She was never a big star but she was perhaps considered to be some kind of video-queen back in the 1980’s. She played in several horror movies (the boogeyman, Olivia, Devonsville terror) directed by Ulli Lommel, and was also married with him.
Raymond Allen. Played the Aunt Esther’s hapless drunken husband Woody in “Sanford and Son.”
Bill McLean. A recognizable face who was in tons of bit roles, playing small, mousey, comical characters. (I mostly remember him as Les Nessmans long-lost barber father in an ep of “WKRP.”)
Maren Jensen. “Battlestar Galactica” babe.
Bambi Woods. Widely reported to have have ODed in 1986. Not confirmed or corroborated.
Amos Reese. Frequent authority figure in the 1950s “Amos ‘n’ Andy” series. I think he probably died in 1979 (California Death Index). But there’s absolutely no biographical info on him anywhere.
Ernest ‘Skillet’ Mayhand. Another “Sanford and Son” alumnus. He and Leroy Daniels (supposedly, the real-life inspiration of Red Foley’s song "Chattanooga Shoe-Shine Boy) performed as “Leroy and Skillet.” Daniels died some years ago. Who knows about Mayhand?
I saw a neat documentary called Something to Scream About that featured an interview with Judith O’Dea. She is now a bright, middle-aged, businesslike lady, but she obviously has fond memories of her brief turn as a “scream queen.” She has a website and a blog.
I ain’t seen the likes of you in Hustler Magazine!
A BR5-49 reference, and about Bettie Page no less. Well played. Have you seen the recent photos (from the last year or so) of Bettie at a Playboy Mansion party? There was one of her with Hef, and another of her in between Pamela Anderson (who looks awed) and Anna Nicole Smith (who looks dazed). She has aged, but still has that radiant smile.
I thought that might bring a BR5-49 fan out of the woodwork.
And no, I haven’t seen any recent photos of Bettie. Last I heard, she was living in Florida and refusing photographs because she wanted people to remember her the way she was. I gather that has changed?
Yanno, for whatever reasons, this woman popped into my head the other day and made me wonder, “Whatever happened to Maren Jensen?”
Yes, I knew her actual name. Can’t remember what her characters name was.
I have no idea why I suddenly thought of her after 25+ years.
She will probably die of an overdose/car accident/nuclear explosion now because this would be how things work.
Whatever happened to Lauren Tewes and Captain Stubing?