Natasha Richardson, R.I.P.

I was shocked to learn of the death of the great actress Natasha Richardson, who died late Wednesday. Glenn Kenny has a nice remembrance here.


Bob Westal said…
Thanks for putting that up, Brian. Great clip. Nice to see in the midst of one of the saddest show business stories in a very long time.

I had sort of forgottentthat "Maybe This Time" is in the stage show these days. (It wasn't originally -- it was a Kander & Ebb "trunk song" that was first used in the movie -- but I guess it had such an impact it's been added to stage shows ever since. I'm ashamed to say I've never actually seen "Cabaret" on stage, though I know it's a pretty different animal from the Fosse film.)
Thank you. After reading about what an amazing stage actress she was, I've been curious to see some of her work - and wow. I only knew she was a great *film* actress, but now I wish I'd had the chance somehow to see her perform live.

She was a beautiful, beautiful woman, but most importantly, she seemed like a very genuine person who loved being a wife and mom.

She'll be remembered as a fine actress and a class act.
Brian Doan said…
Hi Bob,
I'd forgotten that "Maybe This Time" wasn't originally in the stage version-- I guess the film version has so shaped my memory of the original, too. It's a really nice performance, I think-- so understated and kind of shy at first, and then building to that dramatic climax. Liza Minnelli is so definitive for me in the part, but there's a real vulnerability and awkward grace (if that makes any sense) to Richardson's performance in this clip that makes me see Sally in a new way.
Brian Doan said…
Inquiring Camera Girl,
I know-- I've only seen the clips of her performance on YouTube. It would've been great to see it all live, especially opposite Alan Cumming. And I agree-- she seemed like a real class act.

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