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- August 21, 1989
- Vol. 32
- No. 8
Although Truman Capote's snitty society tell-all Answered Prayers alienated his friends and made his last days hell, the author's life story may turn out to be a saving grace for Robert Morse. The diminutive actor who has hardly been heard from since How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1967 is now starring in Tru, Vassar College's one-man show which is likely headed to Broadway. "This is my comeback and I'm scared to death," says Morse. "The last time I was on Broadway, the show died after 16 performances." Morse needn't worry about another early demise. He's getting raves. And the show itself captures Capote at his acid-tongued best—meaning his worst. Viz: Tru opens with the tiny terror receiving a pot of poinsettias for Christmas. "It would shock and appall me to know that someone I like would send me such a tacky thing," he grouses. "Poinsettias are the Bob Goulet of botany."
ALL ABOUT EVE
Chris Sizemore, the woman with multiple personality disorder who was the subject of the 1957 Oscar-winning movie, The Three Faces of Eve, Starring Joanne Woodward, has been embroiled in a suit with Twentieth Century Fox (PEOPLE, March 27, 1989). Sizemore, who claims she wasn't mentally competent when she signed over her film rights—past, present and future—to Fox in 1956, has written an autobiography detailing her complete recovery. Sissy Spacek has optioned the book. But when Fox informed Spacek that they own the rights to any sequels, Size-more sued. Now, Fox, according to Sizemore, has offered to settle. The company says it will let Spacek make her movie if Fox can make a comedy based on Eve starring Lily Tomlin. "This would not just hurt me but lots of people," says Size-more of Fox's offer. "Mental illness is not funny." Tomlin agrees mental illness is no joke, "I can understand Miss Sizemore's concern," she says. "I too am concerned. I have every intention of treating the subject with consciousness and compassion."
Audrey Hepburn is currently in Washington State shooting Steven Spielberg's first love story, Always (also featuring Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter). But guess which glamorous star was also offered her role? Trust us, you'll never get it: Sean Connery. Spielberg had asked his buddy to play Hap, an angel, in the updated version of the 1944 comedy-melodrama A Guy Named Joe. But Connery finally had to decline after re-checking his schedule. Ever resourceful, the director had already put in calls to a star he considered even more heavenly: Hepburn.
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