Red-Hot Grandma

Estelle Reiner looks like a typical 91-year-old grandmother--just over 5 ft. tall, dressed in a simple pantsuit and comfortable shoes. But once a month she gets up on the bandstand of the Gardenia restaurant in Hollywood and sings a very ungrandmotherly set of songs. The effect is equal parts surprise, delight and blushes. At a recent gig, she segued from Just a Little Lovin' to Ain't Misbehavin'. Then, before launching into I Want a Two-Fisted, Double-Jointed, Rough and Ready Man, she confided to the audience, "The man being sought here is only needed in one room in the house--the bedroom."

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