A Tribute to Phoebe Cates

A really lovely tribute to her. Surprisingly moving. Amazing how sometimes people become important to us … maybe not the major stars of the day, or the Oscar winners … but someone who, when we look back, we can see our whole lives. Someone we associate with simpler times, innocence, simple enjoyment. Or maybe an actor/performance that came along at the right time, giving you a message of hope, whatever. Something that comes to you before you get cynical. I have those loves, too. Ralph Macchio is one, but there are so many more.

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12 Responses to A Tribute to Phoebe Cates

  1. Lisa says:

    Oh, Zack Galligan. Whither art thou? ::heavy sigh::

    Ms. Cates was CONSTANTLY on the cover of Seventeen when I was in school, and I thought she was utterly beautiful. Still do. But less said about Lace? WFT? “Which one of you bitches is my mother?” Classic.

  2. red says:

    WFT!! hahahaha

    A good friend of mine was just in a movie with Mr. Galligan. He is alive and well and cuter than ever!!

  3. Jeremy says:

    Thanks so much for the nice comments on my article about Phoebe…and for providing a link. I really appreciate it and I am glad you enjoyed the article…thanks again.

  4. red says:



    He’s blogging!

  5. Lisa says:

    WFT is the new teh.

    Please tell me your friend is Carlos Leon.

  6. red says:

    Jeremy – no, thank you!! Wonderful post, really made me think back on my old favorites as well.

  7. red says:

    Lisa – hahahahahahaha No, not Carlos!! Jen McCabe – one of my dearest friends. She played the female lead.

  8. red says:

    (Well, the lead after Lucie Arnez, that is.) She plays the one juror who won’t budge, a la 12 Angry Men.

  9. Lisa says:

    Very cool.

    Tell B that my niece loved loved L.O.V.E.D. Enchanted, and has seen it, like, five times. (She’s 11, the veritable target audience, but still).

  10. red says:

    Lisa – I will definitely tell him!!

  11. Marisa says:

    I’ve always had a real fondness for Cates. Her and Meg Tilly. Women who, at least to me, lit up a screen, were fine actors and seemed to just glow with promise but chose to retire young and live admirably private lives.

    I’ve seen almost everything Cates has done, but I just loved Shag. To me that was HER film. I watched it again and again. I quizzed my mom on the accuracy of the portrayal of South Carolina set during her youth. I LOVE that Cates’ character was named “Carson” (names don’t get more old south than the ones used that film). I also think it was Scott Coffey’s most perfect role ever. Kind of nuts about that film.

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