INVESTIGATIONS: Winging a Broadway Angel

As she told it, her life read like the scenario for a Broadway musical: the rebellious daughter of a rich Madrid family flees her unloving husband and arrives in Manhattan, pregnant, frightened and perilously low on funds. She endures trials that would break a lesser spirit. Finally, thanks to her beguiling charm, brains ("The bankers could not keep up with me ") and beauty, she achieves a success no other woman has ever attained—she becomes Broadway's boldest angel (a $57,000 investment in Hair brings a $2 million gain) and its hottest producer. And guess what? On the side, she...

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