I represent the first generation whom, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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A beloved actress, acting coach, radio host and author, Dee Wallacehas appeared in more than 130 movies, including Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, 10 and, of course, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. She has also starred in four television series, including Together We Stand, The New Lassie and Sons and Daughters, as well as made guest appearances in such popular shows as The Streets of San Francisco, Lou Grant, Hart to Hart, Saving Grace, Without a Trace and Ghost Whisperer.
Dee’s latest book, Bright Light: Spiritual Lessons from a Life in Acting, is the story of her own journey in show business and also through life itself, filled with many poignant and humorous stories about some of the lessons she learned along the way from the likes of Peter Jackson, Joe Dante, Wes Craven, Blake Edwards, Dudley Moore, acting coach Charles Conrad, and Dee’s late husband, actor Christopher Stone. We’ll talk about these stories and more when Dee Wallace joins us in our second hour.