Orange Is The New Black

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Sea­son 4 M-Net Edge (*102) 21:00 Drama

Litch­field’s celebrity in­mate and South­ern TV chef Judy King (Blair Brown) has been a wel­come ad­di­tion to Orange Is The New Black’s (2013-cur­rent) al­ready huge cast. But un­like Judy, who was con­victed of tax eva­sion, Blair’s kept her nose clean when it comes to the law…

The 70-year-old’s char­ac­ter has 1

been likened to in­fa­mous TV chef Paula Deen with a dash of home­maker ex­traor­dinare Martha Ste­wart, who was fa­mously jailed for tax eva­sion in 2004 and 2005. Blair adds that “they [Paula and Martha] can take them­selves off the hook be­cause Judy isn’t them. She hap­pens to cook and be South­ern.”

Blair grad­u­ated from Mon­treal’s 2

Na­tional Theatre School Of Canada in 1970 and im­me­di­ately toured with the Strat­ford Fes­ti­val Com­pany which spe­cialises in Shake­speare’s plays. “My orig­i­nal at­trac­tion to act­ing was sink­ing into other lives, be­com­ing other peo­ple and tak­ing on dif­fer­ent val­ues.”

She got into TV af­ter meet­ing 3

Richard Jor­dan (Har­ley Gage from ac­tion se­ries The Equal­izer, 1985-1989) in 1976. He got her a part in mini-se­ries Wheels (1978) and they lived to­gether be­tween 1976 and 1985. They have son Robert Christo­pher Hand Jor­dan (34).

Blair and Richard, who passed 4

away in 1993, never mar­ried but they co-owned a 101-year-old cas­tle-like manor in Mal­ibu, which they ren­o­vated in the ’80s. Blair joked that it’s “50 tons of stone. That’s a large com­mit­ment – much heav­ier than a mar­riage con­tract”.

Be­sides act­ing, she records au­dio 5

books for kids, say­ing, “My poor son is the child of ac­tors. It’s ter­ri­ble to have ac­tors as par­ents, be­cause they love to read to you and act. So I found a way to be paid and I’ll tell a story.”

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