Sugar Don’t Bite Sam Harris


Sam Harris has certainly been busy throughout his career! It certainly is a great career built off a chance appearance on a TV show. That doesn’t happen to many.

Samuel Kent “Sam” Harris (born June 4, 1961) is an American pop and musical theatre recording artist as well as a television, stage and film actor.

Singing

Harris got his start as the grand champion singer of Star Search in its premiere season in 1983. He gained acclaim and became best known for his winning rendition of the song “Over the Rainbow” on the show. His appearance on Star Search led to him landing a contract with Motown Records. He has nine studio albums to his credit.

Stage

On Broadway, he received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in the Tommy Tune-directed revival of Grease, and a Drama League Award as well as Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk Award nominations for his work in The Life. He also starred in quite a few self-penned shows. Harris’ most recent theatrical outing was the film-to-musical adaptation of The First Wives Club in the summer of 2009.

Films

Sam has appeared in three feature films to date: In the Weeds, the documentary Little Man and Elena Undone.

Television

Harris co-created the television series Down to Earth. He is also credited on The Class, Rules of Engagement, The Wayne Brady Show and the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Author

In 2014, Harris turned his collection of autobiographical essays and stories which he had written into a book which was published as Ham (Slices of a Life).

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Sugar Don’t Bite

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You Keep Me Hangin’ On

Hey Deanie This Is A Strange Sensation


Shaun Paul Cassidy (born September 27, 1958) is an American television producer/creator, screenwriter, and former actor and singer. He is the eldest son of Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones and Tony Award-winning actor Jack Cassidy. His older half-brother is singer/actor David Cassidy.

In the late-1970s, Cassidy was a popular singer and actor. He starred in the television series The Hardy Boys Mysteries, and the short-lived Breaking Away. He had a number of hit records, and did numerous arena tours nationwide. In the 1980s Cassidy had a three-month stint on the daytime soap General Hospital and acted on Broadway and in the West End of London. Since the mid-1990s, Cassidy has worked exclusively as a writer/producer in television, creating a number of critically acclaimed television series, including American Gothic, Roar and Invasion.

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Hey Deanie

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Strange Sensation

On That Morning Train (Nine to Five)


Sheena Shirley Easton (née Orr; born 27 April 1959) is a Scottish international recording artist and actress. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British reality television program The Big Time: Pop Singer, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records.

Easton’s 1980 debut singles, “Modern Girl” and “9 to 5″,” entered into the UK top ten, making her the first UK female artist to appear twice in the same top ten. In 1981, “9 to 5″, topped the US Hot 100. In the US, the song was released as “Morning Train (9 to 5)”.

A six-time Grammy nominee in the US, Easton is a two-time Grammy Award winner, winning Best New Artist in 1981 and Best Mexican-American Performance in 1985, for her duet with Luis Miguel on the song “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres”. She has five U.S. Gold albums and one U.S. Platinum album.

Easton became the first artist in history to have a top 5 hit on five different Billboard charts, with Morning Train (9 to 5) (Pop & Adult Contemporary), “We’ve Got Tonight” with Kenny Rogers (Country), “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)” (Dance), and “Sugar Walls” (R&B).

Easton’s other hits include the James Bond theme “For Your Eyes Only”, “Strut”, “U Got the Look” with Prince, “The Lover in Me” and “What Comes Naturally” (some of which will be coming up later!).

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Morning Train (Nine to Five)

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Calm Before the Storm

What Becomes A Semi Legend Most?


“My husband wanted to be cremated. I told him I’d scatter his ashes at Neiman Marcus – that way, I’d visit him every day.”

During her 55-year career as a comedian, Joan’s tough-talking style of satirical humor was both praised and criticized as truthful, yet too personal, too gossipy, and very often abrasive. Nonetheless, with her ability to “tell it like it is,” she became a pioneer of contemporary stand-up comedy.

“I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”

Rivers accepted such criticism as part of her using social satire as a form of humor: “I’ve learned to have absolutely no regrets about any jokes I’ve ever done … You can tune me out, you can click me off, it’s OK. I am not going to bow to political correctness. But you do have to learn, if you want to be a satirist, you can’t be part of the party.”

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What Becomes a Semi Legend Most?

Joan Rivers

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The National Enquirer and U.F.O. Sightings
Drugs
Living in New York
Before and After Marriage
Rock Stars
Men vs. Women
The Royal Family
A Great Movie Star

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How God Divides
Nurses and Stewardesses
Men She Dated
Being a Bridesmaid
Being Married
Childbirth
Heidi Abromowitz
Going to the Gynecologist

“When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action. I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”

All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun


This ain’t no disco
It ain’t no country club either
This is L.A.

“All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die”
Says the man next to me out of nowhere
It’s apropos of nothing, he says his name is William
But I’m sure he’s Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of 32 nominations) from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Prince, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King and Sting, among others.

As an actress, Crow has appeared on various television shows including 30 Rock, GCB, Cougar Town, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, as well as One Tree Hill.

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All I Wanna Do (Remix)

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Leaving Las Vegas

Cryin’ And I’m Only Halfway Home


I couldn’t find much on Shirlee Hunter, except she was on a list of performers that appeared from 1955–1960 on ABC-TV’s Ozark Jubilee. The show was renamed Country Music Jubilee and later Jubilee USA. Ferlin Husky (aka Simon Crum), June Carter, Jimmy Dean and many more also appeared on the show.

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Cryin’ and I’m Only Halfway Home

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The Last Place You Go