Sunday, July 20, 2008

Feeling Peter Pannish

I saw Mama Mia on Friday and the sense of camaraderie made me cry while I was laughing and chair dancing. It made me think of putting together this post. Here are some women who I would like to grow up to be if I am ever fortunate enough to grow up without getting too adult.

Kelly Bishop
Sharon Gless
Sally Field
Annie Potts
Christine Baranski
Helen Mirren
The aforementioned Holly Hunter
And of course, Meryl Streep


  1. Miss G. and I are going to see MM today-we can't wait! I love Sharon Gless because my grandfather, God rest his soul, thought she was the sexiest woman alive-we were devoted fans of Cagney and Lacey, though I was more a Lacey girl.

  2. Anonymous9:58 AM

    How did Holly Hunter allow herself to be in the execrable TV show?

  3. People used to always tell me I was part sharon gless part jean smart. I'll take that. and any of the leftovers of this post that you don't turn into...I will have as well.

    frankly, though. . . you are quite perfect. just as you are.

  4. Since I can't even dream of growing up to be Helen Mirren, I'll choose Annie Potts. I quote her from Pretty in Pink at least weekly. And it's 2008.

    I'll also aspire to be Stockard Channing, thank you very much. As Rizzo, or as Mrs. Bartlett.

  5. I aspire for Kathrine Hepburn. But if we are talking current I am all about Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep.

  6. Mrs. G, let me know what you think about it, please!

    Z, Sharon Gless & Jean Smart are pretty darned good to be compared to, I think. I've been really enjoying Smart on Samantha Who lately.

    JRH, well, you know about my history with Stockard Channing so I'll leave her to you. :)

    Oh Hepburn. Sigh.

  7. I loved the show! I loved it. And I felt the girl friend love too and cried the whole movie.
    The power of us, women, amazing!

  8. Who are we kidding?
    I'm so Charlotte Rae it isn't even funny.

  9. Gert, I totally didn't expect that of the movie. It wasn't true of the play really but I felt it so completely in the movie version.

    Oh Chrome, that is a worthy mentor, very worthy. Did you hear about Estelle Getty? God, miss her already.