Now I know what I was thinking: camp as a row of tents. But definitely gifted, and, at his best, up there with the best.
He did a lot to set Bette Midler's image in the popular imagination:
He burnished La Streisand's legend as a quirky beauty:
I think, if I had been able to be one of his subjects,
it might have turned out something like Miss Lansbury,
seen here waving from the bottom right, opposite Miss Davis.
We lost him, as so many others, in the mid-eighties, and we're the poorer for it.