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Dear Ken: Has Gisele, the fashion model wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, made any movies?

Gisele Bundchen, who married Brady 11 months ago, has made two films, “Taxi” in 2004 and “The Devil Wears Prada” in 2006. The 29-year-old Brazil native is one of the most successful models of all time, and her own Ipanema line of shoes has sold more than 100 million pairs in the past eight years. She has five sisters and was a girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio for several years. Gisele and Brady had a son born in early December.   

Dear Ken: Is Adam Baldwin of the NBC show “Chuck” related to the four Baldwin brothers?

Adam, 47, a Chicago native, is not related to Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin. Season three of “Chuck” debuts Jan. 10.

Dear Ken: What happened to actor Fred Gwynne who starred as Herman Munster on the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters”? Did he work in feature films?

The 6-foot-5 Gwynn died in 1993 of pancreatic cancer just eight days shy of his 67th birthday. The Harvard grad worked as a musician, copywriter and commercial artist before his career on Broadway and in films and TV. Among his numerous movie credits are “The Cotton Club,” “The Secret of My Succe$s,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Ironweed,” “Pet Sematary,” “Shadows and Fog” and “My Cousin Vinny.” Before “The Munsters” he starred as Officer Francis Muldoon” in the wonderfully funny “Car 54, Where Are You?” TV series. And many boomers will remember him a 1969 Christmas special, “The Littlest Angel,” opposite Johnny Whitaker.

Dear Ken: Can you share a bit of background about Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show”?

Stewart, 47, was born Jonathan Leibowitz in New York City and grew up in Lawrenceville, N.J. He attended the College of William and Mary where he played on the soccer team. He and his wife have a young son and daughter. The couple enjoys working the “N.Y. Times” crossword puzzle. Among Stewart’s friends are Sen. John McCain and comics Ricky Gervais and Dennis Miller. 

If you have a trivia question about actors, singers, movies, TV shows or pop culture, e-mail your query to Ken Beck via www.sherlocksbooks.com where you can also find classic films and TV shows on DVD or visit Sherlock’s Book Emporium in Lebanon, Tennessee.

 

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Journalist Ken Beck, a longtime resident of Wilson  County, has recently become a contributing writer for Main Street Media and its local newspaper, "The Wilson Post."

Earlier this year Beck concluded a 31-year career with "The Tennessean" where he edited the Nashville paper’s “Sunday Showcase” entertainment magazine for 25 years. Besides interviewing stars of film and television, Beck wrote Tennessee travel and feature stories and a popular Q&A entertainment column.

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