My "Harmony Sister." That's what we always called each other. I only just learned, somehow, of Elizabeth's passing FOUR WEEKS LATER! today, from Walt Jones, who directed us together in Neil Simon's "Fools" @ Alaska Rep. in 1982. We were roommates on our fantastic 3-month tour of the state. I got my Equity card thereby; she was a few years out of Yale Drama School. We kept up our so-special-to-me friendship for 32 years, seeing each other quite often and exchanging emails ... I was lucky enough to see her perform, after Alaska, in "Cloud 9" O-Bway; playing the lead in "Wit" @ Milwaukee Rep. in 2000; in a Lanford Wilson in Philly, mid-1980s; and in many TV/film roles. She generously tended to give me tickets to B'way shows she was understudying ... We kept going to shows and museums together right up to the present time ...
Elizabeth was a ... I can't find the words. SO talented. SO smart. - Such an inspiration. SUCH A BRIIIIIIILLIANT, sparkling sense of humor. A private person, so ...thus, I hadn't even known she was ill. (I just can't believe that ...)
I am just devastated right now.
Rest in such BEAUTIFULLY-earned peace now, you angel. Clarence, Kate ... the Norment family. I send you so many loving thoughts. We all were SO lucky yo have had her in our lives. What a loss. Thank you, smart, special "OK-Excellent" (that was our watchword) Harmony Sister.
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