Saturday, October 18, 2008

Actor/Actress of the Week

Yeah, I know I've missed like 4 weeks. You want to fight about it?

Anyway, I was going to feature the four Baldwin Brothers (one for each week I've missed), but it has come to my attention that they're not worth covering. So after perusing Wikipedia's list of show business families to find a suitable replacement, I was shocked at the amount of connections I found. So for this week I'm going to bring to your attention the most notable connections on that list and hopefully return to normalcy next week.
  • Joel Coen (of the famous Coen Brothers directing duo) is married to Frances McDormand (which makes a lot of sense now).
  • One of my favorites - Talia Shire (Adrian from Rocky) and director Francis Ford Coppola are siblings. Talia's kids are actor/musician Robert Carmine (lead singer of Rooney) and actor/musician Jason Schwartzman (ex-drummer for Phantom Planet). Director Sofia Coppola is Francis' daughter. Actor Nicholas Cage is Talia's nephew.
  • Actor Tony Curtis (Spartacus) and actress Janet Leigh (Psycho) are parents of Jamie Lee Curtis, who is married to actor/comedian Christopher Guest.
  • Actress Debbie Reynolds is Carrie Fisher's mother.
  • Rashida Jones (Karen from "The Office") is the daughter of musician Quincy Jones.
I know a lot of you don't know who many of these people are, but for those of you who do, there are certainly some interesting connections. Until next time...

2 comments:

Boomer said...

Ben, there is a way to make the comment page a pop up window so it doesn't direct you to a totally new page... I think that would be better... Just thought I would give you some input since I'm one of your dedicated readers.

Ben Pearson said...

I'll work on it, Boomstick. Although I don't think it can be done. I'll see what I can do.