Wednesday, December 28, 2016
DEBBIE REYNOLDS R.I.P.
The first time I met Debbie Reynolds I told her how I had a crush on her, as a teenager in 1957, when her movie TAMMY came out. She gave me that squinty-yet-sparkly-eyed smile and said "That's nice dear." I felt dismissed from class by the teacher.
Whenever I ran into her at Carrie's house and Carrie would say "You remember Michael," Debbie would do that same smile in my general direction and say: "Of course, how are you dear," but I was pretty sure she had no idea who I was.
And why should she after a lifetime of co-stars and crews and casting directors and agents and audiences and fans and friends and ex-es and more. I was just happy to have been in her presence. And grateful. And now deeply saddened for her and Carrie's loved ones.
Thank God she and Carrie both will live on in their movies and books and the hearts of all those they touched with their talents.