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Old 04-15-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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Same for the cast of Too Close For Comfort.
That's right. The Dad had had a career prior to that (Mary Tyler Moore show). But what happened to the daughters? One of them was Lydia Cornell. I don't remember the other.

 
Old 04-15-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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I can think of a lot who walked away - Louise Brooks, Louise Rainer, Helen Gahagan - but not necessarily to lead a more tranquil life.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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That's right. The Dad had had a career prior to that (Mary Tyler Moore show). But what happened to the daughters? One of them was Lydia Cornell. I don't remember the other.
Deborah Van Valkenburgh was the older sister (Jackie?). True enough that both ladies tended to disappear (though Cornell did do the game show panelist/talk show guest circuit for a while). Nancy Dussault seemed to do occasional guest starring gigs on other shows, and of course Ted Knight died a while later. Granted, the show was mostly a star vehicle for him. Oddly enough it was Jim J. Bullock who managed to maintain a (dubious) career in the spotlight as an actor, talk show host (with Tammy Bakker!) and activist through the 1990s.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Danica McKellar - she played Winnie on The Wonder Years (she was Kevin's girlfriend)

Matthew Laborteaux - he played Albert Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie (I had the biggest crush on him) :O)
 
Old 04-15-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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Majority of the cast members from The Brady Bunch and Partridge Family
 
Old 04-15-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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There are numerous celebrities who continued to, or wanted to continue, basking in the limelight. If some hadn't (and these people HAD the resources), they wouldn't have ended up in a bad way...more recently, Whitney Houston.

A few examples I can think of are Kristy McNichol, who walked away from Hollywood because of struggles with depression and anxiety. Michael Schoeffling ("Sixteen Candles") could never get roles that equaled that, so he bowed out and took up another occupation. Tina Turner has said "no more concerts."

Can you think of any others who walked away to lead a more tranquil life?
Meg Tilly
KT Oslin (country music singer)
Bobby Sherman

20yrsinBranson
 
Old 04-16-2012, 05:41 AM
 
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Re: Too Close for Comfort:


Deborah Van Valkenburgh was the older sister (Jackie?). True enough that both ladies tended to disappear (though Cornell did do the game show panelist/talk show guest circuit for a while). Nancy Dussault seemed to do occasional guest starring gigs on other shows, and of course Ted Knight died a while later. Granted, the show was mostly a star vehicle for him. Oddly enough it was Jim J. Bullock who managed to maintain a (dubious) career in the spotlight as an actor, talk show host (with Tammy Bakker!) and activist through the 1990s.
This begs the question: Deborah Van Valkenburg or Lydia Cornell? I preferred DVV back then.
 
Old 04-16-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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Matthew Laborteaux - he played Albert Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie (I had the biggest crush on him) :O)
Ditto...

Linda Evans
Tom Hulce - he still produces theatre though.
 
Old 04-16-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Bobby Sherman. Now an LA County EMT
 
Old 04-16-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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This begs the question: Deborah Van Valkenburg or Lydia Cornell? I preferred DVV back then.
That was a debate that aligned itself along brunette vs. blonde, and I remember people asking the same question of these two. Deborah was cast as being more decisive and incisive and Lydia was cast as being more frivolous, almost reinforcing stereotypes. Yes, DVV was more attractive.
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