Anna Chlumsky could still be My Girl
Dear Ken: I was wondering whatever happened to Anna Chlumsky of the “My Girl” movie series. Did she ever marry and start a family or continue acting?Chlumsky, 29, married Shaun So two years ago. She left her acting career for four years, from 1998 to 2002, to earn a major in international studies at the University of Chicago. Since her two “My Girl” films in 1991 and 1994, she has made about eight films, four TV movies and appeared in six TV series including “Cupid,” “30 Rock” and “Law & Order.” She performs regularly as a member of the Poor Artist’s Collective. Chlumsky has also worked for the Manhattan-based restaurant guide, “Zagat,“ writing about food, travel and music. It is reported that Dan Aykroyd has made comments to the fact the “My Girl III” film could happen with Chlumsky portraying her Vada character as an adult.Dear Ken: Margaret Rutherford starred in four or five British films as Agatha Christie’s sleuth Miss Marple. How old did she live to be? How many films did she make?The British Dame died in 1972 at age 80. She appeared in five movies as Miss Jane Marple between 1961 and 1965. Rutherford made about 45 feature films but also worked in numerous plays in London’s West End. Her childhood, partially spent in India, was not a happy one as her mother committed suicide when she was 3. And nine years before she was born, her father, who was mentally ill, murdered his father and was later released from an asylum, reportedly cured. Ironically, Rutherford made her name through her comedic roles. She won an Oscar for role in the 1963 film “The VIPs” as an absent-minded duchess.Dear Ken: Is actor Rod Taylor, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” still living. Isn’t he an Australian? What other movies did he make?Taylor, who turned 80 in January, just appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Inglourious B……s” as Churchill. The Aussie from New South Wales has made numerous good pictures including “Raintree County,” “Separate Tables,” “The Time Machine,” “The Glass Bottom Boat,” “Sunday in New York,” “Hotel,” “Dark of the Sun” and “The Train Robbers.” Three years ago he appeared in a bad rip off of “The Birds” titled “Kaw.”Dear Ken: What has happened to Gary Wright, the singer behind the mid-1970s hit song “Dream Weaver”?In 2008, Wright toured with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band and also released an EP, “The Light of a Million Suns,” which featured his son, Dorian, on a remix of his hit “Love Is Alive.” His other son, Justin, plays in the band Intangible. In late June, Wright, 67, will join Starr again for an 11th All-Starr Band tour of the U.S.