Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Blind Item #9 - Reader Blind

Back in the mid 1970s, this A- list actress who was a Tony Award winner/nominee and an Emmy Award winner/nominee came to my city in Canada to shoot a TV commercial for Macy's. She was appearing somewhere within driving distance and would not fly so they arranged for the crew to use the TV studio production facilities at the University where my husband was a tech guy rather than actual production facilities in LA or NY.  He was overseeing the production and he asked me to escort her from her dressing room to the studio and back again during the day.  At the time she was a semi regular on Hollywood Squares and her persona, of course, was the friendly type who would give you a big hug and invite you back for iced tea and home cooking.   I was very excited to meet her.  Unfortunately, what you saw on TV was as far from the truth as you could get.  She was a nightmare.  I could not look at her.  I could not talk to her.  Her personal assistant was TERRIFIED of her.  But, because this was not 2020, her true personality was not revealed far and wide on the internet and, so, she would die with her down home persona intact.

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