Thursday, June 30, 2011

6/30 Robert Conrad Talks with Elliott Gould - and YOU!

Elliot Gould was one of Hollywood's hottest actors of the early '70s and he remains a steadily employed supporting and character actor. Gould's lifelong involvement in show business is partially the result of his mother. She encouraged an eight-year-old Gould take numerous classes in performing,singing, and dance, including ballet. She enrolled him in Manhattan's Professional Children's School and then had him perform in hospitals, temples, and sometimes on television. Gould was also a child model. During summers, Gould performed at Catskill mountain resorts.

When he was 18, he made it into a Broadway chorus line. Working odd jobs in between minor stage gigs, Gould did not get his big break until he joined the chorus line of the musical Irma La Douce. From there he won the leading role opposite Barbra Streisand in I Can Get It for You Wholesale. Though the two leads got good reviews, the show did not and rapidly closed. During its short run, Gould and Streisand fell in love, and in 1963, married.

The following year, Gould made a feature-film debut playing a deaf-mute in The Confession (1964). He went on to make The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). While his wife's popularity hit the stratosphere, and for a time, he helped arrange her television appearances. By 1967 Gould untied the knot with Streisand.

Gould became a star in 1969 when his co-starring role in the sex comedy Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination. After playing Trapper John in Robert_Altman's counterculture classic M*A*S*H, Gould at last made it to the big league. Tall, curly-haired, laid-back, unconventional, and sensitive, Gould was tremendously popular with young adults who strongly identified with the often confused and neurotic characters he played. Gould's subsequent few films, notably Getting_Straight (1970) and Little_Murders, reinforced his counterculture image.

A powerfully subtle performance as Philip Marlow in Altman's Long Goodbye (1973) proved that Gould had talent to spare. He was in films California Split and Capricorn One, S*P*Y*S and I Will, I Will for Now.

His son, Jason_Gould, is an actor, too.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6/23 Robert Conrad Talks with Sally Kellerman - and YOU!

Willowy and Statuesque, two words to describe leading lady Sally Kellerman. Sally studied acting at Actors Studio West with Jeff Corey, Shirley Knight, Dean Stockwell and Jack Nicholson. It was in 1957 when Sally made her film debut in Reform School Girl, in the 1960's, she built up her resume with offbeat performances on TV series such as Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, Slattery's People and It Takes a Thief. In 1968, Sally starred as Dianne Cluney the only surviving victim of Albert DeSalvo's in the Boston Strangler.

It was in 1970 when Sally found her breakthrough role, a role in which she almost turned down due to the script of her character. The role was of Major Margaret "Hot-Lips Houlihan" in Robert Altman's MASH, Sally earned both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination and won a Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award and a Golden Laurel Award for her performance.

Sally continued working with Robert Altman in his next film, Brewster McCloud; Sally starred as an adventurous and socially awkward fairy-godmother of Bud Cort. In 1972, Sally starred as a chain-smoking, sex addicted and very angry one night stand of Alan Arkin's in Gene Sak's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring opposite Paula Prentiss and Renée Taylor. In 1976, Sally starred alongside Lauren Hutton and Sissy Spacek in Robert Altman's Welcome to L.A.. It 1980 and Sally starred in Foxes, as Mary, the mother of a young Jody Foster, and in 1986 she starred as the love interest of Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School.

In 1994 Sally teamed up with a superstar cast of Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall, Julia Roberts, Marcello Mastroianni and Tim Robbins for Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter. Having been in a handful of films, Sally has built up quite the impressive resume, however following a new career in her long-time passion, singing. In 2009 Sally recorded and released her first album since her 1969 debut album 'Rolling With the Feelin', called 'Sally'. Sally has been touring around different parts of her home-state in metropolitan areas of New York City and New Jersey.

Sally still continues to both act in sing in her young years.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

6/16 Robert Conrad Talks With Singer Lynn Anderson and YOU!

Lynn Rene Anderson (born September 26 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country music singer and equestrian, best known for her Grammy Award-winning, worldwide mega-hit, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden." Helped by her regular exposure on national television, Anderson was one of the most popular and successful female country singers of the 1970s. In addition to being named "Top Female Vocalist" by the Academy of Country Music (twice) and "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the Country Music Association, she has scored 11 #1, 18 Top 10, and over 50 Top 40 hits. She was the first female country artist to win anAmerican Music Award in 1974, as well as the first to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden that same year. Anderson was named Billboards "Artist of the Decade" (1970–1980)

Anderson debuted in 1966, at the age of 19, and had her first major hit with Ride, Ride, Ride. After a series of Top 10 hit singles on the country charts during the later half of the 1960s, Anderson went on to sign with Columbia Records in 1970. Under Columbia, she had her most successful string of hits. Her signature song, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden", was and remains one of the most successful country crossover hits of all time. The song even made it to #3 on the Billboard Pop Chart and was later ranked #83 on CMT's "100 Greatest Songs in Country Music History."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

6/9 Robert Conrad and Michael Horn Talk With YOU!

Today is your day!

Robert Conrad answers your letters, your emails and YOUR calls!

It's a love-fest between you and Robert Conrad, today, so call in at 800-336-2225 or email Robert Conrad at!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

6/2 Robert Conrad Talks with Fred Willard - and YOU!

Born in the Midwest and educated in the military, actor Fred Willard has proven his talent for improvisational comedy on the stage, television, and the big screen. His characters are frequently grinning idiots or exaggerated stereotypes, but Willard's skillful timing has always added a unique spin. An alumni of Second City in Chicago, he's worked with many of the biggest-named comedians of his time. His early TV credits include a regular stint on The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, a supporting part on the sitcom Sirota's Court, and the role of Jerry Hubbard, sidekick of TV talk-show host Barth Gimble (Martin Mull) in the satirical Fernwood 2Night. He went on to appear in subsequent incarnations of Fernwood and continued to work with Mull and his gang for the next few decades. In the early '80s, he hosted the actuality series Real People and co-hosted the talk show Thicke of the Night. Some of his small, yet memorable, performances in feature comedies included President Fogerty in National Lampoon Goes to the Movies; the garage owner in Moving Violations who's mistaken for a doctor; the air force officer in This Is Spinal Tap; and Mayor Deebs in Roxanne.

Doing a lot of guest work on television, he was also involved in Martin Mull's The History of White People in America series and was the only human actor amid a cast of puppets on the strange show D.C. Follies. In the '90s, he worked frequently in the various projects of fellow satirists Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, and the like. He was travel agent Ron Albertson in Waiting for Guffman, TV announcer Buck Laughlin in Best in Show, and manager Mike LaFontaine in A Mighty Wind.

e also appeared in Eugene Levy's Sodbusters, Permanent Midnight with Ben Stiller, and showed up in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. On television, he picked up a regular spots on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Roseanne (as Martin Mull's lover), and Mad About You, along with voice-over work on numerous cartoons. He also received an Emmy nomination for his role as Hank McDougal on Everybody Loves Raymond. Since 2000, he has shown up in quite a few mainstream commercial films, including The Wedding Planner,How High, and American Wedding; but he also played Howard Cosell in the TV movie When Billie Beat Bobby. Projects for 2004 include Anchor Man: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

In 2004, however, he returned to his roots in outlandish comedies with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He also joined up with his Mighty Wind and Waiting for Guffman castmates again in 2006 with For Your Consideration, a satire of Hollywood self importance injected with Willard's trademark clever silliness. The next year he appeared in the spoof Epic Movie, as well as the romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman.