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Keaton: I Was Woody's 'Endearing Oaf'

Actress recalls romance in upcoming memoir
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2011 11:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Diane Keaton fondly recalls her romance with Woody Allen in upcoming memoir Then Again, out next month, writing that she “was in love with him before I knew him.” Her family often watched him on TV before she first worked with him in 1968, and she loved “his manner, his way of gesturing, his hands, his coughing and looking down in a self-deprecating way while he told jokes.”

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During their relationship, “I was his endearing oaf. I had him pegged as a cross between a ‘White Thing’ and the cockroach you couldn't kill,” Keaton writes in an excerpt from Then Again published in Vogue. “We shared a love of torturing each other with our failures. His insights into my character were dead-on and hilarious. This bond remains the core of our friendship and, for me, love.” Click for more highlights. (Read more Diane Keaton stories.)

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