Janis Goldblum is a Hollywood star, but she’s not a Hollywood star

Janis Goldblum is a Hollywood star, but she's not a Hollywood star

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Jan. 29, 2014


Associated Press

Jan. 29, 2014

Jan. 29

Jan. 29 is a good time for a Hollywood birthday.

For Janis Goldblum, a Canadian actor who is considered one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women, the milestone fell at the appropriate time.

“She’s always on my mind,” Goldblum said Friday in a telephone interview. “I still have a lot of love for her, and I have a lot of respect for who she is and what she’s done.”

Goldblum, 70, who starred in the films “The Neverending Dream” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” has always had the kind of fame usually reserved for movie stars. But she doesn’t have the same fan following as a typical Hollywood darling — or, for that matter, the celebrity type that has turned up for the big red carpet events at her recent birthday bash at Caesars Palace.

“I have never felt like I was really appreciated for anything that I tried to do,” Goldblum said. “It’s something that I’ve always looked back on in the past. You don’t hear about somebody having that kind of success because people don’t believe in it, you know?”

Despite her Hollywood status, Goldblum, who was born in Saskatoon, a year before the American actress Bette Midler, has always had to pay her own bills. She did that from the age of 16, when she worked with former U.S. Rep. Ed Peuler’s campaign staff while performing in a play in Toronto.

In the late 1980s, after a few years in New York and an engagement to a Canadian real estate tycoon, Goldblum moved to L.A. with her then-husband, actor Chris Isa

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