Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?…The Cast Of Gimme A Break!

Gimme A Break ran for six seasons on NBC. The show starred Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief (Dolph Sweet) and his three daughters Katie, Julie, and Samantha.  A foster son, Joey (Joey Lawrence), was added to the Kanisky household in Season 3. So...The Cast Of Gimme A Break...Where Are They Now?   Nell Carter as Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper.   The character of Nell was a talented singer from Tuscaloosa County, Alabama who ran away from home when she was 18. She met and became friends with Margaret Kanisky and promised to look after her family after she had died from cancer. In keeping her promise, Nell took on the role of housekeeper and mother to the kids and remained...

Where Are They Now?… The Cast Of ALF

The ALF tv sitcom originally appeared on NBC from September 22, 1986, to March 24, 1990.  ALF ran for 4 seasons and 99 episodes, including three one-hour episodes ("Try to Remember", "ALF's Special Christmas", and "Tonight, Tonight") that were divided into two parts for syndication, totaling 102 episodes.  The show tells the story of an alien life form (ALF) from the planet Melmac that crash lands on earth, specifically in the Tanner family's garage.  Confused, The Tanners decided to take ALF into their home and hide him from the Alien Task Force (a part of the U.S. military that specializes in aliens) until ALF can repair his spacecraft.  ALF has an infinity for wanting to eat cats, which didn't bode well for the Tanner family's...

Where Are They Now?.. The Cast Of Facts Of Life

Facts Of Life was a spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes and was one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 80s. The show lasted for nine seasons. The show centered around Charlotte Rae's character of Mrs. Garrett who was the housemother of the fictional Eastland School, an all-girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York.  The girls in her care included spoiled rich girl Blair Warner (Lisa Whelchel); the youngest, gossipy Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey (Kim Fields), the Tomboyish Jo Polniaczek (Nancy McKeon), and impressionable Natalie Green (Mindy Cohn). In 2019 "You Light Up My Christmas", was released, which was a movie starring Facts of Life cast members from the show. So Where Are They Now?... Lisa Whelchel - (Blair Warner) Lisa Welchel was a Mouseketeer on The New...

Where Are They Now? The Cast Of Diff’rent Strokes…

Diff''rent Strokes was quite a unique television show when it debuted.  Centered around a millionaire who adopted two orphaned boys from Harlem, the show often pulled at the heartstrings and covered serious subjects that had not been explored in a sitcom before. Diff'rent Strokes brought joy and laughter to a large number of people, but the personal lives of many of the cast members were often complicated and tragic for some. So read below to find out the answer to the question The Cast Of Diff'rent Strokes...Where Are They Now?     Conrad Bain as Phillip Drummond Conrad Bain starred as Park Avenue millionaire Phillip Drummond, who had adopted two African-American orphaned boys from Harlem, named Willis and Arnold, to live with him and his...

Dirty Dancing’s Jennifer Grey Is Almost Unrecognizable Today

Jennifer Grey made her film debut in 1984's Reckless which starred Richard Gere. 1984 was a busy year for Grey who also starred in Red Dawn and The Cotton Club that same year. In 1985 she made an appearance in the movie American Flyers. In 1986 she gained significant exposure portraying the jealous sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Jennifer Grey's biggest role came as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the romantic drama Dirty Dancing in 1987. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film. In the early part of the 1990s, Jennifer Grey underwent two rhinoplasty procedures (commonly referred to as a nose job).  The second surgery was necessary to correct problems that occurred during the first surgery. The end...

The Young Ones…Where Are They Now?

The Young Ones is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC Two for two series, first shown in 1982 and 1984. The show focused on the lives of four students and their landlord's family on different plots that often included anarchic, offbeat humor. The show often included slapstick gags, visual humor and surreal jokes sometimes acted out by puppets, with each episode also featuring a notable selection of guest stars and a musical number from one of the noted performers during the program's broadcast period. The Young Ones helped bring alternative comedy to British television in the 1980s and made household names of its writers and performers. The show became a notable icon of 1980s British popular culture and received its own game and a home-media...

White Lion…Where Are They Now?

White Lion was formed in New York City in 1983 by Danish vocalist/guitarist Mike Tramp and American guitarist Vito Bratta. The band had two top 10 hits with the songs "Wait" and When The Children Cry" both from the album called Pride released in 1987. Pride was a double platinum-selling album and they followed its success up with the Gold selling album, "Big Game".  All in all, the original lineup of White Lion released four studio albums between 1985 and 1991. Ultimately White Lion split up after the album Mane Attraction was released in 1991. So what happened to the band after that? Read below to find out about the members of White Lion and ...Where Are They Now?   Vito Bratta (Left) and Mike...

Martika…Where Is She Now?

Recently The Wild 80's featured Martika's Toy Soldiers as our 80s Music Video Of The Day and the response was overwhelming! The biggest question we received from everyone was "I love Martika!, What happened to her?  Martika who is now 51, is still making great music and is currently still performing and recording, as well as touring to her adoring fans. So here's the answer to the question "Where Is She Now?"   MARTIKA (Marta Marrero) is an American pop singer-songwriter and actress. As a singer she released two internationally successful albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s, selling over four million copies worldwide. MARTIKA began her career as a child actor, as a dancing orphan in the hit movie Annie. She was cast as 'Gloria' on...

Where Are They Now?…The Cast Of The TV Show Alice

The much-loved Tv sitcom Alice was on the air until the final season in 1985. The show made a tv star of actress Linda Lavin who played the main character of Alice.  The sitcom could be actually be considered a Dramedy (hybrid drama and comedy) because it often dealt with serious life events while keeping a humorous overall tone.  The show tells the story of Alic who is a single mother, raising a pre-teen son and struggling to make a living while working at Mel's Diner.  The show had a great cast of regular characters who worked at the restaurant, as well as customers who frequented the diner and had re-occurring roles. This is one of our saddest Where Are They Now? articles because only...

Where Are They Now?… E.G. Daily

E.G. (Elizabeth) Daily has starred in over 40 feature films including ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’ as Dotty. Daily is also well known for her roles in films such as Valley Girl, Better Off Dead, Bad Dreams, Dogfight, No Small Affair, Fandango, Streets of Fire, The Devil's Rejects, My Sister's Keeper, She has appeared in many TV & films, guest-starring on ‘Friends’ as Phoebes ex songwriting partner. She is known as “the voice of your childhood”, Buttercup from the ‘Powerpuff Girls’, ‘Babe’, academy award-winning, ‘Happy Feet’ as the lead character Baby Mumbles and Tommy Pickles in the long-running Emmy-award winning Nickelodeon Rugrats TV series. Nickelodeon has just recently announced a brand new reboot of Rugrats coming soon. As a singer/songwriter, Daily has also composed music and...

Where Are They Now?…Will To Power

The one consistent in Will to Power is writer, producer, remixer Bob Rosenberg. Various females performed lead vocals including Elin Michaels, Gioia Bruno, Donna Allen, Wendy Pederson, Siddy Betancourt, Rachel Newman Suzi Carr, and Maria Mendez. In 1985 Bob became the original "Hot Mix Master" on Miami's Hot 105. His 7-minute Mega Mixes were played in full rotation and charted as actual songs. The #1 Song for the year 1985 was "Lime Hot Mix", #1 song in 1986 was "Run DMC Mix". #1 song in 1987 was "Dreamin" by Will to Power. Bob wrote Dreamin' in memory of his twin sister who passed away in August 1986. Bob decided to put his creative energy into his own music and released Dreamin' in April 1987. Dreamin'...

Where Are They Now?…Pebbles

“Music, artist developing, and helping people is a lifetime chosen calling for me,” says Perri Pebbles Reid, who fulfilled a childhood dream through her God-given talent to become an international pop/R&B sensation. Pebbles’ influence as a Renaissance—manager, producer, songwriter, director, and image-maker—is still being felt today. “Pebbles,” a childhood nickname, had an early brush with industry success in the early ’80s as a backup singer for percussionist/bandleader Bill Summers and the funk outfit Con Funk Shun, helping to co-write “Body of Lover,” one of the band’s biggest hits. In 1987 she scored the first breakthrough with Pebbles, her self-titled solo debut for MCA Records. “Pebbles” yielded a Platinum-plus album featuring the hits “Girlfriend” and “Mercedes Boy” (which Pebbles wrote), both Top Five Pop & #1...

RFTW (Ready For The World)…Where Are They Now?

The group Ready for the World ascended upon the music scene in the mid-eighties. Their debut album entitled Ready For The World was released in 1985 on MCA records. This album released 5 singles including “Oh Sheila”. Within the same week, “Oh Sheila” was no# 1 on the R&B, Pop, Dance, and Video Billboard charts. This feat earned the group a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. “Oh, Sheila” also earned Gold status as a single and helped propel the group to Platinum status with millions of albums sold. The second album was released in 1986 and was entitled Long Time Coming. This album proved the longevity of the group. The hit single “Let Me Love you Down” climbed to No# 1 on...

King Kobra….Where Are They Now?

King Kobra was started by drummer Carmine Appice after he finished work touring with Ozzy Osbourne for the “Bark At The Moon” tour.  The band was rounded out by mostly unknown musicians at the time consisting of Mark Free (Lead Vocals), Mick Sweda (Guitar), David Micheal Phillips (Guitar) and Johnny Rod (Bass).  All band members except for Appice had bleached-blonde hair that was considered somewhat of a unique look at that time. King Kobra released two studio albums featuring the original lineup for Capitol Records, Ready to Strike (1985) and Thrill of a Lifetime (1986). The song “Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)” was featured on the soundtrack album from the 1986 movie Iron Eagle and the video garnered the band a lot of airplay on...

The Thompson Twins…Where Are They Now?

Tom Bailey actually started the Thompson Twins in 1977. However, the band would go through numerous lineup changes and wouldn't find real success until 1983.  Quick-Step & Side Kick was released in February of 1983 and featured the hits "Lies", "Love On Your Side", We Are Detective" and, "Watching.  The album would reach #2 on the UK charts and would be certified platinum. The album "Into the Gap" was released in 1984 and became their most commercially successful album. "Hold Me Now", "Doctor! Doctor!", "You Take Me Up", and "Sister of Mercy" were all released as singles and the band would reach #10 on the U.S. charts.  In 1985 the Thompson Twins released "Here's to Future Days" featuring the hit single "Lay Your Hands on...

The Brat Pack…Where Are They Now?

The Brat Pack was a nickname that was coined in 1985 to describe the group of young actors who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented coming-of-age films in the 1980s. The most popular members included Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. The cast of The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire comprise the core of the group. So where are they now?   Emilio Estevez Known for his roles in Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, Maximum Overdrive, Repo Man, That Was Then...This Is Now, Wisdom and Young Guns in the 1980s, Estevez went on to star in The Mighty Ducks movies as well as starring roles in such films as Judgement Night,...

Autograph – Where Are They Now?

Known primarily for their biggest hit single "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph released three major albums for RCA Records including "Sign In Please", "That's The Stuff" and "Loud and Clear". https://youtu.be/j8CcTYsMHYU   The original lineup of Autograph got together in 1983. The band consisted of vocalist Steve Plunkett, guitarist Steve Lynch, Randy Rand on Bass, Keni Richards on Drums and Steve Isham on Keyboards.  Known primarily for their biggest hit single "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph released three major albums for RCA Records with this lineup including "Sign In Please", "That's The Stuff" and "Loud and Clear". "Turn Up The Radio" was one of the last songs that the band had recorded for the "Sign In Please album.  Apparently the band thought it was just...

Cinderella…Where Are They Now?

Formed in 1982 by Tom Keifer and Eric Brittingham, Cinderella was one of the biggest bands of the '80s rock and metal era.  Following several lineup changes, the band solidified their members with Jeff Labar and Fred Coury.    The band's debut album "Night Songs" was an instant success with comparisons being made to Aerosmith and AC/DC.  Cinderella released four critically-acclaimed studio albums,  Night Songs (1986), Long Cold Winter (1988), Heartbreak Station (1990), and Still Climbing (1994).  Tom Keifer announced in 2017 that the band had no plans to reunite. So where are they now?   Tom Keifer (Lead vocals, rhythm & lead guitars, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, mandolin, Dobro, Saxophone, harmonica) Tom Keifer has released two solo albums starting with "The Way Life Goes" in...

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