I used to know her. Her name was Barbara Susan Pokrass before she changed it for film. It's interesting that she mentions only her sister, Meg, because she also has a sister, Judy (who perhaps has passed away, although she was younger than Sian).
She had a child years ago, who had some kind of developmental disability.
I thought she was actually married to Richard Thomas for a while. I always thought she seemed odd, but she looks more regular in her pic there. Remember "You'll Like My Mother"?
First French kiss I ever saw was her and Thomas on "The Waltons." I remember thinking, "Eww... People use their tongues?" (I was six)
She was quite the little hippie girl, the very definition of "ethereal."
No, she and Richard Thomas were never married. They were a "thing" briefly, but never married.
She used to have this great old Hollywood duplex apartment, very eccentric, like an old gypsy woman's parlor. Hippie girl and ethereal are definitely apt descriptions.
I just found Dawn Lyn, Dodie from "My Three Sons", and Leif Garrett's sister.
Dawn Lyn looks a LOT better than I thought she would. Her looks as a child could be... disturbing.
My mom has some old movie mags from the 70's - I remember seeing all these stories about the *supposed* drama of their romance. It was all such a big deal - kind of like the hoopla you see with the Bennifers, Brangelinas, etc.
Great thread. Who else can we dig up
There were a lot of Sianish actresses that appeared on Marcus Welby. I bought MW dvd setband have yet to watch em yet.
[quote] She had a child years ago, who had some kind of developmental disability.
Didn't she often play developmentally disabled characters?
What is it about actresses named Susan who decide to adopt some other dramatic name that begins with S?
Sigourney and Stockard, giving the side-eye to Sian
This thread is great. I grew up watching these ladies on the telly and was kind of curious about their whereabouts.
Dodie looks great. I wonder if she's close to her brother still, or has the drug use become a problem.
Lots of forgotten shows in that Pamelyn Ferdin thread: The Delphi Bureau, High Chapparell, Custer.
Wasn't Pamelyn Ferdin the original voice of Lucy Van Pelt in the Charlie Brown specials? Also, she was the daughter in that creepy ABC movie of the week with Gene Tierney and Ray Milland called Daughter of the Mind!
A few years back someone on DL asked if anyone remembered Sian Barbara Allen in a '70s thread (I think). I'm paraphrasing, but the poster added this description of his memory of her: "Potted ferns, bentwood rockers, and macrame wall hangings figure heavily." Wish I could remember the exact words, because they made actually made me laugh out loud.
How come no one can find me, when I'm trying so desperately to be found!
[quote] Named the best acting class for both adults and kids in Bucks County.
Always hated Pamela. Oy. Does anyone think Jill still gets money from Love Boat. It must be ontv somewhere
From the look of the pictures on her website, it appears that Vicki Stubing is teaching acting classes from the living room of her apartment in Bucks County.
[quote] Does anyone think Jill still gets money from Love Boat. It must be ontv somewhere
if she does it's likely at about 50 cents an episode these days.
Wonder why she is living in Bucks County
[quote]Remember "You'll Like My Mother"?
HELL, yes! LOVE that movie! And yes, she specialized in playing characters who rode the short bus to school.
Ronne Troup who played Polly, Chip's wife on "My Three Sons"-
Season was sweet looking. Was she married Kurt Russell?
I remember sweet-faced Season Hubley from an episode of "The Partridge Family," where she played a princess; "Family," where she played Selena; and as Priscilla, opposite Kurt Russell as Elvis. Then the did a complete turnaround and start as the prostitute in "Hardcore," with George C. Scott. After that she seemed to play hardened characters. Interesting career. Isn't her brother Whip Hubley?
Yes, her brother is Whip Hubley.
How about Darleen Carr? She worked a lot. Another one, Laurie Prange. Used to see her all the time too.
Laurie Prange! Hadn't thought of that name in years. I was traumatized by the episode of "The Incredible Hulk" she did where she played a crippled girl whose evil mother was trying to kill her.
She looked a lot like Chloe Webb.
Laurie Prange always played characters that were damaged, like she was a victim of incest or other unspeakable crimes.
Jamie Smith Jackson? Blonde girl in lots of ABC movies of the week. I think she married hottie Michael Ontkean.
Whatever happened to Judy Strangis? She played a shy teen on "Room 222" and wasn't she also on some Saturday morning kids show too?
I remember Laurie Prange from and episode of Night Gallery call "Brenda." She befriends some sort of sea monster on the beach, and it ends with her talking to the sea monster, which is buried under a pile of rocks. I haven't seen it since I was a kid, and Pamelyn Ferdin plays a small role in it as her stuck-up friend. Prange was a good actress.
I read that Judy Strangis retired from acting on screen due to a stalker's advances. That's when she switch to voiceover work.
Yes, I remember myself. I played Jenny Pendleton on "The Waltons" and they were among the happiest years of my life. I want to thank my fans who are kind enough to send me a birthday card every year! My younger sister has not only not died but is sitting across from me reading a book! My daughter is healthy and fine and is living down South. To the poster who doesn't like J.D. Salinger give me a break. Iam very active politically and am a member of the Bold Progressives. My love to Earl Hamner who wrote "The Love Story" and thanks to everyone who loves"The Waltons".Sian Barbara Allen
On the odd, odd chance that R40 is REALLY Sian Barbara Allen...well, I loved your work.
My mom has an old movie magazine that has an article about the love story between Allen and Thomas.
Victoria Meyerink-- the Danny Kaye show!
What about that Meg ... can't remember her last name ... that had the creepy ice-blue eyes? Always freaked me out.
Another one: Joan Prather. I think she was a raging Scientologist.
R44 Just remembered- Meg FOSTER
those hippie, gypsy apartments were real dust traps.
Also to add, satanists have notoriously dusty abodes as well. Anton LaVey, the weirdo head of the Church of Satan reportedly never dusted his little demon-lair and if you sat down on his furniture you would have white marks all over the back of your pants.
I guess purple drapery and black carpet is hard to maintain.
dust bunnies from hell
Judy Strangis' career was ended by a stalker. She was forced to ratchet down her career to invisibility. I think she does some voice work
Her brother, Sam, I think, is the producer for CSI (original one).
I remember when Judy Strangis was Mean Mary Jean, who was the spokeswoman for Chrysler
Meg Foster? The from the original "Cagney and Lacey"?
A friend of mine was in a mommy's club in Trenton and who would you think turned up? Jill Whealan!!! My friend was like... "she looked familiar and was really friendly...later I realized who she was."
Years and years and years ago, maybe 15, I was at an upscale hotel and Jane Prather checked in. I was totally freaking. I told her I'd been a fan since "Smile". She was very nice, and looked great! I think she's teaching acting now...
Hi Sian, I was googling you to see if you were still alive. I used to be your assistant in the 90's!
Sian Barbara Allen dated a stage director I knew back in the late '70s - she even came to my surprise 19th birthday party ... the only memorable thing about that day. I was fairly new to Hollywood then, but wasn't surprised that I had a "well-known" actress celebrating with me. The party was held at my ex's - when he rented Deanna Durbin's old house.
My mother went to school with Sian Barbara Allen - she's has been nagging me to look her up on Youtube... I should point her towards this thread...
Hi: Was watching an episode of Columbo which along with 68 others, I had taped about 10 or 15 years ago and with TV so incredibly lousy, decided to go thru them...I believe the one you are on is 'Lovely but Lethal' and thought I'd check the internet which wasn't available then (I am 75 now) & low & behold, I found you. You were one beautiful gal then and probably still are as well as a magnificent actress. I recall you on other series, some of which have been listed on this site & remember you were equally wonderful in all of them as well. I hope you are doing well & I wish you the best. Other than my MD nephew in SD, I have no other viable family. Hopefully by now you've acquired a computer which is excellent for obtaining more information than can be imagined & which is how all of your fans have located you. I no longer use Facebook altho my pics are located thereon. Take care of yourself. Ed (Chevyek123@aol.com)
[quote]She went with Richard Thomas.
Jesus, OP. What are you, 12?
Just watched this stunner in S1,E6 of The Rockford Files.