the leading man in the first act and then, in the final act, it'd be the thing that makes him seek me out again after our third act misunderstanding.
You watched "All About Eve" and you love the George Sanders "character" in the film, and you need more of that. Well, this book should satisfy your hunger for Sanders and his slightly jaded way he looks at the world. I 'kind' of loved it, but began to think that in person he may have been a real drag to hang out with him. But on the other hand, this book really captures what one thinks is Sanders' character. He's very funny, has strong opinions about Russian revolutionaries and the Japanese (whi...more
Peter Oliver
This book was a wonderful surprise! I had no expectations whatsoever. Having said that, however, I was knocked out by it! The book is well written and very, very funny!

This book is a wonderful read!
Amusing. Sardonically amusing.
As with most published memoirs, memories are selective and restricted. It may be that George Sanders was born a dandy, that existed in the wrong era. He may have been more suited to marrying a rich girl of a big landowner in South America, until revolution would send him fleeing for the second time in his life. Who really was George Sanders before he entered in films? This is not the book to find out. He after all could have easily adopted a method similar to Bette Davis, he became the screen im...more
I loved the words and the language of the book. I was distressed to find that he was much like the character he played in "All About Eve", and how cold he was.
Jul 14, 2008 Will marked it as to-read
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Supposed to be funny.
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Sanders was a Russian-born English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His prominent English accent and bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. His career spanned more than 40 years.

NOTE: There are multiple authors with this name.
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