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At 95, Marsha Hunt Debuts New Song About Gay Marriage

The inspiration came earlier in the year when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, but now actress Marsha Hunt is ready to share her song, performed here by Bill A. Jones from TV's "Glee."

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 memos57@aol.com or call  310-390-1338 or 310-717-9364 (cell) if you have any questions.
George August 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Never heard of her before this article.
Roger C. Memos August 28, 2013 at 11:32 AM
thanks mike!! PLZ everyone Share share share this!! for more information on Marsha and our documentary go to http://www.hollywoodandart.com/zeldacandance.html Marsha was honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks from 1983-2001 She accomplished SO much while mayor , plz "pay it forward " to her by sharing this - especially share with any journalists who might want to do a story on Marsha- thanks roger c. memos, director
Miki Henderson August 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Paul, what a shame that you don't know her squeaky-voiced comic role in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (the one with Laurence Olivier), or her breakout role in STAR REPORTER or with John Wayne, and her work with the homeless for the past 20 years in the Valley
Kim Cooke August 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Just saw her a few days ago on a My Three Sons episode. She looks wonderful.
Dave Gray August 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Um, hello? Trekkers anyone? She's a classic to them!
Mary McGrath September 01, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Wonderful song!

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