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Gray, Spalding 1941-2004

Overview
Works: 173 works in 379 publications in 2 languages and 12,869 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  Diaries  Monologues (Drama)  History  Nonfiction films  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Other, zxx
Classifications: PS3557.R333, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Spalding Gray
 
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Beaches by Garry Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease
Impossible vacation by Spalding Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perpetual malcontent who, in trying to recapture the bliss, innocence, and purity of childhood, seems doomed to find only the opposite
It's a slippery slope by Spalding Gray( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the span of a single year, Spalding Gray marries and divorces one woman, moves in with another who bears him a son, and learns to ski
Swimming to Cambodia( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spalding Gray gives a performance about life in general, his work as an actor, and his feelings about the small role he played in the movie The killing fields
Gray's anatomy by Spalding Gray( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eye problem sets Gray off on tour of alternative medecine, including sweat lodges, nutritionists, and the "Elivs Presley of psychic surgeons."
Gray's anatomy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comical look at Gray's middle-age angst, with its impending mortality and, in his case, sight distortion in his left eye. After being diagnosed with a rare and mysterious eye condition, Gray recalls his hilarious and obsessive pursuits into alternative healing. His mission takes him on different cultural adventures: to a Native American sweat ceremony involving mass nude encounters in a sweatbox; to a debilitating raw vegetable diet guru; and, most memorably, a trip to the Philippines to try out the "Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons."
True stories by David Byrne( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Virgil, Texas, and its eccentric inhabitants which include the bachelor who posts a "wife wanted" sign on his lawn, the world's laziest woman, and a precision lawn-mower marching team
How high( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas and Jamal are buddies who enjoy smoking voluminous amounts of marijuana. They end up in the possession of some magical weed that enhances their brainpower during college entrance exams, thus enabling them to enter that esteemed institution of learning, Harvard University. Once firmly ensconced in the halls of academia, however, the pals run out of their supernatural supply and are forced to get creative in the pursuit of an Ivy League degree
In search of the Monkey Girl by Randal Levenson( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buckminster Fuller : thinking out loud( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective look at the life & work of the innovative & controversial thinker Buckminster Fuller. Includes excerpts from his writings & archival footage of interviews
Clara's heart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara Mayfield, a Jamaican housekeeper, enters the Harts' luxurious suburban Baltimore home as an interloper, but her unshakable dignity and bounteous humor act like sunshine on the tight bud of David's soul. He flowers under her care and even fashions his speech after hers
Drunks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a small group of people who meet at an Alcoholics Anaonymos meeting to share coffee and laughs along with their stories of recovery
Monster in a box( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary monologist Spalding Gray takes you on an unforgettable and often hilarious journey through the pitfalls of the creative mind in this brilliant follow-up to his critical and audience favorite, 'Swimming to Cambodia.'
Morning, noon, and night by Spalding Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a hilarious new monologue about fatherhood, the author of "Swimming to Cambodia" tells the event-filled, trauma-driven, emotionally charged, and outrageously funny story of a day of his life in October 1997, after the birth of his son, Theo
Sex and death to the age 14 by Spalding Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of six monologues by the master of one-man drama. Included are "Sex and Death at the Age of 14," "Booze, Cars, and College Girls," "47 Beds," "Nobody Wanted to Sit Behind a Desk," "Travels through New England," and "Terror of Pleasure: The House." Also includes a preface by the author
Monster in a box by Spalding Gray( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long-awaited monologue by Gray has been performed to the applause of sell-out crowds and the accolades of critics in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. Appearing here in book form for the first time, with a new afterword, Monster in a Box will be released as a feature film in 1992
Swimming to Cambodia by Spalding Gray( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author spent eight weeks in Southeast Asia creating the role of the Ambassador's aide for the Academy Award-winning film, "The Killing Fields." Inspired by his experiences there, he weaves a hilarious and hypnotic saga of the making of the epic war film
The journals of Spalding Gray by Spalding Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The personal diaries of the noted playwright, screenwriter, and actor offers insight into his evolution as an artist, his conflicted celebrity, and the struggles with depression that culminated in his 2004 suicide
Life interrupted : the unfinished monologue by Spalding Gray( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together an original short story and a poignant love letter to New York City with selections from the monologue--about a devastating accident that occurred while vacationing in Ireland and its painful aftermath--that he left unfinished at the timeof his tragic 2004 suicide
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Victor 1941-2004

Carson, Rick 1941-2004

Gray, Spalding Rockwell 1941-2004

Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray acteur américain

Spalding Gray Amerikaans acteur

Spalding Gray amerikansk skådespelare

Spalding Gray amerikansk skodespelar

Spalding Gray amerikansk skuespiller

Spalding Gray attore, sceneggiatore e commediografo statunitense

Spalding Gray US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller

Сполдинг Грей

اسپالدینگ گری بازیگر آمریکایی

スポルディング・グレイ

斯普爾丁·格雷

Languages
English (137)

Polish (2)

Covers
Impossible vacationIt's a slippery slopeGray's anatomyGray's anatomyHow highMorning, noon, and nightMonster in a boxSwimming to Cambodia