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Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond

Ron Howard From Mayberry to the Moon and Beyond Ron Howard From Mayberry to the Moon and Beyond the first full length biography of Ron Howard takes an in depth look at the Oklahoma boy who gained national fame as a child star then grew up to be

  • Title: Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond
  • Author: Beverly Gray
  • ISBN: 9781558539709
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ron Howard From Mayberry to the Moon and Beyond, the first full length biography of Ron Howard, takes an in depth look at the Oklahoma boy who gained national fame as a child star, then grew up to be one of Hollywood s most admired directors Although many show biz kids founder as they approach adulthood, Ron Howard had the advantage of brains, common sense, and two Ron Howard From Mayberry to the Moon and Beyond, the first full length biography of Ron Howard, takes an in depth look at the Oklahoma boy who gained national fame as a child star, then grew up to be one of Hollywood s most admired directors Although many show biz kids founder as they approach adulthood, Ron Howard had the advantage of brains, common sense, and two down to earth parents who kept him from having an inflated view of his own accomplishments He also had a longstanding goal to trade the glare of the spotlight for a quieter but equally creative life behind the camera This biography tracks his career from 1960, when he debuted as six year old Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show through 2002, when he accepted his Academy Award R as Best Director for A Beautiful Mind Author Beverly Gray, an entertainment industry veteran, has spoken to teachers, friends, and professional colleagues from all phases of Howard s career She has also combed the archives to gain further insight into this very private man whose accomplishments have brought pleasure to so many.

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    About "Beverly Gray"

    1. Beverly Gray

      After completing my doctorate in Contemporary American Fiction at UCLA, I surprised everyone including myself by taking a job with B movie maven Roger Corman At the legendary New World Pictures, I edited scripts, wrote publicity material, cast voice actors, and tried my hand at production One highlight was coming up with the twist ending to a cult classic, Death Race 2000 Later, as story editor at Corman s Concorde New Horizons Pictures, I oversaw the development of 170 low budget features I ve written six produced screenplays, and played several cameo roles in all of which I kept my clothes on Since leaving Corman s employ, I have been active as a journalist, while also teaching screenwriting workshops through UCLA Extension My first book, Roger Corman An Unauthorized Biography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking, made its debut in the 4 slot on the Los Angeles Times hardcover non fiction bestseller list Three years later, I published Ron Howard From Mayberry to the Moon and Beyond I followed this with the first expanded paperback edition of the Corman bio, tastefully retitled Roger Corman Blood Sucking Vampires, Flesh Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers A third edition, available as both an ebook and a paperback, brings the Corman saga into the present day.My newest, most exciting project yet is Seduced by Mrs Robinson How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation Its publication in November 2017 coincides with the 50th anniversary of this landmark film, which is beloved by Baby Boomers for capturing their view of the adult world that in 1967 they were newly poised to enter I live in Santa Monica, California When not doting on my family, I focus on my popular blog, Beverly in Movieland, which covers movies, moviemaking, and growing up Hollywood adjacent Find it at beverlyinmovieland

    497 Comments

    1. Gray did extensive research to write this unauthorized biography of Ron Howard. Much of her information was gleaned from previous interviews, as well as other sources. The biography includes 16 pages of photos and over 65 pages at the end consisting of a timeline, filmography as an actor, filmography as a director and producer, awards and honors, extensive source notes, and an index. What we learn, ultimately is what we already instinctively know: Ron Howard really is a nice man, although a more [...]


    2. Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moond Beyond Excellent reference book on the background of Ron Howard, a very famous man, who starts his life in the public eye and finds himself there to this day, but who hasn't let the Hollywood limelight ruin who he is from the inside out. I was blessed to see he is still married to the same woman he met back in high school, that he still holds many of the same values that were taught to him at his youth in the message-driven Andy Griffith Show. After reading [...]


    3. Pretty good, unauthorized biography. Ron Howard comes off as a very likeable guy. I was surprised by how prolific he is and how much he involves his family in his work. His dad is amazingly prolific and his wife Cheryl is in almost every one of his movies. Of course, his brother Clint has an impressive list of credits, too.


    4. A disappointment for me. I was hoping for his biography. Sadly, this was little more than a review of his works. I'd love to read an autobiography. I think it would be so much better coming from his voice.


    5. This unauthorized Ron Howard biography was interesting but since the subject didn't collaborate, it reads a bit more like a filmography. Which was fun to read in its own right. In the end, it's a good look at Howard's work and circumstances as described by his peers.


    6. I found this book very fascinating. I love bios anyway and Ron's is very interesting much so that this is my second reading of this book in a couple of years. I love the movies he directs.



    7. An APL Recycled reads find. Fit this in between other things and found it an OK biography of a talented director and the forces that shaped him.


    8. Filled in all the gaps I had about one of my favorite entertainers.Reveals Howard's unique method of choosing names for his children.


    9. Excellent book, on Ron Howardd his family and how he and his family all pull together in the Entertainment business.


    10. Not a tell-all book, but it gives you an interesting perspective of the life of an iconic Hollywood "nice guy" and movie director.


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