Our Betty



❮Read❯ ➲ Our Betty Author Liz Smith – E17streets4all.co.uk Liz Smith, once called the nation s favourite fictional grandmother, is a familiar face to all TV and cinema viewers She is most often recognised for her role of Nana in The Royle Family and has appea Liz Smith, once called the nation s favourite fictional grandmother, is a familiar face to all TV and cinema viewers She is most often recognised for her role of Nana in The Royle Family and has appeared in numerous productions over the years Our Betty is Liz s life story from her cosseted yet lonely childhood with her beloved grandparents her mother died giving birth to Liz s stillborn sibling , through the war with the WRENS, marriage and children, divorce and poverty, long years working in dead end jobs such as in a plastic bag factory, until her heavenly escape of evening acting classes provided the chance for a career While working at Hamley s one Christmas I was one of those tiresome people who stop you and beg you to try samples of this and that , she received a phone call from a young director who wanted to make an improvised film His name was Mike Leigh and the film Bleak Moments From that point, when Liz was , her career took off and she has worked with some of the most famous names in the entertainment business Our Betty is, like its author, original, amusing and fascinating on the struggles, hopes and successes endemic of a life in front of the camera.Our Betty

Mary Elizabeth Liz Smith is an American gossip columnist, nicknamed The Grand Dame of Dish On February , , Smith began a self titled gossip column for the New York Daily News During a newspaper strike, her Daily News editors asked her to appear daily on WNBC TV s Live at Five, and she stayed with the program for eleven years Her exposure on television made Smith a popular figure on the Manhattan social scene and provided fodder for her column which had, by then, been syndicated to nearly seventy newspapers She won an Emmy for her reporting on the hot hit Live at Five for WNBC in In Smith, hot off her exclusive interviews with Ivana Trump during her divorce from real estate tycoon Donald Trump, moved to Newsday, where she stayed until Smith then signed on to the Murdoch owned New York Post She worked for Fox News for years and is today on Fox and FriendsIn April , Smith left Newsday, over a contract dispute The official discontinuation of her column came after several months of dispute among Smith, her lawyer David Blasband, and Newsday management Lawyers for Newsday focused on a misstep and refused to renew her contract, the highest paid in newspaper history Blasband says, Yes, Liz missed the date, but Newsday still had four months before the contract ran out The matter was settled out of court and Smith continued at the New York Post where her column still appears It also appears two days a week in Variety and in many other newspapers.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader with the WRENS, marriage and children, divorce and poverty, long years working in dead end jobs such as in a plastic bag factory, until her heavenly escape of evening acting classes provided the chance for a career While working at Hamley s one Christmas I was one of those tiresome people who stop you and beg you to try samples of this and that , she received a phone call from a young director who wanted to make an improvised film His name was Mike Leigh and the film Bleak Moments From that point, when Liz was , her career took off and she has worked with some of the most famous names in the entertainment business Our Betty is, like its author, original, amusing and fascinating on the struggles, hopes and successes endemic of a life in front of the camera."/>
  • Paperback
  • 227 pages
  • Our Betty
  • Liz Smith
  • English
  • 23 May 2019
  • 141651161X

10 thoughts on “Our Betty

  1. says:

    I like the short sections which read exactly as I imagine they would if you carried a notebook in order to jot down memories It s not tedious or filled with dull detail I usually prefer the before I was famous sections of biographies and this was very satisfying.It interests me that Liz Smith has written a pretty personal account that manages to avoid referring to any personal relationships after her separation and divorce, including those with her children A paragragh near the end about he I like the short sections which read exactly as I imagine they would if you carried a notebook in order to jot down memories It s not tedious or filled with dull detail I usually prefer the before I was famous sections of biographies and this was very satisfying.It interests me that Liz Smith has written a pretty personal account that manages to avoid referring to any personal relationships after her separation and divorce, including those with her children A paragragh near the end about her son and daughter in law made me wonder if there is some tension between Liz and Sara, or is this me being fanciful

  2. says:

    This book was all over the place and it took my awhile to get into it I now know that Liz is the nan in The Royal family, which wasn t a show I was overly keen on This wasn t a bad book but is random snippets of her life, rather than anything in depth Nice to know that she didn t get her acting career in order until she was in her fifties Gives hope to the rest of us

  3. says:

    The wonderful Liz Smith documenting tales from various periods during her life so far The style of her writing is simple and magical you can hear her actually speaking the words as you read them A lovely read.

  4. says:

    Little snippets of the life of a lady who excelled in her later years Interesting anecdotes about her younger years.

  5. says:

    This is a lovely little book and a nice easy read Made up of various snippets from her life story rather than being a focussed chronological biography it is still a great insight into her unusual childhood and extraordinary Gran who raised the young Liz.Whilst it feels as if she must have been on our screens forever, in fact it has been a long struggle to achieve her early dreams of becoming an actress and success came at a fairly late age but she has still left her mark in some of the best lov This is a lovely little book and a nice easy read Made up of various snippets from her life story rather than being a focussed chronological biography it is still a great insight into her unusual childhood and extraordinary Gran who raised the young Liz.Whilst it feels as if she must have been on our screens forever, in fact it has been a long struggle to achieve her early dreams of becoming an actress and success came at a fairly late age but she has still left her mark in some of the best loved roles in TV.The sketches are fun too

  6. says:

    A lovely memoir by much missed actress Liz Smith containing scenes from her childhood, her WW2 service in the Wrens, post war struggles, and her eventually successful acting career She writes in a very conversational way and intersperses the text with her own drawings of people she s met along the way A very warm book which nevertheless gives the impression of a life long sadness due to the early death of her mother and abandonment by her father.

  7. says:

    From my booklog Charming Very quick read.

  8. says:

    Loved it, loved it, loved it This is how an autobiography should feel She gently guides you through her life in a series of memories and scenes that feels natural rather than forced Charming

  9. says:

    Warm, generous, quintessentially English

  10. says:

    Enjoyable, easy read I loved the switch between past and present day.

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