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Celebrity Showcase

WELCOME TO CELEBRITY SHOWCASE.
 
I've been working in theatre for 40 years and have worked with and met numerous celebrities from all facets of "Show Biz."  Here, I offer photos of some of them.  I'm in all the photos (proves I was there! LOL) and, my sister joins me in many.  With each photo, I've included a brief "bio" of each performer as many were popular years ago and may not be recognizable to you!  ENJOY!! 

Stefanie Powers
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Although best known for her role as Robert Wagner's wife and crime-fighting partner, Jennifer Hart, on the popular TV series Hart to Hart, Stefanie Powers is a multi-talented actor, singer and dancer.  She has appeared on stage, on tv, and in motion pictures. For her contribution to the television industry, Powers has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  An animal activist and conservation pioneer, Stefanie created the William Holden Wildlife Foundation (WHWF) in memory of her long-time partner, actor Bill Holden.
 
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Lindsay Wagner
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Most people first became familiar with Lindsay Wagner through her Emmy-winning role as THE BIONIC WOMAN. Actress. Advocate. Humanitarian. Author. She has starred in numerous made-for-television movies and motion pictures.
 
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Jane Withers
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Jane Withers' decades-long job as the dress-downed Josephine the Plumber pushing Comet cleanser made her more recognizable then when working in films. Known for her strong spiritualism and charitable contributions, Jane's bubbly, charismatic nature amazing!   She has recently done voiceover work for Disney's animated features.
 
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Adam West
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Adam West is an actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the 1960s TV series Batman which also had a brilliantly campy and entertaining film adaptation. He is also known for his recent role as the delusional Mayor Adam West on the show Family Guy.

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Connie Stevens
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A multi-talented woman, Connie Stevens' career began in the mid-1950s.  She has recorded hit songs, appeared on Broadway, co-starred in several television series, and has received accolades for her Nighclub Acts.  In addition, her skin care line, Forever Spring, has made her a very successful business woman.  She is mom to actress/singers Tricia Leigh and Joely Fisher and continues to perform in movies, on television and in Nightclubs
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George Burns
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George Burns was an Academy Award-winning actor and VERY funny comedian. His career included vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. Enjoying a remarkable career resurrection that began at age 79, and ended shortly before his death at age 100, George Burns was as well known in the last two decades of his life as at any other time during his career.

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Tricia and Joely Fisher
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Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher in photo taken three decades ago . . . Both have pursued careers in show business. Joely is currently starring in her third TV series, Til Death.  Tricia has done numerous motion pictures, TV movies and singing gigs. She has now added business sense and entrepreneurship to her resume, following in her mother’s footsteps as a successful business woman, with the Treehouse Social Club 
 
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Shirley Jones
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Shirley Jones is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, probably best known for her role as "Shirley Partridge," in the television series The Partridge Family.  Pre-Partridge Famly, Shirley had achieved fame as a singer and actress with her starring rolls in many films, including many highly successful musicals.  She has an impressive stage resume as well.
 
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David Sanborn
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Multi-Grammy winner, David Sanborn, is considered one of the greatest saxophone players of all time. His music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, pop and jazz. A naturally gifted performer, David has helped defined the saxophone’s modern sound while influencing a generation.

 

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The Osmond Bros with Donny, Marie & Jimmy
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The Osmond Brothers have been performing in front of audiences for 50 years. They perform all styles of music including barbershop, pop, rock, country, and jazz. They have sold millions of albums and have several gold and platinum records to their credit.

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John Shields
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Chef John Shields is a nationally acclaimed expert in regional American coastal cuisine. John is the author of three award-winning cookbooks on the cuisine of Chesapeake Bay.  In 1998 public television stations across the country began airing John’s series “Chesapeake Bay Cooking.” "Coastal Cooking with John Shields," currently being shown nationwide on PBS, follows a similar format with interviews and on location episodes filmed in some of the most spectacular coastal regions of the United States. He is an active member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an environmental group dedicated to protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding wetlands and the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance which promotes sustainable agriculture through use of indigenous foods and local suppliers.
 
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Debbie Reynolds
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For six decades, singer-dancer-comedian Debbie Reynolds has been performing in movies, on stage and on Television.  She is a major force in raising money for emotionally and mentally challenged children through The Thalians.  Debbie is mom to actress-author Carrie Fisher and Cinematographer-director-actor Todd Fisher.
 
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Liberace
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For decades, Liberace was known for his music, candelabra, charisma, rhinestones and dazzle.  Throughout his life, he acquired an astounding array of prestigious awards including two Emmy Awards, six gold albums, two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's highest paid musician and pianist.
 
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Peter Noone
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Peter Noone of Manchester, England is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and actor, though he is best known as "Herman" of the successful 1960s group, Herman's Hermits.  He continues to tour throughout the world.

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Larry Storch
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Larry Storch is an actor best known for his comedic television roles, including voiceover work for cartoons, and his live-action role as the bumbling Corporal Randolph Agarn on F Troop. He has also made guest appearances on dozens of television shows and has toured in theatre productions.
 
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Bobby Rydell
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During the 1960s, Bobby Rydell had nineteen hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He is also considered one of the "Teen Idols" who ruled the pop charts during that time. He appeared on many television shows and in movies. Rydell continued to perform in supper clubs and venues throughout the 1970s. He still performs as a solo act and as part of "The Golden Boys" with childhood pals Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
 
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Barry Williams
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From television and films, to best selling author, to entertainer and singer, Barry Williams has enjoyed tremendous success.  Though best known as Greg Brady of The Brady Bunch, he has starred in more than 75 musicals on Broad-way and/or in National Touring companies.  He performs regularly in Las Vegas, for corporate shows, and theaters around the country delivering an evening of music that is fun for the entire family.
 
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Darlene Love
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Darlene Love began her show business career as a back-up vocalist for many of the biggest hits of the 1960s.  In the 1980s - 1990s, she began acting on Broadway (with a Tony Award nomination) and in the cinema as Danny Glover's wife in four Lethal Weapons movies.
 
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Bobby Sherman
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Actor, singer, Teen Idol, Bobby Sherman's name became a household word when he joined the cast of Shindig!  For several years, he had back to back Gold records.  He also starred in the TV series Here Come the Brides.  A guest appearance on Patridge Family led to his own series and numerous other guest shots.

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Gavin McLeod
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Gavin MacLeod’s movies include I Want To Live, Operation Petticoat, and High Time, but he is best known for his television roles as Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat.  During the mid-80's, McLeod and his then ex-wife Patti became Evangelical Christians and remarried. Following his conversion and remarriage, he and his wife wrote about struggles with divorce and alcoholism in Back On Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce That Ended in Remarriage. The MacLeods have been hosts on the Trinity Broadcasting Network for 14 years, primarily hosting a show about marriage called Back on Course.
 
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Frankie Avalon
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Frankie had 31 charted Billboard U.S. singles during his career from 1958 thru 1962.  As an actor, he is best known for his starring roles in the teenage Beach Party film genre and in Grease, though he also had dramatic parts in several films.  He has also made guest appearances on dozens of TV series.
 
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Robert Morse
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Robert Morse has received two Tony Award, the Theatre World Award, the Drama Desk Award, and an Emmy.   He has done several adaptations of his Broadway hits for the movies and as television specials for PBS.

 

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Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt
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Baltimore native, Earl Wrightson, was an Emmy award-winning entertainer.  A familiar face in the early days of television, he was a regular on The American Musical Theatre, Girl About Town, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue, The Earl Wrightson Show, The Bell Telephone Hour His musical theatre credits include Camelot, Kiss Me Kate, The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Paint Your Wagon, Fiddler on the Roof and Firebrand of Florence.

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For five years, Lois Hunt sang lead parts with the Metropolitan Opera before crossing over into legitimate theater.  She met Earl Wrightson and teamed up with him as a musical theater duo, recording several records, appearing on television and travel all over the country doing shows. They were companions until his death in 1993 at which time she retired.

 

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George Hamilton
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George Hamilton began his movie career in 1952.  He has appeared in numerous television series as a “guest star,” hosted The Family, competed in Dancing with the Stars, and is noted for his appearances in Ritz Cracker and Wheat Thins Toasted Chips commercials.

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Davy Jones
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Maintaining his allure as a sexy icon through generations of fans, Davy Jones first invaded teen hearts as the international idol of millions in the 1960s Emmy Award winning television classic The Monkees. Beyond his Monkee persona, he has appeared in musicals that include Grease, Godspell, and Aladdin. He is also and accomplished horseman and won his first race in England on his prized horse, Digpast.
 
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Paul Petersen
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Paul Petersen began his show business career at age ten when he became a "Mouseketeer" on the Mickey Mouse Club. However, he achieved stardom as a teenage heartthrob on The Donna Reed Show, a sitcom that ran from 1958 to 1966. His TV fame brought recording offers and he had singles and LPs that made it to the Billboard Hot 100.  His university degree in literature enabled him to write sixteen adventure novels.  In 1990, he founded the child-actor support group called A Minor Consideration to improve working conditions for child actors and to assist them in transitioning to adult life, whether it be in acting or another profession.
 
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Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo
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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success as recording artists, performers, and authors. In addition to earning 7 Grammies, 15 Gold records and 3 Platinum records, they have performed on Television and Stage.  The husband-wife team were lead vocalists for The 5th Dimension, recording numerous classics including UP, UP & AWAY, AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN, WEDDING BELL BLUES, ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER and STONED SOUL PICNIC.
 
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Barbara Eden
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Barbara Eden is best known for her starring role in the I Dream of Jeannie, but she was featured in movies prior to the hit series.  She also appeared on popular television shows such as I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Bachelor Father, Gunsmoke, and the series finale of Route 66.
 
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Rip Taylor
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Rip Taylor has maintained his status as one of the top headliners in Las Vegas. He has been named "Entertainer of the Year" three times in a row, spent a year headlining. The Flamingo Hotel's Rockettes Extravaganza and in 2002 took Rip Taylor's Christmas Spectacular to the Rio. Rip has played on Broadway and toured in many musicals. He is currently writing and producing a one-man-show entitled Let'er Rip.

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Mandy Patinkin
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In his 1980 Broadway debut, Mandy Patinkin won a Tony AwardŽ for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and was nominated in 1984 for his starring role in the Pulitzer Prize–winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George. In 1991 he returned to Broadway in the Tony AwardŽ-winning musical The Secret Garden and in 1997 played a sold–out engagement of his one-man concert, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, with all profits benefiting five charitable organizations. He is probably best known for his critically acclaimed performances in the CBS series’, Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds.

 

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Dorothy Hamill
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Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill is a three time US Champion, World Champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist.  She's recently written an autobiography and continues to tour with various Ice Skating shows throughout the world ... and, she can still do the "Hamill Camel!"
 
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Robert Goulet
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A Grammy, Tony and an Emmy winner, Robert Goulet achieved instant recognition as one of American theatres’ most charismatic and talented musical stars with his Broadway debut in CAMELOT.  Robert died from Pulmonary Fibrosis 2007 but his rich baritone voice will live on with his 60+ recordings.
 
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Dwayne Hickman
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Best known to most of us as Dobie Gillis, Dwayne Hickman is a remarkable artist.  Check out his paintings and visit his MySpace site. 

Chris Botti
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Trumpeter Chris Botti is a gifted instrumentalist, a talented composer, and a charismatic performer.  Since the release of his first solo album in 1995, he has created a series of recordings that have made him a virtual genre-of-one in the realm of contemporary jazz and the pop music world.  Botti has earned the RIAA gold-certification and a Grammy.

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Hayley Mills
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Hayley Mills is the youngest daughter of actor Sir John Mills and playwright Mary Hayley Bell and younger sister to actress Juliet Mills, (Passions and Nanny and the Professor).  Hayley was twelve years of age when she appeared in her first movie, Tiger Bay.  Through that film, she was "discovered" by Walt Disney and was given the lead role in Pollyanna, a role that catapulted her to super-stardom in the United States and earned a special Oscar.

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Angela Lansbury
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Though Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a long and varied career in theatre and film, she is probably best known as Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote.  She has been nominated for numerous show business award and has won four Tonys, an SGA Lifetime Achievement Award, two National Board Reviews, six Golden Globes, two Drama Desk Awards, and one BAFTA.
 
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Tony Curtis
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Tony Curtis was a popular film star during the late 1950s and early 1960s.  He has appeared in over 125 films since 1949, but his most enduring role has been in Some Like It Hot with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.  Since the early 1980s, Curtis has had a second career as an artist. His work can command more than $50,000 a canvas and it is on this he now focuses rather than movies.  One of his paintings (The Red Table) has been on display at the Metropolitan Museum in Manhattan.

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Gary Puckett
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GARY PUCKETT and the UNION GAP was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits.  The group disbanded in 1974 but Gary continues to tour nationally & internationally.  He recently released two new albums, "GARY PUCKETT - LIVE" and  "At Christmas."
 
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Donny Osmond
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Donny Osmond is a singer, musician, actor and former teen idol. He has also been a talk show and game show host, record producer, race car driver and author. He's recorded albums with his sister, Marie, with his brothers, The Osmond Brothers, and as a solo performer.  In 2008, the entire family, (Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy) toured together to commemorate the Osmonds 50th Anniversary in show business.

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Holly Clegg
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Turned off by both diets and diet foods, Holly Clegg took her culinary training and experience as a caterer and began to formulate recipes to give cooks the ability to put a delicious, healthy meal on the table in about 30 minutes. Holly has appeared on Fox & Friends and NBC Weekend Today Show and her reputation for a healthier approach to eating continually garners national media coverage.  She also writes for national food magazines and Internet food sites.
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Margaret O'Brien
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Legendary child star Margaret O'Brien, is considered by most film critics and historians as the greatest "Little" actress of all times. A gifted dramatic performer, she was one of the most popular movie stars of the 1940's. Today she continues working intermittently as a Guest Star in numerous TV Series.
 
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Paul Anka
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Singer-Songwriter-Teen Idol, Paul Anka is entering his 50th year as an entertainer.  His voice is still excellent and his stage charisma is unbelievable.   You may not recognize his name but you will know his music!  Some of his early hits as a singer-songwriter include Puppy Love, Diana, You're Having My Baby and a zillion others.  My personal favorite is My Way.
 
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Peter Marshall
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Band singer, actor and TV Game show host, Peter Marshall is probably best known as host of the original Hollywood Squares game show.  He currently hosts a big band radio show, Music of Your Life.
 
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Edie Adams
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Edie Adams began her career in television working with comedian Ernie Kovacs and Jack Paar. Kovacs was a noted cigar smoker, and Edie did TV commercials for Muriel Cigars. She had her own TV series Here's Edie and made sporadic guest appearances on other television shows. She starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town and in Li'l Abner. Edie is one of the few surviving headliners from the all-star movie, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and in 2003, she joined actors Marvin Kaplan and Sid Caesar at 40th anniversary celebrations of the movie.
 
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John Raitt
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John Raitt was best known for his stage roles in the musicals Carousel, Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game, Carnival in Flanders, Three Wishes for Jamie, and A Joyful Noise, in which he set the standard for virile, handsome, strong-voiced leading men during the golden age of the Broadway musical.  His daughter is nine-time Grammy award-winning blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt.

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Chita Rivera
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Chita Rivera is Broadway's most accomplished and versatile dancer-actress-singer. A recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center honor, Chita has also won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received six additional Tony Award nominations.
 
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Jerry Brown
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Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. is the Attorney General for the state of California. Brown has had a lengthy political career spanning terms on the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees (1969-1971), as California Secretary of State (1971-1975), as Governor of California (1975-1983), as chair of the California Democratic Party (1989-1991), the Mayor of Oakland (1998-2006), and the Attorney General of California (2007-present).
 
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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
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As Mayor of Baltimore City, Martin O'Malley, was acknowledged by TIME Magazine as one of the five top mayors in USA.  Now, as Governor of the State of Maryland, he is a leader in Environmental & Energy Reforms.  On occassion, Martin appears with his band,  "OMalley's March."   Over the years, they have recorded three cds.
 
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Henry Winkler
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Best known as "The Fonz" on Happy Days, Henry Winkler is an accomplished actor, producer, director and author.  He is also an advocate for underprivileged kids, donating his time and money to the cause.
 
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Lee Meriwether
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Crowned Miss America in 1955, Lee Meriwether began her acting career shortly after her reign.  She joined The Today Show, numerous  feature films,  a television series' (Barnaby Jones) with Buddy Ebsen and, currently, she has been concentrating on honing her craft in  theatre.

Fabian
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Fabian is a former teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He rose to national prominence after performing several times on American Bandstand.  In total, he charted 11 hit singles in the Billboard Hot 100.
 
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Chad & Jeremy
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Chad and Jeremy were a singing folk rock duo in the 1960s, comprising Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde. They were part of the "British Invasion," a large influx of British rock and pop musicians to the American music scene.  Forty years later and they are still singing together in concerts in USA, UK, and Canada.
 
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George Maharis
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George Maharis is best known for his role as Buz Murdock in first three seasons of the TV series Route 66.  He also recorded numerous pop music albums at the height of his fame, and later starred in the short-lived TV series The Most Dangerous Game.
 
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LloydBridges
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Lloyd Bridges began his acting career on Broadway.  He made his first film in 1936 and was under contract with Columbia.  He made the transition to and became a small screen star of giant proportions by starring in Sea Hunt, the country's most successful syndicated show. Lloyd won new fans with "Airplane!" and "Hot Shots!" movies.  In addition to his performing, he directed, produced, and found an off-Broadway theatre.  His sons are Jeff and Beau Bridges.

 

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Robert Culp
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Robert Culp is best known for his work in television. He earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I SPY, the espionage TV series, where he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents   During the series run, Culp wrote scripts for seven episodes, one of which he also directed.  Culp also appeared in many movies and has lent his voice to the digital characters in two video games.

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Hugh O'Brian
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Actor Hugh O'Brian began his acting career in film but became a major TV star thanks to Wyatt Earp, which ran for 249 episodes.  Like most western TV stars, he swore he was through with shoot-em-ups when Earp ceased production, and throughout the '60s he worked in almost every type of film and theatrical genre but westerns. He showed considerable skill in the realm of musical comedy, and became a top draw in the summer-stock and dinner theatre circuit. As he became the focus of hero worship from grown-up Baby Boomers, O'Brian relaxed his resistance toward Wyatt Earp and began showing up on live and televised western retrospectives.
 
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Jon Provost
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The check shirt and jeans Jon Provost wore for seven years as Timmy on “Lassie” hang in The Smithsonian next to Archie Bunker’s chair while “Lassie” continues to air in 60 countries.   By the time Jon was nineteen, he’d worked in film and television for sixteen years. With a strong desire to try something new, he headed for Northern California and college.  He never returned to L.A., eventually raising a family in Sonoma County. He has also earned a nationwide reputation as a philanthropist, giving his time to children’s hospitals, animal shelters, humane societies and Canine Companions for Independence.  He has recently written a book marking his 50th anniversary as Timmy with an autobiography, TIMMY'S IN THE WELL.
 
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Melissa Gilbert
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Melissa Gilbert, actress, writer and producer,  is best known as a child actor who co-starred as Laura Ingalls, on Little House on the Prairie. More recently, she served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild.

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Robert Pine
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Robert Pine is probably best known for his role as Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the hit NBC television series CHiPs. He also starred in the TV series Black Scorpion, and in soap operas Days of Our Lives and on The Bold and the Beautiful.  He has made many guest appearances in TV series and on various game shows.  There are several films to is credit as well

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John Davidson
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 John Davidson is a perennial nightclub and concert favorite who has also starred in many national tours, in stock productions, off-Broadway, and on Broadway.  John has several television series' to his creditand has made sporadic appearances in films including the disaster epic, The Concorde: Airport '79, and Edward Scissorhands.

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Earl Holliman
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Earl Holliman first appeared in film in 1953 and three years later won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in the 1956 film, The Rainmaker. In addition to a successful career in films, Earl Holliman became a popular television personality through his roles as Sundance in Hotel de Paree and as Lt. Bill Crowley opposite Angie Dickinson in Police Woman that ran from 1974 to 1978. He also had the distinction of appearing in the first episode of The Twilight Zone titled "Where is Everybody?" which aired on October 2, 1959.  Earl is an animal-rights activist and reigned as President of Actors and Others for Animals for 31 years, until his retirement in Spring 2007.

 

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Kathy & Janet Lennon
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In 1955 television audiences watched as four sisters, (Janet age 9, Kathy age 12, Peggy age 14 and Dianne age 16), made their television debut on The Lawrence Welk Show.   The Lennon Sisters were such a hit with the audience, that they became regulars on The Lawrence Welk Show for 13 years.  They also starred in their own musical variety show. In the 70s, The Lennon Sisters were regular guest stars on Andy William's television show and frequently performed with him in Las Vegas Peggy and Dianne retired but Kathy and Janet continue to perform, (with daughters, younger siblings, and nieces), as the Lennon Family, at theatres in Branson, Missouri.

 

 

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Mickey Rooney
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Mickey Rooney is a man with over 200 films under his belt, television series and appearances, and musical theatre. He earned an Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, a special Juvenile Oscar he shared with Deana Durbin in 1939, five Oscar nominations, one Emmy Award, five Emmy Nominations and two Golden Globes. Mickey's career has extended through many generations and in many different directions. Mickey Rooney: actor, survivor, inventor and Hollywood living legend.

 

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Stephanie Zimbalist
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Stephanie Zimbalist is a singer, dancer and actor.  Although theatre is her "first love," she is best known for her starring role in REMINGTON STEELE alongside Pierce Brosnan.  Stephanie is third generation of a show business family.  Efrem, her dad, starred in several television series during the 1960s.  Her grandfather, Efrem, Sr was an extraordinary violinist and grandmother, Alma Gluck was an outstanding Opera singer.  Stephanie is an advocate for abused kids, and, along with her dad, works tirelessly for ChildHelp.
 
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Christopher Stone
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Christopher Stone was a semi-regular on The Bionic Woman and co-starred with his wife, Dee Wallace Stone, in The New Lassie.  He directed several of those episodes.  In 1995, Stone died of a heart attack at age 53.

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John Astin
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Because of his successful run as Gomez Addams, television's lovable, slightly crazed patriarch of the original Addams Family series, John Astin, is often called a "pop-culture icon."  Though he has performed in many motion pictures and television guest spots, Gomez remains one of his favorite. He is currently a full-time Visiting Professor of Theatre Arts in the Writing Seminars Department at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, where he is also founder and director of the Hopkins University Theatre.
 
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Michael Cole
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Michael Cole is best known for his character Pete Cochran on The Mod Squad which ran from 1968 to 1973.  He has also appeared in numerous films and TV shows and has done a great deal of stage work.
 
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Edd Byrnes
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Edd Byrnes most famous role was as Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III on the TV detective series 77 Sunset Strip.  Kookie's constant tending of his ducktail haircut led to many jokes and a hit song, "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb", which he recorded with Connie Stevens. The Kookie character was an example of the hipster sidekick who talked jive and knew "the word on the street". He also played the role of Vince Fontaine in the 1978 smash movie Grease.
 
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Fred MacMurray
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Fred MacMurray was an actor who appeared in over one hundred movies and a highly successful television series during a career that lasted from the 1930s to the 1970s MacMurray is well known for his role in Double Indemnity. He is best remembered for his role as Steve Douglas on My Three Sons which ran for 12 years.

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Carole Cook
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Singer/comedienne and a cabaret favorite in New York and Los Angeles, Carole Cook has scores of musical comedy shows to her credit. She and husband Tom Troupe are fondly known as "the Lunts of L.A. Theater,"  as they have co-starred in many plays together over the years.  Carole and Tom received a joint honorary 2002 Los Angeles Ovation Award for Career Achievements.  For over two decades Carole has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS and performing diligently at S.T.A.G.E. benefits for AIDS research.
 
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Rod McKuen
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After a series of jobs, Rod McKuen began to excite audiences with his poetry readings. He moved to New York City to compose and conduct for the TV show The CBS Workshop.  He became an icon across college campuses for his ability to capture in verse the feelings of anxiety, love, confusion, and hope that were common during the Vietnam era. His public readings had the drawing power of a rock concert.  His commercial success is unparalleled in the field of modern poetry. His poetic works have been translated into a dozen languages and sold over 65 million copies. Throughout his career he has continued to enjoy sell-out concerts around the world and appears regularly at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.
 
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Phyllis Newman
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Phyllis Newman is a Tony Award-winning actress and singer for her Best Featured Actress role in Subways are for Sleeping.  She made her Broadway debut in Wish You Were Here in 1952. She has been nominated twice for the Drama Desk Award and received a second Tony nomination for Broadway Bound.

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Linda Gray
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Linda Gray is best known for her role as Larry Hagman's long-suffering wife, Sue Ellen Ewing on the television series Dallas. She was also a director of the popular show. She has also done extensive stage work, movies, and commercials.

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Linda Henning
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The daughter of veteran writer and TV producer Paul Henning and Ruth Henning, Linda Henning originally studied to be a dancer.  After appearing as a dancer in Bye Bye Birdie she landed the role of Betty Jo on Petticoat Junction for seven years. Following its cancellation, Linda made numerous appearances on episodic TV and game shows and performed in stage plays and musicals all across the U.S. Since the 1980's Linda has been a member of the California Artists Radio Theatre (CART) repertory troupe and volunteers as a docent at the LA Zoo.
 
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Buzz Aldrin
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On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed their Lunar Module on the moon's Sea of Tranquility and became the first two humans to walk on the moon. This unprecedented heroic endeavor was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. He was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor amongst over 50 other distinguished awards and medals from the United States and numerous other countries. Since retiring from NASA, the Air Force, and his position as Commander of the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Dr. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration. To advance his lifelong commitment to venturing outward in space, he founded his rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, Inc., and the ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to opening the doors to space tourism for all people.

 

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Kaye Ballard
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Kaye Ballard performed in both Burlesque and Vaudeville, and before discovering the musical theatre, toured with the Spike Jones Orchestra for two years as featured vocalist and tuba player.  She has appeared in just about every talk/variety show and nightclub in USA, in movies, and on Broadway.

 

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Anna-Maria Alberghetti
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Anna Maria Alberghetti made her Carnegie Hall Debut at the age of 13.  She has appeared on concert stages with Symphony Orchestras, on Cabaret stages and on the Broadway stage where she was awarded a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Carnival.  Ed Sullivan introduced Anna Maria to television audiences. Her recording career has included performances for Capitol Records, Columbia Records, Mercury Records and MGM Records.

 

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Harry Belafonte
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Harry Belafonte has received a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award plus six Gold Records.  He has received the Kennedy Center Honors,  the National Medal of Arts and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  Belafonte had been a major concert draw since his first world tour in 1956 and continued to perform before audiences globally until his last concert in 2003 when he retired from performing.
 
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John Gary
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John Gary was considered to be one of the best crooners due to his extaordinary breath control, his tonal quality, and his exceptionally wide range of three octaves.  Gary was a stylized singer, who recorded 23 albums for RCA Victor Records. John sang in movies, on Broadway, had his own television show, and appeared at Carnegie Hall, with numerous symphonies.
 
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Lisa Pelikan
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Lisa Pelikan is a graduate of the Julliard School in New York and has appeared in over 50 films, on the Broadway and LA Stage, and in many TV series.  For her one-woman show about Zelda Fitgerald, (“Only A Broken String of Pearls”), she won the Drama-Logue Award.

 

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Marjorie Lord
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Marjorie Lord is best known for playing Kathy "Clancey" Williams (Danny Thomas's TV wife) on Make Room for Daddy and later, Make Room for Granddaddy. Lord also appeared in the musical drama and has penned her memoires in A Dance And A Hug.

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Leslie-Anne Down
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Lesley-Anne Down began modelling for commercials at the age of ten and was voted Britain´s Most Beautiful Teenager a few years later. She quickly moved on to an acting career and made a national impact in Upstairs, Downstairs.  She  received the Golden Boomerang Award for Most Popular Supporting Female for her role as Jackie on The Bold And The Beautiful in 2006.
 
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Kathleen Noone
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Kathleen Noone, a classically trained actress, is well remembered by fans of the soap opera genre as Ellen Dalton on All My Children, Claudia Whittaker on Knots Landing, and as Bette Katzenkazrahi on Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach.  Her other credits include movies of the week, feature films, and repertory theatre.
 
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Jennifer Darling
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Jennifer Darling appeared on Broadway in How Now Dow Jones, and Fire. She performed in Shakespeare in Central Park for Joseph Papp, and in the soap opera The Secret Storm.  She was a regular in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. In 1977, she joined the cast of Eight Is Enough.  Since that time she guest starred in numerous TV series and TV movies and continues with her voice over work.

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Carol Lawrence
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Carol Lawrence is a musical theater actress, who has also made many appearances in film and on television.  Lawrence achieved outstanding success with her role of Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story for which she received a Tony Award nomination.  She has a tv series to her credit and has published a cookbook along with an exercise video.

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Billy J Kramer
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Billy J. Kramer was a British Invasion-Merseybeat singer. He is known today primarily as the singer of various Lennon-McCartney compositions written specifically for him.  He continues to perform with The British Invasion group.
 
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Beverly Garland
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Beverly Garland is a veteran film, character and television actress with a half-century of credits.  She is primarily known for her roles in film, soap operas and televisionShe achieved fame with her role as Fred MacMurray's second wife, Barbara Harper Douglas, in the long-running 1960s sitcom My Three Sons.  Later she co-starred as Kate Jackson's mother (Dorothy 'Dotty" West) in Scarecrow and Mrs. King, as Stephanie Zimbalist's mother (Abigail Holt) in Remington Steele and as Stephen Collin's step-mom (Ginger Camden) in a recurring role on the hit WB series 7th Heaven.

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Betsy Palmer
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Though best known for her role as Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th, Betsy Palmer has appeared in numerous movies, TV programs and game shows. She was a long-time panelist on I've Got a Secret, she played Lt. Ann Girard, the most prominent female character in the movie Mister Roberts, and continues to lend her voice to animated characters in movies and on tv.
 
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Bea Arthur
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Beatrice Arthur is a two-time Emmy Award winning and Tony Award winning comedian, actress and singer. In an ongoing career spanning six decades, Arthur is perhaps best remembered for trademark role as the title character on Maude, and for playing Dorothy Zbornakon The Golden Girls.  Arthur received her 1966 Tony Award with her portrayal of "Vera Charles" to Angela Lansbury's Mame.
 
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Al Martino
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Known for such hits as Spanish Eyes and Can't Help Falling in Love in the 60s, Al Martino is presently in the midst of beginning his second career . . . his songs have flooded the radio and television airwaves in Germany, and he is consistently selling out concerts throughout the continent.  Primarily a singer, he played the much sought-after role of Johnny Fontane in Frances Ford Coppola's epic film The Godfather and also sang the film's title score, The Love Theme From The Godfather.
 
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