I was cruising IMDB last night after watching Joyce Van Patten in a Columbo episode. I never realized how broad the Van Patten reach is. Joyce was married to Martin Balsam. Their daughter is Talia Balsam, who was married to George Clooney and now to married to Mad Man's John Slattery. Joyce's brother, of course, is Dick Van Patten, whose daughters-in-law are daytime actress Eileen Davidson and Nancy Valen, whom I remember from Ryan's Hope. Her bff according to IMDB is Yasmeen Bleeth. I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around all of this. I mean, the idea of Eileen Davidson sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with John Slattery. I can't. I just can't.
[quote]. I can't. I just can't.
Are you a 14 year old girl? Because the only people who talk like that are tween and teen girls
And are there several Van Patten sons who are also in the business?
[quote]Their daughter is Talia Balsam, who was married to George Clooney...
I honestly never knew that George Clooney had been married before.
Vince Van Patten used to be kind of a hot piece of ass.
I'll throw in Timothy Van Patten, who is surprisingly enough the 30 year younger half brother of Dick and Joyce. He is a very successful TV director (Sopranos, Board Walk Empire) and was a cutie as an actor back in the 70's (The White Shadow).
Yes they quite interesting bunch. Dick and sis started in radio and b'way
Vince and Tim were both hot.
Had a major crush on Vince in Apple's Way.
My Maine Coon and yellow tabby love Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium cat food.
Joyce Van Patten is so perfect and so real as a tough baseball club manager in "The Bad News Bears."
Can anyone think of another family that is so connected to showbiz
Dick V P still combing the strands over
his bald head & has some nasty skin
cancers going on up there from his
excessive sun exposure.
I remember seeing Vincent Van Patten in The Love Boat: Season 4, Episode 19 Return of the Ninny/Touchdown Twins/Split Personality (14 Feb. 1981) I recall he is a younger man in love with an older woman, Samantha Eggar. There is a scene where he is standing on deck shirtless. What a hunk. Blond, tan, and bulging muscles. He would have been age 23 at the time.
There's even more.
Joyce Van Patten was also married to actor Hal Lynch and actor/director Dennis Dugan.
Vincent Van Patten was once married to B movie actress Betsy Russell. And there is another Van Patten son - Jimmy - brother of Nels and Vincent. All were cuties back in the day. And Vince is a hot daddy on those poker tournament shows.
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