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Frank Langella on Dropping Names

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Frank Langella discusses his encounters with some of the past century's most famous people—Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Laurence Olivier, Jackie Onassis, Montgomery Clift, among others. His memoir Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them takes us into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage.

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Frank Langella

Comments [6]

ellen from nyc

i listened to a few minutes of the interview and turned it off....some of these comments are in the same class....who needs this nasty tasteless garbage.

Mar. 28 2012 11:26 AM
Brutus from NYC

Francesco -

Why oh why, Francesco, did you have to mention that Anne Bancroft was narcissistic when there are soooooooooooooo many other would-be actresses/wanna-be luminaries who haven't an "nth" of her talent?

How do you think your pal Mel feels about what you claim?

Mar. 28 2012 07:58 AM
David

I don't know why Leonard didn't want to name the famous actor and actress who had an affair while making a picture together (and then went their separate ways, to the disappointment of the actress).

It was Ben Gazzara and Audrey Hepburn. Gazzara told this story to Leonard during a 2004 interview:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/articles/web-extras/2012/feb/10/tribute-ben-gazzara/

Mar. 28 2012 02:05 AM
corben

we've got a winner. lisa, the NPR a-hole of the month. congrats!

Mar. 27 2012 10:43 PM
lisa

doesn't anyone know that this guy took it up the ass? everyone knows it! he's SO GAY!

Mar. 27 2012 04:47 PM
Mike in Manhattan from Manhattan

The late Isabelle Stevenson, longtime stalwart of the American Theater Wing, made what would be her final exit on the Tony awards being carried off in the arms of Frank Langella. What a way to go! We should all be so lucky!

Mar. 27 2012 10:40 AM

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