David Niven

Author: Karin J. Fowler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313280443
Format: PDF, ePub
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David Niven was a respected actor who performed in almost all media. His forty-year career included work in classic films, to which he brought a touch of charm and humor while working with major stars. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1958 and had success as both a performer and a writer. This book presents a detailed record of Niven's spectacular career, along with a biographical overview of his eventful life.

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David Niven

Author: Michael Munn
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 1781313725
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David Niven appeared in films for over 50 years of his life, from swashbucklers such as The Prisoner of Zenda and The Guns of Navarone to the Pink Panther series. Despite his on-screen persona, Niven wasn’t always the perfect gentleman. He was insecure both privately and professionally and used people to get ahead. But he did, he said, ‘at least try to be a decent man.’ He knew he often failed, although it isn’t easy to find people who ever had a bad word to say about him. In this fascinating biography of the star, Munn looks at the funny stories and the sad underlying truth, from his outrageous days with Errol Flynn and their irrevocable split –‘You always know where you are with Flynn. He always lets you down’ – and numerous affairs with stars and prostitutes, to an attempted suicide, his horrific experiences in war-torn France and the breakdown and blame of his second marriage. This compelling text includes interviews with his second wife, Hjordis, John Huston, Rex Harrison, Laurence Olivier, Loretta Young (they discussed marriage once), Niven’s long-time friend Michael Trubshawe, Peter Ustinov, Ava Gardner and many more.