Actors' and Actresses' Memoirs (Primary Works)

The works on this page are memoirs and recollections of actors and actresses. They are primary works.

Actors' and Actresses' Memoirs (Primary Works): Selected full-text books and articles

Temporarily FREE! Guillaume: A Life By David Ritz; Robert Guillaume University of Missouri Press, 2002
Librarian's tip: Robert Guillaume (1927-2017) was an Emmy-winning actor best known for roles on the TV shows Benson, Soap, and Sports Night.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Tallulah: My Autobiography By Tallulah Bankhead Harper, 1952
Librarian's tip: Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968) appeared in many major theatrical productions, in additon to roles in film, television, and radio.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
With a Feather on My Nose By Billie Burke; Cameron Shipp Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1949
Librarian's tip: Billie Burke (1884-1970) had a long career in movies and theater, including being nominated for an Academy Award. She is best known for playing Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Temporarily FREE! There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt, and Many Others By William Daniels Potomac Books, 2017
Librarian's tip: William Daniels (1927- ) is a film, television, and stage actor. Some of his best-known roles are in 1776, St. Elsewhere, and Knight Rider.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! The Story of My Life: Recollections and Reflections By Ellen Terry McClure Company, 1908
Librarian's tip: Ellen Terry (1847-1928) was prominent British actress.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
On Playing Shakespeare: Advice and Commentary from Actors and Actresses of the Past By Leigh Woods Greenwood Press, 1991
Librarian's tip: Includes many excerpts from Shakespearean actors' and actresses' memoirs.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Command Performance: An Actress in the Theater of Politics By Jane Alexander PublicAffairs, 2000
Librarian's tip: This book focuses on Alexander's tenure as the Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
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