Natalie Wood makes a special appearance on the Bob Hope Chevy Show, 1957.
Favorite film: Broadway Melody of 1940
"I can no longer apologize to Joan, I hope my apology will mean something to those of you who love her most. Some of you may know me, or of me…I was one of Christina’s closest friends for over 25 years. I blindly went along with her nonsense, without question, or thought, or regard for what she did to defame one of the most talented actresses in the world, who worked her whole life to entertain people, and make them happy. I am no longer speaking to Christina, partly because of the person she has become. Yes, there was abuse in that house, but I honestly believe that Joan was at her wits end with what to do with this horrible, stubborn, ungrateful adopted child. I’m at my wits end with what to do with this horrible, stubborn, ungrateful 75 year old woman. Except that I can walk away. Joan couldn’t. My mother [Patty Andrews] was very famous too. She died last year, and though my life was not all sunshine and lolly pops either-I could have written a book-I chose to consider every show, song or movie that she did, as a badge of honor, and pride, that I was lucky enough to be a part of. I would no more write a book full of crap, and "poor me-s" now that she is dead, and deprive the world from knowing her as the legend that she and her sisters were. That is the chicken shit way. So Miss Joan Crawford- I have always loved your acting. I am sorry I did not defend you, when you were no longer here to defend yourself. I am sorry that I participated in Christina’s hateful attempt to destroy your legacy. And more than anything, I am sorry that your good deed caused you so much pain. Iva Bernice (Christina’s birth mother whom I tracked down for her about 20 years ago- pre computer) dodged a bullet. I’m sorry Miss Crawford that you didn’t."- Pam DuBois.
Favorite film: The Philadelphia Story (1941)
Angela Lansbury has been made a dame at Windsor Castle today
Dame Angela, who was previously awarded a CBE, was born in Poplar, east London, but moved to the US during the Second World War after the death of her father Edgar, who was a politician.
Her award is for services to drama and to charitable work and philanthropy.