Danson, now 45, and his wife, Casey, 55, had been married since 1977, and they had stayed together through some tough times, including the paralyzing stroke Casey suffered while giving birth to Kate, the older of their two daughters, in 1979.“We are committed to each other, totally,” Danson said in 1989.They had been spotted together at London’s posh Savoy Hotel.
, the actor seemed as devoted a husband as any in Hollywood.
“I like my set to be a happy place,” director Richard Benjamin said, “and it was.” Cast and crew alike were struck by Danson’s generosity (many were invited to hitch weekend rides on his Learjet) and by both his and Goldberg’s utter refusal to behave like stars.
Says one techie: “I was stunned at how easy and pleasant it was to work with them.
“In the past, [actors] didn’t have as many affairs when they went on different movies,” Francis Ford Coppola said recently.
“Today, that’s your biggest worry: ‘My God, is she going with him? He’s in town, so you know it’s going to be a nightmare, because she’s having an affair.'” Coppola may be correct, generally speaking, but by all accounts the making of was a near heavenly experience.
In playful retaliation, Danson reportedly filled Goldberg’s trailer with balloons.