Star! Overview:

Star! (1968) was a Biographical - Musical Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Saul Chaplin.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorDaniel MasseyNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Howard BristolNominated
Best CinematographyErnest LaszloNominated
Best Costume DesignDonald BrooksNominated
Best Music - ScoringAdaptation score by Lennie HaytonNominated
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Noel Coward: You can't decide what you want until you decide who you are.


Noel Coward: Close personal relationships are bloody difficult, my darling but they do get easier with time. Loneliness gets harder.


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Beatrice Lillie was a friend of Gertrude Lawrence but her role was written out of the screenplay after she refused to let anyone play her role but herself (she was 73 at the time).
Judy Cornwell was offered a key role.
According to a Julie Andrews, biography Ian McKellen screen tested for the role of Noel Coward by performing Coward's own "Parisian Pierrot" and received an ovation from William Fairchild and the crew. However he lost out to Daniel Massey.
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