Q. Tell me about Johnny Depp of "Cry Baby" and "Edward Scissorhands." - M.P., Wichita Falls, Texas.
A. Depp, 28, was born in Owensboro, Ky., and grew up in Miramar, Fla. He admits to being a wild one as a teenager. In 1983, he went to Los Angeles to play in a rock band, instead turned actor at the suggestion of actor Nicholas Cage. Depp's first movie was "Nightmare on Elm Street." Other movies: "Platoon," "Private Resort" and "Edward Scissorhands." His work on Fox TV's "21 Jump Street" made him a star. He's been married and divorced.Q. What was the name and year of the film about saving the Royal Lippizaner Stallions in Vienna? - E.D., Cherry Hill, N.J.
A. Disney's "Miracle of the White Stallions" was released in 1963. It starred Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curt Jurgens and Eddie Albert. It's on tape.
Q. How old is Leonard Nimoy? I figure he's around William Shatner's age but my mother-in-law thinks he's much older. - C., Philadelphia.
A. He's actually younger but not by much. Shatner was born March 22, 1931; Nimoy, March 26, 1931.
Q. I heard years ago that Susan Sarandon and Chris Sarandon were brother and sister. Now, I've been told they are husband and wife. What's right? - Mrs. K.M., Panama City Beach, Fla.
A. They were husband and wife. She was Susan Tomaling when the pair met and married at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. They were divorced in 1976, but Susan kept her married name because she already had established her career as Susan Sarandon.
Q. Is Peter Weller married? How old is he and when is his birthday? - G.D., Hamtramck, Mich.
A. Weller is 43, born June 24, 1947, and married.
Q. I'd like to know a few things about Crystal Chappell, who is Dr. Carly Manning on "Days of Our Lives." What's her address? - N.H., Trenton, N.J.
A. Chappell is from Silver Spring, Md., a graduate of the University of Maryland, studied theater with Sanford Meisner. She's done regional theater and had regular roles in "All My Children" and "Santa Barbara" before joining "DOOL" in May, 1990. She's married. Write: NBC-TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91523.
Q. Who was the actor who played Rick Bauer on "The Guiding Light"? - R.K., Kilburn, Ga.
A. That was Michael O'Leary, born in St. Paul, Minn., grew up in Diamond Bar, Calif. He studied TV production at Cal State-Fullerton. He started out in TV commercials. He did a bit in "General Hospital" before landing Rick Bauer, his first regular TV role.
Q. When I was a teenager I had a crush on John Sutton. He had an English accent and played second leads and some villains in 1940s costume pictures. Is he still alive? - M.M., Fort Lupton, Colo.
A. Sutton, born in India of British parents, died in 1963 at 55. His last movie was the 1963 remake of "Of Human Bondage."
Q. Where can I write Kathy Bates of "Misery"? - G.S., Buffalo, N.Y.
A. Try: Columbia Pictures, 3300 Riverside Drive., Burbank, CA 91505.
Q. Some members of my family insist that Bette Davis has departed. Tell me it isn't so. If it is, why was nothing said about it? - A.S.W., Beavercreek, Ore.
A. Davis died at 81 on Oct. 6, 1989, after a long battle with stroke and cancer. There were many newspaper, magazine and television tributes at the time. Recently, her 1962 autobiography, "The Lonely Life," updated by Davis just before her death, has been reissued.
Q. My husband says that Crystal Gayle and Loretta Lynn are sisters but my brother-in-law says Crystal Gayle is Johnny Cash's daughter. I'm tired of hearing them. They both want to win. - Mrs. A.A., Aldan, Pa.
A. Your husband's right. Gayle's real name is Brenda Gail Webb. (Loretta was Loretta Webb before she married Moony Lynn.) Roseanne Cash is Johnny's country-singer daughter.
Q. A co-worker insists that Opal Gardner on "All My Children" is not Naomi on "Mama's Family." I know, deep down, they are the same. - M.W., Southfield, Mich.
A. Dorothy Lyman was Opal, 1981-83, and did play Naomi in the syndicated "Mama's Family." She joined the now-defunct soap "Generations" in November. Opal turned up on "AMC" again in 1989, this time played by Jill Larson.
Q. I think I've found lookalike brothers. Are soap star Don Hastings and actor Bob Hastings related? If so, how old are they and how did they both chose to be actors? Have they ever worked together? - D.W., Denver.
A. The Hastings brothers of Brooklyn, N.Y. - Bob, 65, and Don, 56 - both started in radio with Bob helping Don get his start in the 1930s. Don was 15 when he was Video Ranger on TV's "Captain Video." He's spent most of his adult acting life in soaps, "The Edge of Night" and "As the World Turns." Bob was Burt Ramsey on "General Hospital" and in prime time in"McHale's Navy," "All in the Family" and "Dealer's Choice."
Q. I have liked Anthony Edwards ever since I saw him in "Top Gun." How old is he? Is he married? - H.J., Abilene, Texas.
A. Edwards is 27, a native of Santa Barbara, Calif. He's been acting since he was 11, mostly in commercials. He studied acting in London and at Southern Cal and made his major movie debut in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." His other movies include "The Sure Thing," "Gotcha!" "Heart Like a Wheel." He was in the TV series "It Takes Two." He's single.
Q. In what movie musicals did Marni Nixon do the singing for the female star? I'm sure she dubbed singing for Deborah Kerr in "The King and I," for Natalie Wood in "West Side Story" and a Disney movie. Did she ever gain fame in her own name? - J.B.S., Parker, Colo.
A. Add Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady" and Margaret O'Brien in "Big City" to Nixon's usually uncredited high notes for others. She was seen in only one movie, as one of the nuns in "The Sound of Music."
Q. When did Lillian Gish die? - R.V., Harper Woods, Mich.
A. She didn't. Gish, 94 last Oct. 14, is still active.
Q. You said Jeffrey Hunter was famous for playing Jesus in "King of Kings" but never mentioned what he is really famous for: He was the first captain of the Starship Enterprise in the "Star Trek" pilot. He couldn't play the role because of another project (lucky for William Shatner). You should apologize. - F.O. IV, Detroit.
A. Avid Trekkies may feel that's his sole claim to fame, but there are many, many more people out there who don't know about the "Star Trek" trivia but do know he played Jesus in "King of Kings."
Q. Recently, I saw "On the Town." I'm curious about Betty Garrett. What TV show did she appear in? Also, who played Ann Miller's date in that movie? - Mrs. K.R., LakeView, N.Y.
A. Garrett did two series. She was Irene Lorenzo, the Bunker's neighbor, in "All in the Family," 1973-75, and Mrs. Edna Babbish, the landlady in "Laverne & Shirley," 1976-83. Broadway actor Jules Munshin was Miller's sailor.
Q. Give some information on Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans, also Keenen Wayans' home address. - T.P., Ann Arbor, Mich.
A. Keenen, 33, and Damon, 30 (as well as brothers Dwayne, 34, and Shawn, 20, and sister Kim, 23), are New Yorkers. Keenen dropped engineering studies at Tuskegee Institute to take to the comedy stage. He got into movies in 1986 by producing "Hollywood Shuffle," later did "Eddie Murphy Raw" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka." Damon did "Saturday Night Live" and cable specials before Murphy got him a part in "Beverly Hills Cop." Damon and wife Lisa have four children. Home addresses aren't available. Write: Fox Broadcasting Co., Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213.
Q. I have fallen in love with Arleen Sorkin of "America's Funniest People." Can you provide some information on her? P.S., don't tell my wife. - D.B., Philadelphia.
A. Sorkin, 34, is from Washington, D.C., and made her acting debut there at nine on the Arena Stage. She went to Boston's Emerson College, toured with a comedy group, The High-Heeled Women. She writes comedy and produced her humor book "From Here to Maternity" for cable. But she's best known for her double duty as wacky Calliope Jones on the soaper "Days of Our Lives" and three seasons in the Fox comedies "Duet" and "Open House." Now, it's "Days" and "People." She's single.
Q. I'd like some info on Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins on the original "Dark Shadows." Will he be in the new NBC version? - M.M., Novi, Mich.
A. Frid, now 65, tours in solo shows. A Shakespearean actor, he says he tried out for the original "Shadows" "for pocket money, so I could teach." He won't be on the new series, he says, but "I hope to hell it works so that I can continue to bask in reflected glory." It also helps sell tickets to his shows.
Q. What can you tell me about Abe Vigoda? - B.L., Larimore, N.D.
A. New Yorker Vigoda is 70, worked on stage and in New York TV (including a role in the original "Dark Shadows"), then hit fame as the gangster Tessio in "The Godfather." More people knew him as the dolorous Fish in "Barney Miller" and its spin-off, "Fish." When that faded in 1978, Vigoda went back to supporting roles in movies and TV. Among the recent ones: "Look Who's Talking" and "Murder, She Wrote."
Q. Give me the address of the producers of "Full House" so I can send for a picture of the cast for my neice. - H.S., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
A. Pictures are the responsibility of the actors, to send or not. Many don't. Write to the cast members you hope will answer (we can't advise you): Full House, ABC-TV, 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Q. On "Sons and Daughters," the Paul Scherrer who plays Rocky looks very familar. What else have I seen him in? - B.F., Erdenheim, Pa.
A. If you looked fast, you might have seen in him in a pair of duds, "The Van Dyke Show" in 1988 and "Free Spirit" in 1989. Both lasted only a few weeks. Those are his only previous TV roles.
Q. What became of Hans Gudegast, who starred in "The Rat Patrol"? He married the daughter of a wartime buddy of mine named Dale. Is he still married to her? - E.A., Custer, N.D.
A. Gudegast changed his name to Eric Braeden because he found his real name limited his roles. He's been playing Victor Newman on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" since 1980. He's married to the former Dale Russell and they're parents of a son, 20.
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