The Queen of Soul shut down the New York Post writer after her comments about Franklin's bosom.
Her column was widely syndicated, and at her peak she earned more than $1 million a year.
Liz Smith was slinging the juiciest Hollywood gossip to the masses before most of us were born - known by the moniker the “Grande Dame of Dish”.
One thing the theater community does well is celebrate its own. And Polly Bergen was a member of the theater community. Now, as I previously wrote, the League of American Theaters and Producers opted not to dim the lights for her.
Polly Bergen was a real class act. She had a grace about her, an intangible quality that not many possess.
Readers of mine know I spend a lot of time talking about how theater, and theatrical experiences, should be made more accessible
Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator
In Amanda Peet's fine playwriting debut for Manhattan Theater Club at City Center, "The Commons of Pensacola," Sarah Jessica
She may have been jet lagged and slightly tipsy from a drink or two at a pre-Tribute dinner at the New York Film Festival