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Whom you may ask was Sue Mengers? She was an American original. 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" was a term that 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. The Geffen Playhouse is thrilled Bette Midler is reprising her Broadway solo turn in this limited engagement in the Gil Cates Theater.