Cass Fun Facts (You Probably Didn't Know)

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Cass Fun Facts (You Probably Didn't Know)

Postby roscoegino » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:45 pm

*Toward the end of her life, her favorite song was "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by the Stylistics.

*She bought her famous house on Woodrow Wilson Drive from Natalie Wood. Since then it has been owned at various times by Ringo Starr, Dan Ackroyd, and Beverly D'Angelo.

*Was a Girl Scout.

*During the 90s, actress Kathy Najimy tried to get a Cass Elliot bio-pic made, but failed to garner serious interest from studios.

*Cass once paid a sizable tax bill to the IRS in the form of pennies.

*A close friend of producer Julia Phillips who became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

*Her funeral was attended by over 400 people.

*Lost 110 pounds in the late 60s taking on a special diet, but fell sick to several illnesses as a result.

*Owned a Porsche, a Harley, and an Aston Martin.

*At one time she owned two dogs and fifteen cats.

*Made an album with Electric Flag that was never released.

*As one of the singers of "California Dreamin'", Cass actually preferred life on the East Coast and London.

*Cass dated TV game show pioneer Chuck Barris towards the end of her life.

*According to a 1978 interview, singer Harry Nillson, who owned the London flat Cass occupied until her death, heatedly claimed her boyfriend George Caldwell remained in the unit three months after she died.
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Re: Cass Fun Facts (You Probably Didn't Know)

Postby Rbcsoup » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:19 am

Those are some great choice tidbits, roscoegino. Some are more founded in fact than others...but as Cass said, "In the end we'll be the ones who have the legend."

Cass liked legend.
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