Celebrity Guests: Ray Abruzzo - The Sopranos "Little Carmine"
...."It was the first of December, all covered in snow..." Those words from James Taylor will forever bring me back to your place and the wonderful, warm time spent there. We arrived in the Fall (Nov. 30), when I awoke the next morning from a very restful sleep and looked out my balcony window, I knew the beauty James sings about. Quiet, white, home...the Berkshires did seem dreamlike on account of that frosting! The entire stay from beginning to end was full of wonderful images enhanced by your family's warmth and hospitality.
The ride back to New York City with Peter Reigert and Ylva Edlestein was dominated with talk about how we all felt we had just experienced a very special, magical few days, thanks in large part to your generosity. That is saying something coming from a bunch of jaded actors.
This thank you note from Ray arrived one day, along with this photo, taken from the front window of the Bonner Room.
Recognize Ray Abruzzo? Of course you do.....one of those faces that seems to be all over television: Well, tonight he is on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Probably best known as "Little Carmine" on The Sopranos, he has also had leading roles in House MD, NCIS, Boston Legal, Shark, Bones, Murder 101, CSI NY, Law & Order, The Practice, Touched by an Angel, NYPD Blue, Diagnosis Murder, Murder She Wrote, Doogie Howser, Night Court, Dynasty, L.A. Law, 21 Jump Street, Trapper John MD, Riptide and Falcon Crest.
He also starred in the movie, House of Sand and Fog.
So you think you've seen him?
Ray spent a long weekend here, with several other actors, while appearing at Shakespeare & Company in a reading of David Black's "An Impossible Life." The thing about Ray...and other actors we have hosted here...is that without exception, these people are humble, unassuming, and appreciative. They are workers.....they just work in front of a camera, or on a stage, rather than driving nails or selling insurance.
The highlight of the weekend was the party that S&Co threw at Hampton Terrace after the performance.
Wow. Over a hundred people here from 11 pm on....open bar...desserts, fireplaces going. Locals and famous actors mingling. That is worthy of a blog in itself! Stay tuned!