Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn
  • From cultural icon Russ Tamblyn comes Dancing on the Edge, a memoir of an unconventional life growing up as a child actor and teen movie star, finding his creative voice, and coming of age through fatherhood and self-expression.

    Russ Tamblyn, beloved and revered by movie lovers and pop culture fans of all ages, is one of the only remaining film stars whose lives span the Golden Age of Hollywood. From acting for Cecil B. DeMille, to dancing and tumbling as an MGM player and landing a starring role in the original West Side Story, to working with David Lynch, Russ has a unique and unprecedented story. 

    Russ deftly guides readers through his star-studded life and his search for a deeper, more connected existence: attending school with Elizabeth Taylor, earning an Academy Award nomination for Peyton Place, dropping out of Hollywood at the height of his career to become a fine artist in Topanga Canyon, and forging a lifelong friendship with Neil Young. He shares the painful breakup of a twenty-year marriage and the joy of finding true love and inspiration as a husband, father, and mentor in his own right.

    Perfect for old and new fans alike, Dancing on the Edge is an intimate and delightful tale from a true star of the silver screen that brings readers closer than ever before to this gifted performer, artist, and storyteller.