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Cloris Leachman: I almost did Ed Asner....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    ....but I did do Gene Hackman, and it was awesome.

    Her forthcoming memoir seems like it might be just trashy enough to pick up.

    Regarding Mean Gene:

    (S)he recalls bumping into Gene Hackman while both were shooting movies in San Francisco in the 1970s and dining with him at their hotel.

    "As we moved into the main course, it was as if a cosmic wind enveloped us. Some giant space magnet was pulling us together," Leachman writes. "We didn't finish the meal. We went upstairs, flew into bed and made love. It was epic. And the next morning, Gene went back to his film and I went back to mine. I haven't seen Gene since that night, but I remember well the feisty lad he was."

    Even better is the Ed Asner anecdote. Sadly, Cloris never got to find out first-hand what Lou Grant really thought about "spunk":

    "One day we made an agreement that I would have sex with him if he lost 32 pounds," Leachman writes of Asner. "He almost did it; he lost 29 pounds. We both got so disoriented at what we were facing that his weight shot back up, and our assignation never happened."

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Seriously? Two Academy Award winning actors have had no occasion to cross paths in 30-odd years? Not on a movie set, not at an awards show, nowhere?

    Then again, Leachman hasn't done much worth a damn since "The Muppet Movie" in 1979 ...
  3. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    If I'm Ed Asner, knowing about that deal with Cloris, I head out for a Big Mac and fries once I approach the 32-pound weight loss threshold ... :)
  4. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Does anyone really need to know this? Or want to?

    Unfortunately, I think I know the answers...
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    She is hilarious. I'd read the book.
  6. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    He vass my ... BOYFRIEND!!
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    The only surprise is the word "almost."
  8. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Cloris Leachman was the blonde prostitute Paul Newman nearly beds in Butch Cassidy before Sundance comes running back in the room to tell him Lord Baltimore and his crew are coming back. My point being, she used to be smoking hot.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    They were both in Young Frankenstein, right? Didn't Gene Hackman play the blind peasant? I suppose that doesn't mean they crossed paths on that set, but still.
  10. Chef

    Chef Active Member

  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    AAAIIIIEEEEEEE! Get the mental image out of my head now!
  12. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Lou Grant definitely dropped some lbs over the years on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Now we know why.

    And Phyllis (and Mary, and Rhoda) was hot. Her hilariousness only made her more so.
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