Dear Ken: Who played the females leads in the TV series “The Munsters” and “The Addams Family”? Are they still living?
Carolyn Jones portrayed Morticia on “The Addams Family.” She died of cancer in 1983 at 53 years of age. Once married to TV mogul Aaron Spelling, she was nominated for an Oscar for her work in the 1957 film “The Bachelor Party.” Yvonne De Carlo was Lily Munster. She died of natural causes in 2007 at 84. Among her many movie credits, she played the wife of Moses (Charlton Heston) in “The Ten Commandments.”
Dear Ken: I know horror star Boris Karloff provided the voice of the grinch in “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” but who did the singing for the Grinch?
That was the amazing voice actor-singer Thurl Ravenscroft who sings “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.” He died in 2005 at 91 and left a legacy in hundreds of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes commercials as the voice of Tony the Tiger. A Disney legend, he also sang bass on the 1954 Rosemary Clooney No. 1 hit, “This Ole House.”
Dear Ken: Who were the singers and what year were the following songs hits in the Top 40: “Hey There Georgy Girl” and “Come Saturday Morning”?
“Georgy Girl” was a No. 1 in 1967 for the Australian pop group The Seekers. Among their other hits were “A World of Our Own” and “I’ll Never Find Another You.” The American folk-rock group “The Sandpipers” had a Top-20 hit in 1970 with “Come Saturday Morning,” but an even bigger hit with “Guantanamera” in 1966. If you have a trivia question about actors, singers, movies, TV shows or pop culture, e-mail your query to Ken Beck at email@example.com