ALL OF THE CELEBRITIES WILL BE APPEARING IN PERSON
ALL THREE DAYS!
Celebrities will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans. Make sure you bring your digital camera to the show. Most of the celebrities will be charging a fee for autographs (usually donated to their favorite charity).
Vendors will be offering vintage collectibles you can buy and have autographed.
George Chakiris made his film debut at the age of 12 singing in the chorus of Song of Love (1947). Following his graduation from high school, he supported his night-time dancing, singing and dramatic lessons with a daytime job clerking in a Los Angeles department store. Later he started his acting/dancing career appearing in musicals such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) – he is one of the ballet dancers escorting Marilyn Monroe in “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” – White Christmas (1954), The Girl Rush (1955), There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), Brigadoon (1954), and Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956). In 1957, he made his debut as a dramatic actor in Under Fire (1957). In 1958 he traveled to New York hoping for a Broadway "break." Hearing that Jerome Robbins was casting the London company of "West Side Story," he auditioned and was awarded the co-starring role of Riff. He played the part for almost two years on the West End stage before acting, singing and dancing as Bernardo in the Robert Wise film version (West Side Story (1961)), a performance that earned him a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Dublin-born Audrey Dalton knew right from childhood that she wanted to be an actress: She appeared in school plays and (after the family's move to London) applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While Dalton was at RADA, a London-based Paramount executive saw her in a play and asked her to audition for the upcoming film The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953). Winning the part (and a Paramount contract), Dalton arrived in the U.S. in 1952 and co-starred in "Pleasure Island"; the studio loaned her out to 20th Century-Fox for My Cousin Rachel (1952) and Titanic (1953). Dalton later freelanced, working in films and on television.
"I found working on film was much easier because the preparation was less intense," she later recalled. "In making a movie you could concentrate on each day's work instead of being concerned with the entire play. Also, in film so much depends on the visual . . . A lot of what you do in the theater is much broader than on film, so I had to learn to tone down my work when I began working in movies."
Robert Fuller's big break came in 1959 with the starring role of Jess Harper, in the hit series Laramie. During the program’s four-year run, Robert’s career skyrocketed, not only in the USA, but also in Germany, where he won five Golden Otto Awards (Germany’s equivalent to the Emmy Award) and in Japan, where he won Japan’s Best Actor’s award in 1961.
Following Laramie, Fuller played the role of scout Cooper Smith on the long-running series Wagon Train, and starred in such films as The Return of the Magnificent Seven, Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice, Incident at Phantom Hill, Sinai Commandoesand The Hard Ride. It was his performance in the latter movie as a veteran Marine, returning home from Vietnam, that prompted Jack Webb to cast Fuller as Dr. Kelly Brackett in the NBC series Emergency.
Darby started his long acting career at the tender age of 6 months old and he hasn't stopped since. His first appearance was on Playhouse 90 followed by commercials and many of the classic TV shows back then. From Mister Ed, Wagon Train, Route 66 and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Darby's film career didn't start until he was four years old when he was featured in a film called Hero's Island. Working with the likes of Harry Dean Stanton, Rip Torn, Neville Brand and James Mason. This was followed by Disney's Son of Flubber. Just before turning six, Darby landed the plumb role of playing Fess Parker's son Israel Boone on the hugely popular Daniel Boone which ran for six seasons and had a Thursday night viewing audience of 30 million by its fourth season.
CLAUDE JARMAN, JR.
Jarman was 10 years old and in the fifth grade in Nashville when he was discovered in a nationwide talent search by MGM Studios, and was cast as the lead actor in the film The Yearling (1946). His performance received glowing reviews and he received a special Academy Award as outstanding child actor of 1946 as a result.
He continued his studies at the MGM studio school, and made a total of 11 films. By the time he reached his early twenties he chose to leave his film career behind. Republic Studios cast him in a couple of B-movies, including Fair Wind to Java, but discouraged, he moved back to Tennessee to finish college at Vanderbilt University. Following coursework in pre-law at Vanderbilt, Jarman appeared in Disney's The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), which was his final movie. After that, he served three years in the U.S. Navy, doing public relations work.
A character actress who appeared on tons of television programs, actress Laurie Prange appeared on Murder, She Wrote, Highway to Heaven, T.J. Hooker, Cagney & Lacey, How the West Was Won, Hunter, The Love Boat, Barnaby Jones, and many others. She is best known for playing the role of Katie Maxwell, the blind woman in the two-part episode, "Prometheus" on television's The Incredible Hulk. David saves a blind woman from drowning and accompanies her back to her cabin in the woods. When a mysterious meteor crashes nearby, David gets stuck in mid-metamorphosis between Hulk and man. A secret military organization code named Prometheus investigating the crash site, soon find the creature and the girl.
Andrew Prine, a well-known stage actor also known for military and western dramas, was first seen in Kiss Her Goodbye (1959), then in The Miracle Worker (1962). Prine, who has a Texan-sounding voice, was also well remembered in westerns like Texas Across the River (1966), Generation (1969) and Chisum (1970), which featured his close and well-known friends Christopher George, John Wayne and Richard Jaeckel. Prine also starred in and wrote his own little dialogue story for Grizzly (1976). Prine later was in The Evil (1978), Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Eliminators (1986),
Chill Factor (1989) and Gettysburg (1993). He has also been in over 30 great films and made 79 guest appearances.
President of Oxford Group Productions, Lowe is a recognized producer and entrepreneur who brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to artistic programming and the projects, in international film production, Network and Cable television movies and the Theatre. Represented by ICM, one of Hollywood's most influential talent agencies, Lowe began her career in the film industry as a professional actor, studying at the American Academy, later with Stella Adler and ultimately accepted into The Actors Studio. Lowe produced the highly acclaimed, The Avenging Angel (1995) starring Tom Berenger, Charlton Heston and James Coburn. Having produced the film for Turner Pictures with worldwide release. With formation of Turner's new production company, Ms. Lowe looks forward to re-teaming on future productions.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, James Rosin graduated from Temple University's School of Communications with a degree in broadcasting. In New York, he studied acting with Bobby Lewis, and appeared in plays off-off Broadway, in New England summer stock, and on the ABC daytime drama Edge of Night. In Los Angeles, he appeared on General Hospital, and in addition played roles in episodic TV series such as Mike Hammer, T.J. Hooker, Quincy M.E., The Powers of Matthew Star, Cannon,
Mannix, Banacek, Adam-12, Love American Style, and two mini series: Once An Eagle and Loose Change. He has written stories and teleplays for network television series including Quincy M.E. (NBC), Capitol (CBS), and Loving Friends and Perfect Couples (Showtime). His full-length play, Michael in Beverly Hills, a comedy-drama, premiered at American Theater Arts in Los Angeles and was later presented off-off Broadway, at the American Musical Dramatic Academy's Studio One Theater.
Beverly Washburn was cast as a young girl in the Leave It to Beaver episode entitled "Blind Date Committee" in October 1959, on NBC's The Loretta Young Show, and as an older teenager in Loretta Young's 1962-1963 CBS family drama, The New Loretta Young Show. In between, Washburn played Lili Kilgore in the 1956 film The Lone Ranger, and Lisbeth Searcy in the 1957 Walt Disney classic, Old Yeller. Washburn appeared once on NBC's Star Trek in the role of Lieutenant Arlene Galway in the 1967 episode "The Deadly Years."
In 1951, Washburn appeared in the theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men, which was thereafter edited into two half-hour segments. These became the first two episodes of the television series The Adventures of Superman. Whether you are a fan of Westerns, science-fiction, horror, comedy, movies or television, Beverly has paid a visit to your living room at one time or another. Here is your chance to meet her in person!
With more than twenty-five years of experience in the entertainment business, Rob Word has built a successful career as a producer, writer, programmer, packager and network executive with a flair for creative marketing. Currently, Rob is Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs for Insight Film Studios - the most prolific production company in Canada. Working in Los Angeles for the Vancouver-based production entity, Rob manages the solicitation and development of original programming for filming and post production in Canada - from outline through completed productions.
Due to professional commitments or health, guests subject to change or revision.