it stars jennifer o'neill. i don't have anything against her. i just didn't mention her. she became famous with the summer of '42.
some people thought she was a good actress, some people didn't.
i found her highly effective in scanners.
however, i felt she was very talented in the tv show bare essence (not the mini-series, in the mini-series linda evans played the part) and i thought she was great in cover up. no, she was excellent in that role.
i mentioned my favorites in yesterday's post (like jennifer jason leigh) and i do know what it's like when you like an actor that a lot of people dog.
so, robert, i don't dog jennifer o'neill. there is 1 reason i did not mention her last night: i don't know how to spell her last name. i had to look it up for this post (i knew it wasn't 'o'neal'). and i'm lazy.
jennifer o'neill is a gorgeous woman, a strong actress and capable of some amazing performances. i really thought, after cover up, that they'd work hard to find her another series like that because she was so wonderful. she wasn't stefanie powers. stefanie has her own thing going on and she's great at it. but jennifer had her own thing too and could have been identified with a tv role the way stefanie is with jennifer hart (hart to hart) if they'd followed up on cover up. (her 1st co-star accidentally shot himself dead and her 2nd co-star was talented but he really didn't fit with the show. they went from a sexy brown haired, in-your-face guy, sexy hairy guy, to a blond, smooth guy who was more detached. they probably did so to avoid anthony hamilton having to try to match up to jon-erik hexum. but it didn't work for the show. anthony hamilton was talented but just not the right fit for the show.)
i never met jennifer o'neill but was at a party she was at - probably around the time she did 1 of the 2 tv shows. i can attest that she looked as beautiful in real life as she did on screen.
i'm sure she is a nice person and my apologies to robert for not mentioning his favorite actress. that is sincere, i'm not being sarcastic. i do know what it's like to think some 1 is amazing and have some disagree. (a film critic - now dead - a famous 1 was a friend of c.i.'s. she disagreed with me in the 80s about a male actor - i'm embarrassed to say who it was - and michelle pfeiffer who i felt were the two most interesting performers under 35 at that time. she thought michelle had talent but felt i was overpraising michelle - who hadn't yet made fabulous baker boys, et al. i was crushed forever and a day over that. especially over the guy who has had a long, long career and is still a big name.)
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'