September 05, 1977 12:00 PM

David Doyle

Can’t you write one article without mentioning Farrah? I love David Doyle and couldn’t wait for this issue to come out. Farrah doesn’t make that show; neither will Cheryl Ladd, for that matter. Doyle is the one who’s the whole show (PEOPLE, Aug. 15).

Karen Fabio

Las Vegas

Let’s pray this time that they’ve got one who can act. Then chuck Jaclyn Smith next season and they might have a show with substance.

Dolores Simmons

Marin County, Calif.

I beg to differ. The Irish father on TV’s Bridget Loves Bernie was played by Tom Bosley, currently of ABC’s Happy Days, rather than by Mr. Doyle. If Mr. Bosley portrayed a character named “Doyle” and Henry Winkler donned a Farrah wig, perhaps we could overcome this confusion.

R. Kessler

New York City

It was Doyle who played Bridget’s dad. But he’s been confused with Tom Bosley so long, David laughs, that when he first got the Angels script and “saw the name ‘Bosley,’ I thought, Oh brother, this is too much!” The real Bosley and the real Doyle (above) will actually play together Oct. 7 in the made-for-ABC drama Very Dangerous Love.

—ED.

Cancer Researchers

Thank you for the article on cancer and the nine scientists who are doing a fantastic job with this mysterious disease. As a nurse who sees sickness and disease every day, it is great to know that men like these are there to help and cure and save lives.

Kimberly S. Sheldon

Scotia, N.Y.

Why can’t all the “dedicated” scientists, physicians, researchers combine their efforts? Every year billions are spent in grants and the same experiments are duplicated many times around the world. I often think a computer center, centrally located, would be a tremendous time-and labor-saving device and would virtually eliminate duplication.

C. Conte

Westlake Village, Calif.

The Keane Brothers

“Twerp rock”? Wise up! Music by young people is still music. Did anyone ever call Tatum O’Neal a twerp actress?

David B. Willis

Warwick, R.I.

Star Tracks

You have the wrong information. My name is Mark Johnson and I am the “junior magician” who is shown levitating Amy Carter on the White House lawn. I am 15 years old and in my sophomore year at Evanston High School.

Mark Johnson

Evanston, Ill.

The mistaken identification—Jon Stetson was another young magician who performed for Amy—was a White House blooper.

—ED.

Wolfman Jack

Your story on Wolfman Jack was great. A special friend and I listen to his radio show every Sunday (a type of salvation for us). And by the way, Wolfman still does ask, “Are yer peaches sweet?” Keep on keepin’ on, Wolf!

D. Hall

St. Louis

Wolfman Jack is the single most repulsive character I’ve ever seen or heard. No kidding.

Lou Ann Tracy

Huntsville, Ala.

Vernon Jordan

I find it ludicrous that after listing black leader Vernon Jordan’s outstanding credentials you’d include such an inane and asinine comment as, “I didn’t know that black was beautiful until I saw Vernon in a swimsuit.”

Harriett Mack

Los Angeles

Princess Caroline

It’s sad that Princess Caroline, who has the potential to become a moving force in the world, may be reduced to the role of wife to an insurance salesman.

D. Miller

Pacific Grove, Calif.

Anne Edwards

If Anne Edwards’ sequel to Gone with the Wind is as good as her Vivien Leigh biography, it is sure to be a hit.

Judy A. Jablonski

Troy, Mich.

I am appalled! Who gave Anne Edwards and Zanuck/Brown the authority to write the “sequel” to GWTW anyway?

Martha L. Troutt

Phoenix

It was Stephens Mitchell, the novelist’s older brother. After rebuffing all requests for sequel rights since the death of his famous sister in 1949, Mitchell, 81, finally surrendered. “Let them have ago at it,” he said. “Nobody can write like Margaret could anyway.”

—ED.

I shudder to think what Gable, Leigh, Selznick and especially Margaret Mitchell would say if they were alive. And I’m curious to know what Olivia de Havilland thinks, being the sole surviving star of the original and, as far as I’m concerned, only cast.

Karen Hubert

Lake Alfred, Fla.

“It’s certainly a daring idea—a dangerous enterprise, “said de Havilland, 61, when news of the “sequel” broke, “because it’s going to have to live up to the original. If it turns out that a favorable comparison can be made with the original, then that’s great.” Any chance she would accept a part? “If there is a suitable role and a good first-class script, there is no reason why I wouldn’t,” replies the 1936 classic’s Melanie.

—ED.

Kiss

Why don’t you update your act a little? Two recent surveys of rock groups listed Kiss as No. 1—strange for a group with “empty lyrics” and “musical platitudes.” I won’t kiss off Kiss, but I will kiss off your poor review.

Kim Ward

Bridgewater, Mass.

Thank you. It’s about time everyone stopped saying how great Kiss is and faced reality: Kiss stinks.

Anne Masterson

Norwich, Conn.

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