During her more than sixty years in show business, Betty Garrett
has sung with Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman, danced with Gene
Kelly and Martha Graham, acted with Orson Welles and Jack
Lemmon, and traded one-liners with Carroll O'Connor and Penny
Marshall. But none of her plays, movies, or television roles can
match the drama of her life. Betty Garrett and Other Songs is
the story of a woman who became one of Broadway's biggest stars,
made several classic MGM musicals, married a handsome movie
star, had two children, and could scarcely believe her happiness
and good fortune. Then one day the House Un-American Activities
Committee came to call. In this hilarious, moving, bawdy, and
ultimately triumphant memoir, Betty Garrett tells how she and
her husband, Larry Parks, rebuilt their lives and careers after
falling victim to the Hollywood blacklist and how, after Parks'
tragic death at the age of sixty, she went on to achieve some of
her greatest personal and professional satisfaction.
Praise for Betty Garrett and Other Songs
Betty Garrett's memoir is a tale of grace under pressure. It's a
lovely, moving song of survival.
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