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Actor and Writer Ray Shell on the Perils of Addiction

Shell has just written his first novel, "Iced," about a talented and ambitious man who is also addicted to crack. As an actor, Shell has appeared in many shows in England, including "Miss Saigon," "Starlight Express," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "Hair." He is also a songwriter, and has written music for singer Kate Bush.


Other segments from the episode on August 8, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 8, 1994: Interview with Ray Shell; Interview with Jane Hamilton; Review of Robert Pete Williams' albums "I'm as Blue as a Man Can Be" and "When a Man Takes the…


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