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Zookeeper goes from ‘Avengers’ to ‘Making Psycho’
Dear Ken: We recently watched the movie “We Bought a Zoo.” What other movies has Scarlett Johansson, who played the zookeeper, been in?
The actress, model and singer has been making movies since she was 10. Her earlier films included “North,” “Manny & Lo,” “The Horse Whisperer” and “Ghost World.” Over the past decade or so, the 27-year-old starred in “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” “Match Point,” “The Island,” “The Prestige,” “The Nanny Diaries,” “Iron Man 2” and, most recently, “The Avengers.” She next portrays actress Janet Leigh in the flick “Making of Psycho,” while Anthony Hopkins plays Alfred Hitchcock, James D’Arcy plays Anthony Perkins and Helen Mirren is Hitchcock’s wife Alma.
Dear Ken: Who was the host of the local pop music/dance show “Five O’Clock Hop” that was on Nashville’s Channel 4 back in the early 1960s?
That was WSM-TV’s Dave Overton, who came to Nashville in 1950 to work for WSM Radio. He also could be heard on “The Waking Crew” early morning radio show back in the day. The hostess of “Five O’Clock Hop” was Martha Sanderson.
Dear Ken: What has happened to Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played Corabeth on “The Waltons”?
Edwards, 79, lives in Dallas, Texas, where several years ago she bought and redecorated the 1911 St. Joseph’s German Catholic Church and Academy into her home. The Oklahoma City native, whose last TV job was “12 Miles of Bad Road” in 2007, told “D” magazine about her most famous role, “I’m recognized in hog barns and at state fairs around the country. ‘The Waltons’ was very well written for television. We had good scripts, and I had the best part. Earl Hamner, who created the series, fell in love with the character, so they just wrote and wrote and wrote for her. She was an automatic conflict.” As a playwright, she has written “Idols of the King,” a salute to Elvis, and she is also designing one-of-a-kind coats under the Amorous Adventures label. “They are made from very rare turn-of-the-century horse hair and wool carriage lap robes and vintage tapestries,” she says.
Dear Ken: How tall is Ron Perlman who starred as Vincent in the late 1980s “Beauty and the Beast” TV series?
The 62-year-old New Yorker stands 6-feet-1. He made his acting debut in 1979 in the soap opera “Ryan’s Hope.” Among his movie credits are “The Name of the Rose,” “Fluke,” “the Island of Dr. Moreau,” “Enemy at the Gates,” “Crime and Punishment,” “Blade II,” “Hellboy” and “Conan the Barbarian.” Most recent he has starred as Clay Morrow on the TV series “Sons of Anarchy.” The married father of two children also does tons of voiceover work for animated shows and video games.