Soap (ABC) Sept. 13, 1977-Apr. 21, 1981 = 93 Episodes

by TheDeadGodfather | created - 07 Mar 2014 | updated - 12 Mar 2014 | Public

The Complete Cast Information

September 1977-March 1978 Tuesday 9:30-10:00 September 1978-March 1979 Thursday 9:30-10:00 September 1979-March 1980 Thursday 9:30-10:00 October 1980-January 1981 Wednesday 9:30-10:00 March 1981-April 1981 Monday 10:00-11:00

Soap was nominated for a total 17 Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Comedy Series – nominated: 1978, 1980, 1981 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Richard Mulligan) – won: 1980, nominated: 1981 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Cathryn Damon) – won: 1980, nominated: 1978, 1981 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Katherine Helmond) – nominated: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Robert Guillaume) – won: 1979 Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series (Jay Sandrich) – nominated: 1978, 1979 Outstanding Art Direction in a Comedy Series – won: 1978 Outstanding Achievement in Video Tape Editing in a Comedy Series – nominated: 1978

At the 1981 Golden Globe Awards, Katherine Helmond won Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Musical/Comedy. That same year, the program was also nominated for Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy

Director Jay Sandrich was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series' at the DGA Awards in 1978 and 1979

1. Katherine Helmond

Actress | Soap

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 ...

Jessica Tate (1977-1981)

Katherine Marie Helmond - July 5, 1928 "Cancer/Dragon" in Galveston, Texas

2. Cathryn Damon

Actress | Soap

Cathryn Damon was born on September 11, 1930 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Cathryn Lee Damon. She was an actress, known for Soap (1977), She's Having a Baby (1988) and Webster (1983). She died on May 4, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Mary Campbell (1977-1981)

Cathryn Lee Damon - September 11, 1930 "Virgo/Horse" in Seattle, Washington - May 4, 1987 (age 56) in Los Angeles, California (ovarian cancer)

3. Richard Mulligan

Actor | Soap

Originally a student of playwriting at Columbia University, Richard Mulligan began his acting career in regional theater and soon after made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "All the Way Home". In addition to his continuing Broadway career, Mulligan has successfully transferred...

Burt Campbell (1977-1981)

November 13, 1932 "Scorpio/Monkey" in New York City - September 26, 2000 (age 67) in Los Angeles, California (colon cancer)

4. Robert Mandan

Actor | Soap

Robert Mandan was born on February 2, 1932 in Clever, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Soap (1977), Zapped! (1982) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

Chester Tate (1977-1981)

February 2, 1932 "Aquarius/Monkey" in Clever, Missouri

5. Ted Wass

Actor | Soap

Ted was born in Lakewood Ohio. He graduated from the acclaimed Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, where he performed in a wide array of the classics, from Shakespeare to Ibsen to Orton, Ted made his Broadway debut in the original production of GREASE, playing the role of DANNY ZUKO. Then came the ...

Danny Dallas (1977-1981)

October 27, 1952 "Scorpio/Dragon" in Lakewood, Ohio

6. Billy Crystal

Actor | Forget Paris

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants ...

Jodie Dallas (1977-1981)

William Edward Crystal - March 14, 1948 "Pisces/Rat" in Long Beach, Long Island, New York

7. Jennifer Salt

Producer | American Horror Story

Jennifer Salt was born on September 4, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for American Horror Story (2011), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Soap (1977). She was previously married to David Greenberg.

Eunice Tate (1977-1981)

September 4, 1944 "Virgo/Monkey" in Los Angeles, California

8. Diana Canova

Actress | Soap

Diana Canova was born on June 1, 1953 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA as Diana Rivero. She is an actress and writer, known for Soap (1977), Throb (1986) and The Love Boat (1977). She has been married to Elliot Scheiner since 1985. They have one child. She was previously married to Geoff Levin.

Corinne Tate-Flotsky (1977-1980)

Diana Rivero - June 1, 1953 "Gemini/Snake" in West Palm Beach, Florida

9. Jimmy Baio

Actor | Soap

Jimmy Baio was born on March 15, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Joseph Baio. He is an actor, known for Soap (1977), Joe and Sons (1975) and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977).

Billy Tate (1977-1981)

James Joseph Baio - March 15, 1962 "Pisces/Tiger" in Brooklyn, New York

10. Jay Johnson

Actor | Soap

Jay Johnson was born on July 11, 1949 in Richardson, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Soap (1977), Annabelle's Wish (1997) and That '70s Show (1998). He has been married to Sandra Asbury-Johnson since May 14, 1972. They have two children.

Bob Campbell (1977-1981)

July 11, 1949 "Cancer/Ox" in Richardson, Texas

11. Arthur Peterson

Actor | Soap

Arthur Peterson was born on November 18, 1912 in Mandan, North Dakota, USA as Arthur Peterson Jr. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Rollercoaster (1977). He was married to Norma Ransome. He died on October 31, 1996 in Pasadena, California, USA.

The Major (1977-1981)

Arthur Peterson Jr. - November 18, 1912 "Scorpio/Rat" in Mandan, North Dakota - October 31, 1996 (age 83) in Pasadena, California (Alzheimer's disease)

12. Robert Guillaume

Actor | The Lion King

Robert Guillaume was born on November 30, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Robert Peter Williams. He was an actor, known for The Lion King (1994), Big Fish (2003) and Sports Night (1998). He was married to Donna Brown Guillaume and Marlene Patricia Scott. He died on October 24, 2017 in Los ...

Benson DuBois (1977-1980)

Robert Peter Williams - November 30, 1927 "Sagittarius/Rabbit" in St. Louis, Missouri

13. Donnelly Rhodes

Actor | Da Vinci's Inquest

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Manitoba Theatre Center ...

Dutch Leitner (1978-1981)

Donnelly Rhodes Henry - December 4, 1937 "Sagittarius/Ox" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

14. Sal Viscuso

Actor | Law & Order True Crime

The dedication of Sal Viscuso to the craft of acting can be dated to a singular evening in 1967. A college freshman, he happened upon a teleplay of Ronald Ribman's CBS Playhouse: The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) and was so inspired by Ivan Dixon's Emmy-winning rendition of the title role that he...

Father Timothy Flotsky (1977-1979)

October 5, 1948 "Libra/Rat" in Brooklyn, New York

15. Rebecca Balding

Actress | Soap

Cute, perky, and engaging brunette actress Rebecca Balding was born on September 21, 1955, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The sweet, comely, and spirited Balding first began acting on television in the mid 1970s. She played an eager-beaver cub reporter on three episodes of Lou Grant (1977). Rebecca ...

Carol David (1978-1980)

September 21, 1955 "Virgo/Goat" in Little Rock, Arkansas

16. John Byner

Actor | The Black Cauldron

The proud owner of scores of dialects and hundreds of uncanny impersonations, slight, deadpan, rubber-faced, light-haired funnyman John Byner is the forerunner to such presently gifted comic impressionists as Dana Carvey and Frank Caliendo. Byner's spot-on impressions have run the entertainment and...

Detective Donahue (1978-1980)

John Thomas Biener - June 28, 1938 "Cancer/Tiger" in New York City

17. Eugene Roche

Actor | Executive Decision

Adept at both comedy and drama, character player Eugene Roche (sometimes billed as Gene Roche) had an extensive four-decade career. Born in Depression-era Boston the son of a Navy man, the moon-faced, intent-looking Roche started on radio at age 15 displaying his knack for character voices, both ...

E. Ronald Mallu (1978-1980)

Eugene Harrison Roche - September 22, 1928 "Virgo/Dragon" in Boston, Massachusetts - July 28, 2004 (age 75) in Encino, California (heart attack)

18. Marla Pennington

Actress | Soap

Marla Pennington was born on March 5, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marla Lynn Pennington. She is an actress, known for Soap (1977), Small Wonder (1985) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She has been married to Thomas Patrick Rowan since August 8, 1988. They have two children. She was previously ...

Leslie Walker (1979-1981)

Marla Lynn Pennington - March 5, 1954 "Pisces/Horse" in Los Angeles, California

19. Gordon Jump

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

The burly character actor Gordon Jump will probably be best remembered for the role of the radio station manager Arthur Carlson in the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978). This is ironic, since in the first part of his working life he was found either behind a microphone or camera in stints with ...

Chief of Police Tinkler (1977-1978)

Gordon Alexander Jump - April 1, 1932 "Aries/Monkey" in Dayton, Ohio - September 22, 2003 (age 71) in Los Angeles, California (pulmonary fibrosis leading to heart and respiratory failure)

Claire (1977-1978)

21. Bob Seagren

Actor | Wonder Woman

Bob Seagren was born on October 17, 1946 in Pomona, California, USA as Robert Lloyd Seagren. He is an actor, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Soap (1977) and Charlie's Angels (1976). He was previously married to Peggy McIntaggart.

Dennis Phillips (1977-1978)

Robert Lloyd Seagren - October 17, 1946 "Libra/Dog" in Pomona, California

22. Nita Talbot

Actress | Hogan's Heroes

Nita Talbot was born on August 8, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Anita Sokol. She is an actress, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), Mannix (1967) and That Funny Feeling (1965).

Mrs. Fine (1977-1978)

Anita Sokol - August 8, 1930 "Leo/Horse" in New York City

23. Byron Webster

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

Byron Webster made 1951 his film debut in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951). He moved to the USA in 1952 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Acting assignments were few in Chicago, and he supplemented his income working for British European Airways. After some local area (Illinois) theatre work,...

Dr. Medlow (1977-1978)

June 14, 1931 "Gemini/Goat" in London, England - December 1, 1991 (age 60) in Sherman Oaks, California (AIDS)

24. Edward Winter

Actor | M*A*S*H

Edward Winter was born on June 3, 1937 in Ventura, California, USA as Edward Dean Winter. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Project U.F.O. (1978) and Simon & Simon (1981). He was married to Linda Foster, Sandra L. Ward and Ronda Faye Moe. He died on March 8, 2001 in Woodland Hills, Los...

Congressman Walter McCallam (1977-1978)

Edward Dean Winter - June 3, 1937 "Gemini/Ox" in Ventura, California - March 8, 2001 (age 63) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California (Parkinson's disease)

25. Caroline McWilliams

Actress | Mermaids

Caroline McWilliams was born on April 4, 1945 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Caroline Margaret McWilliams. She was an actress and director, known for Mermaids (1990), Benson (1979) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She was married to Michael Keaton. She died on February 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, ...

Sally (1978-1979)

Caroline Margaret McWilliams - April 4, 1945 "Aries/Rooster" in Seattle, Washington - February 11, 2010 (age 64) in Los Angeles, California (complications of multiple myeloma)

26. Inga Swenson

Actress | The Miracle Worker

Inga Swenson was born on December 29, 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress, known for The Miracle Worker (1962), Benson (1979) and Playhouse 90 (1956). She has been married to Lowell Harris since February 21, 1953. They have two children.

Ingrid Swenson (1978-1979)

December 29, 1932 "Capricorn/Monkey" in Omaha, Nebraska

27. Lynne Moody

Actress | Knots Landing

Lynne Moody was born on February 17, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Knots Landing (1979), Magnum, P.I. (1980) and Chicago Hope (1994).

Polly Dawson (1979-1980)

February 17, 1950 "Aquarius/Tiger" in Detroit, Michigan

28. Peggy Pope

Actress | Choke

Peggy Pope was born on May 15, 1929 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Choke (2008), The Last Starfighter (1984) and The Substitute (1996).

Mrs. Lurleen David (1979-1980)

May 15, 1929 "Taurus/Snake" in Montclair, New Jersey

29. Roscoe Lee Browne

Actor | The Cowboys

He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.

...

Saunders (1980-1981)

May 2, 1925 "Taurus/Ox" in Woodbury, New Jersey - April 11, 2007 (age 81) in Los Angeles, California (stomach cancer)

30. Nancy Dolman

Self | Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas

Nancy Dolman was born on September 26, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Nancy Jane Dolman. She was an actress, known for Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas (1985), Soap (1977) and It's a Living (1980). She was married to Martin Short. She died on August 21, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, ...

Annie Selig (1980-1981)

Nancy Jane Dolman - September 26, 1951 "Libra/Rabbit" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - August 21, 2010 (age 58) in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California (ovarian cancer)

31. Joe Mantegna

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia.

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Juan One (1980-1981)

Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr. - November 13, 1947 "Scorpio/Pig" in Chicago, Illinois

32. Barbara Rhoades

Actress | Harry and Tonto

Barbara Rhoades was born on March 23, 1946 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Harry and Tonto (1974), The Goodbye Girl (1977) and Busting Loose (1977). She has been married to Bernie Orenstein since February 18, 1979. They have one child.

Maggie Chandler (1980-1981)

March 23, 1947 "Aries/Pig" in Poughkeepsie, New York

33. Gregory Sierra

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Gregory Sierra was born on January 25, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Towering Inferno (1974), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and Vampires (1998).

Carlos 'El Puerco' Valdez (1980-1981)

January 25, 1941 "Aquarius/Snake" in New York City

34. Jesse Welles

Actress | Wizards

Jesse Welles is an actress, known for Wizards (1977), Oh Madeline (1983) and Hey Good Lookin' (1982).

Gwen (1980-1981)

35. Harold Gould

Actor | Patch Adams

Harold Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre and taught speech and drama at Cornell University. Pursuing some off-Broadway work in the 1950s, he decided to practice what he preached, and became a full-time professional actor in the 1960s. He has appeared in hundreds of TV shows since, usually playing a ...

Barney Gerber (1977)

Harold Vernon Goldstein - December 10, 1923 "Sagittarius/Pig" in Schenectady, New York - September 11, 2010 (age 86) in Woodland Hills, California (prostate cancer)

36. Richard Libertini

Actor | Fletch

Richard Libertini was born in E. Cambridge, Massachusetts, to parents who had come to America from southern Italy. Having grown up in a household where both Italian and English were spoken, he developed an ear for foreign accents. A facility he would later use to advantage on stage and in films.

He ...

The Godfather (1977)

May 21, 1933 "Gemini/Rooster" in Cambridge, Massachusetts

37. Robert Urich

Actor | Lonesome Dove

Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account ...

Peter Campbell (1977)

Robert Michael Urich - December 19, 1946 "Sagittarius/Dog" in Toronto, Ohio - April 16, 2002 (age 55) in Thousand Oaks, California (synovial cell sarcoma)

38. Sorrell Booke

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered ...

Charles Lefkowitz (1978)

January 4, 1930 "Capricorn/Horse" in Buffalo, New York - February 11, 1994 (age 64) in Sherman Oaks, California (colorectal cancer)

39. Howard Hesseman

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The ...

Mr. Franklin (1978)

George Howard Hesseman - February 27, 1940 "Pisces/Dragon" in Lebanon, Oregon

40. Charles Lane

Actor | The Music Man

Mean, miserly and miserable-looking, they didn't come packaged with a more annoying and irksome bow than Charles Lane. Glimpsing even a bent smile from this unending sourpuss was extremely rare, unless one perhaps caught him in a moment of insidious glee after carrying out one of his many nefarious...

Judge Petrillo (1978)

Charles Gerstle Levison - January 26, 1905 "Aquarius/Snake" in San Francisco, California - July 9, 2007 (age 102) in Santa Monica, California

41. Dinah Manoff

Actress | Grease

Dinah Manoff was born in New York City, New York, to screenwriter Arnold Manoff and actress, director, and writer Lee Grant. She began her professional career in the PBS production of "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike". After subsequent guest appearances on various television series, she received a...

Elaine Lefkowitz-Dallas (1978)

Dinah Beth Manoff - January 25, 1958 "Aquarius/Dog" in New York City

42. Doris Roberts

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A ...

Flo Flotsky (1978)

Doris May Green - November 4, 1930 "Scorpio/Horse" in St. Louis, Missouri

43. Candice Azzara

Actress | Catch Me If You Can

Candice Azzara was born on May 18, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Catch Me If You Can (2002), Easy Money (1983) and In Her Shoes (2005).

Millie (1979)

May 18, 1945 "Taurus/Rooster" in Brooklyn, New York

44. Jack Gilford

Actor | Cocoon

Jack Gilford was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Yankel Gellman. He began his career in the Amateur Nights of the 1930s moving on to nightclubs as an innovative comedian doing satire and pantomime. He was a regular at the Greenwich Village nightspot, Cafe Society and hosted shows featuring Zero ...

Saul (1979)

Jacob Aaron Gellman - July 25, 1908 "Leo/Monkey" in New York City - June 2, 1990 (age 81) in New York City (stomach cancer)

45. Randee Heller

Actress | The Karate Kid

Randee Heller was born on June 10, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and Mad Men (2007).

Alice (1979)

June 10, 1947 "Gemini/Pig" in Brooklyn, New York

46. Michael Durrell

Actor | V

Michael Durrell was born on October 6, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for V (1983), Remington Steele (1982) and Sister Act (1992).

F. Peter Haversham (1980)

October 6, 1943 "Libra/Goat" in Brooklyn, New York

47. Granville Van Dusen

Actor | Soap

Granville Van Dusen was born on March 16, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA as Granville Roy Van Dusen Jr. He is an actor, known for Soap (1977), The West Wing (1999) and Port Charles (1997). He has been married to June Ellen Lonnen since September 3, 1966. They have two children.

Dr. Hill (1980)

Granville Roy Van Dusen Jr. - March 16, 1944 "Pisces/Monkey" in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

48. Allan Miller

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Allan Miller was born on February 14, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and Bad Words (2013). He has been married to Laura A. Zucker since January 25, 1976.

Dr. Alan Posner (1980)

February 14, 1929 "Aquarius/Snake" in Brooklyn, New York

49. Rod Roddy

Actor | Soap

Rod Roddy was born on September 28, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Robert Ray Roddy. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), House of Mouse (2001) and Press Your Luck (1983). He died on October 27, 2003 in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Announcer (1977-1981)

Robert Ray Roddy - September 28, 1937 "Libra/Ox" in Fort Worth, Texas - October 27, 2003 (age 66) in Century City, Los Angeles, California (colon and breast cancer)

50. Susan Harris

Writer | Soap

Susan Harris was born on October 28, 1940 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Susan Spivak. She is a writer and producer, known for Soap (1977), The Golden Girls (1985) and It Takes Two (1982). She has been married to Paul Junger Witt since September 18, 1983. She was previously married to Berkeley ...

Creator/Writer/Producer/Executive Producer

Susan Spivak October 28, 1940 "Scorpio/Dragon" in Mount Vernon, New York

51. Paul Junger Witt

Producer | Dead Poets Society

Paul Junger Witt was born on March 20, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Three Kings (1999). He has been married to Susan Harris since September 18, 1983. He was previously married to Ann McLaughlin.

Executive Producer

March 20, 1943 "Pisces/Goat" in New York City

52. Tony Thomas

Producer | Dead Poets Society

Tony Thomas was born on December 7, 1948 in Hollywood, California, USA as Charles Anthony Thomas. He is known for his work on Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Insomnia (2002). He has been married to Ann Souder since September 24, 2005.

Executive Producer

Charles Anthony Thomas December 7, 1948 "Sagittarius/Rat" in Hollywood, California

53. Jay Sandrich

Director | Mary Tyler Moore

Jay Sandrich was born on February 24, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jay Henry Sandrich. He is a director and assistant director, known for Mary Tyler Moore (1970), The Cosby Show (1984) and Soap (1977). He has been married to Linda Green Silverstein since October 4, 1984. He was ...

Director

Jay Henry Sandrich February 24, 1932 "Pisces/Monkey" in Los Angeles, California