'Veep's' Anna Chlumsky: The Three Stooges and a Frankenstein prom dress liven up family stories


Anna Chlumsky's family roots extend to Moe, Larry, Curly and Frankenstein.Chlumsky, who plays Amy, chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Vice President Selina Meyer, on HBO's Sunday comedy "Veep," had a great-grandfather who was in vaudeville."He opened for the Stooges, and he had a trained bear," Chlumsky tells Zap2it. "Vaudeville ended, and all these guys had to get other jobs, so my great-grandfather was -- I think he was a cop. At that point he told my grandmother that she couldn't have a prom dress, and she was very sad. And he wrote Mae Clarke, whom he had known, and asked, 'What do I do?' And she sent him -- sometimes the story is she sent him the trunk, sometimes that she sent him the dress -- the story changes depending on the holiday."Still, it's a great story that your grandmother's prom dress was in "Frankenstein."Though she started pretty young, Chlumsky never felt she had...



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