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INTERVIEW

A few questions for … Cheryl Ladd Why did you decide to partner with Childhelp decades ago? It was 1977 and I was starring in Charlie’s Angels, my daughter Jordan was two and I read an article about child abuse in America being an epidemic. I was so shaken by it that I decided to develop a film for ABC called “ When She Was Bad” to bring attention to the issue. When I was promoting the film on the Dinah Shore Show I looked into the camera and said “if there is an organization out there that is working to help abused children, please contact me because I want to help.” What do you consider your greatest hour professionally? Wow, that is a huge question. Of course I have to say that “Charlie’s Angels“ made me a household name and because of that success I have been given many opportunities for many years. However, playing Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun” for 6 months on Broadway was one of the greatest experiences of my professional life. Where would you like to live? Where I live right now. Why have you returned to Childhelp year after year? Sara and Yvonne were the Angels that reached out to me when I made my plea on Dinah Shore. When I met them and went to the Village in Beaumont, California, my heart and my mind were changed forever. They are two of the most remarkable women and they inspire me to this day. Who are your heroes? My Mother and Father. They had four children whom they loved, respected and encouraged. Each of us felt deep in our hearts that we were the favorite! At the same time they taught us that family and

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love were the most important thing. Not just in words, but in thousands of deeds. I felt so valued when I was growing up that it breaks my heart to think that any child is treated cruelly. On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? I try to be truthful and encouraging and only fib when complete honesty would only hurt. What’s your worst habit? Watching HGTV at 1 a.m. What’s the hardest part about your job? Trying to look good at 5 a.m. Who would you like to act with in a movie or television production, living or dead and why? Gregory Peck. I’m sure I don’t have to explain why. How did you get your start in show business? My first job in L.A. was the singing voice of Melody in the cartoon series Josie and the Pussycats

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