1967: Can Liz and Dick match Paula and Dick?

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Sept. 28, 1967

GOOD MORNING: Can Liz and Dick match Paula and Dick — Benjamin that is? The latter duo is “He & She”-pacted via a joint TV contract. And that’s the way their future’s skedded , professionally and otherwise. Miss Prentiss and spouse are plotting a feature — not based on the series . “We’re looking for a film like the one Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach did, ‘The Tiger Makes Out’,” says Benjamin . “I guess we should look in the Burtons’ garbage pail for leftovers.” … Burton, by the way, asked Joanna Shimkus, who plays Liz’s sec’y in “Goforth,” to be his next leading lady in “Where Eagles Dare.” The Burtons also invited the ex-Canadian cover girl to join ’em today in Paris for the Opera House opening of their “The Taming of the Shrew.” And Universal wants to ink Miss Shimkus to a long termer result of “Goforth.”… (2007 Update: Benjamin recalls, “When I was doing ‘The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker’ in 1971, Joanna asked if her fiance could visit on the set.” Of course, said Benjamin. The “fiance” was Sidney Poitier and the Benjamins and Poitiers have remained good friends through these four decades. In 1988, Benjamin directed Poitier in “Little Nikita” … Richard and Paula have often teamed on screen and stage during their 46 years of marriage. The duo was also joined by son Ross on stage in “All My Sons” and Paula and their daughter Prentiss just wound “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” onstage in Lansing, Mich. Dick says, “The family that acts together — stays together.”)

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