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The Show Won't Go On

The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage
Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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There has never been a show business book quite like The Show Won't Go On, the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died onstage. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called The Art of Murder, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate recounting of events leading to the moments they died "doing what they loved." The Show Won't Go On covers almost every genre of entertainment, and is full of unearthed anecdotes, exclusive interviews, colorful characters, and ironic twists.

©2019 Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Great book, well written, heard the authors on CoasttoCoast with Richard Syrett, was intrigued purchased the book and was not disappointed. Will certainly be waiting for the sequel to this.

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  • R. Dack
  • St. Louis Park, MN United States
  • 09-10-19

Not many famous died on stage -nominal list

The book was okay. There are a few familiar named here most are nominally known people who most have never heard of. Maybe 10 perhaps 12 people the meaning of heard of internationally are featured in this book. the one I got a kick out of was the guy playing Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar who actually hung himself like the real Judas.