Storyline: The distant father continues to pursue the craft of acting to try to open up his natural reticence and reserve, while slowly coming to realize that the dialogue that truly counts here is the one between intimates.

Henry Fonda (1905-1981) - American actor, and patriarch of acting family. Outer: Descendant of Dutch settlers who founded the town of Fonda in upstate New York. The family moved to the Midwest when he was an infant. Father was a printshop owner. 2 younger sisters. Originally wanted to be a writer after winning a short story contest at 10. 6’1”, and lanky, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. Intended to pursue a journalistic career, but dropped out of the Univ. of Minnesota after 2 years and worked as an office boy at a credit company. Asked by actor Marlon Brando’s mother to play a lead role with the Omaha Community Playhouse, an amateur organization, and stayed with the company for 3 years, quitting his day job. Joined a New England stock company, then formed a company called the University Players with several others who went on to noted careers. Made his Broadway debut with a walk-on role in his mid-20s, but his real career was shaped by the University Players. Married his frequent co-star with them, Margaret Sullavan (Bridget Fonda) in 1931, divorced less than a year later. The following year he played his first important Broadway part in “New Faces,” and made his movie debut as well in The Farmer Takes a Wife, a role he had originated on the Great White Way. Had a spectacular screen career from the very beginning, establishing himself quickly as a star, despite great difficulty in expressing his emotions in his private life. Became synonymous with the quintessentially American virtues of strength, sincerity and courage. Married society belle Francis Brokaw in his early 30s, 2 children from union, actress Jane and actor Peter. Completely unable to communicate with his family, retreating into himself the more they demanded of him. His wife ultimately committed suicide 14 years later in a sanitarium after a mental breakdown, in part, over his inability to express affection. Several months later, he married Susan Blanchard, the daughter of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, divorced 6 years afterwards, one adopted daughter. Served in the Navy as an intelligence officer during WW II, winning several medals. Returned to Hollywood to continue his career unabated, while rarely playing villainous roles. Had his greatest Broadway triumph in his early 40s in Mister Roberts, reprising the role later on the screen, after an absence from the movies of 6 years. Alternated between the stage and screen from his mid-50s onward, as well as playing in 2 TV series, and several specials and TV films. His 4th marriage was to Afdera Franchetti, an Italian countess in 1957, divorced 4 years later, and his final union was in 1962 to Shirlee Adams, a former model and airline stewardess. Two of his wives would suffer bulimia, as would his daughter. In 1978, he was given the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and he won his only Best Actor Oscar three years later, for his last film, On Golden Pond, before dying the following annum of heart failure. Finally able to express a sense of love to his family in his old age. Inner: Strongly liberal in his beliefs, to the point of occasionally getting into fights over them, but a very cold character, unable to express his love to those closest to him. Cramped lifetime of trying to unknot himself through his ongoing mastery of a highly emotional craft, although resisting this greatest of challenges, for him, until life’s near/end. Edward Davenport (Edward Louis Davenport) (1815-1877) - American actor, patriarch of acting family. Outer: Son of an innkeeper. Led a desultory youth until he finally found himself upon the stage, despite his parents’ vigorous protests. Made his debut in his early 20s under the name of E. Dee in ‘A New Way to Pay Old Debts,’ then served a solid apprenticeship, playing every kind of role for a decade, in both stock companies and on tour. Went to England in his early 30s and stayed there for 6 years, playing mostly Shakespearean roles, while becoming one of the leading man of his time, with a strong, melodious, husky voice. Married in 1849 to Fanny Vining (Bridget Fonda). His wife was a popular English actress whose father had been manager of the Haymarket theater. 9 children, 7 reached maturity and all pursued theatrical careers, including Fanny (Jane Fonda), Edgar (Peter Fonda) and Harry (Eric Stoltz). Returned to the U.S. in his late 30s, and spent two more decades on the American stage in a wide range or roles, employing precision rather than overwhelming technique in his performances, which were known for their emotional restraint. His health finally failed and he was forced to retire, dying at home. Inner: Natural dignity, courteous, renowned for his intelligent style, ultimately known as a scholarly actor. Highly versatile, so that he was never considered great in any one venue, such as comedy or tragedy. Reserved lifetime of trying to open himself up to a more of an interior accessibility through his ongoing pursuit of acting as a craft, although still more into surfaces in his relationships than true heart, and always in his head, as his safest refuge. Lewis Hallam, Jr. (c1740-1808) - English/American actor/manager. Outer: Father was a low comedian of the same name, mother was also an actress. Older brother of actress Isabella Mattocks (Sandra Bullock), along with two other siblings. His uncle William was the manager of an obscure London theater that went bankrupt and he prevailed upon his brother and his wife to form a new troupe and take it to America, leaving his youngest sister behind. Made his first American appearance in Williamsburg, Va. when he was around 12 in ‘The Merchant of Venice.’ Ran from the stage in a tearful panic after delivering his one line. Able to overcome his fear of performing, and played 2 years in various Northeastern cities. His father died and his mother remarried an actor who became company manager, re-dubbing it the American Company of Comedians. Medium height, erect and slender. Eventually became the company’s leading man, and probably gave the first American performance of Romeo, playing at least once to his mother’s Juliet. Forced to suspend performances through an edict of the Continental Congress on the onset of the American Revolutionary War. Set up again in Jamaica, before going back to England, where he played Hamlet. Returned to the West Indies to rejoin his company in its decade-long exile, and came back to America at the conclusion of the war. His mother died and his step-father retired, leaving him with the company. Had a stormy partnership with acrobat/pantomimist John Henry (John Wayne), in their renamed venture Hallam & Henry. There was a general moral opposition to British players after the Revolution, although eventually he won a following. By 1790, he concentrated largely on the theaters of NYC. Married, then separated, with his wife dying in 1893, the son from their union became an inept actor. Wed a young beautiful actress, Eliza Tuke (Bridget Fonda) who was continually intoxicated. Sold his interest to actor John Hodgkinson (Marlon Brando), but soon found him even more avaricious than Henry, and the duo developed a bitter enmity towards one another. Brought in William Dunlop (Bill Cosby), as a 3rd partner, although eventually withdrew from management in his mid-50s and concentrated on acting. Enfeebled by life’s end, he died after several announced ‘last’ performances. Inner: Parsimonious, crafty and quarrelsome, often the cause of his own problems. Admired as an actor, although largely passionless, with a better feel for high comedy than deep emotions. Flaw-flaunting lifetime of establishing himself on less demanding shores, while suffering for his own deficiencies both as a player and as a human being. John Dudley, duke of Northumberland (1502-1553) - English statesman. Outer: Eldest of five brothers of a lawyer who was minister to Henry VII (Rupert Murdoch), and later executed. His mother was his father’s 2nd wife. Brought up in the home of his guardian, and father’s partner, Edward Guildford. His guardian successfully appealed his father’s attainder in 1512, and he later served under him, while marrying his daughter Jane in 1520. 5 sons from union, including John (Martin Sheen), Guildford (Rob Lowe), Ambrose (George F. Kennan), Robert (Bob Hope) and Henry (Aaron Sorkin), while his daughter married Henry Sidney (George Will), and became mother of Philip Sidney (Winston Churchill) and Mary Sidney (Arianna Huffington). Knighted in 1523, for gallantry on the field in France. Rose to power on his military skills there, and became a protege of the king’s councilor Thomas Wolsey (Henry Kissinger). Returned to France several times, and by his early 30s, had the reputation of being an extremely able commander, bringing glory to his house once again. Added to his estates over the next decade, as well his power, and was made a privy councilor and Knight of the Garter in 1543, before becoming governor of Boulogne from 1544 to 1546, among other positions, including Member of Parliament. On Henry VIII’s (Maxwell Beaverbrook) death in 1547, he was made joint regent, along with a host of others, and high chamberlain of England. As executor of Henry VIII’s will, he initially supported Edward Somerset (Duke of Wellington) as protector of Edward VI (Cecil Beaton), while surreptitiously gathering support to oust him. Distinguished himself in the field in Scotland, and formed a coalition against Somerset and had him imprisoned. Although the duo later reconciled, he took complete control of the government during his absence. Made himself a duke in 1551, appropriated Church monies, and had Somerset executed in 1552, although did not take the title of Lord Protector, as his predecessor had. Instead. he convinced the dying Edward and king’s council his Protestant daughter-in-law, Jane Grey (Antonia Fraser), to whom he had recently married his son Guildford, should be next in line in succession, instead of the Catholic Mary Tudor (Rose Kennedy). Knew full well that if the latter was enthroned, his anti-Catholic stance would signal his summary execution. His army, however, refused to back him. Highly unpopular, he was condemned for high treason and executed, with Guildford and the unfortunate Lady Jane following him. Inner: Unscrupulous intriguer who placed his own ambitions over the welfare of the state. Probably ended his desire to be a political powerhouse, which put him on a more self-expressive pathway to rediscovering his buried humanity. Comeuppance lifetime of trying to actualize his overarching ambitions through dint of sheer will, only to be undone by his own audacity. John I (1167-1216) - King of England. Outer: Youngest son of Henry II (Kathleen Kennedy) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (Sara Roosevelt). Nicknamed ‘Lackland,’ in his early teens for receiving no territory from his father, despite being his favorite, while eventually leading to rumor he intended to disinherit his heir, Richard (Richard Burton), and give him the crown. Nothing known of his early childhood or education. Declared king of Ireland at 10, he was sent there at 19, where he alienated the natives by his insolence, while spending the pay of his mercenaries,who promptly deserted to the Irish. Joined his brothers’ revolt against his father, when he saw the king’s cause was hopeless, and probably hastened his progenitor’s death in 1189, after which he had himself declared heir to the throne, while his older brother, Richard I, succeeded to it. 5’6”, and handsome when young, although his appetites made him quite fat later on. The same year he married Isabella of Gloucester, despite a ban on his being too closely related to her. On the news of Richard’s imprisonment while on crusade, he did homage to his enemy, the king of France. Made raids with foreign mercenaries on his brother’s English territory, but was compelled to flee into France. Excommunicated and deprived of his English lands, but was forgiven by Richard, after deliberately staying in the background so as to win back his sibling’s trust. Succeeded to the throne in 1199 on Richard’s death. Had his first marriage voided by his bishops in 1200, while retaining her inheritance. The same year he married Isabella (Jane Fonda), the daughter of the count of Angouleme. two sons and 3 daughters by the union, including his successor Henry III (Jacqueline Kennedy). Had a passion for books, libraries followed him everywhere. An unattractive philanderer, he sired at least a dozen illegitimate children. Murdered his rival, his nephew Arthur I (Max Kennedy) in 1202, after first attempting to blind him. Despite his continual machinations, he proved to be an excellent administrator, as well as a hoarder wealth, making him a rich king at the price of his plundered subjects. Constant quarrels, revolts and political maneuvering made him extremely unpopular, and he wound up losing much of his French territory. Nicknamed ‘Softsword’ for his French losses. Also had continual contretemps with his clergy, causing the pope to place England under interdict for 5 years and to excommunicate him in 1209. Exploited everyone to raise money for his political causes, and plunged the country into a barons’ revolt, which precipitated the Magna Carta, or ‘great charter’ in 1215, which, in turn, became the basis for English constitutional law. Ravaged the countryside in the wake of the hostilities he engendered, and died of dysentery after consuming peaches and beer in the midst of an invasion, possibly poisoned. Most telling of his legacy is that no other king ever took his name, making him the one and only John. Inner: Cruel and avaricious, with a driving demonic energy. Suspicious and superstitious, with little self-discipline, and a genius for alienating virtually every element in the country, despite overt abilities for rule. A tireless traveler, he was continually moving about his realm, but probably knew its roads far better than its peoples. Nasty-spirited lifetime of inadvertantly furthering constitutional democracy through his own resistance to it, while exposing his own egregious lack of humanity, when placed in a position of power. Valens (c328-378) - Eastern Roman Emperor. Outer: From a Germanic family, father was a peasant who became a general, and then later lost his estates via political intrigue. Younger brother of Valentinian I (Richard Burton). Medium height, bow-legged, with a protruding stomach, and impaired sight in one eye. Probably spent most of his youth on his family estate, before joining the military in his 30s, when he served the earlier emperors as a member of the household guard. Made co-emperor in the east in 364 when his brother was raised to the throne, although his position was clearly subordinate to the latter’s. Proved to be a fair ruler, loyal to friends, but greedy and eager for great wealth, while his eastern realm was continually under attack from one source or another. Married Albia Dominica, the daughter of a well-hated Roman nobleman, 3 children. Popular hatred for his father-in-law precipitated a revolt against him, although he was able to dispel it. Ravaged Visigoth territory when they challenged him afterwards, and spent the last 7 years of his reign doing battle against various elements challenging his rule. Persecuted the Catholic Church and exiled some Catholic bishops as a staunch Arian Christian. The greatest legacy of his reign was an aqueduct he started for Constantinople, completing the work of his predecessor Constantine I (Mohandes Gandhi). Careful with the economy but an incompetent general, died in the Battle of Adrianople, along with 2/3 of his army, in the worst Roman defeat in 4 centuries. His body was never found, and he was blamed for the fall of Roman army. Inner: Cruel, unjust and choleric, and uncompromising with enemies. Greedy, insatiable in his desire for wealth and power. Boorish, with little skill in dealing with others, and no sense of the suffering he caused. Heavy-handed lifetime of learning about rule in a thoroughly martial environment, while reflecting the uptight, upright acquisitive personality of the empire and his own deep failings as a human being.


Storyline: The ardent entrepreneur plays with a variety of roles, bringing a deep emotional intelligence to them all, while infuriating many, inspiring others, and learning through failure and success, how to be in command of herself.

Jane Fonda (1937) - American actress, writer, activist and fitness guru. Outer: Father was actor Henry Fonda, mother was socialite Frances Brokaw, older sister of actor Peter Fonda. Her uncommunicative sire made for a strained household, and a lifelong need on her part to please men. Brought east when she was 10, and lived with her grandmother in Connecticut. Her mother committed suicide when she was 12, although she didn’t find out the truth about her demise until later. Had little interest in acting, although appeared in school productions, and with her father at 17 in Omaha in “The Country Girl.” 5’7” with blue eyes and blonde hair, as well as a bulimic obsession about her weight, and an addiction to Dexedrine into her 40s to keep herself thin. Also learned how to compartmentalize her feelings, thanks to her father’s insistence she not express them. Dropped out of Vassar, to go to Paris to study art. After modeling in NY, she made her Broadway debut in 1959 as an ingenue in "There Was a Little Girl." Continually influenced by powerful men, beginning with Andreas Voutina, a director at the Actor’s Studio, where she had studied. Began her stage and screen career simultaneously in her early 20s, making her movie debut in Tall Story. Quickly established herself as a screen presence, before marrying French director Roger Vadim in 1965, who tried to mold her into a celluloid sex kitten, as he had done with his previous wives, including Brigitte Bardot. Also tried to rid her of any bourgeoisie tendencies, while introducing her to threesomes. One daughter from the union, Vanessa, who became a producer and cinematographer. Divorced in 1970 and returned to the U.S, after her husband called her a middle-class housewife. Frenetically threw herself into social causes as an antidote to the opprobrium, ultimately enraging many Americans through a well-publicized trip to Hanoi during the height of the Vietnam War, winning her the sobriquet of ‘Hanoi Jane,’ and the enduring enmity of many vets. Took up numerous crusades, using her celebrity to form an Anti-War Troupe while recording her adventures on film as a highly visible dissident. Married anti-Establishment politician Tom Hayden in her mid-30s, and lived a wealthy lifestyle with servants, while presenting herself as an advocate of common concerns, one son from union, Troy Garity, who became an actor, and whose first big role was playing his father in a film. Gradually developed into an actress of depth and power, winning an Academy Reward for Best Actress in 1971 for her role as a prostitute in Klute, then won a 2nd Best Actress Oscar in 1978 for the Vietnam era drama, Coming Home. Her chic radicalism waned and she divorced Hayden after 17 years of marriage. Eventually apologized on TV for her behavior during the Vietnam War to veterans, although remains among the unforgiven for many of them. Her entrepreneurial spirit ultimately prevailed with a successful series of books and workout tapes, turning her into a spokeswoman for physical fitness, after opening her first studio in 1978, allowing gyms to become the province of women. Her “Workout Book,” published in 1981, was a bestseller, and helped spur the aerobics craze of the 1980s. Appeared with her father in his last film, On Golden Pond although the 2 always had strained relations. Her 3rd marriage was to media mogul Ted Turner in her late 40s. Took over the Turner Foundation, and plunged back into political issues. Despite being a highly public power couple, he could not contain his wandering eye, and the union ended in separation and then divorce at the turn of the millennium, followed by rumors of her adopting yet another face, that of born-again Christianity. Admitted at the same time that she had been bulimic and anorexic for a full quarter century. Continues to both produce and act in films, albeit without a political agenda, preferring to enjoy her positions of both wealth and power, and letting others bear the standards for her earlier concerns, although the Iraq War eventually brought out her latent dissident again in 2007. Wrote her autobiography, “My Life So Far,” in 2005, in which she admitted to living her life largely through the eyes of men, before finally finding herself as a woman. In 2009, she returned to the Broadway stage in “33 Variations,” after an absence of 46 years, then penned the best-seller, “Prime Time: Making the Most of All of Your Life,” in 2011, before plunging back into her career, both on the large and small screens, with a juicy role as a network owner in Aaron Sorkin’s high profile cable series “Newsroom.” Honored in 2014 with AFI’s 42nd Lifetime Achievement Award.The following year, she retimed with Lily Tomlin in the broad Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie.” Both play longtime rivals who is forced to deal with their husbands falling in love with one another and wanting to marry, in a series that explores the sexuality and diminishment of older women and their seeming redundancy in the eyes of youth. At the same time, she admitted plastic surgery added another decade to her working life, while also announcing she was enjoying the best sex of her existence with inamorata producer Richard Perry. also a septuagenarian. Has a net worth of $120 million.Inner: Intelligent, expressive, intense and extremely self-involved, with a great need to be both seen and heard, through her many transmutations. Always working on herself, through rigorous introspection, and in turn, is constantly revinventing herself, while dealing with a host of fears and insecurities, bred by her father’s inability to express love to her, and a longtime family tradition of depression. Despised by many for earlier stands, she remains unforgiven in many circles, as a prototype of civil disobedience run amok. Constant reclamation lifetime of continuing to develop her communication skills, as well as serving as a model for assertive and highly successful womanhood, albeit, underneath it all, always searching for the father she never really had. Fanny Davenport (1850-1898) - American actress. Outer: Eldest daughter of Edward and Fanny Davenport (Henry & Bridget Fonda). Born while her parents were on tour in London. Sister of actors Edgar (Peter Fonda) and Harry (Eric Stoltz). Had a passion for the theater, and performed her first speaking part at 6, initially billed as Miss Fanny. Robust, played boy’s parts, and her first adult role at 12 was as the king of Spain. In her early teens, she left her father’s company to pursue her own independent career. Full-blown and buxom. Joined a stock company in her mid-teens, then pursued her own career with various companies. In her late teens, she joined the Augustin Daly (Aaron Spelling) company in NYC, enjoying success in a wide variety of roles, including Shakespearean revivals and English comedies. Formed her own company in her mid-20s, with herself as its central attraction. Gradually expanded the company’s repertory while proving herself adept at both management and acting. Bought a play written for her by Daly, and then etablished a repertoire of Shakespeare and modern French drama. n her late 20s, she married Edwin Price, an actor in her company, divorced 9 years later, then wed a 2nd actor in her company, Willet MacDowell, in 1889. Failed on the English stage but bought the American rights to ‘Fedora’ by Victorien Sardou (Neil Simon), which had established Sarah Bernhardt (Laurie Anderson) a well as Sardou, and focused primarily on his work for the rest of her well-received career. Her last lavish production was an expensive failure. Made one final stage appearance then retired exhausted to her vacation home, where she died. Inner: Confident, strong-willed, good executive skills. Who’s-the-boss lifetime of coming through a familiar family, and rejecting their easy support to assay her own career, showing a gift for entrepreneurship as well as the ability to control her own destiny. Ann Brunton Merry (1769-1808) - English/American actress. Outer: Father was a former grocer and tea dealer who took to the stage when his daughter was 5, and later managed the Theatre Royal. Made her theatrical debut under his management in Bath in ‘The Grecian Daughter,’ in her mid-teens, and later that year, after several successful performances both there and in Bristol, made her London debut in ‘The Roman Father’ at the Covent Garden theater. Spent the next 7 years as an audience favorite there, then in her early 20s married a minor poet, Robert Merry, who made far merrier than his pockets warranted. Retired from the stage, but was forced back onto it 5 years later through her husband’s extravagance, and she accepted an offer from a Philadelphia theater manager. Made her American debut in 1796 in Romeo and Juliet in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street Theater, and her New York debut the following year. Continued playing with the Chestnut Street company, which toured the northeast, for the rest of her working life, as the reigning dramatic queen of the American stage. Her husband died in her late 20s, and in her early 30s, she married the manager of her company, Thomas Wignell (Jimmy Stewart). He died a few weeks later and she took over the management of the company with his partner. Married a 3rd time to actor William Warren (Walter Matthau) and died 2 years later during a southern tour. Inner: Graceful, melodic voice. Scrupulous, honest, beloved. Hand-at-the-tiller lifetime of liaison with longtime good-time sibling, before learning the intricacies of career control through her liaisons with several budding masters of the craft. Hannah Pritchard (Hannah Vaughan) (1711-1768) - English actress and singer. Outer: Father was a stay-maker, who may have supplied accessories to the theaters. Raised in the neighborhood of the Drury Lane theater, and was the 2nd of 5 children. Enjoyed a modest upbringing, and had 2 sisters who were actresses. Tall and statuesque, albeit quite plain. Married in her teens to an engraver named William Pritchard, who later briefly became an actor, and then a theatrical administrator, while they also ran a dressmaking business geared towards costumes for the stage. Three daughters from the union, with one becoming an actress, as well as a son who died in infancy. Initially played in London fairground theaters, before making her London debut in her early 20s. Joined the ‘Comedians of His Majesty’s Revels,’ and played a wide range of characters in her first season with them, indicating considerable unrecorded experience beforehand. Enjoyed her first triumph in 1740 in a revival of a Shakespearean comedy, “As You Like It.” Played in the top London theaters, and led a blameless life, although her brother Henry Vaughan (Peter Fonda), was a known wastrel. Partnered with a young David Garrick (Richard Burton) for several seasons, and became one of the more conspicuous stars in his subsequent company. Considered the greatest Lady Macbeth of her day, while her style was best suited for rage and horror. Capable of both high and low roles, she was left money by a distant relative, and amassed a considerable estate from her various activities. Uneducated and common in private life, although able to project gentility upon the stage. Extremely corpulent as she got older, her health began to suffer during the 1764 season, so that four years later, she gave her final performance, in her favorite role, that of Lady Macbeth. After her retirement, Garrick never played Macbeth again. Appointed Dresser to the Queen towards the end of her career, because of her respectability. Moved to Bath and died soon after her last performance of “a mortification of the foot.” In 1772, four years after her passing, a white marble memorial tablet was erected in Westminster Abbey, next to Shakespeare’s monument in Poets’ Corner. Inner: Led a chaste private life, and was a devoted wife and mother. Highly intelligent, despite a lack of formal education. Extremely versatile, a natural actress, who compensated for her plain appearance with a deep emotionality, while identifying with most of the characters she played. Foundation lifetime of fashioning a career out of emotional projection, while using her natural intelligence to compensate for her limited education. Katherine Stuart, Lady d’Aubigny (Katherine Howard) (1620-1650) - English conspirator. Outer: Daughter of the 2nd earl of Suffolk. Mother was the daughter of the Earl of Dunbar. Nothing known of her upbringing or early education. In 1638, she secretly married George Stewart, the 9th Seigneur of d’Aubigny, a Scotsman who was the son of the third duke of Lennox, and a cousin of the English monarch, Charles I (Prince George). Son and daughter from the union. Both her family and the king opposed the marriage, which produced a son and daughter. Her husband was subsequently killed in battle, and she became a member of the royal court at Oxford. In 1643, she was given permission by Parliament to come to London to deal with her spouse’s affairs, while secretly working for the king in trying to raise forces among royalist sympathizers there in the opening rounds of the English Civil War twixt the Parliamentarians and monarchists. When the plot came to light, some of the participants were hanged, while she wound up imprisoned in the Tower for some months, despite claiming protection from the French ambassador because of her husband’s inherited title as ninth seigneur d’Aubigny. Spent the next several years trying to gain claims to various customs farms granted by the previous king to the younger sons of her father-in-law. Through her brother, who was known as the third earl of Suffolk and a Presbyterian peer, she finally received her extensive rights. In 1648, she married her second husband, James Levingston, 1st Earl of Newburgh, a Scottish gentleman of the bedchamber to the king, one daughter from the union. When the king spent a night in their Surrey house, they tried to help secure his escape, although their plans were intercepted. Nevertheless, they were able to help the besieged monarch to pass a message to his exiled queen. Despite all, she and her children remained in the positive graces of the Parliament’s revenue committee. Following the regicide of the king by Parliamentary forces in 1649, she and her husband joined other royalist exiles at the Hague. Tried to meditate between the Scottish connections of both her husbands, but died prematurely in exile, which was a great blow to the royalist cause. Inner: Possessor of both wit and charm, and an adept communicator. Intriguing lifetime of manipulating around a losing cause during a time of great upheaval, which made for an extremely early exit, but not before making her name, as always, known to the power elite of her times. Isabella (1186-1246) - French-born queen of England. Outer: Grand/daughter of Louis VI (Arthur Seyss-Inquart) of France through her mother, who had been earlier widowed. Only child of the count of Angouleme. Betrothed to a French noble, Hugues X of Lusignan, but John I of England (Henry Fonda) fell in love with her when she was 14, and refused to allow her to marry anyone but him, for what may also have been cynical political purposes. After he had his first marriage voided, the couple were wed in 1200, and she was crowned the following year, before becoming Countess of Angouleme in her own right. 2 sons and 3 daughters from the union, including her husband’s successor, Henry III (Jacqueline Kennedy). Never given any territory, revenues or power by her royal spouse, so that she played no political role in their life together, and, after 1205, was rarely in his company. Despite his constant infidelity, and her rectitude, John was insanely jealous of her, once hanging a suspected lover’s corpse over her bed. Imprisoned at Gloucester in 1214, and a year after John’s death in 1216, she left England, although she continued to use her title and her seal as queen, despite being excluded from the inner circle of the royal council. Denied what was left to her by John, she abandoned her English family, and established her sovereignty over the city and county of Angouleme. In 1220, she finally married Hugues, after many years of separation, allowing him to claim lands previous denied him. 11 children from the union, with several dying young, while her husband proved continually unfaithful, creating, once again, a very shaky match for her. Effected a reconciliation with her son Henry in 1226, although she and her husband continually plotted against the English crown. Later, she was accused of a plot to poison the king of France in 1244. Fled to the Plantagenet abbey of Fontrevault and died in hiding there 2 years later, after having been veiled as a nun on her deathbed. Inner: Fiery character, with a will to match her two unfaithful mates, although without the power to do successful battle with them. Never showed much affection for her English offspring and was ill-loved by the British, despite her youth and early innocence. Pawn turned queen lifetime of little control over her early life, but much passionate drama later on in her desire to reclaim herself as a figure to be reckoned with, despite the secondary status of her gender. Justina (?-388) - Empress of Rome. Outer: From an aristocratic family of senatorial rank in Sicily, father was very unpopular due to his excessive taxations. Married to usurper emperor Magnentius (Kim Philby). After his death in 353, she became the 2nd wife of Valentinian I (Richard Burton), and bore 4 children, including future emperor Valentinian II (Ted Turner). Dominated her son’s court, but when it moved to Milan, she got caught in a religious controversy over her Arian Christian beliefs, and wound up doing battle with St. Ambrose, a champion of orthodoxy, and extremely well-respected early Church father, which would muddy her reputation forever afterwards. Forced to flee with her son before an invasion of Italy by the usurper Magnus Maximus (Evelyn Waugh), she died in the opposing emperor’s dominions soon afterwards. Inner: Rigid ethics, strongly principled, not afraid to exercise her power in a martial world. On-the-run lifetime of trying to give expression to her beliefs and sense of personal power in a heavily martial masculine environment, setting precedent for her future roles as helpmate and contrarian.


Storyline: The multi-generational player gradually weens herself of support roles within the context of a large talented crew, and, after acting out her own self-destructive tale of independence, settles into a solid search for her own voice and heart, within the context of a well-known name.

Bridget Fonda (1964) - American actress. Outer: Mother was a homemaker, father was actor Peter Fonda. Named after a lover of her sire’s who had committed suicide. Younger brother became a cameraman. Her father was rarely around, and she grew up shy and uncertain about herself. Her parents divorced when she was 8, and she went to live with her mother and rarely saw her progenitor, or the Fonda family while growing up, close with her mother. Not immediately attracted to acting, although she did some emoting in high school, and gradually became more interested in it as a craft. 5’6”, with blonde hair and blue eyes.. Studied method acting for 4 years at the Lee Strasburg Institute at NYU, then made her debut in a short called Aria in her early 20s. Drew notice with her portrayal of call-girl Mandy Rice-Davies in Scandal, 2 years later, and gradually developed her abilities through successive screen work to become a noted film persona in her own right, with a wide range and the ability to project confidence. Often transcended mediocre material with her own galvanic performances, showing herself able to readily adapt and lose herself in a host of different characters. Thanks to success on her own, able to finally reconnect with her father for a far more satisfying relationship. Had a 3 year liaison with a British screenwriter, and a longtime relationship with actor Eric Stoltz, which ended after 8 years, before marrying film composer Danny Elfman in 2003, after she had been in a serious car accident. Inner: Self-critical, vulnerable, but with strong sense of her inner strength. Stubborn, contrary and a risk-taker. Healing lifetime of continuing to develop her emotional sensibilities around a collective family theme of trying to transcend distance and noncommunication, after acting out her own frustrations in that regard in her previous go-round in this series. Margaret Sullavan (1911-1960) - American actress. Outer: From a well-to-do Virginia family, privileged upbringing. Father was a successful broker. As a little girl, she used to climb down her window lattice to prowl. At the age of 6, family recitations gave her the impetus to be an actress. Her parents put her in an all-girl’s school, but her continuing interest in performing forced her mother to remove her and place her elsewhere, until her high spirits and desire to be on stage finally overcame her objections. Prankster at school. Initially compromised by studying dance, but quickly switched to drama school. 5’2 1/2”, slim. Made her debut at 17 with the University Players, whose number also included Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda. Appeared on Broadway at 20, and signed a film contract with Universal 2 years later. Married Henry Fonda at 20 and divorced him within a year. The following annum she married director William Wyler and divorced him 2 years afterwards. Despite a magnetic presence and immediate success upon the silver screen, she often got into fights with her studio, and retreated back to Broadway because of her disdain for Hollywood. Although a skilled and versatile actress, adept at both drama and high comedy, her talents were often wasted on movie melodramas. Her 3rd marriage was to producer-agent Leland Heyward; their daughter Brooke Heyward wrote a chronicle of the family called Haywire. Won several Broadway awards and retired from the screen in her early 30s, returning only once 7 years later. Although plagued by increasing deafness from her late 30s onward, she continued working on the stage until her death, from an overdose of barbiturates which was ruled a suicide. Inner: Direct, friendly and natural, but also insecure, temperamental, neurotic. Angry, rebellious, but with a distinct talent when she channeled her considerable volatility. Closed-off lifetime of not listening to anyone but herself, and ultimately suffering the ultimate price for her failing. Fanny Davenport (Fanny Vining) (1829-1891) - American actress. Outer: Father had been manager of the Haymarket theater, as well as a London comedian, and her grandfather had been, Jack Johnson, a popular Irish comedian. Carried on stage as a baby, she made her debut in 1847 as Juliet. EVentually became a popular English actress before marrying Edward Davenport (Henry Fonda) in 1849. 9 children, 7 reached maturity and all pursued theatrical careers, including Fanny (Jane Fonda), Edgar (Peter Fonda), and Harry (Eric Stoltz). Acted exclusively with her husband after their marriage, preferring to keep her career subordinate to his and concentrate on the task of raising their large brood. Inner: Sobering up lifetime of support, taking a decidedly secondary role to her husband’s, giving her the impetus to act out on her own on her next go-round. Eliza Tuke Hallam (1764?-1808?) - American actress. Outer: Origins unclear. May have been born in America. Appeared with Hallam’s Old American Co. and married Lewis Hallam, Jr. (Henry Fonda) in 1793, a year after the death of his estranged first wife. Young and comely, but also awkward. Received poor reviews initially, but ultimately became a reasonably popular comedienne. Spent some 20 years with the company, but in 1797, she began a struggle with that old actor’s nemesis, the bottle, and touched off backstage fights with company members. John Hodgkinson (Marlon Brando) ultimately forced her off-stage, but during one of his performances, she came forward to the footlights, dressed in black, and read a statement accusing him of persecution. He was promptly hissed off the boards, although later came back, while she returned to her dissipated ways, and both she and her husband became hired actors. Ultimately disappeared after her husband’s death. Inner: Addictive, unsteady personality. Intoxicated lifetime of succumbing to her weaker instincts, while learning her craft in the company of future masters.


Storyline: The narcissistic navigator steers a clear course towards his own expanding star, while never taking his eyes off himself in the process.

Ted Turner (Robert Edward Turner III) (1938) - American media mogul. Known as the “Mouth of the South,” and “Captain Outrageous.” Outer: Son of an alcoholic billboard company owner who disciplined him severely and beat the notion of success into him with a wire coat hanger, before suffering a nervous breakdown and ultimately committing suicide with a pistol by shooting himself in the head. At 9, moved with his family to Savannah, Georgia, and began sailing the same year. His mother left the family to care for his sister with her own family in Cincinnati, and the latter’s early brain-damaged death left deep scars all the way around. Read bios of all the great warriors as a boy, and imagined himself as one of them. Had a playboy youth, joined the Coast Guard reserve, and was twice suspended from Brown Univ. 5’11”, with a pencil-thin mustache. Married Julia Nye, the daughter of a prominent sailor in his early 20s, then divorced in 1962 because of his continual infidelities, daughter and son from the union. In his mid-20s, he took over his father’s floundering company, which was some $6 million in debt, and parlayed it into a sports and communication empire centered on cable television, using as his base a sputtering local Atlanta station, which he ultimately beamed nationwide via cable as WTBS, recognizing immediately the inherent power in the new broadcasting mode. His desk sign used to read, ‘Either lead, follow, or get out of the way.’Married Jane Smith, a stewardess from a prominent Birmingham family in 1964, later divorced in 1988, thanks to his ongoing compulsiveness around sex. two sons and a daughter from the second union. Subsequently built Turner Broadcasting System into a world-wide phenomenon, revolutionizing TV, as the prime mover in cable programming, while amassing a huge fortune in the process. In 1976, he bought the baseball Atlanta Braves and the basketball Atlanta Hawks, to provide sports programming for his station, as well as to give him another arena in which to flex his public muscle. As an avid yachtsman, he won the America’s Cup in 1977, with his yacht, Courageous. In 1980, he created CNN, the Cable News Network, which would eventually be a worldwide phenomenon. In 1986, he purchased MGAM/UA Entertainment for $1.5 billion, although he assumed an enormous debt in the process, and had to sell off parts of his acquisition, while creating more cable stations, including TNT, which took advantage of the huge film library under his control. Along with augmenting his entertainment portfolio, he also acquired much acreage, and the more land he annexed, the more active a conservationist he became as he grew older. His 3rd highly public marriage, was to actress/activist/ entrepreneur Jane Fonda, when he was in his mid-40s. The pair proved a busy photogenic couple, as each added greatly to their own and combined coffers. Failed in his initial takeover bid to buy CBS broadcasting network, but sold his own cable interests to mega-media titan, Time-Warner, Inc. in 1996, in return for being made vice-chairman of the company and a major player in the arena of communications, although his empire fell succeedingly out of his control in the process. Highly competitive with media baron Rupert Murdoch, whom he never fails to denigrate. Made a billion dollar donation to the United Nations for humanitarian aid as a big-hearted gesture in 1997, while constantly looking to extend his power and influence, and also spread his philanthropic dollars to causes close to him, particularly global survival issues, giving away half his fortune in the process. Eventually separated from JF in 2000, through his inability to remain constant, and his non-stop need to be everywhere at once. Admitted later to feeling suicidal over the break-up, which he blamed on her Christianity. The couple divorced the following year. Despite losing money, power and position after century’s turning, he bankrolled a $90 million civil war epic, Gods and Generals, while trying to regain some of his fortune back. After a decade, he resigned as vice-chairman of AOL TIme-Warner, while holding onto its plummeting stock and starting a chain of bison-burgers, in his never-ending need for drama and outrageous gesture. More and more a proponent of eugenics and extreme population control as he has gotten older, as part of a growing movement of the rich and powerful to delimit and deny the existences of those way beneath them. Penned his unrevealing autobiography, “Call Me Ted,” in 2008. Has a net worth of $2.2 billion. Inner: Innovative, mercurial and unpredictable with an elephantine ego, and a great need for both recognition and approval. Unabashed rightwinger, with little use for introspection. Honest, loyal, generous, living life at full throttle. Largest single private landholder in America, with some 1,700,000 acres, on which he has over 50,000 bison, and practices innovative resource management, as well as nature and hunting and fishing tourism. Strong self-view as conquering hero. Holds fantasies of being assassinated to complete his legendary career. Full speed ahead lifetime of expanding his outsized personality to meet his outsized times, in his ongoing self-definition of the hero. James Gordon Bennet, Jr. (1841-1918) - American editor and sailor. Outer: Father was famed editor James Gordon Bennet (James Reston). Mother was a recent Irish immigrant. the eldest of 3, he was educated under his mother’s supervision, chiefly in France to escape the controversial atmosphere surrounding his father. Became the youngest Commodore ever of the NY York Yacht Club, Entered the Navy at the beginning of the Civil War. Commissioned a lieutenant and had a lifelong affinity for the sea and nautical affairs from that experience. Began training at war’s end at his father’s newspaper, the New York Herald and became managing editor in 1866, the same year he won the first transoceanic boat race. The following annum, he succeeded his father as chief executive officer. Had an extremely active social life, and gave erratic, but energetic attention to his professional life. Took naked carriage rides at night, and alienated society with his drunken indiscretions, but was very purposeful in his journalistic pursuits. In 1867, he financed reporter Henry M. Stanley’s (Peter Beard) famous meeting with missionary Dr. David Livingstone (Albert Schweitzer) in Africa. Maintained a stable of aggressive reporters, as a reflection of himself. Left the country because of a scandal surrounding a broken engagement, when he urinated in the fireplace in full view of his prospective in-laws at a party, and moved to Paris, directing his newspaper by cable. Organized the Commercial Cable Company for European dispatches, and established the London and Paris daily editions of the Herald. An enthusiastic sportsman and yachtsman, he created a yachting cup in his name, as well as sponsoring airplane and balloon races. Also founded the first polo club in America in 1876. A confirmed bachelor, he had many affairs, and finally married a baroness, Maud Potter, the daughter of the founder of Reuter’s news agency, at life’s near end, before dying of heart disease. Following his death, the Herald merged with its rival, the Tribune, to become the NY Herald-Tribune, NY’s longtime second most prestigious paper. Inner: Highly social and competitive, casting himself in the singular heroic mold against all opposition. Base-building lifetime of establishing his media expertise as well as continuing his ongoing fascination with the sea and his own high tide emotions. Josiah Quincy (1744-1775) - American lawyer and writer. Outer: Father was a prosperous Boston merchant. Youngest of 3 sons. Graduated Harvard, and soon gained the reputation as an outstanding lawyer, before plunging wholeheartedly into the American revolutionary cause. Closely connected with John and Abigail Adams (Martin Sheen and Anne Heche), both socially and politically. Married Abigail Phillips, the sister of the lieutenant governor of Mass., in 1769. Their daughter was short-lived, while their son of same name became a political leader and college president. Along with Adams, he defended British soldiers in 1770, in a trial emanating from the Boston Massacre. Wrote numerous pamphlets, tracts and articles supporting independence. Developed tuberculosis, went south for his health, and then to England to argue the colonial cause, but died coming home, prematurely at sea. Inner: Frail and sensitive, albeit enthusiastic and ambitious. Foreshortened lifetime of dealing with passionate times in a corpus that reflected his weaknesses, rather than his strengths, in order for him to experience them as well in his ongoing education as a titan of communications. Robert Dudley (1574-1649) - English nobleman and explorer. Outer: Illegitimate son of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (Bob Hope), and the daughter of a baron. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, then explored the Orinoco River in South America, after which he wrote a series of treatises on the science of navigation. Knighted in 1596, and 2 years later, he tried to secure legal proof of his legitimacy. In 1596, he also married Alice Leigh, 7 daughters from the union. Settled in Florence with a new paramour, and declined to return to England to answer a charge he had falsely assumed the title of Earl of Warwick. His estates were sold in 1606 when he refused to come home. Designed a new class of warships, called Gallizabras, and was given titles in the HRE. In his early 30s, he married Elizabeth Southwell, his own cousin, the beautiful daughter of an English noble, 13 children from the union, before his wife predeceased him in 1631. Married her by papal dispensation in France, after repudiating his first union. Entered the service of the Duke of Tuscany, drained marshes and helped construct the port of Leghorn. Ended his career with a publication on ship construction, naval discipline and maps and charts of the seas. Retired and built a huge palace to house his own grandiose sense of self. Inner: Innovative and ingenious engineer. Naughtily nautical lifetime of adventuring as well as processing information relating to the sea, while living in princely style, as befit his own sense of self-worth. Valentinian II (371-392) - Roman emperor. Outer: Father was Valentinian I (Richard Burton), mother was his 2nd wife Justina (Jane Fonda). Proclaimed emperor as a 4 year old, five days after the death of his father, although the proclamation was made without the knowledge of the 2 reigning emperors, Gratian (Peter O’Toole) and Valens (Henry Fonda). They later allowed him to rule Italy, Africa and Illyricum through his mother, who dominated his court, and he remained under her control most of his short life. When the usurper Magnus Maximus (Evelyn Waugh) invaded Italy in 387, he fled with his mother to Greece to the realm of the eastern emperor Theodosius (Kenneth Tynan), who defeated Maximus and restored the young emperor to his throne the following year. Propped up in power, but his brief reign ended 4 years later when he was found murdered in his palace, the victim of the regent of Gaul, Arbogast, whom he had tried to dismiss. Inner: Conscientious, intelligent and high-spirited. Lapdog lifetime of serving as a pawn in other people’s power-trips in exchange for later life wishes granted by them.


Storyline: The secondary son battles to break free of his name and legacy in order to find himself outside his father’s long, uncommunicative shadow.

Peter Fonda (1940) - American actor. Outer: Father was actor Henry Fonda, mother was socialite Frances Brokaw. Younger brother of actress Jane Fonda. His sire’s inability to communicate left him feeling frustrated, confused and rejected as a child. Shipped off to various boarding schools, he was constantly fighting to protect his name. Devastated by his mother’s death when he was 10, didn’t learn until years later that it was a suicide. Accidentally shot himself in the stomach 9 months later and almost died. Wanted to be a musician while growing up. Tutored at home, then moved to Connecticut with his family, before dropping out and retreating to the Omaha home of relatives. 6’2” and slim, with dark brown hair and light brown eyes. Finished high school, went to the Univ. of Omaha., dropped out again and came to NYC, becoming involved in theater. Starred on Broadway within a year, and married in his early 20s to Susan Brewer, a college student, 2 children from union. Named his actress daughter, Bridget, after a girlfriend who had committed suicide. Initially a distant father himself, repeating patterns of generations. Moved to LA where his career hit a standstill, divorced after 11 years, and became involved with drugs in a need to escape himself. Came to notice in 1969 with Easy Rider, an anthem film he produced and co-wrote with Dennis Hopper, while identifying with his rebel biker stance early in his career. Unable to duplicate that success, he worked sporadically, married in his mid-30s to Portia Crockett, a petite schoolteacher with a son, whom he was able to father more successfully. Through the experience, he learned to connect with those closest to him, including, eventually, his own father. Subsequently became a director and producer, ultimately coming to grips with himself on screen in his late 50s in Ulee’s Gold, a well-received film about father-love. Wrote his auto-biography, "Don’t Tell Dad," in which he described finally getting through to his progenitor, a multi-lifetime undertaking. Wed longtime girlfriend Margarett DeVogelaera in 2011, after divorcing his wife earlier in the year, following a longtime separation. Inner: Quiet, intelligent and introspective. Restorative lifetime of exploring his private self through drugs and alternate lifestyles, before dealing with intimate issues of familial love and the free expression of it. Edgar Davenport (1862-1918) - American actor. Outer: Member of the acting Davenport clan, son of Edward (Henry Fonda) and Fanny Davenport (Bridget Fonda). Brother of actress Fanny (Jane Fonda) and actor Harry (Eric Stoltz). Had a minor career centered around a Boston theater, was less well-known than the rest of the family, but with a similar interest in opening up his emotional side through emoting, and trying to deal with parents who had difficulty in expressing their own sense of intimacy. At the end of his career he appeared in silent films, and also did recitations on Edison cylinders and records from 1905 to 1913. Inner: Adequate craftsman, but lived largely on his name, rather than his skills. Adumbrated lifetime of living in the shadow of a far more famous father and sister, while trying to develop more of an emotional balance, along with the rest of his longtime crew, as they continue their collective search for more intimate expression.


Storyline: The uncharacteristic character actor continues to maintain his links with his longtime crypto-family, while expanding on his portrayals of the misbegotten, in order not to get pigeonholed as he did in his previous foray in the same entertainment milieus.

Eric Stoltz (1961) - American actor, director and producer. Outer: Of German, English and Scottish ancestry. Father was a high school principal, mother was a first-grade teacher. At three he was taken to American Samoa to live, along with his two older sisters, including Catherine who became an opera singer. Returned to Santa Barbara at 8, where by his mid-teens, he was playing piano for local musical theater productions. Felt music was too isolating an endeavor, however, and opted for acting as his preferred means of expression, and wound up appearing in some 50 plays by his late teens. Met actor Anthony Edwards, and the duo roomed together at USC, until he dropped out in his junior year to join a repertory company that worked at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. 6’, with red hair and blue eyes. Moved to NYC, where he studied under Stella Adler, and made his screen debut in 1981 in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, along with a host of other stars-to-be. Built a reputation playing sensitive misfits, most notably as a deformed teenager in Mask in 1985. The same year, he was replaced in the Back to the Future series by Michael Fox, when the director thought the latter would infuse the role with more humor. Devastated by the rebuff, he took more acting classes, then rebounded by taking on more quirky parts, and making a name for himself as an actor willing to take chances as well as explore himself through alien mirrors. In addition to his filmwork, he has also appeared in ongoing roles in a variety of TV series, and in the 1990s, began producing, beginning with Bodies, Rest and Motion in 1993. Lived with actress, and former life mother, Bridget Fonda for much of the 1990s, after a four year relationship with actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Began his directorial career in 2002 with TV’s “Once and Again,” and has continued in that vein for TV, as well as doing one short, while continuing to appear on the stage, both on and Off-Broadway as well as cable TV, with “Caprica,” a “Battlestar Galactica” spin-off and sci-fi soaper, which he joined in 2009. Has worked mostly on the small screen in the 2010s. Married Irish singer/songwriter Bernadette Moley, one daughter from the union. Inner: Well-prepared for his all roles, and far more interested in carving out a career of challenging fare than pursuing easy stardom. Act two lifetime of developing his skills both with and away from his longtime family, in an attempt to continually expand and open himself up to his full potential as a creative artist. Harry Davenport (1866-1949) - American actor and director. Outer: Youngest of 6 children of actor Edward Davenport (Henry Fonda) and actress Fanny Vining Davenport (Bridget Fonda). Brother of Fanny (Jane Fonda) and Edgar (Peter Fonda), both of whom had stage careers as well. Began his stage career at 5 in “Damon and Pythias,” and went on to a highly successful stage career. In 1893, he married actress Alice Davenport, and they had one daughter, actress Dorothy Davenport, who went on to marry Wallace Reid (Michael Kennedy). After divorcing in 1896, the same year he married actress Phyllis Rankin, and they had 4 children, including Arthur Rankin, who became an actor, and Fanny and Kate, who became actresses. In 1913, along with Eddie Foy (Elliot Gould), he co-found Actors Equity, a union guild which he had spearheaded and successfully wound up closing down Broadway until the much exploited group finally was redressed by the theater owners who controlled the Great White Way. Following a long stage career, he entered films in 1914 with Too Many Husbands and became a director the following year, playing off of Rose Tapley in a long series of comedy shorts where they were Mr. and Mrs. Jarr. Appeared in films of others, while also continuing to direct during the WW I period. In 1917, he divorced and married again, one child from final union. Through his wives, he was also brother-in-law of actors Lionel Barrymore (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Sidney Drew (Wallace Shawn). His main screen career had to wait until the advent of sound, when his stage training transliterated into numerous character parts, usually as a kindly grandfather or older professional man, in many of the best-received films of the 1930s and 1940s. Continued working up until his death from a heart attack. Inner: Kindly and dedicated, despite being largely pigeonholed to play endless variations of himself. Born to perform lifetime of coming up through a family that would give him easy access to a career that ultimately would largely delimit him, necessitating both a distance and an intimacy with them the next time around, in order to explore his craft far more deeply from the vantage of his own unique sensibilities.


Storyline: The disillusioned monarch exits from the executive world of politics after many a go-round of feeling unloved, before finally turning to theater to open up a cramped character and make it far more heart-filled, while still retaining his fascination with the political.

Martin Sheen (Ramon Estevez) (1940) - American actor. Outer: Father was an immigrant from Galicia, Spain, who worked as an inspector for the National Cash Register Company. Mother was an Irish émigré, who had fled from the auld sod because of familial connections to the IRA, and the duo met at a language school. Both parents taught their children about the importance of their humanity. Had a Roman Catholic upbringing, although felt at the time it was more of a religion than a true faith. 7th of 10 children, and one of 9 boys, with one brother, Joe Phelan, also becoming an actor. His mother died when he was 11. 5’7”, with light brown hair and eyes and his left arm 3 inches shorter than right one. Worked as a caddy, and originally wanted to be a professional golfer, then won 1st prize for a reading from the Book of Genesis on a local TV show, and decided on acting as a career. Deliberately flunked his college entrance exams and headed for NYC, where his only formal training in acting was with the avant-garde Living Theater. Changed his name in honor of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in 1959, a well-known Catholic communicator. Married Janet Templeton, an art student at the time, in 1961, four children, all of whom entered show business, including actors Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. Constantly moving and extremely poor initially, while taking on a variety of odd jobs, he made his Broadway debut with “Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory,” then scored a notable success in “The Subject Was Roses,” in 1964, as a WW II returnee, a role he later reprised on film. Began his movie career in 1967 with The Incident, playing a punk terrorizing subway passengers, and has since made a notable career for himself on both the large and small screen. Moved to Malibu the following year, to pursue film as his primary means of self-expression. Able to totally get into his characters with a great sense of self-assurance. Suffered a heart attack from his incipient alcoholism, during the filming of Apocalypse Now, and then had a nervous breakdown. Went to India and found his sense of spirituality there, and returned to Catholicism in 1981, making his faith the center of his life. Made honorary mayor of Malibu in 1989, and declared the elite city a sanctuary for the homeless, an idealistic idea which was ill-received by his well-heeled neighbors. A political activist, with a strong sense of Catholic activism in a variety of causes, he has been arrested over 65 times, nearly the amount of feature films he has made, in a curious tit for tat tradeoff. Came full circle with his past selves by playing a well-loved liberal president, Josiah Bartlet, in TV’s “The West Wing,” at the end of the century, allowing his theatrical art to take him where his real political instincts never could. Originally a peripheral character in the series, he quickly became its mainstay, while continuing with his active and highly visible political protests into the new century, with homelessness and nuclear disarmament as his mainstays. After the show’s long run, he was offered the opportunity to run for Senator from Ohio, but politely declined, having learned his lessons over many go-rounds in politics, that it was not the proper emotional sphere for him. Instead, he enrolled at the National Univ. of Ireland in Galway, to study English Lit., as part of a lifelong dream of finishing his education, since he had never gotten a high school diploma. During this period, he struggled with his son Charlie’s addictions and drug abuse, at one time turning him in, in an effort to help him get past them, in his ongoing self-appointed role as national scold and righter of moral wrongs. Returned to series TV in 2015 with Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” playing one of the husbands of the two title characters who falls in love with the spouse of the other and wants to marry him, in a comedy that plays with aging the sexuality of older men and women. Inner: Highly principled, and good-humored, with a traditional Catholic overview of right and wrong, and a great desire to peacefully change things. High-sheened lifetime of stepping into the world of make-believe to open up a hitherto highly cramped heart, and allow himself to be resurrected as a well-loved figure, whose politics are only one aspect of his life, rather than its totality. Elihu Root (1845-1937) - American political figure. Outer: Of English descent. Father and older brother were both professors of mathematics, and were known as ‘Square’ and ‘Cube’ Root. 3rd of 4 children. Mother was a grand/daughter of the officer who gave the order to fire ‘the shot heard round the world,’ at Concord Bridge that started the American Revolution. Graduated from Hamilton College, where he was valedictorian, and CUNY Law School. Admitted to the bar in 1867, where he specialized in corporate law, proving himself an adept in that sphere, particularly in the theatre of courtroom work, where his great memory, mastery of detail, clarity and sense of logic, earned him a high reputation. In 1878, he married Clara Wales, the daughter of the managing editor of “Scientific American,” 3 children, in what would be a close family. His eldest daughter would go on to wed the grandson of Pres. Ulysses Grant (Omar Bradley). Highly active in Republican politics, although his wife’s precarious health kept him initially from running for elective office, an unconscious choice he also probably made in order to alter his career focus from its unsatisfactory executive past. Appointed U.S. attorney for the southern district of NY in 1883. A close friend of Theodore Roosevelt (Kathleen Kennedy), he became his adviser when he successfully ran for mayor of NYC in 1886, then held political posts under him. In 1899, he served as Secretary of War under William McKinley (Richard Nixon), making the department far more efficient, and helped formulate the Platt Amendment, which authorized America’s involvement in Cuban affairs. Also helped found the army college as well as the War College. Secretary of State under Roosevelt, where he reorganized the consular service. Served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican for 6 years beginning in 1909, proving an articulate opponent of Woodrow Wilson’s programs. President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1910-1925, and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. Although opposed to Wilson’s non-intervention stance in the early part of WW I, he was appointed by him as ambassador extraordinaire to Russia in 1917 to bolster the interim pre-Bolshevik government there. A supporter, with reservations, of the League of Nations, he remained politically active on various commissions all through the 1920s. Active until his long life’s end, he finally died of pneumonia. Despite holding only one elective office, he was one of the most important American figures on the world scene during the first quarter of America’s domineering 20th century. Inner: First-rate legalistic mind, highly effective practitioner of realpolitik, without any real training in international politics. Excellent administrator, conservative elitist Republican at heart, with extreme party loyalty. Leapfrog lifetime of moving beyond the limitations of rulership into the realm of world-building, proving a highly effective figure, although decided afterwards that his real constituency was his own heart, and opted for a radical change in career to pursue it. John Adams (1735-1826) - American president. Known as “his rotundity.” Outer: Of English stock. Eldest of 3 sons of a farmer, selectman and shoemaker. Had an outdoorsy upbringing, and originally wished to be a farmer, although his father wanted him to be a clergyman, like an uncle of his. Per his sire’s wishes, he went to Harvard College, although refused to become a minister and instead studied law, as a means of satisfying his vainglory for power and recognition, while teaching grammar school for several years. 5’7”, and increasingly corpulent. Admitted to the Boston bar in 1758 and in his late 20s, he married a minister’s daughter, Abigail Smith (Anne Heche), 5 children from the union, with two daughters, one of whom was short-lived, and 3 sons, including future president John Quincy Adams (Rob Lowe). Became a leading Boston lawyer, and through his newspaper writing and legal defenses, a prime supporter of and activist in the growing American revolutionary movement, beginning with attacking the Stamp Act in 1765, although he would later defend the British soldiers who perpetrated the Boston Massacre of 1770, after moving there in 1768. Had a nervous breakdown of sorts following the trial, before being elected to the Mass. House of Reps, where he became a principal mover in America’s drive for independence, playing an integral role in the founding of the United States, as both a European envoy and a political and legislative insider. Dominated the 2nd Continental Congress, where he nominated George Washington (George C. Marshall) to command the patriotic forces. Also persuaded the Congress over the need for a Declaration of Independence, and served on the 5 man committee to frame it, although yielded to Thomas Jefferson’s superior style in the writing of it. In 1778, he sailed to France for diplomatic purposes, then returned home the following year to pen the state constitution of Massachusetts. Negotiated the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War, and experienced long separations from his family through his diplomatic career in France and England. After the U.S. of A. was constitutionally established in 1787, he ran for its initial presidency against George Washington, only to lose and became the country’s first vice-president, an office he loathed but held for 2 terms. Elected as America’s 2nd president in his mid-60s as a Federalist in 1796, over Thomas Jefferson, he showed a conservative honesty through 4 years of continual crisis and conflict. The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed under Federalist auspices in 1798, which resulted in the arrest of many newspaper editors, and the conviction of 10 of them, while their reverberations would trickle all the way down to the 21st century, and they would ultimately prove largely untenable to the electorate of the time. Problems with France dominated his administration, in an undeclared naval war, while he acted mostly throughout on principle, rather than expediency. Became the first president to dwell in the newly constructed White House in 1800, before being rejected for a 2nd term. Subsequently, he refused to witness his successor’s, Thomas Jefferson, inauguration, although he ultimately engaged in a lengthy correspondence with him, after 1812, while each consciously wrote for his/story’s sake, as well as the elucidation of each other. Despite extreme bitterness, he gave credence to the electoral system and constitutional transference of power by his failures. Totally disillusioned with politics by the end of his career, although he was a much calmer character for his experiences. Physically active until the end of his life, walking three miles a day, while carrying on lengthy correspondences with many of the country’s power elite. Died of debility the same day as his presidential successor, Thomas Jefferson. Competitive with him til the very end, asking if he still lives with his last breath. Ironically, he enjoyed a reputation renascence at 21st century’s beginning, when his later incarnation was a popular TV series president. Inner: Short, stout, vain, proud and ill-tempered. Excellent communicator, nonstop talker, and extremely straight-forward, with a strong sense of public duty, and a belief in a natural aristocracy of rule. Honest and devoted to the national cause, but also obsessed with personal greatness. Given to melancholy and feelings that events had propelled him into prominence, rather than his own abilities. Longtime nurser of personal grudges, overly self-analytic, a believer in the power of natural aristocrats. Nation-building lifetime of realizing he would never open up emotionally in the political sphere of elective politics, and needed another avenue of public expression in order to give fuller play to his complex character. James II (1633-1701) - King of England. Outer: 2nd surviving son of Charles I (George VI) and Henrietta Marie (Queen Mother Elizabeth). Brother of Henrietta Anne (Donatella Versace), as well. Imprisoned as a 12 year old during the English Civil War, but escaped dressed as a girl, and ultimately rejoined his mother in France, suffering the beheading of his father in 1649 and the rise of the Commonwealth while there. Fought with distinction with the French Army in several campaigns. Changed sides reluctantly when his brother Charles II (Peter O’Toole) concluded an alliance with the French enemy, Spain. At the restoration of the crown in 1660, when he was in his late 20s, he became lord high admiral and proved himself a competent and efficient administrator. At the same time, he married Anne Hyde (Anne Heche), the daughter of the Earl of Clarendon (Aaron Sorkin), 2 daughters from union, including Mary (Lady Bird Johnson), the future wife of his successor, and 7 others who did not survive. Handsome and well-built, he had a voracious sexual appetite, siring several illegitimate children, although he chose his mistresses more for their personalities than their looks. Converted to Catholicism in his mid-30s, although continued outwardly as an Anglican for several years, then resigned all his offices rather than taking an anti-Catholic oath. His wife died and in his early 40s, he married a Roman Catholic princess, Mary of Modena (Demi Moore). Their first 5 children died in infancy, but after 15 years of marriage, the duo produced one son, James Edward Stuart (Rob Lowe), who was raised a Catholic. A climate of hysteria prevailed over his religious affiliations, but he fought for his right of succession and when his brother died, he succeeded him to the throne in his early 50s. Distrusted his subjects, thanks to several rebellions, and his religious policies and persecutions made him extremely unpopular. The birth of his son forced him to abdicate during the bloodless Glorious Revolution of 1688, when he was allowed to escape to France, after his confused and inept attempts at keeping his crown. Angrily tossed the Great Seal of England into the Thames upon leaving, in an inglorious exit. Succeeded by the Dutch Statholder who had married his daughter, William III (Lyndon Johnson). A half-hearted attempt to regain the crown failed and he died in inglorious exile, falling prey to his wife’s overzealous piousness, while becoming morbidly religious himself. Venereal disease probably contributed to his mental deterioration at the end of his life. His Jacobite cause continued unsuccessfully with his son and grandson long after he died of a stroke in France. Inner: Haughty and arrogant, poor judge of character, strongly sexed philanderer, using it as his only release, although held great guilt over his failing. Little interest in the arts, courageous warrior. Formal, stubborn, humorless and cold, highly critical of his martyred father. Thwarted lifetime of contrary religiosity and rigidly self-damaging leadership, despite obvious abilities, as an inconclusive conclusion to his several lives upon the thrones of the West as an emotionally suffocated sovereign. John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1528-1554) - British noblemn. Outer: Eldest son of John Dudley, Duke of Northampton (Henry Fonda). One of 6 brothers including Guildford (Rob Lowe), Ambrose (George F. Kennan), Robert (Bob Hope) and Henry (Aaron Sorkin). Married Anne Seymour, the daughter of Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset (Duke of Wellington), in a linkage of two great houses, which was attended by Edward VI (Prince Edward). Following the young king’s death, and his father’s manipulations around the throne, and the latter’s subsequent execution for his efforts, he and his brothers were locked up in the Tower of London as potential threats to the throne, by Mary I (Rose Kennedy), via his brother Guildford’s marriage to Lady Jane Grey (Antonia Fraser). After the compensatory execution of Guildford in 1554, his mother pleaded for his life, as well as his siblings, and when they won their release, he, too, was given his freedom, but his imprisonment had robbed him of his health, and he died three days after his discharge at his brother-in-law’s castle, while his mother perished under the strain of their incarceration as well. Inner: Sad-eyed lifetime of suffering for his father’s calumny and his family’s unfortunate placement at a high, but not quite high-enough tier in the royal hierarchy, necessitating another return to finally claim a throne that would once more reject him.


Storyline: The longtime political partner comes into her own by exploring her own gender’s potential as a reformer and activist, after many a go-round as witness to, but not wielder of power, before returning to acceptable convention.

Anne Heche (1969) - American actress. Outer: Father was a Baptist Church organist and choir director, who was secretly a homophile. Brother and 2 sisters, including Susan Bergman, who would later write about their father. Had an oppressive, uptight upbringing, family moved all over the East and Midwest so her father could ply his trade, while remaining in ill health and in denial about his sexual proclivities until he ultimately died of AIDS in his early 40s, when she was 13. Suffered sexual abuse as a child. Suffered through a heavily judgmental family, which was not particularly close, and at one point became homeless because of her father’s inability to work. As her birth crew continually struggled, she began performing at a dinner theater in Atlantic City. 5’5”, blonde and elfin. When her brother was killed in an automobile accident, the family moved to Chicago, where she accepted a part in a soap opera, after turning it down 2 years earlier because she felt her mother needed her at home. Moved to NYC following high school graduation, and won an Emmy in 1991 for the soap opera, “Another World,” playing a pair of good and evil twins, as symbol of her own dualities. Studied architecture in case her career flopped, but her sprightly, strongly emotional presence guaranteed her success right from its beginnings. Made her first TV movie in 1992, with “O Pioneers,” and then began to attract notice in a series of nicely wrought supporting roles in films. Involved with comic Steve Martin, and always considered herself a heterosexual, until she met TV comic Ellen DeGeneres at a post-Oscar party in 1997, and immediately realized she would be the love of her life. The pair became highly public in their romance, which initially slowed her career. Fired her longtime manager and agent for his lack of support for her as a homophile woman. Wrote, produced and directed a short film, Stripping for Jesus, and formed her own film company, while welcoming her poster girl role for same-sex love. Found the pressures of living as a highly noticeable icon too severe and moved from LA to Santa Barbara, then back to LA, in order to further explore her otherly sense of self and the Hollywood community-at-large. Directed DeGeneres in a TV segmented film exploring lesbianism in 2000, then later split with her partner, evincing befogged behavior around the parting by wandering around Fresno, which resulted in a week in a psychiatric hospital. Continued afterwards to deal with the personal and professional pressures of being a professed sexual nonconformist. Afterwards, she wrote her autobiography, “Call Me Crazy” in 2001, and linked up with a cameraman, Coleman Laffoon, whom she married the same year, son from union, while focusing her attention on the stage, including a well-received Broadway appearance in a revival of “Twentieth Century,” in 2004. Also returned to film and TV work, with her Fresno moment firmly behind her, only to separate from her spouse in 2006, after she became involved with her TV series, "Men in Trees" co-star, James Tupper, who also left his spouse for her. The subsequent divorce would prove ugly, with her mothering skills and veracity brought into question. One son from the second union, the week her divorce became final. Has done mostly TV series and TV movies since then, with small roles on the big screen, while keeping a decidedly lower public profile. Inner: Direct, confrontational, also highly creative. Deal with it lifetime of coming into a highly judgmental, and equally repressed family to give her the strength of character and self-determination to be who she really is, in an ongoing display of unconventional attitudes aimed at liberating a straight-jacketed society, as well as her own earlier repressed states, only to later abandon her stance, as well as any longterm sense of domestic stability. Jane Addams (1860-1935) American reformer. Outer: From a Quaker, antislavery family. Father was a prosperous and stern miller turned railroad promoter, and ultimately an admired 8-term Republican state senator, who was friends with young Abraham Lincoln. She had chronic back pain from tuberculosis of the spine, symbol of father and support issues. Saw herself as ugly. Her mother died in her 9th pregnancy when she was 2, and she was initially raised by her older sister. Extremely close to her father, as he fostered her own drive for intellectual independence, although he refused to let her go to Smith College, fearing uppity women, and, ironically, wanting to get her dependent on him. Did not get along with her stepmother, who raised her from the age of 8, and they ultimately remained estranged. Read the classics as escape, and saw herself as a socially conscious Christian. Graduated from Rockford Female Seminary in 1881 as class valedictorian, although learned more from her fellow students than the faculty. Wanted to be a doctor, but poor health, including chronic back pain and neurasthenic depression, caused her to drop out of a women’s medical college, and then search for the next 7 years for some useful work to do, rejecting the traditional modes of teaching and charity work. Her father’s sudden death caused a nervous collapse, although he left her well-provided for. Traveled to Europe and became intrigued with an early settlement house in London. After a personal crisis following her brother’s descent into madness, she moved to Chicago. With a former college companion, she founded Hull House there in 1889, and within a few years had created a model institution, and the most important settlement house in America, catering to the needs of both the poor and the college-educated people who would serve them. Ultimately had a staff of 65 spread over 13 buildings, offering counseling, crafts and theater. Although unoriginal in her social thinking, she was able to inspire and motivate, with a particular affinity for children. Shrewd businesswomen as well as an excellent administrator. Asexual in her own intimate relations, although probably a repressed homophile. Had a 40 year relationship with aristocratic Mary Rozet Smith, who served as her domestic, and probably chaste, balance. Not precisely a feminist, although effective in pushing through child labor laws. Also an extremely effective public speaker, using personal experience to make her points. Although viewed as self-sacrificing and saintly, she always traveled first-class. Published “Twenty Years at Hull House” in 1910, advocating an integration of leadership and commonality. Wrote 10 books, and was also an ardent pacifist, becoming active in the world peace movement. In 1915, she was elected chairwoman of the Women’s Peace Party, and held various posts in the international peace movement. Expelled from the Daughters of the American Revolution for her isolationist stands, she was viewed as extremely dangerous by social conservatives, who saw her as a Communist dupe. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, along with Nicholas Murray Butler (Rob Lowe), a longtime former son of hers, since the 2 were unconsciously linked through similar activities, despite dissimilar views of it. The most venerated woman in America at life’s end. Suffered a heart condition and died of cancer. Inner: Idealist with practical gifts to turn her projections into realities. Also excellent at compromise, bringing about much needed change and reform. Viewed as a saintly figure, and above all, extremely articulate, although far from humble in her pride and prejudices. Saw the powerlessness of the poor as her own restrictions as a woman - worked to liberate herself socially, if never emotionally or sexually. Springboard lifetime of being given solid support to take her unusual skills public without a traditional mate, and to empower herself greatly in the process. Abigail Adams (Abigail Smith) (1744-1818) - American political helpmate. Outer: From a prominent and wealthy family that held Puritan leaders and successful merchants in its genealogical tree. Father was a Congregational minister, mother was the member of an influential local family, one of 3 daughters. Had no formal schooling, instead was educated by her grandmother via the household’s well-stocked library, and was the recipient of much stimulating company to her sire’s parsonage and their home. Sickly as a youngster, she developed a lifelong habit of letter-writing. At 19, she married John Adams (Martin Sheen), having met him 5 years before. The couple had a strong intellectual rapport from the beginning of their relationship, although her husband had a lower social standing, 5 children from the union, with three daughters and two sons including future president John Quincy Adams (Rob Lowe), and one daughter who died as a toddler. Served as a support and counterbalance to her spouse’s ambition and sour disposition, with an all-abiding passion for politics. Excellent writer, politically astute and knowledgeable. Impressed everyone she met, despite a Puritanical sense of self-abnegation. After her husband’s diplomatic career took him overseas, she had long periods of separation from him, which brought her letter-writing talents to the fore. Also managed the family farm, giving her a sense of independence, and making her an early feminist, supporting education for women and the rights of wives in marriage, as she identified more and more with the growing republican ideology of the colonies. Joined JA in Europe in her late 30s, limning her impressions of Paris and London in letters, spending nearly a year in the former, and three in the latter, while running the farm via the post. Initially shocked by the French sense of luxury, thanks to her Puritan sensibilities, she gradually grew more tolerant of them, but was quite happy to return home in 1788. Shared many of her husband’s official duties after he was elected the first U.S. vice-president, and then the 2nd president of the fledgling country in 1796. Maintained a lively White House, and was a vehement Federalist, favoring central powers of government. Good manager, although subject to rheumatism, as token of the rigidity of her earlier incarnations in power, as well her own increasing uptightness. Followed her husband into retirement when he was rejected for a 2nd term in 1800, managing their farm and serving as an informal political consultant. Exercised considerable influence over him, and their son John Quincy, who was elected to the presidency 6 years after her death from typhoid fever. Her letters were later collected and published by one of her grandsons. Inner: Highly intelligent, and articulate, with excellent communication and managerial skills. Became more volatile and caustic as she grew older. Uncompromisingly Puritan, with a great fear and loathing of the flesh and sexuality. Had an innate distrust of men, and was domineering, with a sense of frustration surrounding women’s subservient role. Capstone lifetime of bringing her excellent communication skills to the fore, while continuing to learn about the intricacies of rule through her ongoing involvement with her longtime mate, allowing her the next time around, to try it on her own. Anne Hyde (1638-1671) - English duchess. Outer: Father was Edward Hyde, later to become 1st Earl of Clarendon (Aaron Sorkin). Mother was his second wife, and the daughter of the master of requests. One of four children, and the eldest of two daughters. Lived in exile in Breda, the Netherlands, during the period of the Commonwealth, and was maid of honor to the princess of Orange, while her father was adviser to the king-to-be Charles II (Peter O’Toole). Seduced by the Duke of York (Martin Sheen), and heavy with child, she married him in a secret ceremony in 1659 in the Netherlands, at the behest of Charles, who thought she would be a sobering influence on him. Her father, however, was less than enthusiastic about the union, feeling it would affect his own career, and suggested she immediately be sent to the Tower to be executed. Despite opposition from numerous quarters, including the queen mother, she managed to gain the king’s approval of the union, and make her will manifest. Made up for her dowdy looks with a strong personality, and a courageous sense of self. Produced eight children, but only two survived into adulthood, Mary II (Lady Bird Johnson) and Anne (Princess Anne) with both becoming become serial queens of England. Managed her husband’s business and social dealings, and directed his patronage of both arts and letters. Resented her spouse’s continual affairs and intrigues, in what would prove to be a highly unsatisfactory union for her, as she turned to food in compensation and grew quite plump. Also alienated many people at court with her highhandedness. Thought to have engineered the murder of one of her husband’s mistresses. Converted to Catholicism in 1670, much to the shock of her Anglican in-laws, which would later cause her husband to do the same, greatly foreshortening his subsequent reign. Their surviving daughters, however, remained staunch adherents of the Church of England. Died prematurely of breast cancer, while her spouse was still Duke of York. Her last words were either ‘truth’ repeated over and over or “Duke, Duke, death is terrible, death is very terrible.” Inner: Clever, and highly intelligent with a good wit. Also prideful and ill-liked by many, with a reputation for gluttony. Royal pain lifetime of showing her considerable will and obstinacy in the face of general unpopularity, before trying it again with the same mate in a freer atmosphere geared towards bringing out her better attributes, and her ongoing struggles with the lesser roles forced upon women in public life.


Storyline: The shining son picks a dour father to emulate, and spends many a millennia working to step outside of the latter’s shadow, despite unique gifts of his own, before finally opening himself up via the same venue of theatrical expression.

Rob Lowe (1964) - American actor. Outer: Born while his father was attending law school in Virginia. His parents divorced when he was 4, and he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Decided to be an actor after seeing “Oliver” on stage. His younger brother Chad Lowe, also became an actor. Began thesping at 8 in a lonely, uprooted childhood. His mother remarried a Malibu-based psychiatrist, and the family moved to Los Angeles when he was 12. By 15, he was appearing regularly in a TV series called, “A New Kind of Family,” as symbol of his own longtime family’s transition, and by 19 he had made his screen debut in The Outsiders. 5’11”, with blue eyes and light brown hair and boyishly handsome, he quickly saw himself thrust forward as one of the leaders of the new generation ‘Brat Pack,’ starring in numerous movies with and without them throughout the 1980s. Better known as a good-looking lead than for any adroit acting skills, while winning a reputation as a Hollywood lothario. Politically active, he videotaped himself and 2 young women, one 22 and one 16, in compromising positions in a hotel room during the Atlanta Democratic convention in 1988, then passed out from cocaine and alcohol, and the tape was stolen and sold underground, showing additional footage of a menage a trois in Paris. Sued by one of his underage partner’s mother, although the suit was later settled out of court. Admitted to being a sex addict, although it did not do great harm to his career, since it never had reached a high trajectory anyways. Eventually settled down, came to terms with his seductive self, and in 1991, married make-up artist, Sheryl Berkoff, 2 sons from union. Continues as a handsome lead, playing both heroes and charming villains, with somewhat more depth to his characterizations thanks to his own personal experience of self-created adversity. At century’s end, he settled into the TV drama “The West Wing,” as a speechwriter, giving play to both his ongoing interest in the power of politics, and the potential of craft that acting gives him, while unconsciously working with his longtime father, Martin Sheen, acting out the role of beloved president for both of them. Quit in 2002 over a salary dispute, although Sheen fought to get him back on the show, considering him one of his sons. His next series would also be political, as an attorney and senator’s son, although it was quickly canceled, as was his following foray into network TV. Also served as an advisor on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first foray into elective politics in 2003, and continues as a gadfly in that arena, thanks to his longtime hidden experience there. Finally found a TV vehicle in 2006 in “Brothers & Sisters,” with some staying power, although once again quit after four seasons, in a repeat of his self-imposed time limit for involvement in a popular series. In 2008, he was slapped with a sexual harassment suit by a nanny who worked for him for 7 years, and complained about inappropriate priiapic contact on his part, giving tabloid TV some salacious fodder for his otherwise unmemorable recent career. Retaliated with his own countersuit, although several of the charges and countercharges were thrown out of court. Did mostly TV films afterwards as well as small screen support roles, before returning in a starring role to network TV in 2015 with the well-reviewed comedy/drama, “The Grinder,” playing an actor in a long-running TV series about a lawyer whose show is cancelled. He then returns home to Idaho to join his family law firm, believing he is qualified to to serve in that real life capacity. The show, however was ironically cancelled after one season In 2011, he published a memoir, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends.” Inner: Charming, seductive, good-humoured, with a preference for the company of women. Over-exposed lifetime of opening himself up via sexual exploration and the rigors of acting which demand he show far more heart than his cramped political lives ever asked of him. Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) - American educator. Outer: Father was a textile importer and manufacturer. Eldest of 5. Had an affectionate, secure, middle-class upbringing. Supported himself by teaching and writing through his early education. Matriculated at Columbia Univ., proving to be a zealous student, and received his PhD in 1884. Studied in Berlin and Paris, then joined his alma mater’s faculty the following year. Originally interested in law and politics, he saw himself as a Tory reformer, and spoke with a put-on upperclass accent. In 1887, he married Susanna Schuyler, who died in 1903, their daughter became an active Republican. Became a full professor and dean of the faculty of philosophy by his 30s, and by the end of that decade, he had gained the presidency of the university, holding that position for the next 44 years. Attracted noted scholars from other faculties, despite being an uninspiring teacher himself, and expanded the school’s grounds, making it one of the leading universities in the country, thanks to an innate understanding of the politics of education, while acting quite autocratic in his approach to rule. Highly effective in raising money for the school. Married Kate La Montagne, a wealthy Roman Catholic, in 1907. Abolished football for a decade, which incited a student rebellion. In addition, he was deeply involved in Republican politics, with an unrealized ambition to hold national office. Served as a running-mate of William Howard Taft (Bill Clinton) in his failed bid in 1912 for re-election, then helped choose the Republican candidate in 1916, before making a failed attempt at securing the nomination for himself in 1920. Outspoken on public issues, he was also an expert on international relations and ardently supported U.S. entry into WW I, going so far as to force a pacifist off his faculty, although he became anti-war afterwards. Succeeded Elihu Root (Martin Sheen) as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, holding that post for 2 decades, while globe-trotting, and forewarning of Hitler’s intentions, prior to WW II. After politicking for it, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 along with Jane Addams (Anne Heche), unconsciously linking him up with his longtime hidden mother. Increasingly deaf as he grew older, and finally blind, as a symbol of listening to and seeing none other than his own immediate concerns. Finally asked by the Columbia trustees to resign, he died 2 years later of bronchial pneumonia. Inner: Cerebral and controlling, as well as blustering and narcissistic. Deeply admired Elihu Root, without realizing he was his former longtime father. Transition lifetime of serving as a monarch over a small, but influential kingdom, and realizing many of his ambitions as a world figure through a much smaller and more focused symbolic kingship, before bringing this series of lives to conclusion, to begin anew as an actor. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) - American president. Outer: Of English stock. Mother was Abigail Adams (Anne Heche). Father was future President John Adams (Martin Sheen). Had one older sister, two younger brothers, one younger sister, and a sister who died as a toddler. Grew up in the firsthand turmoil of the American Revolution. Despite a politically privileged youth, he felt smothered by his family’s accomplishments and expectations. His mother was a continual bane in his life, lecturing him on his looks and interfering with his relationships, while overloading him with advice throughout his career. Accompanied his father to Europe as a youth on several diplomatic missions, meeting his future wife when they were children. Also enjoyed time away from his mother where he could indulge in the theater and elegant society, his 2 outer loves. At 14, he was made private secretary and interpreter to a U.S. envoy to Russia, then gained further experience on his own. 5’7”, rotund, slobbish. His eyes were often red and watery, causing him continual troubles with his sight. Graduated Harvard, read law and was admitted to the bar in his early 20s, but disliked lawyer-life and eagerly accepted a ministership to the Hague several years later, proving himself a valuable diplomat, and ultimately winning a post to Russia when his father became president in 1796. A skillful and articulate writer, he was able to make his political presence felt through his communication skills. At 30, he married Louisa Johnson (Demi Moore), 4 children, including Charles Francis Adams (George F. Kennan) and John Adams II (Emilio Estevez), and an infant daughter who died young, Louisa (Molly Ringwald). His third son, George Washington Adams (Charlie Sheen) committed suicide, and he outlived 2 others. Had an unhappy marriage, thanks to his preference for his wife’s older sister. Had great difficulties in his expectations of and communications with his children, 2 of whom self-destructed around his lack of parental compassion, as he unconsciously repeated his upbringing. Entered elective politics in his mid-30s, and became an active U.S. senator, then a professor of oratory at Harvard, before resuming his diplomatic career. At 50, he was appointed secretary of state by James Monroe (Henry Stimson), and collaborated with him on his eponymous Doctrine, while overseeing the purchase of Florida from Spain in 1819. Five years later, he was elected president by the U.S. House of Representatives after none of the candidates received a full majority of the votes. Had a highly successful career up to this point, but like his father, was a very unpopular single term chief executive and was totally out of touch with the country’s mass will, which was exemplified by Andrew Jackson (Joschka Fischer), who succeeded him in 1828. His wife was extremely unhappy in the White House as a chronic melancholic. The experience left such a bad aftertaste, that he became the only president to pursue a political career after office as a multi-term congressman, although he was defeated in his bid for governor of Mass. As a strong anti-slavery advocate he was skilled in parliamentary dramatics. Died of apoplexy while voting ‘no’ on a roll call. Inner: Cold, harsh, angry, austere, forbidding and analytic, with many of his father’s negative traits, including the same kingly fantasies. Same career, same cradle, same grave as his father. Good public communicator, good conversationalist, but totally lacking social grace. Fine mind, puritanical and intellectual, but his personality crippled his obvious political skills. Filled with self-doubts and recriminations through his emotionally abusive upbringing, often depressive. Had few friends and was the unrelenting target of enemies. Grandstanding mama’s boy lifetime of deliberately repeating old emotional patterns, perhaps to finally exhaust his interest in them. James Edward Stuart (James Francis Edward Stuart) (1688-1766) - Claimant to the English throne. Known as “the Old Pretender.” Outer: Only surviving son of Mary of Modena (Anne Heche) and James II (Martin Sheen). All five of his previous siblings failed to endure infancy. His birth caused his father’s fall, because of fears of Catholic succession to the throne. Believed to be a changeling impostor at birth, he became a figure of other people’s fantasies rather than his own realities, from his dramatic beginnings, giving him a completely skewed view of himself. Brought up in France in a chateau, while his father set up a royal court-in-exile, which was the center of failed plots and invasions to regain the English throne. Recognized as James III by the Jacobite cause trying to restore the crown to his family, and proclaimed king by them at 12 when his father died. Both parents were morbidly religious during his coming-of-age, and absolutely refused to allow him to be raised a Protestant. Careful and cautious, he was an inveterate letter writer and susceptible to the influence of others, save for his choice of religion, upon which he remained obdurate. Tall, lean, and long-faced. An invasion of northern England in 1708 failed, after he came down with measles, delaying it, but he distinguished himself in the military arena with the French Army during the War of Spanish Succession. His ongoing refusal to convert, however, gave the English throne in 1714 to the German House of Hanover. Made one last entry into Scotland in 1716, but his lack of leadership and failure to inspire his armies doomed the venture. Wound up in the papal enclave in Avignon, where he had to have surgery for an anal fistula. Ultimately retreated to Rome, where he was given a Roman palazzo, and a papal pension for life. Had one more stab at raising the Jacobite standard from Madrid which drew even less Scots to his cause. After numerous rebuffs from other courts, in 1719, he married the youngest daughter of the future Polish king, Clementina Maria Sobieski (Ally Sheedy), who became religiously unbalanced from his emotional failings and neglect, which further alienated his followers. 2 sons from the union, including Charles Edward Stuart (Errol Flynn), the Young Pretender. In 1727, the death of the English king George I (Prince Charles) once again saw some failed maneuverings on his part to regain the throne to even less avail. Estranged himself from Charles Edward through his maneuverings, and wound up a bedridden invalid the last decade of his life, although he was ultimately buried with royal honors. Inner: Rigid and uncompromising, and deeply melancholic. Harbored the arrogance, highhandedness and willfulness of royalty, believing completely in the divine right of kings. Uberuptight lifetime of refusing to bow to the wishes of others in the political and emotional arenas, and suffering mightily for it. Guildford Dudley (1536-1554) - English noble. Outer: Inner: One of 6 sons of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland (Henry Fonda), including John (Martin Sheen), Ambrose (George F. Kennan), Robert (Bob Hope) and Henry (Aaron Sorkin). Got his name from his mother’s side of the family. Six weeks before the young Edward VI (Prince Edward) died, he was manipulated into marriage with Lady Jane Grey (Antonia Fraser), by his father, who was angling for the crown for his family. When Edward died, his wife was told she would be queen, which caused her to faint dead away, but when she came to, she informed him he could not be king without an act of parliament, and promised to make him a duke, instead. Broke into tears, saying he wanted nothing less than to be king, and wound up imprisoned in the Tower of London with his wife, since the two posed a threat to the subsequent reigning monarch, Mary I (Rose Kennedy). A subsequent rebellion sealed his fate, and he was ignominiously beheaded just before his wife. Inner: Brief taste lifetime of potential royal power, before a swift removal to his/story’s wastebasket, necessitating another later try at the same throne, which would subsequently reject his family once again, in his ongoing difficulties around rule.


Storyline: The self-educating scion turns from his/story to fantasy in his on-going struggle to understand himself, through governance, reflection and an admitted draw towards third rail derailment.

Aaron Sorkin (1961) - American writer. Outer: Father was a lawyer. 2 older siblings also followed the same profession, leaving him feeling odd man out in his household. Had a middle-class upbringing, and at 8 his family moved to the tony NY suburb of Scarsdale. An early love of theater led to Syracuse Univ., where he received a degree in theater arts. 6'2". Became an actor, touring with the Traveling Playhouse, although was largely unemployed. Began writing in 1986, finding himself suddenly via a torrent of words, while beginning to experiment with marijuana and cocaine, ultimately freebasing the latter. Found both cocaine and self-expression highly addictive, and over the next decade and a half, rarely departed from either. His third play, “A Few Good Men,” was bought for the movies before it ever reached Broadway, and became a hit film. Moved to Los Angeles in 1993, and followed it up with The American President, although by the time he had finished, he had a huge drug habit, bottoming out from 1993 to 1995. In 1995, he married Julia Bingham, an entertainment lawyer, who had helped him get into rehab, one daughter from union. Drugs, however, continued to be a major ingredient in his prolific output, with a strong propensity for taking them alone, rather than in group settings, as a means of plumbing his expressive interior. Various set pieces from his second film became the basis for his hit 1999 TV show, “The West Wing,” a multi-Emmy winner about a liberal president, for which he claimed he had written every single spit-polished word of dialogue during its multi-year run, as well as a short-lived series called, “Sports Night,” although his fellow writers chafed at his credit-hogging. Arrested in 2001 with a crack pipe, cocaine, and marijuana at an airport, and fainted, before being scooped up and handcuffed, while bringing his habit out into the open. The charges were later dropped when he went into rehab. A changed post 9/11 landscape brought a special segment to the show dealing with terrorism, as he continued to battle his own subverting impulses, while trying to stay tuned to the pulse of the American viewing public. Left the show after the 2003 season, because of failing ratings, thanks to his dumbing down and sudsing up of the plots to spur viewership in his final year. Cleaned up, sobered up and separated from his wife, while remaining busy with projects on both sides of the Atlantic. Returned to TV with “Studio 7,” a look at late-nite comedy, which he sold on speculation for the 2006 season, although it would remain somewhat of a ratings disappointment throughout the year, despite critical acclaim. Won both a Golden Globe and Oscar in 2011 for his work on The Social Network, a literal “Citizen Kane,” of the post-millennium. Returned to cable TV the following annum with “Newsroom,” a look at a nightly news show with a top-notch cast, and his usual idealistic lens on America’s public mores, using a right-wing anchor to reverse mirror his left-wing overview .It ran for three seasons, although he complained he had difficult coming up with scripts, and it was not one of his best efforts, with many many critics both agreeing and disagreeing with him. Announced he was finished writing for TV afterwards. Won a 2016 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for the biopic Steve Jobs, after announcing he was making his film directorial debut with Molly’s Game, a tale of a secret high-stakes celeb studded poker game in LA that ran for 8 years. Inner: Insecure, driven, filled with self-doubts, often transposing his moods, so that the darker he feels, the brighter his output. Strong preference for hotel rooms, and his own company. Transition lifetime of plumbing his unconscious past and its deep political connections in his on-going self-education, while touching on the dark side of himself, which had always lain submerged and acted out by others, in his desire to ultimately integrate all his considerable imaginative parts. Henry Adams (1851-1921) - American writer and his/storian. Outer: Grandson of President John Quincy Adams (Rob Lowe), and son of Charles Francis Adams (George F. Kennan). Mother was the daughter of a wealthy shipper and banker. Reared in an environment in which public service was a way of life, and politics and statesmanship were interchangeable. Studied the great scientific movements of his time, and graduated from Harvard. Briefly studied law in Berlin, then traveled in Italy and France for two years. Returned to the U.S. just prior to the Civil War and worked for his father, then a member of the House of Representatives. Accompanied his sire to London when he was appointed U.S. Minister to England and served as his personal secretary for 7 years. On his return, he worked as a journalist in Washington before he joined the faculty of Harvard as assistant professor of medieval his/story, a post he also held for 7 years. Had a strong emotional connection to medievalia. Introduced the seminar method of study and tried to teach his students the scientific study of his/story. Edited one of the leading periodicals, the North American Review, during this period, as well as other reviews. In 1872, he married the daughter of a Boston physician, Clover Hooper, one sibling of hers committed suicide, another was institutionalized. No children from union, although he had a great fondness for them. Ultimately resigned from Harvard and accepted a commission to write a biography of Albert Gallatin (Albert Gore) from the latter’s only surviving son. Moved to Washington to be near the national archives, and wrote an anonymous satire on corruption in politics, as well as several other works, including a study under a pseudonym of a sensitive woman’s search for the meaning in life, in an unconscious attempt to explore his own hidden female side. His wife was extremely attached to her father, and after his death, fell apart, and committed suicide by swallowing chemicals in 1885, giving him a taste of the Dionysian feminine. Deeply depressed for years to come, he traveled abroad, spending 7 years pondering human his/story and existence, before dividing the rest of his life between Paris and Washington, where he was leading figure in society and a close friend of many politicians. In his 60s, he wrote the work he is best-known for, The Education of Henry Adams, in which he questioned the validity of his writing and posited the thesis that technology would destroy civilization unless a new kind of scientific leadership arose that could control it. The book was privately printed and not released until the year of his death of a coronary seizure, which he suffered in his sleep. Inner: Small, studious, given to depression, filled with self-doubts, and a sense of himself as a charlatan. Strongly anti-Semitic, snobbish and pessimistic. As an unheeded insider, felt the helplessness of the individual against the corrupting tides of his/story. Sought emotional refuge in the past. Fascination-with-the-feminine lifetime of feeling obligations of being born into a special family and suffering for his own inadequacies in dealing with emotional situations beyond his intellectual, masculine ken. Thomas Hutchison (1711-1780) - American political figure. Outer: Son of a businessman. Graduated Harvard and entered his father’s commercial house. Elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives at 26 and served for a dozen years, several of them as Speaker of the House. Lost his seat by going against the popular view of disfavor with hard money. Served on the Council for the next 17 years, and during that time was appointed judge of probate and justice of common pleas. Represented Mass. at the Albany Congress of 1754 and supported Benjamin Franklin’s (R. Buckminster Fuller) plan for uniting the colonies. Appointed lieutenant governor and later chief justice of Mass. Disapproved of the Sugar Act and Stamp Act, which he thought would injure Anglo-American trade. Never questioned the English Parliament’s authority to tax the colonies. His pro-British position made him the symbol of British colonial rule, and in his mid-50s, a mob destroyed his home, which only intensified his pro-British feelings. Made governor of Mass. several years prior to the American Revolution, and played into the hands of the revolutionaries through his controversies with the Mass. legislature over technical points. When the British East India Company was given a monopoly on the sale of tea in the colonies, his efforts to enforce the law led to the infamous Boston Tea Party, where British tea was dumped into Boston Harbor. Went to England in 1774 and never returned, despite his great love for his homeland. An accomplished his/storian, he wrote a 3 volume his/story of colonial Massachusetts. Inner: Perfectionist, very careful in his business and political dealings, although given to emotional partisanship. Supremely loyal to the British sovereignty in the American colonies, quite out-of-tune with many of his constituents. Self-educating stick-to-it-no-matter-what lifetime of adhering to unpopular, out-of-touch principles, and ending up an exile for doing so. Edward Hyde, Clarendon (Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon) (1609-1674) - British statesman and his/storian. Outer: From a landed family, privileged, social upbringing. Graduated Magdalen Hall, Oxford and Middle Temple, and hung with the political and cultural lights of the day. Became a barrister and was elected to the Long and Short Parliaments, initially opposing Charles I (George VI), but the increasing radicalism of his cohorts made him a supporter of the king. Joined him at York and for 3 years drew up all his declarations. In 1631, he married Anne Ayliffe, but she died 6 months later. Married again in 1634, to Frances Aylesbury, the daughter of the master of requests, which got him his request for a government appointment. 4 children from the 2nd union, including Anne (Anne Heche) who would become the first wife of the future James II (Martin Sheen). Entered Parliament in 1640, and joined the royalists the following year, becoming a secret adviser to the king. After the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed chancellor of the exchequer, and after unsuccessful negotiations to end the conflict, he followed the future Charles II (Peter O’Toole) into exile, remaining with him as one of his chief advisers. At the Restoration in 1660, he was made lord chancellor and given the title, earl of Clarendon. Hopes for a lenient reconciliation with the Puritans were dashed, and he was blamed by the public for the sale of Dunkirk to the French, and for the 2nd Dutch War, which he had actually opposed. Also unpopular with the randy and rowdy Restoration court. Dismissed from office in 1667 as scapegoat for military failures. Impeachment proceedings were begun on him, and he fled England into exile in France for the rest of his life. Physically attacked upon occasion. His daughter married a future king, and he was grandfather of 2 queens through he, while his eldest son became a politician and his/storian. Wrote a 6 volume his/story of the rebellion, but it was uneven in its scope. Also penned his autobiography. Enormously obese at the end and died of gout. Inner: Moderate and consistent, although did not understand the political repercussions of issues of his time. Wrong/headed, but natural his/storian. Believed in constitutional monarchy. Self-educating scapegoat lifetime of playing public victim, while remaining unwavering in his beliefs throughout a long period of post-active reflection. Henry Dudley (1531?-1557) - English noble. Outer: 6th and youngest son of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland (Henry Fonda). Brother of John (Martin Sheen), Guildford (Rob Lowe), Ambrose (George F. Kennan) and Robert (Bob Hope). Along with his brothers and his father, he was arrested for complicity in his sire’s conspiracy to put Lady Jane Grey (Antonia Fraser) on the throne. Although his brother Guildford was executed in 1554, he was not, and along with his other siblings was released, thanks to the ministrations of his mother, who died from the strain of her pleadings. Later pardoned by Mary I (Rose Kennedy), when the family no longer proved a threat to the crown. Along with his brothers, he went to fight for King Felipe II of Spain (Adolf Hitler), against England’s enemy France, and wound up killed at the Battle of St. Quentin. Inner: High dudgeon lifetime of much drama compressed within a few years, before an early exit in order to subsequently put himself at a remove from his ongoing manipulative family, so as to create his own unique legacy before symbolically rejoining them in century 20.


Storyline: The celebrated sibling is continually upstaged by his prodigal self-destructive brother, despite evincing a competency and dependability in all he undertakes, save for the slippery shoals of celebrity marriage.

Emilio Estevez (1962) - American actor. Outer: Father was actor Martin Sheen. Oldest of 4, 3 younger siblings also entered show business, including his brother Charlie Sheen. The family moved from NYC to Malibu when he was 6. Began performing at 8 in school plays and in 8 mm films he made with his brother and neighbors Sean and Chris Penn. Also began writing at an early age, and in his teens he wrote and starred in a play about Vietnam veterans. 5’7”, with light brown hair and blue eyes. An active athlete, he began his film career immediately after high school, starring in a TV movie, “Seventeen Going Nowhere.” Made his motion picture debut in Tex in 1982, and became identified with the Brat Pack, a group of young actors and actresses born in the early 1960s, whose collective signature film was The Breakfast Club. Briefly engaged to Demi Moore, a former mother of his. Later made the cult classic, Repo Man. Wrote, directed and starred in a universally panned film, Wisdom in 1987, then did the same with Men At Work, which costarred his brother, although it, too, was ill-received. Married dancer Paula Abdul in 1992, but too much public pressure caused the duo to split 2 years later. Directed and starred with his brother in “Rated X,” a cable biopic on the destructive drug and sex-addicted Mitchell Brothers, as a way of helping the latter cinematically deal with his problems. Continues his career as a popular second tier star, while also developing his corollary skills as a director and writer. A hero-worshiper of Robert F. Kennedy, he wrote and directed Bobby in 2006, examining both the latter’s life and death through his own unabashed admiration of the former. In 2012, he directed his father in The Way, a poignant tale of a sire searching for what drove his son, who died along the way, to take a 500 mile spiritual walk from France to Spain, and has been relatively inactive since then. Inner: Highly self-expressive, and determined to carve his own unique niche in Hollywood. Expansion lifetime of continuing to explore self-expression in a variety of modes, while still trying to work through celebrity via a highly noticeable family to a satisfactory and lasting conclusion. Matt Moore (1888-1960) - American actor. Outer: Youngest of 4 Irish-born brothers, including Owen (Charlie Sheen), Tom (Anthony Michael Hall), and Joe (Dermot Mulroney), as well as a sister, Mary (Molly Ringwald), who emigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 10, and settled in Toledo. Followed his brothers in a silent screen career, beginning with Traffic in Souls in 1913, playing both action and romantic heroes over the next two decades, while also contributing ideas to many of his films. 5’10”. Never married, although he was very attached to his two pet cats, allowing them to appear in several of his films. Also wrestled a white tiger on a hunting trip to Africa, which inspired the film, White Tiger. Gradually became a character actor during the talking era, and continued working in film through the 1950s, in a non-standout career, that, nevertheless, spanned over four decades. Inner: Competent lifetime of exploring a new medium and showing longevity and the capacity to fit into niches without making himself truly unique. John Adams II (1803-1834) - American political scion. Outer: Father was future American president John Quincy Adams (Rob Lowe), mother (Demi Moore) was the daughter of the American consul-general in London. Not a particularly happy union. 2nd of 4, older brother, George Washington Adams (Charlie Sheen), committed suicide. Close friend of his sire’s throughout his life, studied law with him, before attending Harvard, but didn’t get a diploma because of taking part in a student riot, which caused his expulsion. Came to Washington to study law, and in 1825, he served as his father’s private secretary. Married Mary Catherine Hellen, a cousin on his mother’s side, in his mid-20s, to become the first son of a president to marry in the White House, 2 daughters from the union. His wife had won the serial fascination of his two other brothers, including an engagement to George, and neither of them attended their sibling’s wedding. Took over his father’s grain mills, but burned himself out with overwork and alcoholism, dying at 31. His wife would live with his parents the rest of her life, tending their household, and ultimately outliving both her progeny. Inner: Competent, but largely colorless, arrogant and brusque. Shadow lifetime of being close to great power, but without the skills to forge a unique pathway through it for himself.


Storyline: The adulated addict does epic battle with himself, in an ongoing desire to accept his flawed self, and work his way through to the self-expressive, sensitive soul at his core.

Charlie Sheen (Carlos Estevez) (1965) - American actor. Outer: Father was actor Martin Sheen. One of 4 children who entered show business, younger brother of Emilio Estevez. The family moved to Malibu when he was 3, and he appeared in 8 mm films his brother that were made along with neighbors Sean and Chris Penn. Accompanied his father to the Philippines for Apocalypse Now, and spent 8 months there, which sealed his interest in acting. A star pitcher for his high school. team, but only went to 1/3 of his classes and didn’t graduate, blowing a baseball scholarship to the Univ. of Kansas in the process. 5’10” with dark brown hair and eyes. In 1984, he made his film debut in Grizzly 2: The Predator. 2 years later, he had his breakthrough role in Platoon, a Vietnam war film, although his brother had been selected for the original shoot, but after the financiers backed out, and time passed, he was given the part. Quickly established himself as a young star, but with fame came his addictive weaknesses for both sex and drugs. Revealed to have spent tens of thousands of dollars on prostitutes, through the Hollywood Madam trial, and he soon became a late night talk show joke. Like his brother, he is also an incipient writer, having penned a bootlegged tome of volatile poetry, as well as writing and directing a 35 mm short, RPG II. Announced he had become a Christian on the revelation of his sexual excesses, which he estimated at some 5000 women. Put on two years’ probation after knocking his then-girlfriend to the floor in 1997. Hospitalized less than a year later for illegal drug use, contrary to the terms of his probation, after being turned in by his father. Eventually cleaned up his act, and was able to play one of the drug and sex-addicted Mitchell Bros. in 2001, in “Rated X,” a biopic with his brother, as a way of dealing with his earlier problems. Joined the cast of the popular TV show, “Spin City,” and has continued to try to maintain control over his life, with further successful TV series fare, in the top-ten rated “Two and A Half Men,” in which he played an exaggerated version of his old self, while marrying actress Denise Richards in 2002, daughter from union. Despite his turn-around, his wife divorced him in 2005, with their second child on the way, and after a brief try at reconciliation, made it final, while also accusing him of paranoia, obsession with 9/11, and a genuinely unstable character, in what would prove to be an extremely acrimonious breakup. Reputedly still up to his old tricks serving as a well-paying trick, despite a court-ordered rehab for his lubricious addictions. Nevertheless, in 2008, he married real estate investor Brooke Mueller, for better and for worse, on her part. Twin sons from the union, which was soon troubled, as evinced by his pulling a knife on her in a domestic argument sloshed in alchohol. Further mischief would ensue, and in a symbolic aftermath to the tabloid troubles of his household, his Mercedes was stolen in early 2010 and driven off a cliff, with the culprit or culprits responsible disappearing afterwards, while he and his wife headed for rehab, to try to reclaim themselves, as well, before officially splitting up, with the latter taking custody of the children. Had another car stolen and driven off another cliff, while also winding up doing 30 days in rehab as part of his domestic violence suit. Two months after getting out, he was found drugged and naked in the Eloise Suite of NY’s Plaza Hotel after having trashed the room looking for his wallet and cellphone, following a night with a $12,000 a night escort, and wound up hospitalized. After failing to be cited for his behavior, he continued in similar manner in LA, while also officially filing for divorce, and announcing he would be using a sobriety coach to deal with his addictions. Nevertheless, another cocaine fueled weekend subsequently sent him to the hospital and rehab once again in early 2011, after reportedly blowing a half million dollars during a six month stretch of tooting and tuting, prior to his latest tabloid-grabbing antics, which would finally see him fired from his hit series. Feeling disrespected by its producers, he turned himself into an absurdist icon with rants, internet video streams and interviews, while setting a Guinness Book of Records hallmark on Twitter for the fastest time to reach a million followers in just a little over 24 hours, in what would be a disassociative display of a mind ravaged in equal parts by narcissism, narcosis and narcotics. Nevertheless, he immediately sold out many of his live shows for his subsequent tour, indicating on an ongoing trainwreck fascination with him by his general public, who greeted his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” show in highly mixed fashion. His mother subsequently moved in with him, to help him become clean and sober, and in 2012, he launched another sit-com, “Anger Management,” based on a popular film, while blaming his previous behavior on a genuine psychotic breakdown, and clinging to prostitutes as his singular ongong addiction. Saw his sit-com set a cable viewer record in its opening episodes, despite critical carping at its contents, then was rewarded by its being picked up for an extended run, only to ultimately do battle over millions he felt he was owed for it. Paid $100k of deey troubled actress Lindsay Lohan’s tax bill, after working together with her on a project, and never even got a thankew for the kind act. Spent considerable time in the company of prostitutes smoking crack and watching his shows over and over, as an antidote to his ongoing depression, while lavishing over a million dollars on their companionship. Admitted in late 2015 on TV he was HIV positive and had known about it for four years, but had never transmitted the dis-ease to anyone, while he paid millions to people who knew about it to keep his condition secret. His scandal-sodden existence would also see him deeply in debt because of his inability to pay high child support, as his personal dramas have continued to far outshine anything he does on the make-believe small screen. His 2017 co-starring effort in 9l/11, was seen as a complete disaster thanks in no small part to his “truther” remarks years earlier questioning the official version of what happened that fateful day.Inner: Sensitive and self-expressive, with a great desire to transcend his longtime problems, although addictive in the extreme, as well as continually prone to embarassing incidents. Generous, charming, explosive, self-detonating and self-loathing.Capable of self-reclamation, and genuinely well-liked as a totem of excess with the mea culpa capacity for public forgiveness. Romancing-the-Bone lifetime of finally confronting himself, so as to try to give a true sheen to his name, after many a go-round of totally surrendering to his demons. Owen Moore (1886-1939) - Irish/American actor. Outer: From a large Irish family, with 4 siblings who gravitated to the early film industry, including Tom (Anthony Michael Hall), Matt (Emilio Estevez), Joe (Dermot Mulroney) and Mary (Molly Ringwald). Migrated with his family to the U.S. at the age of 11. Began working in the theater at 19, playing juvenile leads in road companies, and made his film debut in 1908 with the Biograph studio in In A Lonely Villa. 5’10”, 150 lbs, with deep blue eyes. Permanently switched to film afterwards. A popular early screen presence, he was often a co-star of America’s sweetheart, Mary Pickford, and married her secretly in 1911, so as not to despoil her image as an eternal little girl. Heavily given over to drink, he became a hopeless alcoholic, although he remained active on the screen. The duo eventually divorced, thanks to his physically abusing her, and he later married actress Kathryn Perry. Had a talent for both singing and music, although it never came to fruition on the screen, since he was a shell of himself by the time sound came around. Continued his career through the early talkies, and gradually descended into sheer self-destruction, drinking himself to death. Inner: Charismatic and charming but supremely self-destructive, despite an innate gift for projecting a wholesome image on the silver screen. Active athlete and an enthusiastic sports fan. Drowning lifetime of doing ongoing battle with self-worth, and once again losing, despite his innate abilities to the contrary. Geo. Washington Adams (George Washington Adams) (1801-1829) - American political scion. Outer: Father was President John Quincy Adams (Rob Lowe), mother was Louisa Adams (Demi Moore). Oldest of 4, including brother John Adams II (Emilio Estevez). Hyperactive and rebellious as child. Often separated from his undemonstrative parents to live with relatives. Spent a lackluster 4 years at Harvard, and was unenthusiastic afterwards about the law career chosen for him, and responsibilities of managing the family estate. Became a heavy drinker and smoker, with a marked tendency to avoid reality. Also a minor poet, with conventional abilities. Spent a largely dissipated life, building up debts, and siring an illegitimate child. Fell overboard while drinking on a boat in an act of conscious or unconscious suicide by drowning. Inner: Gloomy, filled with self-doubts, estranged from and greatly feared his father. Overboard lifetime of trying to deal with his total lack of self-worth and poor emotional communication by imbibing, only to ultimately drown in his own disappointments.


Storyline: The longtime helpless helpmate finally finds herself via the silver screen, and uses her natural affinity for power to create a powerful career for herself in her own right, before dropping out to focus on her family and the domesticity she never knew as a child.

Demi Moore (Demi Guynes) (1962) - American actress. Outer: Had a peripatetic childhood, her father was an alcoholic newspaper-advertising man who continually moved the family in search of jobs. One half-brother. Her parents divorced, remarried and divorced again, and she settled in West Hollywood with her mother, who remarried. Had a volatile relationship with her mother, who descended into alcohol after her second husband’s suicide. Just prior to her family dramatics, she dropped out of school and left home at 16, determined to be a movie star. Unconsciously chose a name that reflected the earlier Hollywood careers of her previous sons. 5’5” with dark brown hair and green eyes Posed nude for the cover of Oui magazine, married a rock musician and got an ongoing part on a TV soap opera, ‘General Hospital.’ Married Freddie Moore, a rock musician, in 1980, and got an ongoing part on a TV soap opera, ‘General Hospital.’ Made her movie debut at 17 in The Beloved Rogue. Dipped into drugs, got divorced in 1985, and fell in with the ‘Brat Pack,’ crew, appearing in some of their movies, and engaging herself to Emilio Estevez, a former son of hers. Married actor Bruce Willis in 1987, 3 daughters from the union, Rumer, Scout and Tallaluh Belle, all of whom became actresses. Close relationship, despite subsequent spotlight glare on both of them, which eventually ended their union in her late 30s. Both their film careers skyrocketed several years later, in her case, after playing the romantic lead in Ghost, a paean to the eternality of love. Formed her own production company in response to her booming career, while being noted for her extravagant demands. Appeared pregnant and nude on the cover of Vanity Fair in her late 20s. Became the first actress to demand $12 million for a film, and although she had her share of flops, she remained a cinematic curiosity to the movie-going public. Her well-publicized self-exhibition in The Stripper did not help the film or her career, and by the late 1990s, she saw her calling stall, her marriage fail, and her mother die, as she focused on domesticity and her private life, instead of her public one, trading in her Hollywood ways for a far more grounded existence in Hailey, Idaho, while taking up with much younger actor Ashton Kutcher, before returning to filmdom with Charley’s Angels in 2003. Married him in 2005 in a private Kabbalah ceremony, while maintaining a lower public profile in middle age. Nevertheless, spent $220,000 on head-to-toe plastic surgery in an effort to look younger, which didn’t help her career at all. In retaliation she became a spokeswoman against ageism in Hollywood, while also becoming involved in fighting against child sex trafficking with her husband, through a video campaign, “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls,” via their mutual foundation. Despite an open relationship and a penchant for threesomes, Kutcher’s reported infidelity in 2011, caused a noticeable weight loss on her part, and then the sad realization at year’s end that the marriage was over, as she sued him for divorce. Entered rehab in 2012 for anorexia, after a 911 call following an epileptic seizure and the ingestion of a mysterious substance. In 2015, while she and her family were not at him home a man was found accidentally drowned in her swimming pool at a party hosted by her assistant. Inner: Independent, strong-minded, with a great drive for achieving success on her own. Transition lifetime of continuing her uniting with powerful men, but this time with her own sense of power intact, allowing her to be a unique public persona in her own right. Probably had an intervening incarnation where she worked out some of her longterm problems, while remaining wedded to power. Alice Joyce (Alice Joyce) (1890-1955) - American actress. Outer: Of Welsh, Irish and Spanish descent. Began working at 13 as a telephone operator, before becoming a fashion model. Entered fillms in 1910, with The Deacon’s Daughter, and started her career by making popular shorts. 5’7”, 120 lbs. Very conscious of her extraordinary looks, she maintained her weight by both dieting and exercising. Married her co-star in many of them, Tom Moore (Anthony Michael Hall), before the duo eventually divorced in 1920. The same year she wed the son of a hotelier, and had a daughter with him, before divorcing in 1932. Became a leading lady in features in 1916, and her deft charm as a decorous ingenue made her a star of silents. Eventually switched to more mature roles in the 1920s, and continued her popularity throughout the silent era, ending her active film career with the decade, since her voice did not quite match her looks. Became known as “The Madonna of the Screen,” for her ability to project a pureness of heart. After her film career ended, she briefly toured the vaudeville circuit with her ex-husband, Tom Moore. Married director Clarence Brown in 1933, divorced a dozen years later. Active in various San Fernando Valley women’s organizations during this time, while doing book reviews. Was ill for several years from a blood and heart ailment, and died of the latter. Inner: Mature and intelligent. Spotlit lifetime of joining her karmic crew in their mass assault on the film industry, and acquitting herself nicely in the professional realm, while evincing difficulties in her private life around integrating career and coupledom. Louisa Adams (Louisa Johnson) (1775-1852) - American political wife. Outer: Father was a successful businessman, then American consul-general in London, mother was a teenager and English. Became the first First Lady to be born outside the U.S., and was illegitimate as well, with her parents neglecting to marry until she was 10. 2nd of 9 children, with seven sisters and one younger brother. Met her future husband, John Quincy Adams (Rob Lowe) when both were children visiting France. After the colonists declared war on England, the family moved to France, where she grew up in great luxury. Educated at a Roman Catholic convent school in Nantes, France, and for a while, French was her primary language, before she went to a progressive English boarding school, where she had to relearn English, and also abandon her earlier Catholicism for Anglicanism. Finished her education with a private tutor at home. Wrote poetry and essays as a teenager and later tried playwriting. Although JQA preferred her older sister, when they later re-met, she married him in 1797 in London. 5’6”, thin, with brown hair and eyes. Not a particularly romantic relationship, which was engineered by their families, three sons and a daughter from the union. Their first child, George Washington Adams (Charlie Sheen) committed suicide, and she outlived two of the others, including John Adams II (Emilio Estevez) and infant daughter Louisa (Molly Ringwald). Began their married life in Berlin, where her needs were largely ignored by her husband, and she responded by fainting spells, fevers and fatigue, establishing a pattern for their entire married life. Came to America for the first time in 1800, and became close with her father-in-law, John Adams (Martin Sheen). Forced to leave her two oldest sons behind for 8 years, when her husband became ambassador to Russia. Traveled by herself afterwards to Paris, and then returned to her beloved England, when her spouse was made minister there, and the family was allowed to reunite. Disinterested in politics, nor was she much of a companion for her spouse, because of his total focus on his career, although she worked towards his achieving the presidency in 1824. Disliked public life, preferred domesticity, where she was more in control of her environment, and hated life in the White House, feeling she was little more than a puppet, while her sons caused her considerable grief with their actions. Largely ignored by her spouse, she, nevertheless, took his defeat for a second term to heart, but found some redemption as a strong abolitionist, when JQA was elected to Congress. Found some peace at the end of her life, particularly after her husband’s death, and despite their differences, always defended his record. Suffered a stroke and died calmly 3 years later. Penned several biographical pieces about her earlier life. Inner: Extremely sensitive to others, and quite open, with good skills at exposition in music and literature. Underwent depression and hysteria in the White House, largely because her needs were ignored. Proved much happier in retirement, with a sense of mission around abolition. Retiring temperament, with a chronic sense of melancholy because of the limited roles given her. Suppressed lifetime of carrying great sadness and feeling ill-suited for the public role fate had cast upon her, preferring domesticity and motherhood to the limelight, where her power was not abridged. Mary of Modena (Maria Beatrice Eleanora D’Este) (1658-1718) - Italian-born queen of England. Outer: Great grand/niece of Cardinal Jules Mazarin (Francois Mitterand), through her maternal grandmother. The oldest of two surviving children, and the only daughter of an Italian duke, who died when she was four. Raised in strict probity as a Roman Catholic princess by Carmelite nuns, and initially wanted to join their order. In her mid-teens, however, she became the second wife of English king-to-be James II (Martin Sheen) before she ever saw him, in a dynastic match that was the result of the wishes of several Catholic powers, including the French crown. Black-eyed and large-mouthed, above average height and well-proportioned, with a long, narrow, pale face, whose aesthetic appealed to some and not to others, depending, it seemed, on their pro-Catholic or anti-Catholic biases. Set out for England on her 15th birthday, and cried the first time she laid eyes on her husband, the duke of York, and then wept controllably every time she was in his subsequent presence. Their first 5 children died in infancy or early childhood because of her partner’s venereal disease, with the first secretly baptized as Catholic, and the others publicly baptized as Protestants. Initially forced to keep her spiritual celebrations in private, for fear of upsetting the British public with her beliefs, which eventually led to her husband’s secret conversion. Deeply disturbed by her mate’s continual infidelities, becoming ill over them, although she remained loyal to him, while getting along well with his two daughters by his first marriage, including the future Queen Anne (Princess Anne). Felt suffocated by the English royal household, and abstained from being involved in public affairs while her husband remained duke of York. Left the country twice for several months with her spouse following the anti-Catholic uproar of the contrived Popish Plot in 1678, and was still without a male heir when she and her husband succeeded to the throne in 1685, following the death of Charles II (Peter O’Toole). Took naturally to her new role as royal consort, exhibiting a stateliness worthy of her position. After 15 years of vainly trying, she finally produced an heir, James Edward Stuart (Rob Lowe) although his birth and religion precipitated fears of a Catholic succession to the throne, which caused the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the downfall of her husband from the throne, after the invasion of William of Orange (Lyndon B. Johnson), who would succeed to the English crown as William III. Disguised as a laundry woman, she fled to France with her son and some trusted servants, and was later joined by her spouse. Unlike her husband, she proved popular with the French court, and spent the rest of her life working for the Jacobite cause of her son’s claim to English throne, while living in the French king’s palace at St. Germain-en-laye, where she was treated as a queen by her royal host. Had one more daughter in exile, making 7 children all told. Spent the latter part of her life in continual retreat at a Chaillot convent, feeling she was finally actualizing the true vocation for which she had been called, that of a nun. Following the death of her husband in 1701, she became her son’s executor and guardian for five years, until he came of age. Operated on twice for breast cancer during that period. Lost her last daughter to smallpox in 1712, and outlived her stepdaughter, Queen Anne, who died two years later. Eventually died of an inflammation of the lungs, complicated by an abscess on her last side. Her tomb at Chaillot was ultimately destroyed during the French Revolution later that century. Inner: Overbearingly pious and rigid, with a fierce sense of her own righteousness, and far more of a preference for the spirit than the flesh. Haughty and susceptible to flattery, but also intelligent and charming when needed be, with a ready adaptability, which helped her readjust to the fateful circumstances of her life. Victim of the fates lifetime of being roundly rejected for her beliefs, although they never wavered, despite the humiliation of disenthronement, her husband’s gross infidelities and a long term of exile from power to re-rationalize herself as the devout nun she always felt she was.


Storyline: The precocious brat packer quickly packs it in after a sensational career introduction, in order to reclaim herself in a far lower profile manner, in order to give both vent and expression to her more mature self, after several very early exits beforehand.

Molly Ringwald (1968) - American actress and writer. Outer: Parents eventually owned a cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles, and her father, who was blind since childhood, was also a jazz pianist. Older sister and brother. Made her stage debut at 5, playing the dormouse in a local production of “Alice in Wonderland.” The following year she recorded an album of Dixieland jazz with her father, and later appeared on the stage in the musical, “Annie.” Made her TV debut in 1980 on “Diff’rent Strokes,” and then landed a recurring role in its spin-off series, “Facts of Life,” for a season. Had her breakthrough part in 1984 in Sixteen Candles, and came to be identified with a crew born in the 1960s called the Brat Pack, many of whose members were crypto-family of hers in her Moore and Adams life. Dated Anthony Michael Hall, her former brother, during this period. With The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, she became Hollywood’s most iconic teen, largely through her ability to limn a real teenager with real problems, rather than the one-dimensional version favored by the horror and comedic genres popular at the time. 5’8”, and red-haired, with dark brown eyes. Her career seemed to have a stratospheric potential, but poor choices, coupled with turning down hit roles, including Demi Moore’s part in the smash hit Ghost, soon saw her swandive into made-for-TV movies and straight-to-video fare. Tried a TV sitcom, “Townies,” in 1996, but, despite good reviews, it, too, swiftly sank. Moved to France afterwards, and lived there for 4 years, while marrying a Frenchman, Valery Lameignere in 1999, divorced 3 years later. Appeared in French films during this period, then returned to the U.S. to appear on Broadway, before moving to London to do plays there. Took up with book editor and writer Panio Gianopoulos afterwards, and together the duo had a daughter, before adding twins, a son and daughter, to their menagerie five and a half years later. In addition to her much lower profile stage and screen career since the turn of the century, she works as a book reviewer and writes entertainment profiles, in between touring and large and small screen appearances, including an ongoing role in the soap opera-ish “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.” Published her first book in 2010, a paean to growing older gracefully, "Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick," then followed it two years later with her first collection of stories, “When It Happens to You.” Also began writing a well-received advice column for the British Guardian’s Weekend magazine in late 2014 as its ‘agony aunt.’ Inner: Highly expressive, with an innate need to have a balanced public and private life. Arcing lifetime of enjoying iconic status for a brief moment, before plummeting back down to Earth, in order to rearrange her priorities around her private life and her need to be herself, rather than the projected fantasy of others. Mary Moore (?-1919) - Irish/American actress. Outer: From a large Irish family which emigrated to Toledo, Ohio in 1898. Sister of Owen (Charlie Sheen) Tom (Anthony Michael Hall), Matt (Emilio Estevez) and Joe (Dermot Mulroney). Followed her brothers onto the silver screen for a brief film career, before going to France during WW I, where she served with the Red Cross. Died in the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, and was buried with full military honors. Inner: Early exit lifetime once again, of either paying karmic debts, or having a great need to give completely of herself in order to cleanse impurities of the past so that she can finally claim her mature self. Louisa Adams (1811-1812) - American political offspring. Outer: Mother was Louisa Adams (Demi Moore) and father was John Quincy Adams (Rob Lowe). Youngest of 4, including George Washington Adams (Charlie Sheen), John II (Emilio Estevez) and Charles Francis Adams (George F. Kennan). Born while her father was Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia, and expired a month after her first birthday. Inner: Either saw little future for her own needs, or served as a totem of loss to allow both her parents to dent their protected hearts through grief. Flickering candle lifetime of early exit as a means of deeply touching her parents’ hearts, for whatever hidden reason the trio needed to mutually experience.


Storyline: The offbeat character star turns to creativity rather than self-destruction, in redefining his persona both off-screen and on to far more satisfactory effect, than his previous Shiva dance in this series.

Dermot Mulroney (1963) - American actor. Outer: Father was a lawyer. One of 5 siblings, brother Kieran also an actor. Played cello in school and city youth orchestras, and also acted in children’s community theater. 5’10”, with dark brown hair and eyes. Graduated Northwest Univ. Made his film debut in Sunset in 1988, then followed it up with his former crypto-family in Young Guns, before forging a career on his own playing offbeat parts in unconventional dramas. Able to invest his roles with a dramatic edginess, so that they remained varied, while preferring challenging parts to undistinguished movie stardom. Married actress Catherine Keener in 1990, after both appeared in Survival Quest, one son from the union, which saw the couple eventually separate in 2005, and divorce two years later. Has done mostly small screen series work since then. Co-owner with his brother Dan of ‘The Double Door,’ a popular Chicago music club. A cello, mandolin and guitar player, he and his brother Kieran are part of a band, the Low and Sweet Orchestra. Inner: Down-to-earth, far more interested in creative expression than conventional fare. Expanding lifetime of remaining on intimate terms with his crypto-crew, while deliberately searching for roles that stretch him as an actor, and allow him to personally grow as part of that process. Joe Moore (1898?-1926) - Irish/American actor. Outer: From a large Irish family that emigrated to Toledo, Ohio, where he was born. Sibling of Owen (Charlie Sheen) Tom (Anthony Michael Hall), Matt (Emilio Estevez), as well as a sister Mary (Molly Ringwald), all of whom followed careers on the silver screen. Worked as both a stunt man and bit player, and married actress Grace Cunard (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Because of his early exit, his was the least notable career of the brothers, hardly making a mark at all, and he died of drowning. Inner: Last in, second out lifetime of coming into a talented family, only to accidentally perish before ever really establishing himself as anything but secondary in his familial schema.


Storyline: The revamped vamp focuses on herself after a precocious beginning, a stalled second act, and a later restart on a more modest level in order to re-see herself without the impediment of a high profile career.

vAlly Sheedy (Alexandra Sheedy) (1962) - American actress. Outer: Of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her maternal side and Irish descent on her paternal. Mother was Charlotte Sheedy, a well-known literary agent, father was an advertising executive. Precocious as a child, she danced with the American Ballet Theater from 6 to 14, and wrote a best-selling children’s book at 10, “She Was Nice to Mice.” By 12, she was writing book and movie reviews for both the New York Times and the Village Voice. At 15, she worked as a model, and then moved to Los Angeles, on her 18th birthday .5’5”, with dark brown hair and eyes.. Labored as a waitress and acted in commercials, and off-Broadway, before making her film debut in Bad Boys in her early 20s. Became identified with ‘the Brat Pack,’ a heralded new group of Hollywoodians born n the early 1960s and coming in when she did. Starred in several of their vehicles, but her early promise did not carry through, and she became addicted to sleeping pills, as well as anorexic. Overcame both afflictions to resume a far lower profile career in her 30s, doing mostly TV movies, while concentrating more on her own self-growth than the approbation of an unseen mass audience. Married actor David Landsbury in 1992, one daughter from the union, which ended in divorce in 2009. Restarted her film career in her mid-30s, via selected independent work, as a means of continued self-exploration. In High Art in 1998, she played off her previous addictions, successfully turning her problems into ‘high art,’ and getting past them. Has largely played support roles on the big and small screen since then. Inner: Enjoys playing characters, using them to try to see herself more clearly. Self-investigating lifetime of faltering after sensational early promise, then trying to expand on her previous one-note movie career, while balancing her draws towards the creative and the destructive. vNita Naldi (Anita Dooley) (1899-1961) - American actress. Outer: Educated in a convent, where her great aunt was a mother superior. Aspired to be another Theda Bara (Uma Thurman), a popular film vamp archetype around WW I. 5’4”. Her parents were more than willing to exploit their daughter’s projected success in show business. Began her career as a model, then was a chorine with the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, staying with them long enough to become one of their leading attractions. Noticed by John Barrymore (Johnny Depp), who gave her a role in his Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, when she was in her early 20s. Quickly established herself as a silent film temptress, playing the torrid love interest of the handsome stars of the day. Usually wore heavy make-up and gave visual resonance to the other woman. Her popularity reached its peak in her early 20s, playing opposite Rudolph Valentino (John Travolta) in Blood and Sand. Married in 1929 and went to Europe where she did a few more features, and ultimately had a run of less than a decade, before retiring from film in her late 20s at the advent of sound, since her NY accent was not commensurate with her image. Later appeared on the NY stage, as well as worked in Las Vegas as an m.c., and occasionally did commercials, although the latter part of her life was spent in relative obscurity. Died of a heart attack in her hotel room. Inner: Highly opinionated, gave great interviews. Jekyl/Hyde lifetime of exploiting a singular facet of herself, and getting bored with it quickly, although without the creative ability to resurrect herself in the limelight, after her initial facile facade had worn thin. Clementina Sobieski (Clementina Maria) (1702-1735) - Polish princess. Outer: Father was a Polish crown prince, mother was a German countress. Enjoyed a royal upbringing, and the status of being one of the continent’s wealthies heiresses. Had an arranged marriage with James Edward Stuart (Rob Lowe), pretender to the British throne. Because of fears of the Catholic heir she might produce, she was shut up in a castle, but made a romantic flight to meet her intended. At 17, she married him, 2 sons from the union, including the Young Pretender, Charles Stuart (Ethan Hawke), and was given a palazzo in Rome and a country villa, as well as a papal guard. Her own natural gaiety was soon suppressed by her husband’s unending melancholy and subsquent neglect. After the birth of her 2nd son, she fled to a convent in hysterical anger for 2 years. Returned, in a state of physical disrepair, and then spent the rest of her brief life in fasting and prayer. Inner: Gay and frivolous, and devout and superstitious. Individual of extremes looking for her center, while receiving little support from her cold-hearted mate in order to do so. Dualistic lifetime of acting out her own self-destructive madness through a religious channel, only to ultimately do herself in through excessive piety.


Storyline: The likable lead enjoys a steady screen career from his teens onward, as he, along with his crypto-family, builds on his skills and expands on hem, so as not to be caught in the dead zone of a one-note career.

Anthony Michael Hall (Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall) (1968) - American actor, producer, director and musician. Outer: Of Irish and Italian descent. Only child of Mercedes Hall, an actress and blues singer, who divorced his father, an auto body shop repair owner, when her son was six month old, before marrying a show business manager. Also has a half-sister, Mary Chestero, who is a performer. Started drinking at 13, and became a full-blown alcoholic, although has been clean and sober since he turned 18. Began doing commercials at the age of 8k, then TV work, becoming the youngest cast member ever on TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” appearing in 1985 for a season. 6’2”, with blonde hair and blue eyes and leading man features. Expanded to Hollywood and was linked with the crypto-Adams Brat Pack. Made his film debut in Steve Allen’s The Wake, and then went on to transform himself during the 80s and 90s from quasi-nerd to hard-nosed jock, in several Brat Pack epics. After the turn of the century, he turned back to TV to produce his own series, “The Dead Zone,” based on a popular book and movie, and also has his own band, “Hall of Mirrors,” serving as its drummer, bass player, guitarist and lead singer. Enough of an icon to play himself in the indie film, Happy Accidents. Has focused on the small screen for the latter part of his career, and may be secretly married, although no information has been forthcoming about his putative partner. In 2016, he was charged with felony assault with serious bodily injury after a video surfaced that appeared to show him violently shoving another man to the ground, although no jail time came from it. Found the perfect vehicle to exorcise some of his demons onscreen playing a foul-mouthed general in 2017’s War Machine based loosely on the controversial Michael Flynn. Has a net worth of $8 million.. Inner: Serious about his craft, with a desire to explore a host of creative avenues for himself. Enjoys the reputation as a magnet for women. On-his-own lifetime of separating from his longtime clan to forge a modest career of his own, after initially sharing the screen with his secret support crew, then separating to create his own live zone around his talents. Tom Moore (1885-1955) - Irish/American actor. Outer: From a large Irish family, 5 of whom would go to show business careers, including Owen (Charlie Sheen), Matt (Emilio Estevez), and Joe (Dermot Mulroney), as well as a sister Mary (Molly Ringwald) who joined him in the film industry in its early days. Emigrated with his family in his early teens to America. Enjoyed a silent screen career as a romantic virile lead, beginning with A Daughter’s Sacrifice in 1912. Also directed, with The Silent Room, as his initial effort in 1915. Married 3 times, first to actress Alice Joyce (Demi Moore) in 1914, who was his frequent screen partner, divorced 6 years later, daughter from union Alice Moore, became an actress, and later worked with him in several films. His 2nd union was to French actress Renee Adoree (Brigitte Bardot) in 1921, 6 weeks after they had met, divorced 3 years later, and final union was to actress Eleanor Merry in 1931. Bridged the period to the early talkies, and then retired from the screen for a decade, during which time he briefly toured the vaudeville circuit with his ex-wife Alice Joyce, before returning to filmdom as a supporting actor. Died of cancer. Inner: Dependable and competent. Learning lifetime of entering the film industry with the rest of his clan in order, like the others, to open himself up both creatively and emotionally to his innate leading man persona.



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