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Morley, Sheridan 1941-2007

Overview
Works: 185 works in 698 publications in 3 languages and 19,375 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Archives  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  History  Portraits  Biography‡vDictionaries  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Former owner, Interviewer, Moderator, tex
Classifications: PR6005.O85, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sheridan Morley
The Noël Coward diaries by Noel Coward( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These diaries chronicle the last thirty years of the author's life
A talent to amuse; a biography of Noël Coward by Sheridan Morley( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Britse toneelschrijver en acteur (1899-1973)
The other side of the moon : the life of David Niven by Sheridan Morley( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,093 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
Oscar Wilde by Sheridan Morley( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), zijn leven en werken, zijn opkomst en ondergang
Gertrude Lawrence, a biography by Sheridan Morley( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 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 768 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
Katharine Hepburn by Sheridan Morley( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Taylor by Sheridan Morley( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 727 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
The great stage stars : distinguished theatrical careers of the past and present by Sheridan Morley( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of biographies of over 200 performers "on the British, American, or Australian stage."
Noel Coward and his friends by Cole Lesley( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy Garland : beyond the rainbow by Sheridan Morley( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of singer/actress Judy Garland
James Mason : odd man out by Sheridan Morley( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlene Dietrich by Sheridan Morley( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 350 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 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert : my father by Sheridan Morley( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John G : the authorised biography of John Gielgud by Sheridan Morley( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Gielgud has no place in the history of twentieth-century British theatre for the simple reason that he was that history. In a career spanning almost eighty years on stage and screen, radio and television, he effectively reinvented Shakespeare for the modern stage; he was the first great Hamlet of our time; with his brother Val he virtually created the BBC radio drama; decades before the founding of the National Theatre or the RSC, he pioneered the idea of a resident classical company in the West End. He made stars of Alec Guinness and Paul Scofield as well as hundreds of other actors, directors and designers; from Peter Brook to Peter Greenaway, he worked with all the revolutionary artists of his time." "The great-nephew of Ellen Terry, John was the bridge from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, and he was the founder and last survivor of a group of classical actors (Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Sybil Thorndike and Edith Evans) such as the world had never seen and will never see again." "Twelve years before his death, John Gielgud invited Sheridan Morley to become his only authorised biographer, handing over to him letters and diaries and personal files. In addition to this huge archive, Morley has interviewed more than two hundred of John's colleagues, friends, rivals and critics to form a fully rounded and detailed portrait of the great man. Alongside hitherto unpublished views from contemporaries such as Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson, Morley fully researches the events surrounding John's 1953 arrest for homosexual soliciting - an incident that helped eventually change the law in Britain."--Jacket
 
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John Gielgud : the authorized biography
Alternative Names
Morley, S.

Morley, Sheridan Robert 1941-

Sheridan Morley British writer, actor and broadcaster

Шеридан Морли

Languages
English (285)

German (10)

Chinese (3)

Covers
Oscar WildeJohn Gielgud : the authorized biographyKatharine HepburnElizabeth TaylorJudy Garland : beyond the rainbowJames Mason : odd man outShall we dance : the life of Ginger RogersGene Kelly : a celebration