[NOTE: This post was originally published on my version of this blog at the now-defunct Open Salon, on October 8th, 2011, one day after Diane Cilento’s passing. I’m including the original comments to my blog post, because why not?]
Let’s kick off the weekend with a short tribute to the late Diane Cilento, who passed away yesterday at the age of 78. The beautiful Ms. Cilento was both a Tony (Tiger at the Gates) and an Oscar (Tom Jones) nominee, and was also known for being Sean Connery’s ex-wife. Sadly, to this last point, there are uncomfortable accounts of his abominably abusive behavior towards her.