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Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson

Apr 1, 2019

You loved her as Mrs. C. on Happy Days. You'll be blown away when you see what a passionate go-getter she is in real life.

I sat down with Marion at her home in Los Angeles and we had quite a time!

You'll hear Marion talk about:

  • Happy Days - and how the cast really was a family
  • Trouble with Tom Bosley, however
  • What she learned from her "shrink"
  • Why most people in Hollywood are driven "A-types"
  • Why her parents were devastated when she got married
  • Getting divorced at age 40
  • Why she knew she just HAD to be a successful actress
  • Her big move to Hollywood
  • Not feeling quite up to snuff
  • Learning how to "play the game"
  • Rubbing elbows with
    • Tony Curtis
    • Janet Leigh
    • Cary Grant
  • Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Dinners with Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most, Anson Williams and Scott Baio
  • Her son, Jim Meskimen, and a fun factoid!
  • Her daughter, Ellen, and a fun factoid!
  • Surprising stories from her book, My Days: Happy and Otherwise 


TRIVIA: Who did Marion play on The Brady Bunch?

Send me your guess!



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Have fun with us on a YouTube Q&A:


See Marion and me OVER THE YEARS!


SEE MARION in person at the LA Times Festival of Books


Get Marion's book, My Days: Happy and Otherwise







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