Showtune Sunday: From DeCarlo to Bassey, the ultimate diva sing-off of the show-stopper “I’m Still Here”
Many of our biggest female stars have belted out I’m Still Here which is from the Stephen Sondheim show Follies.
Probably the most widely seen version is Shirley MacLaine’s in the 1990 film Postcards from the Edge. It’s a big number because it tells us so much about MacLaine’s character and her relationship with her daughter (played by Meryl Streep) and Shirley absolutely nails it.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t love Elaine Stritch’s knockout performance or Elaine Page’s from the most recent revival. Here are those and some others including Polly Bergen, Ann Miller and Shirley Bassey and they are dynamite!
And then there is Yvonne DeCarlo who might be best known for playing Lily on The Munsters but clearly has so much more to offer.