Showbiz Sam; the Man in the Know

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Showbiz Sam; the Man in the Know


Sam, Showbiz, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)


Settle an argument. Is Goldie Hawn married to Kurt Russell? - Gillian Godfrey, Falkirk.

NO. They operate an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" relationship and live together - but watch this space!

PLEASE tell me if Coronation Street's Jim McDonald is Irish or was he, in fact, born in Scotland? -Iain Wright, Dumfries.

CHARLES Lawson was born Quinton Charles Devenish in Belfast on September 17, 1959. So his accent is 100 per cent authentic.

A COUPLE of large whiskies on this. I say 70s group Matthews Southern Comfort had a No. 1 hit. Pals say I'm off my head. - Joe McGuire, Gourock.

YOU'RE right, Joe. Their one and only UK hit - Woodstock - spent three weeks on top in September 1970.

SETTLE a pub argument. When did Michael Landon die and how old was he? - The Buddies, Paisley.

HE died from pancreatic cancer on July 1, 1991, at 54. He left his third wife Cindy Clerico and nine children.

I WILL be 13 on August 14. Can you please tell me what my birthday hit was? - Leanne McMurray, Glasgow.

FRANKIE Goes To Hollywood were in the last week of an amazing nine weeks at No. 1 with Two Tribes.

SETTLE a difference of opinion. Is Del Shannon still alive? There's pounds 10 on it. - Jane Chalmers, Cumbernauld.

HE died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on February 8, 1990, at his home in Santa Clara Valley, California.

CLUB disagreement! In Westerns, who has had most films made about him - Buffalo Bill or Wild Bill Hickok? - Jack Roberts, Perth.

BUFFALO Bill (William Frederick Cody, 1846-1917) leads Wild Bill (1837- 76) by 53 to 37. …

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