Show Business: The Final Cut

"Liza has been cheated out of an Academy Award by the new ending to this movie," declared Burt Reynolds. His audience, entertainment editors from all over the U.S. and Europe, was fascinated. They were gathered on the Queen Mary, which is docked in Long Beach, Calif., to see a showing of the $13 million Lucky Lady (TIME, Dec. 22), starring Burt, Liza Minnelli and Gene Hackman. Stanley Donen, the film's director, was furious. Burt's assault was only the latest he has had to fend off since he decided to change the movie's ending a...

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