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A Date With Destiny

Sheryl Ullman & Michael Reagan 2014
(above) The photo of today’s birthday gal, Sheryl Ullman of the 1969 Golddiggers, that appeared in a 1967 issue of TV Guide chronicling a match made on TV’s Dating Game between Sheryl and Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael.

A couple of years before she was chosen to be one of Dean Martin’s Golddiggers, SHERYL ULLMAN was faced with a choice of her own — one that she was asked to make before millions of viewers on national television: As a contestant on the Saturday night prime-time edition of ABC’s The Dating Game, she had to decide which of three eligible bachelors, visible to the audience but not to her, would be her pick to accompany her on an all-expenses-paid chaperoned jaunt to Victoria, British Columbia. The two who DIDN’T make the cut were actor Sal Mineo and UCLA quarterback Norman Dow, hero of the 1966 Rose Bowl. The lucky winner? Michael Reagan, son of then-California Governor and future President Ronald Reagan.

On top of the usual large audience that The Dating Game‘s matchmaking always drew, the pairing of Sheryl Ullman and Michael Reagan gained extra coverage, due to its being selected by TV Guide to illustrate a typical Dating Game outing (the photo shown here is from that issue). “When Cinderella Meets Prince Charming” read the article’s title. While Sheryl, who was 20 at the time, tells us that she and Michael (then 22) saw a bit more of each other after that first encounter, ultimately, she found her true Prince Charming in her husband, Jim. To that, we’d add that for anyone fortunate enough to know the ever-lovely Sheryl, they’ve found one of the sweetest, most giving, most genuine friends they’ll ever have. And that’s no fairy tale.

So we hope everyone reading this message will join us in wishing Sheryl a very Happy, Healthy Birthday, and Many, Many More.

January 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

Happy Birthday, Sheryl

Sheryl Ullman Bday 2013

Having to learn new song and dance routines, especially within short time frames and under deadline pressure, is certainly no easy task for any performer. But having to memorize not just your own part, but also be ready to substitute at a moment’s notice for one of the other members of your troupe, is a discipline requiring talent, focus and a sharp pro who’s a quick study.

Fortunately for the 1969 Golddiggers (and their audiences, too), those are exactly the skills that Sheryl Ullman brought to the group, working the “swing shift,” so to speak, as the gal versatile enough either to add an extra voice to the ensemble, or when needed, fill in for one of her colleagues who might be ill or have the night off.

However, while she might be expert at subbing for others, those of us who know and love Sheryl are well aware that there’s no one who can take her place in our hearts. And since today is your birthday, Sheryl, we wish for you a very Happy, Healthy Birthday, and Many, Many More.

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January 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm 3 comments


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