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Where Are They Now - Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello fans,

With Halloween coming soon I decided to watch the '80s horror staple, Child's Play.

I haven't seen it in years, but it still holds up. I completely forgot that actress Dinah Manoff had a small role in the movie. You might remember her from Soap, Grease, and Empty Nest.

Let's find out more about her and what she is doing now...

Take care,

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

Meshach Taylor: He played Anthony Bouvier on the TV series "Designing Women" and Sheldon Baylor on the series "Dave's World"

Rene Auberjonois: Played Clayton Endicott on the TV series "Benson" and Odo, the security chief, on the series "Star Trek: Deep Space 9"

Colleen Dewhurst: She appeared in the movie "Annie Hall" and the TV miniseries "Anne of Green Gables" and played Murphy's mother on the TV series "Murphy Brown

(Answer at the bottom)


Dinah Manoff

Learn More About Dinah Manoff on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: January 25, 1958, New York City, New York

CLAIM TO FAME: She is best known for her roles as Elaine Lefkowitz on Soap, Marty Maraschino in the film Grease, Libby Tucker in both the stage and film adaptations of I Ought to Be in Pictures, and Carol Weston on Empty Nest.

FAMILY LIFE: Manoff married French designer Jean-Marc Joubert in 1980, and they divorced in 1985. In 1997, she married motivational speaker Arthur Mortell with whom she has three children: Dashiell (born 1997) and twin boys.

INFO: Manoff began her professional career in the PBS production of "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike". After subsequent guest appearances on various television series, she received a Tony Award in 1980 for her performance in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "I Ought To Be In Pictures", a role she reprised in the film version.

Additional theater credits include Broadway's "Leader of the Pack", "Alfred and Victoria", "Kingdom on Earth" and the Los Angeles stage production of "Love Letters."

On television, Manoff was a regular on Witt-Thomas-Harris' Soap (1977) and also appeared in the television movies The Cover Girl and the Cop (1989), Raid on Entebbe (1976), For Ladies Only (1981), The Seduction of Gina (1984), A Matter of Sex (1984), and Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (1984).

Manoff's feature film credits include Ordinary People (1980), Grease (1978), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), Child's Play (1988), and Backfire (1988).

TRIVIA: Is the daughter of actress Lee Grant and screenwriter Arnold Manoff.

Attended Santa Monica High School and later studied at the Actors Studio.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: She has not been seen theatrically or on television in almost a decade. In January of 2017, she lost her son Dashiell in a car accident.

2008 Bart Got a Room...Mrs. Goodson

2003 A Carol Christmas (TV Movie)...Aunt Marla

2002 State of Grace (TV Series)...Evelyn Rayburn

2001 Zigs...Marge

2000 The Lost Child (TV Movie)...Helen

2000 The Amati Girls...Denise

1998 George & Leo (TV Series)...Mary
- The Other Bookstore (1998)

1996 Cybill (TV Series)...Amy Fitzpatrick
- Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 2 (1996)
- Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 1 (1996)

1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)...Callie Martin
- Interview with an Angel (1995)

1988-1995 Empty Nest (TV Series)...Carol Weston

1993 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)...Kelly
- Newcomer (1993) ... Kelly

1992-1993 Nurses (TV Series)...Carol Weston
- Temporary Setbacks (1993)
- Playing Doctor (1992)

1991-1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)...Carol Weston
- A Midwinter Night's Dream (1992)
- The Monkey Show (1991)

1992 Maid for Each Other (TV Movie)...Tibby Bloom

1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael...Evelyn Whittacher

1990 Babies (TV Movie)...Laura

1989 Staying Together...Lois Cook

1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway...Maud Milligan

1989 The Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Movie)...Denise Danielovitch

1988 Child's Play...Maggie Peterson

1988 Backfire...Jill

1987 Brothers (TV Series)
- Penny and the Hard Hat (1987)

1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)...Franny
- Sirens (1987)

1987 The Line (TV Movie)...Karen Cooper

1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Jenny Coopersmith
- Murder in a Minor Key (1987)

1986 Classified Love (TV Movie)...Theresa Leonetti

1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)...Jane Tanton
- Fathers & Daughters (1984)

1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)...Gillian
- Gillian (1984)

1984 Night Court (TV Series)...Sister Sara Williams
- The Nun (1984)

1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie)...Priscilla Tirado

1984 Celebrity (TV Mini-Series)...Missy Craymore
- Part 3 (1984)
- Part 1 (1984)

1984 The Seduction of Gina (TV Movie)...Mary

1984 A Matter of Sex (TV Movie)...Glennis

1982 Table Settings (TV Movie)

1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures...Libby Tucker

1981 For Ladies Only (TV Movie)...Mary Louise

1980 Ordinary People...Karen

1979 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)...Kathy Cumberland
- Mork's Baby Blues (1979)

1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)...Joanie Hume
- Bomb (1979)

1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)...Maggie
- Episode #1.2 (1979)

1978 Soap (TV Series)...Elaine Lefkowitz-Dallas / Elaine Lefkowitz

1978 Grease...Marty

1978 Family (TV Series)...Mara
- Sleeping Gypsy (1978)

1977 The Possessed (TV Movie)...Celia

1977 Night Drive (TV Movie)...Attendant's Girlfriend

1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)...Rachel Sager

1976 Visions (TV Series)...Gisella Farkas
- The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike (1976)

1976 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)...Charmaine
- Sadie Hawkins Day (1976)

1976 The Stronger (Short)

1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel...Stage 7 (voice)

To see Then & Now pictures of Dinah Manoff, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Meshach Taylor - DEAD
Born: 04/11/1947 Died: 06/28/2014

Rene Auberjonois - ALIVE
Born: 06/01/1940

Colleen Dewhurst - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 06/03/1924 Died: 08/22/1991



Bob Schiller, 98, American screenwriter (I Love Lucy, All in the Family), Emmy winner (1971, 1978).

Manuel Busto, 85, French racing cyclist.
Armando Calderón Sol, 69, Salvadoran politician, President (1994-1999), cancer.
Tony Calvento, 63, Filipino journalist (Calvento Files), multiple organ failure.
Allan Chumak, 82, Russian faith healer.
Dale Hagerman, 90, American pharmacist, co-founder of Diplomat Pharmacy.
Roy Hawes, 91, American baseball player (Washington Senators).
Rafe Mair, 85, Canadian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (1975-1983).
Victor Malu, 70, Nigerian military officer, Chief of Army Staff (1999-2001).
Sergei Prigoda, 59, Russian football player and manager (USSR national team).
Bill Puterbaugh, 81, American racing driver (USAC).
M. V. S. Haranatha Rao, 70, Indian playwright and actor, heart attack.
Jean Rochefort, 87, French actor (Lost in La Mancha, The Phantom of Liberty, Mr. Bean's Holiday).
Fernando de Szyszlo, 92, Peruvian painter, sculptor and printmaker.
József Tóth, 88, Hungarian footballer (Csepel, national team).

Henedina Abad, 62, Filipino politician, member of the House of Representatives for Batanes (2004-2007, since 2010).
Coriún Aharonián, 77, Uruguayan electroacoustic music composer and musicologist.
László Aradszky, 82, Hungarian pop singer.
Aldo Biscardi, 86, Italian football broadcaster (Il processo di Biscardi).
Mike Boland, 62, Canadian ice hockey player (Kansas City Scouts, Buffalo Sabres).
Gianni Bonagura, 91, Italian actor.
Slim Chaker, 56, Tunisian politician, Minister of Youth and Sports (2011), Minister of Finance (2015-2016) and Minister of Public Health (since 2017), heart disease.
Michel Fernando Costa, 36, Brazilian footballer, SK Slavia Prague (2007), leukemia.
Mlondi Dlamini, South African footballer (Maritzburg United), traffic collision.
Jerry Kleczka, 73, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1984-2005).
Don Lock, 81, American baseball player (Washington Senators, Philadelphia Phillies).
Bismoy Kumar Mohanty, 62, Indian journalist, heart attack.
José Reymundi, Puerto Rican actor.
Grady Tate, 85, American jazz drummer and singer.
Y. A. Tittle, 90, American Hall of Fame football player (Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants).
Birgitta Ulfsson, 89, Finnish-Swedish actress (Rederiet).

Kazys Almenas, 82, Lithuanian physicist, engineer and publisher.
Jimmy Beaumont, 76, American singer (The Skyliners).
Vyacheslav Ivanov, 88, Russian philologist and semiotician.
Jan Arvid Johansen, 70, Norwegian musician, cancer.
Ole Krarup, 82, Danish politician, MEP (1994-2007).
Jim Landis, 83, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox).
Cosimo Mele, 60, Italian politician, Deputy (2006-2008), Mayor of Carovigno (2013-2015), stroke.
Patrick Nair, 85, Indian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Meerut (1974-2008).
Konstantin Sarsania, 49, Russian football player and manager.
Kundan Shah, 69, Indian film director (Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro), heart attack.
Gaya Singh, 74, Indian politician, Senator (1992-2004).
Waclaw Swierzawski, 90, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Sandomierz (1992-2002).
Washington SyCip, 96, Filipino accountant, founder of the Asian Institute of Management and SGV & Company.

Roberto Anzolin, 79, Italian footballer (Juventus, national team).
Tarnia Baker, 50, South African politician, member of the National Assembly (since 2014), traffic collision.
Monojit Datta, 54, Indian musician.
Terry Downes, 81, British boxer, world champion (1961-1962) and actor (The Fearless Vampire Killers, Caravaggio).
Darsi Ferrer Ramírez, 47, Cuban journalist, doctor and Castro dissident, prisoner of conscience (2009-2010).
Marek Golab, 77, Polish weightlifter, Olympic bronze medalist (1968).
Alexander Gorban (ru), 63, Russian diplomat, Ambassador to the FAO (since 2014).
Connie Hawkins, 75, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters, Pittsburgh Pipers, Phoenix Suns).
Hervé L. Leroux, 60, French fashion designer, founder of Hervé Leger.
David Marks, 64, British architect and entrepreneur.
Ralphie May, 45, American comedian (Last Comic Standing), cardiac arrest.
Ian McNeill, 85, Scottish football player (Aberdeen F.C.) and manager (Ross County, Wigan Athletic).
Dick Roeding, 86, American politician, member of the Kentucky Senate (1991-2009).
Bunny Sigler, 76, American songwriter and record producer (The O'Jays, The Roots, Patti LaBelle), heart attack.
Judy Stone, 93, American film critic and author (San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times).
Ray Turnbull, 78, Canadian curler, world championship silver medalist (1965), pneumonia.

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