Jane Therese Curtin is an American actress and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan", she was included on a 1986 list of the "Top Prime Time Actors and Actresses of All Time."First coming to prominence as an original cast member on the hit TV comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1975, she went on to win back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on the 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie portraying the role of Allison "Allie" Lowell. Curtin starred in the hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun, playing the role of Dr. Mary Albright. Curtin has appeared in many movie roles, including Charlene in The Librarian series of movies, she reprised one of her Saturday Night Live characters, Prymaat Conehead, in the 1993 film Coneheads. Curtin was born in Cambridge, the daughter of Mary Constance and John Joseph Curtin, who owned an insurance agency, she grew up in Wellesley and graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Newton Country Day, in Newton in 1965. She married Patrick Francis Lynch on April 2, 1975.
They live in Connecticut. She has Larry Curtin, who lives in South Florida, she was raised a Roman Catholic. Curtin is a cousin of writer Valerie Curtin, her uncle was the radio personality Joseph Curtin. Curtin holds an associate degree from Elizabeth Seton Junior College in New York City, class of 1967, she attended Northeastern University from 1967 to 1968. She has served as a U. S. Committee National Ambassador for UNICEF. In 1968, Curtin dropped out of college, she joined a comedy group, "The Proposition", performed with them until 1972. She starred in Pretzels, an off-Broadway play written by Curtin, John Forster, Judith Kahan and Fred Grandy, in 1974. One of the original "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" for NBC's Saturday Night Live, Curtin remained on the show through the 1979–1980 season. Guest host Eric Idle said that Curtin was "very much a'Let's come in, let's know our lines, let's do it properly, go'... She was sensible focused", disliked the drug culture that many of the cast participated in.
Show writer Al Franken stated. Had a strong moral center, as such was disgusted by much of the show and the people around it". On this show, mirroring her own low-key real life, she played straight-woman characters as a foil to John Belushi and Gilda Radner. Curtin anchored SNL's "Weekend Update" segment from 1976 to 1977, was paired with Dan Aykroyd from 1977 to 1978 and Bill Murray from 1978 to 1980. On occasional Weekend Update segments, her newscaster character served as a foil to John Belushi, who gave a rambling and out-of-control "commentary" on events of the day. During these sketches, she timidly tried to get Belushi to come to the point, which would only make him angrier. Curtin's newscaster introduced baseball expert Chico Escuela, a accented Dominican, who started his sketches by saying, "Thank you, Hane", before repeating his famous catchphrase, "Baseball been bery, bery good to me!" She sang in the "Chevy's Girls" sketch in season 2, episode 2, alongside Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner.
In a parody of the "Point-Counterpoint" segment of the news program 60 Minutes, Curtin delivered a controlled liberal viewpoint vs. Dan Aykroyd, who epitomized the right wing view, albeit with an over-the-top "attack" journalist slant. Curtin presented the liberal "Point" portion first. Aykroyd presented the "Counterpoint" portion, sometimes beginning with the statement, "Jane, you ignorant slut," to which she replied, "Dan, you pompous ass." The recurring segment has been discussed in an article on "How to Respectfully Disagree" in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Curtin is well known for her role in the Conehead sketches as Prymaat, as Enid Loopner, she is one of many cast members who appear in the retrospective compilation DVD The Women of SNL. Unlike many of her fellow SNL cast members who ventured into film, Curtin chose to stay in television, with a few sporadic film appearances. To date, she has starred in two long-running television sitcoms. First, in Kate & Allie, with Susan Saint James, she played a single mother named "Allie Lowell" and twice won the Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
She joined the cast of 3rd Rock from the Sun playing a human, Dr. Mary Albright, opposite the alien family, composed of John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt; as with SNL, her strait-laced character was confounded by the zany and whimsical antics of the Solomon family. In 1997, Curtin narrated two episodes of the documentary television series Understanding, she has done voice work for Recess Cyberchase, she guest starred on Sesame Street in 1985. Curtin starred with Fred Savage in the ABC sitcom Crumbs, which debuted in January 2006 and was canceled in May of that year, she guest-starred on Gary Unmarried as Connie, Allison's mother. In 2012, she joined Unforgettable as a gifted but crusty medical examiner. In 1980, Jane starred with Susan Saint James and Jessica Lange in the moderate hit How to Beat the High Cost of Living. In 1993, Curtin and Dan Aykroyd were reunited in Coneheads, a full-length motion picture bas
Amru Sani was a singer and actress who experienced short-lived fame in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. A "tall, exotic creature with a powerful, bluesy voice," she identified herself during her American heyday as hailing from India, but earlier newspaper references identified her as Jamaican. A 1954 edition of the Kingston, The Gleaner called her a "Jamaican'enchantress of song.'"Sani once claimed to have been born in Panama, to have grown up in India, to have been educated in Europe, to have served as an airplane mechanic in England during World War II because she was too young to become a female pilot. Whether some of this information is show-business hype is unknown. However, the Kingston Gleaner did note in 1943 that Sani —, known in Jamaica as a singer — was "going to England shortly... to join the W. A. A. F. S." Sani once named Dinah Shore as a major influence, citing in particular as a favorite tune Shore's "Mad About Him, Sad About Him, How Can I Be Glad Without Him Blues."
She sang in four languages: English, French and Spanish. In 1942 she appeared with the popular Milton McPherson dance band of Jamaica at the Carib Theatre in Cross Roads, St. Andrew. In 1947 she appeared at the Morgan's Cove nightclub in Kingston, where she starred in a show called Romantic Midnite Mood. Around 1950 she appeared at the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City, shortly thereafter went to Rome, where she appeared in a French musical revue." That French musical review may have been Plain Feu. Between 1956 and 1958 she made several appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, including the episode on which Elvis Presley made his first Sullivan appearance. Backed by Enoch Light and his orchestra, she recorded a 45 RPM single in 1956 for the Grand Award record label, containing the tracks "I'm in the Mood for Love" and "Tabasco" — the latter of, used by McIlhenny Company to promote its Tabasco brand pepper sauce. Time magazine reviewed the former track in July 1956, observing: "Sani begins this oldie with a series of racking, echoing groans, but picks up a twinkle of humor that makes everything all right."
She recorded "Once Upon A Winter Time" for Parlophone Records, "Souvenir D'Italia" for a European label. Between June and December 1956 she appeared in the Broadway musical revue New Faces of 1956; the Broadway producer of New Faces, Leonard Sillman, claimed to have discovered Sani in a restaurant. "She was so chic looking and beautiful," Sillman recalled, "I called the restaurant owner over and told him,'If she sings, I'll sign her for a show.'" One of Sani's performances from this Broadway show appears on the LP New Faces of 1956, issued by RCA Records that same year. RCA released a single of Sani's "Hurry" from the New Faces performances; as an actress, Sani appeared in the early spaghetti western Maracatumba... ma non è una rumba, The Naked Maja, John Huston's The Bible: In the Beginning. Internet Broadway Database Amru Sani on IMDb TIME.com TV.com
The 605th Special Operations Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 24th Special Operations Wing at Howard Air Force Base, Panama Canal Zone, where it was inactivated on 30 April 1972; the squadron was first active during World War II as Commando. After training in the United States the squadron moved to the China Burma India Theater, where it served in combat until the surrender of Japan; the squadron returned to the United States where it was inactivated in November 1945. The squadron was activated again in October 1963 as the United States expanded its special operations units and was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, where it trained units of various Latin American air forces until it was inactivated in late 1972. Constituted as the 5th Fighter Squadron, Commando on 9 August 1944Activated on 1 September 1944 Inactivated on 3 November 1945Disbanded on 8 October 1948 Reconstituted 24 October 1963, redesignated 605th Air Commando Squadron and activated Organized on 15 November 1963 Redesignated 605th Special Operations Squadron on 1 August 1968 Inactivated on 30 April 1972 Helio U-10 Courier Douglas A-26K Invader Douglas C-47 Skytrain North American T-28 Trojan North American P-51 Mustang Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Curtis C-46 Commando This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
* Maurer, Maurer, ed.. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9. AFHRA USAF squadrons AFHRA 5th Fighter Squadron (Commando AFHRA 605th Special Operations Squadron