Friday, November 7, 2014

What's Happening Now With Kathy Lester

Flashback Weekend 2014 featured a reunion of Phantasm.  Among those with Phantasm ties was Kathy Lester, who has had perhaps one of the most interesting careers.
According to IMDB, Lester has four acting roles on her resume.  Three of the roles were on Phantasm movies and one was one tv's "What's Happening Now!"  Lester has done a lot of work in the theatre, but it is those four other roles which interest me.
I can understand just being in a movie franchise like Phantasm.  Sometimes things work out that way.  How does "What's Happening Now!" fit in though?  Also, why nothing else on the big or little screen?
I guess it comes down to how or why did she appear on the show?  Was it a favor to a friend on the show?  Was it an inside joke of sorts?  Was she a big fan of the show?
Stuff like that keeps me up at night?  There has to be a reason why Lester did just one episode of one show on tv.  I did not get the chance to ask her at F;ashback, but next time I will and I will report it right here!
Kathy Lester and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2014.

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