Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 29

Here's a blast from the pas: Ann Jillian. In the 80's, she resumed the tradition of Mae West and Judy Holliday, platinum blondes that were more than a pretty hair color. Matter of fact, one of her Emmy nominations was for playing Mae West. (She also was nominated for playing herself, in a TV-movie about her fight with breast cancer.) But her big break was the sitcom "It's A Living," which was one of the first TV shows to find a second life in the new syndication and cable markets.
These days, she's been retired for over a decade, doing motivational speaking and corporate gigs. But wouldn't it be great to see her in a touring production of Chicago? Watch this clip, and see what I mean:

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