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Sun May 27, 2018, 11:46 AM

11. Love, love, love Jane Fonda! That's who she is.

I interviewed her when I was still working. I found her to be graceful, elegant, smart, eloquent, extremely candid about her life and humble in her regrets. VERY credible. Easy to talk to, despite TWO Best Actress Oscars and the kind of theatrical pedigree she has, and her prominence as a Hollywood heavyweight, successful businesswoman, devoted mother, and more. Kind and compassionate, sensible, realistic, and circumspect. I guess you get that way from having been repeatedly beaten up in the past, in her case for her then-extreme stand against the Vietnam War. The whole "Hanoi Jane" thing. (HEY - note the messaging. And how brutally and wrongly effective it can be, and yet again, there was no push-back or counter-messaging. She had a point, and an accurate one, albeit delivered rather clumsily. Just sayin'...).

I can remember photos of her out campaigning around residential Santa Monica, CA, for her then-husband, Tom Hayden, on crutches. I forget what the problem was, whether she'd had an injury or surgery, but there she was, out crutching around and ringing doorbells. She's a woman of commitment.

I appreciate her and admire her a LOT.

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