May 31, 2008

Happy Birthday to Brooke Shields

who is 43 today, according to the local fish-wrapper. I do not think she has ever really lived up to her billing but she is aging gracefully and seems to have steady work. (Disclosure--I am partial to brunettes.)

Unlike most of the Hollywood crowd, Brooke has a college education (Princeton B.A., French literature) and I give her style points for the way she handled the crackup with Andre Agassi. She has has not, to my knowledge, ever indulged in any of the three sure signs of a starlet whose career is on the skids. (Regular readers will know what I mean.)

Brooke Shields Pictures

Brooke Shields celebrity profile

Posted by LMC at May 31, 2008 04:53 PM | TrackBack

One of my college roommates, who ended up getting a 3.996 from ND, going on to Yale Law School, and is now a highly successful investment banker on Wall Street, had applied to Princeton that same year and didn't get in. We always used to make fun of him and tell him that Brooke got his spot, she was smarter than him, etc.

Posted by: The Abbot at June 2, 2008 11:17 AM