Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fun Couples: Frieda Laye and Quinn Cummings

Family time at RuPaul's DragConv

So jealous that my good friend Frieda Laye attended RuPaul's DragCon in Los Angeles and got to worship at the altar of Quinn Cummings, who was nominated for an Academy Award for "The Goodbye Girl" at age 10 and then joined the cast of "Family" as Annie Cooper. (She didn't win the Oscar, but Richard Dreyfuss did for best actor, making him the youngest person to that point to ever win that top award ...at age 30!)

"Family" was always my mom's and my favorite show to watch together. Although she swears she didn't know I was gay, she always used to tell me that Willie (Gary Frank) reminded her of my brother Billy and that I reminded her of Buddy (Kristy McNichol) -- as if I were ever that butch!

1 comment:

Bart Kasper said...

I loved "Family"! That show tackled a LOT of issues prevalent at the time that other shows wouldn't dream of placing into a storyline!!

It was even more enjoyable when Quinn's character, Annie, came to live with the Lawrences.

I was 15 when it went off in 1980, but WGN-9 here in Chicago ran the reruns for many, many years!

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