Actors: The Boy Prince

The leading lady quit in a fury, and her complaint was her costar. "If I told you some of the things that son of a bitch has done to me," said Elaine Stritch, "you wouldn't believe it. This play has been the most horrible experience of my life." The play was The Time of the Barracudas, which abruptly closed its pre-Broadway run in Los Angeles and was packed away in salt hay for extensive overhaul. The co-star was Laurence Harvey.

Fangy Screeches. Stritch's feeling is not unique. "Harvey hasn't a kind word...

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