Hello, Marilu

Most of us, I suspect, remember Marilu Henner from her role as Elaine Nardo on Taxi, which ran for five years in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

Marilu Henner as Elaine Nardo

Louie DePalma (Danny DeVito) had it bad for Elaine, and generally we found this to be perfectly understandable.

She’s now doing a radio show, and at 63, she still cleans up nicely:

Marilu Henner in January 2016

Marilu Henner at the 2010 TV Land Awards

In her early days as a presumably struggling actress, Marilu did a local TV spot in which she did not technically appear: in the final version, you see only a bit of lingerie floating across the screen, through the wondrous power of the traveling matte. Or something. I’m not exactly sure how it was done circa 1970. One of these days I should probably ask her about that, since it’s a virtual certainty that she’ll remember every last detail:

By contrast, I couldn’t tell you what I had for dinner a week ago Tuesday.

2 comments

  1. Roger Green »

    13 March 2016 · 7:19 am

    I REMEMBER the 60 Minutes piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zTkBgHNsWM

  2. CGHill »

    13 March 2016 · 11:40 am

    I rely on you kind folk with better memories than mine. :)

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