Our sister, Connie, stars on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" tonight at 11:00ET on Antenna TV as a New York woman convinced she's the next victim of a serial killer. The program first aired in 1956. Connie died at 69 in 1993.
The next victim of a serial killer?
What a kick in the CUNT!
Met her when I auditioned for Another World at Benton & Bowles ad agency when I was 12 or so. I'll always remember her gettiing up from her chair, shaking my hand and saying "How, how are ya?" Got a feeling she was a terrific gal.
This episode is available on DVD (From the Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1st season DVD set)
La McKinsey discussed an AW actress who'd been on the show for a while who would constantly do her best to upstage her in scenes. Bev hated this actress, and essentially warned her to stop doing it. The other actress never relented, and Bev just gave in, figuring it wasn't worth the energy to fight her. I always thought it was Wyndham, but I have a hunch it was actually Connie.
Nah, it was Wyndham.
She never tasted MY pussy. God knows she tried.
I found it strange that Jeanne Cooper (Y&R) never mentioned Connie Ford in her autobiography.
They did a prison flick together, along with Shirley Knight and you would think she would mention at least a paragraph about the film.
I remember Connie Ford from when my aunt was on the show. She was quite a tough no-nonsense lady. Trust me, if Connie Ford was ever pissed off about something, you knew about it.
I doubt if it was Connie who tried to upstage Beverly McKinsy. Connie was a good actress who took her job and role very seriously. Beverly, while quite a good actress, I thought just did acting on soaps for the money.
R8 is your aunt Bev Penberthy? I loved her. Such a wonderfully subtle, understated actress who was sadly ecliped by McKinsey and Wyndham during the show's golden years.
R8 is a regular here who takes questions from DLers, asks his Aunt Pat, and then reports back here.
Love your aunt. So beautiful
Ford and McKinsey were not in many scenes together. It was either Wyndham or Anne Meacham, who played Louise, but Meacham wasn't like that, I don't think.
Thanks for the compliments. Anyway, my Aunt Bev has no idea who tried to upstage Beverlee McKinsey (I spelled her name wrong in the previous post). Aunt Bev was rarely in a scene with Connie Ford. All contracted players on AW had set schedules. So my aunt and Connie Ford's scheduled never overlapped. For example, Connie Ford could have a schedule to go to tape from 9am-2pm. My Aunt and Beverlee McKinsey had a tape schedule of 2pm-7pm. Of course, the exception is a funeral, wedding or special episode that would require the entire cast to tape in one block. All soap stars hate rehearsing/taping weddings.
I remember her doing a terrific job in an old Twilight Zone episode, "Uncle Simon."
I always suspected the upstager was Gail Brown (Clarice Hobson). Her rather ditzy character lent itself to a lot of physical bits that could be interpreted by another actor as upstaging.
Anyone know if Connie's girlfriends were in the business?
Bev Penberthy was so pretty in an understated way. Loved her.
Hey now, this is my thread bitches. Enough with the Beverly Penberthy chatter.
Even death is a kick in the cunt, huh Connie?
Corrine Jacker was the write who wrote out Bev's character (Pat).
She needed her salary to populate Bay City with Black characters like Quinn Harding.