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Rod Steiger

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Rod Steiger.

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

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45 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Jul 2002 11:15

Music Played

  • Kris Kristofferson

    Help Me Make it Through the Night

    • The Country Collection.
    • Country Store.
  • Frank Sinatra

    One for My Baby

    • The Columbia Years 1943- 1952.
    • Columbia.
  • Édith Piaf

    La Vie en Rose

    • The Very Best of Edith Piaf.
    • Capitol.
  • Judy Garland

    The Man that Got Away

    • This is Art Deco.
    • Legacy.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Sarah Vaughan

      Send in the Clowns

      Artist: The Count Basie Orchestra

      • Send in the Clowns.
      • Pablo.
  • Harry Nilsson

    Vine Street

    • Nilsson Sings Newman.
    • RCA.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    My Funny Valentine

    Artist: Billy May and his Orchestra

    • The Incomparable Ella.
    • Polydor.
  • The Elizabethan Consort of Viols


    • Elizabethan Top 20.
    • HMV.
  • Book Choice

    • Complete book of poetry - e e cummings

  • Luxury Choice

    • Self-contained eternal electric fan


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Rod Steiger


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