Friday, July 8, 2011

1001 Individuals More Memorable Than Charlie Sheen.... #36, #37, #38 & #39: The Ding-A-Lings!

(All images courtesy Time Life Video/NBCUniversal, Inc.)

Helen Funai.

Lynne Latham.

Jayne Kennedy.

Tara Leigh.

Brother Fang sez: "Four of the more notable reasons to invest your time (and money) on the recently-released 6-DVD collection The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show from Time Life. However, the featured episodes are BUTCHERED (sometimes, real choppy editing is evident) because Time Life was at the mercy of NBCUniversal regarding the footage due to the inevitable "rights and clearances" of music and guest stars, so renting this set or watching YouTube videos of these sexy, talented singers and dancers may be your best bet.

"An offshoot of series regulars The Golddiggers, The Ding-A-Lings (a.k.a. The Dingaling Sisters) had a few personnel changes during the years they were on Dean's show; these fine ladies are a later lineup from 1972. The most familiar face belongs to Jayne Kennedy, who later hit big in the late '70s through early '80s by acting for TV and movies, as well as co-hosting The NFL Today on CBS."

Keeping it trivial....

Fang Shih-yu, Shaolin Temple.