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Where Are They Now - Friday, January 12, 2018

Hello fans,

Remember 'The Facts of Life'? I learned the facts of life by watching 'The Facts of Life'. Who didn't?

Well, today we are going to see what one of the stars of that hit television program is doing these days. Where is Lisa 'Blair' Whelchel, and what has she been doing lately?

Take care,

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

Ted Knight: Played Ted Baxter on the TV series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and cartoonist Henry Rush on the series "Too Close for Comfort"

Jean Seberg: Starred in the original version of "Breathless", as well as "Paint Your Wagon" and "Airport"

Park Overall: She played Laverne on the TV series "Empty Nest" and Rowena the prostitute in "Biloxi Blues" (both in the movie and on Broadway), she voiced Alice Tompkins on the animated series "The Critic"

(Answer at the bottom)


Lisa Whelchel

Learn More About Lisa Whelchel on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: May 29, 1963 in Littlefield, Texas, USA

BIRTH NAME: Lisa Diane Whelchel

CLAIM TO FAME: Lisa is best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC's 'The Facts of Life. She played the role for nine years.

FAMILY LIFE: Welchel was married to Steven Cauble from July 1988 to March 2012. Together they have three children - Tucker, Haven and Clancy.

INFO: Lisa really grew up on TV. She started her career on the 'Mickey Mouse Club' and then she moved on to the role in which she will forever be known for on 'The Facts of Life.'

TRIVIA: Lisa is a former Mouseketeer.

Released a gospel album entitled "All Because Of You" on the Nissi record label in 1984. The album was nominated for a Grammy in the Inspirational category in 1985.

Has organized several reunions of the cast of "The New Mickey Mouse Club" (1977), the show that was her big break in show business.

Lisa is a trained ventriloquist.

Ranked #30 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"

Is a licensed pilot.

She's written written about 10 books, which she says are, "all just practical encouragement for moms."

Creative Correction
The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me)
So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It
How to Start Your Own Mom Time
The ADVENTure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions
Taking Care of the Me in Mommy
The Busy Mom's Guide to Prayer
The Busy Mom's Guide to Wisdom
The Busy Grandma's Guide to Prayer
Speaking Mom-ese: Moments of Peace & Inspiration in the Mother Tongue from One Mom's Heart to Yours

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Lisa is still an actress and an author. Currently, she is on tour as a public speaker and life coach making her way across the country to various faith-based conferences and events.



2016 A Snow Capped Christmas...Dale

2016 Hearts of Spring (TV Movie)...Carly

2014 For Better or for Worse (TV Movie)...Wendy

2013 A Madea Christmas...Nancy Porter

2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)...Blair Warner
- The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) ... Blair Warner

1992 Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two (Video)...Sara Coleman

1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV Series)...Blair Warner / Pinky

1987 The Facts of Life Down Under (TV Movie)...Blair Warner

1983-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Kelly Barrett / Caroline Shea
- German Cruise: The Villa/The Racer's Edge/Love or Money/The Accident: Part 2 (1985) ... Kelly Barrett
- The German Cruise: The Villa/The Racer's Edge/Love or Money/The Accident: Part 1 (1985) ... Kelly Barrett
- Isaac's Aegean Affair/The Captain and the Kid/Poor Rich Man/The Dean and the Flunkee: Part 2 (1983) ... Caroline Shea
- Isaac's Aegean Affair/The Captain and the Kid/Poor Rich Man/The Dean and the Flunkee: Part 1 (1983) ... Caroline Shea

1985 Back to Next Saturday (TV Movie)...Blair Warner

1982 The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (TV Movie)...Amy Cole

1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (TV Movie)...Blair Warner

1981 Twirl (TV Movie)...Jill Moore

1979-1981 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)...Blair Warner
- The Older Man (1981) ... Blair Warner
- The Girls School (1979) ... Blair Warner

1980 Skyward (TV Movie)...Lisa Ward

1979 The Magician of Lublin...Halina

1979 The Double McGuffin...Jody

1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)...Robin Lapp
- Shadow of Fear: Part 2 (1979) ... Robin Lapp
- Shadow of Fear: Part 1 (1979) ... Robin Lapp

1978 Family (TV Series)...Cathy Connelly
- All for Love

1977 The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World (TV Movie)

1977 The New Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series)...Lisa / Lisa Whelchel
- Episode #2.10 (1977) ... Lisa Whelchel
- Episode #1.72 (1977) ... Lisa
- Showtime (1977) ... Lisa
- Surprise Day (1977) ... Lisa
- Episode #1.12 (1977) ... Lisa
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... Lisa
- Episode #1.9 (1977) ... Lisa
- Let's Go (1977) ... Lisa
- Showtime Day (1977) ... Lisa
- Premiere (1977) ... Lisa

To see Then & Now pictures of Lisa Whelchel, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Ted Knight - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 12/07/1923 Died: 08/26/1986

Jean Seberg - DEAD (Drug overdose)
Born: 11/13/1938 Died: 09/08/1979

Park Overall - ALIVE
Born: 03/15/1957



Fortunato Abat, 92, Filipino army general and politician, Secretary of the Department of National Defense (1997-1998).
Reynaldo Bignone, 90, Argentine politician and human rights criminal, President (1982-1983), hip fracture and heart failure.
Jacques Clemens, 108, Dutch Roman Catholic priest.
Woody Durham, 76, American college basketball radio announcer (North Carolina Tar Heels), complications from primary progressive aphasia.
Huguette Masson (fr), 113, French supercentenarian.
Werner Radspieler, 79, German Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Bamberg (1986-2013).

Aliyu Doma, 75, Nigerian politician, governor of Nasarawa State (2007-2011).
George Downing, 87, American surfer and surfing coach, World Surf team champion (1968).
Fermín Ezcurra (es), 95, Spanish football executive.
Peter Nicholls, 78, Australian writer.
Francis Piasecki, 66, French football player (Metz, national team) and coach (Strasbourg).
Ferdousi Priyabhashini, 71, Bangladeshi sculptor, cardiac arrest following heart attack.
Shammi, 89, Indian actress (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Khuda Gawah, Dekh Bhai Dekh).
Jeff St John, 71, Australian musician.[15]
Vitaliy Zub (pl), 89, Ukrainian football player (Lokomotyv Kharkiv, Dynamo Moscow) and coach (Metalist Kharkiv).

J. Baldwin, 85, American industrial designer and architect.
Trevor Baylis, 80, British inventor (windup radio).
Tomas Aguon Camacho, 84, Northern Mariana Islands Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Chalan Kanoa (1984-2010).
Mykhaylo Chemberzhi, 73, Ukrainian composer.
Kjerstin Dellert, 92, Swedish opera singer, respiratory failure.
Costakis Koutsokoumnis, 61, Cypriot football administrator, President of CFA (since 2001) and member of FIFA Council (since 2017), cancer.
André S. Labarthe, 86, French actor (Vivre sa vie), film producer and director.
Marcela Lombardo Otero, 91, Mexican politician, Deputy (1976-1979, 1988-1991).
Uri Lubrani, 91, Israeli diplomat and military official.
Jam Saqi, 73, Pakistani politician.
D. Sreedevi, 79, Indian judge, member of the Kerala High Court (1997-2001), liver failure.
Hayden White, 89, American historian.

Javed Abidi, 53, Indian disability rights activist, chest infection.
Davide Astori, 31, Italian footballer (Cagliari, Fiorentina, national team), heart attack.
Elma Bellini, 63, American judge, member of the New York Supreme Court, cancer.
Siva Choy, 70, Singaporean blues musician and comedian (One Leg Kicking), strokes.
Charles Elbaum, 91, Polish-born American physicist.
Jef Kratochvil (cs), 74, Czech photographer.
Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet, 82, British engineering construction executive, Managing Director of Sir Robert McAlpine.
Farhang Mehr, 94, Iranian-born American Zoroastrian scholar and writer, Deputy Prime Minister (1973-1975).
H. Wayne Norman Jr., 62, American politician, member of the Maryland Senate (since 2014) and House of Delegates (2008-2014).
Moe Racine, 80, Canadian Hall of Fame football player (Ottawa Rough Riders), Grey Cup champion (1960, 1968, 1969, 1973).
J. Paul Raines, 53, American retail executive, CEO of GameStop (2010-2017), brain cancer.
Russell Solomon, 92, American retail executive, founder of Tower Records.
José Triana (ru), 87, Cuban poet.

Sir Roger Bannister, 88, British middle-distance athlete, doctor, and academic, first person to run a sub-four-minute mile, Parkinson's disease.
Mal Bryce, 74, Australian politician, Deputy Premier of Western Australia (1983-1988).
Alva Campbell, 69, American convicted murderer.
Mimmo Càndito (it), 77, Italian writer and war correspondent, lung cancer.
Tônia Carrero, 95, Brazilian actress (Água Viva, Louco Amor), complications from surgery.
Prafulla Das, 91, Indian writer.
Jacqueline Desmarais, 89, Canadian billionaire philanthropist.
Patrick Doyle, 32, Scottish drummer (Veronica Falls).
Renzo Franzo, 103, Italian politician, Deputy (1948-1968).
Kenneth Gärdestad, 69, Swedish songwriter ("Satellit"), pneumonia and influenza following skin cancer and lymphoma.
Jacques Gernet, 96, French sinologist.
Vanessa Goodwin, 48, Australian politician, Attorney-General of Tasmania (2014-2017), brain cancer.
Sabit Hadžic, 60, Bosnian Yugoslav-era Olympic basketball player (1984) and coach (national team).
Emma Hannigan, 45, Irish author, breast cancer.
Richard Ho?opi?i, 76, American Hawaiian musician.
Imogene Powers Johnson, 87, American billionaire philanthropist.
Kim Chong-hoh, 82, South Korean politician.
Lin Hu, 90, Chinese general, deputy commander of the PLA Air Force.
Maria Noakes, 50, New Zealand-American kayaker, drowned.
Virgilijus Noreika, 82, Lithuanian opera singer, People's Artist of the USSR (1970).
Ivone Ramos, 91, Cape Verdean writer.
Murray B. Sachs, 77, American biomedical engineer.
Arthur Stewart, 76, Northern Irish footballer (Glentoran, Derby County, Detroit Cougars).
Ian Stewart, Baron Stewartby, 82, British politician.
David Ogden Stiers, 75, American actor (M*A*S*H, Beauty and the Beast, The Dead Zone), bladder cancer.
Jorge Wagensberg (es), 69, Spanish writer and physicist.
Yao Xian, 90, Chinese general, commander of the Beijing Military Region Air Force.

Maxine Berman, 71, American politician, member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1983-1996), lung cancer.
John Brunetti, 87, American racehorse breeder and race track owner (Hialeah Park).
Gordon Challis, 86, New Zealand poet.
Gillo Dorfles, 107, Italian art critic, painter and philosopher.
Ota Filip, 87, Czech novelist and journalist.
Michele Hanson, 75, British journalist (The Guardian) and writer, music teacher and activist, stroke.
Billy Herrington, 48, American gay pornographic actor, traffic collision.
Khagendra Jamatia, 64, Indian politician, MLA (since 1988), blood cancer.
Brandon Jenkins, 48, American Red Dirt singer-songwriter, complications from heart surgery.
Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, 87, American literary scholar.
Jesús López Cobos, 78, Spanish conductor, cancer.
Gerry Lowe, 90, English rugby player (Warrington Wolves).
Cle Newhook, 74, Canadian politician, leader of the NL NDP (1989-1992), cancer.
Marcel Philippot (fr), 64, French comedic actor, suicide.
Ronnie Prophet, 80, Canadian country singer, multiple organ failure.
Carlo Ripa di Meana, 88, Italian politician, Minister of the Environment (1992-1993) and European Commissioner for the Environment (1983-1993).
Sammy Stewart, 63, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians), World Series champion (1983).
Harry J. Ufland, 81, American film producer (The Last Temptation of Christ, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Big Wedding), brain cancer.

Bender, 37, Canadian rapper.
Fredrik Bull-Hansen, 90, Norwegian military officer, Chief of Defence (1984-1987).
Bill Burkette, 75, American singer (The Vogues).
Joan Canals (es), 89, Spanish basketball player.
Enrique Cárdenas González, 91, Mexican politician, Governor of Tamaulipas (1975-1981), Municipal President of Ciudad Victoria (1968-1971).
Franciszek Czudek (pl), 75, Polish pastor.
Diana Der Hovanessian, 83, American poet.
Dorne Dibble, 88, American football player (Detroit Lions), NFL champion (1953, 1957), pneumonia.
Jean-Guy Hamelin, 92, Canadian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Rouyn-Noranda (1973-2001).
Nayani Krishnamurthy, 67, Indian writer.
Anatoly Lein, 86, Russian-born American chess Grandmaster.
Arabinda Muduli, 56, Indian musician and singer, cardiac arrest.
Louis Onguto, Kenyan judge, member of the High Court (since 2014).
Vicente Piquer, 83, Spanish footballer (Valencia, Málaga, national team).
Gibby Rosenberg, 86, Canadian restaurateur, heart attack.
María Rubio, 83, Mexican actress (Cuna de lobos, Imperio de cristal, Querida enemiga).
Orin C. Smith, 75, American coffee executive, president and CEO of Starbucks (2000-2005), pancreatic cancer.
Luigi Taveri, 88, Swiss motorcycle road racer, Grand Prix champion (1962, 1964, 1966), stroke.