Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Marion Ross

Marion Ross is arguably the most famous mom in TV history.

Yesterday on my KMOX show, we talked about some of the roles she's played on more than 700+ TV episodes, from Mrs. Cunningham on "Happy Days" to Sophie on "Brooklyn Bridge" to Beulah on "The Drew Carey Show."  She told stories about working with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis on the movie "Operation Petticoat," explained the genesis of "Happy Days" and her relationship with Henry Winkler, reminisced about appearing on "Politically Incorrect" with Bill Maher, and defined the difference in acting for movies and television.  Listen to the conversation here.

Marion is the spokeswoman for the town of Marion, Illinois, where she'll be doing her one-woman show "A Lovely Light" on Tuesday, October, 11th.  Incidentally, her son Jim Meskimen did all the voices for the Bush-Kerry parody "This Land Is Your Land" on JibJab.com.