The Biographies of Carole King

Grace of My Heart

A 1996 film very loosely based on King’s life. Written and directed by Allison Anders, the film stars an aspiring singer sacrificing her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. Mirroring King’s life, the film follows her from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph in realizing her dream to record her own hit album.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a jukebox musical (a musical featuring music already written) that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King, using songs she wrote, along with other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others. Nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2014, this musical has been on Broadway and touring America for the last five years.

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