‘Sound bite’ of the week

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“When people visit me at autograph conventions and signings, they always say, ‘You just don’t know how you scared me!’ These people are grown up. They say, ‘When I was a kid, I just couldn’t sleep at night.’ Sometimes they will have babies with them. And they give me their babies, and they take pictures of me holding their baby.”

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Betsy Palmer, alias Mrs. Voorhees (Jason’s mother in Friday the 13th (1980)) – who died 29th May, 2015 aged 88 – on the lasting effect her character had on fans of the film.

 

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