Did You Know?
How could [David] Puttnam say the American dream is dead? He spent one year here and left with millions of dollars. Only in America!
While putting together "Funny Girl," its producer, David Merrick
, took Stark and his wife to see an unknown singer perform at the Bon Soir in Greenwich Village. At first the Starks balked at using Barbra Streisand
, but settled for her when they couldn't get Eydie Gormé
or Carol Burnett
and their initial choice, Anne Bancroft
, pulled out. Known for his Machiavellian ways, Stark forced Streisand to...