WorldCat Identities

Freedland, Michael 1934-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 387 publications in 5 languages and 13,344 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML410.B499, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Freedland
 
Most widely held works by Michael Freedland
Irving Berlin by Michael Freedland( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jolson by Michael Freedland( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the kaleidescopic world of entertainer Al Jolson in all its fascinating detail
Gregory Peck : a biography by Michael Freedland( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Kern by Michael Freedland( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This composer of popular songs and founding father of the modern American musical, proved his Mama Kern right by becoming a famous musician. His classics such as 'Smoke gets in your eyes' and 'Old man river' along with his musical 'Show boat', set new standards. The author has drawn on unpublished material and scores to shed light on Kern's life, personality and work
Jack Lemmon by Michael Freedland( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Warner Brothers by Michael Freedland( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the lives of Jack, Harry, and Sam Warner and describes how they built Warner Brothers into a successful movie studio
The secret life of Danny Kaye by Michael Freedland( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doris Day : the illustrated biography by Michael Freedland( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the remarkable story of a screen legend, as well as documentating her life away from the cameras. It is a story full of twists and turns that will surprise and delight her millions of fans throughout the world."--Provided by publisher
Fred Astaire by Michael Freedland( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Chevalier by Michael Freedland( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length biography of one of the most famous and controversial entertainers of the 20th century. Passionate, egotistical, driven by a desire to become the most beloved performer in the world, Maurice Chevalier was the epitome of suave Gallic charm. Despite his long career in the public eye, little was ever revealed about the private life of the man whose trademarks were a rakishly tilted straw hat and a carefully nurtured accent. Michael Freedland tells in lively detail the story of Chevalier's life from the beginnings of his career at age twelve singing off-color ditties in cafés. His first big break, a job with the Folies-Bergère, also led him into a long, stormy affair with Mistinguett, "the girl with the million-franc legs." Wounded in World War I, Chevalier learned English in a German POW camp. During the twenties in Paris, Chevalier rose to incredible popular success in nightclubs and films. By the 1930s he was a major Hollywood figure before returning to France in 1935 to make several films there. Accused of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II, Chevalier eventually cleared his name and won a new generation of admirers in the fifties and sixties with such films as Gigi and Fanny. This book presents a fascinating portrait of a highly charismatic performer.--Adapted from dust jacket
Michael Caine by Michael Freedland( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and career of the noted actor, writer, arts patron, and restauranteur from his days in South London to Hollywood
Peter O'Toole : a biography by Michael Freedland( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-selling biography of actor/filmstar Peter O'Toole, perhaps best known for his starring role in LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Much emphasis is on the private O'Toole
The two lives of Errol Flynn by Michael Freedland( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Fonda : a biography by Michael Freedland( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A salute to Irving Berlin by Michael Freedland( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cagney : a biography by Michael Freedland( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and career of one of Hollywood's illustrious stars
All the way : a biography of Frank Sinatra by Michael Freedland( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Finnish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his rough beginnings to his early success as a crooner worshipped by bobby-soxers, Freedland's biography follows Sinatra's fall as a singer out of vogue and an actor labeled box-office poison, to his triumph as Oscar winner and entertainment legend
Linda Evans by Michael Freedland( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy Garland : the other side of the rainbow by Michael Freedland( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stripped bare, without the hype, this is a unique biography of the superstar born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. It reveals how she was shunned by local people when she made her only visit back to her birthplace by people who considered her a Jezebel, how her father was run out of town because he was gay, and how overworked she was while making The Wizard of Oz. The man who established the first Judy Garland fan club tells how he reluctantly walked out of one of her performances because she was so bad. Stevie Phillips, the "carer" imposed by Judy's agents, describes her as a "train wreck," while the son of the man who employed her at New York's biggest night club describes how she let him down, failing to appear for shows. We hear about a friend of the family asking MGM to cancel her contract because the work pressure was too much?but then we also hear how Judy was fired from Annie Get Your Gun and went through the MGM corridors in war paint and carrying her tomahawk "looking for someone to scalp" as TV-producer George Slaughter put it. This is a bittersweet story: sad, funny, very human, and full of personal stories not from stars but from the sort of people few biographers bother to talk to, but who provide the best and the truest tales
Katharine Hepburn by Michael Freedland( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Judy Garland : the other side of the rainbow
Alternative Names
Freedland, M.

Freedland, Michael

Freedland, Michael Rodney 1934-

Freeland, Michael.

Freeland, Michael 1934-

Michael Freedland British journalist

Michael Freedland Brits journalist

Languages
English (189)

German (2)

Czech (2)

Spanish (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
Doris Day : the illustrated biographyMichael CaineAll the way : a biography of Frank SinatraJudy Garland : the other side of the rainbow