Brian Kellow

The Bennetts:
An Acting Family

"I highly recommend it. Theater families don't get any more interesting, and it's a true tale well told." -- Robert Osborne, The Hollywood Reporter

"A diligent researcher and a perceptive, graceful writer" -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

"A splendid bio" -- Playbill

"Bliss for buffs" -- Toronto Globe & Mail


“The famous Bennett family has long been the most neglected of acting dynasties, but Brian Kellow has successfully remedied that problem. He covers father (Richard), famous daughters (Joan and Constance) and forgotten daughter (Barbara) with equal balance and insight. He is particularly astute on the remarkable career of Joan, several of whose movies have become staples in academic instruction. This is a valuable book about important players in film and theatre history.”
--Jeanine Basinger, author of American Cinema: One Hundred Years of Filmmaking and Silent Stars

Selected Works

Nonfiction
The acclaimed, first-ever biography of the most influential and controversial movie critic of the twentieth century.
An in-depth biography of the greatest musical star in Broadway history. To be published by Viking November 5, 2007.
The tumultuous lives of one of America’s royal families of Broadway and Hollywood.
A brassy memoir by an all-American diva who triumphed in both opera and pop.
Nonfiction Article
Opera News, November 2003