Rosemary Clooney. Photographed by Herman Leonard. New York (1952).
A: Oh, yeah. I hear from him all the time. He’s a good guy.
Q: Is he still as tight with a dollar as you paint him in the book?
A: [Laughs] He came by my house once when I was leaving to have dinner with Rosemary Clooney, and he invited himself to dinner — typical Jerry. Then he said, “Wait — we gotta take her something.” Somebody had sent me a big bouquet of coral roses. Jerry sees them and says, “We’ll just take these.” It took me years to admit to Rosemary Clooney that Jerry Brown had brought her secondhand flowers.
Linda Ronstadt, on Jerry Browne’s frugality, to AARP?
Love this story.