Daily Archives: April 30, 2009

Anne Bancroft in “Yma Dream”

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages … and it dates to 1970. It’s from Anne Bancroft’s Emmy-winning “Annie: The Women in the Life of a Man.” It was written by Thomas Meehan. Apparently they cut out the final group of guests — Anno Moffo, Mata Hari and Pia Lindstrom — whom she introduces as “Anna, Mata, Pia.” Yes, that’s Lee J. Cobb playing the psychiatrist. (Now we know where David Letterman got “Oprah … Uma” from!)