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J. Randy Taraborrelli

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Bestselling author and news reporter J. Randy Taraborrelli was born on February 29, 1956. His biographies have focused on celebrities such as Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. His biography called The Hiltons: The True visa mer Story of an American Dynasty, made it to the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. His latest book is Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, published in January 2018. Taraborrelli has been a guest on television programs including Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and CNN. He also contributes entertainment articles internationally to Hello!, The Daily Mail and Sunday Mail, and Australia's Women's Weekly. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av J. Randy Taraborrelli

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2009) 426 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot (2000) 288 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Elizabeth (2006) 245 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Madonna: An Intimate Biography (2001) 175 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Sinatra: Behind the Legend (1997) 117 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty (2014) 104 exemplar, 1 recension
Jackie: Public, Private, Secret (2023) 64 exemplar, 1 recension
Diana Ross: A Biography (2007) 52 exemplar


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Taraborrelli, J. Randy
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Taraborrelli, John Randall
Los Angeles, California, USA



A living legend, Diana Ross is an ambitious woman with unexceptional talent who managed to be part of and eventually take over as leader of the pioneering Supremes, one of the most significant R&B groups in music history.

Many people found her trying; others admired her persistence: a moving read and an admonitory tale. Once again, the reader learns there's no such thing as fame and celebrity without cost.
Huba.Library | 1 annan recension | Feb 22, 2024 |
The author wrote previous books about the Kennedys. This one held my interest and I read it in one way. An in-depth look at the fascinating life of Jackie. I appreciated that the author did not dwell on the assignation of the former president. Because it was a book about Jackie, he chose to focus on her reaction to the murder and how in impacted on her life choices which had long-lasting concequences.

She was very self- absorbed, choosing only men who had great wealth. When she discovered the architect , Jack Warnecke, with whom she had a long-term relationship, and who helped design the ambiance of her husband, slain Jack Kennedy's burial plot at Arlington National cemetery, was deeply in debt, she immediately stopped seeing him. Even though their relationship was a long-term romantic one, she refused to see him when he confessed he was eight million dollars in dept. Never mind that much of that debt was a result of providing her with very expensive dinners and vacations,

Marrying Aristotle Onasssis, the Greek tycoon who was one of the richest men in the world, she was financially well taken care of. Even he, was chagrinned at the vast amounts of money she went through in one shopping trip. Their relationship became quite cantankerous and she was given a hefty settlement when the divorce details were negotiated.

Relationships were always problematic for Jackie. Often jealous, she thought nothing of curtailing long-term relationships and moving on to another. While there was love between she and her mother, and the Kennedy family, she had her share of arguments with all of them.

Dynamic, stylistic, well-known for her pill box hats and the clothes designed by Oleg Cassini, she became known for her class and sense of design.

There were many relationships after Jack Kenney, but none as special as her love of the President. Close to her sister, still their relationship was mercurial. Her mother had a great impact on her life, and it was her mother who steered her into the high life and selfishness.

Cancer was discovered in 1984. After a valiant attempt to survive, she died on the night of May 19, 1994. She is buried by her husband and two children who sadly died shortly after birth.

Highly recommended, 4.5 stars
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Whisper1 | Oct 28, 2023 |
Blech, written by a foaming fan
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emmby | 5 andra recensioner | Oct 4, 2023 |
I hadn’t read one of these “tell all” biographies by Randy Taraborrelli before. It was great escapist fare loaded with brilliantly researched behind the scenes stories that will have you gasping. Randy surely knows how to pull the reader into this world of politics, infidelity and class. The competitiveness between sisters Jackie and Lee is mind blowing. Who knew that Lee had an affair with Aristotle Onnasis before Jackie married him? The book documents the PTSD that Jackie suffered from after the assassination. The ambiguous sexuality of Lee’s first husband and Herbert Ross is explored. Despite the mother and daughter issues surrounding money, marriage and love you develop a sympathy for them.

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GordonPrescottWiener | 5 andra recensioner | Aug 24, 2023 |



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