It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here by Charles Grodin
My Journey Through Show Business

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Here is an actor's autobiography that transcends genre. Grodin writes about his share of catastrophic setbacks with candor and liberating humor. He dispenses invaluable advice about the art of surviving in the celluloid jungle. Photos.
 

About Charles Grodin

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Charles Grodin was born in 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Miami but didn't graduate. In 1954 he made his film debut in Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. During the 1960's he started appearing on television series like The Virginian and the 1968 horror film Rosemary's Baby. His big break came in 1972 when he was cast in the lead role in the film The Heartbreak Kid, which gave him recognition as a comedy actor. He was also in the 1978 comedy Heaven Can Wait. In the 1980's he landed roles in movies such as The Great Muppet Caper and Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times. In 1992 his career took off when he landed the role of George Newton in the children's comedy Beethoven, which was a box office hit. In 2000 he became a political commentator for 60 minutes II and host of his own issues orientated talk show - The Charles Grodin Show. He is a best selling author of several books such as It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here, How I Got Through Life, and Blood Sweat and Chalk.
 
Published August 1, 1989 by William Morrow & Co. 317 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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