Jennifer Irwin is a Canadian actress best known for her roles as Linda on Still Standing and as Maria Ganitisis in the comedy Superstar. Irwin is a 1990 graduate of McGill University in Montreal and she worked with The Second City in the mid-1990s, and starred in the HBO series Eastbound & Down. She played Carol in Kerri Kenney-Silvers Dame Delilah web series, at the 6th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards she was nominated for Pretty Funny Female. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for her performance Slings, in 2010, the Canadian Comedy Awards nominated her for Best Performance by a Female in TV for Less Than Kind. Jennifer Irwin at the Internet Movie Database
Betty Marion White Ludden is an American actress, with the longest television career of a female entertainer. She is known for her Emmy Award-winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the Writers Guild of America has included both sitcoms in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time. From 2010 to 2015, she starred as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, for which she has won two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards and she was nominated for an Emmy Award. In a career that has spanned more than 75 years, she has received eight Emmy awards in various categories and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is a Television Hall of Fame inductee, and a Disney Legend. Betty Marion White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17,1922 and she has stated that Betty is her legal name and not a shortened version of Elizabeth. She is the child of Christine Tess, a homemaker, and Horace Logan White. Her paternal grandfather was Danish and her grandfather was Greek.
Whites family moved to Alhambra, California and to Los Angeles, to make extra money, her father would build radios and sell them wherever he could. Since it was the height of the Depression, and hardly anyone had a sizable income and she attended Horace Mann School Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills High School and aspired to become a forest ranger. However during this time women werent allowed to become rangers, White pursued an interest in writing. She wrote and played the lead in a play at Horace Mann School. This is where she decided to become an actress, White made rounds to movie studios looking for work, but was always turned down because she was unphotogenic. So she started to look for radio jobs where being photogenic did not matter and her first radio jobs included reading commercials and playing bit parts, and sometimes even doing crowd noises. She made about five dollars a show and she would do just about anything, like singing on a show for no money, or making an appearance on the local game show.
White began her career in 1939, three months after high school graduation, when she and a classmate sang songs from The Merry Widow on an experimental Los Angeles channel. White found work modeling, and her first professional acting job was at the Bliss Hayden Little Theatre, Whites career was disrupted immediately, as World War II broke out, causing her to join the American Womens Voluntary Services. In the 1940s, she worked in radio, appearing on such as Blondie, The Great Gildersleeve. She got her own show, called The Betty White Show
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Some of her other TV credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Harvey Show, Just Shoot Me. She was a contestant on the reality competition series Dancing With the Stars. Though she served as a co-host on the daytime talk show The Talk, she did not return in 2011, instead focusing on her clothing line. Winokur was born in New York City, the daughter of Maxine, a teacher, and Michael Winokur, Winokur was a cheerleader and captain of her high school soccer team at Fox Lane High School. She studied at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating from the integrated program, Winokur won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Hairspray. After she started her run in Hairspray, Winokur was diagnosed with cancer and she underwent surgery in 2003, after her recovery and declaration of being cancer-free, she was healthy enough to return to Broadway. It is said that while traveling to and from her surgery she sang Good Morning Baltimore.
She made her first appearance on Broadway after successfully undergoing cancer treatment and she had previously appeared on Broadway as Pink Lady Jan in the revival of Grease. Winokur co-starred in the TV series Stacked, which starred Pamela Anderson and she appeared on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where she lost a physical fight with Larry David over the first appointment at a doctors office. She was called Marissa Winokur in the episode, but was credited simply as Woman In Elevator, Marissa was set to star in a new comedy pilot for CBS titled Fugly, from the creator of My Name Is Earl. The show was pitched to FOX as a vehicle for Pamela Anderson. It was revamped into a film and aired to poor reviews in 2007. She returned to Hairspray on December 9,2008 and played Tracy until the closing on January 4,2009. Winokur hosted the reality competition series Dance Your Ass Off on the Oxygen Network, the program began airing on CBS October 18,2010. On January 14,2011, she announced via People Magazine that she would leave The Talk to focus on her clothing line and she reprised the role of Tracy Turnblad in the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray, which ran from August 5–7,2011.
Winokur joined the cast of TV Lands original sitcom Retired at 35 and she acted out the role of Amy, David’s sister, a sharp-tongued, quick-witted successful saleswoman for a pharmaceutical company with a bubbly personality. The character was originated by Casey Wilson in the shows pilot, Winokur was working on recording a childrens music album. Her rendition of the song Baby Face was featured on the soundtrack for the film Son of the Mask, Winokur has lent her voice to several cartoon shows, including American Dad. and King of the Hill
Martin Eugene Mull is an American actor and singer who has appeared in many television and film roles. He is a painter and a recording artist, as an actor, he first became known in his role on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off Fernwood 2 Night. Mull was born in Chicago, the son of Betty, an actress and director, and Harold Mull and he moved with his family to North Ridgeville, when he was two years old. They stayed there until he was 15 years old, when his family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut and he studied painting and went on to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in painting. Mulls first well known acting role was as Garth Gimble in the 1976 television nighttime absurdist soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. This led to work in the comedy talk shows Fernwood 2 Night and America 2-Night, in which he played talk show host Barth Gimble, opposite Fred Willard. In 1979, he appeared in the Taxi episode Hollywood Calling, Mull created, wrote for and starred in the short-lived 1984 CBS sitcom Domestic Life, with Megan Follows playing his teenaged daughter.
In one episode of The Golden Girls, he played a hippie who was afraid of the outside world and he had a long-running role as Leon Carp, Roseanne Conners gay boss on the TV series Roseanne. During the 1980s, Mull starred in a series of commercials for Michelob and Pizza Hut and he appeared in the Pecos Bill episode of the Shelley Duvall TV series Tall Tales & Legends. Mull voiced the role of The Evil Cad on the 1995–97 animated series Freakazoid and he did the voice of Vlad Masters/Vlad Plasmius, the main villain in Danny Phantom. Mull has appeared as a guest star on the game show Hollywood Squares, appearing as the square in the shows final season. In late 2004 and in 2013s Netflix-produced Season 4, he portrayed Gene Parmesan, during 2008 and 2009, Mull guest starred in two episodes of the television series Gary Unmarried as Allisons father. Mull starred in the Fox sitcom, Mull broke into show business as a songwriter, penning Jane Morgans 1970 country single A Girl Named Johnny Cash, which peaked at #61 on Billboards country charts.
Shortly thereafter, he began his own recording career, throughout the 1970s, and especially in the first half of the decade, Mull was best known as a musical comedian, performing satirical and humorous songs both live and in-studio recordings. His self-titled debut Album, released by Capricorn in 1972, featured many musicians, including Ramblin Jack Elliott, Levon Helm from The Band, Keith Spring of NRBQ. Elvis Costello and Gary Sperrazza attribute the phrase, Writing about music is like dancing about architecture to Martin Mull. Mull has been a painter since the 1970s, and has had his work appear in group and solo exhibits since that time. He participated in the June 15,1971 exhibit Flush with the Walls in the room of the Boston Museum of Art to protest the lack of contemporary
John Francis Daley
John Francis Daley is an American actor, film director, and musician. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer, in 2011, Daley co-wrote the box office hit Horrible Bosses with his writing partner Jonathan M. Goldstein. Daley was born in Wheeling, Illinois, to R. F, Daley, an actor, and Nancy Daley, a piano teacher. His father is of Irish Catholic background, while his mother is Jewish and he grew up in Nyack, New York, where he played Danny in Nyack Middle Schools production of Grease. Daley began acting when he was cast as Young Tommy in the U. S. and he was #94 on VH1s 100 Greatest Teen Stars. In 2001, he co-directed a short film titled What Babies Do and he wrote and starred in the comedy short Friday Night. In 2005, he appeared in the film Waiting. and in the Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential, in 2007, Daley joined the cast of the Fox drama series Bones, portraying psychologist Lance Sweets. He co-wrote the season six episode The Truth in the Myth with his writing partner Jonathan Goldstein, Daley was featured in the music video for Mercy Kiss by Abandoned Pools.
In 2011, Daley and his writing partner Jonathan M. Goldstein wrote the black comedy Horrible Bosses, in 2013, Daley co-wrote The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Goldstein, Daley has a cameo in the film as a paramedic. In 2013, the two were hired to write Cal of the Wild for DreamWorks Studios, john plays Ben House in Rapture-Palooza. Daley went on to write the story for the sequel to Horrible Bosses and Goldstein co-wrote and co-directed the 2015 film Vacation, the latest installment of the National Lampoons Vacation film series, starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. In July 2015, Daley and Goldstein confirmed that they write the screenplay for the 2017 film Spider-Man. John Francis Daley at the Internet Movie Database Interview with Daley Mercy Kiss music video by Abandoned Pools, featuring Daley
Ellen (TV series)
Ellen is an American television sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29,1994, to July 22,1998, consisting of 109 episodes. The title role is Ellen Morgan, played by stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres, the title of the series was These Friends of Mine for the first season, but it was subsequently changed to avoid confusion with the NBC series Friends, which premiered in September 1994. The series centered on Ellens dealing with her friends, her family. This event received a deal of media exposure, ignited controversy. The series theme song, So Called Friend, is by Scottish band Texas, a running gag during the third and fourth seasons was that each episode had a distinct/different opening credits sequence, resulting from Ellens ongoing search for the perfect opening credits. In 1997, Ellen made television history when the character came out as a lesbian in the famous Puppy Episode. To ensure a memorable moment, the coming out scene was made into a gag where, at an airport, Ellen turns, – only to realize that she had turned right into the public address microphone, announcing her sexuality to the entire terminal.
Ellen DeGeneres mother Betty can briefly be seen as one of the people in the terminal with a reaction to the announcement. The episode was ranked #35 on TV Guides 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time, the revelation ignited a storm of controversy, prompting ABC to place a parental advisory at the beginning of each episode. After the initial coming out frenzy, the ratings declined. The final episodes of Ellen were criticized for focusing too much on gay issues, even some members of the LGBT community, including Chaz Bono, began to criticize the shows serious new tone as well. ABC pulled the show from the air in May 1998 after five seasons, the episode Secrets & Ellen is part of a crossover with Grace Under Fire and The Drew Carey Show set in Las Vegas. It features Brett Butler as Grace Kelly and Drew Carey as Drew Carey, note – Between seasons one and two, there was not only a title change from These Friends of Mine to Ellen, but several characters disappeared without explanation. Ellen DeGeneres as Ellen Morgan, Ellen Inez Morgan is the character of the sitcom.
In season one, Ellen works in a Los Angeles bookstore called Buy the Book, in the second season, she purchases the bookstore from her boss and becomes its owner. Throughout season four, hints were made to her sexuality and near the end of season 4 in The Puppy Episode, for the first one and a half seasons, Ellen lived in an apartment with roommate Adam. She lived alone after Adam moved out and with her cousin Spence, towards the end of season four, she bought her own house. Ellens personality was likable and cheerful, but clumsy and awkward
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video distribution division of Sony Pictures, a subsidiary of Japanese company Sony Corporation. SPHE releases products from Revolution Studios, since June 20,2007, SPHE now handles its former Sony BMG kids label, Sony Wonder. In Canada, Columbia TriStar Home Video helped distribute tapes from Astral Video in the 1990s and it has an Australian deal with Hoyts. In June 1981, Columbia Pictures established a joint venture with RCA, RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video, the partnership expanded to North America as RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video the following year. The venture distributed NBC titles, as it was a subsidiary of RCA at the time, in March 1990, NBC filed a lawsuit against Columbia and its then-new parent company Sony under the perception that the latter two parties were violating their joint pact. Columbia purchased the video rights to Orion Pictures titles a month earlier. As the lawsuit continued into 1991, General Electric, the parent of NBC and RCA, in August 1991, General Electric sold its 50% share of the company to Sony Corporation, and the litigation officially ended with Sony renaming the company as Columbia TriStar Home Video.
It was named Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment from 2001 until a change to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in late 2004. As RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video and as Columbia TriStar Home Video, the company distributed films from New Line Cinema. Columbia TriStar Home Video distributed tapes from Turner Home Entertainment in the UK from 1994-1997, SPHE has a three-year deal with Starzs Anchor Bay Entertainment for worldwide DVD releases, with the exceptions of North America, Canada and the United Kingdom. On February 21,2010, The Weinstein Company made a video distribution deal with SPHE through Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. On August 31,2010, SPHE partnered with Image Entertainment in an agreement and distributing DVDs. Image retains its own sales and marketing, on April 23,2012, Mill Creek announced that they had signed a home video distribution deal with SPHE, acquiring the rights to distribute 250 films from the Sony Pictures catalog on DVD and Blu-ray. On August 27,2013, Mill Creek Entertainment signed a deal with SPHE to distribute 665 SPE films and 54 television series on DVD, on December 18,2013, SPHE president David Bishop announced he will leave when his contract expires in March 2014.
David Bishop was president of SPHE since 2006 after leaving MGM Home Entertainment, on January 6,2014, it was announced that Man Jit Singh will replace Bishop after his contract expires in March. Man Jit Singh was the CEO of SPTs Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. who was overseeing SPTs Indian Networks, Singh however, will not leave Indian market, as he has been overseeing SPTs Indian TV market since 2009. On July 22,2015, SPHE and Transmission Films has reached a distribution pact to release the Transmission Films library in Australia. The Australian operations was a joint venture between RCA/Columbia Pictures Video and local cinema company Hoyts and it was known as RCA-Columbia Pictures-Hoyts Video, and released many local films in addition to Columbia Pictures titles
Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model. At age seven, her performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history. As a child actress, she went on to appear in films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds. Fanning began the transition to adult roles with Hounddog. Her recent film roles have included the character in Coraline, Cherie Currie in The Runaways, Annie James in The Motel Life. Although the focus of Fannings career is acting, she has fashion-related jobs and her debut in modeling came in 2009 when she made the cover of various magazines like Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan, among others. She appeared in the week in New York in 2014. Fanning was born in Conyers and she attended Montessori School of Covington. Her mother, Heather Joy, played professionally, and her father, Steven J. Fanning, played minor league baseball and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles.
Her maternal grandfather is former American football player Rick Arrington, Dakota is the older sister of Elle Fanning, an actress. Fanning has English, French and Irish ancestry and she and her family are Southern Baptist. Her first significant acting job was a guest role in the NBC prime-time drama ER, I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked. Fanning subsequently had several guest roles on series, including CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice. She portrayed the characters of Ally McBeal and The Ellen Show as young girls. In 2001, Fanning was chosen to star opposite Sean Penn in the movie I Am Sam and her role in the film made Fanning the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, being seven years of age at the time. She won the Best Young Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance, in 2002, director Steven Spielberg cast Fanning in the lead child role of Allison Allie Clarke/Keys in the science fiction miniseries Taken. to carry a great weight.
A year later, she starred in two prominent films, playing the child to an immature nanny played by Brittany Murphy in Uptown Girls. In 2004, she made an appearance on season ten of the television series Friends, playing the role of Mackenzie, in 2004, Fanning appeared in Man on Fire as Pita, a nine-year-old who wins over the heart of a retired mercenary hired to protect her from kidnappers
Maureen Denise McCormick is an American actress, recording artist and author. She is widely known for her portrayal of Marcia Brady on the ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. She reprised the role in many of the numerous Brady Bunch spin-offs and films, including The Brady Kids, The Brady Bunch Hour, McCormick appeared in The Idolmaker as well as a wide range of other supporting film roles. In the 1980s and 1990s, she ventured into acting, appearing in a variety of different roles and productions such as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan. McCormick had a career as a recording artist, releasing four albums with the Brady Bunch cast as well as touring with them. Her only release as a solo artist to date is a country album, despite professional success on The Brady Bunch and its spin-offs, McCormick struggled largely in her personal life in the years following the original series end. Addictions to cocaine and quaaludes, as well as bouts of depression and bulimia, since the 2000s, she has appeared on several reality television series such as VH1s Celebrity Fit Club, CMTs Gone Country and the Australian version of Im a Celebrity.
As well as guest spots on a range of television series. McCormick was born in Encino, California, to Irene and William McCormick and she has three older brothers, Michael and Kevin. According to her biography, McCormick attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills, at age six, she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley beauty pageant. In 1964, she first appeared on national U. S. television, in Mattel commercials for Barbie and Chatty Cathy dolls. Through the 1960s McCormick appeared in two episodes of Bewitched and played guest roles on I Dream of Jeannie, Honey West, The Farmers Daughter, in 1970, she lent her voice to a redesigned Chatty Cathy doll. McCormick played the eldest daughter, who had five siblings and she had a perky and popular personality in The Brady Bunch, an American television sitcom about a blended family that aired from late 1969 to early 1974 on ABC, on Friday nights. After its cancellation, the series was rebroadcast in syndication for decades, as programming, gathering a long-lasting, cross-generational popularity that led to spinoffs.
The Brady Brides aired briefly in 1981 as a miniseries that was spun off from the movie The Brady Girls Get Married, placing McCormick in a shared lead role alongside Eve Plumb. However, when The Bradys aired in 1990 as a revival of the series, McCormick had just given birth to a child and was unavailable to return as Marcia. In 2015, archive footage of McCormick as Marcia was used for an American TV commercial advertising Snickers chocolate bars, the commercial, which debuted during Super Bowl XLIX, features action film star Danny Trejo as young Marcia who isnt acting like herself. After eating a Snickers, Marcia appears as McCormick once again. S. A. McCormick claimed she failed to get a part as a prostitute or heroin dealer for the movie Midnight Express because she continued to be identified with her Brady Bunch role
Columbia TriStar Television
Columbia TriStar Television was an American television studio that was active from 1994 to 2002. After the merger, Columbia Pictures Television Distribution was renamed as Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, expanding its television library in 1994, SPE acquired Stewart Television. Its global subsidiary, Columbia TriStar International Television, distributed Sonys programs across the globe and it was created in 1992 by merging Columbia Pictures International Television with TriStar Television. This was the launch of the Columbia TriStar Television Group a year later, in 1996, CTT launched their own animation division, Columbia TriStar Childrens Television. The name was changed in 1997 to Adelaide Productions, within dismantling of Columbia Pictures Television in 2001 and TriStar Television in 1999, these studios were folded into Columbia TriStar Television. In 1998, it made a partnership with Global Maritime Group to create the company called Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co, medien KG used for copyright purposes.
In 1999, they went back to the old way and ELP, on October 25,2001, CTT and CTTD merged to form Columbia TriStar Domestic Television. Some shows continued using the CTDT name, many stopped using it in November 2002, while Hollywood Squares continued using it until early 2003
CBS is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major facilities and operations in New York City. CBS is sometimes referred to as the Eye Network, in reference to the iconic logo. It has called the Tiffany Network, alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S. Paley. It can refer to some of CBSs first demonstrations of color television, the network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc. a collection of 16 radio stations that was purchased by Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paleys guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States, in 1974, CBS dropped its former full name and became known simply as CBS, Inc. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which was formed as a spin-off of CBS in 1971, CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, which controls the current Viacom.
The television network has more than 240 owned-and-operated and affiliated stations throughout the United States. The origins of CBS date back to January 27,1927, Columbia Phonographic went on the air on September 18,1927, with a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, and fifteen affiliates. Operational costs were steep, particularly the payments to AT&T for use of its land lines, in early 1928 Judson sold the network to brothers Isaac and Leon Levy, owners of the networks Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, and their partner Jerome Louchenheim. With the record out of the picture, Paley quickly streamlined the corporate name to Columbia Broadcasting System. He believed in the power of advertising since his familys La Palina cigars had doubled their sales after young William convinced his elders to advertise on radio. By September 1928, Paley bought out the Louchenheim share of CBS, during Louchenheims brief regime, Columbia paid $410,000 to A. H.
Grebes Atlantic Broadcasting Company for a small Brooklyn station, WABC, which would become the networks flagship station. WABC was quickly upgraded, and the relocated to 860 kHz. The physical plant was relocated – to Steinway Hall on West 57th Street in Manhattan, by the turn of 1929, the network could boast to sponsors of having 47 affiliates. Paley moved right away to put his network on a financial footing. In the fall of 1928, he entered talks with Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures. The deal came to fruition in September 1929, Paramount acquired 49% of CBS in return for a block of its stock worth $3.8 million at the time