Betty Garrett and Other Songs: A Life on Stage and Screen

Betty Garrett and Other Songs: A Life on Stage and Screen

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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.
-- Studs Terkel


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