Jessica Goldstein King


We were very saddened to learn that that Jessica Goldstein, one of our interviewees and wife of Brian King, passed away yesterday, Feb. 7.   Not long after we interviewed Jessica and Brian in early 2010, she was diagnosed with cancer.

The Over 50 team and community extend our deepest sympathy to Jessica’s family.

In their video interview, Jessica and Brian speak eloquently about unemployment.  Both Brian and Jessica lost their jobs in 2009 as a consequence of the Great Recession.

For a broader perspective on Jessica’s rich life, here is an excerpt from the Theatre Puget Sound blog about Jessica:


Jess passed away early this morning at her home in New York after a valiant fight with an extremely aggressive and deadly cancer.  With her were family including her beloved husband Brian and their son Jonah.  Her life in art was diversified, rich and full and I can offer only a fragment of it.  Again, I hope you will find a way to present a fuller description of this most amazing human being but here are some items from my personal store of memories.

Having studied with  Sanford Meisner, I consider Jessica one of the finest and most effective practitioners of the Meisner technique there was; she taught its pure form with great passion, devotion and integrity.   She taught acting to hundreds of people at Freehold and beyond and held popular audition clinics where she often matched students to monologues from the hundreds of plays lining her office with uncanny accuracy.

As an actress, she was a commanding presence and wonderful to work with (Scotland Road, the Empty Space, 1996).   Offstage, she was one of the funniest people in the world with  her New York edge (including hilarious mock-Yiddish delivered in an old cocker’s voice);  she was just so specific she could nail a situation or a personality with absolutely le mot juste.  Jessica never made a big deal of it, but she was also a great, great beauty with the most arresting face and blazing, penetrating eyes.   Her voice was amazing, powerful and deep it would gather into a huge rolling laugh that was worth being funny for.

What always amazed me was her generosity, her ability to accept people as they were and her boundless boundless capacity to love.

Share

Comments

Howardzox said:

Buy Cheap Cialis pfizer viagra without prescription buy link viagra without http://elziesegar.com buy generic viagra online without prescription http://elziesegar.com/#cheap buy viagra without a rx elziesegar.com

Howardzox said:

elziesegar.com order viagra online without a prescription prescription viagra from canada without prescription http://elziesegar.com/#cialis buying viagra without a script http://elziesegar.com/#buy-cheaP generic viagra without prescriptions http://elziesegar.com/#cheap

Howardzox said:

Cialis cheap viagra online without prescription viagra without a doctors prescription http://elziesegar.com generic viagra online without rx Buy Cheap Cialis online order viagra without prescription elziesegar.com

Howardzox said:

Buy Cheap Cialis online us viagra without prescription ordering viagra without prescription http://elziesegar.com/#buy-cialis ordering viagra without prescription Buy Cheap Cialis cheap viagra online without prescription http://elziesegar.com/#cialis

Howardzox said:

Cheap Cialis viagra without a prescription order viagra without rx online http://elziesegar.com/#cheap viagra without pres Cheap Cialis prescription order viagra without Buy Cheap Cialis online

RobertIsota said:

viagra pills 100 mg viagra without credit card buy viagra 100 mg viagra pills without prescription http://craigyoe.com/#100mg viagra brand without prescription. http://craigyoe.com/#buy-viagra viagra without a prescription

Howardzox said:

http://elziesegar.com/#buy-cialis generic viagra without rx buying viagra without prescription http://elziesegar.com/#buy-cheaP viagra without a doctor Buy Cheap Cialis online purchase viagra without prescription http://elziesegar.com/#cheap

Howardzox said:

Buy Cheap Cialis ordering viagra without prescription buy viagra without doctor prescription http://elziesegar.com/#buy-cheaP viagra without buy prescription http://elziesegar.com/#cheap pfizer viagra without prescription Cheap Cialis

Leave a Comment »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *