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Daily Trivia – 7/7/11

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Question: On The Great Space Coaster, who hosted the “No Gnews Show”?


Last Question: On Kate and Allie, What Actresses played the title characters?

Answer: Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin

Kate and Allie aired on CBS from March 19, 1984 to May 22, 1989.

After the show ended, Susan Saint James, who played the free-spirited Kate McArdle, retired from acting. Saint James has occasionally emerged from retirement to appear in television series guest roles, such as the mother of (her real-life niece) Christa Miller in the first season of The Drew Carey Show, and ten years later, as a defense attorney on the February 28, 2006 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She also starred in a Warner Theatre (Torrington, Connecticut) 1999 production of The Miracle Worker.

Jane Curtin, who played the more traditional Allie Lowell, continued television acting when she played Dr. Mary Albright on 3rd Rock from the Sun from 1996 to 2001. Curtin also starred with Fred Savage in the ABC sitcom Crumbs, which debuted in January 2006 and was canceled in May of that year. She also guest-starred on Gary Unmarried as Connie, Allison’s mother.