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Today we're catching up with Vince Van Patten. He has had
so many different careers and he has just embarked on a 
new one. He just published a mystery novel. Get the details
in today's issue.

Be Well,
Anisa

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?

   See if you know if the following ACTORS have had a visit 
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- Andy Griffith, star of the TV series "The Andy Griffith 
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- Ralph Bellamy, appeared in 'Trading Places', 'Pretty
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- Brigitte Bardot, French bombshell actress from the 1960s,
  starred in "And God Created Woman"

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Click Here for Pictures of VINCE VAN PATTEN

BIRTH DATE: October 17, 1957, Bellrose, New York   

CLAIM TO FAME: This one is hard to pinpoint. I asked about   
10 different people and the responses were varied. Probably   
the most common response was... who's he? So I decided to   
go with The Bionic Boy. A close second is professional   
Tennis player.   


FAMILY LIFE: Eileen Davidson (April 2003 - present) 1 child   
Betsy Russell 	(1989 - ?) (divorced) 2 children   

Son of actor Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten.   
Brother of James Van Patten and Nels Van Patten.   
Nephew of Joyce Van Patten and Timothy Van Patten.   
Cousin of Talia Balsam.   

INFO: Vince first got into show business at age nine with a   
commercial for Colgate toothpaste was followed by more than   
thirty other commercials. Through the 1970s, the child actor   
Van Patten guest-starred in over three dozen television series   
including Bonanza, The High Chaparral, Medical Center, Adam 12,   
The Courtship of Eddie's Father and a variety of television   
movies. At age 16 he was cast in Apple's Way, a CBS series in   
which he played the son of an architect who leaves the big city   
to raise his family in small-town Appleton, Iowa.   

Continued below....   

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TRIVIA: Was rumored in tabloids to be romantically linked to   
Farrah Fawcett in the late '70s. The rumor started because   
they spent a great deal of time together as they shared a   
love for playing tennis.   

In 1978 he appeared in the cult classic, 'Rock 'n' Roll   
High School.'   

Vince was also a professional tennis player who in 1979 was   
awarded the ATP Rookie of the Year award. The highlight of   
his career came in 1981 when he defeated John McEnroe and two   
other top seeded pros to win the Seiko World Super Tennis   
tournament in Tokyo, Japan.   


WHERE IS HE NOW: He recently released a book, "The Picasso   
Flop", a poker murder mystery and is working on a second one.   

And if you are into poker you probably are aware of his gig   
as co-host and commentator for the weekly World Poker Tour   
television program. Also in the poker world, he has endorsed   
the online poker Website Hollywood Poker with actor James   
Woods.   

He also appears in commercials for Milwaukee's Potawatomi   
Casino.   

He continues to play in many of the major poker tournament   
events.   

When asked how he got into poker, his response was.   

"Well, I was taught how to play poker from my father, actor   
Dick Van Patten, at age 9. He played great poker and used   
to have games in our house, in the kitchen, four nights a   
week with celebrity friends like Walter Matthau, Gabe Kaplan   
and Get Smart’s Don Adams. So he figured, 'Well, the kid   
better learn how to play,' so I learned to play and learned   
how to read the Racing Form. I used to watch them play and,   
by age 14, I was good enough. I just loved the game of poker.   
Eventually I was good enough to get in that game. And as a 14   
year old I was playing against these adults who were throwing   
pizza at each other. It was a pretty serious game, but there   
was laughter and insults. It was crazy.   

From there my game really evolved. I was such a lover of the   
game. I even had a fake mustache and beard made up from a guy   
named Ziggy in the San Fernando Valley. I put ‘em on when I   
was 16 years old and drive to Gardena, California where   
gambling was legal if you were over 21. I’d be playing, but I   
was only 5 feet tall, and had this fake beard on and moustache.   
I looked like a freak. Sometimes security guards would say,   
'How old are you?' I figured out that if you said, '21,' it   
looked ridiculous, so I’d say, '38.' For some reason, they   
would just look at me and walk away. I got away with it.   

WRITE TO VINCE:   
Vincent Van Patten   
13926 Magnolia Blvd   
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-1230   


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CREDITS:   
Deal (2006) (post-production)   
Winning Texas Hold 'Em (2004) (V) .... Host   
Stuey (2003) .... Jimmy D.   
When Billie Beat Bobby (2001) (TV) .... Lornie Kuhle   
"The Young and the Restless"  .... Christian Page (2000-2001)   
Backyard Dogs (2000) (V) (as Vince Van Patten) .... ZZ Nash   
"Baywatch" .... Dr. Tom Morella / ... (6 episodes, 1992-1997)   
The Break (1995) .... Nick Irons   
"Baby Talk" .... Elliot (1 episode, 1992)   
      - Requiem for a Lightweight (1992) TV Episode .... Elliot   
Camp Fear (1991) (V)   
"Matlock" .... Dave Travis (1 episode, 1990)   
      - The Pro (1990) TV Episode .... Dave Travis   
Payback (1990) (as Vince Van Patten) .... Terry Cartwright   
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987) (TV) .... Ronnie Webber   
Gidget's Summer Reunion (1985) (TV) .... Mickey   
Rooster: Spurs of Death! (1983) .... Wyatt   
Hell Night (1981) .... Seth   
"The Love Boat" .... Frank (1 episode, 1981)   
      - Return of the Ninny/Touchdown Twins/(1981) TV Episode .... Frank   
Yesterday (1981) .... Matt Kramer   
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) .... Tom Roberts   
Survival Run (1979) .... Chip   
"How the West Was Won" .... Bob Cooper (1 episode, 1979)   
      - The Rustler (1979) TV Episode .... Bob Cooper   
"Flying High" (1 episode, 1978)   
      - Palm Springs Weekend (1978) TV Episode   
"Insight" (2 episodes, 1978)   
      - It Can't Happen to Me (1978) TV Episode   
      - The Sex Game (1978) TV Episode   
"What Really Happened to the Class of '65?" (1 episode, 1978)   
      - The Most Likely to Succeed (1978) TV Episode   
"Wonder Woman" .... Johnny (2 episodes, 1977)   
James at 15 (1977) (TV) .... Rip Lindeman   
The Bionic Boy (1976) (TV) .... Andy Sheffield   
"The Six Million Dollar Man" .... Andy Sheffield (2 episodes, 1976)   
       - The Bionic Boy: Part 1 (1976) TV Episode .... Andy Sheffield   
       - The Bionic Boy: Part 2 (1976) TV Episode .... Andy Sheffield   
"Three for the Road" (1975) TV Series .... John Karras   
"Apple's Way" .... Paul Apple (24 episodes, 1974-1975)   
"Dirty Sally" .... George (1 episode, 1974)   
       - The Orphans (1974) TV Episode .... George   
Three for the Road (1974) (TV) .... John Karras   
"Love, American Style" .... (segment "Love and Carmen Lopez") (1 episode, 1973)   
       - Love and Carmen Lopez(1973) TV Episode ....   
"Barnaby Jones" .... Kevin Mills (1 episode, 1973)   
       - The Day of the Viper (1973) TV Episode .... Kevin Mills   
"Gunsmoke" .... Colby Eaton / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)   
       - The Boy and the Sinner (1973) TV Episode .... Colby Eaton   
       - Bohannan (1972) TV Episode .... Heck Walden   
Valdez, il mezzosangue (1973) .... Jamie Wagner   
"The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie" .... Linc Robinson (1 episode, 1973)   
       - Lost in Space (1973) TV Episode (voice) .... Linc Robinson   
Charley and the Angel (1973) .... Willie Appleby   
"Medical Center" .... Benjy / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1973)   
       - Impact (1973) TV Episode .... Kenny   
       - Blood Line (1971) TV Episode .... Jimmy   
       - Ghetto Clinic (1970) TV Episode .... Benjy   
"Bonanza" .... Tim / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1972)   
       - Stallion (1972) TV Episode .... Tommy Brenner   
       - A Matter of Circumstance (1970) TV Episode .... Tim   
"ABC Afterschool Specials" .... Mark (1 episode, 1972)   
       - The Last of the Curlews (1972) TV Episode (voice) .... Mark   
"The New Scooby-Doo Movies" (1972) TV Series (unknown episodes)   
"Nichols" (1 episode, 1972)   
        - About Jesse James (1972) TV Episode   
The Bravos (1972) (TV) .... Peter Harkness   
"Night Gallery" .... Chris (1 episode, 1971)   
        - Big Surprise (1971) TV Episode .... Chris   
"Adam-12" .... Virgil Stephens (1 episode, 1971)   
        - Truant (1971) TV Episode .... Virgil Stephens   
"Marcus Welby, M.D." .... Philip Grand (1 episode, 1971)   
        - This Is Max (1971) TV Episode .... Philip Grand   
"Cannon" .... John (1 episode, 1971)   
        - Salinas Jackpot (1971) TV Episode .... John   
"The Courtship of Eddie's Father" .... Mark (1 episode, 1971)   
        - To Catch a Thief (1971) TV Episode .... Mark   
"Ironside" .... Sonny Brokaw (1 episode, 1971)   
        - The Target (1971) TV Episode .... Sonny Brokaw   
"Nanny and the Professor" .... Tommy (1 episode, 1970)   
        - The Humanization of Herbert T. Peabody (1970)  .... Tommy   
"The High Chaparral" .... Culley (1 episode, 1970)   
        - Spokes (1970) TV Episode .... Culley   
Dial Hot Line (1970) (TV) .... Stevie   

WRITING CREDITS:   
Beat the Pros (2004) (V)   
Mastering Bluffs and Tells in Poker (2004) (V)   
Winning Texas Hold 'Em (2004) (V) (as Vince Van Patten)   
The Flunky (2000) (co-writer)   
The Break (1995) (screenplay) (story)   

DIRECTING CREDITS:   
The Flunky (2000)   

PRODUCING CREDITS:   
The Break (1995)   

Don't know who Vince is, want to see a then & now pix, visit:   
Vince Van Patten   


LOOSE LIPS: "My mom would make me wear dresses to church and I'd   
be like, 'Ugh, no! I don't want to wear it'" - Avril Lavigne   


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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE

- Andy Griffith (ALIVE) Born: 06/01/1926

- Ralph Bellamy (DEAD) Born: 06/17/1904  Died: 11/29/1991

- Brigitte Bardot (ALIVE) Born: 06/01/1926

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

4/5
- Maria Gripe, 83, Swedish author. 
- Darryl Stingley, 55, American football player. 

4/4
- Ariel Clark, 22, American actor. 
- Bob Clark, 67, American film director (A Christmas Story, 
  Porky's), car accident. 
- Datuk K. Sivalingam, 59, Malaysian politician, heart attack. 

4/3
- Marion Eames, 85, Welsh novelist (The Secret Room).  
- Robin Montgomerie-Charrington, 91, British Grand Prix driver. 
- Thomas Hal Phillips, 84, American novelist and screenwriter. 
- Zoltán Pongrácz, 95, Hungarian composer and conductor. 
- Eddie Robinson, 88, American college football coach at Grambling 
  State University, Alzheimer's disease. 
- Neal Shine, 76, American publisher lymphatic cancer. 
- Burt Topper, 78, American screenwriter, film director, and 
  film producer, pulmonary failure. 
- Nina Wang, 69, Hong Kong businesswoman and Asia's richest woman 

4/2
- Jeannie Ferris, 66, Australian Senator, ovarian cancer. 
- Henry Lee Giclas, 96, American astronomer. 

4/1
- Dr John Billings, 89, Australian co-developer of the Billings 
  ovulation method. 
- Herb Carneal, 83, American sportscaster, radio broadcaster for 
  Minnesota Twins MLB team, congestive heart failure.
- Salem Ludwig, 91, American character actor.
- Thomas Rogers, 79, American emeritus professor of English at 
  Pennsylvania State University, car accident.
- Tadjou Salou, 32, Togolese international footballer, after 
  long illness. 
- George Sewell, 82, British actor. 
- Belinda Wright, 78, British ballerina. 

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