Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Notable Mike

The decision to name Emmy-Award-winning actress Michael Learned as our first "Notable Mike" is inspired by friend and colleague Laura Keller, who lives her life by the lessons of the television series, The Waltons.

Learned starred as matriarch Olivia Walton from 1972-1979, and garnered three Emmys for the role.

For the last several years, this Mike has been busy working on soap operas "One Life to Live, and "All My Children."Her many acting credits include episodes of "Murder, She Wrote," and "Law& Order." Long before she uttered her first "Good night, John Boy," Michael worked on Gunsmoke and the short-lived, coronor-crime drama Wojeck. Catch her on this season's episodes of Scrubs, where she currently plays the role of Mrs. Wilks.


Blogger MikeP said...

Do you think that she is called "Mike" for short? I wonder if there is a feminine version of Michael that is short. Micha?

Also, do you think her parents gave her a "boy's" name on purpose--just like Johnny Cash's Boy Named Sue? It must have caused her some confusion as she was growing up.

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