Actor and playwright Sam Shepard, who took her breath away when they acted together in Days of Heaven, is among the 48. Sadly there was no love spark for him, but there’s not a day that she doesn’t look into his face, she writes in her new autobiography, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty. Boots with knee socks and wool suits with scarves at the beach’, she confesses in the book. Before his annual vacation in France, last summer she called Woody to see if they could do something together in New York.
Class act: At age 68, the only men in Diane Keaton's life are the 48 photos hammered to her wall, she writes in her new book. Thinking about her friends who have made long term relationships work, Keaton declares, ‘I will never marry’. They strolled down Madison Avenue but they didn’t hold hands like they used to.'The day he wore shoes as we held hands on an idyllic sandy beach in Puerto Rico did me in.
"I waited a long time to be married," he explained to AARP.
"When you don't get married until you're 54 …
There’s a much-loved image of Elvis Presley French kissing an unidentified woman; Marion Robert Morrison before he became John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Fess Parker in his Davy Crockett coonskin cap, James Garner and James Dean. Keaton is still close friends with and ‘full of love’ for actor/director Woody Allen, ‘the man who gave me this future,’ after casting her in Play It Again, Sam (1969), Sleeper (1973) and her penultimate role, Annie Hall in 1977.
But that love affair blossoming into a marriage has eluded her all her life.