The late nice gossip queen Liz Smith was remembered Friday at a public memorial at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre.
Barry Diller, Lesley Stahl and agent Joni Evans shared tales of Smith, who died on November 12.
“I knew her greatest in letters,” Oscar winner Renee Zellweger stated of Smith. She and Smith, she stated, had been “pen buddies.”
The actress described Smith “a category act and an authentic” and an inspiration.
She made me “need to rise to the extent of her exceptionalism,” stated Zellweger. “That was Liz’s magic.”
Bruce Willis, in a short however emotional speak, recalled Smith as a pal who knew tips on how to get issues accomplished.
“She was my pal,” he stated. “I used to be capable of sit down and speak together with her and snicker together with her,” he stated. “And I cherished her snicker.”
And he loves recalling how Liz Smith, in 2002, helped him get 12,000 containers of Woman Scout cookies he purchased from this then Eight-year-old daughter, Tallulah, to troops abroad.
“I felt privileged to be together with her each time I had the chance,” he stated. “I miss you Liz. I’m gonna miss you endlessly.”