Monday, 20 February 2012
have you married the descendents of lucille ball and king william iv?
I bet you haven't, but Linda Purl has. She married Desi Arnaz Jr when she was 25 and Alexander Cary when she was 38. He is the some-greats-grandson of Amelia FitzClarence, of William IV's illegitimate FitzClarences, an ex-Scots guard and a successful television writer.
She's only had four husbands. Magda Gabor had six, including one of Zsa Zsa's, George Sanders, who you may remember as the heel in Rebecca, which I finally saw yesterday. He said: 'I never really thought I'd make the grade. And let's face it, I haven't.' On the other hand, he was the voice of Shere Khan and the inspiration for Hercules Grytpype-Thynne.
Via Marbury over there on the right, I read the fantastic obit of John Fairfax:
At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To please his mother, who did not take kindly to his being a pirate, he briefly managed a mink farm, one of the few truly dull entries on his otherwise crackling résumé*, which lately included a career as a professional gambler.
And in other news: 'A teenaged Texas beauty queen accused by contest sponsors of infractions including gaining too much weight by eating tacos was stripped of her crown on Wednesday.'
* In my opinion, the writer of this obituary has never managed a mink farm.