Where Are They Now - Friday, July 13, 2018
This week's top vote getter is none other than celebrated '70s child star, Kristy McNichol. I remember her from the Golden Girls spinoff Empty Nest. She was great on that show!
Let's see what she's been doing these days, but first...
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Marty Feldman: Comic actor in many movies, "Young Frankenstein", "Silent Movie", his eyes led independent lives
Rita Moreno: She was Anita in the movie "West Side Story", she also appeared in "Carnal Knowledge", "The King and I" and other movies, she was a cast member of the kids TV show "The Electric Company", also known for her work on Broadway
George Maharis: Co-starred in the TV series "Route 66" as Buz Murdock
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Learn More About Kristy McNichol on Celebrity Nooz
September 11, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Christina Ann McNichol
CLAIM TO FAME:
Kristy McNichol is an American actress and singer best know for her roles as Barbara Weston in the TV sitcom Empty Nest and as teenaged daughter Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence in the TV drama series Family, for which she won two Emmy Awards.
McNichol has been in a relationship with Martie Allen since the early 1990s.
She appeared with her brother Jimmy McNichol in commercials and later, on her own, in guest appearances on such other series as Starsky & Hutch, The Bionic Woman, Love American Style, and The Love Boat, thanks to family friend Desi Arnaz.
Earned two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series for Family (1977 and 1979).
In 1977, she appeared in the TV special The Carpenters at Christmas, performing several musical numbers with the duo. In 1978, Jimmy and she made their own foray into music, recording the album Kristy & Jimmy McNichol for RCA Records.
McNichol was one of the biggest teen stars of the 1970s.
In 1980, she co-starred in Neil Simon's Only When I Laugh, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the 1982 movie The Pirate Movie.
Was considered for a role in The Bad News Bears (1976), but lost it to Academy Award winner Tatum O'Neal.
Younger sister of Jimmy McNichol.
Ranked #49 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Turned down the Jodie Foster role in Taxi Driver (1976).
Turned down the Brooke Shields role in Pretty Baby (1978), due to conflicts with Family (1976) producer Aaron Spelling.
Taught acting at a private school in Los Angeles.
Announced her retirement from acting in 2001.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
After retiring from acting, in 2012, McNichol revealed that she is gay and has lived with her partner for almost two decades. She made the statement in the hopes that her openness would help young people who are bullied because of their sexuality.
2012 Call to Action to Mayor Bloomberg: Sodas & Soap Operas (Short)...Kristy McNichol
1998 Invasion America (TV Series)...Angie Romar
All 13 episodes
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)...Girl in Sub
- Dry Spell
1988-1995 Empty Nest (TV Series)...Barbara Weston
- Featured in 121 episodes
1993 Mother of the Bride (TV Movie)...Mary
1991-1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)...Barbara Weston
- A Midwinter Night's Dream (1992)
- Witness (1991)
1991 Baby of the Bride (TV Movie)...Mary
1990 Children of the Bride (TV Movie)...Mary
1989 The Forgotten One...Barbara Stupple
1988 Two Moon Junction...Patti Jean
1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Jill Morton
- Showdown in Saskatchewan
1988 You Can't Hurry Love...Rhonda
1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie)...T.J. Nolan
1986 Dream Lover...Kathy Gardner
1985 Love, Mary (TV Movie)...Mary Groda-Lewis
1984 Just the Way You Are...Susan Berlanger
1982 The Pirate Movie...Mabel Stanley
1982 White Dog...Julie Sawyer
1982 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp...The Princess (English version, voice)
1981 Only When I Laugh...Polly Hines
1981 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia...Amanda Child
1980 Blinded by the Light (TV Movie)...Janet Bowers
1976-1980 Family (TV Series)...Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
All 86 episodes
1980 Little Darlings...Angel
1979 My Old Man (TV Movie)...Jo Butler
1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie)...Patty Bergen
1978 Like Mom, Like Me (TV Movie)...Jennifer Gruen
1978/I The End...Julie Lawson
1976-1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)...Joey Carston / Molly Edwards / Meg
- The Trap (1978) ... Joey Carston
- Little Girl Lost (1976) ... Molly Edwards
- The Hostages (1976) ... Meg
1975-1977 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)...Carlie Higgins / Nina Beckwith / Jenna McPhail
- The Pinballs (1977) ... Carlie Higgins
- Me and Dad's New Wife (1976) ... Nina Beckwith
- Fawn Story (1975) ... Jenna McPhail
1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Kelly Rixie
- Ex Plus Y/Golden Agers/Graham and Kelly (1977) ... Kelly Rixie
1977 Black Sunday (scenes deleted)
1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)...Linda Morley
1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)...Amanda Cory
- The Ghosthunter
1976 Sara (TV Series)
- Grandpa's Girl (1976)
1974-1975 Apple's Way (TV Series)...Patricia Apple / Rachel
Featured in 16 episodes
1974 Run, Joe, Run (TV Series)...Judy Barnes
1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)...Steffi (segment "Love and the Unsteady Steady")
- Love and the Clinical Problem/Love and the Eat's Cafe/Love and the Last Joke/Love and the Persistent Assistant/Love and the Unsteady Steady (1973) ... Steffi (segment "Love and the Unsteady Steady") (as Kristie McNichol)
To see Then & Now pictures of Kristy McNichol, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Marty Feldman - DEAD (Heart Attack)
Born: 07/08/1933 Died: 12/02/1982
Rita Moreno - ALIVE
George Maharis - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Abbas Amir-Entezam, 85, Iranian politician and prisoner, Deputy Prime Minister (1979).
Alain Fauré (fr), 55, French politician.
Xerardo Fernández Albor, 100, Spanish politician, President of Galicia (1982-1987).
Wibo van de Linde (nl), 79, Dutch journalist.
Joseph Henry Mensah, 89, Ghanaian politician and economist.
Dada Vaswani, 99, Indian spiritual leader.
Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi, 48, Egyptian-born Australian Islamic cleric and scholar, Grand Mufti of Australia (2018), cancer.
Richard John Garcia, 71, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Monterey, California (since 2007), Alzheimer's disease.
Václav Glazar (cs), 65, Czech actor, heart failure.
Barbara Harrell-Bond, 86, American-born British refugee studies academic (University of Oxford).
Ji Chunhua, 56, Chinese actor and action choreographer.
Laurie Kelly, 88, Australian politician, NSW MP for Corrimal (1968-1988), Speaker (1976-1988), pneumonia.
Liu Zhenhua, 97, Chinese general and diplomat.
Giovanni Marra (it), 87, Italian archbishop.
Vojtech Mynár, 74, Czech politician, Member of the European Parliament (2012-2014).
Carlo Benetton, 74, Italian fashion executive, co-founder of Benetton Group, cancer.
Greg Bonham, 69, Australian singer, heart attack.
Andrei Brezhnev (ru), 57, Russian politician, heart attack.
Mikalay Dzyemyantsyey, 88, Belarusian politician, Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus (1990-1991).
Ludek Eliáš (cs), 95, Czech actor, screenwriter and theatre director, Holocaust survivor.
Ron Johnson, 62, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), Super Bowl champion (1979, 1980).
John Laird, Baron Laird, 74, British politician, member of the House of Lords (since 1999).
Jan Henry T. Olsen, 61, Norwegian politician, Minister of Fisheries (1992-1996), Alzheimer's disease.
Darryl Rogers, 83, American football coach (Detroit Lions).
José María Setién, 90, Spanish Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of San Sebastián (1979-2000).
Andrei Suslin, 67, Russian mathematician, Cole Prize winner (2000).
Tin Ka Ping, 98, Hong Kong entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Kavi Kumar Azad, 45, Indian actor (Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah), heart attack.
Barbara Carlson, 80, American politician and radio host (KSTP), Minneapolis City Councilor (1981-1989), lung cancer.
Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, 99, British politician, Foreign Secretary (1979-1982), Secretary General of NATO (1984-1988).
Sam Chisholm, 78, New Zealand-born Australian television executive (Nine Network, Sky UK).
Stefan Demert (sv), 78, Swedish musician.
Sammy Esposito, 86, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics).
Johnny Moates, 73, American college basketball player (Richmond Spiders).
Jenny Phillips, 76, American documentarian (The Dhamma Brothers) and activist, drowned.
Michel Tromont, 81, Belgian politician, Deputy (1978-1983), Governor of Hainaut (1983-2004), Mayor of Quiévrain (1977-1983).
Hans Günter Winkler, 91, German Hall of Fame show jumping rider, five-time Olympic champion (1956, 1960, 1964, 1972).
Marion Woodman, 89, Canadian author and psychologist.
János Fajó (hu), 81, Hungarian painter.
Alan Gilzean, 79, Scottish footballer (Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur, national team), brain tumour.
Tab Hunter, 86, American actor (Damn Yankees, Grease 2) and singer ("Young Love"), blood clot.
M. M. Jacob, 90, Indian politician, Governor of Meghalaya (1995-2007).
Alan Johnson, 81, American choreographer (The Producers, Young Frankenstein), Emmy winner (1972, 1980, 1988).
Billy Knight, 39, American basketball player (UCLA Bruins).
Oliver Knussen, 66, British composer.
Barry Mills, 70, American white supremacist and criminal, leader of the Aryan Brotherhood.
Piratita Morgan, 49, Mexican professional wrestler.
Frank Ramsey, 86, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics).
Ken Ravizza, 70, American sports psychologist (Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Cal State Fullerton Titans) and academic, complications from heart attack.
Robert D. Ray, 89, American politician, Governor of Iowa (1969-1983), Mayor of Des Moines (1997), and President of Drake University (1998), Parkinson's disease.
Saleem Shahzad, 62, Pakistani politician, MNA (1988-1992), lung cancer.
Lonnie Shelton, 62, American basketball player (New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers), hypertension.
Carlo Vanzina, 67, Italian film director (Eccezzziunale... veramente, Vacanze di Natale, Un'estate al mare), producer and screenwriter.
Feliciano Amaral, 97, Brazilian pastor and evangelical singer.
John Dunlop, 78, British racehorse trainer.
William Dunlop, 32, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, collision during practice.
Bret Hoffmann, 51, American death metal singer (Malevolent Creation), colorectal cancer.
Tyler Honeycutt, 27, American basketball player (UCLA, Sacramento Kings), suicide by gunshot.
Hacène Lalmas, 75, Algerian footballer.
Garry Lowe, 65, Jamaican bassist (Big Sugar), cancer.
Alexander Lubigan, 44, Filipino politician, Vice Mayor of Trece Martires, shot.
Levko Lukyanenko, 89, Ukrainian political Soviet-era dissident and politician, Deputy (1990-1992, 1995-1998, 2002-2007).
Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma, 92, French royal, soldier and race car driver.
Firuz Mustafayev, 84, Azerbaijani politician, Prime Minister (1992).
Rani Sarker, 86, Bangladeshi film actress (Devdas).
Terry Todd, 80, American weightlifter and sports historian.
Omran al-Zoubi, 58, Syrian politician.
Gilbert Facchinetti (fr), 82, Swiss football executive, President of Neuchâtel Xamax (1979-2005).
Saman Gunan, 38, Thai diver, participant in Tham Luang cave rescue, asphyxiation.
Bruce Hunter, 79, American Olympic swimmer (1960).
Vlatko Ilievski, 33, Macedonian pop singer and actor.
Kimishige Ishizaka, 92, Japanese immunologist, discovered the antibody class IgE, heart failure.
Ron Lollar, 69, American politician, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (since 2006), heart attack.
Vince Martin, 81, American folk singer ("Cindy, Oh Cindy"), pulmonary fibrosis.
John Ochsner, 91, American cardiac surgeon, influenza.
Giuseppina Projetto (it), 116, Italian supercentenarian, oldest person in Europe, world's second-oldest living person.
Clifford Rozier, 45, American basketball player (Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves), heart attack.
Antonio Toledo Corro, 99, Mexican politician, Governor of Sinaloa (1981-1986), cerebral infarction.
Amritlal Vegad, 89, Indian author.
Oleg Yuriev (de), 58, Russian writer and translator.