Recognizable for his cherubic countenance and roles playing mild-mannered fathers in movies and on TV, Dick Van Patten has one of the lengthiest and most impressive track records in the acting business. In fact, he estimates that "I've probably had more jobs than any other actor living." As a child, Van Patten performed alongside Broadway stars such as Melvyn Douglas, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, often winning roles over newcomers such as Marlon Brando and Roddy McDowell. He worked in radio and became a familiar face in the early days of television, even becoming "everydad" in the1970s comedy/drama Eight is Enough. He's been a roommate to Burt Lancaster, a next-door neighbor to Michael Jackson and a successful businessman. In Eighty Is Not Enough, this beloved actor reflects on a career that has lasted over seven decades. Along the way he shares insights and anecdotes about some of the biggest names in TV, movies and theater, along with the challenges he has faced as a husband, father, animal rights crusader and working actor in an ever evolving business.
Grace is Enough
Willie Aames / Hardcover (Nov 1, 2007)
While actor Willie Aames (Eight Is Enough, Charles in Charge) was at the peak of Hollywood success, his future wife, Maylo Upton, was a teenage runaway, eating out of trash bins and living on the streets to escape the sexual crimes of her cult-ruined motherÆs barbaric boyfriend. By the time Willie met Maylo, his star was falling because of sex, drugs, rock and roll, and family problems while her acting career was starting to rise. Together, they found God and got their messy lives clean, but the ghosts from their gritty past would duly roughen the road to victory.
Grace Is Enough is their fascinating insider story of fame and infamy, spiritual regrets and renewal, and the ultimate realization that with God all things are possible. It will appeal to and greatly inspire everyone from pop culture fans to the traditional Christian nonfiction reader.
Eight Is Enough
Thomas Wardell Braden / Published 1975
Eight Is Enough
Tom Braden / Published 1976
Chocolate for a Teen's Soul
...is Life-Changing Stories for Young Women About Growing Wise and Growing Strong (Avail Aug 2000) - book features one of Sarah Richardson's (Susan's daughter) stories, and edited by Kay Allenbaugh! Makes a great gift!
TV Weddings : An Illustrated Guide
by Marisa Keller, Mike Mashon / Paperback / Published 4-9-99