Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stacy Keach Discusses his Cocaine Arrest in his New Book

Legendary actor, Stacy Keach (Sargant Stadanko from Up in Smoke and Nice Dreams) has a lot on his plate right now.  He's shot four sitcoms in the past 5 weeks.  Last weekend, he appeared in a play at UCLA. This weekend he'll be narrating Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-tale Heart at the "EEK! at the Greek" Halloween concert with the Glen Orchestra.

And he recently released his book titled All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage.  Among other things, he discusses his addiction to cocaine and his bust in Europe after which he served a six month sentence.

Keach will be discussing his career and his autobiography Friday evening at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica between screenings of two of his best films: William Peter Blatty's surreal "The Ninth Configuration" (1980), which finds the actor portraying an outrageous commanding officer at an old castle-turned-asylum for U.S. soldiers, and John Huston's downbeat "Fat City" (1972), in which Keach is heartbreaking as a washed-up pugilist.

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