She is considered by protocol executive Jerold Franks, CSA to be "...one of the most generous stars I have ever worked with." Los Angeles, New York and all parts of the country, Florence has helped raise millions of dollars for various charitable organizations. Jerold Franks, friend and confidante to Mary Martin as well as producer of Ms...
“ Carol Brady from "The Brady Bunch" ” - Ocean_Breeze
“ Marge Simpson from "The Simpsons" ” - Ocean_Breeze
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...
“ Lucy Ricardo from "I Love Lucy" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Shirley Mae Jones was born 31 March, 1934 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. She was named after Shirley Temple
. Her father owned the local brewery. When she was 20, she went to New York with her parents and, within a week, became the first and only actor signed to a personal contract by Rogers and Hammerstein...
“ Shirley Renfrew Partridge from "The Partridge Family" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Alley Mills was born on May 9, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Yale in 1973, she studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. While still in college, Alley Mills scored a small role in the film Diary of a Mad Housewife
. She got her first lead role in 1979 in a short-lived television series about young lawyers entitled The Associates
“ Norma Arnold from "The Wonder Years" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Jo Marie Payton
JoMarie Payton was born in in Albany, Georgia on August 3, 1950. Her father, Driscoll Payton, was a construction worker and mother, Frankie Bell Payton, was a maid. They moved to the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka, Florida in 1950. JoMarie was the second of nine children. JoMarie's first performance on stage was at the tender age of six years old...
“ Harriet Winslow from "Family Matters" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Debra Jo Rupp
Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New York to begin her acting career...
“ Kitty Forman from "That 70s Show" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Born Rosetta Olive Barton, she was the goddaughter of famed tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. She was in the landmark all-black version of "Macbeth," directed by Orson Welles in the 1930s. Former president Bill Clinton presented her with the National Medal of the Arts in 1999. Appeared in the movies "Moscow on the Hudson" (1984)...
“ Estelle Winslow from "Family Matters" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Janet Louise Hubert was born in Chicago, IL. She is best known for playing the sassy, witty, outgoing, protective mom on the hit TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
. Janet Hubert spent most of her childhood growing up in Momence, IL. That changed when she won a scholarship to Julliard School in New York City...
“ Vivian Banks from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Lori Loughlin is an American actress who was born on July 28, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. She was a junior lifeguard before becoming an actress. Lori began her career at the age of 12 as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in national print advertisements...
“ Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis from "Full House" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Born in Florida in 1954, a former Miss Florida & 3rd runner-up to Miss USA 1975, she was encouraged by Burt Reynolds
to move to Hollywood. She was discovered by advertising her photo, name and phone number on a billboard visible from the 20th Century Fox studios lot. The billboard was seen by Mel Brooks
“ Gail Leery from "Dawson's Creek" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Born March 6, 1968 in Queens, New York, she is the third of six kids. Her father, Peter, was trained as a concert violinist. Her mother, Anne, is a nurse. Both are Irish immigrants. Moira was raised in Ronkonkoma, NY. She attended Connetquot Senior High School and graduated in the class of 1986. Later Moira attended Marymount Manhattan College...
“ Karen Roe from "One Tree Hill" ” - Ocean_Breeze
“ Christine "Spike" Nelson-Simpson from "Degrassi: The Next Generation" ” - Ocean_Breeze
For someone who has made an award-winning impact in all three mediums (stage, film and TV), actress Kathy Baker has been strangely denied all-out stardom, yet continues to demonstrate her versatility in whatever material comes her way. The comely blonde was born Katherine Whitton Baker in Midland, Texas...
“ Dr. Jill Brock from "Picket Fences" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Roseanne Barr's story is one of the most controversial of any actresses. She dropped out of high school when she was 17 years old. After a car accident, she was admitted to a mental institution, claiming she was having nightmares and memory loss. She left the institute less than a year later. Soon after...
“ Roseanne Conner from "Roseanne" ” - Ocean_Breeze
“ Vivian Banks #2 from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Best known for the role of Florida Evans on the 1970s sitcoms "Maude" and "Good Times," African-American actress Esther Rolle proved to be as spirited and iron-willed off-camera as well. The gap-toothed actress with the gravelly voice was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, the 10th child of 18 born to Caribbean farming immigrants...
“ Florida Evans from "Good Times" ” - Ocean_Breeze
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...
“ Claire Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" ” - Ocean_Breeze
“ Rochelle from "Everybody Hates Chris" ” - Ocean_Breeze
“ Elise Keaton from "Family Ties" ” - Ocean_Breeze
Judith Light was born February 9, 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey to Pearl Sue and Sidney Light. Judith later graduated from St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, and later enrolled at Carnegie-Mellon University, where she earned a degree in drama. With several television appearances, perhaps Judith is best remembered as Angela Bower in the 1980's sitcom Who's the Boss?
“ Angela Bower from "Who's The Boss?" ” - Ocean_Breeze
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...
“ Jessica Tate from "Soap" and Mona Robinson from "Who's The Boss?" ” - Ocean_Breeze
“ Dr. Beverly Crusher from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" ” - Ocean_Breeze