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Mackenzie Phillips Details Her Late Mother’s Battle with Dementia: ‘It’s Okay to Want to Run Away’

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Mackenzie Phillips Details Her Late Mother’s Battle with Dementia: ‘It’s Okay to Want to Run Away’
In Mackenzie Phillips‘s new book, Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction, she writes she has much to forgive herself for — including “feeling abandoned” by her mother, Susan Adams, who suffered from dementia.

Phillips, the 57-year-old singer and actress best known for her role in One Day at a Time before she was fired for drug use, was in the middle of writing the book when her mother died. She writes that seeing her transition from the woman who was once “Robert McNamara’s personal secretary at the Pentagon,” to an elderly woman who lived in an assisted-living home,
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Watch: Mackenzie Phillips Tells Oprah Winfrey She Felt 'Abject Terror' About Revealing Incestuous Relationship with Her Father

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Watch: Mackenzie Phillips Tells Oprah Winfrey She Felt 'Abject Terror' About Revealing Incestuous Relationship with Her Father
It's been over seven years since Mackenzie Phillips revealed her long-term incestuous relationship with her father, musician John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, but the former child star still has regrets over how she relayed the startling story. Sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Phillips, 56, recalled opening up about the inappropriate sexual relationship in her 2009 book High on Arrival, and during her interview at the time on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "I felt like I was sort of in abject terror," Phillips said of discussing her father on Winfrey's old show. "I
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Interview: Mackenzie Phillips Lives Life One Day at a Time

Chicago – The irony is, of course, that actress Mackenzie Phillips was in a notable 1970s sitcom called “One Day at a Time,” and that phrase often describes the struggles of living with addiction. Phillips talked to HollywoodChicago.com about living that life at the “Hollywood Show” Chicago.

Mackenzie Phillips was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of The Mamas & the Papas singer John Phillips and his first wife, Susan Adams. She was in a band at the age of 12, and was spotted by a casting agent. She auditioned for the breakthrough George Lucas film, “American Graffiti,” and won the role of Carol. Three years later, she won her signature role, that of Julie Cooper on the long-running situation comedy “One Day at a Time,” co-starring Valerie Bertinelli and Bonnie Franklin.

Mackenzie Phillips at the “Hollywood Show Chicago” in 2013

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

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James Corden's Sightsavers advert by Rankin in full - video

James Corden's Sightsavers advert by Rankin in full - video
Rankin has shot James Corden for a new campaign video for charity Sightsavers. The two-minute clip shows Corden talking about how to record a charity campaign with The Feel Bad Four method. Rankin said: "Charity campaigns are saturated with negative images so this film is about making people connect with something, being honest and human." Susan Adams, director of UK funding and marketing at Sightsavers, said: "Sightsavers wanted to create something that was completely different to anything we've done before. "But at the same time we wanted to highlight the shocking facts about avoidable blindness (more)
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