The story of a Golden Globe nominated actress who’s done much of it and advice to those who want to do it!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

  Exercise...ah, that magic word, some of us love it, many of us hate it, but we really all need it.   In times past we worked physically so much harder, even the rich rode horses, fought duels and walked and we lived shorter lives, so didn't have to worry about holding our bodies together for so much longer! If you're an actor, it's vital to exercise...to keep in shape,  just to have the stamina for those challenging roles on screen ...
Posted on May 20, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
According to Emma Rice Artistic Director of the Globe Theatre in London it's 50 years since  the Summer of Love ...1967, one of my personal best and happy years! Yesterday I stood as a Groundling for two and a half hours at the Globe to watch the Production of Jessica Swale's play Nell Gwynn, which was absolutely joyous and was performed with such loving team work from the entire cast and everyone ...
Posted on May 10, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
In 1968, I gave what I believe was one of my best performances in a play:  Country Dance, written by a wonderful writer, James Kennaway, who also wrote the script for great movie Tunes of Glory.  James sadly died later that year in a car accident and we lost one of our brightest writing talents.  Country Dance was a metaphor for Scottish country dancing, in which you are always changing partners.  The three main characters are a brother and sister and ...
Posted on May 2, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
Early 1975, I found myself newly pregnant, in a bitterly cold Chicago about to do ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, with the two Gabor sisters Eva and Zsa Zsa, John Carradine, lovely character actor Phil Leeds and a very good young actor: Rick Lenz, with whom I became fast friends, as we barricaded ourselves behind a wall of semi sanity against all the madness that went on.  I learned to play a pretty good game of gin rummy from Rick...we played ...
Posted on April 22, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
I have a few passions in my life and one of them is sailing.   So will devote this blog to the subject.   I visited California last week and stayed with close friend Rossi in her charming home  with its stunning view of the ocean.  Other good friend Gary Swenson own ands runs the Ullman Sail Loft in Ventura and they take me sailing......love them for it.  We go out on an fairly ...
Posted on April 17, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People