Before her death in August 1991, Colleen Dewhurst spent two decades working on the notes and tapes that would make up the pages of this autobiography, giving readers a complete sketch of the woman known as one of the greatest actresses of her time.
“Over ten years ago, I had an idea that brings me to this very moment,” are the words of Colleen Dewhurst that led her to recall and record the numerous stories of her life that led to this book.
Including stories of her experiences mothering a daughter who wrestled the domineering strength of her mother’s will, being a student of Tyrone Gutherie, Harold Clurman, and Joseph Papp, winning multiple Obies, Tonys, and Emmys, and her lifetime as a friend whose laughter and easy willingness to share joy, pain, and random ridiculousness of life invited many into her heart.
Interviews with friends of Colleen’s, such as Ellen Burstyn, Jose Quintero, and Roscoe Lee Browne enhance the pages of this autobiography, telling the story of a life filled with indelible impressions and stunning influence.
Colleen Dewhurst (1924–1991) was a Canadian actress known for her electrifiying performances on stage and camera. A multiple Emmy Award–winning actress, she made appearances on shows such as Murphy Brown and films such as The Cowboys and Annie Hall. She also played the role of Marilla Cuthbert in Kevin Sullivan's adaptation of the novel Anne of Green Gables and reprised the role in its sequel, Anne of Avonlea.