By Connie Passalacqua Hayman (Marlena De Lacroix)
My mother, Jeanne Passalacqua, passed away last Thursday, April 23, in Bronxville, N.Y from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 88.
My mother had two great passions in life: entertainment and education. She became totally devoted to movies during her Lower East Side Depression childhood. During World War II, she worked as a secretary at Warner Brother’s
An indefatigable student of all things cinema, she had instant recall of every actor, writer and director credit of every movie ever made, long before there was an imdb.com.
Times Square office in New York. Many stars visited the office, but she always told the story of the day the great English star Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver) came in. My mother said that Garson was exquisite, the most beautiful [Read more…]