Smika was never prosecuted because the district attorney at the time declined to take the case.
She said she isn't bitter about the delays in getting a murder warrant.
“I was not into shared soul searching,” the superstar confesses. I like to face the issues alone.” The book, simply titled Robert Redford, offers a fascinating insight into the actor’s mind, as much for what it does not reveal as for what it does.
It represents the way Redford, 73, hopes to be seen by the world, disclosing as much – or as little – as he could bring himself to expose.
His greatest Broadway success was as the stuffy newlywed husband of Elizabeth Ashley in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (1963). His role in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) won him a Golden Globe for best new star.
The popular and acclaimed All the President's Men (1976) was a landmark film for Redford.
Though known later in life for his political activism and dedication to independent film through his Sundance Film Festival, actor Robert Redford was a major box-office star in the 1960s and 1970s.
Whether in lighthearted romantic comedies or paranoid thrillers, Redford starred in a string of hits that twice featured collaborations with friend Paul Newman.
He was nominated for an Academy Award only once in this period, but that mattered little for Redford whose all-American looks and subtle humor made him one of Hollywood’s top leading men.
In the second of three on-screen pairings with Jane Fonda, Redford reprised his Broadway role in this adaptation of Neil Simon’s hit play.