I got a phone call out of the blue from a woman I don't know who is writing a book about Strother Martin.
She is currently in the research mode and that is how she found me. She was doing a google search and came across this blog entry of mine about Strother. For those of you who may not recognize the name, Strother Martin was a character actor who was quite popular in the 70s and 80s. He played across from Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke" and is famous for the line "what we have here is failure to communicate".
I worked for Strother and his wife Helen for a few years as his personal assistant. He was a very nice man with a great sense of humor.
I had a good time talking to the author, but I am afraid I was unable to add much to her knowledge base. Funny, though, how things turn up in one's life.