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COUNTDOWN TO GRACE AND FRANKIE PREMIERE!

Posted on May 6, 2015, in My Blog, with 2 Comments

I’m in New York with Lily for the final leg of our Grace & Frankie Promotion. We are beyond excited for all of you to finally see the show this Friday May 8th on NETFLIX. The entire 13 episode season which is a total of 6 and a half hours will be available on Friday so you will be able …

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AN ECLECTIC WEEK OF EXCITEMENT PLUS BOB REDFORD

Posted on April 29, 2015, in My Blog, with 8 Comments

It started in New York where I was honored at the Stoney Brook University gala. The annual gala raises scholarship money as well as funds for one of the university’s centers. In the past, for example, actor Alan Alda was honored and funds went to the science center where he is a visiting professor. This year funds went to the …

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF ME

Posted on April 15, 2015, in My Blog, with 15 Comments

With Marsha Mason at the L.A. Theatre Works 40th anniversary gala



This particular week began with rehearsals for a performance of a pivotal scene from the play, “Top Secret”, by Geoffrey Cowen about the Pentagon Papers. The cast included Stacy Keach and Holly Palance, Jack’s daughter. We were going to perform the scene at a fundraising gala celebrating the 40th

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IN MEXICO CITY FOR GRACE & FRANKIE

Posted on March 27, 2015, in My Blog, with 36 Comments

L-R: Linda Cardellini (“Bloodline”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), Charlie Cox (“Marvel’s Daredevil”), Netflix’s VP of Original Content Cindy Holland, Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”), Selenis Leyva (“Orange is the New Black”), Gaz Alazraki (director, “Club de Cuervos”), Miguel Angel Silvestre (“Sense8″). Photo Credit: Victor Chavez for Netflix.

A bunch of stars from various Netflix series came to Mexico City …

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BACK IN THE SWIM OF ACTIVISM

Posted on March 17, 2015, in My Blog, with 16 Comments

Zachery Kimmel, 16 yrs, Angela Batuure, 19 yrs, Chloe Angyal, senior ed. Feministing

Jessica Neuwirth, Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan



I love acting, don’t get me wrong, and I’m excited about my new Netflix series, “Grace and Frankie,” with Lily Tomlin. But sometimes, when a long time goes by and I haven’t been speaking out (or acting out) in the presence …

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LILY & JANE2 DO SUNDANCE

Posted on February 2, 2015, in My Blog, with 20 Comments

We left Los Angeles Sunday January 25th for Park City and the 15th annual Sundance Film Festival. Hard as it is to believe, Lily had never been and I had never gone not to work but just to see films. It happened like this: Our friend, Pat Mitchell, who among her many titles became Chair of the Board of the …

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LIVING IN BOOTSTRAP AMERICA

Posted on January 13, 2015, in My Blog, with 16 Comments

This is a book just out that I just finished reading and needed to blog about. I’ve read many books about people living at or below the poverty line, subsisting on tips or minimum wage when they had a job. I’ve never read one written by such a person and its author, Linda Tirado, is such a person and …

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I ♥ MIAMI

Posted on January 8, 2015, in My Blog, with 20 Comments

Wynwood Graffiti



I didn’t expect to love Miami when I went there the beginning of this December to visit my son, Troy, and his wife, Simone. The reason I didn’t blog about this trip sooner is because I’ve had no internet for almost 2 weeks.

I’d been to Miami in 1972 –protesting the Vietnam War at the Republican convention together …

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY

Posted on December 21, 2014, in My Blog, with 46 Comments


My Birthday Dinner With Richard, brother Peter and his wife, Parky

Okay, I turned 77 today. My Winter Solstice birthday. A perfect day: I worked out for an hour, climbed a mountain, meditated for an hour, took a hot bath/jacuzzi with Epsom Salts and another salt called “Pink Love,” and I poured some Baby Oil into it cause the walk …

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