Beverly D'Angelo

is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon's Vacation franchise.

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liquid answer, not solid.

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I met him when did a screen test for " Sea of Love" in 1988. Eight years later, at Carrie Fisher's b-day party, we nodded to each other from across the room. I was flying to NYC the next day to see someone I had just met. I missed two fights in a row and ended up rushing through LAX to catch the red eye. Al was on the plane and asked me to sit beside him ( this was in 1996, pre 9/11 when you still could move around in first class) Five hours of telling each other our life stories. At a certain point I confessed that i didn't quite know what i was doing , wasn't so sure about the man I was going to see in NYC, didnt really know why I was taking this trip so impetuously- he said " I think its because you are supposed to be with me". I said that if that were true, I would need a really big sign. When we landed at 1 a.m. I went back to my seat and couldn't find my purse. No money, no I.D. no credit cards and no keys to the friends apartment I was meant to stay in. Al got special services to check the plane, but still no purse. 1 a.m. I was marooned. He said " well if thats not a sign, I don't know what is:- because the only way i could even get out of the airport was to go with him. I called the only person that I knew could take my call at that hour and asked her if I could come there, would explain later. Al dropped me at her apartment and said the only way that this " thing" that had happened between us on the plane would NOT be weird was if we a. never saw each other again, or b. saw each other immediately. I reminded him that I was there to see someone else. He made me promise to call him before I left town. I called him three days later and he asked me to stay. I stayed for a couple of weeks, falling in love, hard. We had twins four years after that, and broke up when they were three. So now its 25 years later and the beat goes on as co parents. and this is the short

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um yea?

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yea it is a great memento for me too. Glad they were immortalized in their prime.

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Instantaneously. I want to play her mother some how somewhere sometime.

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btw, in my haste, I had left my purse on the security conveyer belt at LAX. Al's office tracked it down and got it back to me. romantic right?

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and then we get married and name our first born D'angelo D'angelo.

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hope they are reading your post..

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Ellen Griswold was based on my mother. My oparents were married for 62 years, til she passed away last March. I grew up witnessing a great love affair. I always thought of The vacation movies as a romance. I watched my mother combine being in love with raising a family...