Susan E! True Hollywood Story Posted by mike on 2/16/2002, 8:59 pm I recently watched the E! True Hollywood Story when it was re run. I was fascinated by Susan's story of the Korean filmmakers trying to blow her up in a church. It was assumed by watching it that that story wasn't true, and I have seen others on here say it wasn't. However, it gave no reason or proof that it wasn't. I know the story seems outlandish, but how does everyone know that it wasn't true for sure? Posted by Raneeta on 2/17/2002, 9:57 am She supposedly has documents which prove that her ordeal in Korea did occur, however she states that she has not been allowed to bring them out. I know she said that the filmmakers also sliced the brake lines to her car and hacked off her blonde mane while she was in Korea and all I can say is, it happened so long ago we may never know for sure what went down over there! Poor Susan!! Posted by Raneeta on 4/24/2002, 5:08 am Yes, she works in personal care center for the elderly. She does recreation activities with them, I believe. Plays piano, sings and helps bring their spirits up. Betty Lynn Buckley? Posted by SusanM on 2/20/2002, 12:35 pm Betty's full name is Betty Lynn Buckley. She was called Betty Lynn as a kid to distinguish her from her mother, Betty Bob. It's my understanding that it's her preference now although I've never seen her billed as Betty Lynn Buckley except for OZ. I hope this helps. Posted by mozemen on 2/21/2002, 12:29 pm In the 1973 play "What's a Nice Country Like You Doing in a State Like This" she was also billed as Betty Lynn Buckley, and the script, available from Samuel French, still shows that listing. Susan Posted by Suzy on 6/13/2002, 10:53 am Hi Everybody: I saw Susan 2 weeks ago in the Food Store. Yes she did have a stroke you can tell by the way she speaks. I felt very bad about it. She looks healthy and she spoke of her family and her dog had puppies! She is living in Coatesville, PA. Just thought everone would like an update. Take Care Posted by tony albanese on 9/6/2002, 1:34 pm sue really had a stroke. thats really to bad she was my favoroite on the show. wish i could some how send her a card. or email. can somebody help me in this matter. thankyou kindly. how old is sue now. iam living in pa. tony Joan and Tom Braden Posted by Michele on 8/29/2002, 12:28 pm Hi, can anyone tell me if Joan or Tom Braden are still alive and any info on them. I have just finished reading her biography which was very interesting and am just wondering if these people are still with us. Thank you. Posted by Nancy C on 9/2/2002, 3:02 pm Sadly, Joan Braden died a year or two ago. It's in the archives of this messageboard but when I click on it I get an error. Tom Braden is still alive as far as I know. Susan on Match Game Posted by Christine Lewis on 9/17/2002, 3:15 pm I saw Susan Richardson on Match Game tonight. The show was from 1979. There is such a stark contrast between Susan now and Susan then. She was so happy, always smiling, beautiful. I have not spoken to Susan for many years, but I wish her the best. I know in my heart what kind of loving, caring, and giving Susan really is. I hope that whatever Susan may be going through that she will come through ok. God Bless you Susan, I know that you will triumph over it all. We you the best. Scott, Christine, & Joshua Posted by lisa on 9/19/2002, 8:29 pm I had read somewhere that Susan was working in a nursing home-type facility again and doing better. It's a shame that so many of the actors on that show lived out the destructive side of fame. I hope that Susan is on the right path now. At least Grant Goodeve and Willie Aames had their lives take a turn for the better. Very Important Message for Susan Richardson Posted by John O'Dowd on 9/30/2002, 11:45 am If Susan or anyone who knows her visits this website please get in touch with me ASAP. I received a phone call today (Monday, September 30) from a woman named Nancy who is Dick Van Patten's assistant. (Susan, if you remember, you registered my name with SAG as the contact number for you, and that's how Nancy got my information.) Anyway, Mr. Van Patten is extremely interested in taking to you ASAP. I have his phone numbers if you need them. Please email me or telephone me as soon as you can as it sounds pretty important. Thanks a lot. John O'Dowd Lani O'Grady Posted by Daniel on 11/1/2002, 10:35 am 188.8.131.52 Hi everyone, haven't been here for awhile. I was Lani's friend. Didn't know any of the other cast members. Thanks for keeping the show alive via this Site. I'm sure Lani would be touched. She's probably looking down on it, and smiling gently. She was very proud of her work on 8IE. I don't know if I ever shared this before, But she chose 8IE over the part of Kate Jackson on "Charlies Angels" I asked her is she ever regretted that chose, and she said not for a second. She got to "ACT" on 8IE. That is why she retired after the show, because she said she had achieved her goal of being a series regular on a successful Drama. I just wish she could have found something to replace that goal, that would have made her happy. Oh well, I don't want to get sad. So I better stop. Take care all, Daniel Posted by Jessica on 11/4/2002, 4:48 pm 184.108.40.206 Thanks Daniel. I think Lani had a very special friend and she really seemed like a wonderful person that we will always cherish. Re: Lani O'Grady Posted by Raneeta on 11/4/2002, 6:11 am 220.127.116.11 Thank you, Daniel, for sharing this little anecdote about Lani with us. She was a dear girl. Do you know if there will be a magazine article or book written on Lani's life and times? I would really like to read all about her life, especially about her early years in the business. Thank you. And take care. We remember Lani with great fondness, and I for one, miss her a lot. Willie Aames Posted by Cindy on 11/17/2002, 5:03 pm 18.104.22.168 Hi everybody, EIE was my favorite show way back when and Willie was always my favorite character. So it was pretty cool when earlier this year, Willie came to my house to visit my little boy. They've become great friends and speak on the phone often. Willie is an incredible Christian man who has an amazing heart for children. And he has a terrific sense of humor! I have asked him whether he keeps in touch with any of the EIE cast members and he said only Dick Van Patten and Grant Goodeve, mainly because of their faith. Willie is just an all-round great guy! Re: Willie Aames Posted by lisa on 11/17/2002, 5:15 pm 22.214.171.124 I saw Willie Aames when he came to my town for the Bibleman road tour. It was just as entertaining for adults as it was for children. He is very honest about his past, and he's a wonderful witness for Christ.