This first and only in-depth directory to the life and career of Gordon MacRae pays tribute to a truly versatile entertainer. In an industry where success is rare and fleeting, MacRae achieved stardom in six show business arenas: film, theater, radio, nightclubs and concerts, television, and records. Insights and quotes from celebrities close to MacRae highlight Bruce R. Leiby's reference to MacRae's professional accomplishments and honors, his political and charitable involvements, and his personal struggles and triumphs.
The biography section traces Gordon MacRae's rise from child performer to award-winning star whose honors include Emmy nominations, gold and charted records, and a star on the Walk of Fame. On the personal side, Leiby writes about MacRae's triumph over alcoholism, his stroke, and the battle with cancer that claimed his life in 1986. Following the biography is a separate section on each of MacRae's media credits, listing his achievements in film, records, Broadway and stock theater, television, nightclubs and concerts, and radioincluding a complete Railroad Hour radio log. Where applicable, Leiby includes dates, places, production details, critical reviews, and information on where to find copies of MacRae's work today. Ending with an annotated bibliography, a song index, a title index, and a general index, this is an indispensible reference for libraries and researchers, as well as fans and students of film, television, radio, theater, and music.
About the Author
BRUCE R. LEIBY earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, and currently teaches in the Upper Darby School District in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
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