Violet of Willy Wonka fame has passed after a seizure at age 62. Im the weirdo who loves the score to Lolita my Love so here comes my tribute.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2w53HG7K3gAI wonder what it was like for her to play this very difficult role at such a young age. Sometimes the recording is hard to listen to because she sounds so young, and we associate her with the very childish character of Violet. I always wanted to ask her about her role here but I guess that isnt going to happen.With how much people love Denises biggest (in every sense) movie, youd think wed have gotten a better broadway version but I guess not...
As tragic as Ms. Nickerson’s passing is, the real tragedy is what her son and daughter-in-law have gone through since Ms. Nickerson’s stroke a year ago. Her son has had to work two jobs just to make ends meet. Her daughter-in-law had to quit her job to take care of Ms. Nickerson at home full time. Now, after her passing, the two have had to create a Go Fund Me page to carry out Ms. Nickerson’s wishes of being cremated as well as the costly hospital bills. This is how “great” our country is. I loved Ms. Nickerson for years on Dark Shadows, and films like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the TV film The Neon Ceiling with Ms, Lee Grant. Ms. Nickerson also appeared in a musical version of Lolita called Lolita, My Love with Dorothy Loudon. It closed in Boston in 1971. The whole situation makes me more than sad.
Some good news about this sad situation. I checked their Go Fund Me page and they have raised over $16,000 so far. Their goal was $10,000.
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