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Richard Dreyfuss

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Richard Dreyfuss. He was already the youngest actor ever to win an Oscar when he starred in the phenomenally successful Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Too many drugs and too much drink threatened his career until in 1982 he had a terrible car smash which brought him to his senses. Today, with a dozen more hit films under his belt he's fulfilling a lifelong ambition to appear on the London stage.

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

Favourite track: 4th Movement of the Thunderstorm by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Luxury: Books delivered to the island on a regular basis

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 May 1999 09:00

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D Major

    Artist: Berlin Philhamonic Soloist: Itzhak Perlman

    • Violin Concerto / Romances 1 & 2.
    • EMI.
  • Marvin Hamlisch

    The Entertainer

    • Jukebox Instrumentals Vol.2.
    • Old Gold.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    America

    • Bookends.
    • CBS.
  • John Stewart

    Mother Country

    • California Bloodlines.
    • Capitol.
  • The Beatles

    Why Don't We Do it in the Road?

    • The Beatles.
    • EMI.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Prelude

    Artist: 20th Century Fox Orchestra Conductor: Bernard Herrman

    • The Ghost and Mrs Muir Soundtrack Album.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Joe & Eddie

    Children Go

    • The Best of Joe and Eddie.
    • Vocalion.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral' - 4th movement (Thunderstorm)

      Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

      • Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8. King Stephen Overture.
      • Sony Classical.
  • Book Choice

    • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

  • Luxury Choice

    • Books delivered to the island on a regular basis

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Richard Dreyfuss

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