petzipellepingo (petzipellepingo) wrote in westsidestory,

Yesterday at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS four of the actor/dancers from the 1961 film were their promoting their book, “Our Story.”

As soon as I saw them I started to shake. I walked up to them and began crying and told them how much it meant to me that I was able to meet them and speak to them. They asked me how old I was and I told them I was 19 and Bert Michaels (Snow Boy) said, “I have socks older than you!” They were so nice and they hugged me and took a picture with me. David Bean (Tiger and the one holding my hand in the picture) spoke with me for quite a while and he gave me a bunch of advice and great anecdotes about working with Jerry Robbins and Mary Martin on Peter Pan when he was 14. He was really sweet and really inspirational and I couldn’t be more grateful for him taking the time to speak to me. I will never forget it.

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Left to right : Eddie Verso, Harvey Evans, David Bean & Bert Michaels
Tags: 1961 film, bert michaels, books, david bean, eddie verso, harvey evans, the jets, the sharks
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