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Rod Steiger

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 25 July 1999

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Rod Steiger. He talks about The Method, Marlon Brando and the depression which dogged him for nearly a decade. And he confesses why he couldn't go to the desert island without Frank Sinatra.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Send in the Clowns by Sarah Vaughn
Book: Complete book of poetry by e e cummings
Luxury: Self-contained external electric fan

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson Help Me Make it Through the Night

    The Country Collection, Country Store

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra One for My Baby

    The Columbia Years 1943- 1952, Columbia

  • Image for Édith Piaf

    Édith Piaf La Vie en Rose

    The Very Best of Edith Piaf, Capitol

  • Image for Judy Garland

    Judy Garland The Man that Got Away

    This is Art Deco, Legacy

  • Image for Sarah Vaughan

    Sarah Vaughan Send in the Clowns

    Artist: The Count Basie Orchestra

    Send in the Clowns, Pablo

  • Image for Nilsson

    Nilsson Vine Street

    Nilsson Sings Newman, RCA

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald My Funny Valentine

    Artist: Billy May and his Orchestra

    The Incomparable Ella, Polydor

  • Image for The Elizabethan Consort of Viols

    The Elizabethan Consort of Viols Greensleeves

    Elizabethan Top 20, HMV

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