Bob Crane The Definitive Biography

Bob Crane The Definitive Biography Author Note All author profits from the sales of Bob Crane The Definitive Biography will be donated to various charities in Bob Crane s memory Since his untimely death on June Bob Crane s un

  • Title: Bob Crane The Definitive Biography
  • Author: Carol M. Ford Dee Young Linda J. Groundwater
  • ISBN: 9780991033072
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author Note All author profits from the sales of Bob Crane The Definitive Biography will be donated to various charities in Bob Crane s memory.Since his untimely death on June 29, 1978, Bob Crane s unofficial biography has become akin to a broken record Like a skip in the acetate, his murder and the scandal that grew from it have been the repeated focus of attention, toAuthor Note All author profits from the sales of Bob Crane The Definitive Biography will be donated to various charities in Bob Crane s memory.Since his untimely death on June 29, 1978, Bob Crane s unofficial biography has become akin to a broken record Like a skip in the acetate, his murder and the scandal that grew from it have been the repeated focus of attention, to the exclusion of nearly everything else Over time, the line between fact and fiction blurred, and his life story became distorted All perspective on Bob Crane as a human being was lost, and he became nothing than a two dimensional cartoon character without depth, understanding, or definition.Now, nearly two hundred people who knew the Hogan s Heroes star personally and better than most family friends as far back as elementary school colleagues in radio, television, theatre, and film have spoken out on Bob Crane s behalf, and in many instances, for the first time Within the pages of this book, they share their memories and thoughts about a man whom they knew as an exceptional and talented musician, a genius in radio, a sharp witted comedian, a gifted actor and director, a man driven to success, a doting and loving father, a loyal friend, and a kind and gentle spirit with a sunny personality a man who, while not perfect, was vastly different from how he has been presented over the decades.Bob Crane The Definitive Biography balances the scales and sets the record straight, providing a full and complete history of Bob Crane, clarifying who he really was and just as importantly, who he was not.

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    About “Carol M. Ford Dee Young Linda J. Groundwater

    • Carol M. Ford Dee Young Linda J. Groundwater

      Carol M Ford has twenty years of experience in the publishing industry She earned her BA degree with Honors in English Liberal Arts from Glassboro State College now Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey She is currently the Director of Editorial Services, an editor, and a managing editor for Anthony J Jannetti, Inc a health care association management, marketing, and publishing firm located near Philadelphia Working with leaders in the nursing community, she oversees the production of several clinical peer reviewed nursing publications, including scholarly journals, as well as nursing textbooks and specialty health care publications Carol has authored and published several articles on writing and publishing, has self published two short stories, has written one fiction novel now under review, and has co authored a two part teleplay Bob Crane The Definitive Biography is her first major non fiction work All author profits from the sales of Bob Crane s biography will be donated to various charities in Bob Crane s memory.Strong in her faith, her spare time is filled with writing, reading, photography, drawing, music, traveling, hiking and fitness, enjoying the company of friends, her pets a cat named Charley and a Golden Retriever named Copper , and spending time with family Carol has traveled extensively across the United States, as well as around the world, including to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Australia She has tutored with Literacy Volunteers of America, teaching adults how to read and write, and has also assisted young children in developing their reading and writing skills.Vote For Bob Crane Official National Radio Hall of Fame Campaignvote4bobcraneMember Biographers International Organization 2015

    540 thoughts on “Bob Crane The Definitive Biography

    • This is a very detailed (and long!) biography that examines all of Crane's life, from his childhood in Connecticut to his career after the show was canceled. I found the beginning of the book particularly illuminating. (the part before his breakout role on the Donna Reed show.) I did not realize how much of a radio pioneer he truly was, and the pages dealing with this time period were extremely educational. I will also tell you all that the first part of the book left me feeling quite sad as wel [...]


    • I just finished the book today. I don't know if I have the proper words to say how I feel and what I think about it all. I can say this: The book itself is amazing and the insights explored and discussed really moved me. I am so grateful that the three of you took the time and effort to research the TRUTH and examine all the aspects of his life. How can any one human being be completely understood? I don't think it's possible - there are so many nuances to each of us - day in and day out.Thank y [...]


    • One of the most comprehensive, well-researched, unflinching celebrity biographies out there. I knew next to nothing about Crane outside of Hogan's Heroes. Ford elaborates on his early life, his impact on contemporary radio, and provides a more well-rounded picture of who he was- good, bad, and ugly- than can be found in most other sources. A great read for fans and the uninitiated alike. Packed with great trivia points for radio/tv buffs as well.



    • this book is in dire need of an editor. There were far too many repetitions and reiterations of the same things said by the same people, over and over and OVER again. I get it: Bob Crane was a good guy and universally liked. We don't need it pounded into our heads over several hundreds of pages of quotes and interviews. This book also achieved its bloated length by prefacing professional opinions on Crane's behavior with lists of credentials of those professionals that are in some cases over a p [...]


    • This exhaustively researched biography of Bob Crane paints a portrait of a man who excelled at all he attempted: drummer, radio host, and actor in theater, a hit television series, and movies. A devoted father, Bob Crane was a workaholic who sought to continuously improve, to always make tomorrow better than yesterday. And then a gruesome murder, and the fantasy unraveled. Bob Crane’s life has been blemished far too long, defined by his flaws. Carol Ford and her colleagues have successfully mo [...]


    • Of all the things I have read and heard about his life and death, this book gives not only a good overview of what and how things happened, but also hints at some of the more popular speculations that have been turned into "conspiracy theories" after the fiasco that was the investigation of his murder.I like that the author does not take sides about the guilt of the primary suspect.Keeping in mind this is still unsolved and that it happened before the information age boom, I find this a great re [...]


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