Post by RH Draney Post by Peter T. Daniels Post by RH Draney
I'm looking through the cast and don't see any prominent names
associated with Chicago, apart from Betty White who was brought in for
the second-season reboot...perhaps you're thinking of some other show
I don't think Bob Newhart had any other failures ... except his SNL gig,
where he did the Empire State Building bit for the monologue and seemed
puzzled that he had no audience response at all ...
Would you call "George and Leo" a failure?...
Post by Peter T. Daniels
Betty White from Chicago? She had several bios around her recent landmark
birthdays, and she was based in L.A. (and Allen was based in N.Y., which
delayed their romance for a full year ...)
Wiki says she's originally from Oak Park...everyone else on "Bob" was
from one of the coasts, so she's the closest other than Bob himself to a
It leads to an interesting question: Is someone always from the city
where that person was born?
In many US places, a city is surrounded by incorporated suburbs. A
person born in a hospital in one city, but of parents who live in
different, but nearby, city. For example, one of my grandsons was
born in a hospital in one suburb of Orlando, but the family lived in a
different suburb of Orlando.
Should he become famous, would he be listed as born in the city where
the hospital was, the city where his mother and father lived at the
time, or in Orlando? (Orlando is the only one of the three that would
be a recognizable city name to most readers of something like
A circle with a diameter of 5 miles would include parts of all three.
Oak Park IL (population: 52,000)is a village, not a city, but let's
set aside that aspect. Unless one is a Frank Lloyd Wright or Ernest
Hemingway fan, Oak Park is not a city well-known outside of the
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida