WorldCat Identities

Morley, Sheridan 1941-2007

Overview
Works: 181 works in 746 publications in 3 languages and 18,783 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Diaries  Archives  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Portraits  Pictorial works  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, wac, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, wst, tex, Interviewee, Interviewer, Moderator
Classifications: PR6005.O85, B
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Most widely held works about Sheridan Morley
 
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Most widely held works by Sheridan Morley
The Noël Coward diaries by Noel Coward( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These diaries cover the last thiry years of the life of one of the world's wittiest and most elegant theatrical personalities, from the start of World War II through the 1960s when he received his knighthood
A talent to amuse; a biography of Noël Coward by Sheridan Morley( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Britse toneelschrijver en acteur (1899-1973)
Oscar Wilde by Sheridan Morley( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), zijn leven en werken, zijn opkomst en ondergang
The other side of the moon : the life of David Niven by Sheridan Morley( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life-story of David Niven, who rose to fame in Hollywood playing the typical English gentleman. It tells of the sudden death of his wife at a young age, and David's own courageous battle against motor neurone disease, to which he finally succumbed
Gertrude Lawrence, a biography by Sheridan Morley( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fully researched biography of the Broadway star chronicles her life, detailing the hard route she took in rising above her lower-class English background and finding international fame on the stage
John Gielgud : the authorized biography by Sheridan Morley( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As dramatic and captivating as one of Sir John's many performances, this authorized biography is an intimate and fully rounded portrait of an unforgettable actor and a remarkable man
Elizabeth Taylor by Sheridan Morley( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tribute to the life and films of Elizabeth Taylor follows her career from her work as a child star during the 1940s to the present
Noel Coward and his friends by Cole Lesley( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bio of Noel Coward
The great stage stars : distinguished theatrical careers of the past and present by Sheridan Morley( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of biographies of over 200 performers "on the British, American, or Australian stage."
Judy Garland : beyond the rainbow by Sheridan Morley( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, on June 10, 1922. She died Judy Garland of a drug overdose in London on June 22, 1969, just twelve days after her 47th birthday. During her all too brief life she lived, loved, and died in the public eye. As a dancer, singer, and movie icon, she shone as few stars before or after her have. At the tender age of seventeen, her performance as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz won her immediate--and lasting--fame. Over the next thirty years she performed in no fewer than thirty-three other films, including such classics as Babes in Arms, For Me and My Gal, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, and A Star Is Born. Twice nominated for an Oscar, she won a rare, special Academy Award for The Wizard of Oz. As a singer, she had few if any peers, and her Palace Theater concerts in the 1950s set attendance records that to this day have never been broken. As a dancer she danced with the best: Fred Astaire, Ray Bolger, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, and Mickey Rooney. Like Marilyn Monroe, Judy's destiny was to have a life often more dramatic than her work, and like Elizabeth Taylor, her hospital stays often required more time than her movies. Throughout her life she suffered from all sorts of illnesses., real or imagined, and yet morning after morning she would turn up for work, often only an hour or two after performing in a nightclub act. Up until her day, movie studios had protected their top box-office stars behind a thick wall of discreet publicists. Judy was the first one they left hanging out to dry: with her their solution seems to have been to fill her with so many pills her friends reported that most mornings she rattled. The 'juicy' facts of Judy Garland's life are well known: the disastrous marriages, the drug abuse, the tragic death. Here, with the perspective of thirty years, Sheridan Morley and Ruth Leon probe more deeply to answer the 'how' and 'why' of her existence, in a book that is published to coincide both with the thirtieth anniversary of her death and the sixtieth anniversary of her unforgettable breakthrough in The Wizard of Oz."--Jacket
James Mason : odd man out by Sheridan Morley( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlene Dietrich by Sheridan Morley( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharine Hepburn by Sheridan Morley( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spread a little happiness : the first hundred years of the British musical by Sheridan Morley( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from the Hollywood Raj : the British, the movies, and Tinseltown by Sheridan Morley( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Kelly : a celebration by Sheridan Morley( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Kelly pioneered a style of dancing that was muscular and dynamic, yet always deceptively casual. The pinnacle of his career was "Singin' in the Rain" in 1952, which established him as one of the screen's most enduring icons. This biography assesses Kelly's films and his worldwide appeal
Review copies : plays and players in London, 1970-74 by Sheridan Morley( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall we dance : the life of Ginger Rogers by Sheridan Morley( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gladys Cooper : a biography by Sheridan Morley( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert : my father by Sheridan Morley( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Gielgud : the authorized biography
Alternative Names
Morley, S.

Morley, Sheridan Robert 1941-

Sheridan Morley Brits nieuwslezer (1941-2007)

Шеридан Морли

Languages
English (272)

German (9)

Chinese (3)

Covers
Oscar WildeJohn Gielgud : the authorized biographyElizabeth TaylorJudy Garland : beyond the rainbowJames Mason : odd man outGene Kelly : a celebrationShall we dance : the life of Ginger RogersRobert : my father