Hollywood on the Long Island Sound
22 Feb, 2013
By Polly Kreisman
There’s a little Hollywood around all of us. Literally.
Ang Lee lives in Mamaroneck, on Hommocks Road, and David O. Russell is said to have grown up in Larchmont in a house on Mountain Avenue.
Plenty of Hollywood actors and directors precede them.
Film and TV actor Michael O’Keefe grew up at 8 Woodbine in Larchmont. Dan Futterman, who won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Capote, grew up in Larchmont, and graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1985. Matt Dillon and younger brother Kevin, both actors, grew up in Mamaroneck.
This history goes way back to the earliest days of some local communities. In the 1910s and 20s, actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks summered in Larchmont when it was a summer colony for rich City dwellers. Later, DW Griffith built studios in Mamaroneck on what is now Flagler Drive…the Barrymores were there down off Taylors Lane.
What Hollywood types can you tell us about that spent time locally?