The Goodbye Girl hit theaters in November of 1977. Written by Neil Simon and directed by Herbert Ross, this comedy, a critical and commercial smash-hit, won the Golden Globe for Best Picture (musical or comedy) and netted star, Richard Dreyfuss, the Academy Award for Best Actor.
The picture is a real charmer with some laugh-out-loud moments and I can remember relating to and liking child actress and Academy Award-nominee Quinn Cummings at age 11.
I was already a fan of Dreyfuss from Jaws and American Graffiti and November ’77 turned out to be a hell of a month for the actor. Close Encounters of the Third Kind opened just two weeks earlier. Talk about “Career Highs.”
I enjoyed Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason’s performance as well but didn’t realize at such a young age what a hottie she was. Intelligent, witty and sexy. Wow! Catch the trailer.
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