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Pub. Date (U.S./Canada): July 2010
Number of pages: 472 (+27 color photos)
ISBN (Canada): 978-1-926745-28-2
Trim Size: Hardcover
Format: 6 X 9 inches
Category: Memoir
Canada: $25 CAD
USA: $25 USD


David Carradine: The Eye of My Tornado
Marina Anderson

by Marina Anderson

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Accomplished American actor David Carradine was both an enigma and a chameleon. As the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, he appeared in over a hundred feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. On June 4, 2009, Carradine was mysteriously found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. He left many unanswered and disturbing questions behind . . .


On the first anniversary of his death, read the inside story behind David Carradine's life and legacy:


  • Learn how he made a huge career comeback as Bill (codename: "Snake Charmer") in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films

  • Learn about the dynamic and unstable marriage Carradine had with author, Marina Anderson, Carradine's fourth ex-wife along with her own eventful life and spiritual journey

  • Discover how Carradine's chronic alcoholism and how his unusual sexual interests made it difficult for him to maintain intimate relationships


Carradine's ex-wife and author Marina Anderson reveals the dark side of David's intense persona with a balanced portrayal – both critical and sympathetic. What was David Carradine really like behind the cameras? What influences shaped him personally and professionally? How did Marina cope with Carradine's brilliant, but often strange behavior?


Marina interview
Dr. Carole's Couch, VoiceAmerica

Marina's interview w/Gloria Martin, 680news

About the Author

Dividing her time between Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, Marina Anderson is an established actress with an extensive background in journalism as a professional freelance writer. She is also a voice-over artist, writer, producer, designer makeup artist, acting teacher, personal manager and career consultant. For over 35 years, Marina has ventured in practically every facet of the entertainment industry in front of and behind the camera. She was married to David Carradine for three years between 1998 and 2001. As his personal manager for six years, Marina Anderson was responsible for Carradine's career resurgence that culminated in Tarantino's Kill Bill films. She has had starring and supporting roles in many television shows, feature films, commercials and voice-overs. Full list available at www.marinaanderson.net.