Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! It's so fun to be able to look back at some of these experiences.
The Hollywood Collectors Show was such a great day. I had so much fun. It is such a privilege for me to be able to connect with all of the people who have been supporters of my acting career since the beginning. They have watched me grow from a little girl to the person I am today. From Nanny and The Professor, Hello Larry, Escape to Witch Mountain, Tuff Turf, and now to RHOBH! Some of them feel as if they know me and being on a show like this has really given my fans a glimpse into what my life is really like.
It’s a really special feeling to know that after all these years people still respect me for what I am first and foremost -- an actress. I feel so loved and I honestly can say I feel a love for them as well.
Seeing Jimmy McNichol was awesome. I just couldn't believe when he walked over. He was one of my teen crushes. Jimmy’s sister, Kristy, and I worked together in the past. We performed on the Michael Landon Telethons and even put a music group together with our sisters. Yes, don't laugh too hard but we all used to sing together. We also attended the same school that was meant for kids with careers. However we didn’t attend regularly because of work. On one particular day at school I happened to see Jimmy there and he grabbed my butt! I couldn't have been more than 15, and this was of course the first time anyone had ever done this to me. So naturally I went home and put it in my journal. It was supposed to be private. But you know how sisters can be. Kyle dug it out and shared it with the whole family. . .For the last 35 years! I have never been able to escape The Roar of the Lion!
Over the years I've had the most amazing gifts from my fans that come not only from their hearts but hold so much sentimental value. Like my turtle pin! This was her grandmother's! Did you see how her mother cried when her daughter gave me the pin? It was so touching. Also, when the lady wanted me to hold Elias, the baby puppy. She's been very sick with cancer and Elias has been with her the whole time and means the world to her. The fact that she wanted ME to hold him and to take a picture was really touching. It is moments like this that make me so grateful for my job. From real babies to puppies to turtle pins, and so many others. You have no idea some of the very strange requests I've gotten. But I have to say I absolutely love being a part of these experiences! As I have shared before when people say to me, "You don't know what you've done for my life," I say back "You don't know what you've done for mine!" It's such a special feeling that I am so grateful for. I have the best fans in the world.