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"Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine."A story so memorable they filmed it thrice.A Star is Born was first made in 1937, co-written and directed by William A. Wellman and staring Frederic March and Janet Gaynor. The second time was in 1954, directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason. The third time, it was in 1976, and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson starred and Frank Pierson directed.In all three versions, a young starlet named Esther Blodgettnote meets has-been star Norman Maine note . He helps her get a career in show business, under the name "Vicki Lester." Just as importantly, the two fall in love and get married. However, Norman's dependency on the bottle gets in the way of their marriage, leading to tragedy and despair.
Vicki Lester, delivering the first two versions' classic last line.
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