Contributors behind Legends in the Kitchen
- Joyce Spizer Foy is an author, screenwriter, producer, and member of Women in Film and the Dallas Producerís Association.
She co-authored Howard Keel's book, Only Make Believe (the life story of MGM sensation, Howard Keel) which won the Hollywood Book Festival award in 2007.
Howard Keel (1919-2004) was a major star during the golden age of Hollywood musicals, although he is perhaps best known to the younger generation for his decade-long portrayal of Clayton Farlow on the hit television show, Dallas. Keel was born in Gillespie, IL, the son of a poor and violent coal minor who committed suicide when Keel was a young boy. His mother moved the family to Los Angeles, where Keel began taking voice lessons. He was a singing waiter and traveling entertainer when Oscar Hammerstein II gave him his "big break" by casting him in the role of Billy Bigelow in the Broadway production of Carousel. After a three-year stint playing Curly in the London production of Oklahoma!, Keel was signed by MGM in Hollywood. He made his American film debut in 1950, as sharpshooter Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun. Next came Show Boat, and, in 1954, his best-known film and personal favorite, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. His other notable films included The War Wagon, Calamity Jane, Kiss Me Kate, Jupiter's Darling, and Kismet.
Only Make Believe is the frank memoir of a huge film star and a stand-up guy. Keel dishes on his experiences in Hollywood, his many leading ladies - including Esther Williams, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Doris Day - and his rocky personal life, which included three marriages, several romances with Hollywood's leading ladies, and a lengthy affair with Marilyn Monroe.
His third marriage, to a young fight attendant named Judy Magamoll lasted from 1970 until his death in November 2004.
Access Joyce at www.joycespizerfoy.com
- Kathy Garver is an author, professional speaker, actor, teacher, wife and mother.
She currently hosts a talk show, Backstage with Barry and Kathy which is accessible on the local SF station and will soon be broadcast worldwide on eworld.com She teaches voice over in San Francisco, California and records an audio book a month primarily for Zondervan publishing Company. Kathy will be filming a new movie this summer called Power and Pride starring Stephen Baldwin.
The Family Affair Cookbook by Kathy "Cissy" Garver with Geoffrey Mark is a tasty trip to the elegant retro-recipes of the 1960s! Not only does Kathy share the culinary secrets of Mr. French's kitchen as well as those of the great restaurants of the era, but she shares warm and poignant memories of working on one of the classic sitcoms of all time. Included are recipes from Kathy's own kitchen and many never-before published photos from her private collection. Whether you are a Family Affair fan or a lover of good food, this book is for you!
Access Kathy at www.kathygarver.com
- Gloria Loring
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