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Edward Herrmann Turns 71 Today

Edward Herrmann and Glenn

Happy Birthday to Edward Herrmann. He turns 71 today. He’s also one of my favorite actors. I meant him once and in true Glenn Pitcher fashion, I put my size 13 into my mouth….Maybe that’s why I have a big mouth because I’m always putting my foot in it.

If the name doesn’t sound familiar, you’ll probably recognize his face.  He’s been nominated for several Emmy’s. He even won an Emmy for his guest appearance on ‘The Practice.’ He’s had several Tony nominations as well. I’ve been a fan of his ever since he played Goldie Hawn’s husband in ‘Overboard.’

He’s been in over 100 movies and commercials and has done several voice overs including work for the History Channel. He also appeared in a episode of ‘MASH’ in 1980, of course I would know that. When I meant him, I debated on saying I loved him in that episode of MASH.

I even thought of saying something about his VW commercials, I’m glad I didn’t because he did Dodge commercials.  I should have said “Hi, It’s nice to meet you” instead I did something worse….Thus the big mouth.

I told him how much I enjoyed seeing him on ‘Boston Legal’ when he played the Professor of one of the main characters of the show. I was thinking of ‘Denise’ played by Julie Bowen.  He said “Thank you very much.”

So I asked him what it was like off camera with the likes of William Shatner and James Spader.  That’s when he informed me he wasn’t on the show but the show that lead to it, ‘The Practice.’  He played the Professor of Lindsay Dole played by Kelli Williams…So I was close.

AHHHHHH, I did it again.  One of these days, I’ll double check my facts.  I’m glad I got the picture first. So once again, I’ll be remembered by a celebrity for saying something that wasn’t quite right.

When I meet Travis Tritt, I asked how his wife Rhonda was.  Rhonda is Trace Adkins wife, Travis’s wife is Theresa.

Happy 71st birthday, Mr Herrmann. I hope to meet you again soon and I promise just to say “Hi.”

 

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