Whilst researching my book I interviewed the great Freddie Fields, former co-founder of CMA which then became ICM, former producer and then head of MGM-UA Studios. Frankly Fields was a legend. The sad news is that he died on Tuesday and the funeral is today at 2 PM in Hollywood. It’s sad but Freddie told me back in 2006 that he was dying and said that he had inoperable cancer. He was very kind to give me so much time and to help me with my book. Freddie rarely spoke about his career but he gave me some extraordinary anecdotes about the fame game. I suspect that there will be many people there at his service today. His life was to work for and with some of the greatest stars of all times from Garland to the Beatles. He saw and participated in everything but the early “talkies” because his was an era of his own – and a lot later. But he was no less a giant than Goldwyn, Warner, or even William Morris. He was in with the crowd wherever he went and was both tough as nails and sensitive as a baby’s butt. He was a giant in the industry which he definitely helped to shape. The business of show will miss him.