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Irene Gandy: Love and Show Business
16 October 2017.


Irene Gandy (aka Miss Gandy) is a Tony award-winning theatrical producer, legendary Broadway press agent and one of the most fashionable people ever to grace New York City. Perhaps more impressive is that at age 72 she's open about being a lesbian in an industry fuelled by mysogyny, racism and homophobia. 

Recently Miss Gandy dropped by the rehearsal space for producer Joanne Mosconi's latest creation, "You Love That I'm NOT Your Wife", about ten people living in Los Angeles who are looking for love in all the wrong places. The common thread between the characters is loneliness, yet they are all in these dysfunctional relationships that they can't seem to get out of. 

Having faced her own set of challenges within the industry, Miss Gandy has some advice to share, "This is a tough business, that's why they call it 'show business' and not 'show play.' I handle my business like I handle my love life: I've learned to not compromise and to enjoy things for what they are. Sex is sex and love is love, I have learned to appreciate the difference and accept it as it is." 

 

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