Friday, June 21, 2024

“Sex and the City” Star Willie Garson Wrote a Book Before He Died, Says Friend Hilarie Burton


Hilarie Burton Morgan, actress and wife of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, was especially close to late “Sex and the City” actor Willie Garson. Garson died this week at age 57 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer.

In an emotional post on Instagram, Burton wrote overnight that Garson, despite his illness, wrote a memoir and asked her to get it published. No word yet on whether she’s found an agent or a publisher. but it shouldn’t be too hard.

Burton says the book is a “love letter.” So everyone hoping for dirt about Hollywood co-stars, I doubt it will be there.

She wrote:

“We were together in 2019 while I was in the final edit of my book. He came to play on a movie I was producing…elevating the material, always. We talked a lot about memoir, this weird industry, our families. He’d been toying with an idea for a book. An accounting of his career as a character actor. As someone who benefited from hours of Willie’s stories over countless dinners, I loved this idea.

“So he did it. He wrote the book. And recently he asked if I’d help his family get it published for his son Nathen. It is a love letter to our industry, to storytelling and to the hundreds of people he worked with and made better over the decades.
To Willie’s family, especially @nathen_garson , …on my honor I will see it through. You have been so generous in sharing him with the rest of us. Love you.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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