James Robert Parish



James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter, publicist, and book series editor, is the author of many published major biographies and reference books on the entertainment industry including Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You; The Hollywood Book of Extravagance; It’s Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks; The Hollywood Book of Breakups; Fiascos: Hollywood’s Iconic Flops; The Hollywood Book of Love; Jet Li; The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood; The Hollywood Book of Death; Gus Van Sant; Whoopi Goldberg; Rosie O’Donnell’s Story; The Unofficial “Murder, She Wrote” Casebook; Today’s Black Hollywood; Let’s Talk! America’s Favorite TV Talk Show Hosts; Prison Pictures from Hollywood; Prostitution in Ho ...more

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The Hollywood Book of Death...

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Fiasco: A History of Hollyw...

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Hollywood Divas: The Good, ...

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It's Good to Be the King: T...

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The Hollywood Book of Scand...

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Whitney Houston: 1963-2012:...

3.47 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2003 — 13 editions
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The Hollywood Book of Extra...

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The Unofficial Murder, She ...

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Stephen King

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Jet Li: A Biography

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“She observed wisely of her cinema alter ego: "Men like me because I don't wear a brassiere. Women like me because I don't look like a girl who would steal a husband. At least not for long.”
James Robert Parish, The Hollywood Book of Scandals: The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More than 100 American Movie and TV Idols

“Years later, reporters would link together the deaths of many members of the cast and crew of The Conqueror (1955), including Susan, John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, Pedro Armendariz, and director Dick Powell. All of them eventually developed cancer; the cause seems to have been the radiation that hovered over the Utah filming site in 1955 after government A-bomb tests.”
James Robert Parish, The Hollywood Book of Death: The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols



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