Here's a little known fact about the amazing Linda Grey who returns to "Dallas" this week.
The Southfork legend known for playing tough and tender Sue Ellen Ewing is famously featured in an iconic movie poster — or at least her gams are in it.
Yes, it's her leg dangling in front of Dustin Hoffman in the poster for the film "The Graduate."
During an interview from the "Dallas" set, she laughs when I mention it.
"It's such great trivia," she says. "It was 1967 and the movie was about to come out. I worked with this wonderful photographer who called me one day and said, 'I need your leg.'"
"I said, 'You need my leg for what?' He said, 'I'm doing a poster for a film,'" she recalls. "I got paid $25 for it and years later did the play 'The Graduate' on stage, which was very cool to finally play the role and not just be a leg."
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How does she get a leg up on fitness these days as a revamped "Dallas" returns to TV this month?
"I do a daily thing I call a Gratitude Walk," says Grey. "As I age, I'm thankful to be able to see and to be able to walk. I really appreciate all the things around me and that I can do. That's why I believe the key to staying fit is a switch in your attitude.
"At 7 a.m. every day, I just get out there and walk my Gratitude Walk," she says. "You can find me trotting around my neighborhood."
She cautions that you have to avoid interruptions "If there is a morning when I get up and think, 'Oh, I have to check my e-mail' then I'm stuck and sucked into starting the day without the walk. I'll find myself going from the computer into the shower and my window of time for the walk is gone."
"The key to staying fit is to make it your first priority of the day," she advises.
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What about days when you just don't feel like it?
"It's all about your feelings of self-worth," she insists. "Ask yourself: Am I worth an hour a day to make myself healthy?'
"A lot of women don't ever ask that question because they're so busy taking care of everyone else," she says. "I end each day asking myself: Have I haven't taken care of myself as well as I can today?'
"If the answer is no then I vow, 'I have to do better tomorrow,'" she says.