Drawing on his own life and career and the rich lore of The Lion King, Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway's longest-running "King", delivers his message of service - taking responsibility for and deriving happiness from commonplace achievements - as a philosophy that anyone can get through each day with satisfaction, pride, and a sense of accomplishment. If you've ever wondered how an actor can perform the same role hundreds of times without burning out, in White's book you'll meet someone who does it for thousands more with unabated joy and renewal of purpose. From his life experience, White has learned the secret of tapping his inner resources to meet the challenge of routine and repetition in work and relationships. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alton Fitzgerald White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010523/bk_blak_010523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Veteran radio personality (NPR, Sirius XM Radio) Joe Bev presents his favorite conversations with such highly diverse people as Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, John Houseman, June Foray, Diana Canova, Fred Frees, Bob Bergen, Phil Proctor, Joe Alaskey, Steve Mendoza, Noel Blanc, David Ossman, Janet Waldo, Fred Grandinetti, and others! Bonus track! Joe Bevilacqua hosts an hour with Bernie Sanders, Spike Lee, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Sarah Silverman, Lorie Kellogg, and Tim Robbins. The Joe Bev Experience is an anthology series representing the depth and breath of Joe Bevilacqua's 40-plus year career in audio storytelling. Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is a public radio producer and radio theater dramatist. However, his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television, as a producer, director, writer, author, actor, and even cartoonist. Waterlogg Productions is a full service audio/video entertainment company, founded in 2002 by husband and wife creative duo Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg. Together, they have been responsible for over 150 titles distributed exclusively by Blackstone Audio. Check out their website at www.waterlogg.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008897/bk_blak_008897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smarter in sixty minutes.Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.Bob Hope (1903-2003) born Leslie Townes Hope, was an American comedian whose career spanned 78 years. During Hope’s long career, he achieved recognition as a stand-up comedian, a vaudevillian, an actor, a singer and dancer, an author, and even an athlete.Hope was born in the Eltham District of Southeast London, UK, and his family emigrated to the United States, settling in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was four years old. Before deciding on a career in show business, Hope took various jobs, from butcher’s assistant to professional boxer.Hope’s early performance career consisted of vaudeville acts, centered around comedic dancing and singing. Hope moved into radio and from there into a career making and starring in films (while still performing live on Broadway in the evenings). Hope is most well-known for a series of road movies with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Hope is also well-known in his later years for performing stand-up comedy for the US military around the world.In 2003, Hope died of pneumonia at the age of 100. When, on his deathbed, he was asked by his wife, Dolores, where he wanted to be buried, Hope told her, "Surprise me."Hope starred in more than 50 feature films, wrote 14 books, hosted the Academy Awards show 19 times (more than any other host), and performed more than 55 comedy tours for the United Service Organizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Honickberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164098/bk_acx0_164098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Published for the first time in audio - Jon Pertwee's infamous autobiography, Moon Boots and Dinner Suits, read by Terry Molloy. Jon Pertwee's acting career began with a public performance at the age of four. He seems to have been expelled from most of the schools his actor-writer father, Roland Pertwee, sent him to and finally joined RADA in 1936. From there, too, he was asked to leave. Jon went into Rep and had a checkered career. In Brighton panic set in when he dressed as an old gardener in Love from a Stranger instead of as a young cleric in Candida. In 1938 came Jon's first radio role in the BBC's Lillibulero, in which year he also appeared in his father's play, To Kill a Cat, directed by Henry Kendall at the Aldwych Theatre. When war came he joined the navy, ramming Douglas Pier with an Isle of Man Steam Packet boat. He was blown up twice, once put on a marble slab and presumed dead, and spent many months stationed in the Scapa Flow. He was the founder of the Service Players in the Isle of Man. He was commissioned in the RNVR and transferred to naval intelligence, where he worked and became good friends with the future Prime Minister James Callaghan. Then Jon joined Naval Broadcasting. His radio series, The Navy Lark, ran for 18 years and produced some truly vintage memories of radio. Whether telling stories of a misspent youth, of his posterior's first painful introduction to a fives bat or of his exploits with the McKenzie sisters in the north of Scotland, Jon Pertwee's humour and natural wit never fail him. Moon Boots and Dinner Suits is a wry, funny and endearing portrait of the early years of a most innovative and well-loved actor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Molloy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000052/bk_lbrk_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Famed and acclaimed for his starring role as Admiral Firmus Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Ken Colley, who was born in Manchester, England, in 1937, knew from a very early age that he was already an actor. It was not until he had completed his mandatory two years with the National Service in the UK, when he was based in Cyprus during the Suez Crisis, that Ken, in his mid-20s, became an Assistant Stage Manager with a weekly repertory company in Bromley, Kent, England. He stayed with them for three months after which he secured his first role in a television series called Ghost Squad. He then went on to join a group of players called "The Living Theatre Company" where he stayed for the next 18 months. Ken’s breakthrough into cinema came via Michael Crawford who, having witnessed his professional expertise as an actor, recommended that he play the featuring role of a chauffeur in Michael Winner’s film The Jokers. In The Dance of the Seven Veils, the film director, Ken Russell, had asked Ken to play the role of Hitler, but in a Chaplinesque fashion. The film was being made for television and, when completed, was only aired once because of its outrageous content. During his long acting career, which spans five decades, Ken has worked with many famous actors including Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud; he was also involved with Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre company at the Old Vic in London and the Monty Python team. Ken has appeared in countless television productions, plays, and films such as The Music Lovers, The Devils, Mahler, Lisztomania, Les Miserables, Measure for Measure, Pennies from Heaven, The Life of Brian, Firefox, Mussolini: The Untold Story, The Whistleblower, Casanova, The Rainbow, Inspector Morse, and Midsomer Murders, to name but a few. The two 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Colley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000034/bk_rksw_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Among all of Hollywood's iconic leading men, arguably none proved as versatile at acting as Henry Fonda, whose career spanned six decades and earned him Academy Awards for roles in various genres. After breaking into Hollywood in 1935, Fonda quickly rose the ranks, earning an Academy Award nomination in the classic Twelve Angry Men (1940), but Fonda had the kind of staying power that most actors could only dream of. In fact, Fonda had already received an honorary lifetime achievement award from the Academy (in 1980) before winning the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in On Golden Pond (1981), an award he earned when he was already well into his 70s and only about a year away from his death. Fonda would also earn Emmy nominations for his work on two different shows and even a Grammy for a spoken word album in 1977. And as if all that wasn't enough, he was also a critically acclaimed stage performer, winning a Tony for Mister Roberts in 1948. A lot of Fonda's success could be attributed to the fact that he could convincingly play the all-American man that everybody in the nation adored and/or wanted to be, to the extent that one magazine called him "the man we wished we lived next door to." At the same time, Fonda could portray characters like Tom Joad, who maintain their status as heroes even while breaking rules on-screen. His personal life also seemed to mirror his acting versatility; while his World War II service helped cement his all-American persona, his family life was also extremely troubled, even after he became recognized as the patriarch of a family full of famous actors, including Jane and Bridget Fonda. When Henry played a distant father on-screen in On Golden Pond alongside his daughter Jane, the autobiographical elements of the film were apparent to those who knew him. One of the remarkable aspects of Henry Fonda's career is that he was able to play vastly different roles despite not changing his style o 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Romick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034837/bk_acx0_034837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William Conrad (September 27, 1920 February 11, 1994) was an American actor in radio, film, and television, and film and television director known for his baritone voice. Conrad was born William Cann in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a theatre-owner who moved to southern California, where he excelled at drama and literature while at school. Starting work in radio in the late 1930s in California, Conrad went on to serve as a fighter pilot in World War II. He entered the army in 1942, and was commissioned at Luke Field, Arizona in 1943 (now Luke Air Force Base). On the day of his commission he married June Nelson. He returned to the airwaves after the war, going on to accumulate over 7,000 roles in radio by his own estimate. Conrad began his career as an announcer, writer and director for the Los Angeles radio station KMPC in the late 1930s. His radio career was briefly interrupted when he served as a fighter-pilot in 1943, serving in World War Two. Two years later, he left the US Army Air Force with the rank of captain, having finished his time in the service as producer-director of the Armed Forces Radio Service.
Alexander Hall was an American theatre actor and film director.Hall acted in the theatre from the age of four through 1914, when he began to work in silent movies. Following his military service in World War I, he returned to Hollywood and pursued a career in film production. He worked as a film editor and assistant director at Paramount Pictures until 1932, when he directed his first feature film, Sinners in the Sun. From 1937 to 1947, he was a contract director at Columbia Pictures, where he earned a reputation for sophisticated comedies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Here Comes Mr. Jordan.Hall was married to actress Lola Lane from 1934 to 1936. He was engaged briefly to Lucille Ball, who left him when she met Desi Arnaz. The couple later hired him to direct their 1956 film Forever, Darling.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American comedy-drama film set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, based on the career of Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams), a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS), who proves hugely popular with the troops serving in South Vietnam, but infuriates his superiors with what they call his "irreverent tendency." The film was written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Most of Williams' humorous radio broadcasts were improvised. Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. This film is number 36 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies."