By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
Published: March 28, 2008
Ten years in the making, “Hats Off” is a documentary tribute to the 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell, one of those people for whom the word “individual” seems especially apt.
Widowed at 65 by a husband who left only unpaid bills and fond memories, the indomitable Ms. Weddell saw an opportunity to follow her passion. “I love illusion,” she says, describing an acting career that has paid her bills for almost three decades. From “Law & Order” to “Sex and the City,” from vampire movies to cheese commercials, this remarkable woman has compiled a résumé that defies the industry’s rampant ageism. And while her aristocratic looks and powerhouse personality — and an elegant way with a cigarette holder — have no doubt contributed to her success, so too has a willingness to work 14-hour days and fight for roles.(NYT)
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