My memories of Phillip Seymour Hoffman!

 

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Rest In Peace

I arrived in Palma Mallorca yesterday and I just heard that my very favourite actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman just passed away at 46 .I first saw him in New York many years ago in 2 person play with John C Riley. Sitting in the front row of very small off Broadway theatre, I was in awe of his skill as an actor; I was just lost in the depth of emotion! He brought a Rawness and honesty to every performance whether it was Long Day’s Journey, Death of a Salesman or even Hunger Games, which I just saw last week!!!

I had the privilege of meeting him twice. Once when he was sitting behind me in a little off Broadway theatre watching a show he had directed. A second time when I turned 60. I was in NY at the box office buying ticket for Long Day’s Journey in the middle of the afternoon and who walked out of the stage door but Philip. In old jeans, a tee shirt that was too small with cigarette hanging out of his mouth, I was in awe!

I went over and mumbled something about my 60th birthday and how much I had enjoyed him and would he please give me his Autograph (never had I done this before). The problem was I had nothing for him to sign except street map of New York. we had to borrow a pen, but he was very gracious and patient as I was trying to get my act together (I was a mess)!

The map was framed and hung over my desk for many years until his signature faded with the sun. He was one of the special souls in the world .THANK YOU for the many hours of enjoyment you gave me over the years. I would fly to NY, just to see him perform in a play. MR HOFFMAN, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE! 
From a fan 
Betty
P.S he goes along side James Dean in my world!!!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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