Friday, August 29, 2008
Arbogast on Film as well as Jack Hill's MySpace site are both reporting the untimely death of Roberta Collins, one of the shining lights of 1970's American cinema. I absolutely adored Roberta's work and had held out hope that I might one day get to meet her as she was the last of a group of my favorite seventies Drive-In Queens (a special set that included Candice Rialson, Claudia Jennings and Rainbeaux Smith) still with us.
I've not seen this report anywhere else except the above two sites, and I am sure more information is to come. I will be posting a full tribute to Roberta and some of my favorite performances of hers this next week. My best to her friends and family...honestly it has been a pretty terrible couple of weeks for me and this news just caps it.