As the catchall headline above suggests, it’s time once again to dip into our e-mail bag to see what’s on the mind of our recent correspondents.
In response to our March 28 blog, OSCAR WINNERS — The New Elite, Reversing The Traditional Trend, about how best-actress Oscar winners are triumphing in the supporting actress category BEFORE capturing the bigger prize, the Lady Eve observes:
Cate Blanchett is certainly in good company – and deservedly so. She has been robbed of a couple of Best Actress Oscars in her career, but she was in a class all of her own and not to be denied with her performance in ‘Blue Jasmine.’
Wouldn’t be surprised if Helen Mirren eventually wins a supporting Oscar and am hoping one day Judi Dench wins a Best Actress, she’s in the same league of all of the fine actresses – or female actors – mentioned here.
Sometimes it take a while for reader responses to get to us. For example, two years ago we wrote a blog headlined Leave Me Out of the Limelight, about children of the famous NOT given to basking in the limelight.
Here’s what we wrote: Though most definitely prefer anonymity, some still fascinate the public. Usually these are individuals who had parents who were BOTH stars.
The first who comes to mind is Rebecca Welles, daughter of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. Rebecca, with her half sister Yasmine (the daughter of Rita and Aly Khan), spent her childhood in the limelight with her mother, but as soon as she could she disappeared from public view, and led a quiet life, until her untimely death in 2004.
Welles supposedly also had a son with actress Geraldine Fitzgerald who was married at the time (1940), so the man in question bears the name (and title) Sir Micheal Lindsay Hogg. He’s a British film director.
Well, here’s what The Truth In Waiting had to say about that:
Michael Lindsay Hogg has REFUSED TO TAKE A DNA TEST TO PROVE HE IS A WELLES. So, the guy needs to PUT UP OR SHUT UP!
His mother Geraldine Fitzgerald REFUSED TO NAME THE FATHER, and Orson Welles (Who DESPERATELY WANTED A SON) NEVER KNEW HIM AS HIS SON. So, it was a CONVENIENT LIE FOR FITZGERALD AND HER KID, who wanted to have ANY MAN HE COULD CALL “DAD”.
Lindsay-Hogg is still claiming to be Welles son, seemingly in it for ‘THE RIDE” ?
So, Michael Lindsay-Hogg: TAKE A DNA TEST, and we Welles fans will embrace you BIG TIME.
If you don’t, we will consider it a JOKE for you to call yourself a WELLES.
Frankly, you look more LIKE A NIVEN–As in David. And He was with Fitzgerald in “Wuthering Heights”. That’s far more PLAUSIBLE than Welles, and although LESS GLAMOROUS THAN BEING A WELLES, it’s not too shabby!
Strong opinions and challenges from one of our readers.
Ok, thanks (we think) and there you have it.