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32 Photos of Classic Hollywood Movie Couples

Country Living Logo By Jennifer Vishnevsky of Country Living | Slide 2 of 33: Esther, portrayed by Janet Gaynor, has dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress. She meets Norman Maine, portrayed by Fredric March, who is a successful actor. His alcoholism is the downfall of his career, while Esther's first movie role turns her into an overnight success. Despite their passionate connection and Esther's attempts to help Norman, he eventually self destructs and takes his own life. The movie had three remakes after the original, with the most recent version starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as Ally and Jackson.

Esther and Norman in A Star is Born (1937)

Esther, portrayed by Janet Gaynor, has dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress. She meets Norman Maine, portrayed by Fredric March, who is a successful actor. His alcoholism is the downfall of his career, while Esther's first movie role turns her into an overnight success. Despite their passionate connection and Esther's attempts to help Norman, he eventually self destructs and takes his own life. The movie had three remakes after the original, with the most recent version starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as Ally and Jackson.

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