Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What's Up With Kristy McNichol World News Articles?

Talk about freaking me out! I got a few Google news alerts on Kristy McNichol, former actress, and was afraid to read them for fear she had died. Someone seems to be sending around a generic press release on her with no new information that world news organizations are picking up. It's the kind of stuff you read when someone dies, except it didn't say anything about her dying, thank heavens!

Kristy McNichol's too young to die!
You mostly see a flurry of stuff on Kristy McNichol on her birthday which is September 11, 1962. Here's what they're posting in the article:

Kristy McNichol was born on 11th September 1962 in Los Angeles, California. She is a well known former actress of the Hollywood film industry. She had played a role of Leticia ‘Buddy’ in “Family” which was a popular drama series of television and a role of Barbara Weston in the “Empty Nest”, a sitcom series. Jimmy McNichol, a former child actor is the brother of Kristy McNichol.

Bipolar disorder was diagnosed in Kristy McNichol in 1992 and then she took her retirement from the acting career. Her mother Carollyne was also an actress and a business manager while her father Jim McNichol was a carpenter. Her mother has a Palestinian but her father has a Scottish background. Initially Kristy McNichol appeared in commercials with Jimmy McNichol (her brother).

She has also given guest appearances in some series like “The Bionic Woman”, “Starsky and Hutch”, “The Love Boat” and “Love American Style”. She was casted for a role “Buddy” in “Family”, a television drama series which was on air from 1976 to 1980 and this role has become her recognition among her fans. She had also won Best Supporting Actress Emmy Award for the same role, one in 1977 and the other in 1979.

Some other future actresses and actors like Michael J. Fox, Helen Hunt and Leif Garrett have also given their guest appearance on this show. Aaron Spelling was the producer of this show which was considered to highlight the real life issues. Kristy McNichol spent her whole life in Los Angeles, California and never got married. After getting her retirement from the acting career, she joined as an acting teacher in a private school of Los Angeles.

Here are the unusual world news organizations that posted this story on the Internet:

So WTF is this all about? Is there some looney tunes fan out there sending out press releases on Kristy McNichol? If so, it sounds familiar.