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Where Are They Now - May 23, 2014

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It's time to vote for who you would like to see featured next in Where Are They Now. Here are your choices:

Julia Sweeney - Saturday Night Live, Pulp Fiction, It's Pat
Maria Pitillo - Godzilla, Natural Born Killers, True Romance
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson - Fletch, Tombstone, Fast Food Nation
Harold Sylvester - An Officer and a Gentleman, Innerspace, Married with Children
David Margulies - Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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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

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.

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.



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

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

1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Alias Nora Hale (1953)

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


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Joan Fontaine - ALIVE
Born: 10/22/1917

Patrick Macnee - ALIVE
Born: 02/06/1922

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



Tunku Annuar, 74, Malaysian royal, heart attack.
Sunna Mahanta, 22, Indian singer, traffic collision.
Joseph Ngugi Nyumu, Kenyan politician, MP for Gatundu South, cardiac arrest.
Helene Pastor, 77, Monégasque billionaire real estate holder, wounds sustained in an ambush.
Sitaram Prasad, 93, Indian politician, Bihar MLA for Shikarpur (1969–1985).
Alireza Soleimani, 58, Iranian Olympic freestyle wrestler (1992), world champion (1989), heart attack.
R. Umanath, 92, Indian politician and political leader (CPI(M)), MP for Pudukottai (1962–1971), Tamil Nadu MLA for Nagapattinam (1977–1984).

Terry Bell, 69, English footballer (Reading).
Fran Broady, 75, British Trotskyist and social activist (Alliance for Workers' Liberty).
Ross Brown, 79, New Zealand rugby union player (Taranaki, national team).
Arthur Gelb, 90, American newspaper editor and critic (The New York Times), complications from a stroke.
Dean Livingston, 81, American newspaper publisher (The Times and Democrat).

Simon Andrews, 29, British motorcycle racer, head injuries sustained in a race collision.
Sir Jack Brabham, 88, Australian racing driver, triple Formula One world champion (1959, 1960, 1966).
Count Suckle, c. 80, Jamaican-born British sound system operator and club owner.
Peter Curtin, 70, Australian actor.
Franz-Paul Decker, 90, German-born Canadian conductor (Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Cologne Opera).
Eurico Dias Nogueira, 91, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Braga (1977–1999).
Sam Greenlee, 83, American writer and filmmaker (The Spook Who Sat by the Door), natural causes.
Vincent Harding, 82, American civil rights activist and speechwriter (Martin Luther King, Jr.), complications from a heart aneurysm.
April Jace, 40, American athlete, shot.
Sante Kimes, 79, American murderer.
Gabriel Kolko, 81, American historian and author.
A. Malarmannan, 77, Indian politician, Tamil Nadu MLA for Tiruchirappalli (1984–1992), kidney failure.
Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, 79, Polish Olympic bronze- (1956, 1964) and silver-medalist (1960) boxer.
Christine Quinn-Brintnall, 62, American judge, member (2000–2014) and Chief Judge (2012–2013) of the Washington Court of Appeals, melanoma.
Sekhar, 48, Indian cartoonist, cancer.
Phil Sharpe, 77, English cricketer (Yorkshire and England).
Adriena Simotova, 87, Czech landscape and humanistic artist, recipient of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Mike Stewart, 41, Australian jazz musician and academic, suspected heart attack.

Lykourgos Angelopoulos, 73, Greek cantor (Greek Byzantine Choir).
Dobrica Cosic, 92, Serbian writer and politician, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992–1993).
Larry Coss, 75, American financier, involved in Green Tree Financial Corp.-Ala. v. Randolph, lung cancer.
Hans-Peter Dürr, 84, German physicist.
Radu Florescu, 88, Romanian-born French historian, complications from pneumonia.
Derek Knee, 91, British military interpreter (Field Marshal Montgomery).
Kaiketsu Masateru, 66, Japanese sumo wrestler (Ozeki) and executive, Chairman of the Japan Sumo Association (2010–2012), ischemic heart disease.
Don Meyer, 69, American basketball coach (Hamline Pipers, Lipscomb Bison, Northern State Wolves), cancer.
Wubbo Ockels, 68, Dutch physicist and astronaut, first Dutch citizen in space, renal cell cancer.
Anatoly Poperechny, 79, Russian songwriter ("Trava u doma").
Gauri Shankar Prasad, 94, Indian politician and independence fighter, Himachal Pradesh MLA for Rewalsar.
Francis T. Purcell, 95, American politician, member of the New York Assembly (1964–1965).
Murray Saul, 86, American radio personality (WMMS).
N. Srinivasan, 84, Indian nuclear engineer, designed reprocessing of spent fuel in reactors, recipient of the Padma Bhushan (2000), cardiac arrest.
Jerry Vale, 83, American singer ("Have You Looked into Your Heart", "The Star-Spangled Banner") and actor (Goodfellas, Casino).
Morris Weiss, 98, American cartoonist (Mickey Finn).
Gordon Willis, 82, American cinematographer (The Godfather series, Annie Hall, Manhattan), cancer.

Catherine Abate, 66, American politician, member of the New York Senate (1994–1998), uterine cancer.
David Abbott, 76, British advertising executive and copywriter.
Mary Kathleen Cooney, 66, American newspaper editor (Arizona Daily Star), ovarian cancer.
Gerald Edelman, 84, American biologist, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1972), natural causes.
Hussein El-Imam, 63, Egyptian actor and musician.
Eric Gentry, 21, American musician, industrial accident.
Joanne Goulet, 79, Canadian golfer.
Jerry Henderson, 72, American basketball coach (Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs), cancer.
Hussein Ishaq, Syrian military officer, head of the air defense force, combat wounds.
Bishop Bwanaissa Kaponda, 52, Malawian political leader, malaria.
Bongani Masuku, 50, South African singer (Johnny Clegg), shot.
Hiram Mann, 92, American military officer and pilot, Army Lt. Col. for the Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group.
Miss Beazley, 9, American Scottish terrier, co-First Dog (2005–2009), euthanized due to lymphoma.
C. P. Krishnan Nair, 92, Indian hotelier, founder and chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, recipient of the Padma Bhushan (2010).
Paul Victor Obeng, Ghanaian economic advisor, asthma.
Bob Odom, 78, American politician and power broker.
Evan Plunkett, 25, American rapper, shot.
Anna Pollatou, 30, Greek Olympic bronze-medalist rhythmic gymnast (2000), traffic collision.
Notable Laotian people killed in the Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force An-74 crash:
Soukanh Mahalath, 59, Governor of Vientiane, Minister of Finance (2001–2006), Governor of the Bank of the Lao P.D.R. (1999–2001).
Douangchay Phichit, 70, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense (since 2001).
Thongbanh Sengaphone, 61, Minister of Public Security (since 2005).
Cheuang Sombounkhanh, Secretariat of the Central Party Committee, Governor of the Bank of the Lao P.D.R. (1997–1999).
Pany Yathotou, 63, MP (since 1998), Speaker (since 2010), Governor of the Bank of the Lao P.D.R. (1986–1997).

Edmund F. Ackell, 88, American educator, President of Virginia Commonwealth University (1978–1990), Alzheimer's disease.
Stephane Alaize, 50, French politician, General Counsel of Ardeche, Mayor of Aubenas, injuries sustained in a traffic collision.
Mevlüt Aslanoglu, 62, Turkish politician, MP for Istanbul and Malatya, heart attack.
Amalendu De, 85, Indian historian, President of The Asiatic Society.
Chris Duckworth, 81, South African cricket player.
Vito Favero, 81, Italian road racing cyclist.
Louis A. Frank, 75, American astrophysicist, developed new comet theory for water formation on Earth.
Nicola Ghiuselev, 77, Bulgarian operatic bass.
Zil-e-Huma, 70, Pakistani singer, renal disease and diabetes.
Russi Mody, 96, Indian steel and airline executive, President of Tata Steel, Indian Airlines and Air India, recipient of the Padma Bhushan (1989).
Roger Smart, 47, Trinidadian cyclist, traffic collision.
Clyde Snow, 86, American forensic anthropologist, cancer and emphysema.
Viktor Sukhodrev, 81, Soviet-born Russian interpreter (Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev).
Ruth Tarvydas, 66, Australian fashion designer.
Max Tshuma, 62, Zimbabwean footballer.
Mike Wiand, 70, American spy and rock nightclub founder, pancreatic cancer.
Louise Wilson, 52, British fashion academic (Central Saint Martins).

Peter Ayerst, 93, British World War II fighter pilot.
Robert Burns, 77, Canadian politician, Quebec MNA for Maisonneuve (1970–1979).
Jay Carr, 77, American film critic (The Boston Globe, TCM), complications of radiation therapy for cancer.
Jean-Luc Dehaene, 73, Belgian politician, Prime Minister (1992–1999), fall.
Robert J. Flynn, 76, American naval officer, longest-held US military prisoner of war.
Greg Hughes, 75, Irish Gaelic football player (Offaly GAA).
Michael Mence, 70, British cricketer (Berkshire).
Jan Mucha, 72, Polish speedway motorcycle rider, cancer.
Charlotte Nolan, 85, American stage actress (Lil' Abner).
Jean Oury, 90, French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, pancreatic cancer.
Georges Pralus, 74, French chef and teacher, re-instituted sous-vide in cooking.
Geoff Richards, 85, English footballer (West Brom), pneumonia.
Steven Rothmeier, 67, American airline executive, CEO of Northwest Airlines (1985–1989), Lewy body dementia.
Noribumi Suzuki, 80, Japanese film director (Torakku Yaro).
Carlo Weber, 80, German architect (Auer+Weber+Assoziierte).

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