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I just learned that 50s/60s sitcom star Bea Benederet of Burns & Allen/Petticoat Junction fame (and btw, Lucy's first choice for the Ethel Mertz role), is the mother of actor Jack Bannon (pictured; "Lou Grant", among many shows), who played Scott Easton, the character who stole Val's babies on Knots Landing. This is fascinating. Any others I should be aware of?

by Anonymousreply 37703/01/2015

a lot of young people don't know that Sean Astin's mother is Patty Duke and his adopted father is John Astin

by Anonymousreply 110/25/2013

Jon Voigt's brother, and Angelina Jolie's uncle, Chip Taylor wrote the 60s hit "Wild Thing."

by Anonymousreply 210/25/2013

OP, all I know is that I put Scott Easton on a Galveston Industries jet... and when it landed, he wasn't on it...

by Anonymousreply 310/25/2013

Cole Hauser's great-grandfather was Harry Warner, as in Warner Bros.

by Anonymousreply 410/25/2013

Forgot that Jason Patric is Jackie Gleason's grandson, and that Ann Archer is the daughter of Marjorie Lord.

by Anonymousreply 510/25/2013

Marni Nixon, famous for singing for Deborah Kerr in "The King and I", Natalie Wood in "West Side Story" and Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady", is the mother of Andrew Gold, who wrote "Thank You For Being a Friend" and who had his own hit "Lonely Boy" back in the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 610/25/2013

Meredith Baxter is the daughter of Whitney Blake, the lady of the house in which Hazel was employed.

by Anonymousreply 710/25/2013

Dana Andrews and Steve Forrest are brothers.

James Arness and Peter Graves are brothers.

by Anonymousreply 1010/25/2013

Thank you, R8 -- I couldn't have been more surprised if you'd told me that they were the aunts of Audra McDonald.

by Anonymousreply 1110/25/2013

Tea Leoni is the great niece of Hank Patterson, Fred Ziffel of "Green Acres".

by Anonymousreply 1210/25/2013

Michael and Janet Jackson are actually the same person.

by Anonymousreply 1310/25/2013

Well I migth have something to add, and yet again I might not.

by Anonymousreply 1410/25/2013

For the Andrew Gold fans, a re-release of his four Asylum records, which have been OOP for awhile on CD.

by Anonymousreply 1510/25/2013

Carolyn Hennessy on General Hospital is Barbara Rush's niece.

by Anonymousreply 1610/25/2013

William Hopper, the actor who played Paul Drake on the original "Perry Mason" TV series, is the son of that infamous old bag Hollywood columnist, Hedda Hopper. Barbara Hale, who played secretary Della Street, on that same series is the mother of William Katt, who starred in "The Greatest American Hero."

by Anonymousreply 1710/25/2013

Adoptees count? Larry Hagman, of "Dallas" and "I Dream of Jeannie" fame, is the son of Broadway icon Mary Martin. Stage and sometime film actress, Helen Hayes, was the mother of TV and film actor James MacArthur.

by Anonymousreply 1810/25/2013

Actress Susan Kohner (Sarah Jane in "Imitation of Life") is the mother of Director/Producers Paul and Chris Weitz.

by Anonymousreply 1910/25/2013

Quel hoot! It turns out that I'm either related or bestie family friends with everybody!

by Anonymousreply 2010/25/2013

Hey, OP....Jack Bannon is also John Travolta's brother-in-law! I remember thinking that Bannon had BDF.

R19, are you trying to say that Larry Hagman is adopted? I could be wrong, but I would swear he is MM's bio-son.

by Anonymousreply 2110/25/2013

My brother-in-law dated Suzanne Somers when they were in high school.

by Anonymousreply 2210/25/2013

Mary Martin gave birth to Larry Hagman.

by Anonymousreply 2310/25/2013

Nazimova was Nancy Reagan's godmother.

by Anonymousreply 2410/25/2013

Lucille Ball and Ginger Rogers were cousins.

by Anonymousreply 2510/25/2013

Milton Berle was Richard "Night Court" Moll's father-in-law.

by Anonymousreply 2610/25/2013

Elvis Presley is a distant relative to Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey and Abraham Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 2710/25/2013

I thought Rita Hayworth and Ginger Rogers were related by marriage, not Lucille and Ginger.

by Anonymousreply 2810/25/2013

John Travolta's brother Joey is married to Dick Shawn's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 2910/25/2013

And Kate and Audrey Hepburn were NOT related so let's get THAT straight.

by Anonymousreply 3010/25/2013

Only straight people think that to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 3110/25/2013

Lucy and Ginger were cousins on Ginger's mother's side of the family, which has been confirmed by Lucie Arnaz.

by Anonymousreply 3210/25/2013

Loretta Young was Marlo Thomas' godmother.

by Anonymousreply 3310/25/2013

Katharine Hepburn was godmother to actor Sam Robards, son of Lauren Bacall and Jason Robards.

by Anonymousreply 3410/25/2013

Tyrone Power and Laurence Olivier were distant cousins, as were Evelyn Waugh, Power, and Olivier, all distant cousins through Tyrone's grandmother marrying into the Mori family for her second marriage. And Tyrone Guthrie of the Guthrie Theater was Tyrone Power's cousin.

Rip Torn and Sissy Spacek are cousins.

And - I love this - the grandfathers of Taryn Power's children, except for her youngest, are Soupy Sales and Tyrone Power.

Ralph Fiennes and Prince Charles are eighth cousins.

Nicholas Cage is Francis Ford Coppola's nephew. Coppola's sister is Talia Shire.

Brad Pitt descends on his mother's side from King Henry II as do the Hilton sisters.

many others

Daniel Day-Lewis' grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, a huge British producer and his father of course was poet C.S. Lewis, played by Anthony Hopkins in Shadowlands, which went into Lewis' relationship with Joy Davidman. Joy Davidman was originally married to William Gresham, who wrote the novel "Nightmare Alley," which was turned into a film in 1947.

Franchot Tone and Cornel Wilde were married to Jean Wallace, so Wilde was stepfather to Tone's kids.

by Anonymousreply 3510/25/2013

Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli was the grandmother of Marisa Berenson and Berry Berenson, Tony Perkins widow who died on American Airlines Flight #11 on 09-11-01.

by Anonymousreply 3610/25/2013

Patty Lane and Cathy Lane are (not really) identical cousins :-)

by Anonymousreply 3710/25/2013

Talia Shire's last name is from her previous marriage to composer David Shire who is now long-married to Didi Conn (Frenchy, Grease's Beauty School Dropout).

by Anonymousreply 3810/25/2013

Bobby Brown and Donna Summer are distant relatives.

by Anonymousreply 3910/25/2013

Olivia and Joan.

by Anonymousreply 4010/25/2013

Hayworth's maternal uncle was married to Roger's maternal aunt". I guess that makes them "cousins-in-law"

by Anonymousreply 4110/25/2013

Gloria Steinem is Christian Bale's stepmother. She married his father in 2000.

by Anonymousreply 4210/25/2013

This is why I stick with Datalounge -- great riches here.

Ginger Rogers was a cousin of Phyllis Cerf, wife of DL fave Bennett Cerf. Widowed, Phyllis married Robert Wagner, Jr., former New York City mayor.

I loved Bea Benaderet, especially on Burns & Allen. She was very funny. Doesn't she seem as if she would be a good mom?

Screenwriter/producer Frank Ross was married to Jean Arthur and then Joan Caulfield, actresses who died the same day. I saw both obituaries on the same page in the Times. Like Adams and Jefferson but more interesting.

by Anonymousreply 4310/25/2013

Matthew Broderick's father, James, starred as the father in the 70's series Family. His mother, Patsy, was the companion of pop artist, John Wesley after her husband's death in the early 80's.

by Anonymousreply 4410/25/2013

[quote]Barbara Hale, who played secretary Della Street, on that same series is the mother of William Katt, who starred in "The Greatest American Hero."

And Katt's father (and Hale's husband) was Bill Williams, who starred in "The Adventures of Kit Carson" on TV and opposite Betty White in one of her early series, "A Date with the Angels."

by Anonymousreply 4510/25/2013

[quote]Nazimova was Nancy Reagan's godmother

She was also Val Lewton's aunt.

by Anonymousreply 4610/25/2013

r24 I sit corrected. Thanks so much for posting that info. All these years I thought Hagman was adopted, I can't say why I thought so. D'oh!

by Anonymousreply 4710/25/2013

Juliet Mills' godmother was Vivien Leigh and her godfather was Noel Coward.

by Anonymousreply 4810/25/2013

Game show hosts Tom Kennedy and Jack Narz were brothers.

Game show host Monty Hall is Joanna Gleason's father.

by Anonymousreply 4910/25/2013

Butterfly McQueen and Steve McQueen were . . . oh, wait a minute . . . never mind.

by Anonymousreply 5010/25/2013

Keanu Reeves, Martha Reeves, and George Reeves are triplets.

by Anonymousreply 5110/25/2013

R51 Could be possible with the British Steve (the director.)

by Anonymousreply 5210/25/2013

[quote]Brad Pitt descends on his mother's side from King Henry II as do the Hilton sisters.

That was a long, rough descent.

by Anonymousreply 5310/25/2013

[quote]Actors George Sanders and Tom Conway were brothers.

Am I the only one who read that as "Tim" and immediately googled because I was so shocked by this one?

by Anonymousreply 5410/25/2013

Esther Rolle wasn't the only actress in her family: 2 sisters who were thespians.

by Anonymousreply 5510/25/2013

R36, Daniel Day-Lewis' father was Cecil Day-Lewis, who was a Poet Laureate in England, not C.S. Lewis.

Daniel Day-Lewis is married to Rebecca Miller so his father-in-law is playwright Arthur Miller.

by Anonymousreply 5610/25/2013

My Aunt dated Elvis off and on over at Hume's High School in Memphis. They kept in close contact until his death chastely. My aunt, her husband, and their kids were invited to Elvis' funeral by Vernon Presley.

My aunt never asked Elvis for anything and he respected that about her.

by Anonymousreply 5710/25/2013

Sally Field's mother was actress Maggie Mahoney, and her stepfather was western star Jock Mahoney.

by Anonymousreply 5810/25/2013

Mimi Kennedy is a cousin of the late Ruth Warrick. Prince Phillip is the nephew of the late Jeanne Marie (lady Malcolm) Langtry. Lily was her mother. The late Karen Black was the sister of actress GAil Brown.

by Anonymousreply 5910/25/2013

Lauren Bacall and Shimone Perez.....first cousins. Her mother was his father's siste.

by Anonymousreply 6010/25/2013

Catherine Oxenberg, third cousins to William and Harry and all the other grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

by Anonymousreply 6110/25/2013

SNL's Jason Sudeikis is the nephew of George "Norm!" Wendt.

I was surprised that tiny, brunette Julia Louis-Dreyfus is sister to buxom blond Lauren Bowles, the witch/waitress from True Blood. Different fathers.

by Anonymousreply 6210/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 6310/25/2013

R264 Looks like one cousin made the other use a little bit too much Old Dutch cleanser on his face.

by Anonymousreply 6410/25/2013

Not exactly A list, but Marie Masters and Mod Squad's/Twin Peaks' Peggy Lipton are former sisters-in-law.

by Anonymousreply 6510/25/2013

SJP is the grand-niece of Trigger.

by Anonymousreply 6610/25/2013

"Mary Martin gave birth to Larry Hagman."

Yes. But she was a kid and didn't yet know she was a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 6710/25/2013

Tyne Daly is the sister of Tim Daly and they are the children of actor James Daly but I forget what he's famous for. And wasn't he (James) the gay lover of some famous actor in his later life?

by Anonymousreply 6810/25/2013

You're probably thinking of Daniel Travanti, r69.

by Anonymousreply 6910/25/2013

Brandy and Ray J's cousin is Snoop Dogg/Lion.

by Anonymousreply 7010/25/2013

Joan Bennett's nephew was obnoxious trash talk show/radio host Morton Downey, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 7110/25/2013

R69 James Daly was the star of "Medical Center," with Chad Everett.

by Anonymousreply 7210/25/2013

An easy one. Elizabeth Montgomery was the daughter of actor Robert Montgomery.

by Anonymousreply 7310/26/2013

Fat Albert is the second son of Eddie Albert, brother of Edward Albert.

by Anonymousreply 7410/26/2013

And speaking of Another World, Victoria Wyndham (Rachel) and Beth Howland (Vera from the tv show Alice) are sisters.

by Anonymousreply 7610/26/2013

[quote] Fat Albert is the second son of Eddie Albert, brother of Edward Albert

Fat Albert is actually the elder brother of Prince Albert of Monaco.

by Anonymousreply 7710/26/2013

Catherine Deneuve had an equally beautiful sister, actress, Francoise Dorleac, who died in a car crash in 1967.

by Anonymousreply 7810/26/2013

Tim Robbins' dad was a folk singer. He was a member of The Highwaymen, starting in 1962. Before that, he was with other singers.

Alan Arkin was a member of the hitmaking group, The Tarriers, in 1956-57.

by Anonymousreply 7910/26/2013

Nell Carter and Dixie Carter were sisters. Different mothers.

by Anonymousreply 8010/26/2013

John Megna, the smallest brother in "To Kill A Mockingbird" was the half-brother of Connie Stevens.

Telly Savalas was the godfather of Jennifer Aniston.

by Anonymousreply 8110/26/2013

Deborah Raffin was the daughter of '40s-'50s movie starlet, and well-known televison actress, Betty Lynn.

by Anonymousreply 8210/26/2013

My God, talk about a thread for the eldergheys!

Who the fuck are most of these people?!?

by Anonymousreply 8310/26/2013

Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty are siblings.

by Anonymousreply 8410/26/2013

[quote]Telly Savalas was the godfather of Jennifer Aniston.

And the stepfather of Nicollette Sheridan.

Mark Harmon is married to Pam Dawber (Mindy, from Mork & Mindy) and is the (ex) brother in law of Ricky Nelson (son of Ozzie & Harriet Nelson) and of auto magnate John DeLorean.

by Anonymousreply 8510/26/2013

#84, get yourself a copy of Hollywood Babylon and have at it. Oh, I suppose such info is online now. Silly old dinosaur me.

by Anonymousreply 8610/26/2013

[R77] that story has been around a while,but it's not true. Kind of like the "Susan Lucci and Robin Strasser are Phyllis Diller's daughters" or "Eileen Davidson used to be a man" rumors.

by Anonymousreply 8710/26/2013

Adam Rich and Dano Plato got together after meeting in a rehab center.

by Anonymousreply 8810/26/2013

Allan Arbus who played the psychiatrist on MASH was married to the photographer Diane Arbus.

by Anonymousreply 8910/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 9010/26/2013

r84 Begone, pest!!!

by Anonymousreply 9110/26/2013

R83, you are wrong about Raffin. She was the daughter of actress Trudy Marshall, not Betty Lynn.

by Anonymousreply 9210/26/2013

R59 she also went by Margaret Field.

by Anonymousreply 9310/26/2013

Isn't the tiny cute boy, Eddie Redmayne somehow connected to British Royalty?

by Anonymousreply 9410/26/2013

IMDB has no connection between Victoria Wyndham and Beth Howland. I think the poster just sees a resemblance and is guessing, or just fucking with us.

However, Beth was married to Michael J. Pollard (Bonnie & Clyde) and Charles Kimbrough (Murphy Brown), with whom she also played in the original Broadway cast of Company, along with beloved DL icon Elaine Stritch.

by Anonymousreply 9510/26/2013

Joanna Gleason is Monty Hall's daughter.

Kate Moennig is Blythe Danner's niece and Gwyneth Paltrow's cousin.

Allison Williams is Brian Williams's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 9610/26/2013

Betty Grable's first husband was Jackie Coogan, Uncle Fester from the Adam's family.

Victoria Wyndham's son is Christian Camargo, the ice truck killer from Dexter.

by Anonymousreply 9710/26/2013

Tim Van Patten (played Salami on The White Shadow, now producer/director of Boardwalk Empire) is half-brother to Dick Van Patten.

I always thought he was Dick's son. Maybe because of the 30 year age difference.

by Anonymousreply 9810/26/2013

Joan Blondell would have been the step-mother of Carrie Fisher if Joan had stayed married to Mike Todd and he had lived.

No...wait! That can't be right.

by Anonymousreply 9910/26/2013

Joan Blondell and Shelley Winters were sisters. Or so I thought.

by Anonymousreply 10010/26/2013

Nevermind. It was Joan Blondell and Marilyn Maxwell who were sisters.

by Anonymousreply 10110/26/2013

Jack Wrangler was the son of Broadway Star Dolores Gray.

by Anonymousreply 10210/26/2013

Same here, R99. I did not know until I read your post that they were [italic]brothers.[/italic]

Vincent Van Patten (Dick Van Patten's son) was born in 1957. Timothy Van Patten (Dick Van Patten's brother) was born in 1959. The uncle was two years younger than his nephew.

by Anonymousreply 10310/26/2013

You know, I deserve some of that sympathy you're always giving Blythe Danner.

by Anonymousreply 10410/26/2013

W&W for R105.

by Anonymousreply 10510/26/2013

Acting greats Meryl Streep and Brooke Shields are second cousins once removed.

Stanley Tucci is married to Emily Blunt's sister.

Sasha Alexander is married to Sophia Loren's son Edoardo Ponti.

Christian Bale is Gloria Steinem's stepson.

by Anonymousreply 10610/26/2013

Aidan Quinn is married to Lorraine Bracco's sister.

by Anonymousreply 10710/26/2013

Michael Pollan (author Omnivore's Dilemma) is brother-in-law to Michael J Fox.

Aimee Mann is Sean Penn's sister-in-law.

Jacqueline Bisset is Angelina Jolie's godmother.

by Anonymousreply 10810/26/2013

Matthew Perry and his father. Forget the guy's name.

by Anonymousreply 10910/26/2013

Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. are the children of Lucille Ball.

by Anonymousreply 11010/26/2013

R112 Yeah, that's really obscure. Wonder who their father was?

by Anonymousreply 11110/26/2013

"Nevermind. It was Joan Blondell and Marilyn Maxwell who were sisters"

Sorry, Joan Blondell's sister was Gloria Blondell, also an actress.

Fans of "I Love Lucy" would know Gloria from the episode where Ricky wants to surprise Lucy with some pearls for their anniversary and asks Gloria's character to assist him.

by Anonymousreply 11210/26/2013

"Jack Wrangler was the son of Broadway Star Dolores Gray."


by Anonymousreply 11310/26/2013

[quote] "Jack Wrangler was the son of Broadway Star Dolores Gray."

[quote] Hardly.

That's what he told me at Northwestern. His name then was Stillman.

by Anonymousreply 11410/26/2013

I think there's some sort of a relation between Mark Harmon and Ricky Nelson but I forgot what exactly it is and I'm too lazy to google it.

by Anonymousreply 11510/26/2013

118. Ex brothers in law.

by Anonymousreply 11610/26/2013

R 103 105 etc. jack wranglers mother was Dolores gray, his father john still man produced Bonanza

by Anonymousreply 11710/26/2013

Brooke Shields is the paternal granddaughter of an Italian princess, her great-uncle married the daughter of Queen Ena of Spain, herself a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Shields is related then, by marriage, to the current King Juan Carlos of Spain and the Italian House of Savoy.

by Anonymousreply 11810/26/2013

Per Wikipedia:

[quote]Wrangler was born John Robert Stillman in Beverly Hills, California. His father was Hollywood film and television producer Robert Thurston Stillman,who produced such films as Champion, Second Chorus, and Home of the Brave and produced television series such as Boots and Saddles, Rawhide, and Bonanza. His mother, Ruth Clark Stillman, was a former dancer in Busby Berkeley musicals.

by Anonymousreply 11910/26/2013

Wasn't Harmon's sister also married to Chuck Woolery, who was married at one time to Jo Ann Pflug.

by Anonymousreply 12010/26/2013

Why would Jack Wrangler tell people his mother was Dolores Gray?

by Anonymousreply 12110/26/2013

R124 Because she was FAAAABULOUS!

by Anonymousreply 12210/26/2013

Let's try the opposite: People that some assume are related but are really not--

Lillian and Annabeth Gish

by Anonymousreply 12310/26/2013

I wonder if "my wife is Margaret Whiting" elicited a similar reaction?

by Anonymousreply 12410/26/2013

Cheyenne and LaToya Jackson

by Anonymousreply 12510/26/2013

Madonna and Jesus

by Anonymousreply 12610/26/2013

Margaret Whiting was the daughter of composer Richard Whiting.

by Anonymousreply 12710/26/2013

Jean Stapleton and Maureen Stapleton got sick of answering the obvious question.

by Anonymousreply 12810/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 12910/26/2013

Nanette Fabray is the aunt of Shelley Fabares. Fabray altered the spelling after Ed Sullivan introduced her as "Fabar-ass".

by Anonymousreply 13010/26/2013

(R93) Thanks for the clarification. Googled Trudy Marhsall, and she was in some good movies of the time.

by Anonymousreply 13110/26/2013

Jamie Lee Curtis is the God daughter of Lew Wasserman of MCA, once the most powerful man in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 13210/26/2013

Mark Harmon was Ricky Nelson's brother in law and is uncle of the Nelson twin singers and the bulimic girl who's name I forgot. Wait Tracy. And one of the twins is Gunnar.

by Anonymousreply 13310/26/2013

What question was that, Dorothy at r131?

by Anonymousreply 13410/26/2013

The other Nelson twin is named Matthew – those guys haven't aged well.

by Anonymousreply 13510/26/2013

Patrick Curtis, Raquel Welch's ex-husband was one of the babies "performing" as Melanie Wilke's child, in "Gone With The Wind". He was also into acting, but never made it big in that profession.

by Anonymousreply 13610/26/2013

Oscar winner, Anne Baxter's grandfather was the esteemed achitect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

by Anonymousreply 13710/26/2013

Victoria Sleestak is the daughter of Walter Sleestak.

by Anonymousreply 13810/26/2013

R141 That's hardly obscure. The last name sorta gives it away. And I must take exception to the DL practice of calling Erika Davies Slezack "Sleestack" or whatever. She is a lovely woman who does not deserve DL scorne. (ps I think Brian would have made a much better Clint than Jerry - sorry Jer.)

by Anonymousreply 13910/26/2013

Peter Marshall, host of the Hollywood Squares is the brother of 40's movie femme fatale Joanne Dru. His real name is, get this, Peter La Cock.

by Anonymousreply 14010/26/2013

Jane Asher (actress/cook, inspiration for "Ticket To Ride" via her relationship with McCartney etc.) is the sister of Peter Asher (record producer, previously part of the duo "Peter & Gordon").

by Anonymousreply 14110/26/2013

From the very obscure files: actor James Patrick Stuart, best known as AMC's Will Cortlandt, is the son of musician Chad Stuart, who was the Chad in the 60s pop group Chad & Jeremy.

by Anonymousreply 14210/26/2013

R145 He also had a recurring role on "The Closer," which is where I became aware of him. He was also on a few episodes of "Hot in Cleveland."

by Anonymousreply 14310/26/2013

Chris Weitz, who directed American Pie and one of the Twilight movies, is the son of Susan Kohner, who played Sarah Jane in Imitation of Life.

by Anonymousreply 14410/26/2013

Eric Roberts used to be the famous brother of little Julia Roberts.

by Anonymousreply 14510/26/2013

That was posted above, r147. Try to keep up, hon.

by Anonymousreply 14610/26/2013

R147 see R20.

by Anonymousreply 14710/26/2013

Actress Samantha Mathis is the daughter of the late actress Bibi Besch, who seemed to guest on every other TV series in the 80s and 90s.

by Anonymousreply 14810/26/2013

Terrible, terrible actress Joely Fisher (she played Paige on Ellen) is Carrie Fisher's step-sister.

by Anonymousreply 14910/26/2013

But I'd also like to mention that handsome 1960s/70s menswear designer John Weitz was the husband of Susan Kohner and the father of Chris and Paul.

by Anonymousreply 15010/26/2013

Lee Grant and Dinah Manoff are mother and daugher, just so you know.

by Anonymousreply 15110/26/2013

Soap actress Catherine Hickland married David Hasselhoff, who played Michael Knight on Night Rider. Then she married soap actor Michael Knight.

Now she is married to Todd Fisher, brother of Carrie Fisher, and son of Debbie Reynolds. The last part isn't relevant to this topic. Just an update.

by Anonymousreply 15210/26/2013

My mother was Judy Garland. Isn't that terrific?! She played Dorothy in A STAR IS BORN

by Anonymousreply 15310/26/2013

And Papa! Papa was Vincent Minnelli. He directed GIGI, KISMET, BRIGADOON. He loved all that French stuff.

by Anonymousreply 15410/26/2013

Ron Leibman and Linda Lavin used to be married!

by Anonymousreply 15510/26/2013

And Michael E. Knight and Patrick Stuart are bffs. Mike lived with Patrick for a when he moved out to LA with AMC. Lovely how we can connect the posts. I'm certain they're both bi.

by Anonymousreply 15610/26/2013

"Peter Marshall, host of the Hollywood Squares is the brother of 40's movie femme fatale Joanne Dru. His real name is, get this, Peter La Cock."

His son played professional baseball using the true family name.

Just imagine the game's play by play announcer having to say things like, "Two balls on LaCock."

by Anonymousreply 15710/26/2013

Tracey and Melissa Belland of '80s indie band Voice of the Beehive are the daughters of Bruce Belland, lead singer of the '50s guy group The Four Preps ("Twenty-Six Miles").

by Anonymousreply 15810/26/2013

Carnie Wilson and the other Wilson from Wilson Phillips are the daughter of the neighbour from Home Improvement

by Anonymousreply 15910/26/2013

Peter "Y&R" Bergman and Christine Ebersole also used to be married.

by Anonymousreply 16010/26/2013

R162 Bitch, please.

by Anonymousreply 16110/26/2013

Wallace Beery was Gloria Swanson's first husband.

by Anonymousreply 16210/26/2013

Richard Widmark's son-in-law was Sandy Koufax

by Anonymousreply 16310/26/2013

R162 Wrong. Carnie's father was the basketball from "Cast Away."

by Anonymousreply 16410/26/2013

You mean the volleyball.

by Anonymousreply 16510/26/2013

R168 Yes, thank you. I guess her uncle was a basketball.

by Anonymousreply 16610/26/2013

R114, and did you know that Joan Blondell was married to Mike Todd before she dumped him and he rebounded with Elizabeth Taylor? And Gloria Blondell, her sister, was married for a time to Cubby Broccoli, who produced the James Bond movies. Marilyn Maxwell was known for her affair with Bob Hope.

by Anonymousreply 16710/26/2013

For years, Bob Hope kept Marilyn Maxwell stashed in an apartment within walking distance from his home, so he could walk over and cheat on Dolores.

by Anonymousreply 16810/26/2013

OMG, tell, R171! That's the kind of juicy gossip I love. And if we could know that about today's stars it would be so much more fun. I heard Bob Hope was a lecherous old coot, but had no idea he had a steady piece he cheated with. Poor long-suffering Delores. And you know, as far as the general public knew, Delores was his everything. Huh.

by Anonymousreply 16910/26/2013

Lois Maxwell, a.k.a. Miss Moneypenny, was close friends with Roger Moore well before they worked together onscreen -- they met as students at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the 1940s. She was ready to quit the James Bond series in the early '70s due to lousy pay but decided to stay on after RM replaced Sean Connery.

by Anonymousreply 17010/26/2013

I always thought Tony Hope (Bob's son) was his natural child and not adopted. I think Tony looked like him

by Anonymousreply 17110/26/2013

In between Joan Blondell and Elizabeth Taylor, Gypsy Rose Lee made several appearances in Mike Todd's bedroom, though it's true they never married.

by Anonymousreply 17210/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 17310/26/2013

[quote]SJP is the grand-niece of Trigger.

Speaking of Trigger, his first screen appearance was in Adventures of Robin Hood when he played Maid Marian's (Olivia de Havilland) horse.

And another fun fact: When Trigger died and Roy sent him off to be stuffed, his flesh was sold to restaurants around the Southwest, a crime for which the butcher was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

by Anonymousreply 17410/26/2013

[quote]R142: And I must take exception to the DL practice of calling Erika Davies Slezack "Sleestack."

Since you're in the know, R142, I'm going to "Oh, dear" your spelling of "Slezack." It's "Slezak." No "c."

[quote](ps I think Brian would have made a much better Clint than Jerry - sorry Jer.)

On this, I am not in the know. Who is Brian? (I thought Ross Marler was brilliant as Clint, btw.)

by Anonymousreply 17510/26/2013

John Cameron Swayze(Timex spokesperson; newsman;budding actor) and actor Patrick Swayze were sixth cousins, once removed.

by Anonymousreply 17610/26/2013

Minka Kelly is the daughter of Aerosmith drummer Rick Dufay,who himself is the son of actor Richard Ney, who was once married to Greer Garson!

by Anonymousreply 17710/26/2013

Where are the British obscure relationships?

Stephen Dillane is the father of biracial son Frank Dillane,who was in the Harry Potter movies

by Anonymousreply 17810/26/2013

Niccollette Sheridan is the daughter of Kojak, Telly Savalas... and a real cunt, too!

by Anonymousreply 17910/26/2013

R182, she is not.

by Anonymousreply 18010/26/2013

Diane Lane, who is married (although filed for divorce) to Josh Brolin, son of James Brolin, and son-in-law to Barbra Streisand, is the daughter of a Playboy Playmate. So we all know who the white trash in that relationship *really* is.

by Anonymousreply 18110/26/2013

The late Chris Brinkman, one of the original members of Jane's Addiction, was the youngest child of Jeanne Crain.

by Anonymousreply 18210/26/2013

I think Nicolette was Telly Savalas's step daughter. He lived with her mother for years in Bel Air. Not sure if they were married. Bijoux Philips iss Billy Baldwin's sister in law. And a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 18310/26/2013

Yess, she iss a cunt!

by Anonymousreply 18410/26/2013

OP, as I read your post and saw "Jack Bannon..." I wondered if you knew he played the guy who stole Val's babies.

He was so good in that short, but pivotal role.

by Anonymousreply 18510/26/2013

Brad Pitt is John Lithgow's nephew.

by Anonymousreply 18610/26/2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's grandfather, Michael Gordon, directed Doris Day classics "Pillow Talk" and "Move Over, Darling" as well as other movies.

by Anonymousreply 18710/26/2013

It could take a while, but there's always the Chaplins. I wouldn't call any of them obscure, though.

by Anonymousreply 18810/26/2013

JGL does look entitled.

by Anonymousreply 18910/26/2013

Madonna and Celine Dion are cousins through Madonna's late French-Canadien mother.

by Anonymousreply 19010/26/2013

Madonna is also said to be related to Gwen Stefani and Ellen DeGeneres as well as Dion:

by Anonymousreply 19110/26/2013

To be honest, there is a family resemblance between Madonna, Stefani and DeGeneres.

by Anonymousreply 19210/26/2013

All those shiksas look alike.

by Anonymousreply 19310/26/2013


Telly fathered a boy with Nicollette's mother. When that relationship ended, he cut off all contact with Nicollette. His Kojak costar was Kevin Dobson, who later played Nicollette's father on Knots Landing.

by Anonymousreply 19410/26/2013

I just saw a current video of Kevin Dobson in a promo for MeTV-- he said he'd never heard of MeTV until people started coming up to him and calling him "Crocker" (his character's name in "Kojak.") He looked pretty damn good in the video.

by Anonymousreply 19510/26/2013

I've never heard of MeTV.

by Anonymousreply 19610/26/2013

For R199

by Anonymousreply 19710/26/2013

The 4th TV "Lassie" was the aunt of "Tramp" on MY THREE SONS.

by Anonymousreply 19810/26/2013

I picture everyone posting on this thread wearing caftans, sitting around a table playing pinochle, smoking and drinking from high ball glasses and carrying on this conversation while absentmindedly playing cards.

by Anonymousreply 19910/26/2013

My caftan is Very Dionne.

by Anonymousreply 20110/26/2013

Richard Belzer and Henry Winkler are cousins.

by Anonymousreply 20210/26/2013

1940s Hayseed singer-comedienne Judy Canova (and her daughter Diana Canova) are descendants of the important 18th century Italian neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova.

by Anonymousreply 20310/26/2013

Loetta Young was the sister-in-law of Ricardo Montalban

Susan Saint James is the wife of NBC executive Dick Ebersole and the aunt of Christa Miller. When the son of Ebersole and Saint James died in a plane crash, a lot of news accounts mentioned bersole in the lede, but didn't mention Saint James until the eighth paragraph

by Anonymousreply 20410/26/2013

IS Dick Ebersole related to Christine Ebersole?

by Anonymousreply 20510/26/2013

R208 Only enough to get her a job on SNL.

by Anonymousreply 20610/26/2013

My mistake: the husband of Susan Saint James spells his surname EBERSOL. The actress Christine EBERSOLE

by Anonymousreply 20710/26/2013

Georgeanne LaPierre, who originated the role of Heather Webber on General Hospital, is Cher's sister.

by Anonymousreply 20810/26/2013

Rufus Wainwright fathered the child of Leonard Cohen's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 20910/26/2013

Lee J. Cobb's daugher is Julie Cobb, best known as the mom in "Charles in Charge." Her ex-husbands include James Cromwell, Harry Morgan's (MASH) son Christopher, and Little House's Victor French. Cromwell also appeared on Little House as Eliza Jane's suitor.

by Anonymousreply 21010/26/2013

Film composer John Williams was married to actress Barbara Ruick (Carrie in Carousel). Their son Joseph is the lead singer in Toto.

by Anonymousreply 21110/26/2013

Speaking of Harry Morgan, "December Bride" star Frances Rafferty was the sister of California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Republican Senate candidate Max Rafferty.

by Anonymousreply 21210/26/2013

His father was Cecil Day-Lewis, not CS Lewis, r36

by Anonymousreply 21310/26/2013

Actor Matt Salinger is the son of professional recluse J.D. Salinger.

by Anonymousreply 21410/26/2013

Helen Lawson was a whore. She's left bastards on every corner in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 21510/26/2013

R218 It's not nice to trash your mama like that.

by Anonymousreply 21610/26/2013

Greg Bautzer, played by Steve Forrest in Mommie Dearest, was the ex-husband IRL of actress Dana Wynter.

by Anonymousreply 21710/26/2013

OK, you said obscure: Ginger Rogers' first husband, Jack Pepper, was the father of '60s actress Cynthia Pepper ("Margie"). Ginger wasn't her mother; Jack's second wife was.

But neither was related to Barbara Pepper (frequent "Lucy" guest and also Doris Ziffel on "Green Acres.")

by Anonymousreply 21810/26/2013

The last I saw Kevin Dobson was on a daytime soap opera. I forget which one it was, but he was seriously miscast (he was recasting a veteran actor whose long-time character was NOT New Yawk style) and his toupee was very unflattering.

by Anonymousreply 21910/26/2013

Coby Bell of the [italic]Third Watch[/italic] is the son of Broadway actor/singer Michel Bell

by Anonymousreply 22010/26/2013

Cody's aunt is singer Regina Belle.

by Anonymousreply 22110/26/2013

Susan Kohner's mother is Mexican actress Lupita Tovar, who is 103 years old.

by Anonymousreply 22210/26/2013

Beth Howland and Victoria Wyndham are not related. Although they do both resemble afghan hounds.

by Anonymousreply 22310/26/2013

"Chico and the Man", "Willy Wonka" actor Jack Albertson was the uncle of George Englund who was married to Cloris Leachman. George and Cloris have five children.

George's mom was actress Cloris Leachman, Jack's sister.

Chris Noth's mom, Jeanne Parr, was a European TV news correspondent for CBS.

by Anonymousreply 22410/26/2013

Yiiikes, WTF did I just write?

Jack Albertson's sister was Mabel Albertson, a well known TV actress during the 1960s and 70s!

by Anonymousreply 22510/26/2013

Jack was also the brother of Mabel Albertson, who played Mrs. Stephens on "Bewitched." She was George Englund's mother.

by Anonymousreply 22610/26/2013

Fellatio Gallant - hilarious!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 22710/26/2013

Actor Keenan Wynn was uncle by marriage to the Hudson Bros, one of whom married Goldie Hawn and became the nominal father of hellspawn Kate Hudson. Wynn was also father-in-law to singer/songwriter/munchkin Paul Williams. And Wynn's father was character actor Ed Wynn.

by Anonymousreply 22810/26/2013

Maya Rudolph is the daughter of the later singer Minnie Riperton.

Actor/comedian/pianist/songwriter Cliff Arquette AKA Charley Weaver was the grandfather of the Arquette acting dynasty.

Director Nick Cassavetes is the son of Gena Rowlands.

Singer Rosemary Clooney was married to actor José Ferrer, who was previously married to actress/acting teacher Uta Hagen. Clooney and Ferrer were the parents of actor Miguel Ferrer and Gabriel Ferrer...who is married to Debbie Boone!

Actresses Olivia and Maryam d'Abo are first cousins once removed; Olivia's father (Maryam's first cousin) is composer/singer/songwriter Mike d'Abo who was the lead singer in Manfred Mann, the 1960s pop version of the band.

by Anonymousreply 22910/26/2013

Almost, r233. JLD's father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, is a billionaire, but he runs the Louis Dreyfus Group, nothing to do with the Dreyfus Fund.

by Anonymousreply 23210/26/2013

Actors Matt and Kevin Dillon are the great-nephews of cartoonist Alex Raymond, who created Flash Gordon.

Actor Roy Dotrice is the father of actresses Karen Dotrice and Michele Dotrice, the latter was married to the late actor Edward Woodward.

Author Charles Dickens was the great-great-great-grandfather of actors Harry Lloyd and Gerald Dickens. Dickens' great-granddaughter Aileen Dickens Hawksley, who went by Gypsy, was the wife of British actor Alan Napier.

by Anonymousreply 23310/26/2013

Helena Bonham Carter is fron an aristocratic family and is the great niece of Lilliane De Rothschild who's husband also kept Pamela Churchill before she became eventually Harriman. The Duke of Windsor once asked Lilliane if she knew which member of the Rothschild family was stepping out with Pamela Churchill. "That would be my Husband, Sir" she famously replied.

by Anonymousreply 23410/26/2013

Kaye Ballard is first cousin of former Ohio governor Dick Celeste.

by Anonymousreply 23510/26/2013

Italian-born Slovenian film actor George Dolenz and his wife, stage actress and singer Janelle Johnson, were the parents of musician and actor Micky Dolenz, best known as a member of The Monkees. As a child, Mickey was on an American TV show called "Circus Boy".

Micky and his former wife, British model and TV presenter Samantha Juste, are the parents of actress Ami Dolenz (IIRC, Ami was on a daytime soap), who is married to kickboxer-actor Jerry Trimble.

(I always thought Mickey Dolenz looked Hispanic, who knew he was Slovenian!)

by Anonymousreply 23610/26/2013

Child actress Mary Badham (Scout in [italic]To Kill a Mockingbird[/italic]) is the younger sister of director John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, WarGames)

I suppose that should have been obvious, but I had no idea until recently. But I was also the last Buffy fan to learn that Juliet Landau is the daughter of Martin Landau.

by Anonymousreply 23710/26/2013

Writer John Gregory Dunne was husband of writer Joan Didion and brother of journalist Dominick Dunne; Dominick was father to actor-director Griffin Dunne and the murdered actress Dominique Dunne.

The husband-and-wife classical clarinetists Stanley and Naomi Drucker are the parents of rockabilly double bassist Leon Drucker, better known as Lee Rocker from the band Stray Cats.

Danny Elfman, musician and film composer is married to actress Bridget Fonda, his brother is film director Richard Elfman. Richard is the father of actor Bodhi Elfman, who is married to actress Jenna Elfman. Jenna is niece of singer Tony Butala of the vocal group The Lettermen.

by Anonymousreply 23810/26/2013

[quote] Kaye Ballard is first cousin of former Ohio governor Dick Celeste.

That's the closest a dick has ever been to Kaye, no doubt.

by Anonymousreply 23910/26/2013

Bob and Ray writer Raymond Knight died in 1953. In 1954, Bob Elliott married Knight's widow, Lee, creating a comedic lineage that spans three centuries and four generations, from Raymond Knight and Bob Elliott to Chris Elliott and his daughter, Abby Elliott (formerly on SNL).

Ralph Fiennes was married to actress Alex Kingston, his long-time partner is the actress Francesca Annis.

Loudon Wainwright III (son of Time magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr.), his sister Sloan Wainwright, son Rufus Wainwright and daughter Martha Wainwright are all singer-songwriters.

Rufus and Martha are the children of Loudon's former late wife Kate McGarrigle, of the singing sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Loudon's second daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, whose mother is Suzzy Roche of singing sisters The Roches, is another singer-songwriter.

by Anonymousreply 24010/26/2013

The late George C. Scott and actress Colleen Dewhurst were the parents of actor Campbell Scott, who is currently on "Royal Pains".

World famous sitar player. the late Ravi Shankar was the father of singer/composer Norah Jones.

Actor Casey Siemaszko has a younger sister actress Nina Siemaszko, their brother Corky Siemaszko is a reporter for The New York Daily News.

Singer Beck is married to actress Marissa Ribisi, who is the twin sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi.

Killer Gary Gilmore's brother Mikal Gilmore used to be a journalist for Rolling Stone.

by Anonymousreply 24110/26/2013

Nina Siemaszko? Never heard of her.

by Anonymousreply 24210/26/2013

Nina Siemaszko was most recently in "The Bling Ring" and was also in "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City", she's also done a ton of TV work.

You might not know her by name, but you might recognize her.

IMDb her.

by Anonymousreply 24310/27/2013

Ken Howard is (or was?) married to the daughter of Ann Landers.

by Anonymousreply 24410/27/2013

"More Tales Of The City"? They made a sequal? Hmph.

by Anonymousreply 24510/27/2013

Actress Anne Archer is the daughter of actress Marjorie Lord, who played Danny "Glass Coffee Table" Thomas' wife on "Make Room for Daddy".

by Anonymousreply 24610/27/2013

Honeymooners actress Sheila MacRae was married to actor Gordon MacRae. Their daughter, Meredith MacRae (Petticoat Junction and My Three Sons) was married to Greg Mullavey (Tom Hartman on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman).

by Anonymousreply 24710/27/2013

All About Eve's Anne Baxter was the granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

by Anonymousreply 24810/27/2013

R231 Bill Hudson was also married to Cindy Williams.

by Anonymousreply 24910/27/2013

Perhaps the most prominent member of Helena Bonham-Carter's aristocratic family was H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1908-1916). Helena's first cousin, the Hon. Grizelda Jane Grimond "lived for many years" with Tony Richardson (not that this stopped Tony from preferring men, of course), and Helena and Grizelda are second cousins of British actress Anna Chancellor.

Rebecca DeMornay is the daughter of formerly-famous rightwing TV-talker Wally George.

David Boreanaz is the son of longtime TV weatherman Dave Roberts, most famously of WPVI, the ABC station for Philadelphia. Roberts, who was with the station from 1976 until his 2009 retirement, was originally a morning show host; he assumed weather duties in 1983 when the incumbent "wacky" weatherman, Jim O'Brien, died in a skydiving accident. O'Brien's daughter is Peri Gilpin (Roz from "Frasier").

Now all somebody has to do is write a fic where Seeley Booth and Roz are rival weathercasters in Philadelphia and…

In 1954, Constance Ford joined the CBS soap, "Woman with a Past", replacing Lee Grant. Ford's on-screen daughter was played by Felice Camargo. Years later, in 1967, Ford joined Another World, where her on-screen daughter, Rachel, was originally played by Robin Strasser, but five years later Rachel was recast as Victoria Wyndham…who is the real-life sister of Felice Camargo.

by Anonymousreply 25010/27/2013

Some that are not really obscure, but here goes anyway:

Penny and Garry Marshall are siblings.

Character actors Jean and Rance Howard were the parents of Ron Howard, who is the father of Bryce Dallas Howard.

Katey Sagal is the elder sister of twin actresses Liz and Jean Sagal ("Double Trouble") and all three are the children of the late director Boris Sagal.

Kevin James and Gary Valentine are brothers.

by Anonymousreply 25110/27/2013

R232 Olivia and Maryam D'Abo are cousins? I always thought they were sisters. Wow. The Patty Duke Show could happen in real life!

by Anonymousreply 25310/27/2013

Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are cousins

by Anonymousreply 25410/27/2013

Patrick Wilson's father was/is a TV weatherman in the Tampa area

by Anonymousreply 25510/27/2013

Wasn't Kevin Dobson also on One Life to Live for a while?

by Anonymousreply 25610/27/2013

Ringo Starr's son Zak is now the drummer for The Who.

by Anonymousreply 25710/27/2013

Singer Carly Simon is an heir to the Simon-Schuster publishing empire.

by Anonymousreply 25810/27/2013

French singer Sylvie Vartan is the aunt of of French-American actor Michael Vartan.

Kimberly Stewart, daughter of Rod Stewart and Alana Hamilton has a daughter with actor Benicio del Toro.

British model and author Sophie Dahl, is the maternal granddaughter of children's author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal.

Actor/director Danny Huston was married to actress Virginia Madsen, sister of actor Michael Madsen.

by Anonymousreply 25910/27/2013

Wow, this is a mess, pay attention.

Jean Michel Jarre, French composer and musician, son of famous film score composer Maurice Jarre was married to Charlotte Rampling. He later married French actress Anne Parillaud. Before Anne Parillaud, he had a short-lived relationship with Isabelle Adjani.

Anne Parillaud was married to director Luc Besson, who directed her in "Nikita".

Besson was briefly married to model/actress/ singer Milla Jovovich, Milla is now married to director Paul W. S. Anderson.

by Anonymousreply 26010/27/2013

Julian McMahon's father, Sir William McMahon, was the Prime Minister of Australia.

Daniel Day-Lewis's father Cecil was Britain's Poet Laurete.

Brook Shields grandfather was Francis X Shields snr, champion tennis player of the 1930s and 1940s. Brooke obviously got her looks and height from her dad and grandfather, who were 6'7 and 6'5 respectively.

by Anonymousreply 26110/27/2013

Al Roker is Lenny Kravtiz's cousin vie Lenny's late mom actress Roxie Roker

by Anonymousreply 26210/27/2013

Back in the 90s, Tupac Shakur's relationship with Kidada Jones, daughter Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton wasn't really known to the public until after Tupac's death.

by Anonymousreply 26310/27/2013

Milton Berl was the cousin of warren Berlinger and father of actor producer James Womack

by Anonymousreply 26410/27/2013

Jose Ferrer was married to Uta Hagen years before he married Rosemary Clooney, who is George Clooney's aunt, and the mother of Jose's son, actor, Miguel Ferrer.

by Anonymousreply 26510/27/2013

Ferrer was a dog. He cheated on Rosemary during their honeymoon, with a girlfriend he had staying in another room at the same hotel.

by Anonymousreply 26610/27/2013

Did Kidada Jones and Tupac have a kid? I don't know why, but I thought they did, R266.

by Anonymousreply 26710/27/2013

Jose Ferrer, Mel Ferrer .. who can keep those two studhosses straight?

by Anonymousreply 26810/27/2013

John Bennett Perry, a tv commerical actor of the 70's, is the father of Matthew.

The Harmon/Dawber/Nelson connection is unreal: Mark Harmon's sister Kelly (she used to do some breath mint commercial in the 80's) was married to that DeLorean guy before he married Christina Ferrare. Mark's sister Kris was married to Ricky Nelson, father of Tracy, who was married to Billy Moses, who used to be on Falcon Crest and is the brother of Rick Moses, who used to be on General Hospital.

by Anonymousreply 26910/27/2013

Emily Mortimer's father was John Mortimer, the British author who wrote the Rumpole of the Bailey mystery series as well as many other fine novels.

by Anonymousreply 27010/27/2013

B-movie actress Elyse Knox is Mark Harmon's mother.

by Anonymousreply 27110/27/2013

[quote]... son Rufus Wainwright and daughter Martha Wainwright are all singer-songwriters.

Hah! Only if you're deaf.

by Anonymousreply 27210/27/2013

R275 I want to like Rufus, I really do. I like some of his songs. But that [italic]voice[/italic]. A friend who never pays attention to such things asked me if I thought there was something wrong with the "Rufus Does Judy" disc, and what else could I say? No, that's his voice.

by Anonymousreply 27310/27/2013

[quote] Peter "Y&R" Bergman and Christine Ebersole also used to be married.

As was Bold and Beautiful's John McCook (Eric Forrester) and the late Juliet Prowse.

by Anonymousreply 27410/27/2013

Julian McMahon was married to Dannii Minogue, sister of Queen of the (Euro) Gays, Kylie Minogue.

by Anonymousreply 27510/27/2013

She's an Aussie, R278.

by Anonymousreply 27610/27/2013



by Anonymousreply 27710/27/2013

Before Eva LaRue married and divorced John Callahan, she was married to John O'Hurley, best known as Elaine's boss Mr. Peterman on Seinfeld. LaRue is also the godmother of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos's son Michael.

by Anonymousreply 27810/27/2013

Also regarding Seinfeld, Phil Morris who played the Johnny Cochran-esque lawyer Jackie Chiles, is the son of Mission Impossible's Greg Morris and nephew of SNL's Garrett Morris.

by Anonymousreply 27910/27/2013

I read years ago that David Duchovny is related to a Hollywood big shot, but I don't remember who?

Anyone on DL know? TIA.

by Anonymousreply 28010/27/2013

[quote]Eva LaRue

Any relation to Hedy?

by Anonymousreply 28110/27/2013

The Dana Wynter post reminded me that her Body Snatchers co-star Kevin McCarthy was married to soap actress Augusta Dabney (Isabel Alden, Loving) for many years.

Political commentator Eleanor Clift was the sister-in-law of Montgomery Clift.

by Anonymousreply 28210/27/2013

Kevin McCarthy was the brother of writer Mary McCarthy, who wrote "The Group."

Carly Simon is no longer an heir to Simon Schuster. Daddy sold off his business interest.

by Anonymousreply 28310/27/2013

The family of actresses Kate and Rooney Mara are the Maras that own the New York Giants football team. Their cousin is U.S. Rep. Tim Rooney (R-Florida). The actresses and the congressman are members of the Rooney family that own/owned the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The NFL disapproved of the Rooney family having gambling interests (jai lai, horse racing) as well as an NFL franchise. The Pittsburgh Rooneys kept the football team; the Florida and New York Rooneys got the horse racing and jai lai.

by Anonymousreply 28410/27/2013

Duchovny's stepmother is playwright Eve Ensler (THE VAGINA MONOLOGES)

by Anonymousreply 28510/27/2013

So Kate Mara and Rooney Mara are twice blessed since they have money on both sides of the family. Yes?

by Anonymousreply 28610/27/2013

R288, does that make Duchovny stepbrothers or half-brothers with Dylan McDermott?

by Anonymousreply 28710/27/2013

Italian actresses Pier Angeli and Marisa Pavan were twin sisters.

by Anonymousreply 28810/27/2013

Indeed! And very cute both they were:

by Anonymousreply 28910/27/2013

Chris Pine's father is 'Chips' actor Robert Pine and his maternal grandmother is actress Anne Gwynne,B-movie 'Scream Queen actress and 1940's pinup!

by Anonymousreply 29010/27/2013

R293, if the world were a fair place, or if there really were a god, my mouth is where Chris Pine would park his penis at night.

by Anonymousreply 29110/27/2013

I'm sure this is well-known among DL's readers, but Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc were sisters. And Gypsy had a child with director Otto Preminger.

by Anonymousreply 29210/27/2013

Cinematographer Haskell Wexler is Daryl Hannah's step-uncle.

by Anonymousreply 29310/27/2013

Doris Singleton (aka Carolyn/Lillian Appleby) from I Love Lucy was married to writer/producer Charles Isaacs, who wrote for early television (Dinah Shore Shore, Colgate Comedy Hours) and who later was a writer on sitcoms Alice and Harper Valley PTA.

by Anonymousreply 29410/27/2013

Spike Jones Jr., the son of comedic musician Spike Jones (NO relation to the director Spike Jonze) is the producer of a childrens nature show, "Animal Atlas".

Not really an obscure relationship per se, but all of these celebs first major exposure started during their stints working on MTV, as either VJs or MTV TV show hosts or participants in shows such as MTV's "Remote Control": Adam Sandler, Colin Quinn, Lisa Edelstein, Dennis Leary, Ken Ober, Kari Wuhrer, Jenny McCarthy, Tyreese Gibson, Jon Stewart, Carson Daly, Donal Logue, Moon Zappa, Dan Cortese, Daisy Fuentes, Vanessa Minnillo, Bill Bellamy, Tom Green and Mario Joyner.

by Anonymousreply 29510/27/2013

Moon Unit Zappa became famous for being part a novelty hit "Valley Girl" and her MTV hosting stint came years later when work was already slow for her.

by Anonymousreply 29610/28/2013

Novelist Barbara Cartland ("Permitted only two Barbara Cartland's a day!") was the step grandmother to Princess Diana.

Diana's father married Cartland's daughter at some point.

Yeah, I know it isn't Hollywood. Don't judge me!

by Anonymousreply 29710/28/2013

Suzanne Pleshette and John Pleshette (Knots Landing) were cousins. Suzanne was also step-mother of Francesca Poston, who originated the role of Donna on All My Children, later played by Candace Earley.

by Anonymousreply 29810/28/2013

The two terrible actresses who played the young college girls in "Four Seasons" with Carol Burnett and Alan Alda were the real life daughters of Alda.

I don't think they did anything else unless dad got them some extra work in some of his later films.

by Anonymousreply 29910/28/2013

R285, and Eleanor Clift's ex-husband (and Monty's brother), Brooks had a son with Kim Stanley, who at the time was married to actor Curt Conway. That son, Jamison, was raised by Conway as his own, but Jamison later took on Clift as his surname in adulthood.

by Anonymousreply 30010/29/2013

Jane Fonda is the daughter of Henry Fonda and the sister of Peter Fonda and the aunt of Bridget Fonda.

Bryce Howard is the daughter of Ron Howard.

Tori Spelling is the daughter of Aaron Spelling.

Oh, these are supposed to be obscure relationships. Never mind.

by Anonymousreply 30110/29/2013

Bo Derek's mother, Norma Bass, was a make-up artist and hairdresser to Ann-Margret.

by Anonymousreply 30210/29/2013

Matt Damon is a distant cousin of Jamie Lyn Bauer.

by Anonymousreply 30310/29/2013

not related but still an obscure relationship Patty Duke's son's nanny was Tuesday Weld's mother

by Anonymousreply 30410/29/2013

Chris Sarandon and Susan Sarandon were married; he later married Joanna Hall Gleason, daughter of Monty Hall and 1st wife of the late actor Paul Gleason.

Ann B. Davis is a third cousin of Nancy Davis Reagan, by marriage.

by Anonymousreply 30510/29/2013

Courtney Love is the granddaughter of author Paula Fox.

by Anonymousreply 30610/29/2013

Laurence Luckinbill is the uncle of Andy and Lana Wachowski. That would make Lucie Arnaz their aunt by marriage.

Matthew Perry's stepfather is Keith Morrison of Dateline.

by Anonymousreply 30710/29/2013

Rosie O'Donnell and Bridget Moynahan are cousins.

by Anonymousreply 30810/29/2013

Michael Learned's(The Walton's) son is married to Helen Reddy's daughter. Learned's ex-husband, Peter Donat, was Robert Donat's (Goodbye, Mr Chips) nephew.

by Anonymousreply 30910/29/2013

Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, and Artie Shaw were all married to Ava Gardner. Frank's last wife, Barbara, was also married to Zeppo Marx from the Marx Brothers.

by Anonymousreply 31010/29/2013

Are Thad and Lawrence Luckinbill related?

by Anonymousreply 31110/29/2013

This was a shocker, as Elvis Costello and Sting were enemies for many years, Sting's son bassist Joe Sumner has joined Costello's touring band.

I guess Costello and Sting became friends when the reunited Police appeared on Costello's Sundance TV show "Spectacle".

Years ago, Sting was also mortal enemies with Bruce Springsteen, I guess because Sting thought for some odd reason that Springsteen was a Republican! Now they are the best of friends.

by Anonymousreply 31210/29/2013

[quote]Moon Unit Zappa became famous for being part a novelty hit "Valley Girl" and her MTV hosting stint came years later when work was already slow for her. Oh boo-hoo, excuse me R299 for getting that wrong.

Former MTV VJs Alison Stewart went on to work as a TV reporter for, IIRC, CNN and and Jancee Dunn is currently a magazine journalist.

Alexa Chung for some odd reason has become a style icon, Chris Hardwick now hosts a BBC America TV show and worked for G4$ for many years, Idalis DeLeon went on to act and was actually in a few episodes of 'Six Feet Under", Karyn Bryant (who was chubby, is now very slim) she hosts late night beauty infomercials, La La Vasquez is married to a very famous athlete Carmelo Anthony and Tim Sommer, Kurt Loder and Chris Connelly were already a well known music journalists before they were on MTV.

China Kantner the daughter of Paul Kantner and Grace Slick was also a VJ. Eric Palladino, who seemed to despiseDave Navarro and spent a lot of airtime trashing DN, went on to become an actor.

There are too many others to list, many have moved on to have steady work in other fields.

It's clear, for most of these people, MTV exposure was a stepping stone to other careers.

by Anonymousreply 31310/29/2013

[quote]Courtney Love is the granddaughter of author Paula Fox.

That's the one that really seems over-the-top to me.

by Anonymousreply 31410/29/2013

Michael Nader (Dynasty, AMC) is the nephew of '50s beefcake actor George Nader, who was gay and part of Rock Hudson's inner circle.

by Anonymousreply 31510/29/2013

I just read in some fashion magazine that nutzoid groupie Bebe Buell's mom is an upper crust etiquette writer!

Though the angle of the article mentioned the old woman being Liv Tyler's grandmother. There wasn't much emphasis on Bebe.

Bebe Buell came from money?!! She's always seemed like white trash to me.

by Anonymousreply 31610/29/2013

I once read that the illegitimate son of producer Jed Harris and Ruth Gordon was actor Larry Storch. Alas, it isn't true, but it seems like it could be!

by Anonymousreply 31710/30/2013

Larry Storch (F Troop) and Tony Curtis worked on the same submarine tender during WW2.

by Anonymousreply 31810/30/2013

Martin Scorcese was married to Isabella Rossellini from '79 to '82, so Ingrid Bergman was his Mother-in-law.

by Anonymousreply 31910/30/2013

Elizabeth Taylor's son, Michael Wilding Jr., is married to Jack Palance's daughter, Brooke.

by Anonymousreply 32010/30/2013

CNN and Inside Edition reporter Jim Moret is the son of actor/singer James Darren (Moondoggie!)

by Anonymousreply 32110/30/2013

Carly Simon lost her entire fortune in the Bernie Madoff scandal and now has to live year round in her summer house on Martha's Vineyard clipping coupons and waiting for her social security check.

by Anonymousreply 32210/30/2013

"waiting for her social security check"

Which, for her, is a pretty healthy amount of money every month.

by Anonymousreply 32310/31/2013

R326, their is a ceiling on social security checks of about $2,000/month. Most people get around $1,100

by Anonymousreply 32410/31/2013

Three's Company replacement Jenilee Harrison is married to Bruce Oppenheim, the former stepfather of sometime lesbian Clementine Ford, the daughter of Cybill Shepherd. Clementine formerly dated Linda Perry which basically links all of these people to every Hollywood lesbian ever.

by Anonymousreply 32510/31/2013

Boris Karloff's great-aunt was Anna Leonowens who was life was depicted in "Anna and the King" and the musical "The King and I".

by Anonymousreply 32610/31/2013

R329 now that's an obscure relationship

by Anonymousreply 32710/31/2013

Peter Lewis, the rhythm guitarist for Moby Grape, is Loretta Young's son.

by Anonymousreply 32811/01/2013

Tim Guinee is married to Horton Foote's daughter, Daisy Foote, making him Hallie Foote's brother in law.

by Anonymousreply 32911/01/2013

"Carly Simon lost her entire fortune in the Bernie Madoff scandal and now has to live year round in her summer house on Martha's Vineyard clipping coupons and waiting for her social security check."

That summer house on Martha's Vineyard is worth at least $1,000,000.00.

by Anonymousreply 33011/01/2013

Pat Buttram, who played Mr. Haney in the television series "Green Acres," was married to actress Sheila Ryan, who was Buttram's second wife.

Butttram was Ryan's third husband. Her second was western movie star Allan Lane, who later voiced Mr. Ed. Allan Lane was rumored to be gay. If so, Ryan only lasted a few months as a beard.

Allan Lane himself deserves his own thread. Having what Alan Young described as "the lovely actor's ego," Lane would get into fistfights (real) on the set during his Republic Pictures years. After Lane made trouble on one set during the 1940s, the director instructed Gene Roth to slug Lane for real. But Lane fell through a $100,000 back projection screen. Oh, well....

by Anonymousreply 33111/01/2013

Character actor Jessie White who became famous as the lonely Maytag repairman in a series of commercials a long time ago was the father of Carol Ita White aka Big Rosie Greenbaum on "Laverne and Shirley."

Phil Silvers, better known as Sgt Bilko from long ago, was the father of Cathy Silvers aka Jennie Piccalo on "Happy Days."

by Anonymousreply 33211/01/2013

I've been to Carly Simon's house on the vineyard. It's worth at least 5 million, maybe more. It's on a great deal of land. Not on the water, but so private it has it's own forest. Very laid back. Once saw Carly and Darryl Hall sing at a party in her pool house. You realize how magnificent their voices are when you hear them un produced. I believe she still has money. She wrote her songs, so still has the publishing. She also has a 2 million plus apt. in the village. Commerce St. I think.

by Anonymousreply 33311/07/2013

Kiefer Sutherland's grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was the provincial premier of Saskatchewan and head of the federal New Democratic Party in Canada. Douglas led the first popularly elected socialist government in North America and is considered by some to be the father of Canada's health care sstem

by Anonymousreply 33411/07/2013

Actress Donzaleigh Abernathy ("Any Day Now") is the daughter of civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy

by Anonymousreply 33511/07/2013

John Pugh ("One Day at a Time", "Jaws 3D) is Jean Stapleton's son.

Kate Burton who plays the vice-president on "Scandal" is Richard Burton's daughter.

Patrick Wilson and Scott Foley are brothers-in-law.

by Anonymousreply 33711/08/2013

R340 Putch, not Pugh.

by Anonymousreply 33811/08/2013

Bonnie Bedelia is Macauley Culkin's aunt. Her brother is his father.

Incidentally, they both made their feature film debuts in movies starring Burt Lancaster. The Gypsy Moths in 1969 for Bonnie and Rocket Gibraltar for Macaulay.

by Anonymousreply 33911/08/2013

Dick Contino, an ultra-talented accordianist, has a daughter, Mary, who won the title of Miss Nevada USA, 1977. She competed in the Miss USA contest, and looked like she would win. She later related that one of the judges was Greg Morris, of the tv series, Mission Impossible. Morris told her she would have had his vote but for her father, Dick. She finished as the 1st runner up.

Dick Contino had been falsely accused of being a "draft dodger", and it damaged his career. He had to serve jail time for a few months. He later proudly served in the armed forces, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.

by Anonymousreply 34011/08/2013

R343, Gregg Morris later died of alcoholism.

by Anonymousreply 34111/08/2013

[quote]Martin Scorcese was married to Isabella Rossellini from '79 to '82, so Ingrid Bergman was his Mother-in-law.

Isabella has bizarre taste in men, she was involved with David Lynch for years, rumor was, he used to beat her.

NYC's ABC news anchor Lori Stokes is the niece of Carl B. Stokes, he was Cleveland's 51st Mayor and America's First Black Mayor.

by Anonymousreply 34211/08/2013

For some interesting relationships, and family trees, check out the book, "Debrett Goes to Hollywood," by Charles Kidd.

by Anonymousreply 34311/08/2013

Mary Stuart Masterson and Horton Foote are cousins. Also, her father played Katharine Ross's husband in the original Stepford Wives film.

by Anonymousreply 34411/08/2013

Hermione Baddely, who played Mrs Naugatuck on Maude was the sister of Angela Baddely who played the cook Mrs Bridges on Upstairs, Downstairs

June Cross, a producer for Frontline, was the secret black stepdaughter of Larry Storch. Storch married a white woman named Norma Greve, who had had a daughter from a relationship with black entertainer Jimmy Cross. Cross became abusive, Greve left him and married Larry Storch whose career was up and coming. Fearing that Storch's career would be adversely affected if it was known his wife had had an illegitimate child with a black man, Greve sent her daughter June to live with a black family in Atlantic City.

by Anonymousreply 34511/08/2013

[quote] Fearing that Storch's career would be adversely affected if it was known his wife had had an illegitimate child with a black man, Greve sent her daughter June to live with a black family in Atlantic City.

What a shitty thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 34611/08/2013

Newscaster Pia Lindstrom's mother was Ingrid Bergman.

Francis Heflin, best known as Erica Kane's mother on All My Children, was the sister of Academy Award winning actor, Van Heflin.

by Anonymousreply 34711/08/2013

[quote]Rebecca DeMornay is the daughter of formerly-famous rightwing TV-talker Wally George.

She is also married to Patrick O'Neal, son of Ryan and Leigh Taylor-Young. At one time prior to her marriage was lover/muse to Leonard Cohen, and (supposedly) Tom Cruise her Risky Business co-star.

Courtney Cox was step-cousin to the famous Copeland brothers, via her stepfather: Stewart who was the drummer for The Police, Ian who was an agent, and Miles who founded IRS records. She had a romantic relationship with Miles, even though he was older and her step-relative, and followed him out to LA. He's the one who supposedly got her her first breaks out there.

Maeve Kinkead, who was on Guiding Light for years, is Meryl Streep's sister-in-law.

Dylan McDermott, not David Duchovny, is playwright Eve Ensler stepson. As previously mentioned Christian Bale is Gloria Steinem's stepson.

Not only is Courtney Love Paula Fox's biological grand-daughter, there's some controversy that she's related to Douglas Fairbanks via this relation. Think about that one.

Spencer Dryden the late drummer for the Jefferson Airplane was some kind of nephew or half-nephew to Charlie Chaplin.

Ringo Starr's late ex-wife Maureen later married the founder of the Hard Rock Cafe. His step daughter by Barbara Bach, Francesca Gregorini, used to live with Portia de Rossi in her pre-Ellen days.

The Rooney sisters, Mara and Kate, are not only NFL royalty as detailed in r287, their sister or cousin (can't recall which) has a love child, a son, with Kevin Costner.

by Anonymousreply 34811/08/2013

That should be the Mara sisters, Rooney and Kate, in the post above.

by Anonymousreply 34911/08/2013

Courtney Cox worked for the Copeland brothers. Their father was in the CIA. That's why their companies where called FBI for booking and IRS for records records. Stewart Copeland is still sexy as hell. Loved him in his little shorts in the Every Little Thing She Does is Magic video.

by Anonymousreply 35011/08/2013

Dawn Lyn, who played the little stepsister Dodie on TV's "My Three Sons", is the sister of 1970s heartthrob Leif Garrett.

Brian Forster (the second Chris Partridge of "The Partridge Family") was the step-grandson of Alan Napier, who played the butler Alfred in the 1960s campy "Batman" TV series.

by Anonymousreply 35111/08/2013

Tessa Ferrer, who plays intern Leah Murphy on Grey's Anatomy, is Debby Boone's daughter/Pat Boone's granddaughter. This season her character is having an affair with Arizona Robbins. I wonder if Mom & Gramps are watching?

Fun Fact: Debby Boone & her husband were in a couples prayer group that included DL faves Lisa Whelchel, Donna Summer & Charlene Tilton.

by Anonymousreply 35211/13/2013

Tessa Ferrer is also the granddaughter of Rosemary Clooney & Jose Ferrer, niece of Miguel Ferrer, and cousin of George Clooney.

by Anonymousreply 35311/13/2013

Speaking of the Clooneys, is it common knowledge that George used to be married to Martin Balsam's daughter Talia, who is now married to Mad Men's John Slattery?

by Anonymousreply 35411/13/2013

Get this, the late Jack Weston, who was born Jack Weinstein was the brother of porn legend Anthony Spinelli (born Samuel Wesintein. He had a brief legit career as an acotr in to 60's using the name Sam Weston.

by Anonymousreply 35512/10/2013

Gay porn star Jack Wrangler was the son of Bonanza producer John Stillman and former starlette Dolores Gray.

by Anonymousreply 35612/12/2013

I was never a starlet.

by Anonymousreply 35712/12/2013

John Stillman, aka Jack Wrangler was not Dolores Gray's son. But is John Stillman's son.

by Anonymousreply 35812/12/2013

Jack Wrangler just said Dolores was his mother to score some bussy back in the '60s.

If he were college-age today, he'd probably claim Christine Ebersole as his mother.

by Anonymousreply 35912/12/2013

Just saw this picture and thought of this thread. Were Michael Douglas and Cybill Shepherd a couple?

by Anonymousreply 36001/16/2014

Sophia Loren/Eduardo Ponti

by Anonymousreply 36102/25/2014

Dolores Hart, now a nun, was the niece of MGM tenor Mario Lanza.

by Anonymousreply 36203/02/2014

Rock star David Lee Roth is the offspring of actor jack elams left eye, you know,the whack out one and Lorne greens hair piece.

by Anonymousreply 36303/22/2014

The dudes not joking. Bruce jenners bad nose job ate the afterbirth

by Anonymousreply 36403/22/2014

Shimone Perez and Lauren Balcall=First Cousins.

Julian Mcmahon's father used to be Prime Minister of Australia.

Kay Ballard, first cousin of Dick Celeste, former Ohio Governor.

Michael Douglas is first cousin of Johnson pharmaceutical heirs. His mother's sister was married to old man Johnson.

Nancy Reagan, g-d daughter of the notorious silent film star Alla Nazimova.

by Anonymousreply 36504/12/2014

Vanna White from WHEEL OF FORYUNE is the niece of the late actor Christopher George.

Betty Grable's first marriage was to actor Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester on tv' THE ADDAMS FAMILY).

by Anonymousreply 36604/13/2014


Odder yet is that Douglas also dated actress Brenda Vaccaro for some time. Of course this was before was heard gasping for breath as she touted the features & benefits of TAMPAX.

by Anonymousreply 36704/16/2014

The singer Donovan's daughter is Ione Skye.

by Anonymousreply 36804/16/2014

While it's true that Eve Ensler was Dylan McDermott's stepmother -- she married his father and later divorced him -- she also adopted Dylan when she was married, so she's still Dylan's mother. They maintain that relationship. Dylan was 15 when Eve adopted him. She was 23.

by Anonymousreply 36904/16/2014

Archibald MacLeish (the poet) was the uncle of Bruce Dern and great-uncle of Laura Dern.

by Anonymousreply 37004/16/2014

(WOOLWORTH heiress) Barbara Hutton was once (the) mother in law to Jill St. John

Dennis Quaid and Sharon Tate were 3rd cousins

Elizabeth Taylor's 1st husband was the great uncle of Paris Hilton

Joan Bennett (DARK SHADOWS) and Constance Bennett's nephew was tv loudmouth Morton Downey Jr.

Brian Forster who played Chris, the youngest son on TV's THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY is the grandson of Alan Napier who played Alfred the butler on TV's BATMAN.

by Anonymousreply 37104/17/2014

Denis Leary & Conan O'Brien are cousins---3rd cousins, I think.

by Anonymousreply 37204/17/2014


by Anonymousreply 37305/30/2014

Charlie Sheen is Martin Sheen's son.

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