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Jessica Lange

An Adventurer's Heart

Brilliant, beautiful, driven, uncompromising, elusive, iconic—Jessica Lange is one of the most gifted and fascinating actors of her generation. From her rise to fame in Dino De Laurentiis's remake of King Kong (1976) and her Oscar-winning performances in Tootsie (1982) and Blue Sky (1994); to her Emmy-winning work in Grey Gardens (2009) and the American Horror Story series; and her Tony Award–winning turn in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night (2016), Lange has had a long and illustrious career on-screen and onstage. She has worked with some of the most celebrated names in the business, including Jack Nicholson, Bob Fosse, Martin Scorsese, Kim Stanley, Halle Berry, and Kathy Bates.

Jessica Lange: An Adventurer's Heart, the first full-length biography of Lange, presents a comprehensive study of the life and work of an exceptional actress. Beginning with her upbringing in Minnesota, author Anthony Uzarowski traces Lange's formative years as a restless soul who found solace in art and a life on the road before turning to acting. While critics initially questioned her talent, she refused to be dismissed as yet another pretty face. She continued to study her craft and immersed herself in her roles, honing the poignant and emotionally charged performances for which she is renowned.

Lange was introduced to a whole new generation of fans with her acclaimed work in Ryan Murphy's anthology series, American Horror Story. Murphy later created another chance for Lange to shine with his television miniseries, Feud: Bette and Joan, costarring Susan Sarandon.

This meticulously researched and wide-ranging biography also gives a glimpse into Lange's carefully guarded private life: her years as a free-spirited artist in the 1960s, her dedication to motherhood, and her legendary partnership with Sam Shepard, which was one of the most passionate, tumultuous, and secretive long-term relationships in Hollywood.

About the Author

Anthony Uzarowski is a film historian, scholar, and journalist. He is coauthor of Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies and his work has appeared in such publications as The Guardian, Film International, GAY TIMES, and TCM.com.

Reviews

"Jessica Lange is an actress who makes the interior visible, and Anthony Uzarowski does the same in this sensitive biography: he allows us to swim around in the mind of the artist as she morphs from free-spirited bohemian to Hollywood icon to mature craftswoman who has never lost her sensuousness or human curiosity."—Michael Schulman, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep and Oscar Wars

"Anthony Uzarowski presents the journey of a unique talent. The title An Adventurer's Heart suits this elegant and often dreamlike biography perfectly."—Matthew Sorrento, Film International

"This entertaining and thoroughly researched work explores the various facets of Jessica Lange's life and career and paints a loving portrait worthy of a complex woman and artist. The sections detailing her relationship with Sam Shepard are beautiful and heartbreaking and show how complicated and passionate their love for each was, while also showing how their connection was intellectual as well as sexual. Those who only know her from the American Horror Story series will find a great appreciation for her life, artistry, and work."—Marya E. Gates, film writer and critic

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