Chill, Baby, Chill: An Interview with Debra Winger

ChillBabyChillAmong the more than 1,500 anti-fracking advocates who descended upon the Capitol for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address was actress Debra Winger, a longtime Sullivan County resident. The three-time Academy Award nominee, who won critical acclaim for her roles in films like Terms of Endearment and Shadowlands, was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars before she pulled back from the limelight in the mid-’90s to write a memoir, teach at Harvard University and concentrate on her family. No stranger to politics, Winger, who famously dated Bob Kerrey for several years when he was governor of Nebraska, has long been a champion of progressive causes. City & State Editor Morgan Pehme pulled Winger aside in the Empire State Plaza to speak with her about hydrofracking.

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