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Hiding in Plain Sight: The Secret Life of Raymond Burr
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Publication date September 1, 2009
Pages 266
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781423473718
ISBN-10 142347371X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Now in paperback, the complete story of the actor's career, including his secret gay life. Raymond Burr (1917-1993) was an enigma. A film noir regular known for his villainous roles in movies like Rear Window, he eventually became one of the most popular stars in television history as the lead actor on two top-rated dramas, Perry Mason and Ironside, which between them ran virtually uninterrupted for 20 years. But Raymond Burr was leading a secret gay life at a time in Hollywood when exposure would have been career suicide. To protect his secret, Burr fabricated a tragic past for himself as a grieving husband and father. He claimed to have been twice widowed - he said his first wife had died in a plane crash, and his second marriage had ended with his wife's early death from cancer. And there was also a dead son - 10-year-old Michael, who lost his battle with leukemia. Neither of the wives nor Michael ever existed. But that didn't stop these lies from being perpetuated again and again, even in Burr's New York Times obituary. Hiding in Plain Sight examines the totality of Raymond Burr's career and his personal life, including his 35 years with partner Robert Benevides. The author interviewed over 30 people who knew or worked with Burr, including Angela Lansbury, Barbara Hale, Robert Wagner, Gale Storm, and more.

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Hardcover
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from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (May 1, 2008)
9781557836946 | details & prices | 266 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The complete story of the actor's career, including his secret gay life.
Paperback
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from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (September 1, 2009)
9781423473718 | details & prices | 266 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Now in paperback, the complete story of the actor's career, including his secret gay life.

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