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‘V’ star Mitchell played McCartney’s wife
Dear Ken: Tell us something about Elizabeth Mitchell, who played Juliet Burke on “Lost” but is now Erica Evans on “V.”
Mitchell, who turns 41 March 27, was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Dallas with two younger sisters. She began her career acting in theater, and got her big break in the TV movie “Gia.” Among her other TV credits are “ER” and “The Lyons Den” and the TV movies “3: The Dale Earnhardt Story“ and “The Linda McCartney Story.” Mitchell made the movies “Frequency,“ “Nurse Betty,” “Santa Clause 2” and “Santa Clause 3.” Married, she has a 5-year-old son.
Dear Ken: How many children did John Wayne have?
Married three times, Wayne had seven children: Michael, Toni, Patrick, Melinda, Aissa, Ethan and Marisa. The two oldest, Michael and Toni, are deceased. Wayne, who won the best actor Oscar for the role of Rooster Cogburn in 1969’s “True Grit,” had been nominated twice before: as the producer of 1960s’ “The Alamo” and as best actor for 1949‘s “Sands of Iwo Jima.”
Dear Ken: Who is the actor in the Allstate Insurance commercials? What movies has he been in?
That’s 6-foot-4½-inch-tall Dennis Haysbert, 56, who played President David Palmer on the TV series “24.” Born the eighth of nine children in his family, his film credits include “Major League,” “Love Field,” “Absolute Power,” “Random Hearts,” “Jarhead” “and “Breach.” His next movie will be “Vanilla Gorilla,” about the world’s only albino gorilla, who communicates with a girl via sign language.
Dear Ken: How old is singer Barbra Streisand? Where was she born and how many movies has she made? Any kids?
The Brooklyn native turns 69 on April 24. She’s made 18 films and next set to star opposite Seth Rogen in “My Mother’s Curse.” She has a son, Jason Gould, 44, from her marriage to actor Elliot Gould. Jason played her son onscreen in the 1991 film “The Prince of Tides.”