Richard always seemed very magnetic to me. They say she was the ruin of him.
He really did have an amazing talent and charisma and she, in her day, was breathtaking. I knew someone who went to a Hollywood premier and he said with a room full of gorgeous women, he couldn’t take his eyes off of Liz.
A woman I know whose whole family is in the movie business said that most of those people are unhappy.
I had the good fortune to spend a day with Richard, one during which he was relatively sober, but not too sober. He was with a good friend of mine, Erben Jenkins, a distant relative of Richard, whose real last name is also Jenkins. He is very charismatic, intelligent and gracious, one who would go out of his way to make little children and old ladies feel important, even though they weren’t part of the conversation.