May 29, 2016 - Hour 2
ELLEN GEER, accomplished actress from such films as "Harold and Maude," "Clear and Present Danger" and "Phenomenon," is our featured guest this Sunday night. ELLEN has worked continuously for 46 years in television and motion pictures since making her debut in Richard Lester's "Petulia" in support of Julie Christie and George C. Scott. Probably best remembered for her turn as the committed actress who is lined up as the third (and last) date for Harold by his mother in the cult classic "Harold and Maude," ELLEN has played character and supporting parts in scores of movies and television shows. Some of her other film credits include "Hard Traveling," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," "Phenomenon" and "The Odd Couple ll." Her television roles have been regular and plentiful, including recurring roles on classic shows such as "The Jimmy Stewart Show," "CHiPs," "Falcon Crest," "Dallas," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Desperate Housewives," and guest appearance in such recent hits as "CSI," "NYPD Blue," "Nip/Tuck," "Charmed," "7th Heaven," "Supernatural," "The Mentalist," "Criminal Minds" and "Castle." Since 1978, ELLEN has been the artistic director of Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, where she helped the theater develop from a Sunday afternoon workshop performing Shakespeare to a professional repertory theater company now in its seventeenth season with a negotiated Actors Equity Contract. She has produced and directed over 50 Theatricum productions, including plays by Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Chekhov and Thornton Wilder, as well as Greek classics. She created the Academy of the Classics for Theatricum in 1976, which now houses an intensive Shakespeare seminar, scene study classes, teen classes and the popular Youth Drama Camp. She helped develop School Days, a field trip educational program for young people now in its 30th year, which brings over 10,000 Los Angeles school children to Theatricum each spring and fall, and co-developed Classroom Enrichment, which brings actor/teachers and programs into the classroom to work with English teachers. ELLEN was an also associate professor at U.C.L.A. teaching Shakespeare to graduate students in the theater department for 15 years. Hear our live interview with ELLEN GEER this Sunday evening on KRLA 870AM!