Madonna: Entertainer

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Born into a typical middle-class home near Detroit, Michigan, Madonna Louise Ciccone soon proved herself anything but typical. Her talent as a dancer earned her a scholarship to the University of Michigan. She left college, however, to seek stardom in New York City. After arriving in the city with just a few dollars in her pocket, Madonna soon became a singer in a rock band. When a DJ heard her demo tape, he sent it to a record company executive who quickly signed her to a contract. More than 25 years later, ...

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Overview

Born into a typical middle-class home near Detroit, Michigan, Madonna Louise Ciccone soon proved herself anything but typical. Her talent as a dancer earned her a scholarship to the University of Michigan. She left college, however, to seek stardom in New York City. After arriving in the city with just a few dollars in her pocket, Madonna soon became a singer in a rock band. When a DJ heard her demo tape, he sent it to a record company executive who quickly signed her to a contract. More than 25 years later, Madonna has sold more than 200 million albums, starred in a number of hit movies, and is one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.

Covering noted historic and contemporary figures in the arts, business, sports, entertainment, politics, sciences, and social advocacy, among other fields, Women of Achievement profiles women who have made significant and influential contributions to their professions and to the world at large. Each book in the series gives students a complete overview of the subject's life, as well as insight into her professional and personal motivations, while also providing historical context to her achievements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604138597
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Series: Women of Achievement Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 812,054
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Becoming Little Eva 7

2 Girl from Michigan 13

3 Living on Popcorn and Yogurt 25

4 The Madonna Look 35

5 Stormy Relationships 47

6 Connecting With Evita 58

7 In London 69

8 A Search for Spiritual Guidance 80

9 Enduring Icon 90

Chronology 102

Notes 105

Bibliography 111

Further Resources 116

Picture Credits 117

Index 118

About the Author 125

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