Posted by Sarah M. on January 14, 2000 at 19:30:17:
In Reply to: Re: 1920 Mohicans' actress! posted by Nancy on January 14, 2000 at 18:04:38:
: : : Greetings all! On Wednesday I went to the nursing home and met the woman who was in the 1920 version of Mohicans! Her name is Sigrid Colleen McDonald Platner and she was 15 when the movie was filmed. Unfortunately she wasn't as lucid as she sometimes is so I couldn't talk with her much. She did know that I was a fan, and that I knew the Mohicans version she was in. I got two nice photos and my friend who works at the nursing home helped her sign an autograph for me. It was an emotional visit, and Colleen will soon be going on hospice care. I am honored and moved to have had this opportunity--it is a small world! I will be getting together soon with her daughter-in-law to discuss what she knows of Colleen's career--she is really excited to have hooked up with someone who is familiar with Colleen's work and will help her memory live on. Just thought I would share this incredible experience with all of my friends in Mohicanland!--PP
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: : Hi Pilgrim Penny,
: : I have to tell you that reading about your interview with Colleen gave me goose bumps. What a wonderful opportunity for you AND for all of us here in MohicanLand. I am so glad you will be able to talk to her daughter-in-law. I'm sure it will be a joy for those in Colleen's family to be able to share with you something of Colleen and what makes her special to them. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
: : Dana S.
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: Hello Pilgrim Penny!
: Dana said it well---your visit with Colleen sounded wonderful, and I was very touched by what you had to say. I really look forward to hearing any more about your visits with her and her family. Just think, you're preserving a link to the LOTM past!
: What an honor! What an adventcha!
: And though LOTM (1920) pales in comparison to LOTM (1992), it does have its own "charm" (for lack of a better word), and I know that the next time I view it, it will have even more meaning thanks to your sharing about your visit!
Pilgrim Penny -- Of all people, I'm glad it was you who got to meet this woman (THE Mohicanite of CO, since I'm not at home!!). But my guess is you've probably stirred a chord in her, and it's amazing what old people recall -- happy times, even if hazy. Visiting my old old grandmother, she never really knew exactly who I was but she knew I triggered vagues memories that made her really happy. I will bet dollars to donuts you have done the same for Colleen, which is a real blessing. I hope you have the chance to see her once more, for her sake (if not ours).
Meanwhile, I also hope you can share with us whatever you learn. Can't wait to hear more!!!
Take care, m'dear!
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