MarshaKatz

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    Enjoy all sorts of theater (favorites are musicals), movies especially Woody Allen, Billy Wilder, British films; adore Bette Davis, Fred & Ginger, & Richard Widmark; avid mystery reader Agatha Christie (my favorite), Elizabeth George, P.D. James, Erle Stanley Gardner; love espionage thrillers - John le Carre, David Baldacci, Ken Follett, Helen MacInnes, Frederick Forsyth, adore Daphne du Maurier, everything Dickens, PBS is my favorite TV station with TCM close behind; big baseball fan (Lets Go Mets!); love Manhattan (the borough) miss the walking, theater, museums, street vendors, Central Park, and the subway.

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  1. I just learned that actress Emma Chambers passed away from a heart attack on Feb. 21. I was so shocked by her passing. I've been a fan of Emma's since the first time I saw her as Alice Tinker on "The Vicar of Dibley" starring Dawn French.  I will miss her very much.  She brought me great pleasure.

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    2. MarshaKatz

      MarshaKatz

      Thanks, Princess, for your response. It's "funny" but when a performer dies, especially one whom I fond of, I usually take it in stride. However, I can remember certain performers who, after I learned they passed away, I just started sobbing - in particular Bette Davis, James Cagney, and James Garner. The same reaction occurred when I learned that Emma Chambers had died. I never missed an episode of "The Vicar of Dibley" and couldn't wait for Emma's entrance. Emma, may you rest in peace.

    3. Princess of Tap

      Princess of Tap

      You shouldn't feel badly about that. Many of these performers we've grown up with-- they're almost like family.

      I was that way about Lucille Ball. I took it real hard. Probably because I had watched I Love Lucy all my life.

      But this thing with Emma shocked me because I always pictured her as rather Young. I know it's been awhile since they had the show on, but I didn't really think of her as old.

      The UK papers have wonderful write-ups on her. Apparently she was a big star over there and she deserved the recognition.

      "Dibley" had an eccentric cast, but I really loved them.

    4. MarshaKatz

      MarshaKatz

      Thanks, Princess. I'm sure it was the shock which upset me and she was so young. Your remark about growing up with certain performers really hit home. From the moment I saw James Garner as Bret Maverick, a love affair began which has never ended. I even changed the lyrics to the Maverick theme song to include my name. I couldn't wait to watch him every Sunday night at 7:30PM. I did meet Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland in Brooklyn at the Loew's Kings movie theater.  They were promoting "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" and both were exceptionally charming, but Bette was "Bette" and absolutely superb. It was a night I'll never forget.  Thanks so much for responding about Emma Chambers. I will always remember her great talent and the wonderful joy she gave me.

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