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Showbiz everywoman Illeana Douglas on her life in Hollywood

"I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies” (Flatiron Books, Nov. 3, 2015)  by Illeana Douglas.
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"I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies” (Flatiron Books, Nov. 3, 2015) by Illeana Douglas.

Actress Illeana Douglas recounts her weird, dazzling, and authentic Hollywood life in a new memoir, "I Blame it on Dennis Hopper."

Actress Illeana Douglas recounts her weird, dazzling, and authentic Hollywood life in a new memoir, "I Blame it on Dennis Hopper."

The striking performer - best known for "Cape Fear," "Goodfellas," and "Ghost World" - has been on movie sets since she was a little girl tagging along with her Academy Award-winning grandfather Melvin Douglas.

Her father chose more of a life-imitating-art route after seeing "Easy Rider" and trying a commune lifestyle for the family. (Douglas herself would later work with "Easy Rider" star Dennis Hopper.)  It has all added up to an inspired career and a large reverence for making movies and television.

Guest:

Illeana Douglas, Author, “I Blame it on Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies” (Flatiron Books, Nov. 3, 2015)  Actress, Writer, Producer, Director known for “Cape Fear,” “Goodfellas,” and more

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