Sunday, December 7, 2008
A Class Apart
We love everything about Nina Foch. We love her classy-as-hell looks, her throaty voice, her obvious intelligence and opinionated manner. She's the poor man's Joan Fontaine, but without La Fontaine's early gallery of dithering, simpering ingenue roles to taint our perception of her. We are truly saddened to learn of her passing this Friday; we came across this lengthy, fascinating, prickly interview here. The then-82 year old Foch is exactly as we'd want her to be: brutally honest, fiercely intelligent, often challenging, but in the end -- she offers a mea culpa for being a difficult subject -- very much a class act.
April 20, 1924 - December 5, 2008