Monday, September 01, 2008

BRBTV birthdays in September ... and a peek at Dragon*Con

Happy Labor Day from BRBTV! As we begin the merry month of September, let's take a look at the birthdays coming up ...

- Leonard Katzman, the mastermind behind the Ewings of "Dallas," was born on September 2, 1927 and died on September 5, 1996.
- Annabel Schofield, who played Laurel Ellis on "Dallas," turns 45 on September 4.
- Roberta Weiss / Bizeau, the too-hot-to-handle Flame Beaufort of "Santa Barbara," turns the big 5-0 (bet she still looks beautiful!) on September 5.
- Sarah Cunningham, our stalwart Maggie Monahan on "Dallas," was born on September 8, 1918 and died on March 24, 1986.
- Tom Wopat, our own Luke Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard," turns 57 on September 9.
- Constance Marie, who played Nikki Alvarez on "SB," has a birthday on September 9, as well, turning 43.
- Linda Gray, the unforgettable Sue Ellen Ewing of "Dallas," turns 68 on September 12.
- Mary Crosby, Gray's on-screen baby sister Kristin Shepard, turns 49 on September 14.
- Michael Reaves, writer for "Batman: The Animated Series," turns 58 on September 14.
- Henry Darrow, a BRBTV quadruple-shot who played Cruz Castillo's father Rafael on "Santa Barbara," showed up on an episode of "Dynasty" and the "Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff "Enos," and portrayed Garcia on "Dallas" in 1983, turns 75 on September 15.
- Janis Paige, the lovely second Minx Lockridge on "SB," turns 86 on September 16.
- Kimberly McArthur, who was the second Kelly Capwell on "SB," turns 46 on September 16.
- Morgan Woodward, who was Punk Anderson on "Dallas" and also made a couple guest appearances on "The Dukes of Hazzard" (including one that was a tribute to his appearance in the classic film "Cool Hand Luke"), has a birthday on September 16, as well, turning 83.
- Shalane McCall, our young Charlie Wade on "Dallas," is our final September 16 birthday, remaining so young at just 36.
- Roddy McDowall, who voiced Dr. Jervis Tetch / the Mad Hatter on "Batman: The Animated Series," was born on September 17, 1928 and died on October 3, 1998.
- Ross Kettle, the quite European Jeffrey Conrad on "Santa Barbara," turns 47 on September 19.
- Paul Williams, who voiced Penguin on "Batman: The Animated Series" and "The New Batman Adventures," turns 68 on September 19.
- Don Starr, our own Jordan Lee of "Dallas," was born on September 20, 1917 and died on July 11, 1995.
- The unstoppable Larry Hagman, who was, of course, the unstoppable J.R. Ewing on "Dallas," and will be appearing at the much-publicized Ewing Barbecue at Southfork Ranch in a few months, turns 77 on September 21.
- Catherine Oxenberg, who played long-lost daughter Amanda Carrington on "Dynasty," turns 47 on September 22.
- Martha Scott, memorable as Patricia Shepard on "Dallas," was born on September 22, 1912 and died on May 28, 2003.
- Heather Locklear, our own Sammy Jo of "Dynasty," who voiced the character Lisa on the "Batman: The Animated Series" episode "Prophecy of Doom," turns 47 on September 25.
- Shell Danielson, who was the later Laken Lockridge on "Santa Barbara," also has a birthday on September 25, turning 46.
- Beth Toussaint, our own Tracy Lawton on "Dallas" who's married to Jack Coleman of "Dynasty," is yet another September 25 birthday, turning 46, as well.
- Bridgette Wilson, who was Lisa Fenimore on "SB," is our fourth birthday for September 25, turning such a young 35.
- Mark Hamill, the well-loved voice of the Joker in "Batman: The Animated Series," turns 57 on September 25.
- Richard Herd, our own John Mackey of "Dallas," who also portrayed Jim Ellison in a 1986 episode of "Dynasty," turns 76 on September 26.
- A Martinez, who was Cruz Castillo on "SB," will turn 60 (can you believe it?) on September 27.
- Joel Fabiani, the dashing Alex Ward on "Dallas," turns 72 on September 28.
- Steve Forrest, who was Ben Stivers / Wes Parmalee on "Dallas," turns 84 on September 29.
- Ian McShane, the handsome Don Lockwood on "Dallas," was also born on September 29, turning 66 this year.

Happy birthday to all!

My, what a big boy you are!!!!

We must admit, the last time we were at Atlanta's Dragon*Con was 1999, when we had the pleasure of meeting Don Pedro Colley, among others. My, my, my, how the event has grown! BRBTV was at the lobby of the Marriott Marquis yesterday afternoon for a meeting and had occasion to snap these quick shots ...

Now, keep in mind, as you view the first photo ... the Marriott Marquis was only one of the FOUR host hotels for the event, and this was Sunday afternoon, not Saturday ...

(We just had to get those latter two shots to capture the fact that this is quite a stunning hotel.) Wethinks we'll be doing more than just a simple one-hour meeting next year!

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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