Davy and Marcia Strassman have been friends since he played in “Oliver” on Broadway. In this exclusive interview she tells how Davy has become more warm and wonderful in the time between the play and the Monkees’ TV show.
(Hey kids, you remember Marcia’s hit record “The Flower Children”!)
Davy and Marcia Strassman have been friends for many years, from the time when they both lived in New York. Here Marcia tells about her friend, David Jones.
How did you meet Davy?
I met Davy in New York when he was doing “Oliver!”. A very close friend of mine was in the show with David and he introduced us. I was interested in acting, too, and professionally I thought Davy was the best thing in the show. He had a very vibrant personality on stage. We became very good friends then, as close as we are now, and that’s why the friendship has kept up.
How has Davy changed since you’ve known him?
He’s always been a very warm, sincere, wonderful human being. Now he’s just more and more of these things. He cares more for his fans than anyone else I know and he’s always going out of his way to give an autograph or talk to a fan, whenever he gets the opportunity. He’s like this with everyone. Once you’re David’s friend, you’re always his friend and, even if you haven’t seen him for a couple of years, once you see him again it’s like you’ve never been away.
Have you and Davy ever dated?
No, never! David and I are just friends and that’s the way it is with everyone. He just doesn’t date as such. If you’re his friend he’ll come over and pick you up and take you to play a game of pool or something but it’s not like a date at all. Even in New York I never knew him to date. For one thing he just doesn’t have the time because of his career and for another he’s not interested in getting tied-down with anyone at the moment. He’s friends with everyone but that’s as far as it ever goes. He’s always sweet and kind, too; he’d never hurt anyone in the world for anything. He’s just a true friend to everybody.