Celebrity Profiles [ E - K]

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Robert Englund

Most of us will recognize this actor as the macabre Freddy Kruger of the "Nightmare on Elm St." movies. Robert was born in Los Feliz, California on June 6, 1949. His first career break came in "Godspell" playing the role of Judas. His most memorable career project was starring in a film with Henry Fonda and Susan Sarandon. His favorite movie is "Touch of Evil" and Gary Oldman and Gwyneth Paltrow are his favorite actors. In contrast to the scary roles he plays Robert enjoys the hilarious "Honeymooners" TV series. "Naive Melody" is his favorite tune and Risotto is his favorite cuisine. Robert enjoys surfing and body boarding when he?s not beachcombing or reading. His hobby is restoring his beach cottage and adobe house. Abraham Lincoln is his most respected historical figure. He leaves us with this reminder as his legacy quote: "Contributing to the GNP is not necessarily a worthy goal".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Gloria Estefan

This Latin singing sensation was born on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba. Her real name is Gloria Maria Fajardo. Her first big career break came when she joined the Miami Latin Boys in 1975. Later the band's name was changed to the very familiar and popular Miami Sound Machine. She shared with us two most memorable career events-Performing in the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics; and the 1991 performance of her first concert tour of "Into the Light." The "Wizard of Oz" is her favorite motion picture and "I Love Lucy" is her favorite TV show. Cuban (Criolla) food is her favorite cuisine and she loves to scuba dive and ski. Gloria?s favorite past time is "Doing nothing on the beach" and her hobby is reading. Eleanor Roosevelt is her most respected historical figure choice. Gloria ponders the question "Who knows anything" as her legacy quote.

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Chad Everett

Many of us will remember this ruggedly handsome actor as Dr. Joe Gannon on the hit TV show "Medical Center." Chad was born on June 11, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. His real name is Raymon Lee Cramton. He was a contract player for Warner Bros. Studios and lists this as his first career break. His all time favorite motion picture is "The Bird Man of Alcatraz" and yes the star of that movie the late Bert Lancaster is his favorite actor. Katherine Hepburn is also a favorite of his as well. Chad is not bashful to point out that his favorite television show is "Medical Center." His mood of the moment dictates his favorite music and East Indian (Curry) is his preferred food. Chad stays in shape by cross training in running, weight training, tennis and golf. His favorite leisure time activity is fly-fishing. He chose Jesus as his most respected figure. Chad borrows a quote from his dad HC (Ted) Cramton as his legacy quote: "Work and look for success until you eventually find each other; Honesty, clean living, and prayer can do wonders."

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Don Everly

Born Isaac Donald Everly in Browing, Kentucky on February 1, 1937 this Rock n? Roll sensation is one half of the Everly Brothers singing group. He indicates that collaborating with Chet Atkins on a Kitty Wells song was his first career break. His most memorable career event was the Everly Brothers Reunion Tour in 1984. "Treasure of Sierra Madre" is his favorite motion picture and Harrison Ford is his favorite actor. Don is hooked on the "Mayberry RFD" show when watching TV and "Moon River" is his favorite melody. Cooking is Don?s hobby and he loves pasta. Abraham Lincoln is his most admired historical figure. His legacy quote is very simple, to the point and short: "Semper F1" (U.S. Marines).

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Phil Everly

Phil was born on January 19,1939 in Chicago, Illinois which makes him the youngest of the Everly Brothers singing duo. His first career break was in 1957 when he signed with Cadence Records. The Everly Brothers have had a tremendously successful career with many highlights; However, Phil lists singing with the Everly Family when he was a child as his most memorable career event. "Good Sam" is his favorite movie and James Dean and Bette Davis are his favorite actors. "Roseanne" is his preferred television show and "Let It Be Me" is his favorite song. Phil loves a good cheeseburger and going to the race track. In his leisure time he watches TV and his hobby is reading. Robert E. Lee is his most respected historical figure. Phil gives us a friendly warning as his legacy quote: "The man who controls his ego controls his life".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

This dashing "Golden Era of Hollywood" actor was born on December 9, 1909 in New York City. He jokes that getting his second job was really his first career break. His first job which actually began his illustrious career was at age 13 in a movie called "Stephen Steps Out". He thought this movie was so bad that he would never get another job. Douglas lists two projects as his most memorable career events which were "Dawn Patrol" in 1930 and "The Prisoner of Zenda" with Ronald Colman in 1938. He chose three movies as his favorites? "Gunga Din", "The Corsican Brothers" and "Sinbad The Sailor". Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, and Helen Hayes are his favorite thespians. His favorite songs are "anything by Cole Porter or Lerner & Lowe". Pasta is his favorite food and football and baseball are the sports he likes most to watch. In his leisure time he enjoys reading, traveling and sun-bathing. His hobby is collecting books. Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt tie for most respected historical figure honors. Douglas quotes William Shakespeare?s "Hamlet" (act 3, scene 2) as his legacy quote: "...let your own discretion be your tutor...".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: James Farentino

James was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. His first career break came in 1960 when he was cast in "Night Of The Iguana" a Tennessee Williams play on Broadway. His most memorable career project was "Jesus of Nazareth" and Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep are his favorite actors. James enjoys playing tennis and his favorite food is pasta. During leisure time activities he never passes up spending time with his wife-in bed. Gourmet cooking is his hobby and Thomas Jefferson is his choice for most respected historical figure. James leaves us with this bottom line legacy quote: "Life is tough, that?s the way it?s supposed to be, so have fun enjoy the perks and thank God!".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Jamie Farr

This talented actor and comic was born on July 1, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. His real name is Jameel Joseph Farah and most of us will remember him as one of the stars on the hit TV series M*A*S*H where he portrayed the zany cross-dressing Corporal Max Klinger. Jamie reports that he received his first big career break with Road Company Equity in the play "Mr. Roberts" in 1953. His most memorable career project was performing in "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre in 1994. "It?s a Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart is his favorite movie and William Powell and Rosalind Russell are his favorite actors. Jamie loves to catch old reruns of the TV show "Your Show of Shows" and chinese food is his passion. Playing a good round of golf is his preferred sporting activity and in his leisure time he putters around gardening. His hobby is reading biographies and he selected Jesus Christ as his most respected figure. For his legacy quote, Jamie simply states- "No Excuses."

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Sharon Farrell

This sultry actress was born on December 24, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa. Her real name is Gretchen Helgeson. Her first career break came in a Steve McQueen movie "The Reivers" in which she played the female lead. Her most memorable career project was playing Flo Webster on the day time drama "The Young And The Restless". Sharon?s favorite movie is "Marlowe" starring James Garner in which she played his little sister. Her favorite actors are Chance Boyer and Demi Moore. Her favorite TV shows are "Murder She Wrote" and the "O.J. Simpson Trial". "Kiss Me One More Time" is her favorite song and steamed soy beans, sweet potatoes and sardines are her foods of choice. Polo is her favorite sport and she loves gardening and walking in her leisure time. Her hobbies are painting and managing two young actors. Benjamin Franklin is her pick for most respected historical figure. Sharon gives us some sage advice as her legacy quote: "If it works don?t fix it, who?s going to care in 100 years, don?t beat yourself up".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Corey Feldman

Corey was born on July 17, 1971 in Encino, California. He got his first career break in a Mc Donald?s commercial at age 3. The commercial won a Cleo award and ran for seven years. His most memorable career project was the movie "Goonies" and "The Color Purple" is his favorite movie. Al Pacino and Madchen Amick are his favorite actors and "Married With Children" is his favorite TV show. Pink Floyd and the Beatles are his music of choice and Corey is a vegetarian. He loves to snow ski and in his leisure time he creates music. His hobbies are music, outdoor activities and frequenting amusement parks. John F. Kennedy is his most admired historical figure. Corey leaves us with this thought provoking legacy quote: "As vastly different the human race is, individually dark and inevitably light, to God we are one, a seed of his love to grow and to change, and learn not to fight".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Myron Floren

Most of us will remember Myron as a happy-go-lucky accordian player on the "Lawrence Welk Show". He was born on November 5th (no year provided) in Webster, South Dakota. His first career break came in 1939 with performances on the radio. Myron agrees that being hired by Lawrence Welk in 1950 is his most memorable career event. "Gone With The Wind" is his favorite motion picture and John Wayne and Maureen O?Hara are his favorite actors. You might have guessed by now that "The Lawrence Welk Show" is his favorite TV program. "One Fine Day" is his choice for best tune and steak is his favorite food. In his leisure time Myron enjoys walking and Charles Lindbergh is his most respected historical figure. He leaves us with a very simple but powerful legacy quote: "Follow the Golden Rule".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Eddie Foy, III

This rugged actor was born in New York City on February 10, 1935. He credits "being born" as his first career break. His most memorable career project was teaching James Earl Jones to box in the movie "The Great White Hope". His favorite actors are John Wayne, George C. Scott and Donna Reed. "The Donna Reed Show" is his favorite TV program and "Rain Drops" is his favorite melody. Eddie narrows down his other interests to boxing and cigars. Jesus Christ is his selection for most respected figure. Eddie gives us this solemn reminder in his legacy quote: "Don?t ever forget who & what you are. God put us here for a reason, don?t let him down".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Joe Frazier

This fearless boxing sensation earned the nick name "Smokin? Joe" because of his relentless straight forward in your face style of boxing. He was born on January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He credits the 1964 Olympic games for his first career break and his most memorable career event was "Flooring Ali in the 15th round with my left hook". His favorite movie is "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" and Clint Eastwood is his favorite actor. Joe states that he doesn?t watch much TV and that his favorite song is "My Way". Beans and rice are his favorite foods and "Beating my opponents" is what he listed as his favorite sport.. Joe also has a straight forward approach to his legacy quote: "No excuses, get the job done!".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Rita Gam

Born Rita Elenore MacKay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (no birth date given) this actress from the "Golden Era of Hollywood" got her first career break in a United Artists film entitled, "The Thief" opposite Ray Milland. Her most memorable career event was receiving the Best Actress Award in Berlin, Germany. "Gone With The Wind" is her favorite movie and Gregory Peck and Meryl Streep are her preferred actors. Rita loves caviar and her favorite sport is swimming. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the Alps and her hobby is pottery. She chose Harry S. Truman for most respected historical figure honors. Rita gives us some good advice as her legacy quote: "Don?t complain, don?t explain and certainly don?t apologize-get on with it!".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Beverly Garland

This movie and television actress turned hotelier was born on October 17th (no year provided) in Santa Cruz, California. Beverly?s real last name is Fessenden. Her first career break was in the movie D.O.D. "Decoy" the TV series is Beverly?s most memorable career project, probably because it also marked the "first time a women had her own TV series. "Pretty Poison" is her favorite motion picture and Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep are her favorite actors. "My Three Sons" is her favorite TV show and the sound track from the movie "Working Girl" is her favorite music. Beverly loves to ski and fried chicken is her favorite food. In her leisure time she enjoys reading, cooking and decorating. Eleanor Roosevelt is her most respected historical figure choice. Beverly borrows a quote from James A. Garfield to share with us: "If wrinkles must be written upon our brows let them not be written upon the heart.The spirit should never grow old".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Steve Garvey

This prolific Major League baseball player was born on December 22, 1948 in Tampa, Florida. His full name is Steven Patrick Garvey. Steve credits being chosen as the MVP of the National League and the All-star Game in 1974 as his first real career achievement. His most memorable career event was hitting a home run against the Cubs in the playoffs in 1984. It is very appropriate that Steve would choose "The Natural" starring Robert Redford as his favorite movie. Harrison Ford and Maureen O?Hara are his favorite actors and "Coach" is his favorite TV show. In his leisure time Steve enjoys golf and tennis and spending time with his children. Pope Paul is his most respected figure. Steve shares his philosophy with us as his legacy quote: "Life is God?s gift to us--what we do with it...is our gift to God".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Larry Gatlin

This country singing sensation was born in Seminole, Texas on May 2, 1948. His middle name is Wayne. His first big career break came when he and his brothers performed for the first time on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon. His most memorable career event was performing at President Ronald Reagan?s 1984 Inaugural with Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles among others. "Cool Hand Luke" is his favorite movie and Paul Newman and Anne Bancroft are his favorite actors. Larry loves gospel music and "Great is Thy Faithfulness" is his favorite song. "Mexican Food" is Larry?s first menu choice and he enjoys a good round of golf. "Hangin? with my wife Janis" is his favorite leisure time activity and "Life is my great hobby." Jesus Christ is his most respected figure. Larry borrows a popular phrase from Jesus as his legacy quote: "Love thy neighbor as thyself."

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Leeza Gibbons

This attractive and talented TV personality was born on March 26th (no year provided) in Hartsville, South Carolina. Her middle name is Kim and she received her first big career break "Doing cut-ins on the program "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio. Her most memorable career event was hang gliding off the cliffs in Rio de Janeiro. "Unbearable Lightness of Being" is her favorite movie and Daniel Day-Lewis and Jodie Foster are her favorite actors. Her favorite TV show is "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego" and "When a Man Loves a Woman" is her favorite melody. Leeza loves Mocha Frappicino from Starbucks and she collects old post cards as a hobby. In her leisure time she enjoys "Aromatherapy baths by candlelight" and her favorite sport is windsurfing which she admits "I?m a really bad windsurfer with a really good attitude." She chose Eleanor Roosevelt as her most respected historical figure. Leeza leaves us with two quotes to think about: "You can?t control the wind, but you can control your sails." Also, she borrowed a phrase from her most respected historical figure Eleanor Roosevelt, "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission."

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Robert Ginty

Born Walter Robert Ginty on November 14, 1948 in New York City this actor of film and television received his fist big break as an assistant to Hal Prince. His most memorable career projects where "The Exterminator", "Baa Baa Blacksheep" and "Paper Chase". His favorite movie is "Casablanca" and George C. Scott and Meryl Streep are his favorite actors. Robert enjoys watching "60 Minutes" on television and his favorite song is "Nessum Dorma". Pasta is his food of choice and his sport is tennis. In his leisure time he reads, paints, and enjoys photography and architecture. Robert F. Kennedy is his most respected historical figure. "Life means getting another turn at bat" is Robert?s legacy quote.

Celebrity Almanac Profile: John Glover

John?s middle name is Soursby and he was born on August 7, 1944 in Kingston New York. His first real acting break came in 1972 when Hal Prince cast him as Billy Brown in "The Great God Brown" on Broadway. His most memorable career event was "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and his favorite movie is "Face In The Crowd". Brian Bedford and Lee Remick are his favorite actors and "I Love Lucy" is his all-time favorite TV show. "Buds Won?t Bud" is his favorite tune and he loves baked not fried foods. John indicates that synchronized swimming is his favorite sporting activity and in his spare time he enjoys going to Flea Markets and browsing around. Leonardo Da Vinci is his most admired historical figure and he borrows a line from Shakespeare as his legacy quote: "When ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Arlene Golonka

This actress of stage and screen was born on January 23, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. Her first career break was performing in "Detective Story" with Charlton Heston. Her most memorable career part was being in "Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf" in a play in San Diego. She also listed her performances in the television series "Mayberry RFD" as quite memorable. "Gone With The Wind" is her favorite motion picture and Tom Hanks and Jessica Lange are her favorite thespians. "Picket Fences" is her favorite TV show and "As Time Goes By" is her favorite melody. Nachos is her favorite food and she loves to ski and play tennis. In her leisure time you can find her either hiking or out to the movies. Her hobby is studying religions. Arlene shares this original quote with us: "Acting is giving your talent which is your love to people".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Grant Goodeve

This dashing actor?s middle name is MacKenzie and he was born on July 6, 1952 in New Haven, Connecticut. His first career break came on the television show "Eight Is Enough". His most memorable career part has been playing the role of Rick on the TV show "Northern Exposure". His favorite movie is "Breaker Morant" and Spencer Tracy and Carole Lombard are his favorite actors. "Topper" is his pick for best TV show and "Wind Beneath My Wings" is his favorite song. Next time you?re at In-N-Out burger (in California) look around for Grant because he says the Double-Double Burger is his favorite food. He loves to ski and in his leisure time he reads, or plays guitar and the piano. His hobby is collecting Celtic music. Jesus Christ is his most respected figure. Grant quotes Peter Marshall the late US Senate Chaplin: "It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed, than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Robert Goulet

Robert?s middle name is Gerard and he was born on November 26, 1933 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This talented singer and actor received his first career break on General Electric?s "Showtime" on the CBC network in Canada. Robert is still waiting to experience his most memorable career event. "Casablanca" is his favorite movie and Lawrence Olivier and Katharine Hepburn are his favorite actors. "Cheers" is his favorite TV show and Pasta is his favorite food. He loves to golf and read in his leisure time. Abraham Lincoln is his most respected historical figure. Bob?s legacy quote is simply: "He left them smiling".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Curt Gowdy

This well known sportscaster was born on July 31, 1919 in Green River, Wyoming. His first career break came in 1944 when he started broadcasting sports on KFBC a radio station in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Curt?s most memorable career achievement was hosting "American Sportsman" for 20 years on ABC. "Shane" is his favorite motion picture and Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are his favorite actors. He is a big fan of the TV show "60 Minutes" and "Over The Rainbow" is his favorite song. Steak is his preferred dinner dish and he loves to travel and fly fish in his leisure time. His hobbies are reading and playing Bridge. Thomas Jefferson is his selection for most respected historical figure. Curt borrows a quote from another favorite historical figure, Winston Churchill: "Never give up-ever, ever, ever".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Shecky Greene

This well known comedian was born Sheldon Greenfield on April 8, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. His first career break as he describes it was, "Working as a Social Director at Oakton Manor in Peewaukee Lake Wisconsin". Shecky?s most memorable career event was working the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel. He enjoys watching movies made prior to 1960 and "The Price Is Right" is his favorite TV show. The "Star Spangled Banner" is his favorite tune and Italian food is the cuisine he prefers most. Shecky sums up his favorite sport and leisure time activity in one word "Golf". However he also spends some time at the track "Betting the horses". Shecky writes this quote which is very good advice: "Only be with people who make you happy & pay your bills".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Dabbs Greer

Most of us will remember this versatile character actor as the affable grandfather in the TV series "Little House On The Prairie". Dabbs was born with the real name R. William Greer on April 2, 1917 in Fairview, Missouri. His first career break came in 1948 in the movie "The Black Book" (Reign of Terror). He acknowledges that his nine year run on "Little House On The Prairie" with Michael Landon is his most memorable career project. "How Green Was My Valley" is his favorite motion picture and Thomas Mitchell and Sara Allgood are his favorite actors. Dabbs? favorite TV show is "Omnibus" and Tannhauser: "Pilgrim Chorus" is his favorite song. When asked what his favorite food is he replied, "Southern Cookin?." He loves to watch football and go fresh water fishing whenever possible. In his leisure time he thoroughly enjoys "Friendly Bull Sessions" with friends and family. His hobby is collecting tapes of old movies and Eleanor Roosevelt is his most respected historical figure. He borrows a quote from Tennyson in "Ulysses", "How dull it is to pause/to make an end/ to rust unburnished/not to shine in use!".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Ann Guilbert

This actress of stage and screen was born on October 16, 1928 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her first career break came in 1956 in the stage play, "The Billy Barnes Revue" that ran until 1961. Her most memorable career project came in 1994 when she performed a one-woman-show entitled, "An Evening With Ann Guilbert". Peter O?Toole and Maggie Smith are her favorite actors and "Fawlty Towers" is her favorite TV show. "Send In The Clowns" by Judy Collins is her favorite song and Steak Tartar is her selection for a great dinner. Her favorite sporting activity is smoking and in her leisure time she enjoys fantasizing. Her hobbies are doing crossword puzzles and making scrapbooks. Thomas Jefferson is her most admired historical figure and Ann proclaims "It ain?t over til the fat lady sings" as her legacy quote.

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Steve Guttenberg

Most of us will recognize this talented and charming actor from his work in the motion picture?s "Cocoon" and "Three Men and a Baby." He was born on August 24, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York. He got his start in show business in a play at the Long Island Children?s Theatre. Steve?s had so many memorable career projects he declined to single one out for us. However, he does tell us his favorite actors are Ronald Coleman and Liv Ullman. His favorite TV program is the "Bob Newhart Show" and "It?s a Beautiful Morning" is his preferred song. Steve loves pizza and to work off the calories he enjoys weight lifting as his favorite sporting activity. In his leisure time he reads and spends time with his family. His hobbies are surfing, salt water fishing and exercising. He selected Moses as his most respected historical figure. Steve declares "There?s room at the top!" as his legacy quote.

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Buddy Hackett

This fabulously funny comedian and actor was born on August 31, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. His real name is Leonard Hacker and his first big career break came on the CBS television show "Laughtime" in 1945. His most memorable career project was performing at the Concord Hotel in New York, where Buddy states it was the "Beginning of it all." "Witness for the Prosecution" and "Forrest Gump" are his favorite movies and James Cagney, Alex Guiness, and Peter Falk are his favorite actors. Any "Columbo" program "new or old" is his favorite TV show and "September Song" is his favorite tune. Buddy?s favorite food is "Hebrew National Hot Dogs" and skiing and golf are his preferred sports. His favorite leisure time activity is "Hanging out with show people" and his hobbies are painting and repairing firearms. Thomas A. Edison is his most respected historical figure. Buddy leaves us with a great legacy quote: "Let anyone who enters my life, leave a little richer and a little wiser, if I can do it."

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Sammy Hagar

This multi-talented singer/musician was born on October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California. His middle name is Roy. He got his start in 1972 when he started the band "Montrose". Sammy says that joining "Van Halen" in 1986 and having the number one album that year is the highlight of his career thus far. The "7th Seal" by Ingmar Bergman is his favorite flick and Robert DeNiro is his favorite actor. Sammy enjoys "Monday Night Boxing" on TV and "Whiter Shade Of Pale" is his favorite tune. When dining he loves Mexican food and Mountain Biking is his favorite sport. In his leisure time he enjoys cooking. Albert Einstein is his most admired historical figure. Sammy gives us a very important reminder as his quote: "World peace and ecology are the two most important things to the preservation of planet earth and all living creatures".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Connie Haines

This much remembered singer from the 40?s and 50?s was born on January 20, 1921 in Savannah, Georgia. Her birth name is Yvonne Marie Jasme. She received her fist career break at age fourteen when she won the "Fred Allen Radio Show" Amateur Contest in 1935. Connie?s most memorable career event was singing with the "Big Bands" like Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. She also indicates that giving four command performances at the White House was pretty memorable as well. Her favorite movie is "Wuthering Heights" and Laurence Olivier and Greta Garbo are her preferred actors. Connie takes us back a few years to the "Judy Garland" and "Perry Como" TV shows as her selections for great television. She chose one of her biggest hit records "You Made Me Love You" as her favorite song. Southern Fried Chicken comes in first as her favorite dinner. She enjoys playing tennis and walking the Florida beaches in her leisure time. Singing and dancing are her hobbies and she chose Jesus Christ as her most respected figure. Connie?s legacy quote is: "Live each day to the fullest for ?now? is all we have".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Huntz Hall

This actor of vaudeville, stage and radio was born on August 15, 1920 in New York City. His real first name is Henry. He started working in vaudeville when he was three months old. "Dead End" is his most memorable career project. "I?m Glad There Is You" by Jimmy Dorsey is his favorite song and Italian food is his favorite cuisine. He jokes that "Waking up" is his favorite sport and acting is what he does as a hobby and in his leisure time. He chose Harry Truman as his most respected historical figure. Huntz explains in his legacy quote, that: No, (spelled backwards) is on---On to the next job".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Monty Hall

This well known TV game show host is best remembered for his "Let?s Make A Deal" shenanigans on television. He was born on August 25 (no year provided) in Winnipeg, Canada. Monty?s first career break came in 1960 doing "Video Village" on CBS TV. This led to him coming to the west coast in 1961 where he sold his first package "Your First Impression" to NBC. Monty points out that "The next one" will be his most memorable career event. "How Green Is My Valley" is his favorite movie and Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn are his favorite actors. He enjoys watching the TV show "Hill Street Blues" and "Where Or When" is his favorite tune. He likes all kinds of different food and golf is his preferred sporting activity. In his leisure time he watches movies and he doesn?t have any real hobbies because he spends most of his time doing charity work for various philanthropic organizations. He chose Winston Churchill as his most respected historical figure. Monty leaves us with a legacy quote that he actually practices in his life: "If we do not love our neighbor-help our neighbor-what are we? Volunteerism is not a dirty word-reach out and touch somebody-you can make a difference!".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Pat Harrington

This funny actor and comedian was born with the real name Daniel Patrick Harrington, Jr. in New York City (no year or date given). His first career break came in 1957 when he played Guido Panzini on the "Jack Paar Show". This part and Schneider on "One Day At A Time" are his most memorable career parts. Pat?s favorite movie is "Treasure of The Sierra Madre" and Robert DeNiro and Katharine Hepburn are his favorite actors. "Cheers" is his favorite TV series and "It Had To Be You" is his favorite melody. He enjoys eating all kinds of pasta dishes and tennis and skiing are his fun things to do. John F. Kennedy is his most respected historical figure selection. Pat?s legacy quote is direct and to the point: "It?s all possible!".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Peter Haskell

Peter was born on October 15, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts. His fist career break came in the leading role in an off Broadway play called "The Love Nest" starring James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland. His most memorable career project was playing Kevin Grant in "Bracken?s World" an NBC TV series. His favorite motion picture is "Lawrence of Arabia" and Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep are his favorite actors. "Rawhide" is his choice for best TV show and "Laura?s Theme" from the motion picture Dr. Zhivago is his favorite song. His favorite food is the "simple hamburger" and he loves to ski. You could say he?s a baseball nut because when he isn?t watching it he is reading about it. His hobby is photography and Franklin Delano Roosevelt is his most respected historical figure. Peter shares a very meaningful legacy quote with us: "The time of passage brief; the impact of one life, small. Whatever you choose to do, do it with relish and purpose. Don?t dilute the time or the life".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Chick Hearn

This prolific sportscaster is recognized worldwide as the voice of the "Lakers" professional basketball team. His first name is Francis and he was born on November 11, 1915 in Aurora, Illinois. Chick got his start broadcasting USC basketball games. His most memorable career achievement is doing over 2700 consecutive broadcasts for the Lakers starting in 1963 and still counting as of the publication of this book. "How The West Was Won" is his favorite movie and Spencer Tracy and Lee Remick are his favorite actors. He loves to watch NBA games whenever possible and "It Had To Be You" is his favorite tune. Chick usually dines on salads and fish and besides basketball he enjoys golf and football. In his leisure time he does crossword puzzles and attends sporting events. He lists gardening and golf as his hobbies. Will Rogers is his most admired historical figure. Chick states: "If I am only for myself, then--Who am I?", as his quote.

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Eileen Heckart

This talented actress was born on March 29, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio and her first name is Anna, Eileen being her middle name at birth. She got her start in show business on Broadway in the play "Picnic". Her most memorable career event was playing "Mother Courage" in Princeton, New Jersey. "The Earl Of Chicago" starring Robert Montgomery is her favorite movie and Derek Jacobi and Glenn Close are her favorite actors. "The Detective" is her favorite TV show and "Quiet Please, There?s a Lady On Stage" is her favorite song. Lobster is her top choice of foods and in her leisure time she enjoys reading mystery novels and doing needlepoint. Eleanor Roosevelt is her most respected historical figure choice. Eileen warns, "Don?t plan too much: it?s never exactly as you thought it would be", as her legacy quote.

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Mariel Hemingway

Mariel?s middle name is Hadley and she was born on November 11, 1961 in Mill Valley, California. Her first career break came in the movie "Lipstick" and her most memorable career event thus far was being nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the motion picture "Manhattan". Her favorite movies are "Rear Window" and "Breakfast at Tiffany?s". Tommy Lee Jones and Audrey Hepburn are her favorite actors. "Absolutely Fabulous" is her favorite TV show and "Pachabel Canon" is her favorite song. She enjoys eating all kinds of vegetables and snow boarding is her favorite sport. In her leisure time she watches movies and munches on popcorn. Her hobbies are yoga and writing poetry. Paramahansa Yogananda is her most respected historical figure selection and she borrows a quote from Paramahansa for her legacy quote: "Live only in the present, not in the future. Do your best today; don?t look for tomorrow".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Sherman Hemsley

Sherman?s middle name is Alexander and he was born on February 1, 1938 in "South Philly" Pennsylvania. This talented actor received his first big career break "Playing the role of Gitlow in ?Purlie? on Broadway". His most memorable career project was being discovered by Norman Lear while performing in "Don?t Bother Me, I Can?t Cope" and being cast as George Jefferson in the hit television series "All in the Family". His favorite movie is "Bambi" and his favorite actor is Carroll O?Connor. His favorite food is "Anything I can put in my mouth" and he likes to watch all kinds of sporting events. In his leisure time he enjoys writing and composing music. Sherman is still working on his legacy quote.

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Dwayne Hickman

You will remember this actor most as Dobie Gillis on the TV series "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". His middle name is Bernard and he was born on May 18, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. He got his first break on the "Bob Cummings Show" playing Bob?s nephew Chuck MacDonald. Dwayne indicates playing Dobie was definitely his most memorable career project, but he also told us that playing Jed in the motion picture "Cat Ballou" with Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda was memorable as well. His favorite movie is the "Third Man" and Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman are his favorite actors. "I Love Lucy" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" are his TV shows to watch and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "Peggy Sue" are his favorite tunes. He enjoys grilled seafood and tennis is his preferred sporting activity. In his leisure time he reads and spends time with his wife and son. His hobby is oil painting. He chose Abraham Lincoln as his most admired historical figure. Dwayne leaves us with this inspirational legacy quote: "Man can achieve anything he can conceive of, if he believes strongly enough".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Hildegarde

This actress from the "Golden Era of Hollywood" was born on February 1, 1906 in Calumet, Wisconsin. Her middle name is Loretta and her last name is Adell. She got her first career break in the play, "Gerry and Her Baby Grands" in Springfield, Massachusetts. "The Ten Commandments" is her favorite motion picture and Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury are her favorite actors. "Murder She Wrote" is her selection for best TV show and "The Other Half Of Me" is her favorite melody. She enjoys golf and reading in her leisure time. Jesus Christ and Abraham Lincoln are her most respected historical figures. Hildegarde reminds us of an oft spoken quote as her legacy quote: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Mimi Hines

This singer/comedienne?s full name is Shirley Marie Mimi Hines-Saborne. She was born on July 17, 1933 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She got her career start in the Vancouver Sun?s "Teen Town Follies" in 1947. Mimi points out two most memorable career events: Appearing on the "Jack Paar Show" in 1958 and being in "Funny Girl" on Broadway from 1965 to 1967. Her favorite movie is a mouth full, "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines". Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe are her favorite actors and "Law & Order" is her favorite show to watch on television. Her favorite song is "Till There Was You" and roast duck bigarade is her preferred bill-a-faire. She spends much of her leisure time walking on beaches or playing golf. Her hobbies are collecting antique jewelry and bibelos. Jesus Christ is her most respected figure. Mimi shares a personal experience with us as her legacy quote: "In 1953 I joined my 1st union, the man in charge was Phil Dowing. He told me ?Ya know, nice things happen to nice people?. I?ve held that thought all my life since then, and it saved me many times".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Terry "Hulk" Hogan

This famous wrestling personality was born in Augusta, Georgia on August 11, 1953. His real name is Terry Gene Bollea and he credits being accepted into a wrestling school in Tampa, Florida in 1976 as his first career break. His most memorable career event was participating in "Wrestlemania III" in Pontiac, Michigan. His match was billed as "Hulk Vs Andre the Giant" and there were 93,136 spectators in attendance. "Rocky III" is his favorite flick and Gene Hackman and Marilyn Monroe are his favorite actors. "Miami Vice" is his preferred TV viewing and "Break on Through" by the Doors is his favorite song. To stay in great shape Terry eats a lot of sushi and his favorite sport is wrestling and working out with free weights. In his leisure time he stays home with his family and his hobby is riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. John F. Kennedy is his most respected historical figure. Terry reminds us to "Stay cool and eat fruit!" And "Train, say your prayers and eat your vitamins!!!" as his legacy quotes.

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Xaviera Hollander

Recognized as the "Happy Hooker" this well known femme fatale was born on June 15, 1943 in Surabaja, Indonesia. Her real last name is Devries. She credits being chosen as Best & Youngest secretary in Holland at age 19 as her first career break. Her most memorable career project was her book the "Happy Hooker" and her 26 year column run in Penthouse Magazine. Xaviera?s favorite movie is "When Harry Met Sally" and Richard Burton and Jodie Foster are her favorite actors. "Yesterday" by the Beatles is her favorite tune and Indonesian Rice Table is her favorite food. She loves to swim and her favorite leisure time activity is "Traveling and exploring undiscovered territories in peoples minds". Her hobbies are people pleasing and traveling. Groucho Marx gets her vote for most respected historical figure because, "Unlike politicians he was funny on purpose". Xaviera leaves us with this original legacy quote: "Well, someone had to speak up for the immoral majority" and "My private parts were a public service".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Earl Holliman

Earl?s first name is Henry and Earl is his middle name. He was born on September 11, (no year provided) in Delhi, Louisiana. He got his first acting break doing a one liner in "Scared Stiff" starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. His most memorable career project was playing the role of Jimmy, Katharine Hepburn?s brother in the movie "The Rainmaker". His favorite movies are "Best Years Of Our Lives" and "Kings Row". Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are his favorite actors and "Law and Order" is his favorite TV show. "Stardust" is his choice for favorite song and pasta is his favorite food. Earl enjoys football and tennis and in his spare time he is a leading animal rights activist and reads whenever possible. His hobby is ballroom dancing and tap-dancing. Queen Elizabeth I, is his most respected historical figure selection. Reflecting his love for animals Earl borrows a quote from Gandhi: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Paul Hornung

This all star NFL running back was born on December 23, 1938 in Louisville, Kentucky. He got his big break when he received a scholarship to play at Notre Dame University. His most memorable career achievement was setting the NFL record for points scored in one season in 1961 with 176 points. Paul?s favorite movie is "Dr. Zhivago" and Humphrey Bogart and Meryl Streep are his favorite actors. "M*A*S*H" and the "Jackie Gleason Show" are his favorite TV programs and "Chicago" is his favorite song. He enjoys eating pasta and going to the race track to watch the horses run. In his leisure time he plays golf and collects antiques. He also dabbles in furniture and paintings. Paul?s legacy quote is straight form the heart: "Asked why I got married in the morning, I replied--because if it doesn?t work out I don?t want to blow the whole day".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Robert Horton

Robert?s real name is Meade Howard Horton, Jr. and he was born on July 28, 1924 in Los Angeles, California. He got his first career break in 1951 in the motion picture "The Tanks Are Coming" which was produced by Warner Bros. His most memorable career event was performing for Queen Elizabeth in the "Royal Variety Performance" at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in 1960. "Uncertain Glory" is his favorite movie and Errol Flynn and Myrna Loy are his favorite actors. The television series "Wagon Train" is his favorite TV show and "Gigi" is his favorite song. Robert loves to eat tacos and football, fencing, and racquet ball are his favorite sports. His hobbies are flying and collecting antique automobiles. Dwight D. Eisenhower is his most respected historical figure. He gives us some sound advice for success as his legacy quote: "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence: Persistence and determination are omnipotent.

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Jim "Catfish" Hunter

This Major League Baseball great?s real middle name is Augustus and he was born on April 8, 1946 in Hertford, North Carolina. Jim credits being signed by Charlie Finley the Oakland A?s then owner in 1964 as his first career break. His most memorable career event was winning the World Series in 1972 against the Cincinnati Reds. Living up to his nick name "Catfish" his favorite movie is "Huckleberry Finn" and fish is his favorite food. Burt Reynolds and Julia Roberts are his favorite actors and "Gunsmoke" is his favorite TV show. Jim?s favorite song is "Hello Darlin? and of course Baseball is his preferred sporting activity. Golf and hunting are his hobbies. True to form he picks Cy Young a baseball pitching legend as his most admired historical figure. He puts a slight curve on a well known saying as his quote: "Winning isn?t everything, but wanting to is."

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Olivia Hussey

Olivia?s real last name is Osuna and she was born on April 17, 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She got her first career break on English television in 1963 on "The Charlie Drake Show". She lists two memorable career parts, playing Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" and playing the Virgin Mary in "Jesus of Nazareth". "The Dresser" is her favorite motion picture and Albert Finney and Helen Mirren are two of her favorite actors. "Mystery" on PBS is her favorite TV show and she loves both Italian and Japanese foods. In her leisure time you will find her either swimming, walking, shopping or taking pictures of her family. Winston Churchill is her selection for most respected historical figure. Olivia borrows a phrase from Betty Talmadge and John Lennon for her legacy quote: "Life is what happens to you while you?re busy making other plans".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Marty Ingels

This former comedian, super celebrity broker was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 9, 1936. His birth name is Martin Ingerman. His first career breaks were on the "Steve Allen Show" and in the movie "The Ladies Man" with funny man Jerry Lewis. Marty?s most memorable career project was starring in "I?m Dickens-He?s Fenster", a 1963 TV sit-com on ABC with co-star comedian/actor John Astin. His favorite movie is "If It?s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium" and "60 Minutes" is his favorite TV show. "The Godfather" theme is his favorite music and he really enjoys a good tuna fish sandwich. His favorite sporting activity is "Home Bungee Jumping" and in his leisure time he loves to write. His hobby is "Chocolate Anything" and he lists "Sir Lancelot Ingels" as is most admired historical figure. Marty borrows a famous AA creed as his legacy quote: "The serenity..the courage..and the intelligence to know the difference"... (paraphrased).

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Wolfman Jack

This legendary radio Disc Jockey was born on January 21, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. His real name is Bob Smith. His most memorable career event was being cast in the motion picture "American Graffiti". His favorite music is blues and pasta is his favorite food. His favorite sporting activity is fishing and in his leisure time he enjoys resting and working with video. He also lists video development projects as his hobby. The Wolfman leaves us with this very poignant legacy quote: "Always do nothing but your best and always remember the people around you". (The Wolfman passed away on 7/1/95).

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Victoria Jackson

This hilarious (singing) comedian of "Saturday Night Live" fame was born on August 2, 1959 in Miami, Florida. Her middle name is Lynn and she got her first big career break on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. As we indicated, her most memorable career project was performing on the super funny television show "Saturday Night Live" from 1986 to 1992. She also listed the films "Casual Sex," "UHF" and "Baby Boom" as most memorable as well. "Gone With The Wind" is her idea of great motion pictures and Clark Gable, Steve Martin, Vivian Leigh and Jessica Lange are her favorite actors. When watching TV she prefers talk shows and "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" is her favorite song. Her chosen food is fish and her favorite sport is gymnastics. In her leisure time she kicks back and watches movies and her hobbies are photography and song-writing. Jesus Christ is her selection for most respected figure. She borrows a line from Luke 1:37 in the Bible as her quote: "For with God nothing shall be impossible."

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Dennis James

This well known TV personality and game show host was born on August 24, 1917 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He got his first career break on WAAT radio in Jersey City which lead to a contract with WNEW radio in New York. His most memorable career achievement was hosting Cerebral Palsy telethons for 46 years. His favorite movie is "Fountainhead" and Walter Huston and Katharine Hepburn are his favorite thespians. "NYPD Blue" is his favorite TV show and "Tenderly" is his favorite melody. Dennis loves pasta dishes and prefers the challenge of the golf course for good sport when ever possible. In his leisure time when he?s not playing a round of golf you can find him reading, swimming or traveling. He chose Madame Curie as his most respected historical heroine. For his legacy quote he provides us with this gentle reminder: "Remember that when you are helping others you are actually helping yourself". (Dennis passed away on 6/3/97)

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Bruce Jenner

This prolific gold medal Olympian was born on October 28, 1949 in Mt. Kisco, New York. His first name is William and Bruce is his middle name. He indicates that his first real career break came on "Good Morning America". This romantic sentimentalist also lists his most memorable career event as "My wedding to my wife, Kris". Bruce?s favorite movie is "Dr. Zhivago" and Tommy Lee Jones and Jodie Foster are his favorite actors. "Seinfeld" is his favorite TV show and "Here and Now" is his favorite song. He keeps in great shape by eating pasta and training and working out. In his leisure time he enjoys "Making love to my wife, Kris". His hobby is flying and he chose Neil Armstrong as his most respected figure. Bruce leaves us with this inspirational legacy quote: "Success is not measured by heights attained, but by obstacles overcome".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Arte Johnson

Most of us will probably remember this outrageously funny man from the hit comedy TV show "Laugh In". His real name is Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson and he was born on January 20, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He got his first career start in the Broadway play "Gentleman Prefer Blondes". As you might have guessed he selected "Laugh In" and all the great characters he played as his most memorable career project. "Scarface" is his favorite motion picture and Paul Muni and Judy Holliday are his favorite actors. "Mission Impossible" is his favorite TV show. Arte enjoys playing golf and reading in his spare time and his hobbies are stamp collecting and painting. He chose Chief Joseph of Nez Perce as his most respected historical figure and he leaves us with this great legacy quote: "Books are the greatest legacy we can leave to those yet to be born".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Van Johnson

This actor of stage and screen will probably be best remembered for the rugged character roles he played in many epic westerns. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island on August 25, 1916. His first career break came in a picture called "New Faces" and his most memorable career project was performing in the play "La Cage aux Folles" on Broadway and at the Palace. His favorite movies are "Battleground" and "Caine Mutiny", and Meryl Streep and Lassie are his favorite performers. "Fawlty Towers" is his choice for best TV show and "Lover" is his favorite song. His favorite sport is watching sports and he really enjoys good Chinese food. In his leisure time he can be found "Re-reading all my walls of books". He listed painting as his hobby and Winston Churchill as his most admired historical figure. Van reminds us in his legacy quote: "Take time to smell the flowers" and "Never stop praying".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Grandpa Jones

This banjo pickin?/country singin? musician was born on October 20, 1913 in Niagra, Kentucky. His birth name is Louis M. Jones and he got his big break in show business in 1929 when he won $50 dollars in gold for first place in an amateur contest in Akron, Ohio. Grandpa reminds us that it was a competitive week long contest featuring 400 eager contestants. His most memorable career event was performing with Bradley Kincaid throughout New England in 1935 and 1936. Clint Eastwood his favorite actor and as you might have guessed "Hee Haw" is his favorite TV show. "He Stopped Lovin? Her Today" is his favorite song and Hot biscuits and sorghum is his choice for culinary delights. In his leisure time you will find Grandpa Jones shooting his pistol or "Sitting under a big oak". He leaves us with this philosophical legacy quote: "He who muddies his own stream of life, should not complain when forced to drink of the dirty water".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Marcia Mae Jones

This actress of the "Golden era of Hollywood" was born on August 1, 1924 in Hollywood, California. Her first name is Marsha and she received her first career break in 1924 in a Paramount picture called "Manneqin" Her most memorable career project was the film "These Three" and "Gone With The Wind" is her favorite movie. Clark Gable and Bette Davis are her favorite actors and she enjoys watching "Entertainment Tonight" and "Primetime Live" on television. "Amazing Grace" is her favorite melody and she likes a variety of foods. She does a lot of walking and really enjoys attending film previews at the Motion Picture Academy. Gardening is her hobby and Jackie Kennedy is her most admired historical figure. She provides us with some excellent self help advice in her legacy quote: "The only thing I can change is my attitude in every area of my life"

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Shirley Jones

This multi-talented actress and singer was born on March 31, 1934 in Smithton, Pennsylvania. Shirley got her big break when she was spotted by Rodgers and Hammerstein while performing in "South Pacific" on Broadway in 1957. Her most memorable career project was playing LuLu Baines in "Elmer Gantry". Shirley and Burt Lancaster both won Academy Awards for their performances in this spectacular movie production in 1961. "Random Harvest" is her favorite movie and Anthony Hopkins and Katharine Hepburn are her favorite actors. She listed "Playhouse 90" as her favorite television show and "An Affair To Remember" as her favorite tune. Angel hair pasta is her favorite cuisine and skiing is the sporting activity of choice. In her leisure time she enjoys spending time at her mountain retreat in Big Bear, California. Her Lalique collection is her ongoing hobby and Madame Curie is her selection for most respected historical figure. Shirley leaves us with a hard hitting no nonsense legacy quote: "The heck with show business; The heck with money; The heck with greed, ambition, and pride; The heck with progress and technology; Long live Peace, Love, and American Movie Classics!!!"

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Erica Jong

This prolific writer was born on March 26th (no year provided) in New York City. Her real last name is Mann and she credits the publication of her first book of poems "Fruits & Vegetables" as her first career break. She lists the publication of her first novel "Fear of Flying" as her most memorable career accomplishment. "Fanny & Alexander" is her favorite movie and Paul Newman and Meryl Streep are her favorite actors. "I Can?t Get Started" is her favorite song and Beluga caviar is her desired delicacy. In her leisure time she practices yoga and enjoys music and going to the theatre. Margaret Mead is her most respected historical figure. Erica borrows a line from Thomas Merton for her legacy quote: "Despair is the absolute extreme of self-love".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Elaine Joyce

This versatile actress of stage and screen was born on December 19, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio. She got her first big break appearing on the "Carol Burnett Show" and her most memorable career project was starring on Broadway in "Sugar". Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep are her favorite actors. "Beverly Hills 90210" of which she is a cast member is her favorite TV show and "Impossible Dream" is her favorite tune. Her favorite food is Artichoke and she enjoys playing soccer. In her leisure time she loves to travel and her hobby is writing and playing tennis. She chose Anwar Sadat as her most respected historical figure. Elaine leaves us with this thought provoking legacy quote: "Thought is law. What you think becomes reality".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Kitty Kallen

This great singer of the 40?s and 50?s was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1923. She got her start performing on WCAU radio in Philadelphia when she was only 8 years old. Her most memorable career achievement was recording two records in one session "Little Things Mean A Lot" and "Chapel In The Moonlite" both of which sold over 1 million copies. "Waterloo Bridge" is her favorite movie and Montgomery Clift and Bette Davis are her favorite actors. "Northern Exposure" is her favorite TV show and "Speak Low" is her favorite song. Pasta is her food of choice and her sporting activity is skiing. In her spare time she enjoys reading and gardening. Abraham Lincoln is her selection for most respected historical figure. Kitty borrows a familiar phrase as her legacy quote: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Irene Kassorla

This internationally known author and lecturer was born on August 18th, (no year provided) in Los Angeles, California. Her last name given at birth is Chamie. She credits being asked to star in a documentary on the BBC in London as her big career break. Her most memorable career event was being named "Woman of the Year" many times, "Yet each event is more exciting than the last". Her favorite motion picture is "Dr. Zhivago" and Sir Laurence Olivier and Susan Sarandon are her favorite actors. "CNN News" is her choice for TV fanfare and "Anything Sinatra Sings" is her kind of music. Prime rib is her favorite menu item and for sport she jogs and plays tennis. In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies are antiquing and making flower arrangements. Madame Curie is her selection for most respected historical figure. Dr. Kassorla provides us with this inspirational legacy quote: "Make failure a friend. Failure is a teacher that can guide you in discovering your cache of excellence. So when you fail, pat yourself on the back for trying then, ?give-yourself-a-kiss? and move on to even greater challenges and opportunities".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Michael Kearns

This familiar actor of stage and television was born on January 8, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his first big break in a Los Angeles, stage production entitled, "The Dirtiest Show In Town". However, most of us will remember Michael for his role on the hit television series "The Waltons". His most memorable career event was performing for Elizabeth Taylor at an AIDS benefit. "Some Like It Hot" is his favorite movie and Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange are his favorite actors. He enjoys watching reruns of the "Lucy" TV show and "Smile" is his favorite tune. Italian cuisine is his favorite food and aerobics is his preferred workout regimen. In his spare time he reads and writes letters to keep in touch with his friends. Martin Luther King is his choice for most admired historical figure. Michael?s legacy quote is direct and to the point: "Whatever you do, do it 110%".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Howard Keel

Most of us will remember Howard as the rugged actor who portrayed Clayton Farlow on the smash hit TV series "Dallas". His real name is Harry Clifford Keel and he was born on April 13, 1919 in Gillespie, Illinois. George C. Scott and Shirley MacLaine are his favorite actors. "Old Man River" is his favorite song and he enjoys dining on Italian food whenever possible. He sums up his favorite sport, leisure time activity and hobby with on word-GOLF. Howard is still thinking about his choice for most respected historical figure and what message he would like to convey for his legacy quote.

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Anthony Kiedis

You will recognize this singer/musician as a member of the "Red Hot Chili Peppers" band. Anthony indicates that his real name is Uriah P.Blickschnert. (Because of the less than serious way he filled out his data form we doubt some of the information he provided to us). He suggests that his first big break was an "Inverted fibula compression fracture" and that his most memorable career event was "Singing Himi Limi with a Michael Peter Balzary Trumpet accompaniment for a school play audition". His favorite movies are "Mary Poppins", the "Wizard of Oz" and "Raging Bull". His favorite actors are "Tim Conway as Dorf" and "The chick from Baywatch". He enjoys listening to Chick Hearn call the Laker games on TV and his favorite song is "Feed The Birds". Shuffleboard is his favorite sport and making rhymes his hobby, "Kamakazi Bobby gotta hobby that robs me". Gary Coleman is his choice for most respected historical figure and he leaves us with this catch twenty-two legacy quote: "He who laughs first, didn?t really laugh first, because somebody already laughed a little while ago".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Kathleen Kinmont

This recognizable actress was born on February 3, 1965 in Los Angeles, California. Her real last name at birth was Smith and Kinmont is her given middle name. She got her first career break in the TV show "Renegade" and "Night of The Warrior" with Lorenzo Lamas is her most memorable career project. Her favorite flick is "Forrest Gump" and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are her favorite actors. She enjoys "Homefront" on television and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" is her favorite melody. Her favorite food is "My mom?s cooking" and she loves to horseback ride and snow ski. In her leisure time she appreciates spending time with her family. Her hobby is gardening and Martin Luther King is her most respected historical figure. Kathleen borrows a phrase from her famous actress mother Abby Dalton for her legacy quote: "Love is a constant art form of giving and forgiving".

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Leonid Kinskey

This well known film maker was born on April 18, 1903 in Saint Peterburg, Russia. His first career break came in 1932 working on a Paramount picture called "Trouble in Paradise". His most memorable career event was receiving a wonderful Louella Parsons review of his film "On Your Toes" a Warner Bros. production. "Down Argentine Way" is his favorite motion picture and Gary Cooper and Bette Davis are his favorite all time actors. His favorite TV show is "Murphy Brown" because of the "excellent writing". He likes his food "Well Prepared" and polo, skating and tennis are his preferred sports. In his leisure time he reads and building is his hobby. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is his most admired historical figure. Leonid gives us a helpful reminder as his legacy quote: "Respect others thinking, unless it is harmful to humanity".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Durward Kirby

This famous TV personality will probably be best remembered for his tour on the "Garry Moore" television show. He told us that "I would ask my Mother, but she?s dead" in response to the date and year of his birth. However, he does know that he was born in Covington, Kentucky. His first career break came when he was hired as an announcer for WBAA at Purdue University. His most memorable career event was winning an Emmy, Oscar and a Tony. Durward?s favorite movie is "Any Mickey Mouse Movie" and Buster Keaton and the Gish Sisters are his favorite performers. He did choose the "Garry Moore Show" as his favorite TV program and the "John Philip Sousa March" is his favorite tune. Rice is his selection for best food and he enjoys playing croquet, reading and writing in his leisure time. His hobby is "working as a shepherd". Mark Twain is his most respected historical figure. He is very exact with his quote: "You will not be discouraged".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Harley Jane Kozak

This familiar actress was born on January 28, 1957 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her big break in show business came in 1981 when she was cast in the TV soap opera "Texas". Her most memorable career accomplishment was "Getting accepted to New York University School of Arts with 42 other students that year". "Blade Runner" is her favorite movie and the original "Star Trek" series is her favorite TV show. Her favorite sport is running and she is a political activist in her spare time. Her hobby is "Therapy" and Simone de Beauvoir is her choice for most respected historical figure. Harley makes reference to an ancient Zen saying as her legacy quote: "After ecstasy, the laundry".

 

Celebrity Almanac Profile: Kreskin

This internationally recognized psychic and mentalist was born on January 12, 1935 in Montclair, New Jersey. His real name is George Joseph Kresge. He got his first big break on the "Steve Allen Show" whereupon he read Steve?s thoughts. His most memorable career project was the debut of the Milton Bradley Kreskin ESP game accompanied by a national advertising campaign on television. He sold over 2.8 million games in the first twelve months. His favorite movie is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and Jimmy Cagney, Basil Rathbone and Shirley MacLaine are his favorite actors. The "Arthur Godfrey Show" is his favorite TV series and "Til There Was You" is his favorite song. Spaghetti and meat sauce is his favorite dish and cross country skiing and jogging are his sporting activities of choice. In his leisure time he reads 3 or 4 books daily and enjoys backpacking and camping. His hobbies are collecting comic books and Sherlock Holmes & Dracula literature. Winston Churchill and Ben Franklin tie for most respected historical figures. Kreskin leaves us with this thought provoking legacy quote: "Nothing in life is worthwhile unless we earn it. If we get it for free, we lose it as easily. Furthermore, nothing achieved could ever happen without first being dreamt of or envisioned in the mind. It is there that all starts."

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