Monday, March 16, 2009

Getting Ready For St. Patrick's Day 2

I got word from California that the dulcimer man, Neal Hellman "O'Neill", feels he is the more suitable KV "Irishmen" for the role of the "Lord of the Dance." Rumor has it that he may be in New York in May.
About Dana Delaney:
Dana Welles Delany was born on March 13, 1956, in New York City and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Dana knew early in life that she wanted to be an actress. Following graduation from Wesleyan University, this tall (5'7") beauty moved to New York and developed her skills working in daytime television and theater. Dana starred in the Broadway show "A Life" and received critical acclaim in a number of off-Broadway productions as well. Her role in Nicholas Kazan's controversial "Bloodmoon" in New York led her to Hollywood. Dana acted in a number of TV series, working steadily until she could get her own starring vehicle. That happened in 1988 when Dana became identified with Army nurse Colleen McMurphy in ABC TV's critically acclaimed series "China Beach" (1988), the role earning her three Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards as Best Actress.
Dana moved on to movies and eventually started getting starring roles in films, such as Exit to Eden (1994). With over a dozen TV and movie projects within the last few years, Dana is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood.
Her grandfather invented the Delany valve, a flushing device still use in today's toilets.
1991: Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the When she moved to New York City in the 1970s, she worked as a cocktail waitress while waiting for her big break.
Her first and last names are quoted in the final rhyme to the "Animaniacs" (1993) theme song.
Her mother is related to Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of Navy, Gideon Welles.
Turned down the role of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. The part went to Sarah Jessica Parker.
describing to David Letterman her eccentric family's devotion to their patriarch's invention of the Delany flush valve] My grandfather used to say, "It may be shit to you, but it's our bread and butter."

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