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Where Are They Now - Friday, May 19, 2017

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Remember the sitcom 'Father Knows Best'? Remember star Lauren Chapin 'Father Knows Best'? That's great because we are going to find out what she has been doing lately.

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Joan Fontaine: Starred in the movies "Rebecca" and "Suspicion"

Patrick Macnee: Starred as John Steed in the TV series "The Avengers"

David Doyle: Played Bosley on the TV series "Charlie's Angels"

(Answer at the bottom)




Lauren Chapin

Learn More About Lauren Chapin on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: May 23, 1945, Los Angeles, California

BIRTH NAME: Lauren Ann Chapin

CLAIM TO FAME: She is best known for her role as the youngest child "Kathy Anderson" (nicknamed "Kitten") on the television show Father Knows Best.

FAMILY LIFE: She was married to Jerry Jones from 1961-66. They are divorced. She has a daughter, Summer-Healy Chapin, and a son, Matthew Chapin.

INFO: Chapin made a name for herself as a child actress on the television show Father Knows Best, which was produced between 1954 and 1960. Chapin had a troubled childhood.

Following the cancellation of Father Knows Best, she married at age 16, was divorced at 18, became a drug addict, turned to prostitution to secure her habit, and was sent to a mental institution after she attempted suicide.

In 1979, Chapin turned to religion, which she credits with saving her life.

TRIVIA: Is the younger sister of former child star Billy Chapin.

Was awarded five Jr. Emmy's for Best Child Actress.

Has been awarded "Honorable Mayor" of three cities in the states of Oklahoma, Texas and Florida for her numerous charity activities.

Is the co-author of Father Does Know Best-The Lauren Chapin Story (1988) with Andrew Collins.

Personal Quote: If you love your children, you will keep them out of show business.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Chapin is now a manager of singers and actors. She also performs live inter-active version of Father Knows Best for cruise lines, conventions, and other events.

Chapin is also a licensed and ordained Christian evangelist.

CREDITS:

2016-2017 School Bus Diaries (TV Series)...Mama Bev
- Episode #1.7 (2017)
- Episode #1.6 (2017)
- Christmas 2016 - Part 3 (2017)
- Christmas 2016 - Part 2 (2017)
- Christmas 2016 - Part 1 (2016)
- Episode #1.2 (2016)
- Episode #1.1 (2016)

1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)...Ace's Mom

1977 Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas (TV Movie)...Kathleen 'Kathy Kitten' Anderson

1977 The Father Knows Best Reunion (TV Movie)...Kathy Anderson

1976 The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza...Josephina

1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)...Karen Fletcher
- The Man Who Thought for Himself (1960)

1954-1960 Father Knows Best (TV Series)...Kathy Anderson

1956 Tension at Table Rock...Little Girl (uncredited)

1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)...Peggy
- The 99th Day (1955)

1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)...Midge Baxter / Trina / Daugther
- It Grows on Trees (1955) ... Midge Baxter
- Penny Serenade (1955) ... Trina
- Ferry Crisis at Friday Point (1952) ... Daugther

1954 A Star Is Born...Little Girl at Boarding House (uncredited)

1954 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)...Girl in Jell-O Pudding Ad
- Episode #4.7 (1954)

To see Then & Now pictures of Lauren Chapin, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Joan Fontaine - ALIVE
Born: 10/22/1917

Patrick Macnee - DEAD
Born: 02/06/1922 Died: 06/25/2015

David Doyle - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 12/01/1929 Died: 02/26/1997

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

5/17
Aristeidis Alafouzos, 93, Greek shipping and media mogul.

5/16
Bernard Bosson, 69, French politician
Ronnie Cocks, 73, Maltese footballer (Sliema Wanderers, national team).
Pierre Laborie, French historian.
Doug Somers, 65, American professional wrestler (AWA).
Dennis Swamy, 74, Indian boxer, stroke.
Andriy Zay, 57, Ukrainian actor (The Secret of Queen Anne or Musketeers Thirty Years After).

5/15
Karl-Otto Apel, 95, German philosopher.
Ian Brady, 79, British serial killer (Moors murders), COPD.
Chu Ke-liang, 70, Taiwanese actor (The New Legend of Shaolin, David Loman, The Wonderful Wedding) and comedian, liver failure.
Felipe Ehrenberg, 73, Mexican artist, professor and publisher.
François Fortassin, 77, French politician, Senator (since 2001).
Derek Poindexter, 52, American bassist, complications from pulmonary disease.
Subramanyan Ramaswamy, 77, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Puducherry (1974, 1977-1978).
Neil Rolde, 85, American historian and politician, member of the Maine House of Representatives (1974-1990).
Javier Valdez Cárdenas, 50, Mexican reporter (Ríodoce, La Jornada), shot.
Oleg Vidov, 73, Russian-American actor (Red Heat, Wild Orchid, Thirteen Days), complications from cancer.

5/14
Shukriya Begum, 82, Pakistani pilot.
Powers Boothe, 68, American actor (Tombstone, Deadwood, Red Dawn), Emmy winner (1980).
Daniel Brewbaker, 66, American composer and poet.
Frank Brian, 94, American basketball player (Fort Wayne Pistons).
Thomas Vose Daily, 89, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Brooklyn (1990-2003).
Abdullah Nimar Darwish, 69, Israeli political activist and religious leader, founder of Islamic Movement in Israel.
Brad Grey, 59, American producer (The Departed, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Sopranos), chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures (2005-2017), cancer.
Mandla Hlatshwayo, 40, South African actor (Generations), shot.
Tom McClung, 60, American jazz pianist and composer, cancer.
Keith Mitchell, American drummer (Mazzy Star).
Steve Palermo, 67, American baseball umpire and supervisor.
Len Rohde, 79, American football player (San Francisco 49ers).
Germán Yanke (es), 61, Spanish journalist and writer, stroke.

5/13
John Auble, 77, American news anchor and journalist.
Oliviero Beha, 68, Italian journalist.
Sir David Cooke, 12th Baronet, 82, British aristocrat (Cooke baronets).
Jimmy Copley, 63, English drummer (Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Tears for Fears), leukemia.
John Cygan, 63, American actor and voice actor (The Commish, Metal Gear Solid, Toy Story 3), cancer.
Yanko Daucik, 76, Czech footballer (Real Betis, Real Madrid).
Alain Defossé, 60, French novelist and translator.
Lindsay Eberhardt, 35, Canadian child, first to survive a liver transplant.
Jirí Kahoun (cs), 75, Czech artist and children's writer.
Jane Norman, 83, American television personality (Pixanne).
Thomas H. Paterniti, 88, American politician, New Jersey Assemblyman (1980-1988) and Senator (1988-1992).
Marcel Pelletier, 89, Canadian ice hockey player (Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers) and scout (Boston Bruins).
Manuel Pradal, 53, French film director and screenwriter (A Crime, Ginostra, Marie from the Bay of Angels).
Wayne VanDyke, 29, American professional wrestler, complications from heart attacks.

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