In his new book “Dropped Names,” the distinguished American actor
Q: Why write about other people?
A: It all started with my writing about my memories of
Q: We generally think of namedroppers as pretentious bores. Yet here you are with a whole book along those lines.
A: Ha! As an actor, you find yourself with remarkable people. I came up with 110 names, and then whittled it down to 66 or so. When it was all put together, I decided there was no other name for it. They had all dropped dead and I was dropping their names. Why call it anything else?
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