Actress Shirley Booth entertained audiences with her superb comedic and dramatic skills in stage, screen, radio and television productions. Shirley's loving marriage to Army Corporal Bill Baker Jr. during the height of World War II brought her an idyllic life on a working dairy farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1946. The couple's togetherness would end abruptly a few years later, but Shirley's love for Bill remained always. For Bill, His Pinup Girl glimpses those tender years with several precious, never-before-seen photographs
belonging to Shirley's family, offers later views of her onstage in the 1954
Broadway musical By the Beautiful Sea, and provides the transcript of a lost television interview with Merv Griffin from 1963.
"He loved the farm. He'd seen so much devastation during the war that he wanted to make things grow. But he did too much. He always did the heavy work while his helper drove the tractor. He didn't know he had a heart condition." - Shirley Booth.
Jim Manago authored the well-received biography, Love is the Reason for it All: The Shirley Booth Story. The book captured Shirley's determination to succeed, her minimalist approach to acting, and distinct philosophy of life. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy (St. John's University, N.Y.), and received his M.A. in Cinema Studies (The College of Staten Island, CUNY).
Jim & Donna Manago Books
|Publisher:||Delaware River Books|
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