Sunday, May 31, 2015

Veteran Actress Betsy Palmer Dead at Age 88

I have known actress Betsy Palmer since I was 15 years old. That’s a lot of years. I have been her manager since the mid-1980’s. That’s also a lot of years. I’m so sad to have to report that Betsy died last Friday (5/29/15), at age 88, of natural causes, in a hospice care center near her Connecticut home. She was one of the most gracious, kind, generous and loving people I have ever known. No holiday, no birthday, no personal event ever went unacknowledged or celebrated. Today I celebrate Betsy and the wonderful life she led. While she achieved fame and success for the work she did, she earned admiration and respect for the person she was.

There are many, many happy memories for me. One of them happened on April 1991, when Betsy and I met for a chat on the live coffee shopchat series my crew and I were doing from Beverly Hills. I have just uploaded that episode onto my YouTube page. If you’re interested in a stroll down memory lane – and some great stories, I hope you will watch it.

Sending love and light to Betsy – and to her daughter Melissa, who survives her. XX