Anjelica Huston to publish memoir
Actress Anjelica Huston will publish a memoir in 2013, publisher Scribner announced Tuesday. Huston won the best supporting actress Oscar in 1985 for her role in "Prizzi's Honor," and has twice been nominated for best actress, for her roles in "The Grifters" and "Enemies: A Love Story."
Huston's life includes many boldface names: In the '70s and '80s she had an on-again, off-again relationship with Jack Nicholson; later, she was married to the artist Robert Graham; and she is the daughter of noted film director John Huston. In a release, Huston said:
My father once said that interest was the most important thing in the world, and he wasn’t talking about money, but rather the infinite possibilities and choices and patterns we all have in life. In this book, I want to look back at the landscapes that formed me — the exceptional highs and lows I have experienced.
Huston's mother, ballet dancer Ricki Soma, died in a car accident when she was 18. Anjelica's young half-sister, 4-year-old Allegra, was adopted by her father.
In 2009, Allegra published a memoir of growing up Huston -- "Love Child" -- and wrote about her relationship with Anjelica in the 1970s.
"She didn't have to include me in her life a tenth as much as she did," Allegra told The Times in 2009. "She wanted me to be part of her life.... Writing this book, I realized I wasn't the only one who lost my mother; she did too. I think she very much wanted to re-create that sense of family we had lost."
John Huston's father, Walter Huston, was an Academy Award-winning actor. That makes Anjelica Huston part of the third generation of a quiet yet accomplished Hollywood dynasty; her siblings include Tony, her older brother, and Danny, her younger half-brother.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: Anjelica Huston and her half-brother, Danny Huston, arrive at the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party in Los Angeles on Sunday. Credit: Craig Barritt / Getty Images