As Patty Dworkin, Freedman went onto perform on stage in Ohio with the Kenley Players before moving onto Broadway, where she worked on “See Saw,” “Shenandoah” and “Sly Fox.” After working with Jackie Gleason on “Sly Fox,” impressed ABC casting executives put her under contract and relocated her to Los Angeles. The ABC contract brought her roles on shows including “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “Dynasty,” “Happy Days,” “Delta House,” “One Day at a Time,” “Eight is Enough,” and “Shirley.”
Sylvia Sidney (Juno) Sidney was already a six-decade movie veteran -- known for such classics as "Fury" (1936), "Sabotage" (1936), and "Dead End" (1937) -- when Burton cast the 77-year-old as afterlife bureaucrat Juno in "Beetlejuice." Afterward, she continued to play comic roles, including the senile grandma in Burton's "Mars Attacks" in 1996. Her final gig was a recurring role as a supernatural travel agent on the revived "Fantasy Island".
"The Love Boat" was a romantic comedy series based on the adventures of passengers on a cruise liner. The ship was the Pacific Princess, however, depending on where the show was set other ships were used in shooting the episodes. The show was based on a couple of TV movies of the same title which itself was based on a book written by an actual cruise director entitled "The Love Boats". Read the full story>>