Karen Black

Classic Hollywood: Paula Prentiss returns to the screen in a film close to her heart

Classic Hollywood: Paula Prentiss returns to the screen in a film close to her heart

Paula Prentiss thinks there’s a certain kismet that her first screen role in almost a decade is in a movie directed by Osgood Perkins.

She and her husband, Richard Benjamin, had appeared with Anthony Perkins, Osgood’s father, in the 1970 film “Catch-22.” Prentiss was pregnant with her son, Ross, at the same time Osgood’s mother, Berry Berenson, was pregnant with him.

“I was one of the first people to see him when he was born,” Prentiss recalled. “We shared family holidays through their early years. We’d go to their house and or they would come to ours. We always had a wonderful time because we had children the same...

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