Sally Kellerman, Oscar-nominated for her iconic role as “Hot Lips” Houlihan from the original Robert Altman film “M*A*S*H,”is also a jazz singer of some renown. Her acclaimed show “A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll,” came to the Iridium last night and is headed to the Rrazz Room at the Prince in Philadelphia tonight and the Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA on May 14th.
Her distinctive, husky voice, sassy repartee keeps your eyes on this witty songstress. She is utterly mesmerizing, though at times a train wreak with those pesky lyrics, but she is so honest in her delivery that you go along for the ride.
Kellerman has starred in more than 50 films and countless TV shows. She was even nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her guest appearances on “The Young and the Restless”.
Her colorful memoir “Read My Lips,” is currently in bookstores. During the show she gives tidbits into her mesmerizing life. It’s almost as if the whole show was done in her living room. Very relaxed, highly layback and almost as if it is an after thought.
From the “The Look of Love,” “Love Potion Number 9,” “Lies of Handsome Men, ” to “Black Coffee,” she slithers through what looks like an intense break-up, seducing us in her heartbreak. We almost want to hug her and tell her it will be ok. You get the feeling she is either high or an alien from a strange planet but are pleasantly thrilled you have been invited in to share in the humor.
Ms Kellerman is witty, charming, irresistibly alluring and a hot mess that you are bewitched by and please God please let me look as Fabulous at 78 soon to be 79.