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Nov 18, 2019 - 09:41 AM By Scott O'Brien

Bette Davis answered, George Brent whenever asked to name her favorite co star Her longtime crush on the actor they teamed in eleven films culminated in an off screen affair while filming Dark Victory 1939 for which she won an Oscar nomination and Brent gave what many consider his finest performance Hollywood s top stars clad to play opposite Brent, who infused hBette Davis answered, George Brent whenever asked to name her favorite co star Her longtime crush on the actor they teamed in eleven films culminated in an off screen affair while filming Dark Victory 1939 for which she won an Oscar nomination and Brent gave what many consider his finest performance Hollywood s top stars clad to play opposite Brent, who infused his easy going warmth into such blockbuster films as 42nd Street 1933 Before long, Garbo demanded that MGM cast him opposite her in The Painted Veil 1934 Brent was perfect foil for cinema s leading ladies Ruth Chatterton his second wife , Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Claudette Colbert, Barbara Stanwyck, Myrna Loy, Kay Francis, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine, Hedy Lamarr, Merle Oberon, and Ann Sheridan his fourth wife Not to be pigeonholed Brent s perfection as the dissipated Englishman in The Rains Came 1939 and surprise turn as the heavy in The Spiral Staircase 1946 fueled the longevity of his career The personal life of George Brent remained undercover Upon signing with Warner Bros studio publicity fabricated a back story for Brent a graduate of Dublin University he dropped out of school at 16 a player in the Abbey Theatre for which no record exists a dead mother who was very much alive and, a dispatcher for Michael Collins during the Irish Revolution this was true Brent s biography offers a fascinating look into the life of Hollywood s elusive lone wolf Scott O Brien, whose biography on Ruth Chatterton made The Huffington Post s Best Film Books of 2013, abetted by Irish filmmaker Brian Reddin, sheds new light on Ireland s gift to Hollywood and its leading ladies George Brent Foreword by Wesleyan University s Chair of Film Studies, Jeanine Basinger 331 pages with 125 illustrations capture the glamour and private world of Hollywood s Golden Age.
  • Title: George Brent - Ireland's Gift to Hollywood and Its Leading Ladies
  • Author: Scott O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9781593935993
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback

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Graceann Nov 18, 2019 - 09:41 AM
Full disclosure: Scott O'Brien is my friend and I am named in the acknowledgments for this book. This does not influence my review. If had hated it, I would have just kept my thoughts to myself. Thankfully, when a book is written by Scott, I have little to fear. George Brent was a difficult guy. Difficult to work with (sometimes), difficult to live with (certainly) and difficult to know (absolutely). The premise, which makes sense, is that Brent's difficult, chaotic childhood and adolescence hel [...]
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Colleen Nov 18, 2019 - 09:41 AM
Yay, I've been reading those dreary Kay Francis mysteries and was pleasantly surprised to see Kay Francis makes a large appearance in this biography. I forgot they made so many movies together, but George Brent made SO many movies playing against notable leading ladies (and Kay made so many movies herself) they all blend together. Well, those Warner Brother players all made a backbreaking # of films each year, it's not that surprising. Book was interesting--I've read so many books that feature G [...]
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Jenny Nov 18, 2019 - 09:41 AM
Engaging biography of an actor who deserves to be better remembered, dependable leading man George Brent. The book is a first-rate overview of Brent's career on stage, film, radio and television as well as his personal life. I had no idea that he was from Ireland (no trace of an accent, not was he cast in "Irish" parts, as was Pat O'Brien), nor that he was once married to Ann Sheridan and was a successful horse trainer. The book will make you want to re-watch Brent movies you already know (Dark [...]
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Joanne Nov 18, 2019 - 09:41 AM
If you love classic Warner Bros. movies, you've spent many happy hours with George Brent. Now you can really get to know Hollywood's lone, Irish wolf. Thank you Scott O'Brien for bring giving us a three dimensional George Brent and giving him the recognition he so richly deserves.
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Terteach1 Nov 18, 2019 - 09:41 AM
The author doesn't capture the essence of the man. He methodically takes us through his life but rarely gives us a look at his motivation or feelings. Brent was an interesting man with the story telling and twinkle in the eye of a true Irishman. The author missed that.
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George Brent - Ireland's Gift to Hollywood and Its Leading Ladies By Scott O'Brien Bette Davis answered, George Brent whenever asked to name her favorite co star Her longtime crush on the actor they teamed in eleven films culminated in an off screen affair while filming Dark Victory 1939 for which she won an Oscar nomination and Brent gave what many consider his finest performance Hollywood s top stars clad to play opposite Brent, who infused hBette Davis answered, George Brent whenever asked to name her favorite co star Her longtime crush on the actor they teamed in eleven films culminated in an off screen affair while filming Dark Victory 1939 for which she won an Oscar nomination and Brent gave what many consider his finest performance Hollywood s top stars clad to play opposite Brent, who infused his easy going warmth into such blockbuster films as 42nd Street 1933 Before long, Garbo demanded that MGM cast him opposite her in The Painted Veil 1934 Brent was perfect foil for cinema s leading ladies Ruth Chatterton his second wife , Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Claudette Colbert, Barbara Stanwyck, Myrna Loy, Kay Francis, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine, Hedy Lamarr, Merle Oberon, and Ann Sheridan his fourth wife Not to be pigeonholed Brent s perfection as the dissipated Englishman in The Rains Came 1939 and surprise turn as the heavy in The Spiral Staircase 1946 fueled the longevity of his career The personal life of George Brent remained undercover Upon signing with Warner Bros studio publicity fabricated a back story for Brent a graduate of Dublin University he dropped out of school at 16 a player in the Abbey Theatre for which no record exists a dead mother who was very much alive and, a dispatcher for Michael Collins during the Irish Revolution this was true Brent s biography offers a fascinating look into the life of Hollywood s elusive lone wolf Scott O Brien, whose biography on Ruth Chatterton made The Huffington Post s Best Film Books of 2013, abetted by Irish filmmaker Brian Reddin, sheds new light on Ireland s gift to Hollywood and its leading ladies George Brent Foreword by Wesleyan University s Chair of Film Studies, Jeanine Basinger 331 pages with 125 illustrations capture the glamour and private world of Hollywood s Golden Age.

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