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Richard Perry

LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S

Posted on March 30, 2014, in My Blog, with 87 Comments

Richard Perry, the man I live with, has Parkinson’s. He’s had it for over 10 years. He told me about it 4 and a half years ago on our first date. I knew it was a disease with no cure but he seemed so strong. He’s tall, well-built, athletic, despite the fact that childhood polio has left one leg …

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A FAMILY THANKSGIVING VACATION IN NEW MEXICO

Posted on December 2, 2013, in My Blog, with 18 Comments

(left to right): Viva, Maia Perry, Kristina Perry, Merritt Perry, Carolyn Zwicker, Katherine Zwicker, Richard Perry, me, Simone Bent Garity (hiding), Troy Garity, Malcolm Vadim, Gavin Perry.

We’ve gotten a lot of snow in New Mexico and we came prepared. I love seeing the snow-covered trees and identifying all the tracks left by deer, rabbit, coyote and even, we’re pretty …

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WORKING HARD FOR “PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING”

Posted on June 10, 2012, in My Blog, with 10 Comments

I come from the old school: you made your movie and then, assuming you believed in it, you worked to sell it. Back in the late 50s early 60s that meant traveling around the country doing odd things for a month at least. Like for my first film, “Tall Story,” I went on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, did …

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PRIME TIME & OSCARS

Posted on February 29, 2012, in My Blog, with 19 Comments

I’ve been deep into production on my new Prime Time workout DVD, and you haven’t been hearing from me as regularly. I am also working on some additional new content that I cant quite talk about yet, but I’m really excited about it. Unfortunately it hasn’t left me with much time to blog.

Me and Richard

Sunday night were the …

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BIRTHDAY PARTY & DEPRESSION ERA XMAS PARTY

Posted on December 18, 2011, in My Blog, with 13 Comments

This weekend I attended two parties, Friday a birthday party for Arnold Stiefel, and Saturday a themed Christmas Party. The Christmas party theme was The Great Depression. I went as Tom Joad, my father’s iconic character from “Grapes of Wrath”and Richard as a corrupt banker. A fantastic big band played the music from that era which people danced to. Danny …

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HUGH JACKMAN ON BROADWAY

Posted on December 4, 2011, in My Blog, with 19 Comments

After spending a delicious, quiet day writing at the desk in our hotel room, we took Harvey and Daphna to see Hugh Jackman’s Broadway show. Wow!

And there he is, between Daphna and me. Whew! How can a person be so talented on so many levels, gorgeous and really nice? Very impressive!

He is the epitome of a consummate …

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WEEKEND IN MICHIGAN PART 2

Posted on October 30, 2011, in My Blog, with 11 Comments

Friday night we had a fantastic dinner party (lots of really good restaurants in Ann Arbor) with Florine Mark, President CEO of Weight Watchers International and Carol Rosenberg, mother of Paul Rosenberg who is long time manager of Eminem and Richard’s college friend who is President and CEO of Jewish Community Services. Turns out the woman who will replace …

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WEEKEND IN MICHIGAN PART 1

Posted on October 29, 2011, in My Blog, with 1 Comment

Richard is an alum and has given scholarship money for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance which now ranks 3rd in the country. This school is unusual in that it combines the performance conservatory functions with the intellectual study of the arts including research. A top tier performing arts school within a top tier research university. And so attract …

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COOKING BEFORE NEW YORK

Posted on October 25, 2011, in My Blog, with 16 Comments

I wanted to cook a romantic dinner before my trip to New York where I will be receiving the Shape Magazine Fitness Icon Award at their 30th Anniversary event. Dr Oz is presenting the award to me. I’m excited…a big fan of his. Ah yes, back to my point….I cooked Chicken Curry and served it over with Brown rice with …

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