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The boys : a memoir of Hollywood and family / Ron Howard & Clint Howard ; foreword by Bryce Dallas Howard.

The boys : a memoir of Hollywood and family / Ron Howard & Clint Howard ; foreword by Bryce Dallas Howard.
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ISBN 9780063223615 (paperback)
Author Howard, Ron, 1954- author.
Title The boys : a memoir of Hollywood and family / Ron Howard & Clint Howard ; foreword by Bryce Dallas Howard.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.
©2021
Pagination etc. xviii, 393 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 23 cm.
Contents note Includes index.
Summary Note Happy Days, The Andy Griffith Show, Gentle Ben - these shows captivated millions of TV viewers in the '60s and '70s. Join award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and audience-favourite actor Clint Howard as they frankly and fondly share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors. "What was it like to grow up on TV?" Ron Howard has been asked this question throughout his adult life. In The Boys, he and his younger brother, Clint, examine their childhoods in detail for the first time. For Ron, playing Opie on The Andy Griffith Show and Richie Cunningham on Happy Days offered fame, joy, and opportunity - but also invited stress and bullying. For Clint, a fast start on such programs as Gentle Ben and Star Trek petered out in adolescence, with some tough consequences and lessons. With the perspective of time and success - Ron as a filmmaker, producer, and Hollywood A-lister, Clint as a busy character actor - the Howard brothers delve deep into an upbringing that seemed normal to them yet was anything but. Their Midwestern parents, Rance and Jean, moved to California to pursue their own showbiz dreams. But it was their young sons who found steady employment as actors. Rance put aside his ego and ambition to become Ron and Clint's teacher, sage, and moral compass. Jean became their loving protector - sometimes over-protector - from the snares and traps of Hollywood. By turns confessional, nostalgic, heartwarming, and harrowing, THE BOYS is a dual narrative that lifts the lid on the Howard brothers' closely held lives. It's the journey of a tight four-person family unit that held fast in an unforgiving business and of two brothers who survived "child-actor syndrome" to become fulfilled adults.
Subject - Name Howard, Ron, -- 1954-
Howard, Clint, -- 1959-
Subject Actors -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography
Brothers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Families -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Autobiographies.
Added Author Howard, Clint, 1959- author.
Howard, Bryce Dallas, 1981- writer of foreword.
Shelf Location 791.43028 HOWA
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