Friday, September 5, 2014
Today, after hearing of Joan Rivers passing, some interesting thoughts I had.
I didn't know her, but as a comedian, when even then there were times I didn't car much for her humor. Yet, it saddened me very much. My thoughts were: Is it because she looked like 30 yrs. old? She was really 81. Would I have felt so sad if she looked like 80 yrs old? Probably not as sad. Yet, I am still thinking about how sad n her family and those who personally have known her, the real person under all that cosmetic surgery. Is it because so near her age am I?
If Betty White died tomorrow at her age would that create an everyday sadness for me to get over, No! Betty living a full, funny, and a non-surgical changing look. Is that why? Can I possibly live as long as Betty is living?
Then, Robin Williams. Took me a week to get over that one. I watched him grow from Mork and Mindy into a fine serious actor along with his comedy over the years. I didn't know him personally, why then did it affect me so? A tragic passing?
Then Lauren Bacall. Such a lady and her passing was without fan fare. I thought about her too, in such a way. I thought about her and Boggie, mostly their movies together as they were THE Movies in my generation. Didn't know her personally either and she didn't look 30 either. But I still was so saddened by her passing.
Now who could forget James Gardner. What a shock also! All of these wonderful entertainers of my generation gone all within a few weeks, even days of each other. These I have mentioned are but a few from my generation. The ones who entertained, made me laugh, made me cry, kept me company when alone. They are slowly leaving us these good ole actors and actresses.
Glad to have them back once in awhile appearing on the TV screen in old movies or shows. Leaving a legacy behind they are! WOW! Miss them!