He is singing "Here's To All Who Love" a song 95-year-old Hunt wrote to support marriage equality.
The longtime Sherman Oaks resident who also lived and worked in Studio City much of her life, told Studio City Patch, "I was inspired to take an old tune that has been haunting me for a while, and the lyrics just fit very naturally as the news came on about this issue."
The song was written before the recent gay marriage debate at the U.S. Supreme Court and Hunt said it was based on “a conviction that love is good and hatred is bad.”
The star of None Shall Escape and A Letter for Evie wrote the song "Here’s to All Who Love" at her piano in her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks. The melody is old — Marsha Hunt hummed it decades ago while driving home from a United Nations meeting, in an attempt to stay awake at the wheel.
Here’s to all the lovers,
Here’s to all who love,
Never mind their genders,
Love will rise above.
“I have been to two gay weddings and I have been so enriched in their friendships,” added Hunt, who also wrote the song "Here Come the Grooms" for one of the ceremonies. “I’m not militant about the issue, but if it takes marriage to bring acceptance to gay and lesbian relationships then it needs to be total acceptance.”
Roger Memos, who is making a documentary about Hunt, said he is trying to raise $35,000.
"She is a fascinating person and she has done enough to make three documentaries about," Memos tells Patch. "Help us get her story out."Here is the fundraising link http://igg.me/p/239686?a=3137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-390-1338 or 310-717-9364 (cell) if you have any questions.