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Ann-Margret My Story

Ann-Margret My Story
by Ann-Margret

with Todd Gold

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons

Released 1994

"Not a year has gone by when I wasn't asked by a publisher to write my autobiography. I always said no. Yet I've come to a point in my life where I finally have the confidence to tell the story so many have sought. Why? The answer is simple: It's just time."



Ann-Margret has dazzled screen and stage audiences as few entertainers in our time. Her appearance in movies such as Bye Bye Birdie, Carnal Knowledge, and Tommy,
and in the acclaimed television miniseries The Two Mrs. Grenvilles and Queen, and her recent record-breaking shows at Radio City Music Hall have made her a woman loved and admired, not just for her beauty and her
legend, but for herself.

Yet until now the public has known only Ann-Margret the star. Finally, we hear from Ann-Margret the woman.

For years the Hollywood gossip mills portrayed her as
self-destructive, an actress of bristling nerves, a wife controlled by a Svengali husband, and finally, a tragic heroine.

For the first time, Ann-Margret opens the door to her private world, in a memoir that tells her life as it really was. Relentlessly honest, these pages are filled with warmth, wit, poignancy, and truth.

Readers will learn of her moving, longtime relationship with Elvis Presley; her battle with and inspiring recovery from alcohol abuse; her loss and reclamation of her self-esteem; and her harrowing twenty-two foot fall onstage, after which doctors feared she wold never dance again. Readers will also learn the story behind her twenty-nine-year love affair with husband Roger Smith, and of his battle with myasthenia gravis, a disease that forced Ann-Margret, who had always been protected by her husband and family, to take control of not only her life but her husband's as well. Here, too, are wonderful behind-the-scenes tales about costars Bette Davis, George Burns, John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, and Steve McQueen, to name a few.

But Ann-Margret: My Story is ultimately about this remarkable candid woman herself, finding her own way, seeking independence, becoming an accomplished actress and - more important - a woman of guts, humor, energy, and inspiration.

Ann-Margret A Photo Extravaganza and Memoir

Ann-Margret: A Photo Extravaganza and Memoir
by Neal Peters and David Smith

Published by:

A Delilah Book
Distributed by G.P. Putnam's Sons

Hardcover released Jan. 1982

Paperback released Oct. 1981

Neal Peters spent seven years developing the visual concept for this book. A native New Yorker who first saw Ann-Margret at a Bronx movie palace, he has amassed the world's largest collection of Ann-Margret photographs and memorabilia. A researcher on all phases of entertainment, his work appears in major publications everywhere.

David Smith arrived in New York City from his native Detroit in 1968. He did publicity for Peter Allen in the developement stages of the performer's career, and was the copy editor of The Picture Newspaper. His text for this book is based on Neal Peters' research and picture collection.

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