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Subject: Why Did the EiE Girls Quit Acting?
all the girls quest.
Sunday, 09-Apr-2000 16:23:40
this is just something i've always wondered...
pretty much all the girls are retired from acting. why is this? did they get 'soured'
on the business by their eie experience? did they just invest well w/ their money and
decide they could just relax and enjoy? just curious.... does anyone know?
Re: all the girls quest.
Monday, 10-Apr-2000 18:03:53
I wondered about that a lot over the years myself. I know in Susan's case, she
tried---REALLY TRIED--- to keep her acting career afloat in the 80s (went out on
"calls", etc.)but it just wasn't happening for her.
Do you think it was the same for some of the others? I guess LOVE BOAT and FANTASY
ISLAND were still on in the early 80s and they provided jobs for a lot of former TV
stars, but none of the shows that are on now seem to care about utilizing 1970s actors
in guest starring roles anymore....Why is that?? They haven't ALL retired! It makes you
wonder if any of the EIE girls (even the married and "retired" ones)are STILL going out
on auditions from time to time...I imagine all their "Q Factors" were high in the
business, so why weren't they allowed to continue on, like others have been able to
do? Its kind of an injustice, but I guess its the nature of the acting business and
there's nothing that can be done about it.
Tuesday, 11-Apr-2000 10:15:21
your correct in that the love boats/fantasy islands of the late 70's/early 80's just
don't exist anymore. YET it seems marian ross, shirly jones and flo henderson still
get plenty of work on sitcoms. so - who knows what seems 'cool' to casting agents
nowadays. perhaps the girls did try and just gave up eventually when the work never
materialized. who knows - many unlikely people have made comebacks over the years -
perhaps it's time for the eie girls.!
Re: Re: Re: all the girls quest.
Friday, 21-Apr-2000 10:47:14
Dianne Kay was in an episode of "Diagnosis Murder" last season. She's the only one
of the girls I've seen in any current shows, though. The others are probably all retired.
Re: ANYMORE REUNION MOVIES ?
Wednesday, 10-May-2000 02:01:31
As far as I know, there won't be any EiE reunion shows, but you never know if that's
going to change in the future.
I keep seeing old TV shows as subjects of ET and TV Guide and E! True Story with more
frequency. Is there a saturation point in these old TV show revivals coming up soon?
I'm afraid people are going to get tired of these things and tune them out.
We got another TV reunion special coming up on CBS involving the Dukes of Hazzard. I'll
be taping that while I watch the Daytime Emmys hosted by Susan Lucci (wow!). TV Guide
panned the reunion, but these things are a matter of taste and fanship.
Nobody has to do an old TV show reunion, although one show I would like to see a reunion
more than EiE off the top of my head would be another Dallas reunion sequel. The writing
was pretty good in the last two specials.
It's not a matter if it's a good reunion, but what matters is if the former cast members
enjoy doing it for all the right reasons.
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