As someone who loves Carole Lombard, I always dread writing an entry on this day -- for it was 74 years ago today, Jan. 16, 1942, that we lost Carole, her mother Elizabeth Peters, MGM press agent Otto Winkler and 19 others in an airplane crash in Nevada.
This marks the ninth year I've written a Jan 16 entry, and given the volatiity of my life of late, I really haven't thought much about how I'll approach it. So this year, I'll keep things relatively brief.
Lombard was but 33 at the time of her passing, and certainly had more personal and professional triumphs ahead of her. We can only guess what they might have been.
So Carole, thank you for your accomplishments...and simply for being you.