“Forgotten Hollywood”- Nary a Golden Moment…

Posted on March 25, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

dxmv5wceic6ovfykx4nl   Betty White is being sued by her former live-in caretaker of 22 years. Anita Maynard, who started working for the 94-year-old actress in 1994, filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles, citing labor code violations and unfair business practices. The lawsuit alleges Maynard didn’t receive overtime pay despite working more than 14 hours a day, six days a week.          BETTY WHITE —->

   According to the Los Angeles affiliate of CBS, the lawsuit claims Maynard wasn’t allowed uninterrupted breaks to eat meals. And Maynard is also alleging White paid her less than California’s legal minimum wage. The lawsuit claims White has withheld Maynard’s wages since Maynard stopped working for her on March 11th.

   A representative for White would say only that Betty has worked with thousands of people over the years, and that no one has ever had anything but positive things to say about her. This includes other actors who have worked with her on the sets of The Mary Tyler Moore Show,  Hot in Cleveland, and The Golden Girls; and folks who have been engaged with her at animal welfare advocacy groups.

   Let’s hope this doesn’t get ugly.

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earl1   EARL HAMNER JR. (left) was the versatile and prolific writer who created one of television’s most beloved shows, The Waltons. He was also the best-selling novelist of the book that the program was based on… Spencer’s Mountain; and the script writer of eight fine episodes of The Twilight Zone. His most memorable teleplays were The HuntRing-a-Ding Girl, and the very last episode, The Bewitching Pool.

    After leaving the Army, he enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a degree in broadcasting while working at a local radio station. When he quit, his friend Rod Serling replaced him at the station, and who he had previously met during a college script-writing competition.

    Earl began to write Spencer’s Mountain while in France during the last days of the World War II. It became a best-seller in 1961, and it was made into a popular film starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara, two years later. It inspired over 200 episodes of The Waltons, and several Waltons’ television specials. The character John-Boy, played by Richard Thomas, was an autobiographical depiction of the author. The show won over a dozen Emmy Awards.

   He also created the popular, long-running television drama Falcon Crest; and wrote for Wagon Train, Gentle Ben, Nanny and the Professor, and Apple’s Way (my very first appearance on the small screen). He also wrote The Homecoming for CBS in 1971.

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   A Southern gentleman, Earl Hamner Jr. was 92.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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