I'm just looking to get through the day.
See the WINTER QUIZ at the end of the entry.
New York City is a theatre town. Los Angeles is a movie and TV town. Many actors who work in film and television will tell you that they really miss working on the stage. In fact some of them will even take time out from a busy and lucrative career in front of a camera just for the joy of working in front of a live audience.
I was astonished one day while appearing on a soap opera. I worked with three regular actors who played every day and made a lot of money. I was there for only a few days and made a lot less. After my last day of work they invited me to join them at the bar. I thanked them but said that I couldn't because I was in rehearsal for a workshop production (no pay). They looked at me with envy and one of them said "You're in a play??!!"
The rule in New York is that you don't bother famous people that you happen to run into somewhere unless they invite you into their lives.
Peter Falk was in my drawing class at the Art Students League. He was an intense, serious artist, a nice man, but he didn't talk much. The one time he opened up and chatted was when someone asked him about the play he was doing Off-Broadway.
Even though I never got rich, I'm thankful that I spent most of my career on the stage.
May you have blessings with left overs.
This is not a contest.
What one person, living or not, would you most like to have dinner with?
What is the first question you would ask them?
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