Guest Author - Sandy Mullins
Here is a look at some of the celebrities and shows on Biography on A & E and the Biography Channel for March 16 - 31.
Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood
How do today’s young stars make it in Hollywood avoiding the problems of the generations before them. Interviews with: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Brooke Shields, Ron Howard, Fred Savage, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Mayim Bialik, and many more.
Danny Bonaduce: Tabloids’ Bad Boy
Child star, show host, author and DJ, all these and more has Danny Bonaduce been. He calls his life a car crash. He became a star with the The Partridge Family he battled cocaine addiction and alcoholism, arrested in Phoenix, Arizona for a brawl with a transvestite, lived in his car for months in Hollywood, and married his wife hours after meeting her on a blind date. Interviews with: Shirley Jones, Dave Madden, Mario Lopez and Danny's mom Betty Bonaduce.
A look at the life of a trouble teenage star of the Patty Duke Show and the classic movie, The Miracle Worker, who struggled with mental illness and controling managers during her childhood. Mother of successful acting sons Sean (Lord of the Rings) and Mackenzie Astin (sons of John Astin, of Addams Family) (Biography)
She stole our hearts as “Half-pint” (Laura Ingalls) in Little House on The Prairie. She had a close relation ship with her co-star and TV father Michael Landon. She is one of three famous child actors, her brother Jonathan Gilbert starred as Willie Oleson with her in Little House on The Prairie and her sister Sara Gilbert who got her big break in Roseanne and now in ER. Melissa Gilbert is still acting in movies and and occasional TV roles, and she has branched out into directing. Her up coming movies are Safe Harbor and Spring Thaw.
Country singer, who rose from the oil industry and semi-pro football to his to number ones songs and patriotic songs like: Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American) and his constant support of our military. (A & E and Biography)
One of the classic and legendary ladies of . She rose from poverty as a Coal Miner’s Daughter in which the movie was based on. She did teach herself to play the guitar while rasing four children. She performed regularly with other great country singers like Patsy Cline before her death. (Biogaphy)
With interviews with Elton John, Jay Leon, Simon Cowell, Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson and Sharon Osborne . (A & E)
The Partridge Family
The 1970s sitcom show about a rock and roll singing family starring Shirley Jones and her stepson David Cassidy. It also starred Susan Dey , Danny Bonaduce and Dave Madden. (Biography)
At fourteen she had her first break with the Patsy Cline song, “Blue” which won her two Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female County Vocal. She has had more that forty-two hit singles, done some acting and even wrote a children’s book titled “Jag”. (A & E and Biography)
From the early Disney movies thorough his dreams of a baseball career follow this actor through is movie career and hit movies such as Silkwood and Escape From New York, to the meeting of the love of his life Goldie Hawn and to his return to Disney.(Biography)
Co-founder of the Rock and Roll band KISS. He has outlasted most of his counter-parts with books, movies, real estate, TV, publishing and merchandising. He even has a new solo album coming out. (A & E)
Hank Williams Jr.
The son of the famous Hank Williams one of the icons and legends of country music, he has managed to create a successful career of his own. Interviews with his band members, daughter Holly Williams, his agent Greg Oswald and Hank Jr., himself. (Biography)
Lee Ann Womack
One of the ladies of Country music, Lee Ann is interviewed in a front of a live audience by Kelly Deadmon. Get a close up with Lee Ann and find all about the highs and lows of her career. (Biography)