Tribune Sunday Magazine
November 20, 1986
By Cheryl Lavin
Birthplace: St. Louis.
Current home: New York City.
Marital status: Single.
Working on: "Perfect Strangers," on
ABC-TV Wednesday nights.
Worst date: In college in New Haven, Conn., I once
took a date to a scenic overlook. We arrived just in time to witness a
I stay home to watch: "American
Playhouse," on PBS.
The book I've been recommending lately is: "The
Bourne Supremacy," by Robert Ludlum.
Favorite pigout food: Sushi.
Favorite performer: Dustin Hoffman.
Personal hero: George McGovern.
I'd give anything to meet: Cyndi Lauper.
My fantasy is: Doing a season of really fine plays
and living with my family: my
mother, my two younger sisters and my girlfriend.
If I could change one thing, it would be: My diet.
I'd eat more healthy stuff
and less junk food like greasy tacos.
People who knew me in high school thought I was: A
My most irrational act: I once purchased a school
bus that had been outfitted
for camping. I quickly discovered there's no place in New Haven to park
such a vehicle.
My most irrational fear: That I'll never work
again. It's pretty irrational because I've worked constantly since I've
gotten out of Yale Drama School.
Superstition: I knock on wood a lot.
Especially when I say things like, "I've worked constantly since I've
gotten out of Yale Drama School."
The best time of my life: In 1983, when I was in a
production of "Waiting
for Godot" that won the Boston Critics Circle Award.
The worst time of my life: When my father died last
Behind my back my friends say: "He's
My most humbling experience: Meeting Lucille Ball
at the Emmys. She's the grande dame of comedy. I just melted in
front of her and basked in her glow.