Two MGM musical stars are still with us, Jane Powell, who will be 84 in April, and Leslie Caron, who will be 82 in July. Jane is married to former child star Dickie Moore, 88 this year.
I feel very fortunate at 75 to have seen all of these stars in their hey day on the big screen, when cinema's was rightly referred to as "Picture Palaces". I am also lucky to have met many of them, including Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Deborah Kerr, Joan Fontaine, and Gloria Swanson, and directors Frank Capra and William Wellman. They were all larger than life and had a Star Quality that is sadly missing in the favourites of today. I would not go to the end of the street to see any of them.