April 2002

Marketing and advertising whiz, Morton Slakoff, has worked with such classic TV shows as I Love Lucy, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Murder, She Wrote.  An award-winning businessperson, Mort has served as marketing executive at MCA/Universal Television, Metromedia, Viacom, and NBC.  A life long opera aficionado, he is currently a lecturer on Wagnerian Studies.   Mort steps down from the podium to reveal that he is an incurable romantic, hates love handles, and would like to soar over the ocean.

What country are you yearning to travel to?
New Zealand and Tasmania.

What are you addicted to?
Late Romantic music, Wagner, Mahler, Bruckner, R. Strauss, Elgar, etc.

If you were granted one wish, what would it be?
To have the talent to sing Tristan.

What do you like least about your appearance?
My love handles

How has the AIDS epidemic changed the way you think about life and death?
As I said before, I've learned not to fear death.

IWhat have you always wanted to do that you haven't done yet?
Take my entire family to Europe.

What do you fear the most?
Losing one of my family members.

If you could reincarnate into any animal, what would you be?
A large seabird.

Morton Slakoff

What do you do to relax?
Shut out the world listening to music.

What is your favorite word?

If you could have a dinner date with any individual, living or dead, who would it be?
George Bernard Shaw.

If you wrote a book today about your life, what would the title be?
Hold Back the Tide.

If you were invisible, what would you do?
Pay Saddam Hussein a not-so-friendly visit.

What can we do to help during this ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis?
Support research projects, and vote for responsible Senators and Congressman.

When you get into bed at night, do you wear pajamas, nightshirt, undies, or nothing at all?
A nightshirt.


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