Lynne Griffin is a Canadian actress. She is known for her work in film and stage her appearances in the horror films Black Christmas and Curtains, a recurring role on the television series Wind at My Back. Griffin was born in Toronto, the daughter of Kay, an actress, James Joseph Griffin, a fashion photographer and soccer player, she is married to fellow actor Sean Sullivan. Stratford Shakespeare Festival Shaw Festival 2002: Resurgence Theatre Company - Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest In 1980 Griffin earned an Outstanding Performance by an Actress Genie Award nomination for her role in Every Person is Guilty. Six for Her Scythe: An Interview with Lynne Griffin Lynne Griffin profile on northernstars.ca Lynne Griffin on IMDb
Valerie Anne Bertinelli is an American actress and television personality. She is known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time, Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland. Since 2015, she has hosted the cooking shows Valerie's Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship on Food Network. Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Nancy and Andrew Bertinelli, a General Motors executive, her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of English descent. She has three brothers: David and Drew, she had an elder brother, who died at 17 months from an accidental poisoning before she was born. Because of her father's career, the family moved. Over various periods, they lived in Delaware, she attended Granada Hills High School. She was raised Roman Catholic. Following her appearance in an episode of Apple's Way, Bertinelli was approached by producer Norman Lear to audition for the role of cooperative daughter Barbara Cooper in a new sitcom called One Day at a Time.
The show debuted in late 1975. She appeared in 208 of the 209 episodes before the show left the air on May 28, 1984. In the 2005 One Day at a Time Reunion Special, Bertinelli was reunited with fellow cast members Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips and Pat Harrington, Jr. to watch memorable clips from the original show's nine seasons. They talked about actors who had left the show as well as Phillips' drug problem, which had wreaked havoc on the set and caused Phillips to be fired from the show. After the run of One Day at a Time, Bertinelli starred in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries, as well as making many guest appearances on various television shows. In the 1990s, she starred in two short-lived sitcoms: Sydney, as the title character, a private detective, Café Americain. In 2001, Bertinelli joined the cast of Touched by an Angel for the show's last two seasons. From 2010 to 2015, she starred in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, alongside Betty White, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves.
After a successful six-season run, the show's final episode aired on June 3, 2015. Bertinelli, who has struggled with her weight, lost a total of 50 lb as of March 2009, became a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program, she appeared in several Jenny Craig commercials. Although Bertinelli is compensated for her Jenny Craig appearances, she considers herself a health and weight-loss activist rather than a hired weight-loss spokesperson. In 2008 she released the autobiography Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time, which culminates in a description of her Jenny Craig experience. In 2009 she wrote a follow-up book Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge. In 2015, Bertinelli began hosting two shows, Valerie's Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship with cake artist Duff Goldman on the Food Network; the kids show follows young children as they bake other desserts. On August 22, 2012, Bertinelli received the 2,476th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Bertinelli married Eddie Van Halen on April 11, 1981. They have Wolfgang; the couple separated in 2001 and divorced on December 20, 2007. In her autobiography, Bertinelli indicated the main reasons for her divorce were her husband's cocaine addiction and his refusal to quit smoking despite being diagnosed with oral cancer and losing one-third of his tongue in the treatment process. In May 2010, Bertinelli announced her engagement to financial planner Tom Vitale, with whom she had begun a relationship in 2004, they were married on January 1, 2011 in Malibu, with Bertinelli in a custom-made dress by designer David Meister. Both her ex-husband and her son, Wolfgang Van Halen, attended the wedding. Bertinelli ran in the April 2010 Boston Marathon to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, completing it in a time of 5:14:37. In 2014, she appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? and found she was related to King Edward I of England. Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914–1985.
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Julianne Moore is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is known for her portrayals of troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance, her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman's Short Cuts, successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street and Safe continued this acclaim. Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months and The Lost World: Jurassic Park established her as a leading lady in Hollywood. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven and The Hours.
In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while the other three featured her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife. She had success with the films The Big Lebowski, Hannibal, Children of Men, A Single Man, The Kids Are All Right, Crazy, Stupid and won several awards for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change. Moore went on to give an Academy Award-winning performance as an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars, she appeared in the final two films of The Hunger Games series and starred in the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In addition to acting, Moore has written a series of children's books about a character named "Freckleface Strawberry", she is married to director Bart Freundlich. Moore was born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960, at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina, the oldest of 3 siblings, her father, Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, attained the rank of colonel and became a military judge.
Her Scottish mother, was a psychologist and social worker from Greenock, who emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her family. Moore has a younger sister, Valerie Smith, a younger brother, the novelist Peter Moore Smith; as Moore is half-Scottish, she claimed British citizenship in 2011 to honor her deceased mother. Moore moved around the United States as a child, due to her father's occupation, she was close to her family as a result, but has said she never had the feeling of coming from one particular place. The family lived in multiple locations, including Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, Moore attended nine different schools; the constant relocating made her an insecure child, she struggled to establish friendships. Despite these difficulties, Moore remarked that an itinerant lifestyle was beneficial to her future career: "When you move around a lot, you learn that behavior is mutable. I would change, depending on where I was... It teaches you to watch, to reinvent, that character can change."When Moore was 16, the family moved from Falls Church, where Moore had been attending J.
E. B. Stuart High School, to Frankfurt, where she attended Frankfurt American High School, she was clever and studious, a self-proclaimed "good girl", she planned to become a doctor. She had never considered performing, or attended the theatre, but she was an avid reader and it was this hobby that led her to begin acting at the school, she appeared in several plays, including Tartuffe and Medea, with the encouragement of her English teacher, she chose to pursue a theatrical career. Moore's parents supported her decision, but asked that she train at university to provide the added security of a college degree, she was accepted to Boston University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 1983. Moore moved to New York City after graduating, worked as a waitress. After registering her stage name with Actors' Equity, she began her career in 1985 with off-Broadway theatre, her first screen role came in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night. Her break came the following year. Playing the dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes, she found this intensive work to be an important learning experience, she said of it fondly: "I gained confidence and learned to take responsibility."
Moore performed on the show until 1988, when she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series. Before leaving As the World Turns, she had a role in the 1987 CBS miniseries I'll Take Manhattan. Once she had finished the soap opera, she turned to the stage to play Ophelia in a Guthrie Theater production of Hamlet opposite Željko Ivanek; the actress returned intermittently to television over the next three years, appearing in the TV movies Money, Murder, The Last to Go, Cast a Deadly Spell. In 1990, Moore began working with stage director Andre Gregory on a workshop theatre production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Described by Moore as "one of the most fundamentally important acting experiences I had", the group spent four years exploring the text and giving intimate performances to friends. In 1990, Moore made her cinematic debut as a mummy's victim in Tales from the Darksid
Perry Firestone King is an American actor. He is best known for his role in the television series Riptide. King received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the television film The Hasty Heart, a remake of the 1949 film of the same name. King was born in Ohio, his maternal grandfather was Maxwell Perkins, a well-known editor for the publishing house Charles Scribner's Sons. Through Perkins, King is the great-great-grandson of U. S. Senator William M. Evarts and the great-great-great-great-grandson of Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of independence. King received a degree in drama from Yale University, studied at Juilliard. King made his film debut, aged around 23, in the 1972 film Slaughterhouse-Five. In 1975, he portrayed Hammond Maxwell in the exploitation film Mandingo. Since the 1970s, he has appeared in dozens of feature films, television series and television movies, he auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars, but the role went to Harrison Ford. However, he played the character in both its sequels.
In 1984, King was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role in the TV movie The Hasty Heart. That same year, he landed the role of Cody Allen on the series Riptide. In 1993, he starred in the television adaptation of Sidney Sheldon's novel A Stranger in the Mirror, a roman à clef on Groucho Marx. In 1995, he portrayed the role of Hayley Armstrong on Melrose Place, he appeared as Richard Williams in the NBC TV series Titans with Yasmine Bleeth in 2000 and as the President of the United States in the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow. King has made guest appearances on TV shows including Spin City, Will & Grace and Cold Case, he has worked as a voice actor, voice-acting for Samson in the 1985 animated feature Samson & Delilah and the character of Randall in an episode of SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. Married and divorced twice, King has one granddaughter. An avid motorcyclist, King was featured on Huell Howser's California's Gold where he spoke about his collection of motorcycles and sidecars.
In December 2008, the American Motorcyclist Association appointed King to its Board of Directors. Golden Apple Award Nominated: Male New Star of the Year Golden Globe Awards Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, The Hasty Heart Perry King on IMDb Perry King at the Internet Broadway Database Perry King at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
James Timothy Daly is an American actor and producer. He is known for his role as Joe Hackett on the NBC sitcom Wings and his voice role as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Animated Series, as well as his recurring role as the drug-addicted screenwriter J. T. Dolan on The Sopranos, he starred as Pete Wilder on Private Practice from 2007 to 2012. Since 2014, he has portrayed Henry McCord, husband of the titular character, on the CBS drama Madam Secretary. Daly was born March 1, 1956, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, the only son and youngest of four children of actor James Daly and actress Mary Hope Daly, he is the younger brother of actress Tyne Daly. He has Mary Glynn and Pegeen Michael. Daly attended The Putney School. Daly began his professional career while a student at Vermont's Bennington College, where he studied Theatre and Literature, in which he now holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, acted in summer stock, he graduated from college in 1979, returned to New York to continue studying acting and singing.
Daly debuted on stage when he was seven years old in Jenny Kissed Me by Jean Kerr, together with his parents and two sisters. He appeared for the first time on TV when he was 10 years old in an American Playhouse adaptation of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, which starred his father James Daly, he dreamed about a sports or music career and considered becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but decided to become an actor. Daly started his professional acting career when he appeared in a 1978 adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play Equus, his first leading film role was in the film Diner, directed by Barry Levinson, in which he shared screen time with actors including Kevin Bacon and Mickey Rourke. Starring roles soon followed in Alan Rudolph's feature, Made in Heaven, the American Playhouse production of The Rise & Rise of Daniel Rocket, the CBS dramatic series, Almost Grown created by David Chase. In theatre he has starred in the Broadway production of Coastal Disturbances by playwright Tina Howe opposite Annette Bening and received a 1987 Theatre World Award for his performance.
He has starred in Oliver, Oliver at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis and Bus Stop by William Inge at Trinity Square Repertory, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Santa Fe Festival Theatre, A Knife in the Heart and A Study in Scarlet at the Williamstown Playhouse, Paris Bound at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. During this time, Daly starred in the CBS television miniseries I'll Take Manhattan as Toby Amberville. Daly describes himself as being self-critical in regard to his career. In an interview with New Zealand'ZM' radio personality Polly Gillespie, Daly was quoted as saying, "I think part of it is passed down to me from my parents who are actors; the theatre was our temple... When you entered you were expected to live up to the example of this glorious place." Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 14, 1997. It starred Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett; the show was set at the fictional Tom Nevers Field, a small airport in Nantucket, where the Hackett brothers operated the one-plane airline, Sandpiper Air.
Daly became noted for voicing Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Animated Series during this time. In 1997, he and J. Todd Harris formed Daly-Harris Productions, through which he produced such movies as: Execution of Justice and Tick Tock. In 1998, Daly appeared in several episodes of the Emmy award-winning, Tom Hanks-produced HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon playing astronaut Jim Lovell, whom Hanks himself had portrayed in the film Apollo 13. During the 2000–2001 television season, Daly starred as Dr. Richard Kimble in a remake of the classic television series The Fugitive; the series lasted only one season. In 2002, Daly guest-starred as himself in the TV series Monk in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" reuniting him with his Wings castmate Tony Shalhoub. In 2006, Daly returned to Broadway when he appeared on stage opposite David Schwimmer and Željko Ivanek in the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Daly made several appearances on The Sopranos as J. T. Dolan, an AA buddy of Christopher Moltisanti.
Daly received a 2007 Emmy nomination for his work on the series. He appeared on the midseason ABC crime series Eyes, which got good reviews but was canceled after only five episodes. In 2006, Daly played the role of Nick Cavanaugh on the new ABC drama The Nine. From 2007 to 2012, Daly played a love interest for Kate Walsh's character on the TV series Private Practice; as a voice-actor, Daly portrayed superhero Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent in Superman: The Animated Series, but was unable to return as Superman, as he was under contract to star in a remake of the 1960s TV drama The Fugitive. He reprised his role as Superman in the video game Superman: Shadow of Apokolips and the direct-to-video releases Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Justice League: Doom. Daly reprised his role as Superman in an animated remake of the trailer for the 2013 film Man of Steel by the Hub Network to celebrate the release of the film and to promote the network's upcoming marathon of Superman episodes.
Daly heads Red House Entertainment. Movies produced through the company include Edge of America, which won a Peabody Award and a Humanitas Prize, Daly's directing debut, the independent film Bereft. Daly created W
A fighter pilot is a military aviator trained to engage in air-to-air combat while in the cockpit of a fighter aircraft. Fighter pilots undergo specialized training in aerial dogfighting. A fighter pilot with at least five air-to-air kills becomes known as an ace. Fighter pilots are one of the most regarded and desirable positions of any air force. Selection processes only accept the elite out of all the potential candidates. An individual who possesses an exceptional academic record, physical fitness, healthy well-being, a strong mental drive will have a higher chance of being selected for pilot training. Candidates are expected to exhibit strong leadership and teamwork abilities; as such, in nearly all air forces, fighter pilots, as are pilots of most other aircraft, are commissioned officers. Fighter pilots must be in optimal health to handle the physical demands of modern aerial warfare. Excellent heart condition is required, as the increased "G's" a pilot experiences in a turn can cause stress on the cardiovascular system.
One "G" is equal to the force of gravity experienced under normal conditions, two "G"s would be twice the force of normal gravity. Some fighter aircraft accelerate to up to 9 Gs. Fighter pilots require strong muscle tissue along the extremities and abdomen, for performing an anti-G straining maneuver when performing tight turns and other accelerated maneuvers. Better-than-average visual acuity is a desirable and valuable trait. Modern medium and long range active radar homing and semi-active radar homing missiles can be fired at targets outside or beyond visual range. However, when a pilot is dogfighting at short-range, his position relative to the opponent is decidedly important. Outperformance of another pilot and that pilot's aircraft is critical to maintain the upper-hand. A common saying for dogfighting is "lose sight, lose fight". If one pilot had a greater missile range than the other, he would choose to fire his missile first, before being in range of the enemy's missile; the facts of an enemy's weapon payload is unknown, are revealed as the fight progresses.
Some air combat maneuvers form the basis for the sport of aerobatics: Basic Split S Immelmann turn Thach Weave The Scissors Chandelle Complex Pugachev's Cobra Herbst maneuver Pilots are trained to employ specific tactics and maneuvers when they are under attack. Attacks from missiles are countered with electronic countermeasures and chaff. Missiles like the AIM-120 AMRAAM, can home in on jamming signals. Dogfighting at 1 to 4 miles is considered "close". Pilots perform stressful maneuvers to gain advantage in the dogfight. Pilots need to be in good shape. A pilot flexes his legs and torso to keep blood from draining out of the head; this is known as the AGSM or the M1 or, sometimes, as the "grunt". Many early air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles had simple infrared homing guidance systems with a narrow field of view; these missiles could be avoided by turning which caused the missile to lose sight of the target aircraft. Another tactic was to exploit a missile's limited range by performing evasive maneuvers until the missiles had run out of fuel.
Modern infrared. Supercooled infrared detectors help the missile find a possible exhaust source, software assists the missile in flying towards its target. Pilots drop flares to confuse or decoy these missiles. Radar homing missiles could sometimes be confused by surface objects or geographical features causing clutter for the guidance system of either the missile or ground station guiding it. Chaff is another option in the case that the aircraft is too high up to use geographical obstructions. Pilots have to be aware of the potential threats and learn to distinguish between the two where possible, they use the RWR to discern the types of signals hitting their aircraft. When maneuvering fiercely during engagements, pilots are subjected to high g-force. G-Forces express the magnitude of gravity, with 1G being equivalent to Earth's normal pull of gravity; because modern jet aircraft are agile and have the capacity to make sharp turns, the pilot's physical body is pushed to the limit. When executing a "positive G" maneuver like turning upwards the force pushes the pilot down.
The most serious consequence of this is that the blood in the pilot's body is pulled down and into their extremities. If the forces are great enough and over a sufficient period of time this can lead to blackouts, because not enough blood is reaching the pilot's brain. To counteract this effect pilots are trained to tense their legs and abdominal muscles to restrict the "downward" flow of blood; this is known as the "grunt" or the "Hick maneuver", both names allude to the sounds the pilot makes, is the primary method of resisting G-LOCs. Modern flight suits, called g-suits, are worn by pilots to contract around the extremities exerting pressure, providing about 1G of extra tolerance. Notable fighter pilots include: Gregory "Pappy" Boyington Medal of Honor Adolf Galland Adolph Malan Adolphe Pégoud Alexander Pokryshkin Alexandru Șerbănescu Antonio Bautista Billy Bishop Buzz Aldrin Charles Nungesser Chuck Yeager Constantin Cantacuzino Douglas Bader Erich Hartmann Ernst Udet
Alisan Leigh Porter is an American singer and dancer. As a child, Porter made acting appearances in Parenthood, Stella and I Love You to Death, her breakout role came in 1991. As an adult, Porter pursued roles in musical theatre, including a run in The Ten Commandments: The Musical. A solo album followed in 2009. In 2016, she auditioned for NBC's The Voice. In May of that same year, Porter was announced the winner of season 10. In spring 2018, she appeared in The Voice: Neon Dreams in Las Vegas. Born to Jewish parents in Worcester, Porter is the great-granddaughter of prominent Worcester rabbi Joseph Klein, her grandmother ran the Charlotte Klein Dance Center. Porter's father, Ric Porter, was co-founder, lead singer, songwriter of the Worcester-based band Zonkaraz, her mother, Laura Klein taught dance, coaching Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski, who appeared on Star Search in 1987 in the junior dance category before they became known as the Coors Light Twins. While in Los Angeles for the twins' appearance on Star Search, the show's producer heard Porter singing in the hotel lobby and booked her to appear on the next episode.
Porter has been performing since age three. Porter acted in several films as a child. On television, she played the youngest daughter of Lynn Redgrave on the short-lived ABC sitcom Chicken Soup in 1989; the following year, she was slated to be a new regular cast member on Perfect Strangers, but her character was dropped after only one episode. Porter continued acting at Staples High School in Westport, where she joined a theater group and participated in various shows. While a freshman, Porter portrayed Anita in West Side Story, as a senior played the lead in Cinderella. After Porter won The Voice in 2016, her former high school drama teacher said she was not surprised by the result. "She blew everybody away" with her performance in West Side Story, "really seemed to get the best out of everybody else. Her energy rubbed off on everybody, she inspired others."When she was 18 years old, Porter moved to New York to audition for Broadway shows. She was cast as Urleen in the show Footloose. Following her move to Los Angeles, Porter starred as Miriam in The Ten Commandments: The Musical at the Kodak Theater alongside Val Kilmer, Adam Lambert and Broadway star Lauren Kennedy.
Variety called her performance of "Light of a New Day" "superb". In 2003, the band The Raz was formed, with Porter as main songwriter; the Raz split up in 2004. In March 2005, she announced the birth of The Alisan Porter Project. During 2006, she performed in the revival of A Chorus Line as Bebe Bensonheimer at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. On October 9, 2009, her independent debut album Alisan Porter was released. Porter sang the National Anthem at the 2016 A Capitol Fourth special on July 3 at the U. S. Capitol West Lawn in Washington, D. C; the special was broadcast on PBS. She sang the anthem prior to the nationally televised Sunday Night Football game in Oakland, CA on November 6, 2016. In 2017, alongside Matt McAndrew, Mary Sarah, Chris Mann, Matthew Schuler, Michael Sanchez and Chloe Kohanski headlined the new Las Vegas show called The Voice: Neon Dreams. On February 29, 2016, she became a contestant on season 10 of The Voice and sang "Blue Bayou" for her blind audition performance.
All four coaches – Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams – turned their chairs for her and she chose Aguilera as her coach. In the battle rounds, Porter was up against Lacy Mandigo with the song "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & the Papas as a rock version. In the knockout rounds, Porter beat Daniel Passino. Porter went on to sing through the live shows, advancing via public vote every week up to the finals, where she performed her original song "Down That Road". On May 24, 2016, Porter was crowned the season 10 winner of The Voice, she helped make The Voice US history as the first artist to win the show with a female coach, giving Aguilera her first win as a coach. – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes Porter has discussed her battles with alcoholism and drug addiction. She says that she has been sober since October 28, 2007. Since December 2008, Porter is a contributing columnist for movmnt magazine. Porter created a closed Facebook page for mothers called Lil' Mamas and in 2012, a related blog website of the same name that she runs with her business partner, Celia Behar.
On March 10, 2012, Porter married Brian Autenrieth, a fruit exporter and former child soap opera actor, in California. The couple have two children: daughter Aria Sage Autenrieth. On December 18, 2017, Porter announced on Twitter, she said, "In a honest note Brian and I ended our relationship in March. We remain close friends and are committed to always doing our best for our amazing kids." Porter co-wrote the following songs: Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment Aftermath Scarlett Cherry – Labor of Love Angel Sleep Until You Dream Never Knew Love Alisan Porter on IMDb