This beautiful, stylish, London-born blonde started out quite promisingly on the stage and in late '60s films before phasing out her career out in the '90s. Joanna Pettet was born Joanna Jane Salmon and raised in Canada. Her father, a British Royal Air Force pilot, was killed in WWII. Her trek to New York to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse paid off with subsequent Broadway roles in "Take Her...
“ I really enjoyed her on The Night Gallery series! ” - daleja-dale
Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen
, lived in Mexico. She has another brother...
“ Was great as Clair Huxible! ” - daleja-dale
The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents...
“ Was the Queen of comedy on I love Lucy! ” - daleja-dale
One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child...
“ I liked her on Dynasty and A Different World! She was a good dresser on both series! ” - daleja-dale
Named after child star Shirley Temple
, Shirley Jones started singing at the age of six. She started formal training at the age of 12 and would dream of singing with her idol, Gordon MacRae
. Upon graduating from high school, Shirley went to New York to audition for the casting director of Rodgers & Hammerstein...
“ Was a lovely mom on the Partridge Family! Too me, she looked better than the one who played her eldiest daughter (Susan Dey), though Dey also looked good! ” - daleja-dale
BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times
, but there's much more to her than that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans family also proved many stereotypes wrong about the ghetto and the young black girl...
“ Enjoyed her as Thelma on Good Times! ” - daleja-dale
“ Enjoyed her as Wonder Woman in the late 70's ” - daleja-dale
Stefanie Powers, a graduate of Hollywood High, is a veteran of over 200 television appearances as well as the star of ABC's '80s hit Hart to Hart
. At the early age of 15, Stefanie was signed to a movie deal with Columbia Pictures and labeled as one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in America...
“ Jennifer Hart and Girl From U.N.C.L.E! ” - daleja-dale
Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked up with Lucille Ball
and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the younger of two children of Henrietta (Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a businessman...
“ To me, the funniest lady on Saterday Night Live! ” - daleja-dale
Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. She was raised by her mother, Thelma Malone, and her grandmother; they were Irish Catholics. Young Katherine attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and pageants. She took a job at a local theater while still in high school...
“ Actress from Soap and Who's the Boss! ” - daleja-dale
was born in Littlefield, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of James "Jimmy" and Virginia "Genny" Whelchel. Her parents divorced in 1981, as she was in her upper teens, then her mother married Roy Coleman in 1983. Whelchel is the eldest sister of James (Cody) Whelchel and half-brother, Casey Coleman...
“ Like her as Blair on the Facts of Life though, other than that, I don't like the show! ” - daleja-dale
“ I been watching the Ozzie and Harriet Show on occassion lately on ACME Classics TV and I began admiring Harriet because she pertrayed a house wife in such a good, positive way, unlike Norman Lear's liberal pertral of a housewive on "All In the Family"! Harriet Nelson seemed more intelligent, had more attitude, was more fit and, to me, looked more attractive than Edith Bunker! At the same time, Harriet was just as much of a lady too! ” - daleja-dale
Joyce Anne DeWitt was born the second oldest of four to parents Paul and Norma DeWitt on April 23, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia but grew up in Indiana. Joyce began taking acting lessons when she was in high school. Although her father was hardly thrilled at his daughter's ambition, she persuaded him to let her major in theater in college...
“ Was on all the "Three is Company" seasons! ” - daleja-dale
“ Daisy Duke from the "Dukes of Hazzard"! ” - daleja-dale
“ Like here as Ma Caroline on "Little House on the Prairie"! ” - daleja-dale