Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them

During his more than 50 years as an actor, Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon, Dracula) has met and known such luminaries as Jackie Kennedy, Rita Hayworth, the Queen Mother, Arthur Miller and Elizabeth Taylor. In his first book, Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them (Harper, $26), he shares details of his encounters with more than 50 famous people, revealing intimate details of them, as well as of himself. Written with humor, tenderness and honesty, Langella’s book is both very entertaining and very personal.

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