Photo by G.
Isabella Rosselini and Geoffrey Dicker
I’ve always loved Isabella Rosellini. First of all, she’s beyond gorgeous and her humanitarian efforts are fabulous! Surprisingly, in my youth, despite meeting thousands of famous people, our paths never crossed. It all changed this week when I met the model/actress/humanitarian! Just from seeing her on shows like Iconoclasts where she interviews inventor David Kamen, I had a feeling Isabella Rosselini would be very nice and I am happy to report I was correct in my assumption. Thanks again Isabella! It was a pleasure meeting you!
Autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Sad news out of Hollywood today. Actress and the original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello has died. I met her right after she announced she was suffering from multiple sclerosis. Even though you could tell she was in a great amount of pain as she signed autographs, there was no way she could turn down a fan requesting her signature. That’s a class act, according to G! She was an inspiration to a generation and she will continue to inspire. Rest in peace Annette!
Photo by G.
Frances Sternhagen and Geoffrey Dicker
Recently I met two time Tony Award winning actress Frances Sternhagen. Maybe she’s not a house hold name to you, but she’s been in 3 of my favorite shows: Cheers (as Cliff Clavin’s mother), Stephen King’s ’90s mini-series “Golden Years” and on Sex and the City as Bunny MacDougal. All three roles were quite diverse and Frances was great in each one. She’s currently in an off-Broadway production of a show called “The Madrid,” which is the story of trying to see people in your family as they really are and not what you want them to be. See Frances Sternhagen in the flesh in “The Madrid” which is playing at the Manhattan Club Theater in NYC through May 5, 2013. Thanks Frances! It was great to meet you!
Photos and autographs courtesy of my autograph collection.
Sad news from all walks of life. Actress Bonnie Franklin, who is best remembered for her role on the show “One Day At A Time” has died at age 69. Bonnie was always very nice when I saw her in Los Angeles back when I lived there. RIP Bonnie. Earlier this week, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died and also he was very nice.
C Everett Koop
C. Everett Koop lived to be 96, so that just goes to show once again that health is indeed wealth! RIP Mr. Koop! Finally, I just learned about the death of Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial, who passed away earlier in 2013, so I’d like to take this moment to remember a true hero of the game of baseball since now everyone seems to be a juicer who deserves to be forgotten.
Photo by G.
Karen Allen and Geoffrey Dicker
Karen Allen! The Indiana Jones franchise have always been counted amongst my favorite movies and now you can see Marion Ravenwood (From “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) in the flesh as she is starring in an off-Broadway production of “A Summer Day” for a very limited time at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York. Karen was super sweet and she told me that although she primarily lives in upstate New York, this great experience is inspiring her to spend more time in Manhattan. Lucky us! You can get tickets for “A Summer Day” at this link. Thanks again Karen!