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    Tough-talking, yet sensible. Earnestly sincere, yet hip to bull. Sandra Bullock in Gravity?

    Well, sure. But the same was said (and much earlier) about screen legend Barbara Stanwyck ' "A Stand-Up Dame," as PEOPLE called her in 1990, when, after a four-decade career, the formidable star of Annie Oakley, Stella Dallas, Meet John Doe, The Lady Eve, Double Indemnity, 1953's Titanic and TV's The Big Valley, among other popular vehicles of their day, died of heart failure at age 82.

    "She wasn't a great beauty like Dietrich or Garbo or an actress with the range of a Bette Davis or a Katharine Hepburn," Golden Goose Francy Sneakers said PEOPLE, which splashed Stanwyck on a 1985 cover. "But she had grit, sex appeal and vulnerability, in spades."

    Now the ball of fire Golden Goose Mid Star is again causing a stir, this time thanks to Victoria Wilson's first installment of a two-part biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907-1940.

    Lauded by The New York Times as "860 glittering pages" even "bigger and splashier" than the actress herself, the book places Stanwyck's personal and Golden Goose Slide Sneakers Sale professional life within the context of her times, in both the movie colony adjusting to sound and a country adjusting to Prohibition, the Depression and the threat of a Second World War.

    So, too, would the former Ruby Stevens of Coney Island adjust ' to the death of her mother (in a trolley accident) when Ruby was 4, her father's departure soon after, a series of foster homes and an abortion when she was 15. There Golden Goose Super Star Sneakers Sale was also a troubled first marriage to Frank Fay, the vaudeville star whose delivery and presence would inspire Bob Hope and Jack Benny, and whose out-of-control drinking would have even appalled the gang from The Hangover. Fay not only mentally and physically abused Stanwyck, but their young adopted son, Dion.
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