Author(s): Robert Evans
The Kid Stays in the Picture is considered to be one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever, and now Robert Evans' sensational life story continues in his much anticipated follow-up, The Fat Lady Sang. Told with Bob's unmistakable voice and panache, The Fat Lady Sang is full of even more outrageous and unbelievable stories about one of the most turbulent times in Hollywood. Told in the same irresistible style that made The Kid Stays in the Picture one of the most acclaimed memoirs of our time, The Fat Lady Sang chronicles Evans' triumphant recovery from a devastating series of strokes, with the aid of neurologists, physical therapists and old friends like Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Sumner Redstone, and Beverly D'Angelo. Along the way, he shares new stories from throughout his career, with cameos by everyone from Jimmy Cagney, Tyrone Power, Darryl Zanuck, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, and Grace Kelly to President John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Ali MacGraw, John Wayne, Alain Delon, Henry Kissinger, President Reagan, and Pope John Paul II, to Dustin Hoffman, Roman Polanski, Helmut Newton, P. Diddy, Wes Craven, Slash, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and more. The Fat Lady Sang finds The Kid as brazen as ever, refusing to slow down even as the fat lady opened her mouth to belt out those final notes.
Robert Evans was the chief of Paramount Studios in the 1960s and 1970s, and produced many of the most acclaimed and successful films of all time, including The Godfather, Chinatown, Marathon Man, and Urban Cowboy. He has been the inspiration for characters played by Robert Vaughn in S. O. B. and Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog. He lives in Beverly Hills, CA, in the estate known as Woodland, once owned by Greta Garbo.