Dear Ken: I see Robert Wagner every now and then in TV commercials. How old is he and when did he get into movies?
Wagner, 82, was born in Detroit, the son of a telephone operator and a traveling salesman. He made his film debut at 20 in 1950 in a bit part in The Happy Years and went on to star in more than 40 films including Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, Prince Valiant, A Kiss Before Dying, The True Story of Jesse James, All the Fine Young Cannibals, Banning, the three Austin Powers movies and most recently The Wild Stallion. TV fans know him best from Switch, It Takes a Thief and Hart to Hart. The father of three daughters is also a grandfather and wrote an autobiography, Pieces of My Heart in 2008.
Dear Ken: Where have I seen Sarah Wayne Callies before her current TV series, The Walking Dead?
You probably remember Callies as Sara Sancredi on Prison Break, but then you may also remember her as Detective Jane Porter on Tarzan. Callies, 34, was born in La Grange, Ill., and grew up in Honolulu where her parents taught at the University of Hawaii. The star of the movies Whisper and The Celestine Prophecy is married to a martial-arts teacher and has a 4-year-old daughter.
Dear Ken: Whats movie star Kevin Costner up to next?
The actor, 57, is also a rock-country musician and co-founded Kevin Costner & Modern Westseven years ago. He says, I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment with people. It could create an opportunity for genuine exchange much greater than a movie, TV interview or magazine.It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all, there would be a chance to have some fun. The band just launched a spring tour and will hit Nashvilles Exit/In on April 14. In late May he stars as Devil Anse Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta on History Channel.
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