As a baby of the 80s, Valerie Perrine was an actress I grew up watching. From her award-winning performance in Lenny to the granddaddy of the modern-superhero film Superman, Perrine was always around. My favorite of her roles was as the wealthy and adorably clueless Georgette Starkey in the Cinderella-in-reverse comedy Maid to Order.

Valerie Perrine with Dick Shawn in Maid To Order (1987) 

Incredibly beautiful and outrageously funny, Perrine had a career that spanned decades. Not only was she considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, but also one of its funniest. She’s an icon.

In 2015 Perrine was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The 2020 documentary Valerie directed and produced by Stacey Souther covers this amazing woman’s life, career, and her experiences dealing with the disease.

A life-altering diagnosis, treatment is not cheap and now Perrine is raising money for her continued care through auctions of some of her film items, including those from Superman and Superman II. You can bid on items here. You can also donate directly through her Go Fund Me. Every little bit helps.

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