An improvised life a memoir by Alan Arkin

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Published by Da Capo Press in Cambridge, MA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biography,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementAlan Arkin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2287.A685 A3 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 201 p.
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27125739M
ISBN 10030681966X
ISBN 109780306819667
LC Control Number2010045034
OCLC/WorldCa657595641

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