Producer, publicist and Emcee Randie Levine-Miller is a vivacious redhead who once asked me to sing at an annual benefit she organizes for Actor's Temple and we've been buddies ever since. She likes to throw regular lunches at Sardi's for a hand picked group of show-type folk and there is an interesting rule. No private conversations. She asks each person to speak about themselves to the whole table and that way we all learn something about all the guests. Surprisingly, it works very well and we all had a terrific time.
Jim Taylor is a journalist who reminded me that he had interviewed me in my dressing room at the Palace when I was in full slap.