Feb 15, 2011

Who Wants People?

Betty Garrett, a fixture of stage and screen and an L.A. theater hero, died last week. I used to see her around town in L.A. theater circles but never met her; I always wanted to introduce myself and say how much I love her rendition of "There's a Small Hotel," which I owned (still own?) on LP (the singing in the clip above starts at 1:40). Here's a lovely tribute video from her 90th birthday that encompasses her entire career, including the All in the Family years, though her finest moment on screen was definitely her turn as the horny cabby in On the Town, linked here (can't embed it, alas).

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