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Andy Griffith made 6 TV series after Mayberry

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Dear Ken: Someone told me that Anderson Cooper of CNN had a famous mother? Can you tell me who she is?

The host of Anderson Cooper 360, 45, is the son of the late writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and artist, designer, writer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His great-great-great grandfather was Cornelius Vanderbilt. Cooper joined ABC News in 1995 and went to CNN in 2001.

Dear Ken: Was Charlene Tilton, who played Lucy on Dallas, married to a country music singer? Did they have any children?

Tilton, 53, a native of San Diego, Calif., was wed to country singer Johnny Lee (Lookin for Love) from 1982 to 1984. and they have a daughter, Cherish Lee, who will be 30 this year. Before landing her most famous role on Dallas, she was a guest on Happy Days and Eight Is Enough and in the film Freaky Friday. She now plays Lucy Ewing again in the TNT revival of Dallas. Tilton also is writing and producing the Tammy Faye Baker story, based on the life of the televangelist who died in 2007. She plans to star in the project as well.

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