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Because I found my spiritual path and that was in Los Angeles. And I had been pronounced dead in And so I was searching for some kind of spiritual path that would keep me completely centered and grounded. And I found it in the late '60s, early '70s. And that led me to California, to Los Angeles. It's called the Move-- Ron Russell: So explain to me what does one have to do to win the Independent Spirit Award?
Well, the Independent Spirit Awards gives an award for best film, best actor, best actress from all the independent films, nothing to do with studios. So when I did "Anna" which you mentioned in your introduction that I was the second person in history to win that award. I think Geraldine Page had won the year before. Today you can't even shoot a minute of film for that. So we were very lucky, weren't we?
And I always remembered Ernest Borgnine and Marty. Well, I think you're better than Ernest Borgnine [laughter]. You're a hell of a lot prettier to look at. You know my great love for Shelley Winters. I didn't see you actually at her 85th birthday party.
How come you weren't there? I was filming a movie. Because I figured you'd be there. Yeah, I was at every other one. Shelley Winters Ron Russell: We had a great one with Shelley. They had a big fight, had a very big fight years ago. So Shelley said, "Why did you bring her here? I thought you might have known her. She called me a tramp and said I slept with everybody to get movie parts. So I met Shelley in the early '60s at the Actors Studio and she adopted me. And I became her assistant.
I taught her all of her lines for all of those great movies you saw her in. And she taught me everything I know about staying in the industry even if you're not dependent on a man.
So at the age of 18, I was a union member of all three unions. And she taught me to read the newspapers every day because you had to be politically aware. That was very important to her. I remember when she had dinner with Martin Luther King. I was saying that she invited me to dinner with herself and Martin Luther King and his wife, Corrinne, and that was sort of symptomatic and symbolic of my life with Shelley, that I kind of met everybody in Hollywood through her and all I had to do was to be her trusty assistant.
And somewhere in the 70s, we decided that I was her goddaughter and she was my godmother and I'm happy to say that-- Ron Russell: That is so sweet. In her later years, I became her caretaker, right up until she died.
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And I produced her memorial. Shelley Winters in her younger years Ron Russell: I went to the hospice to see her, actually, the day before she died. And she was very frail and I was upset because Ladd-- what's her name? Diane Ladd sent her a Christmas tree. And every Christmas ball had on it one of Shelley's movies. Well, when Diane walked in, she said, "We're Jewish.
Get that out of here. Shelley was very upset.
Shelley told me she never wanted to be buried, she wanted to be cremated, and her daughter went ahead and buried her. So nothing that Shelley wanted, her daughter did. Now, when we were having our grieving period for Shelley, the daughter didn't want any of us to attend. No one from Hollywood was allowed. So I just wanted to put that in about her daughter. I remember being asleep one morning and I picked up the phone and it was-- oh, James Bond, Sean Connery.
Sean Connery, oh yeah. She loved-- ohhh [laughter]! And he was telling me he couldn't make the memorial but he wanted to talk about Shelley.
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And I was blown away, being woken by Sean Connery's voice on the phone. And he loved her. Oh, yeah, he certainly did. So, there you go, Sean Connery! I just got chills when you said that.
Yeah, well, she didn't think anything of telling all the gay guys how hung they were and how sexy they were. Now, her ex-husband, I knew. And he was a sweetie pie. But he didn't have anything bad to say about her, but he didn't have anything good to say about her. So he was a nice fellow. I liked him a lot. Did you know him well? I never met Victorio her first husband. But she had this boyfriend Jerry and right before she died she wanted me to marry the two of them. So I did in the hospital room and-- Ron Russell: Actually, he really wasn't her boyfriend.
He was a good friend. Yeah, but he was really just her friend, her really good friend.
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She could have left him more but he's a sweetheart. I loved her that way. Yeah, Shelley was my everything. She was my mentor. She taught me everything and mostly-- I'm going on my 58th year of acting and she taught me how to do that, how to endure and, like I said, be independent.
A tough broad from Brooklyn Ron Russell: Oh, she was quite a broad from Brooklyn. So the two of us were tough. Shelley Winters gave me Marilyn Monroe's fuck me shoes which were open toe, open back, green silk oriental shoes which I wore until they turn into dust. Shelley and I would curse each other out. We had little love fights. I would tell her she's crazy, she'd tell me to shut up. Stuff like that which never upset me. You know Shelley how she was. I loved her much.
I really did love Shelley Winters.
So how did you find working for her? Well, I got balled out a lot but that came with the territory.
She got me into the actor's studio when I was very young. I brought Robert Deniro to meet her and then he-- and then she got him in the film Bloody Mama which was his first Hollywood film.
And he and I dated for a while and we'd hang out with Shelley and it was a great time in theatrical history, the 60's and the Actor's Studio and Al Pacino was there and Deniro and Dustin Hoffman. All of the buildings visible in this picture were destroyed by fire five years later. The first such boom, covering the early years of the city, rode on the lumber industry.
During this period the road now known as Yesler Way won the nickname "Skid Road," supposedly after the timber skidding down the hill to Henry Yesler 's sawmill. The later dereliction of the area may be a possible origin for the term which later entered the wider American lexicon as Skid Row.
InAsians were 4. Seattle had achieved sufficient economic success that when the Great Seattle Fire of destroyed the central business district, a far grander city-center rapidly emerged in its place.
In a short time, Seattle became a major transportation center. On July 14,the S. Portland docked with its famed "ton of gold," and Seattle became the main transport and supply point for the miners in Alaska and the Yukon. Few of those working men found lasting wealth. However, it was Seattle's business of clothing the miners and feeding them salmon that panned out in the long run. Along with Seattle, other cities like EverettTacomaPort TownsendBremertonand Olympiaall in the Puget Sound region, became competitors for exchange, rather than mother lodes for extraction, of precious metals.
Inyear-old James E. Other Seattle companies founded during this period include Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer. The subsequent retrenchment led to the Seattle General Strike ofthe first general strike in the country. Seattle was mildly prosperous in the s but was particularly hard hit in the Great Depression, experiencing some of the country's harshest labor strife in that era.
Violence during the Maritime Strike of cost Seattle much of its maritime traffic, which was rerouted to the Port of Los Angeles. However, Seattle faced massive unemployment, loss of lumber and construction industries as Los Angeles prevailed as the bigger West Coast city. Stationed outside Seattle, the Hooverville housed thousands of men but very very few children and no women.
With work projects close to the city, Hooverville grew and the WPA settled into the city. Using newspapers and journals Working Woman and The Woman Today, women pushed to be seen as equal and receive some recognition.
As schools across Washington lost funding and attendance, the UW actually prospered during the time period. While Seattle public schools were influenced by Washington's superintendent Worth McClure,  they still struggled to pay teachers and maintain attendance. Under favorable weather conditions, scenic vistas of the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Mountains can be viewed from hilltops and strategically positioned high-rise buildings within the incorporated city.
The city lies between Lake Washington to the west and the smaller Lake Sammamish to the east. Much of Bellevue is drained by the Kelsey Creek watershed, whose source is located in the Larsen and Phantom Lake green belt and whose outlet is near where Interstate 90 meets Lake Washington's eastern shore.
The city is bisected by Interstate running north-south, and the southern portion is crossed from west to east by Interstate The State Route freeway roughly delineates the upper reaches of Bellevue. South of I, the city continues up Cougar Mountainat the top of which lies is an unincorporated King County location called Hilltop.
Bellevue is bordered by the cities of Kirkland to the north and Redmond to the northeast along the Overlake and Crossroads neighborhoods.