J. Randy Taraborrelli
Taraborrelli is an author known for biographies of contemporary entertainers and political figures. He is a featured writer in several entertainment magazines in Canada, England, and Australia. He also appears on television as an entertainment news reporter on shows such as Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Today and CBS This Morning. Taraborrelli resides in Los Angeles, California.
Taraborrelli has had thirteen books appear on the New York Times best seller list, the most recent of which was his 2009 biography of Marilyn Monroe - "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" - which, in the summer of 2012, made a re-appearance on the e-books best-seller list at number two.
In November of 2012, it was announced that Reelz cable channel had optioned Taraborrelli's New York Times best-selling book, "After Camelot" as a miniseries. It will be his second television miniseries, the first airing on NBC in 2000 and based on his book, "'Jackie, Ethel, Joan."
Through his newly-formed J. Randy Taraborrelli Productions, Taraborrelli is currently developing and producing a number of television projects.
- Diana: A Celebration of the Life and Career of Diana Ross (1985)
- Cher – A Biography (1986; updated in 1992)
- Motown: Hot Wax, City Cool and Solid Gold (1986; updated in 1988)
- Laughing Till It Hurts – The Complete Life and Career of Carol Burnett (1988)
- Call Her Miss Ross (1989; updated in 2007 as Diana Ross – A Biography)
- Michael Jackson – The Magic and the Madness (1991; updated in 2003 and 2004. In 2009, the book was updated as Michael Jackson – The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story)
- Sinatra – Behind the Legend (1997; updated in 1998)
- Jackie, Ethel and Joan: Women of Camelot (2000)
- Madonna – An Intimate Biography (2001; updated in 2002)
- Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairytale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier (2003)
- Elizabeth (2006)
- The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2009)
- After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family - 1968 to Present (2012)
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