Episode 138: Austin Pendleton

austin He created the role of Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof. He directed Elizabeth Taylor in The Little Foxes. He – well, it would be easier to list what he has not done during a lifetime in the theater. But what most surprised me about our conversation was his description of his lifelong friendship with Roger Ailes. They met in junior high and have maintained an amicable connection ever since. Austin replies astutely and movingly to this question: are there things an old friend can do that would force us to sever all ties? Plus music from the Brother Brothers.

  • bancroft PERSON: Anne Bancroft
  • warren PLACE: Warren, OH
  • fiddler THING: inscribed copy, Fiddler
  • child actors RANDY’S PEOPLE: child actors

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