Sunday, June 09, 2013

I span three centuries

Today, I interviewed 9-year-old actress-singer Maisy Stella (above left) -- along with her sister and co-star, 13-year-old Lennon Stella (right) -- of ABC's Nashville. (The interview, appropriately enough, actually was in Nashville, during this week's CMA Festival.) Back in 1980, I interviewed Gloria Swanson -- then 81 -- while she was on tour to promote her autobiography. All of which means I now can say, truthfully, that I have interviewed celebrities born in three different centuries. Cowabunga. No wonder students occasionally ask me: "Professor Leydon, did you ever interview D.W. Griffith?"

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