Jessica Lange, Oscar winning actress, will be signing copies of her new release: “It’s About a Little Bird”
10/6/13 2:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
189 The Grove Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
“It Is About A Little Bird,” a children’s picture book by Academy Award winner and stage actress Jessica Lange, has just been released.
The book will feature photographs taken and hand-colored by Lange, who studied photography at the University of Minnesota.
Here’s how the book is described: “‘It Is About A Little Bird’ is based on a book the renowned actress created for her grandchildren. It’s the charming, delightful story about two sisters, Ilse and Adah, and their grandmother, Mem, who lives on a quaint, rambling small farm. During the visit to the farm, the sisters sneak into the ramshackle barn they’re normally forbidden to play in, and stumble on all kinds of strange and fascinating treasures, including an antique birdcage. The discovery prompts Mem to reminisce, and to tell her granddaughters about time she spent in Paris and Rome as a young woman, where she adopted a pet canary named Uccellino—Italian for ‘little bird’—that she brought back with her to the United States.”
Lange, a two-time Oscar winner for “Tootsie” and “Blue Sky,” has starred on Broadway in the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire and the 2005 revival of The Glass Menagerie. You can order her book here on Amazon!
About the Author
Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theater and television. The recipient of several awards, including two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, and one
SAG Award, Lange is one of the most celebrated actors of the modern era.
Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. She made her
professional film debut in his 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic, King Kong. In 1982, she became the first performer in forty years to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year; she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress, Frances Farmer, in Frances. Lange received three more nominations, for Country (1984), Sweet Dreams (1985) and Music Box (1989), before being nominated a sixth time and winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a manic depressive housewife in Blue Sky (1994). She later won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ famed aunt, Big Edie, in HBO’s Grey Gardens (2009) and won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, along with a second Primetime Emmy Award for her performance as a murderous neighbor in FX’s anthology horror show, American Horror Story (2011–2013).
In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with two published works. She has also been a foster parent and currently holds a Goodwill Ambassador position for UNICEF, specializing in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Russia.