Saturday, January 27, 2018

Presenting Ms. Ebersole!

 Born in 1953 in Winnetka, Illinois,
Christine's dad was president of a steel mill,
back when we had steel mills! :)
 After high school, she headed to NYC and  
the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

 Her first big jobs were 
on soap operas, like Ryan's Hope and One Life to Live,
and 20 episodes of Saturday Night Live,
where she worked the Weekend Update desk,
impersonating Lady Diane, Cheryl Tiegs, and Rona Barrett.
As you can tell by the hair, this was in the early 80s! 
 In 1982, Christine got a cameo in Tootsie.
She played a woman at Dustin Hoffman's surprise birthday party.
Maybe on screen for a grand total of 1.5 minutes,
but hey...Tootsie! 
(And yes, that's Dustin, mid-hug, above.)

 Lots of movies, lots of tv...
above, from Richie Rich (ugh),
with John Larroquette and Edward Herrmann,
and below, from Amadeus (yay!).

 Broadway-wise, Christine has performed in
 straight plays and musicals:
Three Sisters, On The Twentieth Century, War Paint,
revivals of 42nd Street (1st Tony Award), Oklahoma, Camelot, and Best Man.
Above as Little Edie, a role Christine originated
 in Grey Gardens...her 2nd Tony!

 As Elvira (at left) in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit,
with Angela Lansbury and Rupert Everett,
in the 2009 Broadway revival.
As this play required 2 intermissions 
and somewhat length scenery changes,
Christine recorded Noel Coward songs
to play in the interim.
A perfect accompaniment! 

Christine will turn 65 this February...
still going strong, still looking gorge!

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