Beautiful

Today in history, in the year 1907, the so-called Ellis Island Immigration Center processed 11,747 people, more than on any other day. Yikes!  Welcome to America, exhausted travelers! Diseased people, step to the side!  Ah and no, no TB,sufferers thanks very much.

Oh and you people who do get in? We’ll spell your name wrong on the official documents just to keep you humble.

The picture above is of that center in its heyday.

But also on April 17, Olivia Hussey was born. She did the Franco Zeffirelli version of Romeo and Juliet in 1968, in which the lovers are portrayed as the children they were. This is Olivia here:

And here’s a sweet clip from that film, one of the first in which audiences saw two naked people in an amorous situation.

Interestingly enough I’m just now also seeing that Olivia Hussey also played Mother Teresa of Calcutta 35 years after she played Juliet, in a made-for-TV movie of the same name. I say ‘interesting’ because I was just taking of Mother Teresa here yesterday.

Watch this clip to see how lovely she still was in 2003 and reflect how the real Mother Teresa also shone with her own beauty. Stick with it long enough to hear her say that great thing at the end. I want to do that too.

Author: Terry Marotta

I am syndicated columnist, blogger and author who loves any chance to give talks about the ease of first-person writing.

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