BARBARA EDEN has been a television, film, and stage actress, and a Las Vegas headliner, for more than five decades. She is best known for her title role in the hit TV series I Dream of Jeannie. She grew up in San Francisco and currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, Jon Eicholtz, and their Labradoodle, Djin Djin. WENDY LEIGH is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Life with My Sister Madonna (as co-author) and True Grace: The Life and Times of an American Princess.
Actress Eden (www.barbaraeden.com), best known for her starring role in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, reflects candidly on her career and personal life. She shares some mildly gossipy stories about encounters with fellow 20th Century Fox stars like Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, and Elvis Presley; divulges details about her sometimes volatile Jeannie costar, Larry Hagman; and discusses darker moments in her life, including several failed marriages and the accidental heroin-induced death of her adult son. Eden herself reads in an engaging, conversational tone that will appeal to fans of the star and the show. [The Crown Archetype hc, published in April, was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.