A few weeks ago, TVLand ran a Benson marathon. Catching a few episodes of it, I noticed a woman I hadn’t thought of in twenty years: Caroline McWilliams, for whom I could find no better picture than this cast photo. She played Marcie, the governor’s secretary, and though the show rarely acknowledged it, she had terrific chemistry with Robert Guillaume. (The closest they ever came to mentioning said attraction was in her last episode; she’d just told Benson she was getting married and the two of them were exchanging a friendly hug; the Governor, walking in on the hind end of the conversation, thought Benson & Marcie were planning to wed, and was completely UNsurprised and very pleased at the prospect.)
Anyway–I was astounded that I’d forgotten Caroline M. for so long. She was SUCH a cutie. Not breathtakingly hot, I’ll admit, but lovely and healthy and real. She looked not like a model or obvious sexpot in the manner of Gilligan’s Ginger or WKRP’s Jennifer; she was more a Mary Ann/Bailey type. I had a huge crush on her back in the day.
Anyone have similar experiences of long-forgotten crushes to share?