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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Hollywood Show!

This weekend I signed autographs with my sister Diane at the Hollywood Show. If you've never been to one of these events, they're totally surreal, a little bit loud and kind of awesome! I don't attend them very often, but it's fun to bump into old friends and meet some new ones. I was able to hang out with Ron Masak, who I turned into a little boy on an episode of Bewitched.
I was the stunt double for Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen over twenty years ago and I was so excited when she came running over to see me!
On Saturday night, we went to the birthday party for my friend, Dawn Lyn who played Dodie on My 3 Sons. I acted a little like a crazy fan there when I met Max Baer, Jr, who played Jethro on the Beverly Hillbillies.
I also enjoyed chatting with Jimmy McNichol & the handsome actor/ turned photographer Parker Stevenson. While talking to Parker I remembered that I'd helped pick out Kirstie Alley's birthday gift to him, when she and I worked together on Mad House.
For more information about the Hollywood Show, visit their website: . Photo Credits: Photo w/ Diane Al Ortega, all others cell phone pics.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Theater!

Last night I helped honor Carol Burnett at the Hooray For Hollywood High Event at the El Capitan Theater. The people in the audience had no idea of the chaos that happened before my appearance on stage. I was wearing a beautiful, but decidely snug, vintage dress. I went to reach for my cell phone on the floor of my car and heard a loud RIIIP! This wasn't something that could be quickly remedied, my entire backside was hanging out. I put out a plea on Facebook asking if any of my friends in Hollywood had a dress I could borrow. Annie Wood to the rescue! Literally five minutes later without even a glance in the mirror, I was changed into Annie's dress heading for the red carpet.
Carol Burnett was right behind me on the carpet, she probably would have gotten a chuckle if I'd flashed her. Onstage I talked about my long time TV rivalry with Carol, since Bewitched was on at the same time as the Carol Burnett Show. I admitted that I watched her show instead of mine.
Sadly Betty White had a terrible case of the flu, so Jane Lynch, who plays Carol Burnett's daughter on Glee, filled in. The event was amazing! The Hollywood High performing arts program is incredible and definitely deserves your support.