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  •  I wasn’t named until I was 5 years old. I was given the moniker “Donavan” by Santa Claus. In July. Until that fateful yuletide summer, I was called “Baby.” I shared this name with the family dog, a freakishly small and very cute Yorkshire terrier.
  • My family celebrated Christmas all year long. At Valentines, we’d adorn the branches of our 12 foot Noble Fir with construction paper hearts. In April there would be eggs and bunnies. On the Fourth of July, we would stick unlit sparklers and flags into the bone dry branches, much to the dismay of the housekeeper and the fire marshall.
  •  I learned how to make a hot fudge sundae from Ray Bradbury, how to shoot a sniper rifle from Princess Leia’s brother and how to make a dirty martini from Dean Martin. Rosemary Clooney taught me how to crack an egg.
  • When I was a youngling, I met Kermit The Frog and his dad, Jim Henson. Jim smelled like powdered doughnuts and gave me a huge hug. Kermit was much greener than I had even imagined. It’s not easy, you know.
  • My fairy God Father was Frank Sinatra. Literally. He introduced my parents and they were hitched within a year of meeting.
  • I wore a cape under my elementary school uniform. It was red. I also carried a quilted lambskin Chanel purse that my mother helped me pick out at Saks. It went well with the cape.
  • My childhood nanny is now a world renowned threat assessment and stalking expert who has protected everyone from pop stars to Presidents.
  • I booked my first acting gig when I was 5 and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 6. I was a working actor for more than 30 years. It is the only thing I’ve done longer than photography and it will always be a part of me. I understand what it feels like to be on the other side of the camera.
  • I read Vogue, not just the American version, but the international ones as well. I agree with Coco Chanel, ‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’
  • I love to visit graveyards and I always feel a deep sense of comfort at funerals. “Harold & Maude” is my favorite film of all time. If you want to sing out, sing out. And if you want to be free, be free. ‘Cause there’s a million things to be. You know that there are.
  • I’m not a morning person, but I love the light it brings, like a love letter from the heavens. So, occasionally, I set an alarm. I hate alarms, but sometimes rules were meant to be broken.
  • I believe that what goes around, comes around; I believe we’re all in it together.

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