One of Lawrence Welk's most beloved entertainers, an Emmy Award winner and a Las Vegas headliner, Roberta Linn captured the hearts of fans nationwide. Her inspiring story unfolds in the pages of Not Now, Lord, I've Got Too Much to Do. Born in a small Iowa town to a farmer's daughter and a minor league baseball player, Roberta discovered her talent for performing at a young age. She played in film productions and worked with big names stars like Shirley Temple, Cary Grant, and Clark Gable. At the age of thirteen, she fabricated her true age and enlisted in the Women's Army Corps, entertaining the troops of World War II. From 1950 to 1955, Roberta became Lawrence Welk's first television 'Champagne Lady", and she was displayed on magazine covers around the country. But the harshness of celebrity life finally took its toll, and Roberta's ill health led to a medicine-induced coma in 1958. Her amazing recovery reinforced her faith, and she continued to find success in her career. Both moving and uplifting, Not Now, Lord, I've Got Too Much to Do showcases the triumph of one of the most popular entertainers of Hollywood's golden age.
Author: Eric Meeks, Roberta Linn Publisher: iUniverse Published: 08/31/2005 Pages: 156 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.85lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.50d ISBN: 9780595814923