Marsha Hunt, who was blacklisted back in the day for her liberal views, talks in this video, at the age of 95, how she came up with a little song in her head many years ago.
She’d never written the notes down, and had never come up with any lyrics, until now.
The song is now called “Here’s to all who love,” and is about gay marriage, but really, as she says, about love generally, and its importance for everyone.
Here’s to all the lovers,
Here’s to all who love,
Never mind their genders,
Love will rise above.
“I have been to two gay weddings and I have been so enriched in their friendships,” added Hunt, who also wrote the song “Here Come the Grooms” for one of the ceremonies. “I’m not militant about the issue, but if it takes marriage to bring acceptance to gay and lesbian relationships then it needs to be total acceptance.”
Much to my pleasure, I also found out that one of Marsha Hunt’s jobs later in life was a guest appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She played the wife of an admiral wanted to be young again (I recognize her character in the photo below).
Such a beautiful woman (in the video). And when I hear her speak, she reminds me a bit of Lauren Bacall, it terms of the beauty, the poise, and the strength. Different, but there’s something.
Here’s the video of hunt talking about the song, and then the song being sung by Bill A. Jones. Enjoy.