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Lani O'grady Reflections

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      Posted by Daniel on 2/28/2001, 9:26 pm
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      Lani really enjoyed being a regular on "EIE".
      She was particularly close with Dick Van Patten.
      She along with the cast and crew were also very fond of Diana Hyland, and were
      very sad at her passing. Lani was also fond of Adam Rich and 
      enjoyed watching him grow up. Lani & Dick
      pitched in together one year and bought Adam a bike on his birthday, and presented
      it to him on the set. She along with most of the cast would
      have gladly commited to another couple of seasons
      on the show, the ratings were good. One key
      cast member though wanted to call it quits, and
      the producers didn't think the show could fare 
      a cast change, and hence the show came to an end. 

Re: Lani O'grady Reflections

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      Posted by elle on 3/1/2001, 5:59 am, in reply to "Lani O'grady Reflections"
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      It is nice to hear Lani's thoughts about her experience on the show. I get the feeling
      she wasn't particularly fond of Diana Hyland's replacement, Betty Buckley. If so, it's
      too bad -they appeared to have good chemistry on screen. Although she doesn't say
      it, she seems to hint that maybe Betty didn't want to continue with the show. This
      is certainly new, because everything I've read always indicates that the entire cast
      was taken by suprise when the show was cancelled. 

Re: Lani O'grady Reflections

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      Posted by mab on 3/1/2001, 8:43 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'grady Reflections"
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      I don't think they cancelled EIE because of Betty Buckley... From everything I've
      read, Betty yearned to return to her musical roots but was bound by her contract to
      remain with EIE. Just when she had come to terms with it emotionally (that she had
      to stick it out), the show was cancelled. One of those ironic (and happy for her)
      twists of fate. Wonder how her career would have progressed had she not been
      available to do "Cats"? 


Re: Lani O'grady Reflections

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      Posted by gwen on 3/3/2001, 8:53 am, in reply to "Re: Lani O'grady Reflections"
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      Everything I've heard points to bad ratings as the reason for the cancelation of EIE.
      And that's too bad, because I was a big fan-and EIE was a big part of my
      adolescent years.
      Had the show run another season or two... Betty Buckley's musical career would
      have been just fine without Cats. However I'm sure that show gave her career a
      definite boost! :-)

      Peace and Groovy!


Lani Ogrady

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      Posted by Daniel on 3/12/2001, 11:01 pm
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      Hi everyone!
      Lani called saturday night, she's 
      Happy, and for the first time in her life
      she has absolutely no plans to do anything!
      She has just finished completing a quilt,
      believe it or not! She also has been weaving
      and doing pottery a few times a week at one
      of those "Pottery" places.
      take care all, and thanks for all your responses
      to "where ya'll from?"
      lets keep "eight is enough" alive and kicking!
      your friend,
      Daniel


Re: Lani Ogrady

      Posted by Lisa on 3/29/2001, 6:21 am, in reply to "Lani Ogrady"
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      Hey again 
      as I have said, I am glad to hear Lani is happier these days. I hope she is feeling
      better physically as well. Also, I read an old post once where someone asked why is
      she selling jewerly instead of acting again? That she can make much more money
      doing that instead of selling jewerly at the beach or whatever. Well sure I would love
      to see her in something again. But what is most important is her happiness and you
      can't put a price on that. Money ISN'T everything.. at all. If she acts again, is she
      doing it because she WANTS to or is she doing it just for the money? So, I think
      what Lani is doing is following her heart. If/when we see her in something again, we
      will know she is doing it because she really wants to. Meanwhile, she is doing
      something(s) that brings her joy. And thats what I like to hear!  


Re: Lani Ogrady

      Posted by Lisa on 3/29/2001, 5:35 am, in reply to "Lani Ogrady"
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      Hi Daniel 
      Thanks for the update on Lani. I have been worried about her. I am glad to hear she
      is happy.
      P.S: I have a question to ask you regarding a project I want to start. I need your
      input. Can you please email me and let me know where I can reach you via email?
      Thanks.  


Re: Lani Ogrady

      Posted by Christine on 4/14/2001, 1:59 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani Ogrady"
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      Daniel,
      I worked with Susan on her Teddy Bear Club. I have a question about Lani, but
      would like if you could possibly email me so I can ask you through email. I am so
      happy to hear that Lani is doing good. 
      God Bless You,
      Christine


A Yahoo Club for Lani :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/13/2001, 6:04 am
      209.179.244.2

      I just wanted to advertise my club that I just created for Lani O'Grady. It's called
      "Lani O'Grady's Hangout" and it can be accessed here:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/laniogradyshangout

      I also am planning a website and would appreciate any feedback, info, pics, etc..
      that I can use. Latest news on her would be great.  She is my favorite actress on
      EIE and I would like her star to shine a little brighter today just as she once brought
      some sunshine into my life 20 years ago.I hope she hears about her club and
      (hopefully) website and feels good knowing someone is thinking of her and still cares
      alot. ~

      ~Lisa~ 

Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/15/2001, 4:57 am
      63.255.54.184

      Hi!  I posted this before but I wanted to update everyone: I have an email group
      over at Yahoo for fans of Lani's. It's a very very small membership and I hope to see
      more people join. Surely there are fans of the show who loved Mary Bradford.. so
      please join, ok? The address to join is:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/laniogrady

      I also have a Yahoo club.. which is different than an email group. This is a message
      board. To access that and join, go to:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/laniogradyshangout

      hope to see you there. 

      ~Lisa~ 

Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Daniel on 4/17/2001, 10:15 pm, in reply to "Lani O'Grady email group and club info..
      please join! :)"
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      Lisa, 
      It is so nice of you to start an email
      group. It's also kind of you to think so
      highly of Lani. I feel the same way you do,
      she is such a talent and was always my favorite
      person on the show. I never thought I would grow up and become friends with her
      out of an ironic chance meeting. I just wish I could persuade her to return to the
      biz. I do apologize for
      not emailing you, It's been a hectic time. I 
      will email you.

      take care,
      Daniel


Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/17/2001, 11:33 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info..
      please join! :)"
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      I changed my email addy.. again!  But I can still be reached at
      sunflowr8@juno.com. 

      Anyway, Daniel... you are lucky to get to be friends with her.  When I met her, I
      thought she'd be a great friend.  But at least I am happy I got to meet her.. not
      once but several times. They filmed at my college... plus I live not far from the
      Bradford house. So I'd go down there and hang out sometimes. Good memories.  I
      agree with you.. what a talent she has. Has she said why she isn't interested in
      returning? Well, figure it this way: she already gave alot of herself.. for years on the
      show. Plus she was surrounded with all that with her mom and her brother, her whole
      life. So maybe she just simply wants to get away from that now and live a regular
      life, away from the business. But, on the other hand.. IF she still loves the business
      and there is another reason why she is held back from it, I hope she can resolve it
      and return to what she loves to do. If it brings her happiness. Meanwhile, it's nice
      that you are able to be a friend to her.. and personally. I hope she is doing well.
      Tell her that her fans love and care about her and ask about her all the time. 

      ~Lisa~ 


Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Daniel on 4/18/2001, 10:26 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club
      info.. please join! :)"
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      Hey Lisa,
      Thanks for your concern for Lani.
      Yeah, I wish she'd return to the biz, but at the moment she has no desire. She says
      she's accomplished all her acting goals! At this time in her life she needs tranquility!
      I'll share
      more with you when I email you. And I will
      email you with in the next couple of days
      I promise, but with taxes & work & commitments
      well you know the story. Just busy!

      Daniel

Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/19/2001, 4:42 am, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info..
      please join! :)"
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      Hey  Wow... well, that is a nice feeling tho. To feel one has achieved all their goals
      in a certain field. Well maybe in time, if she feels she wants to branch out and fullfill
      new goals, she could return to the business at some point. Would be nice, huh?  Or
      maybe she could teach acting, or direct, or get involved in theatre. Heck, she's still
      YOUNG! I have barely started living my life.. and I am only 5 years younger than
      her.
      But yes.. I agree on that right now what she needs is time to herself, to rest and
      heal.
      Anyway, I look forward to your email..  


Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Daniel on 4/19/2001, 8:33 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club
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      Lani has taught acting in the past, most
      recently about three months ago. She's not
      teaching at this point though. I do believe
      that one day she will be acting again, but at
      the moment there are no burning desires. For
      a while there she was trying to establish her
      own Agency (for actors), her mom owns the
      Mary Grady Agency (MGA). She went through
      some trying periods, and now that is no longer
      an immediate goal. I can tell you this though,
      that when Lani finally does decide on what she
      wants to do, look out! cause when she's 
      focused, she's is one of the most determined
      people I know. I've seen her in the Zone
      before when she was trying to establish her
      Agency, she'd stay up all night just working on
      the smallest details. I'll try to call her this weekend to catch up on the latest news.


Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/20/2001, 3:22 am, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info..
      please join! :)"
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      I didn't know Lani was teaching that short a time ago. I knew she had taught acting
      but I thought it was a long time ago. Does she teach privately or thru a school or
      workshop? Anyway, and Yes.. I can see she is the type that can be very determined
      and will succeed in whatever she chooses to do. She has that "fire".  
      One of the reasons I asked if she teaches privately or thru a school is because I had
      this funny dream last night that I was taking an acting class and Jerri (from
      Survivor2) was in the class and we were all doing this comedic take-off of "Survivor".
      lol! 
      Anyway, thanks for sharing.  

Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by DANIEL on 4/23/2001, 8:05 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club
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      Oh, that's funny!
      yeah, she was teaching recently but 
      only for a couple of weeks.
      Who do you think will win Survivor II?
      Don't be offended but Jerri was
      my least favorite.
      "MAD DOG" was my ultimate fav!
      Do you do any acting?

Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Survivor Lisa ;) on 4/23/2001, 10:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group
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      Actually I haven't followed Survivor 2 that closely .. I will be following Big Brother
      tho.  But I have watched a few eps... and my fave is Elizabeth. As for who will
      win.. I think Colby will. I liked Roger.. sorry to see him go. But Jerri.. I think the
      reason I drempt about her in a play is because I saw some ET segment where it tells
      that she is in a play right now at the Beverly Hills playhouse. She is getting back into
      her acting, apparently. As for me.. I'd like to get into acting.. am thinking of taking a
      few theatre classes this fall. I love theatre. I also love improv. What style of acting
      does Lani teach? I mean does she specialize in a particular style? But yea.. I act.. I
      act UP!  I'd like to get into comedy.  

Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Daniel on 4/24/2001, 7:13 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club
      info.. please join! :)"
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      Lani was teaching an adult class, i didn't ask
      but i'm sure it was method. Yeah, take a theater
      class or get into an improv group. It's fun &
      you never know where it might lead. If Lani
      ever teaches again, I'll let you know. It would
      be the perfect way for you to meet her.
      WOW, what about Robert Downey Jr.?
      Soooooo sad! i hope somebody gets him some help. 

Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info.. please join! :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/24/2001, 8:11 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady email group and club info..
      please join! :)"
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      Where does she hold classes? Thru a school or privately or a workshop or what? I
      would love to meet her and learn acting from her.  I am also hoping that maybe
      she'd want me to make an official website for her someday.. or make the one I
      already made for her "official" at some point. Then I could work with her on what
      ideas she'd like imnlemented on her site. I recently finished revamping a company
      website.. it's something I enjoy doing and would do it because it is a hobby of mine
      and because I love Lani. 
      I am shocked at Robert Downey jr... man oh man.. it's not enough to be on probation
      but now has to get himself arrested again! He can;t help himself AT all. I hope he
      can get extensive treatment and they don't just lock him away


Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/18/2001, 3:30 pm
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      Hi all! 
      I just published my "Lani Web". It's a work-in-progress but it's been born today. 
      So, stop by
      and take a look and sign the guestbook if you'd like. If Lani didn't have her own
      webpage before, she does now.  
      P.S: A few people have written to me and I promise I will get back to you real soon. 
         
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sunflowr60/lani.html

Re: Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)

      Posted by Daniel on 4/18/2001, 9:54 pm, in reply to "Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)"
      216.132.14.75

      Hey Lisa!
      Nice web page, what a tribute
      to Lani! way to go! 


Re: Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/19/2001, 4:23 am, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)"
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      Hi Daniel  Glad you like my page.  I hope Lani sees it sometime. 
      Also, I wanted to ask you ... this is what I was gonna ask in email but I guess I can
      go ahead and ask here: Do you have anything you can add to my page in the way of
      news or anything? Maybe I could have a section devoted to updates and latest
      news, if you (or anyone reading this) can provide me with any info. Obviously
      nothing of a personal nature but just on a more general level that her fans would be
      interested in reading about. If you can help me with that, it would be so great. 
      Thanks!  


Re: Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)

      Posted by Daniel on 4/19/2001, 8:44 pm, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)"
      216.132.14.75

      Yeah, no problem, I'll be glad to contribute.
      Also read some of my past emails for what Lani
      is doing now. Since you care about Lani
      so much, I'll share some stuff you can post on
      the board, and I'll share other stuff just with you that we wouldn't want the general
      public to know, so we won't post it. Things that are only
      shared with friends, and I can see you are a
      friend on Lani's! and will respect her privacy.

      Daniel

Re: Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/20/2001, 2:57 am, in reply to "Re: Lani O'Grady webpage up! :-)"
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      Thanks Daniel, for trusting me. That would mean alot to me. Thank you. Also thank
      you for saying you will contribute to her webpage.  My name will link you to my
      email address.. 

Little known Lani trivia :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/20/2001, 2:37 pm
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      I just remembered something about Lani that I had heard from someone "in the
      know", way back when 8 was still filming. I don't know if this is true info but this is
      what I heard.. that she loved collecting Groucho Marx memorabilia. Daniel, do you
      know if this is true? It came to me last night and maybe I will remember more. This
      was a loooooong time ago, ya know. Ancient history! Along with the dinosaurs,
      Atlantis, and the Summer of Love! I am ooooolllld! On April 29, I will be ...
      GASP!... 41!!!! Horrors!  

Re: Little known Lani trivia :)

      Posted by Daniel on 4/24/2001, 7:34 pm, in reply to "Little known Lani trivia :)"
      216.132.14.75

      Hi Lisa,
      I've never seen Groucho Marx memorabilia in her
      apartment. But she has a lot of stuff in storage,
      since she has move so many times in recent years.
      She does have a lot of EIE memorabilia hanging on
      her walls. She's known so many important people
      through out her life. She's friends with John Ritter, Quincy Jones & Jamie Lee Curtis.
      Hanging on her refridgerator is a picture of her brother
      & her when they were kids, sitting on the sofa.
      It's such a cool old snap shot!


Re: Little known Lani trivia :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/24/2001, 8:22 pm, in reply to "Re: Little known Lani trivia :)"
      209.179.246.194

      Thats cool that you have been in her apartment.  Does she have any pets? I
      remember hearing she had dogs.. 
      Well maybe you can ask her someday about Groucho Marx. I guess that interest
      faded. This was over 20 years ago so.. ya know. ;p Man, time flies when you;re
      having fun.. or even when you're NOT! lol! But another 2 trivia items I remember..
      and this is from my OWN eyes: she smoked Doral brand cigs.. does she still smoke? I
      just recently quit and am smoking herbal cigs right now.. And she used to drive a
      white VW convertible. Cute car!  That is my dream car. Only mine would be blue.
      My fave color.  

Re: Little known Lani trivia :)

      Posted by DANIEL on 4/25/2001, 6:38 pm, in reply to "Re: Little known Lani trivia :)"
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      Hey Lisa,
      Are you zzz also? Let's see,
      Lani's last name is actually Grady
      like her Mom & Brother, (you know who
      her brother is right?) She just
      added the O' for flare!!!
      She doesn't presently have any pets,
      she loves dogs though, and had a dog
      named "Wolfie" She no longer drives a 
      V.W. She drives a Red Car!
      I've never seen Lani smoke. So she 
      must have given up that habit before 
      I met her. My favorite color is blue
      also, my eyes are blue, my car is blue,
      & i'm now painting the trim on my house
      blue! Last season I had a short lived 
      fascination with orange, & painted the
      trim on my house orange! It's looks great
      but now I'm over it! haha!


Re: Little known Lani trivia :)

      Posted by Lisa on 4/24/2001, 8:28 pm, in reply to "Re: Little known Lani trivia :)"
      209.179.246.194

      P.S: Actually my 1st fave color is purple BUT I am not sure how that would look on a
      car. ;p But maybe not too bad... a psychedelic looking VW! ;-) 

Another Lani trivia item

      Posted by Sleepless in NoHo on 4/25/2001, 3:33 am
      209.179.244.140

      I just thought of yet another trivia item.. I should put all these on my website
      sometime soon. This is from something I read a loooong time ago in 16 magazine.
      Anyone remember that mag? Well... O'Grady isn't her real birth name. It's "Agrati"..
      but sounds like O'Grady and is more hollywood friendly, I guess. Thus was changed.
      Remember, this is just what I remember reading. If I am wrong, it's not my fault! ;p
      Going to ZzZzZ now! ;-) 
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