Paula Prentiss

  1. Dyan Cannon, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, 1968. Alice. Also refused by Paula Prentiss.  Her husband, Richard Benjamin, was also up for her screen spouse, Ted).  
  2. Diane Keaton, Play It Again, Sam, 1971. Knowing Hollywood hated using the original Broadway stars of a play, Woody Allen suggested he and Diane Keaton be replayed by  Richard  Benjamin (Woody’s alter ego 25 years later in  Deconstructing Harry) and his wife, Paula Prentiss. But then Bananas was such a surprise success that Paramount insisted  on the Broadway folk: Woody, Diane, Tony Roberts and Jerry Lacy (as Bogie),
  3. Louise Lasser, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were Afraid To Ask, 1971.Friendship with Woody Allen is  one thing  but… Richard Benjamin and the  missus passed on being the couple in the third  sex manual stanza: Why Do Some Women Have Trouble Reaching an Orgasm? Allen made it as an homage to Michelangelo Antonioni with the  second Mrs Woody  (1966-1970) as  the  woman who can only reach orgasm in public.

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