s04e26 - Deadwood star Geri Jewell / Summer Movies 1997

Jun 28, 04:30 PM
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This week we welcome actress, author & comedian, Geri Jewell. She shares fun stories from her early days in stand up comedy, acting, and how she was cast in her roles as “Geri” on “The Facts of Life” and “Jewel” on “Deadwood”. We loved having her as a guest! 

Jewell shattered the glass ceiling for individuals with disabilities when she was cast by Norman Lear (Who is currently sponsoring her bid for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) in the hit series "The Facts of Life" and then again in the HBO series "Deadwood," and now the long awaited DEADWOOD film, based on the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning series is set in 1876 brings closure for fans by jumping forward 13 years to 1889. The film is available now on HBO, HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand. 

In addition, Geri is honored to appear in the upcoming feature film CAROL OF THE BELLS, co-starring friends and colleagues, Donna Mills, Lee Purcell and Donna Pescow, for director Joey Travolta and his Inclusion Films. The film is poised to disrupt the movie-making industry by dispelling mistaken myths about adults with unique developmental abilities and characteristics. On screen as well as off, given 70% of the crew was comprised of people with developmental disabilities. 

Carol of the Bell's Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DeqSWCfyx8 

Purchase Jerri's book "I'm Walking as Straight as I Can" here:

PLUS: We talk about what we’re watching and take a trip back to the Summer Films of 1997.

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