Carl Reiner: Keeping Busy Keeps You Going

Turning 97 in March, Carl Reiner shows no sign of slowing down. “I wake up with ideas!” the veteran actor, writer, director, and producer said from Los Angeles. One of those ideas was to colorize episodes of his crown television jewel, “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”  Two color episodes were produced in 2017 and last year

Living with Rodney Dangerfield

Living with Rodney Dangerfield The Christmas season may be over, but last December held special significance for Joan Dangerfield who married comedian Rodney Dangerfield 25 years ago on December 26. The pair had dated for 10 years following a chance meeting in 1983 when Rodney strolled passed Joan’s Santa Monica flower shop. “Being a die-hard

Then and Now – Ghost singer: India Adams

A Tale of Two Ghost Singers

Then and Now – Ghost singer: India Adams India Adams and Annette Warren have a lot in common. Both now in their nineties, their career paths merged in the 50s when the pair were hired by studios to dub the singing voices of actresses as so-called ‘ghost singers.’ Adams sang for Joan Crawford and Cyd

Christmas with Margaret O’Brien

Christmas with Margaret O’Brien Adorable Margaret O’Brien began her big-screen career at the age of three with a one-minute spot in 1941’s “Babes on Broadway.” Her career took off the following year as the star of MGM’s “Journey for Margaret.” Throughout the 1940s, she continued to endear herself to millions seeking Hollywood diversions as World

A ‘Happy Days’ Thanksgiving with Mrs. C

A “Happy Days” Thanksgiving with Mrs. C As the TV matriarch of the Cunningham clan in the sitcom “Happy Days,” Marion Ross appeared in more than 250 episodes during the series 11-season run. But one episode has special significance for the actress this time of year. In ‘The First Thanksgiving,’ broadcast two days before the

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield When 23-year-old Rick Springfield’s début solo single “Speak to the Sky” was climbing the Australian pop charts in 1972, few realized the young singer/songwriter had been suffering since his teen years from debilitating depression – including a suicide attempt 6 years earlier. Four decades later, he publicly discussed his battle in the best-selling

The Multi-Talented Richard Herd

A supporting actor for much of his film career, Richard Herd has worked with actors such as Jack Lemmon, Rod Steiger, and Robert Redford. He has also been a frequent guest star on TV series since the early 1970s and a cast regular on “T.J. Hooker,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Seinfeld” – for his reoccurring

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