A Star Is Born
Janet Gaynor and Fredric March
Director: Wiliam A. Wellman. Also starred May Robson, Andy Devine & Lionel Stander. Plot: A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. Won an Oscar.
Director: Frank Pierson. Also starred Oliver Clark, Venetta Fields & Clydie King. Plot: Talented rock star John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand). Won an Oscar.
1976 - Composed by Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Garland won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy, 1954
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy, 1976
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy, 1954
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy, 1976