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Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia

Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia
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S0008048947 782.092 Bun
Adult Non Fiction   Narrandera . Available .  
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ISBN 9781760529673
Call Number 782.092 Bun
Author Bungey, Darleen 1947-
Title Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia
Publication details [Place of publication not identified] : ALLEN & UNWIN, 2020.
Place of production Crows Nest, N.S.W. :
Notes Who can ever truly know their parents? He was a glamorous heart-throb, a famous American singer performing at the Academy Awards in front of Betty Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Clarke Cable and other stars. In the 1930s, his records were outselling Bing Crosby's. So how did he become an Australian infantryman, fighting alongside and performing for his fellow Diggers in Palestine, Beirut, Egypt and New Guinea? Why did he leave Hollywood and the ritziest hotels in California for a modest Californian bungalow in suburban Sydney? And what caused him to cease his endless drifting from one woman to another, one marriage to another, and settle with the love of his life? She was a strong Aussie woman, a talented radio broadcaster and publicity agent. Why did she take a chance on this reckless vagabond and notorious womaniser? Seeking answers, Darleen Bungey turns her forensic skills on her own family, exploring her father's multi-layered and at times tempestuous life with a truthful eye and loving heart.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Cutter, Robert
Bungey, Darleen
Brooks, Lawrence
Brooks, Lawrence
Brooks, Lawrence
Brooks, Lawrence
Bungey, Darleen
Boss, Gloria van
Boss, Gloria van
Subject Added Entry - Topical Biographies
Singers Australia
Americans Australia
Singers United States
Soldiers Australia
Families Australia
Husband and wife
Composers United States
Fathers and daughters Australia.
Radio broadcasters Australia
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Australia
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Genre Biographies
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