The role of Evita Peron has appealed through the years to grand divas like Patti LuPone, Faye Dunaway, Madonna, and that Argentinian woman from last year.
But did you know that froggy-voiced, bulging-eyed British vaudeville entertainer slash actress Hermione Gingold sort of had a shot at it?
Nobody sputtered more comically than Sherman Hemsley, the enjoyably oafish and scheming George Jefferson from the classic sitcom The Jeffersons.
I was sad to hear that he died last week.
I was also horrified to hear him referred to over and over as "a lifelong bachelor."
Dick Clark was coolas in unflappable, not hip. That was key in an American 1950s where, for much of the nation, the latter condition was basically synonymous with "longhaired Commie fag degenerate." But Dick Clarkthat nice boy? No way was he any of those things, not in 1950s America, n ... More >>
People who try to impress you at parties always tend to fall back on the same sad name droppings:
"Merv Griffin once came into my shop--when he was alive, of course. He walked right back out, but I could have sworn he looked at me first."
"My cousin is friends with someone whose hairdresser once b ... More >>
At some point in the future that we can't even imagine right now, so imbued are we in our own 2011 "essence" with its tweets and Facebook friends and horrible unscripted but scripted "reality" series, people will look back and reflect and query, "When was it that 'reality TV' jumped the shark ... More >>
Former escort agency entrepreneur David Forest has looked through the trees and written an upcoming tell-all, pausing to spill some of the racy beans-to-come to blogger J.C. Adams.
Some of the tidbits:
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
December 16, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 9
Whitey at the Apollo
By Barbara Long
...The m.c., smooth-talking and confident but less than precise in his choice of words, announced: "The Apollo would like to take great pleasure in presenting a w ... More >>
Urban myths are those bullshit celebrity gossip stories you hear as a kid and choose to believe until years later when you finally stop and say, "What the fuck was I thinking?"
I'm not even going to go into the infamous gerbil one or the one with the rock star and the 17 sailors. We ALL have ... More >>