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July 03, 2007

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Bubbles Silverman -- RIP.

I'd comment, but we know how dangerous it can be for me to comment on one of your tributes to the recently deceased.

Damn, I had no clue she had just passed away. A grand lady she was. I think that I got hooked to opera because of her.

Danny,you're not the only person who wrote to celebrities. I just found a letter dated April 1977. (I was 15 1/2 years old.) It's a response I received from Carol Burnett, after having written to her. My letter had made mention of Beverly Sills because in her response, Carol writes: "I am especially pleased to know that our show with Helen Reddy and our "Special" with Beverly Hills made such a hit with you. We all loved working with both of them, and you can be sure that I will relay your nice comments to Helen and Beverly the next time we are together."
My parents used to call me into the living room whenever "Bubbles" made an appearance on TV -- she was a talent, indeed. May she rest in peace.

BTW, I'm just looking at the writing paper for the Carol Burnett Show; the phone number for them, or perhaps CBS was a nice, easy number (213) OLive 1-2345. Wonder who'll answer that number now...

I've never been a huge opera fan. My mother was, and she introduced me to Beverly Sills. What a wonderful tribute.

My brother-in-law plays in the lincoln center ballet and opera orchestras. In the decades he's been there, w plenty of bad mouthing of many managers, artists, and others, i've heard nothing but admiration and respect for beverly. It's affirming of basic values (and not much money growing up) that a person who spent her earliest years sharing a cramped brooklyn apartment (she slept in the same room as her parents, and her brother was on the living room couch), and then had her share of tragedy and insult would retain her humanity and do acts of charity till the last breath.

may her memory be a blessing.

Aww, that was touching. I am not a big opera fan, but I can see that Beverly Hills definitely had talent! May she rest in peace.

Whoops. Correction: Beverly Sills. Where the heck was my mind at?

Beverly Sills was my world and I absolutely adored her! I used to steal any magazine that had a photo or article on Beverly from our Johannesburg Music Library. These were all pasted into 3 volumes of "Pete Adores Beverly Sills" clippings.
Beverly wrote to me in South Africa and when she was busy,her husband Peter would do the letter writing. I cherish these letters and just wish I had kept up the correspondence!
The only thing that eases the pain of her passing away is that at least I lived during her lwhat a joy it was for me!!ifetime and

Beverly Sills was my world and I absolutely adored her! I used to steal any magazine that had a photo or article on Beverly from our Johannesburg Music Library. These were all pasted into 3 volumes of "Pete Adores Beverly Sills" clippings.
Beverly wrote to me in South Africa and when she was busy,her husband Peter would do the letter writing. I cherish these letters and just wish I had kept up the correspondence!
The only thing that eases the pain of her passing away is that at least I lived during her lifetime and what a joy it was for me!!

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