Biography’s for November 15 - 30
Everybody knows the face, the Jell-O Pudding commercial pitch man. He is and was always more than that. Cosby flunked out of high school, but his life was always something he could look back on and make us all laugh about. From his stand-up act to his sitcom roles, he was the basis for Fat Albert cartoon and movie. His life hasn’t been golden since his stardom though, he lost a son to a drive-shooting and was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two women. Take a look at the man behind the controversy and laughs. (Biography)
From his early days in B movies, to his first great role on the TV show Rawhide. He continued to star in TV and movies. When he starred in spaghetti westerns, such as: “A Few Dollars More”, “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”, then onto when in 1968 he starred in two movies, his career took off. In 1971, he starred in three hit movies: “The Beguiled”, “Play Misty for Me” and his even bigger hit “Dirty Harry”. His career never slowed down, he was always making movies, either acting, producing, writing or directing. His latest movie “Million Dollar Baby” won four Oscars. (Biography)
From her early days, in her first uncredited role in “Back From Eternity” she appeared in many movies and TV shows as the pretty blonde. She continued starring in TV and movies until she got her famous role as a star of the classic TV show “I Dream of Jeannie”. Learn more about everybody’s favorite Jeannie. (Biography)
From his Second City days of improvisation and standup comedian on Saturday Night Live to his movies such as Wayne’s World and Tommyboy. Who fought drug addiction but sadly like John Belushi died from a drug overdose. Learn more about Chris Farley on Biography. (A & E)
Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy, the little brother to the President JFK, and Senator Ted Kennedy. Believed to be President like his brother, following in the family tradition of politics being a senator and on the way to who knows what. Sadly, was assassinated like his brother John, before his time and the dreams of thousands could come true. Some believe that Bobby could have even been a better President than JFK. (Biography)
From his big break on The Steve Allen Show through his classic roles as Barney Fife on the The Andy Griffith Show then onto Three’s Company. Interviews with
Laverne and Shirley
From the hit series “Happy Days” one of the more successful of it’s spin offs. Two girls from Milwaukee trying to find love and happiness. Penny Marshall plays Laverne to Cindy Williams as Shirley. Slap stick at its best. This was Penny’s second series long before her success as a director, you might remember seeing her as Oscar Madison’s assistant in “The Odd Couple”. (Biography)
From the North Carolina's State School for the Blind, where he discovered his love for music to his rise as one of country music’s classic performers. Ronnie Milsap is the recipient of the only gold Braille album, learn more about him on Biography. (Biography)
Star of live TV, Broadway and film. Also know for his philanthropist and for his line of health foods. (Biography)
The comedian who rose from a childhood around prostitution and molestation. He did a stint in the Army where he performed in amateur theatrical shows. He got his first big break starring in “The Busy Body” his third movie he starred as an addict in ”Lady Sings the Blues”. He later hooked up with , and the two of them starred in several hit movies. He starred in more than 45 movies and TV shows bringing to tears with laughter. (A & E)
Star of the hit series Magnum P.I. , who started as a model and starred in The Dating Game. He has starred in hit movies such as “Three Men and a Baby” turned down the role for “Indiana Jones” and had several re-occurring roles in hit series such as “Friends” , “Boston Legal”, “Rockford Files” and ”Simon and Simon”. (Biography)
Comedian, who rose from his guest character as an alien on Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley to his own show Mork and Mindy. Known for his standup routines and improvisation. To his classic portrayal of Popeye to Peter Pan in Hook. Robin can do dramatic roles such as Good Will Hunting and Good Morning Vietnam, fantasy characters both animated such as Aladdin and Robots and acting; and of course comedies such as his latest RV. Robin Williams is as diverse as the voices in his head and the characters he becomes. (A & E)
From his first role in “Another World”he appeared in lots of TV shows as a bit player. About the time he was ready to give up he landed the role as Fonzy the leather jacket clad ladies man in classic TV show Happy Days. He has produced and directed hit in more than 35 movies, starred in recently in “Click” , learn about the man behind The Fonz.(Biography)
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