A yacht’s owners have a long history of selling off their vessels.
But this summer, the owners of the boat owned by the actress Attessa Wright, a.k.a. the Cat, decided to sell her entire fleet.
The story of the sale and the sale of her entire ship is part of a series that CBC News is calling “the Black Cat,” the first of three books to be released this year.
The books are being released by HarperCollins Canada.
“We’re proud to have such a distinguished and well-respected team behind us,” said Jacqueline Zellweger, HarperCollins spokesperson.
“The Black Cat is an exciting opportunity to explore the complex story of Attessa’s incredible life and work, and to engage the wider public in her story.”
The books focus on the life of Wright, who died in January 2017 at the age of 87, and the Cat and her family.
The book by Heather Stearns, published by Harper Collins, tells the story of her life and how her work has impacted the lives of people around the world.
“This book has been a life-changing experience for Attessa,” said Stearnes.
“I’ve been a fan since I was a kid and this book was a great reminder of that passion and the joy and love that she brought to everyone she met.”
The Cat and Attessa were the two most prominent women in Canadian pop culture, and their careers had been intertwined for years.
But Attessa died in October 2017 after battling pancreatic cancer.
The Cat was not only one of the most recognizable figures in Canadian music, but also the most famous woman in the world and an icon to millions.
“What happened to Attessa is one of those moments where everything you ever thought about her or the Cat you knew was just completely wrong,” said Zellwell.
“But this book has given you the chance to really look at that.”
The first book in the series is entitled “The Cat and the Star.”
It follows the story and events surrounding the Cat’s passing, which occurred just two weeks after she passed away.
“For us, it’s about celebrating the Cat,” said Elizabeth Stear, the author of the book.
“To be able to share that with readers, I think, is really powerful.”
The book is a true-life tale of the Cat in the early 1960s, and includes an exclusive interview with Attessa, who talks about her work and life, her love of music, and her passion for children.
“She was a woman of deep thought and of deep desire, but a woman who also had to deal with a lot of other things that would not let her get anywhere,” said Wright in the book, as told by her grandson.
“Attessa was the most extraordinary person I’ve ever known.
She really was.”
Attessa was born in 1917 in Toronto to William and Helen Wright, and had two daughters, Attessa and Lizzie.
She began her career in music when she was just 16 years old, but was a star performer on stage, radio and television, and eventually made her stage debut on the soap opera “The Cats of St. John’s.”
She also had a film career, starring in the 1940s hit film “The Lady of the Flies,” and in 1967, she starred in “Gilda,” starring Joan Crawford.
After working as a stage performer for more than 40 years, Attash, who went by the stage name Cat Lady, was approached by producer Bob Boulton to write music for his Broadway production of “The Last Laugh.”
She was cast in the role and went on to star in “The Phantom of the Opera” and in the 1960s TV series “Gildersleeve,” with an Emmy nomination for her performance in “Lady and the Tramp.”
She died of pancreatic disease in 1974.
Attessa also appeared in several films, including the 1973 film “I Saw Her Standing There,” the 1984 film “Hollywood Love Story,” the 1989 movie “The Great Comet of 1812” and the 1999 film “Ladies and Gentlemen, There’s a New Lady in Town.”
“She would do anything for people and she would do it without even knowing it,” said actress Jessica McBride, who played Attessa in the 1973 TV series.
“You don’t know where she’s going until she gets there, but she’d go to great lengths to help people.
She was a real person.”
The two-time Oscar winner said the story about the Cat is important to the wider story about women in the arts.
“It’s not just about Attessa.
She had an incredible career,” McBride said.
“And she also knew how important it was to women to know that they were not alone.
I think she was very concerned about it.
And I think the women who were around her at the time, they really believed in that.”