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Harry Dean StantonHollywood's Zen Rebel$
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Joseph B. Atkins

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813180106

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813180106.001.0001

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Prologue

Prologue

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(p.1) Prologue
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Harry Dean Stanton
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Joseph B. Atkins

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813180106.003.0001

The Prologue provides an overview of the book, beginning with the author's presence at the Harry Dean Stanton memorial service in Lexington, Kentucky, where actor Dennis Quaid and musician Jamie James sang songs in tribute and told stories of the actor. The Prologue retraces Harry Dean's childhood, military service, education, and long career as a character actor in supporting roles to the lead roles in Repo Man and Paris, Texas, both in 1984, that established him as one of Hollywood's finest actors. Here is also discussed Harry Dean's work as a musician and his status as a cult figure famous for his Sixties-era and Zen Buddhist-influenced musings about life.

Keywords:   Lexington, Quaid, Jamie James, Repo Man, Paris, Texas, Zen, Buddhism, Hollywood

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