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Television Sun Feb 14 2010

Jeff Garlin Doesn't Like Parties and Doesn't Like to Be Recognized?

If you ever see Morton Grove native Jeff Garlin, don't say anything because he doesn't like to be recognized. And if you see him at a party, don't ask him about show business or "Curb Your Enthusiasm" because he doesn't want to answer any of those questions.

How do I know this? I know someone who was having dinner at a restaurant in LA, where Garlin was doing an interview with a New York Times reporter, and I guess Garlin was talking so loud, it was easy to hear what he was talking about. In fact, he apologized for talking so loud, and said that he likes Chicago.

Here are a few things he said which may or may not be included in the interview, which will be published next week: he misses his family when he's on the road; a good day is when no one recognizes him; and sometimes he doesn't feel like going to parties because people ask a lot of questions about the show and other show biz topics. is tough when you're successful.

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LaShawn Williams / February 14, 2010 8:27 PM

I've never heard of him/don't even know who he is, so he doesn't have to worry about anything like that from little ol' me.

Jeff Garlin / February 15, 2010 1:00 PM


margaret / February 16, 2010 12:01 AM

I know two people who've met Jeff [you] and they say you're very nice and friendly! So I guess people might bother you after all ;)

Susan / February 16, 2010 12:30 AM

I talked to Jeff at that same restaurant that same night (I think) and he seemed like a great guy.

margaret / February 16, 2010 1:17 AM

It seems to be the consensus that Jeff is Great. But I still fear him ;)

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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