September 29, 2021
I can pretty much do without Hollywood "stars" these days. They tend to think their opinons are important & they use their "celebrity" to force it down everyone else's throat. They don't seem to notice the cesspool of their industry & the ridiculous, tone deafness of their poor, poor lives. Only a million dollar home. Their jobs are as difficult as being in the military. Idiots.
But there are a few that seem like genuinely nice people & who are the best part of anythng they attempt. Some even outside of show business! Willie Garson seemed like one of those guys. He was on 'Sex & the City" as Carrie's friend Stanford Blache & was easily the best part of the show. And on 'White Collar', he played scene stealer Mozzy, an odd & loveable man with a distrust of all things establishment. Mozzy was adorable. He was in lots of other things too but those two were the most memorable for me.
Off screen, he was a single man who adopted a 9 year old son about 12 years ago, was an advocate for adopting older childeren & by all accounts was an ideal dad. Willie's friends sang his praises as a person & as a dad. And he's a frequent guest on game shows where people were paired with "celebs" & he's smart as a whip and kind. If I was evern on one of those shows, he'd be my first choice. as a partner.
I'm not a person to gush over celebrities. I think I probably made that clear. But I liked the man. Unfortunately he died last week at 57 from pancreatic cancer. It was announced by his heartbroken & loving 20 year old son. He was praised by all kinds of friends & fans. He sounded like on of the good guys. And the world is less kind because he's gone. May he RIP.