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DONLAN Yolande: Shake the Stars Down


Hilarious memories of a Hollywood childhood. Yolande Donlan (1920- ). Omaelämäkerta. Muistelmia erityisesti lapsuudesta 1920- ja 1930-luvun Hollywoodista. - Actress Yolande Donlan is primarily known for her work on the British stage, but she has also appeared in a few films. She is daughter of James Donlan, a hard working character actor in Hollywood films of the 1930s. She was born 1920 in Jersey City, NJ and educated in an LA convent. At age 18, she debuted on stage in Los Angeles. In 1944 she made her first Broadway appearance and by the end of 1946 had moved to London. Donlan worked for the director Val Guest in several films including Mister Drake's Duck, Penny Princess (in the title role) and The Body Said No. Donlan married Guest in 1954 and afterwards her film work included many of her husband's films such as Expresso Bongo and 80,000 Suspects, as well as a small number of films for other directors. A further stage success came in 1959 in Jack Popplewell's And Suddenly It's Spring opposite Margaret Lockwood. Her most recent film credit is Seven Nights in Japan from 1976. The same year saw publication of her autobiography, Shake the Stars Down, which concentrates on her childhood years growing up in the Hollywood of the 1930s. Val Guest retired from directing in 1985 and the couple moved back to the United States of America in the late 1980s, where they presently reside in Palm Springs. - Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, London Sydney Toronto, 1976. 223 pages + 8p. photos. Hardback with dustjacket. Condition good. K3. - This book is published 1982 in the United States by The Dial Press Inc. under the title Third Time Lucky.