My friend Ginger was just starting to raise pygmy goats at the time I was pursuing my convenience store career. Since I had more experience with difficult goat births than she had, she often called when her does went into labor so I could run over and lend a hand. Or a whole arm up to the elbow. Whatever.
Minutes and Then Some
If you want to see a lot of famous/not so famous/used to be famous people all under one roof, head for the Sportsman's Lodge Restaurant in Studio City, California, this morning. Here's who will be there waiting to sell you autographed pictures (maybe SOME of them give them away, but by and large...), among other things:
SHERRY ALBERONI (Disney Mouseketeer) SHARON BAIRD (Disney Mouseketeer) FRANK BANK (Leave It To Beaver) LEE BENTON (Mike Hammer) LINDA BLAIR (Exorcist) LYNN BORDEN (Hazel) BOBBY BURGESS (Disney Mousketeer & Lawrence Welk Show) RED BUTTONS (Oscar Winning Actor & Comedian) EDD BYRNES (77 Sunset Strip) GEORGE CHAKARIS (West Side Story) ROBERT COLBERT (Time Tunnel) TOMMY COLE (Disney Mouseketeer) TIM CONSIDINE (Spin and Marty & My Three Sons) CHRIS COSTELLO (Daughter of Lou Costello) YVONNE CRAIG (Batgirl) CHARLES DIERKOP (Police Woman) EILEEN DIETZ (General Hospital) PHYLLIS DILLER (Classic Comedienne) JACK DONNER (Rocky and Bullwinkle, Stigmata) RON FIELDS (Grandson of W.C. Fields) RORY FLYNN (Daughter of Errol Flynn) HANK GARRETT (Car 54...Where Are You?) MARLA GIBBS (The Jeffersons & 227) ARLENE GOLONKA (Mayberry RFD) BILLY GRAY (Father Knows Best) KATHRYN GRAYSON (Showboat & Kiss Me Kate) ALAINA REED-HALL (227) LINDA HENNING (Petticoat Junction) GLORIA HENRY (Dennis the Menace) CONNIE HINES (Mr. Ed) CHEYRL HOLDRIDGE (Disney Mouseketeer) GUNILLA HUTTON (Petticoat Junction & Hee Haw) JACKEE' (227 & Sister, Sister) BERNIE KOPELL (Love Boat) MARTA KRISTEN (Lost In Space) SUE ANE LANGDON (Frankie & Johnnie, Roustabout, Arnie) RUTA LEE (Funny Face & Sergeants 3) BARRY LIVINGSTON (My Three Sons) STANLEY LIVINGSTON (My Three Sons) SUZANNE LLOYD (Zorro & The Saint) JUNE LOCKHART (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction) DAWN LYN (My Three Sons) BETTY LYNN (Andy Griffith Show) RANDAL MALONE (MTV's "Singled Out") JERRY MAREN ("Munchkin" from Wizard of Oz) BILL MARX (Son of Harpo Marx) JOSEPH MASCOLO (Days of Our Lives & Bold and The Beautiful) LARRY MATHEWS (Dick Van Dyke Show) VIRGINIA MAYO (The Best Years of Our Lives & White Heat) KEVIN McCARTHY (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) BARBARA McNAIR (Singer) SID MELTON (Danny Thomas Show & Green Acres) TERRY MOORE (Mighty Joe Young & Come Back Little Sheba) MARGARET O'BRIEN (Meet Me in St. Louis) KEN OSMOND (Leave It To Beaver) JULIE PARRISH (Nutty Professor & Paradise Hawaiian Style) CYNTHIA PEPPER (My Three Sons, Margie, Kissin' Cousins) PAUL PETERSEN (Donna Reed Show) KASEY ROGERS (Bewitched) ROSE MARIE (Dick Van Dyke Show) JANE RUSSELL (The Outlaw & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) LORI SAUNDERS (Petticoat Junction) WILLIAM SCHALLERT (Patty Duke Show) RONNIE SCHELL (Gomer Pyle) STELLA STEVENS (Poseiden Adventure & The Nutty Professor) DAVID STOLLERY (Spin & Marty) DEE WALLACE STONE (ET, Cujo, The Howling) DON STROUD (Mike Hammer) BARBARA STUART (Gomer Pyle) ROY STUART (Gomer Pyle) MESHACH TAYLOR (Designing Women) LARRY THOMAS ("Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld) CAMDEN TOY (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) DOREEN TRACEY (Disney Mouseketeer) BERLINDA TOLBERT (The Jeffersons) DICK VAN PATTEN (Eight Is Enough) JAMES VAN PATTEN NELS VAN PATTEN VINCENT VAN PATTEN BEVERLY WASHBURN (Old Yeller & Superman and The Mole People) JOHNNY WHITAKER (Family Affair) HAL WILLIAMS (227 & Private Benjamin) WILLIAM WINDOM (Murder She Wrote & The Farmer's Daughter) ALAN YOUNG (Mr. Ed & The Time Machine) ADRIAN ZMED (TJ Hooker & Dance Fever)
You have no idea how many of these people I thought were dead. And some of them I would just love to meet: Rose Marie, Jane Russell, Margaret O'Brien! My gosh. It's a pretty strange concept, a fanfest, but I'm tempted to go myself.
o' the Day include, but are not limited to, Cybi, Gerardin, Tysilio,
Willehad, Deusdedit, Godfrey of Amiens, Clair, Drouet, and The Four
birthdays today include June Havoc (1916)('40's screen actress and
vaudeville child performer as Baby June, sister of Gypsy Rose Lee),
Patti Page (1927).