In 1977, Carrie Fisher was only 19 years-old when she played Princess Leia in the legendary film, Star Wars.
Sophia Loren turned down the amour of Cary Grant for director Carlo Ponti’s, instead.
Was she dropped on her head?
A young Robert Redford and his then wife, Lola, were heartbroken when they lost their first child, Scott Anthony at two and a half months-old, to what’s called, crib death in 1959. They lost their last child, James, at 58 in 2020 to liver cancer. All I know is, you’re not supposed to outlive your children.
After making his directorial debut with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1966, Mike Nichols fought with Warner Brothers who wanted it whitewashed of all its suggestive profanity he was reluctant to do.
Instead, he asked his good pal, Jackie Kennedy, to join the eighty judges at The National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures at their special screening, sitting directly behind the primary decision makers so when the lights came up, she’d say, “What a beautiful movie. Jack would have loved it,” which she did.
Hence…it passed, without censor.
It always come down to, who you know.
In 1973, actress Jane Fonda was married to French writer/director Roger Vadim when she realized she was pregnant for the second time. But what she had to tell Roger was, it was Chicago 7’s Tom Hayden’s child, not his.
Monsieur Vadim graciously granted her an amicable divorce so she and Tom could tie the knot on that umbilical cord staying married for 17 years, divorcing in 1990.
Ah, the magnanimity of the French.
Actor Warren Beatty dated, Isabelle Adjani, Leslie Caron, Cher, Julie Christie, Joan Collins, Jane Fonda, Vivien Leigh, Madonna, Michelle Phillips, Mamie Van Doren and Natalie Wood, to just name a few before marrying Annette Benning in 1990, so when he told the magazine, AARP, he’s slept with 12, 775 women, it does make you wonder.
He certainly smiles a lot.
Going back to the late, great Carrie Fisher. Along with being a celebrated memoirist (Wishful Drinking, Shockoholic), she was an in-demand, script doctor, Steven Spielberg’s Hook about the adventures of James Barrie’s Peter Pan one of her credits.
‘You know that place between sleep and awake? The place that you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting, Peter Pan.’
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