Not only that, she was married to one of the great leading men-turned
character actors of the 1930s/40s/50s/60s: Melvyn Douglas.
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Joy Matkowski <email@example.com>wrote:
> Thanks, Todd. I knew all about the campaign but not that she was a
> Broadway star and She Who Must Be Obeyed!
> Joy, who started Thomas Perry's Pursuit and realized she'd read it before
> Todd Mason wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com>, Joy
> Matkowski <jmatkowski1@...> wrote:
> >> I don't know why they do it, Steve. If memory serves me right, they're
> >> all Republicans ("conservative" for those not knowing our labels).
> > More often reactionaries or neocnservatives of late, but one example of a
> New Deal Democrat who had a decent run was Helen Gahagan (Douglas), who
> served in the US House from California for three terms, but failed to beat
> some guy named Nixon in a less than noble Senate race.
> > Meanwhile, I shall have to review the messages in this thread in search
> of recgnition of how the most detective-oriented films of late have featured
> kid detectives or criminals forced to become detectives (the latter
> including CRANK and SHOOT 'EM UP)...
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