Gil Cates was my godfather. He was also a kind, warm, funny, wonderful human being.
He accomplished a lot (theater and movie director and producer; producer of the Academy Awards; Dean of the School for Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA; and artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse). He was also a great dad, a loving husband, and a best friend to many… including my dad, for the last 60 years.
After attending his memorial last night, I felt moved to share a few words of my own. Continue reading