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  1. Lunch With A Legend By Rhonda Hansome

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Well last week I was chucking it all in.  
    This week I was chuckling it up over lunch at Sardi's with a bevy of beautiful, dynamic women. One of those women has been a comedy idol of mine since I could laugh. 

    Marilyn Sokol is currently starring in the hit comedy show
    at the Westside Theatre, 407 W 43rd St. NYC.

    Marilyn's got a resume of TV, film and stage credits as long as your arm. Truth be told, I fell in love with her peculiar brand of merriment on the radio and have admired her ever since.  FYI, Her distinctive voice still graces many Sesame Street projects.

    At lunch this week, this entertainment goddess held aloft a tiny ceramic black cat.  She told of being in second grade when her teacher distributed one to each in the class.  
    She immediately set about painting her cat green.  
    She was made fun of by a classmate who laughed and called out to the teacher, 
    “Look who’s painting the cat green!”

    Embarrassed by her classmate’s outburst and instructed by her teacher to paint her cat black, she complied.  At the age of 70 Marilyn is full of fire and humor and holds her cat scanning for faint streaks of her original green.

    Having lunch with Marilyn Sokol made me want to shout, 
    "Look who’s painting the cat green - ME!"

    See Marilyn in Old Jews Telling Jokes before it closes in 2 weeks.

    Rhonda Hansome is a actor, writer, director and stand-up comic. Her cultural legacy project Drama Mamas The Film finishing fund Indiegogo campaign ends soon. Give a couple of thousand today!

  2. 2 comments:

    1. the green cat story woke up a kindergarten story of mine. i'll have to write it one of these days. it was a duck drawing.

    2. RHC said...

      We are so impressionable. I'll be looking for your duck drawing story!

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