Thursday, March 19, 2009


For a look at Ron Silver as Ron Kershaw in "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story", this was the best photo I could find, that of the video box cover. But it's fine because unlike his portrayals of Bobby Riggs, Robert Shapiro, and Dr. Kissinger, Silver's Kershaw looks just like the Ron Silver I'm most familiar with.

From Wikipedia:
Prior to his move to Baltimore, Kershaw had been dating Jessica Savitch, a news reporter who had worked for a rival television station in Texas. Kershaw helped develop her skills as a reporter during their stormy 10-year on-again and off-again relationship. The relationship was depicted in the made for television movie: Almost Golden, about the life of Jessica Savitch. In 1987, Kershaw met Giselle Fernandez, whom he had hired as a reporter at WBBM-TV. They found they had a lot in common and soon they were engaged to be married. It was never to be. Kershaw died in July 1989 of pancreatic and liver cancer.

Tomorrow, one last look at a real world figure played by Ron Silver in Toobworld. And we then, sadly, continue with another tribute on Saturday....

Toby O'B

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