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‘Isis’ ruled as TV’s first live-action female superhero
Dear Ken: I remember a 1970s Saturday morning TV show called “Secrets of Isis” that starred Joanna Cameron. What happened to her?
Cameron, 59, a native of Aspen, Colo., was discovered by Bob Hope. In the 1965-1977 TV series, she played a high school teacher who possessed an enchanted amulet which allowed her to morph into an Egyptian-themed superhero. She used her speed, strength, gift of flying and telekinesis to take down villains. After leaving show biz in 1980, she worked in home health care for about 10 years and then did marketing for hotels.
Dear Ken: What can you tell us about Chris Evans, the star of “Captain America”?
Evans, 30, was born in Boston and started acting in the first grade. For the past few years his career has been hotter than the Human Torch, the character he plays in the Fantastic Four films, as well as alter ego, playboy Johnny Storm. Evans made his movie debut in 2000 in “Newcomers” and has been seen on TV in “Opposite Sex,” “The Fugitive” and “Boston Public.” His film credits include “Not Another Teen Movie,” “Cellular,” two “Fantastic Four” flicks with one other to come, “The Nanny Diaries” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” Dear Ken: Share some biographical info about Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Channel? How old is he and where was he born? Is he married and does he have kids?
William James “Bill” O’Reilly Jr., 61, was born in Manhattan. He married his wife, Maureen, a public relations executive in 1996, and they have a son and daughter. He stands 6-feet-4-inches tall.
Dear Ken: There was hapless guy in the old Al Capp “Lil Abner” comic strip that used to have a black cloud hanging over his head all the time, I think as a symbol of bad luck. His last name was unpronounceable but his first name was Joe. Can you help me with the last name?
That was Joe Btfsplk, the world’s worst jinx. Cartoonist Capp used to pronounce Joe’s last name by giving people the raspberry as he closed his lips, stuck out his tongue and blew loudly. There was another comic character named Mxyzptlk, an impish villain who appeared in the Superman comic books. Don’t ask me how to pronounce that.