I was watching Hitchcock's Rebecca last night, and as I sometimes do, I looked up the actors I wasn't familiar with afterwards, to see if there was any interesting information about them. I discovered that Jean Fontaine, the female lead, was Olivia de Havilland's sister! Jean died at 96, which means that she and Olivia averaged 100. Pretty good going!
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Susan Ellison, the widow of Harlan Ellison, died on August 1, 2020 at the much-too-young age of 60. I briefly meet them only once, at a book show where Harlan was signing. Susan Ellison was extremely nice; Harlan Ellison was...well, somewhat prickly. However, the affection that they had for each other was quite apparent. Attached below is a link to the Harlan Ellison Books website, announcing Mrs. Ellison's passing and re-printing a touching story her husband wrote about her called "Susan":
Wow. I started to watch "Dreams With Sharp Teeth" thinking, "Oh, I might not get through more than a few minutes. He was such a sexist axhole."
I watched the whole thing!
While vehemently against his sexism and grabbing any other person at any age without consent, I didn't know I was so much like him in other ways.
I shout at people too, to hang up and drive, or watch where they're going, and when a grocery store employee tells me I could use self-checkout, I also shout, "Do you work for free? Do you get a paycheck? Do you think I'll do a cashier's work for free? You gotta pay me half hour cashiers' wages, up front!"
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