Mary Tyler Moore

Who can turn the world on with her smile... Today, Mary Tyler Moore, one of Television's favorite icons passed away at the age of 80 after being placed on a respirator the previous week. One of my favorite things about the Mary Tyler Moore show was its theme.  It encourages a single woman in her thirties to …

Three Legendary Ladies

At the 2015 The Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, three great ladies--Carol King, Cicely Tyson and Rita Moreno were among the five honorees. Cicely Tyson, at 90 looks as elegant as ever.  She is best known for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.  She was born in Harlem, New York City …

Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

Fanny Kemble

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good - Thomas J. Watson I never heard of Fanny Kemble until I recently read a devotion, …

Ingrid Bergman

I just read in the Stabroek News that the 68th Cannes Film Festival unveiled its official poster featuring legendary actress Ingrid Bergman in a tribute to what would have been her 100th birthday this year.  I think that's wonderful.  She was an actress I truly admired and appreciated.  She had gentle beauty and an air …

A Mother’s Hope

Children are our future.  It is our responsibility--no, it should be our mission to provide them with the tools that will enable them to have the future that God meant for them to have.  It is every mother's hope to see her child rise above adversity, poverty and all the social ills that would oppress and …

Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney She made history as the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Her parents, originally from North Carolina, were freed slaves. They moved north before the Civil War, where they would face less discrimination. Mary …

Golden Girl Betty White

Seven time Emmy winner, Betty White is still going strong.  Her wit and sense of humour is still as sharp as ever.  I love her on The Golden Girls as the sweet and naive Rose Nylund. Betty  has a lot of titles under her belt--actress, comedienne, singer, author, and former game show personality.  Her career began …

The World Before Her

I saw that TVO aired a documentary entitled The World Before Her but unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch it. It's a Canadian documentary film written and directed by Nisha Pahuja and released in 2012.   The film explores the complex and conflicting environment for young girls in India by profiling two young women participating in two very different …

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