When I was in Woodstock a couple of years ago, I saw a vaguely familiar face walk in the door of a shop. It took me a few moments to realize that it was Kelsey Grammer. He was friendly and open, with a big smile. He has a bit of a “Charlie Brown” look – a nice looking face but one that isn’t memorable for its details. But I was struck by his pleasant and friendly demeanor.
Mr. Grammer is interested in astrology and psychic phenomena, as he reports in in the Wall Street Journal:
Pisces are called indecisive, but you didn’t have trouble making up your mind about doing a big Broadway show.
My Mars is in Aries.
I don’t know what that means.
My ability to make decisions is actually pretty solid because of that warring planet.
It’s nice to see a celebrity publicizing some of the more detailed facets of astrology rather than just the Sun Sign. In any case, Mr. Grammer is now embroiled in a new divorce from his third wife Camille and there is speculation that her role in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may have played a part in that decision.
Mr. Grammer has a well-publicized history of substance abuse (he began drinking when he was nine) that likely resulted from a tragic family life. His parents were divorced when he was young, and the second time in his life that he saw his father, he was murdered on the front lawn of the family home. His sister was raped and murdered in 1975, and his (fraternal) twin brother was killed in a freak accident in 1980. So he can be forgiven for slipping into escapism from […]