Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Mabel Albertson

Mabel Albertson was born on 24 July, 1901 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA and died on 28 September, 1982 of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 81, in Santa Monica, California. Mabel Albertson’s remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

Mabel was the older sister of Academy Award-winning actor Jack Albertson and one-time mother-in-law of Academy Award winning actress Cloris Leachman. Mabel is best known as “Phyllis Stephens”, Darrin’s interfering mother on the television sitcom Bewitched, who inevitably ended her stays at the Stephens’ home by saying, “Frank [her husband], take me home. I’ve got a sick headache.”

Mabel also played Donald Hollinger’s mother on That Girl, Howard Sprague’s mother on The Andy Griffith Show, Dick Preston’s mother on The New Dick Van Dyke Show, and Mrs. Van Hoskins, a wealthy woman whose,jewels are stolen, in the screwball comedy, What’s Up, Doc?

Keep visiting: www.lifechums.com more Celebrities featuring Shortly ………….

Bookmark and Share

Advertisements

Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Harry Ritz

Harry Ritz was born on 22 May 1907 and died on 29 March 1986. Harry was 1 of The Ritz Brothers that were a comedy team who appeared in 1930s films, and as live performers from 1925 to the late 1960s. Although there were 4 brothers, only 3 of them performed together. The 4th brother, George, acted as their manager. The influence of the Ritz Brothers was greater than their film career, in part because of their long career as nightclub entertainers. They influenced actors including Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, and Sid Caesar. In his 1976 film Silent Movie, Mel Brooks paid tribute to the Ritz Brothers by casting Harry in a cameo (he’s the nutty fellow leaving a tailor’s shop). It was the actor’s last role.

Keep visiting: http://www.lifechums.wordpress.com more Celebrities featuring Shortly ………….

Bookmark and Share

Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith was born on 16 November, 1907 and died on 9 September, 1997. Burgess Meredith was a versatile two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor. Burgess was known for portraying Rocky Balboa’s trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky films and The Penguin in the television series Batman. Burgess Meredith was adept playing both dramatic and comedic roles, and with his rugged looks and gravelly voice, he could convincingly play either an everyman hero or a sinister villain.

Keep visiting: www.lifechums.com more Celebrities featuring Shortly ………….

Bookmark and Share

Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Tom Smothers

Thomas Bolin “Tom” Smothers, III was born on 2 February, 1937. Tom is an American comedian, composer and musician from New York, New York. Tommy Smothers is best known as half of the musical comedy team The Smothers Brothers with his brother, Dick Smothers.

Tom was portrayed as the “dumb one”. “I first realised I was funny in about the 4th or 5th grade. I was dyslexic and I had no idea what that was. I was always the last one to get the spelling thing–the dumb one. I always played that, pretending I was stupid.” “The thing about being dyslexic, I also have to search for words–it’s not just reading. I think of things and words don’t come. I never did stutter, but there were these little lapses. It was a gift as far as comedy timing was concerned.”

Keep visiting: www.lifechums.com/ more Celebrities featuring Shortly ………….

Bookmark and Share

Cerebral Palsy Series-Disabled Legend Steady Eddie

Steady Eddie is an Australian Comedian. Steady Eddy is the stage name of Christopher Widdows, an Australian comedian and actor with Cerebral palsy. Widdows used his disability as the basis for his comedy. Eddy started at the International Melbourne Comedy Festival where has was rewarded with a Young Australian Achievers Award and has since toured the UK, Canada and USA, released a big-selling CD and video and won two MO Awards and an ARIA for Best Comedy Recording.

Keep visiting: www.lifechums.com/ more Celebrities featuring Shortly ………….

Bookmark and Share

Cerebral Palsy Series-Disabled Legend Chris Fonseca

Chris Fonseca is an Comedian and works the American comedy club circuit and has written material for such comedians as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Roseanne Arnold. Chris Fonseca is the first (and only) person with a visible disability to entertain on The Late Night Show with David Letterman, something that had not been done in the show’s 18 year history. Chris allows his Cerebral Palsy to be the foundation of many of his stories. He notes that this helps to break down many preconceived barriers about CP. He has released 2 CDs, 1997’s Not Tonight, I Have Cerebral Palsy and 2001’s Get in the Van.

Keep visiting: www.lifechums.com/ more Celebrities featuring Shortly ………….

Bookmark and Share

Mood Disorders Series-Disabled Legend Jim Carrey

A well known comedian actor appreciated by many. Jim Carrey has been in some very funny movies, most of them being funny because he is the leading actor. He has mentioned how he got into making all those entertaining faces that characterize him.

The main reason is that when he was younger his mother was very sick in bed and would take a lot of pills for her pain, Jim would do everything necessary to make his mother laugh. Even if it meant throwing himself down the stairs or doing the most ridiculous of faces. When he was younger he was many times depressed and mad with the world because poverty forced hard labor upon his family, he did eventually go through it and now loves life with a passion without drugs or alcohol.

Keep visiting: www.lifechums.com/ more Celebrities featuring Shortly ………….

Bookmark and Share