, the actor seemed as devoted a husband as any in Hollywood.
Danson, now 45, and his wife, Casey, 55, had been married since 1977, and they had stayed together through some tough times, including the paralyzing stroke Casey suffered while giving birth to Kate, the older of their two daughters, in 1979.
“We are committed to each other, totally,” Danson said in 1989.
“The idea of my having more relationships boggles my mind.” Whoopi Goldberg—heading off to that same movie set—seemed an unlikely candidate to alter his course.
It wasn’t syrupy lovey-dovey stuff, just genuine.” While becoming enamored of Danson and Goldberg, many on the set failed to notice that the two stars were falling in love with each other.
“Actors on location are really no different than dentists at a convention,” he says.In the closing moments of Danson’s segment, just before Goldberg walked on, Hall declaimed that while show business is filled with men both funny and good-looking, women were either comic or comely. “I said, ‘You’re wrong,'” Danson would recall with pleasure just last month.“‘Here comes a very sexy, very funny lady.’ This got Whoopi’s attention.” Indeed it did. “This was the first time that anyone had intimated publicly that I was actually very feminine and very pretty.” When the scene eventually changed from couch to set, the wooing continued.Some 26 years after Haight-Ashbury, Hollywood is having its supreme Summer of Love. “She had a big crush on him, and he didn’t do anything to stop it.” The small screen, too, has produced a heat wave of romances.Doherty’s TV twin, Jason Priestley, 23, recently set up housekeeping with his onetime onscreen squeeze, Christine Elise, 24.
“Today, that’s your biggest worry: ‘My God, is she going with him? He’s in town, so you know it’s going to be a nightmare, because she’s having an affair.'” Coppola may be correct, generally speaking, but by all accounts the making of was a near heavenly experience.