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This in fact was far from the truth, with Elvis playing to packed auditoriums wherever he toured in the States.
Diamond, who knew Streisand and had attended high school with her at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, was also seriously considered but had to decline due to his extensive concert commitments, and Kristofferson got the part of John Norman Howard.
However, this version adapted the story to the music business.
For example, the 19 films each portrayed the lead female character winning an Academy Award, while the 1976 version depicted the heroine winning a Grammy Award instead.
For the man, his career is his defense against a self-destructive part of himself that has led him into outrageous bursts of drunkenness, drugs, love affairs, fights and adventures that have made him a legend.
His career is also what gives him his sense of who he is.
Kristofferson's then wife Rita Coolidge and Tony Orlando appear briefly as themselves.
The earlier films had portrayed the behind-the-scenes world of Hollywood film making.
With stardom she is only a little more than a woman.The film was remade in Bollywood as Aashiqui 2 in 2013. announced they had plans to finance another remake.In March 2015 it was announced that Bradley Cooper would be starring, directing, and co-produce the remake.Kristofferson denied modelling his character on Jim Morrison: "That's a good idea but it's not true. A lot of people said we looked alike – shirts off, beards – but that washed-up rock star was more about me." The film cost around million to produce.
Its soundtrack album was also an international success, reaching number 1 in many countries and selling nearly 15 million copies worldwide.Streisand and Peters wanted Elvis Presley for the role: they met with Elvis and discussed the film, and he was interested in taking the part, thinking it would revive his film career.Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker, insisted Elvis have top billing and asked for a substantial sum of money for the role, even though he had not had an acting role since 1969, and people were unsure what kind of box office draw he would be.A Star Is Born is a 1976 American musical drama film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand, an easy listening folkie type ingenue who enters the music business, and meets and falls in love with an established male rock'n'roll star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ascending while his goes into decline.