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January 2009

Blame Rosie O’Donell and Lily Tomlin

Posted on January 31, 2009, in My Blog, with 16 Comments

You might wonder why, at age 71, I am launching my first blog. Well, good friends of mine (Rosie and Lily) have been avid bloggers for a long time and I’ve noticed that what they offer is interesting and provoking. Provoking is good—provoking ideas, thoughts, laughs, compassion and just plain fun. I like to provoke. I have interesting …

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Ask Vanessa @ Mother Nature Network

Posted on January 31, 2009, in Family & Friends, with 1 Comment



My daughter, Vanessa Vadim, is the environmental know-it-all for an important new website called Mother Nature Network (MNN). Her column is called “Ask Vanessa.” In it, she answers your questions about all things Green and sustainable – everything from what fish are safe to eat, whether pellet stoves a good way to heat, even an open letter to Obama …

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Humpback Whale Rescued by Divers

Posted on January 31, 2009, in Matters That Move Me, with 22 Comments

If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope …

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33 Variations Tickets

Posted on January 31, 2009, in My Acting, with 13 Comments

Listen to Jane Fonda and Moisés Kaufman on “Times Talks” discuss the play.
Courtesy of PlaybillRadio.com

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Click the poster or here to purchase tickets.

For More information please visit the Official 33 Variations Web Site

My First Broadway

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Yearning For O’Neill

Posted on January 30, 2009, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 1 Comment

We’re doing run throughs almost every day now and Monday we move into the Eugene O’Neill Theater for the start of technical rehearsals. These are to theater what camera blocking is to movies. The actors who’ve done this play before in DC and La Jolla–Don, Zach, Erik and Susan–all say tech rehearsals for this play are slow and complicated. I …

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Missing My Dad

Posted on January 29, 2009, in My Blog, with 17 Comments

Today, during lunch break, I took my dog, Tulea, for a walk and it really hit me how much I miss my dad. When he returned from his stint in the Navy after WWII he went straight to Broadway to star in “Mr. Roberts.” He played that role every day for four years, never missing a performance! It was not …

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January 25

Posted on January 25, 2009, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 0 Comments

I spent the morning rehearsing by myself, trying new ideas and tonight I ran scenes for a few hours with my assistant, Rachel. I feel ever so much better. Sleep! What a difference it makes for me plus having the time to work quietly, marinating in Moises notes from yesterday, and working through some glitches.

One of the things Moises …

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Stumble Through

Posted on January 24, 2009, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 7 Comments

We’re doing another stumble through this morning. I like to do these because it gives me a chance to see the arc of my character and of the whole play which you can’t get when you’re rehearsing scenes out of order. I am fairly confident of my lines now with the exception of the final scene in Act One where …

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Photos

Posted on January 23, 2009, in Tulea, with 25 Comments

Tulea and hopping wind-up mouse

Tulea running in Paris

This is before I began having her clipped…

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