Lauren Bacall Too... | John Mauceri

August 14, 2014 3:40 PM

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Inadvertent angels come in many sizes and shapes. They are not always angels of mercy, and -- as many can attest -- Lauren Bacall was no Mother Teresa. And yet there was at least one lesson to be learned from knowing her a little.

During my 18 years working with Leonard Bernstein (1972-1990), many famous people became part of the environment that surrounded him. I well remember Lenny's 54th birthday party on August 25, 1972, when I first assisted him as he prepared for a new production of Carmen to open the Metropolitan Opera...

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