Brando: The Biography

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Hyperion, Oct 10, 1994 - Actors - 1172 pages
Using information gathered from seven years of research and hundreds of interviews, a respected biographer offers an insightful and revealing look at the troubled and fabled life of Marlon Brando, one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.

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BRANDO: The Biography

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This biography, much discussed even before its publication, is as mammoth as Brando himself—and a compelling read. Most of the details supplied by Manso (Mailer: His Life and Times, 1985, etc ... Read full review

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A scandal-loving biographer's dream, Marlon Brando has led a tumultuous life, complete with unhappy childhood, an active and varied sex life, troubled children of his own (son Christian is now in ... Read full review


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Peter Manso was an American journalist and author, born in Manhattan on December 22, 1040. He was a graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio (1961) and earned his master's from John Hopkins University (1962). He then taught at Rutgers University for a year. He decided to focus on writing and earned his doctorate in American Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (1968). He wrote numerous articles for magazines. His work appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times of London, Paris Match, and many other publications. His interviews with Edward I. Koch and Arnold Schwarzenegger had a stinging effect on their political lives. But he is best known for two biographies, Brando: The Biography (1994) and Mailer: His Life and Times (1985). His other books included Ptown: Art. Sex, and Money on the Outer Cape (2003) and Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowan (2011). Peter Manso died on April 7, 2021 at his home in Truro, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. He was 80.

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