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

TWO WOMEN OF SERIOUS SUBSTANCE

Just recently I have been privileged to spend time with two women of substance.   In Idaho, just before this trip to the UK, I had lunch with a wonderful lady, hovering on the edge of the amazing age of 100.  I have known Eurice for some years now, from the Church I go to in Boise.   We both read the lesson in Church from time to time, she without the benefit of glasses and I with them!  Eurice grew ...

Posted on May 31, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

EXERCISE!

  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

LOVE

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

IMPROV THEN AND NOW

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

ARSENIC AND THE GABORS

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