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Sorry, wrong adoptive maternal figure form a superhero movie.

Perpetual co-star, Phyllis Thaxter died at the spry age of 92.

Reading Thaxter’s obit is like reading from a name-dropping contest.  She worked with Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Sydney Greenstreet, Montgomery Clift, Edmund Gwenn, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Margaret O’Brien, Robert Mitchum, John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Gary Cooper and Ronald Reagan (although, out of embarrassment, she would later deny ever working with Regan).

Yet you never heard of her, have you.

How ‘bout this: She played Ma Kent, Superman’s adoptive mother in Richard Donner’s 1978 classic “Superman: The Movie.”.  Oh, now you know her, right?

“With Great power comes great respon-” Crap! I did it again!

From 1955-57 she was featured on the TV show “Climax!” which I am assuming is the 50s version of Cinemax.

She worked mostly in TV in the 70s and 80s; her last role was on “Murder, She Wrote.”  It was the episode about the old lady who solves a murder that just happens to occur in her vicinity.  That was a good one.

This hit goes to: Gianna!  She moves from the At-Least-We-Have-As-Many-Points-As-Bean Club to the At-Least-We-Have-More-Points-Than-Bean Club!  She‘s creeping up, only 50 points behind Jerica!

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

The Walls of Jerica: 170 (Duggar #20 – 100, Kim Jong Il – 40, John Demjanjuk – 10)

Carol: 160 (Davy Jones – 40, Dick Clark – 20, George Lindsey – 20, Don Grady – 40, Andy Griffith – 20, Celeste Holm – 10, William Asher – 10)

Sister Mary Sheila:  140 (Christopher Hitchens – 40, Adam “MCA”Yauch – 60, Kathryn Joosten – 30,  Yitzhak Shamir – 10)

Mary: 130 (Dr. Mel Goldstein – 40, Whitney Houston – 60, Sherman Hemsley – 30)

Gianna:  120 (Bill Keane – 20, Jonathan Frid – 20, Robin Gibb – 40, Gregory Powell – 30)

Tailgating with that guy who’s still a Jackass: – 110 (Smokin’ Joe Frazier – 40, Joe Paterno – 20, Gary Carter – 50)

Pirate Jen “Occupy the Casket”:  90 (Anne McCaffrey – 20, Carroll Shelby – 20, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi – 40, Ray Bradbury – 10)

“Imaginary” Steve: – 60 (Alan Sues – 20, Earl Scruggs – 20, Rauf Denktas – 20)

Jami “MORGAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” McFeeley: – 60 (Harry Morgan – 10, Etta James – 30, Maurice Sendak – 20)

Schelle’y: – 30 (Chuck Colson – 20, Hellen Gurley Brown – 10)

Ann B. Davis: – 20 (Mike Wallace – 10, Ann Rutherford – 10)

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