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Andrea Martin is living in the moment these days
Andrea Martin is living in the moment these days

Comedians may be known for their frenetic personalities, but as Andrea Martin descends the Santa Monica hotel staircase, she slowly takes in the foggy ocean view through a wall of glass. "Mmm, just beautiful, right?" she says, settling into a plush chair before popping back up to take a different seat. "This one has a better view. Gorgeous." That presence of mind — "living in the moment," Martin says — is her modus operandi these days. At 67, having clocked nearly 40 years of performing onstage as well as on the big and small screens, the Second City and "SCTV" alum has brought that joie de vivre to her Tony-winning role of Berthe in...

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