STAGE TUBE: From the Archive - 60 MINUTES' 1975 Interview with Sue Mengers
CBS News re-released 60 Minutes' 1975 interview with Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers in light of John Logan's new play I'LL EAT YOU LAST, which just opened on Broadway starring Bette Midler. Watch the interview below!
I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and is currently running at the Booth Theatre. Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler plays the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play.
Sue Mengers was an American original. She was the first female "superagent" at a time when women talent agents of any kind were almost unheard of. She came from near poverty, a refugee from Hitler's Germany, and worked her way up through pluck, charm, and a legendary wit. In that uniquely American way, she invented herself; and when the career she wanted didn't exist, she invented that as well: "Superagent." It was a term Hollywood all but coined for her. By the 1970's, she represented almost every major star in Hollywood and went on to become the town's most renowned hostess.