April 05, 2019
Don't break the law or else you'll have to deal with "The Brass Cupcake"! That's right! Today, star of the hit NBC cop show Hunter, actress Stepfanie Kramer is our featured celebrity! It would be a crime not to see what she's been doing these days. Oh, and remember to click here to see the rest of today's issue:
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Michael Biehn: Most famous for his role as Kyle Reese in the movie "The Terminator", he's also appeared in "Aliens, "The Rock", "The Abyss", and other movies
Betty Hutton: Actress and singer, starred in "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek", "The Perils of Pauline", "Annie Get Your Gun", "The Greatest Show on Earth" and other movies
Hope Lange: She starred in the TV series "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" and appeared in many movies, including "Peyton Place", "Death Wish", and "Blue Velvet"
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Learn More About Stepfanie Kramer on Celebrity Nooz
BIRTH DATE: August 6, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA
BIRTH NAME: Stephanie Lyla Kramer
CLAIM TO FAME: Stepfanie Kramer is an American actress, writer, and singer/songwriter best known for her role as detective Sgt. Dee Dee McCall on the NBC series Hunter (1984-1990).
FAMILY LIFE: In 1992, Kramer married Mark Richards. Together they had a daughter, Lily. Kramer and Richards later divorced in 2001.
INFO: Kramer was born and raised in Los Angeles.
Her father was a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
She's part Native American on her mother's side.
Trained as a Mezzo Soprano with extensive theatre and musical credits. Graduate of The American Acadamy of Dramatic Arts.
In 1986, Kramer stated she was working on a rock album with composer Mike Post, who had penned music for Hunter.
Stepfanie was honored by the "First Americans in the Arts Awards" in 1995, 2002 and 2003 by winning the award for Outstanding Performance as a lead actress. This award is only given to artists of Native American decent.
Kramer's first album One Dream came out on October 12, 1999; it contains 10 adult contemporary songs. Most are original songs.
The Great American Song Book, her second album, came out early in 2008. Kramer covers 14 classic songs recorded live in a one-woman show which she performs in various national venues.
In 2008, she represented the U.S. by performing at the International Music Fesival in Queretero, Mexico.
Kramer writes and develops both films and television with notable writer/producers David Chisolm and Chip Hayes.
She has been a guest instructor at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts teaching Master Acting Class.
TRIVIA: Was almost cast as Lucy Ewing on Dallas (1978).
Due to the fact that her enormous Hunter (1984) co-star Fred Dryer is a foot taller than her, she had to stand on an egg crate while they were in the same shot so that both of them could be seen.
On Hunter, he character's badge number is 358. And here nickname during the first two seasons was "The Brass Cupcake".
WHERE IS SHE NOW: Stepfanie's latest movie role is in the drama Crossing, which is currently in post-production.
2016 The Encounter (TV Series)...Dee Sanders
- Maximum Mike (2016) ... Dee Sanders
2012 The Secret Circle (TV Series)...Kate Meade
- Family (2012) ... Kate Meade
- Darkness (2012) ... Kate Meade
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)...Vivian Brentson
- Split Decisions (2012) ... Vivian Brentson
2006 The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (Video)...Kate Mosley-Dorsey
2003 Hunter (TV Series)...Lt. Dee Dee McCall
- Dead Heat (2003) ... Lt. Dee Dee McCall
- Untouchable (2003) ... Lt. Dee Dee McCall
- Vaya Sin Dios (2003) ... Lt. Dee Dee McCall
- To Protect and Serve ... Lt. Dee Dee McCall
- Need to Know ... Lt. Dee Dee McCall
2003 Hunter: Back in Force (TV Movie)...Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall
2002 Hunter: Return to Justice (TV Movie)...Dee Dee McCall
2000 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)...Delia Harmony / Dana Rudolph
- The Night Before Christmas (2000) ... Delia Harmony / Dana Rudolph
1999 The Dogwalker...Helene
1997 Moloney (TV Series)...Rebecca Kitchens
- Ball & Chain (1997) ... Rebecca Kitchens
1996 Thrill (TV Movie)...Teresa Colson
1996 Abducted: A Father's Love (TV Movie)...Loretta Gaines
1995 Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie)...Sarah Ann Collins
1994 Beyond Suspicion (TV Movie)...Karen Rikehardt
1992 Twin Sisters (Video)...Carol Mallory / Lynn Cameron
1990 Coins in the Fountain (TV Movie)...Nikki Taylor
1984-1990 Hunter (TV Series)...Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall
1988 Take My Daughters, Please (TV Movie)...Jess
1988 Favorite Son (TV Mini-Series)...Stevie Chandler
- Part One (1988) ... Stevie Chandler
1985 Terror at London Bridge (TV Movie)...Angie
1984 The A-Team (TV Series)...Annie Sanders
- Fire (1984) ... Annie Sanders
1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)...Lisa Weldon
- Satan, Cyanide and Murder (1984) ... Lisa Weldon
1983-1984 We Got It Made (TV Series)...Claudia
- Mickey Makes the Grade (1984) ... Claudia
- A Paige in David's Life (1984) ... Claudia
- The Fight (1984) ... Claudia
- Miss Mom (1984) ... Claudia
- The Break-Up: Part 2 (1984) ... Claudia
- The Break-Up: Part 1 (1984) ... Claudia
- The Other Tucker (1984) ... Claudia
- Mickey's Poster (1984) ... Claudia
- Mickey's Misconception (1984) ... Claudia
- Sexiest Bachelor (1983) ... Claudia
- Mickey's T-Shirt (1983) ... Claudia
- Am I Blue? (1983) ... Claudia
- The Super (1983) ... Claudia
- Mickey Gets Married: Part 2 (1983) ... Claudia
- Mickey Gets Married: Part 1 (1983) ... Claudia
- Mickey's Mom (1983) ... Claudia
- Mickey the Shoplifter (1983) ... Claudia
- David's Birthday (1983) ... Claudia
- Mickey Goes Topless (1983) ... Claudia
- The Boyfriend (1983) ... Claudia
- Mickey Sleepwalks (1983) ... Claudia
- Pilot (1983) ... Claudia
1984 Riptide (TV Series)...Tracy
- Four-Eyes (1984) ... Tracy
1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)...Anna Louise
- Undercover Dukes Part Two (1984) ... Anna Louise
- Undercover Dukes Part One (1984) ... Anna Louise
1983 The Man with Two Brains...Beautiful Girl Hit by Car (as Stephanie Kramer)
1981-1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)...Cheryl
- Russians and Ruses (1982) ... Cheryl
- Straight and Narrow (1981) ... Cheryl
1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series)...Gwendoline Adams
- Ring of Kings, Ring of Thieves (1982) ... Gwendoline Adams
1981-1982 Knots Landing (TV Series)...Marni
- Exposé (1982) ... Marni
- Secrets (1981) ... Marni
1981 Bosom Buddies (TV Series)...Jennifer
- All You Need Is Love (1981) ... Jennifer
1981 Dynasty (TV Series)...Melanie
- The Bordello (1981) ... Melanie
- Oil (1981) ... Melanie
1980 Vega$ (TV Series)...Cathy
- Sudden Death (1980) ... Cathy
1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)...Contessa Christina Kastronova / Denise Morot
- Nobody's There/The Dancer (1979) ... Contessa Christina Kastronova
- Seance/Treasure (1979) ... Denise Morot
1979 The Runaways (TV Series)...Lillian
- The Breaking Point (1979) ... Lillian
1979 The Secret Empire (TV Series)...Princess Tara #2
- Chapter XII: Powerhouse (1979) ... Princess Tara #2
- Chapter XIV: Escape to the Stars ... Princess Tara #2
1979 Married: The First Year (TV Series)...Sharon Kelly
- Little Secrets (1979) ... Sharon Kelly
- Full House (1979) ... Sharon Kelly
- An Old Friend (1979) ... Sharon Kelly
- The Married Machine (1979) ... Sharon Kelly
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)...Jill Sommers
- Campus Terror (1978) ... Jill Sommers
1978 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Seven Days in February (1978)
1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)...Manicurist
- I Love You, Rosey Malone (1977) ... Manicurist (as Stephanie Kramer)
1999 One Dream
2008 The Great American Song Book
To see Then & Now pictures of Stepfanie Kramer, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Michael Biehn - ALIVE
Betty Hutton - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 02/26/1921 Died: 03/11/2007
Hope Lange - DEAD (Colitis)
Born: 11/28/1933 Died: 12/19/2003
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Aleksey Buldakov, 68, Russian actor, heart attack.
Maatoug Adam [ar], 88, Libyan politician, Minister of Tourism (1968-1969) and Interior (1969).
Rovshan Almuradly [ru], 64, Azerbaijani actor, director and screenwriter, heart attack.
Kim English, American house and gospel singer and songwriter.
Bill Heine, 74, British radio broadcaster (BBC Radio Oxford), leukaemia.
Musharrafa Kosimova [tg], 101, Tajik stage actress.
J. Mahendran, 79, Indian film director (Mullum Malarum, Nenjathai Killathe, Kamaraj) and actor.
Jamshid Mashayekhi, 84, Iranian actor (Brick and Mirror, The Fateful Day, Abadan).
Nikolay A. Sazhin [ru], 70, Russian artist.
Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki [pl], 85, Polish film director.
Don Williamson, 85, American businessman (Brainerd International Raceway) and politician, mayor of Flint, Michigan (2003-2009), complications of respiratory illness.
Enrique Álvarez Conde [es], 67, Spanish academic (King Juan Carlos University), lung cancer.
Giacomo Battaglia, 54, Italian comedian, complications from a stroke.
Caravelli, 88, French conductor and composer.
Dimitar Dobrev, 87, Bulgarian wrestler, Olympic champion (1960).
Romano Marchetti, 106, Italian partisan.
Francisco Massiani, 74, Venezuelan writer and painter.
Vonda N. McIntyre, 70, American science fiction author (Dreamsnake, The Crystal Star), pancreatic cancer.
Kit Napier, 75, Scottish footballer (Brighton & Hove Albion, Blackburn Rovers).
Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, 95, American rabbi, Rebbe of Skulen (since 1982).
Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, 91, Spanish writer, Cervantes Prize winner (2004).
Dilip Sarkar, 61, Indian politician, liver and kidney disease.
Ron Sweed, 70, American entertainer, heart attack.
Armando Vega Gil [es], 64, Mexican writer, composer, and musician (Botellita de Jerez), suicide by hanging.
Vodka, 14, Japanese racehorse, laminitis.
S. Pierre Yameogo, 63, Burkinabé film director and screenwriter.
Peter Coleman, 90, Australian politician and writer, Leader of the New South Wales Opposition (1977-1978), member of the House of Representatives (1981-1987).
Cesare Dujany, 99, Italian politician, MP (1979-1996), President of Aosta Valley (1970-1974).
Natalia Fileva, 55, Russian business executive (S7 Airlines), plane crash.
Charles Foster, 65, American Olympic hurdler (1976).
José Antonio Gurriarán, 80, Spanish journalist.
Corrado Hérin, 52, Italian luger and mountain bike racer, plane crash.
Barrie Hole, 76, Welsh footballer (Cardiff City, Aston Villa, national team).
Nipsey Hussle, 33, American rapper ("Feelin' Myself", "FDT"), shot.
Nikolai Makarovets [ru], 80, Russian missile launcher designer (NPO Splav).
Vatzlav Moshinskiy [uk], 84, Ukrainian film director.
Hedi Turki, 96, Tunisian painter.
Billy Adams, 79, American rockabilly singer and songwriter.
Greg Booker, 58, American baseball player (San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants), melanoma.
Paloma Cela, 76, Spanish actress (Forty Degrees in the Shade, Cry Chicago, The Legion Like Women), stroke.
Ron Elvidge, 96, New Zealand rugby union player (Otago, national team).
Maurice Hardouin, 71, French footballer.
Geoff Harvey, 83, Australian musician and music director (The Mike Walsh Show, Midday).
Hendrik Laridon [nl], 84, Belgian politician.
Simaro Lutumba, 81, Congolese musician (TPOK Jazz).
Tania Mallet, 77, English model and actress (Goldfinger).
Michele Russo, 74, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Doba (1989-2014).
Ruben Tovmasyan, 82, Armenian politician, First Secretary of the Armenian Communist Party (2005-2014).
Ben West Jr., 78, American politician, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1985-2011).
Mark Alessi, 65, American comic book publisher, founder of CrossGen.
Sue Bradburne, 70, British racehorse trainer.
Allan Cole, 75, American author and television writer.
Srima Dissanayake, 76, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician.
Anders Ehnmark, 87, Swedish author and journalist (Expressen, Norrskensflamman, Folket i Bild/Kulturfront).
Joe Enook, 61, Canadian politician, member (since 2011) and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut (since 2017).
Dobrica Eric, 82, Serbian writer and poet.
Josep Esteve i Soler, 89, Spanish pharmaceutical executive.
Kenneth A. Gibson, 86, American politician, mayor of Newark, New Jersey (1970-1986).
Joshua Hecht, 91, American operatic bass.
Ho Tao, 82, Hong Kong architect (Hong Kong Arts Centre) and designer of the flag of Hong Kong, pneumonia.
Jim Holt, 74, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics).
Margaret Lewis, 79, American singer-songwriter ("The Girl Most Likely", "Reconsider Me"), pneumonia.
Marco Antônio Eugênio Martini, 70, Brazilian actor, complications from brain cancer.
Max Querrien [fr], 97, French politician.
Shane Rimmer, 89, Canadian-born British actor (Thunderbirds, Dr. Strangelove, The Spy Who Loved Me).
Renzo Tortelli [it], 92, Italian photographer.
Agnès Varda, 90, French film director (Cléo from 5 to 7, Le Bonheur, Vagabond), cancer.
Ed Westcott, 97, American photographer (Manhattan Project).
Vladimir Basalayev, 73, Russian football player (Lokomotiv Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, USSR national team) and manager.
Joe Bellino, 81, American football player (Naval Academy, Boston Patriots), Heisman Trophy winner (1960).
Alphonse D'Arco, 86, American mobster, acting boss of the Lucchese crime family (1990-1991), kidney disease.
Joe Flannery, 87, British music executive (The Beatles).
Domenico Giannace, 94, Italian trade unionist and politician, member of the Regional Council of Basilicata (1980-1985).
Pierre Lacroix, 84, French rugby union player.
Maury Laws, 95, American television and film composer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, The Little Drummer Boy).
Koji Nakanishi, 93, Japanese chemist.
Kevin Randall, 73, English football player and manager (Chesterfield, York City).
Damir Salimov, 81, Uzbek film director.
Eva Mae Fleming Scott, 92, American politician, member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1972-1979) and Senate (1980-1984).
Fuyumi Shiraishi, 82, Japanese voice actress (Mobile Suit Gundam, Patalliro!, The Monster Kid), heart failure.
Garry Sidebottom, 64, Australian VFL footballer (St Kilda, Geelong, Fitzroy), cancer.
Jon Skolmen, 78, Norwegian actor (Sällskapsresan, Hodet over vannet).
Bob Stewart, 79, British radio presenter (Radio Luxembourg).
Yuri Tomashov [ru], 89, Russian military equipment designer, Hero of Socialist Labour (1990).
Henry Stern, 83, American politician and government official, member of NYCC (1974-1983), Commissioner of NYC Parks (1983-1990, 1994-2000), complications of Parkinson's disease.
Wong Tien Fatt, 64, Malaysian politician, MP (since 2013), heart attack.
Steve Wormith, 72, Canadian football player (Montreal Alouettes) and psychologist, cancer.
Friedrich Achleitner, 88, Austrian poet and architecture critic.
Ashitha, 62, Indian writer, cancer.
Dragan Bošnjak, 62, Serbian footballer (Spartak Subotica, Vojvodina, Dinamo Zagreb).
Pierre Bourguignon, 77, French politician, Deputy (1981-1993, 1997-2012), mayor of Sotteville-lès-Rouen (1989-2014), heart attack.
John Browne, 82, Irish politician, Senator (1983-1987) and TD (1989-2002).
Valery Bykovsky, 84, Russian cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, Soyuz 31).
Roy Eugene Davis, 88, American spiritual teacher, heart failure.
Edit Doron, 68, Israeli linguist.
Jan Dydak, 50, Polish boxer, Olympic bronze medalist (1988), cancer.
Stephen Fitzpatrick, 24, British rock guitarist and singer (Her's), traffic collision.
Valentino Giambelli, 91, Italian football player (Olginatese, Monza, Gallaratese) and executive, Chairman of Monza (1980-2000).
Gilbert Gross [fr], 87, French media marketing executive (Dentsu Aegis Network).
Jan Kobylanski, 95, Polish-Paraguayan union leader and stamp printer.
Akihito Kondo, 80, Japanese baseball player.
Audun Laading, 25, Norwegian rock musician (Her's), traffic collision.
Reino Lehväslaiho [fi], 96, Finnish writer.
John Permal, 72, Pakistani sprinter, pancreatic cancer.
Dimitri Polizos, 68, American politician, member of the Alabama House of Representatives (since 2013), heart attack.
Lawrence Rhodes, 79, American dancer and ballet director.
Zinayida Tsesarenko, 82, Ukrainian theater actress, Merited Artist of Ukraine.
Vera Urumi [sq], 87, Albanian actress.
Bruce Yardley, 71, Australian Test cricketer, cancer.