Timelines for year 1978
His daughter, Je'Niece Childress, was born in 1978. She has a master's degree in mental health counseling and has been married since 2002. She also had a daughter who was born in 2007.
He has two sons with cerebral palsy: Zeke Young, born by a relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress, and Ben, born 1978, (with Pegi Young née Morton). He also has a daughter named Amber Jean (b. 1984), with Pegi.
Was the commencement speaker at the Dwight-Englewood High School Commencement in June 1978 in Englewood, NJ, when his daughter Elizabeth Alda graduated.
Fell off the stage and broke his leg during a concert at Toronto in 1978 - he finished the tour in a wheelchair.
Was the producers' second choice to play "Bluto" in Animal House (1978) if "John Belushi" was unavailable.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University in 1978
Is portrayed by Moosie Drier in Rainbow (TV) and by Dwayne Adams in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV)
Is portrayed by Moosie Drier in Rainbow (1978) (TV) and by Dwayne Adams in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) (TV)
Inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1978.
On July 4, 1987, Valli and The Four Seasons appeared live on an HBO TV special as part of an all-day benefit for Vietnam veterans titled "Welcome Home".They performed several of their hits, including "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", the signature song from The Deer Hunter (1978).
Learned of her firing from "Dallas" (1978) from a reporter while on a vacation to Paris. She was in the process of suing the show's producers before her death in January, 1986.
Underwent triple heart bypass surgery in 1978.
Her ex-brother-in-law is Jeff Conaway, who co-starred with her in Grease (1978).
Her performance as Sandy Olsson in Grease (1978) is ranked #89 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Shortly after the success of Grease (1978), was considered for the lead role in a film version of "Evita" (one of many versions that were scrapped before seeing the light of day). She had recorded "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" on her 1977 album, "Making a Good Thing Better".
Best remembered by the public for her role as "Pamela Barnes Ewing Ewing" on the 1980s soap opera "Dallas" .
When on an airplane once, the pilot came on over the loudspeaker, and threatened not to land the plane unless Victoria told him "Who Shot J.R.?", during the summer before the third season of "Dallas" .
Considered the film Day of the Woman (1978) (A.K.A. "I Spit On Your Grave") to be the worst movie he has ever seen, then called its 2010 remake worse.
In 1978, a listener wrote into Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" radio show, requesting a long-distance dedication (a weekly feature) to Cheryl, asking her to his high school prom. She personally telephoned the boy with her regrets and he thought it was his friends playing a prank. The song in question, Cheryl's "Think It Over", peaked at #36.
Since the death of her father Will Geer in 1978, she has served as the artistic director of the family's beloved "Theatrical Botanicum," an outdoor theater in Topanga Canyon, California. She has displayed her talents as both director and actress in scores of productions over the decades, including "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Harold and Maude," "Medea" and "The Madwoman of Chaillot."