Anderson Herald Bulletin
October 30, 1988
ANSWER: Itâ€™s true that Lainie has dropped some weight. But she did it voluntarily; It had nothing to do with being sick. In quite another sense, however, Kazan tells me she is indeed sick â€” sick of playing fatsos on the screen. Once a voluptuous sexpot nightclub singer, she now yearns for the old days. So she went on a tough diet-exercise regimen and dropped some 39 pounds. In her latest flick, â€œBeaches,â€ opposite Bette Midler, Lainie plays yet another overweight mama. The film is due around Christmas. After that, she promises, Itâ€™s going to be strictly lithesome Lainie.