Thursday, August 19, 2010
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. - Laura Ingalls Wilder
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A HUG is my simple pleasure today. We need a minimum of 4 hugs a day for our health. And I do count virtual hugs!
Happy Birthday - wikipedia - Kyra Sedgwick
Sedgwick was born in New York City, the daughter of Patricia, a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody (the founder of the Groton School), William Ellery (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), the Reverend John Lathrop, and Governor Thomas Dudley. Sedgwick is also the first cousin once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick, a niece of the writer John Sedgwick, a sister of actor Robert Sedgwick and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern. Sedgwick's father was Episcopalian and of English heritage, and Sedgwick's mother was Jewish.
Sedgwick's parents separated when she was four and divorced when she was six; her mother subsequently re-married to Ben Heller, an art dealer. Sedgwick graduated from Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She transferred from Sarah Lawrence to the University of Southern California, graduating with a theater degree.
At the age of sixteen, Sedgwick made her debut on the television soap opera Another World. During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as Singles, Something to Talk About and Phenomenon, in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character. She starred in the Emmy Award-winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity. She played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's Secondhand Lions and Stella Peck in the 2007 film, The Game Plan. She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film The Woodsman.
Since 2005, Sedgwick has starred in the television series, The Closer. In 2007, she began earning roughly US$300,000 per episode. On January 15, 2007, she received a Golden Globe award for her performance as lead actress in that series. She also has been nominated for several awards for that role.
In 2009 Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.
 Personal life
Sedgwick married Kevin Bacon on September 4, 1988. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992). She is also the aunt of R&B/pop singer George Nozuka and his younger singer/songwriter brother Justin Nozuka. Sedgwick identifies her family and herself as Jewish; a 1996 interview referred to her as "an all-American Jewish WASP actress", but Sedgwick said in the article that she and her family do not participate in any specific religious activities for any faith except for attending some Passover seders.
Sedgwick and Bacon have admitted to being victims of the Bernard Madoff investment scam.
Do you remember her in Heart and Soul with RObert Downey Jr. That was such a cute movie.