I don't know why I thought of that - maybe I'm looking for a smile.
I heard that Robin Williams had died on the way into work this morning....they discussed his talents, his movies. Said he had three children.
And then the inevitable conversation, "I heard he was Jewish," said one newscaster.
"No, his wife is Jewish," responded the Hollywood-based reporter.
"So, his children are Jewish," said the first.
"No, he was married three times. His current wife is Jewish; his children are from a previous marriage. But he was a mentsch [a good person]."
Maybe that sums up so much - he was a mentsch in a world where there are so few. He was so much a part of my growing up...so many movies, so many smiles. I always thought he was the most human of men, the smartest, the best.
He never struck me, as George Clooney did, as full of himself but rather full of talent. He made America laugh - better I can say of few men.
May his memory be blessed and may whatever tormented him in life, leave him alone in death. May his family be comforted - few live as full a life as he did. He gave great meaning to so many roles, each a message for all of us.