Since I was a small child, television featured prominently in my life. I have clear and special memories of time spent with my grandfather watching two specific television shows – M*A*S*H* and Murder, She Wrote. It was because of this time spent together as a family and with these shows that when it came time to name my blog, I decided on Talia, She Wrote.
But my obsession/infatuation does not stop with just watching the shows with family. As a young actor, I always admired Angela Lansbury. To me, she was the epitome of grace, poise, and talent. She was pigeon-holed early on in her acting career but she still went on to have much success. She also was not often recognized for her achievements and her skill. This was something that I felt we had in common.
To only enhance the love I had of her, my Bat Mitzvah was themed “Bat Mitzvah, She Wrote” and we invited Angela Lansbury (who sadly had a commitment and could not make it). But even as I have grown and matured as a woman and an actor, my role model has never changed. It is a dream of mine to see Angela Lansbury on Broadway and perhaps to meet her one day soon.
So that is why this is Talia, She Wrote.