Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft, 1931–2005.

I would like to take a moment to memorialize the great woman with (quel surprise!) a stupid personal anecdote. Back in the days at the 1945, Pitchman was incredulous when we told him that she was, indeed, married to Mel Brooks. "Huh," he said. "I would have thought that he'd be married to some sort of Rhea Perlman approximation." The phrase "Rhea Perlman Approximation" so delighted me that it immediately shot to the top of my own personal prospective band name list.

Mrs. Robinson, may your seduction of wayward college graduates be eternal.

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