Eighty Is Not Enough

Dick Van Patten and Robert Baer / 2009

Phoenix / 1607477009

If you think of Dick Van Patten only as a 1970's tv sit-com star, prepare to have
your socks knocked off. This performer, as man and boy, worked with the greatest;
Lunt and Fontanne, Josh Logan... would you believe he beat out Marlon Brando for a
part? The list goes on and on, from legit Broadway stage, vaudeville, radio, movies,
until a funny fad called television suddenly takes over the entertainment field. His
life spanned a remarkable age of American performing arts, yet somehow he manages to
tell the story gently, with the most joy and holding the fewest grudges of anyone I've read.

(Afternote: Dick died June 23, 2015 in Santas Monica, CA.)

dimensions: 0.9 x 6.5 x 9.2 in / 1.1 lb / 272 pages

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