Sunday, January 15, 2006


Died yesterday at the age of 85. What a great actress she was, though
never really well known famous. Even in `B' movies like Roger Corman's
"Bloody Mama" she was fun to watch (as Ma Barker, the real life mother who
led a gang including her sons back in the `20s or `30s).
And no matter how many remakes of "The Poseidon Adventure" there are,
no-one will ever do her role (as the overweight lady who could hold
her breath for a long time underwater) as well as she did.
So, Shelley, off to a well deserved rest, and see you on TCM
when they do the retrospective I'm sure you deserve.

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