With a client list that included Ali MacGraw, Gene Hackman, and Barbra Streisand, Sue Mengers, the first superagent, ruled 1970s Hollywood with her brash, no-nonsense style. Herewith, the expert deal-maker dishes on insects, Paris Hilton, and sleeping.
Which living person do you most admire?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
There’s not enough paper …
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Lack of humor.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
That he breathes.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your heroes in real life?
How would you like to die?
I think I already have.
What is your motto?
“Tomorrow may not be another day.”