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    Anissa Jones

    That one really bothered me because I used to watch Family Affair when I was a kid...

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    That was a shocker-very tragic.

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    I agree- this one was really sad. It's even sadder that her brother died too. The pic of her name in the cement on Scott's site really touched at my heart.

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    OMG, Buffy!! I loved that show. I always wished that Uncle Bill was my uncle. You know, just like we all wanted to be Half Pint on Little House? Pa was awesome!
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    The guy who played her brother is still alive. But after I heard what he was into. All I can say is between the deaths and the kink, it has stained that show for me.

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    Thumbs up

    I loved Family Affair. She was a cute kid.

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    I too wanted Uncle Bill to be my Uncle. I was so jealous of those 3 kids! Another show with tragic deaths.

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    I never liked Family Affair except for Mr French.
    I always thought the big sister was homely as a toad.
    The kids were too sugary most of the time.
    And as for Bill.. Hey Shmuck! Ya got kids now, buy a house with yard!
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    Yeah, Mr. French was cool.

    I saw a show where they interviewed the boy and he talked about when he turned 18 and was finally allowed to have all his money. It was $90k and he was pissed. But mom explained that he had paid for all of the family and the braces and the doctor visits and on and on and all the money was gone except what had been court protected.

    He admitted to blowing through the money pretty quick. Sorry to hear he has become a freak, because in the interview he came across pretty normal.

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    Did anyone have a Mrs. Beasley doll? I did.
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    I think I swallowed a bug.
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    what you mean johnny whitaker a freak? is he doing drugs too? geesh what is this world coming to

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    Crazy part is the all to often refrain, We were all partying and nobody noticed until it was too late and all these IDIOTS start freaking out and when its too late, Its too late. Senseless result as always seems to be the case. I wonder who got her Pinto? It was new at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    Did anyone have a Mrs. Beasley doll? I did.
    i still have mine~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Six View Post
    I wonder who got her Pinto? It was new at the time.
    I've still got mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmack View Post
    You know, just like we all wanted to be Half Pint on Little House? Pa was awesome!
    Yeah, Michael Landon was pretty awesome back then...I was just old enough at the time not want him as a father though .

    As to Family Affair...I was young enough during that show's run to not get too much tooth decay as a side effect from watching. Also had a miniature (Barbie scale) Buffy who had a tiny Mrs. Beasley doll. Very cute. Still have it stashed away somewhere with the old Barbies.
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    I was about 10 when she died and it is my first awareness of drugs because my mom explained what had happened to her.

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    Well...I am intrigued by what hoxharding said. I knew that Johnny Whitaker is a recovering cocaine addict, but I never heard about any "kink" that he was involved in. Please dish the dirt.... :-)

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    well hopefully johnny can stay clean....it would be a miracle if he does....i loved the show...what happened to those good old days...ha ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    Did anyone have a Mrs. Beasley doll? I did.
    I did, but it "disappeared" during a move, along with a bunch of other items my grandmother had saved to give to me when I turned 18. I still remember she would let me look-but not touch. What a shame...

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    I was 12 years old in 1976 the year that Anyssa died, and I still remember seeing that on the news. I don't know why I still remember it, but when I saw and read the story about her never overcoming all the demons in her personal life, I really felt sad about her....I also remember seeing the news when Susan Hayward died.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shes Not There View Post
    I did, but it "disappeared" during a move, along with a bunch of other items my grandmother had saved to give to me when I turned 18. I still remember she would let me look-but not touch. What a shame...

    Gah! What a freaky looking doll... that would give me nightmares!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    Did anyone have a Mrs. Beasley doll? I did.

    Still do.....she lives in my attic....

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    This death surprised me when I found out about it years ago. I used to love watching Family Affair. Never liked the doll or Sissy though (figures though as she's Paris Hilton's mommy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry in Connecticut View Post
    I never liked Family Affair except for Mr French.
    I always thought the big sister was homely as a toad.
    Not a Kathy Garver fan? I met her and we somehow ended up chatting about Connecticut. Apparently, she has family in Weston so try not to throw tomatoes when she's visiting. Of course, if you could throw a tomato from Putnam to Weston, the Yanks are looking for help in the bullpen.

    Also, yes, I had a Mrs Beasley doll. In fact, according to my grannie, when I was a toddler I used to call her Mrs Beasley (until I graduated to Noni, of course).

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottymouth View Post
    Never liked the doll or Sissy though (figures though as she's Paris Hilton's mommy)
    Kathy Garver is no more Paris Hilton's mother than I am.

    And I'm not sure why someone above thinks she looked like a toad on the series. She was definitely boning material!

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    Wow, I can't believe how many of you still have your Mrs. Beasley doll! I still have mine, too, but she's not doing too well. I ripped her arm, and my mom sewed a "cast" on it to fix it. She doesn't talk anymore either.

    I remember when Anissa died. I was in 5th grade and remember thinking that I hoped it was a hoax, like Rodney Allen Rippey being killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    Did anyone have a Mrs. Beasley doll? I did.

    I did to..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    Did anyone have a Mrs. Beasley doll? I did.
    I not only had the doll, I vividly remember having a Mrs. Beasley cake for my 3rd birthday. I loved that doll!

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    My cousin had a Mrs Beasley doll when we were young..I don't ever remember her being without it!
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    Mrs. Beasley.....

    And how many here admit to having a Mrs. Beasley doll is male????


    LOL!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugger57 View Post
    And how many here admit to having a Mrs. Beasley doll is male????


    LOL!!!!!
    I never had one but they easily could have made a Horror show with that doll...it was creepy looking in my opinon!!

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    I too had a Mrs. Beasley doll and a Mrs. Beasley cake for my 5th birthday. I still remember where I was when my dad who can be a real smartass told me she had died. I was playing with my fisher-price mainstreet village in the living room. My dad asked me if I still wanted to be like Buffy when I grew up. When I said yes, he said, "Oh, you want to be dead at eighteen from drugs?".
    It was a shame how she died. It seems like she took care of everyone else except for herself.
    Last edited by Colicky; 11-10-2007 at 08:31 AM.

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    So, Is the older sister really Paris Hilton's mom? I had never heard that.

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    I still have my Mrs. Beasley doll, and she still works ! Wonder if she is worth anything ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie View Post
    So, Is the older sister really Paris Hilton's mom? I had never heard that.
    No

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    I am a man...I didn't have a doll myself, but I stole my next door neighbors and hid it in my shed. LOL..


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    Poor Johnny Whittaker (and Gary Coleman, etc.) The subtitle to every child star's biography really should be: EVERYBODY NEEDS MONEY!

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    Child actress Kim Richards is Paris Hilton's aunt on her mother's side.

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    now wasn't johnny whittaker in "sigmund and the sea monster"?? i think mary wickes was his aunt or something?? not sure. but if johnny was in both showed(not at the same time) homie should have received more money than that. anissa only received between 70 and 80,000. it is sad how kids go into show business and have to take care of the whole family. mom and dad made babies and now jr. is their provider and he is all a child himself. i think it is selfish for parents to think that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monhol View Post
    now wasn't johnny whittaker in "sigmund and the sea monster"?? i think mary wickes was his aunt or something?? not sure. but if johnny was in both showed(not at the same time) homie should have received more money than that. anissa only received between 70 and 80,000. it is sad how kids go into show business and have to take care of the whole family. mom and dad made babies and now jr. is their provider and he is all a child himself. i think it is selfish for parents to think that way.
    The laws have finally changed over the years regarding child actors.

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    I loved Family Affair but because of Mr. French. I have visited his grave in Westwood many times. I loved the beginning of the show with the red jewels or whatever they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelle Page View Post
    Poor Johnny Whittaker (and Gary Coleman, etc.) The subtitle to every child star's biography really should be: EVERYBODY NEEDS MONEY!
    A few years back both Kathy Garver and Johnny Whittaker were here in Winchester, VA as guest of the local Shenahdoah Apple Blossom Festival.
    Our local newspaer made it seem like both were some kind of preachers.

    Actually Apple Blossom in recent years has been more like the thing to do for "former-stars" who don't have anything better to do. Among those who have done "the bloom"...

    Adam West
    Jerry Mathers
    Jill St. John
    Gary Coleman
    Gary Collins ( after Hour Magazine )
    Frank Bonner ( after WKRP )
    Wayne Newton
    George "Goober" Lindsay ( who looked like he was already dead !!! )
    Larry Hagman ( I heard he wasn't happy being here )
    Lucie Arnaz
    Anson Williams ( after Happy Days )
    Robert Wagner ( after Hart to Hart )
    Ty Herndon ( busted for trying to pick up an undercover cop for sex )
    Tom Poston
    Hal Linden ( his show Blacks Magic was cancelled when he was here !! )
    Mary Tyler Moore ( only because she owns land in our area )
    Katie Couric ( dittos with Mary Tyler Moore )
    Willard Scott ( dittos again..like Katie and Mary )

    and then there was Al Roker from the Today show. No sooner than he accepted the invation to come to Winchester, his father-in-law died and had to cancel. However the torch was passed to Andrew Humpreys who was the weatherman for WRC-TV out of Washington DC. The weekend Andrew was here, he was fired from WRC.

    Lorne Greene was supposed to be here in 1987, but didn't make it. He died !!

    There has to be an Apple Blossom Curse.

    Good luck to Whittaker and Garver !!

    I heard a rumor that next year they are eyeing Dawn Wells from Gilligan's Island. If she was smart, she would say NO.
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    Kathy Richards aka Paris Hilton's Mom was on one episode as "carol" in 1971.

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    Re: the Apple Blossom "curse" LOL. Huntington Beach, CA has a huge July4, parade every year with has been stars as grand marshalls including Jerry Mathers and Dawn Wells. At least the parade isn't cursed!!!

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    I too loved Mr French...wanted to live with him, not Uncle Bill...and I had a Mrs Beasley doll but she went away a long time ago

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    My brother was a very good friend of Anissa's growing up in Oceanside, California. He does not talk about it often (we discussed it at great length one night while drinking) and was deeply affected by her death. I remember him choking up when discussing trying to get her to clean up her life. He kicked her boyfriends ass a few months after her funeral.
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    I thought I remembered that Mr French (Sebastian Cabot) couldn't stand those kids. Not sure where I got that from....

    I was maybe 10 or 11 when Family Affair was on... I couldn't take the little kids... But I thought Cissy was cool... She reminded me of my older sister, only nicer!

    It was so funny, those kids always called him UNCA BEYO... That part was cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmack View Post
    OMG, Buffy!! I loved that show. I always wished that Uncle Bill was my uncle. You know, just like we all wanted to be Half Pint on Little House? Pa was awesome!
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    I still have my Mrs Beasley doll too! Wow, a lot of us do!

    I was a fan of Family Affair too, although I was a much bigger fan of Sigmond the Sea Monster with Johnny Whittaker. I had a crush on him. He would sing on there and I thought he was the greatest.....course I was very young when it was on!

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    I had a Mrs. Beasley doll too I think she is in my storage somewhere. I also had a Kitty Carryall ( from the Brady Bunch)anyone have one of those??
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