Ask Stacy for Jan. 13-14, 2018

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DEAR STACY: I watched "Victoria and Abdul" on a recent flight and found the Indian actor who plays Abdul just delightful. Can you tell me about him? Is he married? Where else can we see him? -- Betszee13

DEAR Betszee13: Ali Fazal, 31, hails from Lucknow in Northern India. The 2014 "Most Desirable Man" designee by the Times of India, he is not married but dating Bollywood actress Richa Chadha. As for other credits, he's in Chris Kattan's 2009 "Bollywood Hero" miniseries and, fleetingly, in "Furious 7." His main body of work by far is in Indian films, including the popular comedies "Fukrey" and its sequel, and the 2016 hit romantic comedy, "Happy Bhag Jayegi."


DEAR STACY: Bruce Willis' right shoulder has a terrible scar. How did he get that? -- GoBarry

DEAR GoBarry: The scar is a residual effect of complications from surgery after Willis broke his arm at 17.



DEAR STACY: Whatever happened to Don Grady of "My Three Sons" fame? -- Cheryll T., New Port Richey, Florida

DEAR CHERYLL: Grady was 68 when he died of cancer after a four year battle in 2012. He left behind his wife of 26 years, Ginny, and their two grown children. The former original Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeer pursued his first love -- music -- after "My Three Sons." He wrote the theme song to the Phil Donahue show, and his compositions were featured in the children's TV series "The Kid-A-Littles" and the 1985 film "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Grady also co-wrote the song "Keep the Dream Alive," which was recorded by Herbie Hancock, Della Reese and others for the Jazz to End Hunger project. In 2008, he came out with an album for and about baby boomers, "Boomer: JazRokPop."


DEAR STACY: Can you tell me if Steve Allen's "Meeting of Minds" show is available for purchase? It was an excellent program. I wish they made shows like that nowadays. -- Mae11

DEAR MAE11: You can watch the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS show that brought historical figures (played by actors) together in a panel discussion (scripted to appear spontaneous) on YouTube for free. Because of their educational nature, Allen (who died in 2002) made them available for public performance without a royalty attached. The complete scripts of "Meeting of Minds" are available in a hardcover collection on Amazon and other outlets.

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