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  •  And he used t date Debra Winger, if I remember (11+ / 0-)

    right.  Gotta to mean something.   :-)

    June 6, 1983:

    Debra Winger's last movie was the megasmash An Officer and a Gentleman; her next is the upcoming Terms of Endearment, and recently both films seemed prophetically and aptly named. For no sooner had Debra arrived on Endearment's Lincoln, Nebr. location than she set off a prairie fire of passion, traipsing off for a spring fling with the state's dashing young war hero Governor, Bob Kerrey.

    It began innocently enough when Kerrey—a Medal of Honor winner who lost his right foot in Vietnam—presented Winger with an award making her an honorary member of the "Nebraska Navy." Describing himself as "a naval officer myself and sometime gentleman," Kerrey, 39, urged Winger, 28, to "have fun in Lincoln." She smiled and huskily replied, "You, too!" They did.

    The unlikely duo soon stepped out for a Saturday night at the state capital's funky Zoo Bar, a small, dark blues-and-rock hotspot. The Democratic Governor, who nosed out Tom Selleck on UPI's recent list of the World's Top 10 Eligible Bachelors, walked in sporting an off-white suit—and the press-shy Winger. "Kerrey knew it was a hangout for journalists," says one woman patron. "I think he really manipulated Debra because she didn't know that. He has a reputation for charming women. I could see she was smitten."

    I'm from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner Wing of the Democratic Party!

    by TomP on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 12:05:43 PM PST

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