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Encyclopedia > Rich and Famous (1981 film)
Original film poster for Rich And Famous showing Candice Bergen and Jacqueline Bisset
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Original film poster for Rich And Famous showing Candice Bergen and Jacqueline Bisset

Rich And Famous is a 1981 comedy drama film made by Jaquet and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer It is a remake of the 1943 Warner Bros film Old Acquaintance starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins. // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Comedy-drama, sometimes in North America colloquially called dramedy, is a style of television and movies in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... See also: 1942 in film 1943 1944 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America For Whom the Bell Tolls The Song of Bernadette This is the Army Stage Door Canteen Random Harvest Star Spangled Rhythm Casablanca Journey Into Fear Academy Awards Best... The WB Shield, used from 2001 to late 2003. ... DVD cover for Old Acquaintance based on original film poster Old Acquaintance is a 1943 film drama made by Warner Bros. ... Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989), was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress of film, television and theatre. ... Miriam Hopkins in the title role of Becky Sharp (1935) Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902–October 9, 1972) was an American actress. ...


The film was directed by George Cukor and produced by William Allyn and Jacqueline Bisset, from a screenplay by Gerald Ayres based on the play Old Acquaintance (1941) by John Van Druten. The music score was by Georges Delerue and the cinematography by Donald Peterman. George Cukor George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... John William Van Druten (1 June 1901–19 December 1957) was an English dramatist, best known for writing light comedies. ... Georges Delerue Georges Delerue (March 12, 1925 Roubaix - 20 March 1992 Los Angeles) was a renowned French film composer who composed over 500 scores for cinema and television. ...


It starred Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner. Also featured were Matt Lattanzi, Meg Ryan and Nina Foch. Jacqueline Bisset (13 September 1944) is a British actress, born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset in Weybridge, Surrey, England to Max Fraser- Bisset, a General Practitioner of Scottish descent, and the former Arlette Alexander, a French-born attorney. ... Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning American actress and former fashion model, best known for her starring role on the television situation comedy Murphy Brown. ... David Selby (born February 5, 1941 in Morgantown, West Virginia) is an American character actor, perhaps best known for playing Quentin Collins from 1968-1971 on the ABC-TV cult serial Dark Shadows, and Richard Channing on the long-running night-time CBS soap opera Falcon Crest. ... Hart Bochner (born on December 3, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. ... Meg Ryan Meg Ryan, née Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies, but has also worked in other film genres. ... Nina Foch (b. ...

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Plot

Two women find their friendship tested when one rises from obscurity to success: Liz Hamilton (Jacqueline Bisset) a young woman with literary ambitions who writes a critically acclaimed book soon after leaving college and Merry Noel Blake ((Candice Bergen), an all-American blond beauty from Atlanta who desires nothing more than a husband, a child and a life of domesticity. They are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s. Liz has become a highly respected novelist, while Merry wed Doug Blake (David Selby), raised a family and lives in a house on the beach at Malibu. While Merry is happy, she can't help but envy Liz for her glamorous career as an author. Merry decides to write a novel of her own, and with Liz's help, the book, A House by the Sea soon finds a publisher and becomes a huge best-seller and Merry's fame and wealth soon outstrip that of Liz, leading to jealousy between the old friends and problems in Merry's marriage. Streisand Estate, Malibu The Malibu pier near the famous Surfrider Beach Dawn in the Santa Monica Mountains The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in central Malibu The Paradise Cove pier in Malibu Malibu is a city located in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


Cast

  • Jacqueline Bisset - Liz Hamilton
  • Candice Bergen - Merry Noel Blake
  • Meg Ryan - Debby at Age 18
  • David Selby - Doug Blake
  • Hart Bochner - Chris Adams
  • Steven Hill - Jules Levi
  • Michael Brandon - Max
  • Matt Lattanzi - Jim, the Boy
  • Daniel Faraldo - Ginger Trinidad
  • Frank de Felitta
  • William G. Schilling - Waldorf Doorman
  • Allan Warnick - Desk Clerk
  • Damion Sheller - Max's Son
  • John Perkins - Limo Driver
  • Oliver Hailey - Literary Party Guest
  • Fay Kanin - Prof. Fields
  • Charlotte Moore - Clerk in Cartier
  • Randal Kleiser - Literary Party Guest


Jacqueline Bisset (13 September 1944) is a British actress, born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset in Weybridge, Surrey, England to Max Fraser- Bisset, a General Practitioner of Scottish descent, and the former Arlette Alexander, a French-born attorney. ... Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning American actress and former fashion model, best known for her starring role on the television situation comedy Murphy Brown. ... Meg Ryan Meg Ryan, née Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies, but has also worked in other film genres. ... David Selby (born February 5, 1941 in Morgantown, West Virginia) is an American character actor, perhaps best known for playing Quentin Collins from 1968-1971 on the ABC-TV cult serial Dark Shadows, and Richard Channing on the long-running night-time CBS soap opera Falcon Crest. ... Hart Bochner (born on December 3, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. ... Steven Hill as District Attorney Adam Schiff in Law & Order Steven Hill (born February 24, 1922 in Seattle, Washington as Solomon Krakovsky) is an American film and television actor who was a founding member of Lee Strasbergs Actors Studio. ... Michael Brandon is an actor who was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 20, 1945 as Michael Feldman. He starred in the TV series Dempsey & Makepeace and Dinotopia, the 1978 film FM and the plays Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie, and Jerry Springer - The Opera. ... Gavin Lambert Gavin Lambert (born July 23, 1924 - died July 17, 2005) was a British-born screenwriter, novelist and biographer who lived for part of his life in Hollywood. ... Roger Vadim (born Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov, Paris, France, January 26, 1928; died February 11, 2000), was a journalist, author, actor, screenwriter, director, and producer who launched Brigitte Bardots career in the film And God Created Woman. ... Paul Morrissey (born on February 23, 1938 in New York City) is a film director. ... Nicole Elizabeth Eggert (born January 13, 1972) is an American actress of German-Jewish and English descent who jumped to fame with her role as Summer Quinn in the hit TV Series Baywatch. ... Nina Foch (b. ... Dick Cavett in 1974 Richard Alva Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is an American television talk show host known for his conversational style of in-depth and often serious issues discussion. ... Ray Bradbury in 1945. ... Merv Griffin Mervyn Merv Edward Griffin, Jr. ... Two notable women are called Marsha Hunt: Marsha Hunt (US actress) (born October 17, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois) Marsha Hunt (singer and novelist) (born 1946) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Christopher Isherwood (left) and W.H. Auden (right), photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Christopher Isherwood (prior to 1946 Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood) (August 26, 1904 – January 4, 1986), Anglo-American novelist, was born in the ancestral seat of his family, Wybersley Hall, High Lane, in the north west of...

Notes

Robert Mulligan (born August 23, 1925 in The Bronx, New York) is an American film and television director. ... Christopher Isherwood (left) and W.H. Auden (right), photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Christopher Isherwood (prior to 1946 Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood) (August 26, 1904 – January 4, 1986), Anglo-American novelist, was born in the ancestral seat of his family, Wybersley Hall, High Lane, in the north west of... Ray Bradbury in 1945. ... Paul Morrissey (born on February 23, 1938 in New York City) is a film director. ... Roger Vadim (born Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov, Paris, France, January 26, 1928; died February 11, 2000), was a journalist, author, actor, screenwriter, director, and producer who launched Brigitte Bardots career in the film And God Created Woman. ...

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