A Star Is Born

For anyone who has ever loved...

Categories: Drama, Music, Romance
Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, while John's continues to fall. She tries desperately to get John to sober up and focus on his music, but it may be too late to save him.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1976-12-16
Run time: 139 minute / 2:19
Budget: $6,000,000
Revenue: $80,000,000
Director: Frank Pierson
Writers: Frank Pierson, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne.
Production Companies : Barwood Films, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Barbra Streisand
as Esther Hoffman
Kris Kristofferson
as John Norman Howard
Gary Busey
as Bobbie Ritchie
Oliver Clark
as Gary Danziger
Paul Mazursky
as Brian Wexler
Joanne Linville
as Freddie Lowenstein
Venetta Fields
as One of the Oreos
Clydie King
as One of the Oreos
Marta Heflin
as Quentin
Sally Kirkland
as Photographer
M.G. Kelly
as Bebe Jesus
Bill Graham
as Himself
Rita Coolidge
as Herself
Tony Orlando
as Himself
Robert Englund
as Marty (uncredited)
Sandy Helberg
as Kevin (uncredited)
Maidie Norman
as Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Susan Richardson
as Groupie (uncredited)
Susan Richardson
as Groupie in Limousine (uncredited)
Roslyn Kind
as Table Guest at Grammy Awards (uncredited)
Aesop Aquarian
as Recording Engineer - 'Meow-Chow' Catfood Commercial (uncredited)
Peter Zinner Editor

Jon Peters Producer

Robert Surtees Director of Photography

Barbra Streisand Executive Producer

Barbra Streisand Songs
Rupert Holmes Songs

Ruby R. Levitt Set Decoration

Frank Pierson Screenplay

Frank Pierson Director

William A. Wellman Story

Polly Platt Production Design

Robert Carson Story

William Hiney Art Direction

Paul Williams Songs

Joan Didion Screenplay
John Gregory Dunne Screenplay

Kenny Ascher Songs
Roger Kellaway Original Music Composer
Leon Russell Songs
Kenny Loggins Songs

Stu Fleming Assistant Director

Costume & Make-Up
Shirlee Strahm Costume Design
Marvin C. Thompson Makeup Artist

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