In the past couple of days, we’ve lost two legends in foul-mouthed Broadway star Elaine Stritch and Academy Award nominee James Garner. The two never worked together (although I would loved to have seen Colleen Donaghy on The Rockford Files), but they do have one thing in common: Norm MacDonald. Stritch worked with the late-night legend on Screwed, while Garner was apparently a poker buddy, and early this morning, Norm shared stories about both of them on Twitter. The whole thing is worth a read, but here are the highlights.
And now he gets into his James Garner memory. There’s a whole bunch before this part of the story, but it involves poker terminology.