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River Phoenix: A Short Life by Brian J. Robb (Paperback, 1994)

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River Phoenix: A Short Life by Brian J. Robb

In the early hours of 31 October 1993, a young actor collapsed and died outside a club on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. His name was River Phoenix and he was 23 years old. Supposedly vehemently anti-drug, pro-environment, and clean-living, this screen idol had died of an apparently self-administered overdose of a lethal cocktail of drugs.

This is the first biography of this talented but tragic young star. It explores the contradictions of a life that encompassed the hippy philosophy of his unconventional parents and the abnormal pressures of child stardom. His performances in Sidney Lummet's "Running on Empty" and in "My Own Private Idaho" established his credentials as a serious actor with the potential for greatness - a promising career cut short.


Format: Paperback | 160 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.5 | 425g

Publication Date: 01 Dec 1994

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

ISBN10: 0733600395

ISBN13: 9780733600395


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and scratches, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.