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Leading Lady

  • Hardcover $27.00

    Apr 25, 2017 | 416 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Apr 25, 2017 | 416 Pages

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“With great insight and exceptional research, this biography shows just what made [Sherry] so special, what allowed her to break every glass ceiling and become one of the most brilliant and talented producers and executives Hollywood has ever known.” —Michael Douglas
 
“This book, drawing on hundreds of interviews with Sherry and the people who know her best, takes us inside her thinking, into the heart of Hollywood, and on to her groundbreaking work in health and education.” —President Jimmy Carter

“This is a must-read for movie lovers. Sherry Lansing, the first woman to run a film studio, divulges a trove of insider stories about the making of TitanicBraveheartForrest Gump and many other modern classics. The bio also looks at how much Hollywood has and has not changed since 1970, when Lansing appeared in Rio Lobo with John Wayne.” AARP

“Sexism is just one interesting facet of the life and career that biographer Stephen Galloway explores in Leading Lady. He presents a fully realized portrait of a professional woman breaking glass ceilings. But more important, The Hollywood Reporter journalist shows us the person who endures failure as often as she savors triumph. Her strength of spirit, personally and professionally, is what underlies Galloway’s title.” —The Washington Post

“Galloway has created a colorful page-turner chronicling Lansing’s legacy as both a filmmaker and a philanthropist.” —Publishers Weekly

“An energetic and entertaining story, filled with divas, tantrums, and abundant Hollywood gossip …[Leading Lady] is a brisk, breezy look at the turbulent world of moviemaking.” Kirkus Reviews

“Galloway has crafted a sharp-eyed, captivating look at a brilliant pioneer who broke through the glass ceiling.” —Booklist
 

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