Patti D’Arbanville

  1. Susan Sarandon, The Great Waldo Pepper, 1973.   For barnstorming stunt pilot Robert Redford’s girl Mary-Beth, who dies while wing-walking for a flying circus. “We killed the movie right there and then,” said the Butch & Sundance director George Roy Hill.  With a titular Nicholson, the public would have accepted despair and darkness. “But Bob had taken on the role as our national glamour king.  He was the sunny good-luck guy – even when playing a bandit… In the various ways women were relating to him after The Way We Were, we were doomed because we were effectively killing them off.”

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