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20 January 2008 @ 09:57 am
in memoriam  
Growing up I watched a lot of TV.  The late 60s and 70s were the era of strong, positive women on the tube and I saw the best of them, mostly in reruns.  Mary Tyler Moore, Marlo Thomas, Diahann Carroll, Valerie Harper, and the list goes on.  But my all-time, absolute, no doubt about it favorite was Suzanne Pleshette.  As Emily Hartley, I yearned to be as cool, sexy, smart, and funny as her.  She was married to a little nerd and I gotta tell you thats part of my dream.  And though they seemed like the odd couple, they loved each other and had one of those great 70s marriage where they were equals, and would call each other on things and hell, they were their own brand of sexy and they made me laugh even when I was too young to truly understand everything they were talking about.

Suzanne paved the way for women we love today like Allison Janney and more that I cant think of because I love Allison Janney so much.  And I can just imagine if CJ's mother had not passed away she would have been played pitch perfectly by Suzanne Pleshette.  

She passed away this morning and while usually celebrity deaths only stop me for a second, this one gave me great pause.  I loved her.....plain and simple.  I looked up to her, in that way you do some actresses.  She never failed to make me smile or laugh, and even up to a few years ago she was still in high demand for guest starring roles, TV movies, and the occasional short-lived show (Yea, Good Morning Miami).  She will be missed, by me and probably lots of other folks. 

Its Bob Newhart show for me today, as if I really need an excuse.  Then I will pop in some West Wing and get my Allison Janney fix because she is one of the best carriers of that sexy, sassy, smart torch that Suzanne and many women lit for her.
I'm In....: the lair
I Feel....: sadsad
I Hear....: silence
vegawritersvegawriters on January 20th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
It really is a sad thing.
SSA McGeek: Thank God I'm a Country Girlmcgarrygirl78 on January 20th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh for sure.....I got three different texts this morning, friends letting me know they heard and were sorry. Everyone who knows me knows how big of a fan I am of hers.
Claire: Janney Lovejustdreaming88 on January 20th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)