Russ Tamblyn and spouse Bonnie reveal the ‘special editor’ of his new memoir

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Russell Tamblyn also known as Rusty Tamblyn is an American film and television actor and dancer. The 89-year-old celebrity has released his new memoir, ‘Dancing on the Edge.’

In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Russ and his wife of 43 years Bonnie, revealed a special little detail regarding the same. As many may know Russ and his daughter Amber Tamblyn have a long history of working together professionally and thus did not leave the chance to do the same in his memoir.

The celebrity couple revealed that Amber, 40, helped a lot to bring her dad’s book to life. “Our daughter, Amber, is an author, and she edited a lot for us. And she brought a more modern perspective to it,” said Bonnie, 76. “She brought to it a more contemporary sensibility, especially from the viewpoint of women. That’s important.”

However, this isn’t the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants star’s first collaboration with her multi-talented actor/dancer/artist father, their first teamwork was when they danced together in a 1997 episode of General Hospital. “They asked me if I would do a dance number with her. And so I said yes, and it was a lot of fun. So that was our big dance,” said Russ.


The West Side Story actor was also his daughter’s mentor and manager at the beginning of her career. It was “up and down” at times but overall, Amber “liked having me as her manager,” he shared.

The third time the father-daughter duo joined hands for the third time, on the big screen was their brief appearances in the 2012 movie, Django Unchained as “Son of a Gunfighter” and “Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter,” respectively.

Additionally, the actor shared that magic was one of the ways that he and his celebrity daughter still spend time together. “I’m an amateur magician, so I do card tricks and stuff like that,” he said. “And now, every time I see her, she wants me to do some magic for her. That part is pretty cool.

About Dancing on the Edge

Russell’s memoir includes stories of his career, romantic relationships, family life, his fine-arts stint in California’s Topanga Canyon and much more.
Russell, is happy to finally have his memoir out in the world, after it’s been in the works for more than two decades.
As for his upcoming 90th birthday, the Haunting of the Hill House actor said he enjoys spending time with China’s children, Dylan, 25, and Vivian, 22, and Amber’s daughter, Marlow, 7.