Illeana Douglas Blames Dennis Hopper
Life changed dramatically for Illeana Douglas in 1969 when her parents fell in love with the two Harley-riding hippies in the Dennis Hopper - Peter Fonda classic, "Easy Rider." They decided to trade in their middle-class life for a wild ride filled with free spirits, free love and Hollywood.
It turns out, she kind of liked the life. She pursued Hollywood in movies like "To Die For," and "Grace of My Heart" and others. As a matter of fact, she's been in and out of cinema her whole life, honing other talents as a musician and writer along the way.
She talks about her love of that life in her new memoir, " I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies." She'll also be at the Mark Twain House and Museum this Wednesday, January 13 at 7 pm.
- Illeana Douglas - Actress, director, writer, musician.
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.