Ben Bryant

Recently, I “met” Ben Bryant over the Internet. How that came about, I don’t recall. Ben and I attended Hollywood High School in the early ’50s. Ben was a year ahead of me and we never met, but likely “bumped” into each other in the hallways. He has had a fascinating “career” (“life” might be more accurate). He recently published his memoirs in three books: Three Stages-My Journey, Circumstances Beyond My Control, and Waiting for Elizabeth. The books are available in all e-book formats as well as paperback and can be found at

Ben has been in show business, in one way or another, since he was in college. Until 1971 he was a successful actor and singer in theatre, film, TV, and director in theatre. In his books he captures the entertainment industry experience in a personal way that is quite enjoyable to read. He’s worked with dozens of stars and gives a “backstage view” that is sure to please. Each book covers a certain period of his life. The third of his autobiographical trilogy spans the years 1990 through 2014. The central story is his losing and regaining the love of his life, Elizabeth, while he continues his artistic evolution, finally as an editor and director in video. It is a satisfying and happy ending to Ben’s extraordinary memoirs.

I recommend the trilogy. I certainly enjoyed the read.

About jesswaid

Currently, I write police procedural novels with the stories taking place in Hollywood during the early 1960s; a period when I was a street cop there. I've moved to Mexico to be closer to my hobby of studying Mexican history. My friend and fellow author, Professor Michael Hogan, is my mentor. I am planning to write a three-part epic story that takes place in the mid-nineteenth century. What has inspired me was hearing about Los Ninos Heroes, martyrs of the Battle of Chapultepec. Also, my father was born in Concordia, Mexico and knowing his family history is an added incentive.

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