Ask Stacy for 10/6/18

By Stacy Jenel Smith

October 6, 2018 3 min read

DEAR STACY: David Cassidy was on "Celebrity Apprentice." Davy Jones was on a reunion tour with The Monkees. But whatever happened to my other favorite teen idol of the '60s, Bobby Sherman? — Janice F., Spokane, Wash.

DEAR JANICE: Now 75 years old, the one-time "Here Come the Brides" heartthrob, who had seven top-40 hits during his singing career, is retired from the entertainment business and public life.

He continued to act on shows such as "Murder, She Wrote" and "Frasier" — and went out with Peter Noone and Davy Jones as part of the Teen Idol Tour of 1998 — but left show business after doing his last concert as a solo performer in 2001.

Meanwhile, Sherman had developed a whole other professional life, becoming a trained emergency medical technician (EMT) in 1988. He went on to work for the Los Angeles Police Department as a specialist reserve officer, training police cadets in CPR and first aid — work he loved and for which he was eventually promoted to Captain. In 1999, he became a reserve San Bernardino County Sheriff, also in a medical training capacity.

He founded the Bobby Sherman Volunteer EMT Foundation, which supplies medical services to community events.

Sherman, who married twice, has grown twin sons from his first marriage and is the grandfather of five. Another claim to fame: he built a one-fifth-scale model of Disneyland's Main Street entirely by hand in his yard.

DEAR STACY: I would like to know about the little boy who played Jack Nicholson's son in "The Shining." He seemed to disappear. — Tracey R., Sterling Heights, Mich.

DEAR TRACEY: Danny Lloyd made one other movie — the 1982 "Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy," made for TV film, starring Robert Conrad — then left acting. He grew-up and became a science teacher in Illinois.

DEAR STACY: Whatever became of Anson Williams, who played Potsie on "Happy Days"? — H.G., Allentown, Pa.

DEAR H.G.: Williams turned from actor to director in the mid-1980s and has helmed numerous shows, including "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Lizzie McGuire," "7th Heaven" and "Baywatch."

DEAR STACY: Whatever became of Carrie Snodgress, who got an Oscar nomination for "Diary of a Mad Housewife"? Is she still with us? — Yolanda C., Santa Ana, CA

DEAR YOLANDA: No. Snodgress died of heart and liver failure in 2004 at age 58 while awaiting a liver transplant. She had amassed many credits during her career. Her last project was cable's "Iron Jawed Angels," a movie about women's suffrage, which filmed after Snodgress took time away from the spotlight to raise her son (with Neil Young) Zeke, who was born with cerebral palsy. Zeke was at her side when she died.

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