A FRIEND OF YORK SHARES INSIGHT...
What are some characteristics you remember dearly of her?
Always immaculate and very glamorous!
What was your friendship like?
Lovely. She mentored me. Giving me guidance with the do's and don'ts of Hollywood.
What did she pass on to you as an actress?
She gave me lots of tips. Not so much a teaching method, but tips about Marilyn. She did meet her [Marilyn] and was able to help me with the voice and some of her mannerisms off screen.
What about her did you find most appealing?
I loved her drive to the very end! She was the ultimate Hollywood glam! She was also very funny and that never changed, even when she was sick.
Any stories you hold of the two of you?
We were at our mutual friend Pepper Jay's birthday and sang happy birthday to her together as Marilyn.
Would you agree she enjoyed playing the villain, given that many memorable roles she plays the villainess?
Oh yes, she loved that role! Fun! She didn't say too much about it, but I know she loved it.
If you could describe her in one word, what would you say?
Glamorous. A wonderful Hollywood actress and a dear friend to many.
by Jessica Gonzalez Ferrer
Female Culture Storytelling