suppose this column should be subtitled A Hurried Rundown on Who the
Heck Was and What Ever Happened to The Lovely Miss Aimi Macdonald. Iím
referring to the blonde who draped herself decoratively but almost
always mutely around painted signs in the 1960s TV series At Last the
her role was almost entirely silently aesthetic, just as David Frostís
was largely that of front man to link together the main mayhem being
perpetrated by John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman. I doubt
if Aimi uttered 50 words in the whole series, but lest you imagine her as
nothing other than a dumb blonde, I'm here to reassure you that her career
since has been a lot more seriously vocal, though surely no less
was, by the way, Feldman and Cleese who saw her in a West End cabaret and
persuaded Frost to include her in his show. The r. is h.
history includes a part in the 1970 movie Take a Girl Like You
(from the Kingsley Amis novel) that starred Hayley Mills and Oliver Reed.
stage Aimi has appeared in Barefoot in the Park and The Mating
Game. She has also won acclaim in the title role in The Prime Of
Miss Jean Brodie, quite an acting change for the girl who first made
her name 30 years ago on TV as a non-speaking sex object.
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