Thursday, February 07, 2013

Spotted: Colleen Camp

OK, we knew she was the original Kristin Shepard on "Dallas." We knew she did that "Isis" episode where she played a cheerleader framed for cheating by another cheerleader (oh, those nasty '70s mean girls). But what else has she done? A whole lot more than we thought, actually. She's got some new 2013 projects going on, and she's kept the steady work going over the years. But the thing we spotted her in the other night was one of the "Mystery Woman" TV movies starring Kellie Martin, part of a three-spot DVD we indulged ourselves in, being "Mystery Woman" movie lovers almost as much as we love "Jesse Stone." But we do digress ...

Colleen Camp plays mystery writer Maura Hobbs in "Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend," a 2005 installment of the movie series where Martin's lead character Samantha Kinsey investigates an attempted murder, then a real murder, over a special mystery weekend event at her bookstore. We had to love the inside jokes about the book "Christy" at the bookstore at the beginning -- Martin portrayed the character in the TV series based on Catherine Marshall's novel a few years back. And beyond that, we were delighted to see Deborah Van Valkenburgh from the old "Too Close for Comfort" sitcom -- really, where's she been? Beth Broderick of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," as charming and diva-like as ever, is the diva author of the bunch. So divine. And throw in Paul Satterfield, whom we remember from "General Hospital." Great bunch. Camp is on the sidelines, for the most part, providing some comic relief, but so fun to see nevertheless.

And seriously, Camp was even in a "Dukes of Hazzard" episode. Go girl!

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