Q. Whatever happened to Jim Hutton of "Who's Minding the Mint?"? Is he related to Timothy Hutton? - K.T., Colorado Springs, Colo.

A. Stats: Born May 31, 1934, in Binghampton, NY. Attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Married twice, four children. His oldest son is actor Timothy Hutton.Early years: After winning a state oratorical contest, Hutton went to Syracuse on a scholarship but was tossed out for running a bulldozer through a bed of tulips. He transferred to Niagara, where he started acting.

Famous for: Hutton starred in a series of hit light comedies, "Where the Boys Are," "The Honeymoon Machine," "The Horizontal Lieutenant," "Never Too Late," "Who's Minding the Mint?"

Hutton died of liver cancer in 1979.