Doubly Gifted

actors and others writing poetry and fiction, no interview books, we're all aware that everyone has a mouth and speaks now and then, hardly a gift. (absolutely NO droll "my life" style autobiographies/memoirs/biographies are only allowed if the person who wrote it is widely recognized as something other than a writer), writers painting, and artists writing.
Shel Silverstein is a fitting example for someone whose books do NOT belong here. Doubly gifted, but known for this and so there is no surprise. A novel by Nick Cave or a book of paintings by Marilyn Manson? Great. A book of lyrics by someone known for singing in a band? Not so much.
this list should feature books with an element of surprise ("they wrote a book? they were an artist?...Grandma Death wrote a book?" A certain sense of "I never would have guessed" should accompany all additions)
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads What about playwrights who were also actors?


message 2: by ‏ㅤً (new)

‏ㅤً Susanna wrote: "What about playwrights who were also actors?"

examples?


message 3: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jul 14, 2011 12:19PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Moliere. (Also the founder of the Comedie Francaise. Yes, the one that's still active.)

Oh, and what about George Bernard Shaw? He was the London Times' music reviewer. Wrote music criticism.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) JESCIE wrote: "Susanna wrote: "What about playwrights who were also actors?"

examples?"


Shakespeare, too ...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yep.

Moliere died in his own play! That's got to count for "odd deaths."


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "Yep.

Moliere died in his own play! That's got to count for "odd deaths.""


True. (ALMOST died on stage, if I remember correctly. He made it through the performance, but died a few hours later in his bed.) Still, given that the play was "Le Malade Imaginaire," it makes for serendipity galore ...


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Ethan Hawke; Newt Gingrich and Jimmy Carter write novels; William F. Buckley and David Ignatius (journalists) write thrillers; Audrey Niffenegger is still an artist whose paintings sell for thousands of dollars.


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