Jack Palance

Once, in Los Angeles, for an early morning radio Christmas show, I was honored to perform on the same bill with Donny Osmond (who ate some of my cupcakes I had made for the backstage crew…and later asked for more because he said they were “super tasty!”), Meatloaf, Mel Torme (who I hugged and informed that “Cottage for Sale” always made me cry), Tower of Power Horns, Kenny Loggins…many others…and the inimitable Jack Palance read “The Night Before Christmas”….

Afterwards, I went up and asked him if I could get his autograph for my friend, Linda Jackson, and he snarled and said, “I don’t do autographs!”

It was so cool! I never forgot how powerful he was, just standing there by the breakfast table.

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