The Drama Book Shop is pleased to actress Joyce Bulifant to celebrate the publication of her new memoir, My Four Hollywood Husbands, on Monday, October 30th at 5:00pm. Ms. Bulifant will sit down with Richard Skipper to discuss her remarkable career and new book. Copies will be available for purchase, and the discussion will be followed by a signing. Admission is free and open to the public.
Most beloved for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bonanza, Love Thy Neighbor, Match Game, and Airplane!, she has been in dozens of films and television shows. Outside of her on-stage career, Joyce has devoted much of her life to campaigning for children's rights as Executive Vice President of The Dyslexia Foundation and founder of the Hans Christian Anderson Award which recognizes dyslexics who made a positive contribution to society, including recipient Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg.
Joyce’s real life was no less dramatic than her role as an actress, and her upcoming memoir, My Four Hollywood Husbands is a love story interwoven with the golden age of televison and her marriages to four different Hollywood husbands, including Hawaii Five-O’s James MacArthur and William Asher (Emmy-winning director of I Love Lucy and Bewitched) - all of them notorious alcoholics. The book details Joyce’s struggle with co-dependency and the affect of alcoholism on her and her children against the background of her glamorous life in theater and television. Ultimately, it is a story of triumph, of renewed courage and finding happiness, told in Bulifant's signature humorous and self-deprecating way.
Multi-award winner and critically acclaimed Richard Skipper has an almost 40 year career which has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. He is an entertainer, raconteur, arts advocate and theater historian. Under the guise of Richard Skipper Celebrates! he has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. Recent interviews have included Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Tippi Hedren, Rich Little, and David France, author of "How To Survive A Plague", Patty Farmer, author of "Starring the Plaza" and "Playboy Laugh". Please visit www.RichardSkipper.com for more info.
The Drama Book Shop is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. A Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, the historic shop is currently celebrating its 100th Annivesary Year. Events are free and open to the public. To learn more, or browse the shop's online bookshelves, visit www.dramabookshop.com.