Today’s birthday girl is cartwheeling fashion designer Betsey Johnson.
I adore Betsey Johnson. Before it was easy to confirm celebrity birthdays via the Internet, I phoned her head office in New York and asked the receptionist if I could find out Johnson’s zodiac sign. The receptionist held the phone away from her mouth to ask someone nearby what sign her boss was. In the background I heard Johnson herself scream out “I’M A LEO!” It still makes me laugh to this day.
Johnson is one of those individuals who represents all the best qualities of her sun sign. She’s gracious, loyal, fun-loving, creative and she loves to be the center of attention. There are a lot of Leo fashion designers around, but there aren’t a lot whose dispositions are as sunny as the heavenly body that rules over them. She’s one of a kind!