08/07/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT
All TV shows must one day fade to black, but true fans, like old friends, don't forget them. Correspondents were delighted to catch up with their favorite series stars from the '60s, '70s and '80s (PEOPLE, July 17).
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Thanks for a great issue. It was like going to a class reunion, except more enjoyable.
KlMBERLY H. FULCHER
Thank you for bringing back fond memories of my first love and reminding everyone that long before ER and Drs. Ross and Carter, there was the most handsome and sensitive doctor television has known, then or since—Dr. James Kildare.
CATHY ANNE, Hammond, La.
Thanks for reminding me how old I'm getting.
JOSEPH FOGG, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Really enjoyed your issue, but in the interest of accuracy I have a correction: I was the voice of the Lost in Space robot. I was also, in those days, the announcer on The Hollywood Palace, The Milton Berle Show, Peyton Place and F-Troop, but I was not Red Skelton's announcer. That was Art Gilmore.
DICK TUFELD, Studio City, Calif.
Charo is 44? Fat chance. I remember seeing her on Merv Griffin's show when I was a kid. I couldn't have been more than 10 or 12 at most, and I'm 43 now, so you do the math. Cuchi-cuchi.
KATHY METHOD, Richfield, Ohio
Having read your article on Lost in Space, I was disappointed that your mention of Angela Cartwright was so brief. I would like fans to know that she doesn't just "run" a boutique, she owns it, and it is very well-known. She also devotes a lot of time to her children Rebecca and Jesse and has been married since 1976. Her performances in motion pictures, including the perennial Sound of Music, have kept her name alive, and she still gets fan mail. I am sure she appreciates Jonathan Harris's kind words, and, yes, she is still beautiful and happy. I am writing this because I am a dad who is proud of his girl.
JOHN V. CARTWRIGHT, Las Vegas
The Where Are They Now? issue is great reading. The only problem I have is that the African-American series of the '70s and '80s were completely left out. There were a lot of great actors and actresses from that time. For instance: Esther Rolle, Jimmie Walker and John Amos from Good Times.
TRACEY HUGHES, San Diego
Regarding your article on Gilligan's Island, Bob Denver couldn't be more incorrect in stating that Gilligan's killed my film career. I have worked constantly in feature films and television since Gilligan's ended; I don't feel I need to list my credits here. In any case, raising a marvelous daughter and living a happy life with my friends and family and watching the leaves turn orange and yellow in New York are just as important as any feature film I've ever done...don't you think?
TINA LOUISE, New York City
The tragic death of Krissy Taylor was made even more tragic by the fact that it was preventable. Too often we forget that over-the-counter drugs can be lethal if used for purposes other than those for which they were intended. The only good thing that may come from her death is that others may become more aware.
JANA L. OFFICER, Sunnyside, Wash.
Having a brother with Down syndrome, I was glad to see your article "Pride, Not Prejudice." I only wish you had focused more on the athletes involved in these Special Olympics World Games than on all the celebrities who attended them.
PETE J. VALENCIA, San Antonio
As the grandson of a worker on the Manhattan Project, who died before I was born, I now know what it was like to be there. I applaud PEOPLE for allowing people like myself to experience the doubts and worries the scientists went through.
RICHARD M. GREGG, Coral Gables, Fla.
Forget the breast-beating that usually accompanies the anniversary of the first atomic-bomb test. Anyone who has read your fine piece "Witness at Trinity Site" can come to only one conclusion: They did what they had to do, not just for this country but for the rest of the world.
JOE EKAITIS, Loma Linda, Calif.
Sly, Sly, Sly, don't you think it's about time to stop looking for Ms. Right in the Models section of the yellow pages? Believe me, there are plenty of beautiful women (inside and out) in other avenues of life. It is time he and his highly visible cronies started looking elsewhere for soulmates.
ANNA KELLOGG, Outlook, Wash.