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In praise of senior actors

In praise of senior actors

Was surprised to read that Olivia de Havilland is still alive at 101. Thought all along that she was long gone along with her sister, Joan Fontaine, and other screen goddesses like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Vivien Leigh, and Ingrid Bergman.

Bette vs. Joan

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Read in Janet Susan Nepales’ Hollywood Bulletin column that there’s a TV series on the off screen battle between legendary actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, written by Ryan Murphy. Bette and Joan were around during the golden years of Hollywood (from the ‘30s to the ‘50s).

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Brothers, sisters

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Brothers, sisters

The plight of this former sex symbol is, indeed, heartbreaking. She is so hooked on drugs that she’s seen roaming the streets dazed and bewildered. What happened when she used to be sober and sane, happy and intelligent? Seems she started getting addicted to drugs when her career went downhill.

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