Thursday, November 30, 2017

Did You Know? 

Eve Arden’s real name was Eunice Quedens. She took her last name from the cosmetics business owner Elizabeth Arden.

From my forthcoming book "All the Single Girls."

Enjoy this clip from the Christmas episode of "Our Miss Brooks" with Eve Arden and Robert Rockwell.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Did You Know?

Fred MacMurray, born 8/30/1908, was reported to have been the inspiration for the cartoon character Captain Marvel.  

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Tom Hanks is a descendant of Abraham Lincoln. The great-great grandparents of Lincoln, John and Catherine Hanks, are the six-times great grandparents of Tom Hanks.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Did You Know?

Jimmy Stewart was a fighter pilot in WWII and the Vietnam War and became the highest-ranking actor ever in the military when he was named Brigadier General of the US Air Force Reserve
Five of his movies have been named to the American Film Institute's 100 Best American Movies. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Did You Know?

Born April 23, 1928, Shirley Temple became arguably the most famous child actor of all time. She was such a good actress and dancer, that there were rampant rumors that she was really a dwarf pretending to be a child. The rumors were so widespread, it was reported that the Vatican sent a priest to LA to investigate it. After a long movie career Shirley Temple had a TV show from 1958-1960 of fairy tale adaptations. Then in 1965 she filmed a pilot (Go Fight City Hall) where she played a social worker, but the show wasn't picked up. Temple was appointed delegate to the UN General Assembly in 1969. She became the US Ambassador to Ghana (1974-1976) and US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1989-1982). She died in 2014 at the age of 85.

Did You Know?

Sandra Dee, Born on April 23, 1942 was born in Bayonne, NJ. She was discovered on the streets of Manhattan by producer Ross Hunter. Dee became the original Gidget in the movie of the same name in the 1960s. She was married to singer Bobby Darin from 1960-1967. They had one son, and continued to live together even after their divorce. Dee suffered from anorexia throughout her life. She didn't do much acting after the 60s, appearing on an occasional TV show (Night Gallery, Fantasy Island, Police Woman).

Dee suffered from throat cancer and kidney failure and died in 2005 at the age of 62

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Did you know?

Beverly Garland starred in the first series about a female detective called "DECOY". It aired for one season in 1957.