In 1983, Zaritsky made a documentary for the CBC called I’ll Get There Somehow. The film portrayed 4 people suffering from different varieties of arthritis. True then as it is now, the film advised that arthritis is the number one cause of disability and it effects all ages. Narration was done by Gordon Pinsent.
If anyone could be considered Canadian acting royalty, it’s Pinsent. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, his acting roles are almost too numerous to mention, but memorably: The Red Green Show, The Shipping News and . In 2010, Pinsent’s comedic reading from Justin Bieber’s autobiography on This Hour Has 22 Minutes went viral. At the time of this writing, Brigitte Berman is working on a documentary about Pinsent’s life.
Berman is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, who took home the Oscar in 1985 for her documentary film Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got. The jazz clarinetist then unsuccessfully sued Berman, claiming ownership in the film and hence tying up distribution for years. Helping Berman out of these legal troubles was fellow jazz enthusiast Hugh Hefner, whom Berman would later make another documentary called .
The pajama-wearing Playboy mogul knows a lot about starting intimate relationships, but maybe less so about how to end them. While Hefner is now married to model and TV personality Crystal Harris, who is 60 years his junior, it took him over a decade to divorce his previous bride Kimberley Conrad. Furthermore, even after his separation from Kimberley, he kept a large poster of her centerfold in his library…until his children expressed their discomfort with having to look at their own mother nakedly displayed.
Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad was married to Hefner for 9 years, and continued to live in an adjoining house on Playboy premises after their separation. In her time, Conrad is remembered for having made the Playboy mansion more child-friendly. Conrad is probably the only aristocratic Playboy bunny in history, having been knighted by Prinz von Anhalt, who accepted $500,000 from Hefner after the ceremony.
Prinz von Anhalt, Duke of Saxony
Prinz von Anhalt, aka Hans Robert Lichenberg, was a bank teller from Karlsruhe, Germany, who himself had bought his title from Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt, daughter-in-law of German Emperor Wilhelm II. In 2010, the Prinz announced his candidacy for Govener of California, but later withdrew due to his wife’s health issues. Who is his wife? None other than Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Starring in the original film , Gabor has worked over 4 decades in film and TV roles. She’s notorious for having been married 9 times, and for slapping a police officer in the face after giving her a ticket. When asked how she felt about possibly going to jail for the assault, she replied:
That would be wonderful. I’d have time to write my book.