He was the only one of the figures on the fringes of show business that I’ve met who truly experienced the Cinderella story we dream of. Today he’d be 90.
In honor of that iconoclastic titan of the English theatre’s milestone birthday are my memories of seeing him perform and his profound influence on me.
This was the last major public appearance in NYC, by the legendary performer. She died five months later on July 17, 2014. She put on a great show.
She was one of NYC’s brightest and talented “undiscovered” stars. She died unexpectedly last month, and a beautiful memorial tribute was held for her.