SHIRLEY JONES OSCAR WINNING ACTRESS/SINGER

Shirley Jones began singing in her church choir soon after she began to walk. By the time she was 19 she was the star of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s film version of Oklahoma. She was an only child who had never met another only child until she left Smithton, PA for the world of show business.(…)

POET AND PROFESSOR ROBERT FAGLES

INTERVIEW WITH POET AND PROFESSOR ROBERT FAGLES: Mr. Fagles’ translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were published to worldwide acclaim. Mr. Fagles was an only child who lost his father at an early age and was raised by an extraordinary mother. It was Mr. Fagles’ close bond with her that inspired him to begin translating Homer.(…)

MALLORY TARCHER PRODUCER/ WRITER/ SPORTSWOMAN

>Mallory is the only child of the late entertainer, puppeteer Shari Lewis, and publisher Jeremy Tarcher. Steeped in the entertainment business since she was born, Mallory began sitting in on story meetings for her mother’s show when she was only seven. She produced Shari’s latest show on PBS, The Charlie Horse Music Pizza. Mallory talks(…)

CHRISTINE LAKIN

A veteran of stage, screen, and television, Christine is an only child who has grown up in an unusual environment. For seven years, Christine has played opposite Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy in the role of Alicia (Al) on the CBS sitcom, Step by Step. She talks openly about how being an only child has(…)

FRANCESS LANTZ

Francess Lantz is an only child and the parent of an only child. She is also the author of eighteen books for young readers. Her latest work, “Someone to Love,” is published by Avon Books. It’s a poignant story about Sara, a fifteen-year-old only child, whose parents suddenly decide to adopt a baby. Dr. John(…)

NORA MALONE

Nora Malone is the Head of Village School in Pacific Palisades, California. She ended a difficult twenty year marriage and began rebuilding her life. She has two sons, Timothy and Patrick. On the surface Nora is one of those only children who seemed to have every advantage. The reality, however, is that Nora’s father was(…)

DOUG & CLARE BARR

Doug and Clare Barr are former actors who have had successful television careers. Among Doug’s many credits are a two year recurring role on “Designing Women,” 110 episodes of “The Fall Guy” and an Emmy nomination for “Two on The Town.” While Doug enjoys acting, he finds writing and directing more fulfilling. Claire, who traveled(…)

DON CARROLL

Don Carroll, an internationally famous New York advertising photographer is an adult only child who barely knows the meaning of the word “spoiled.” His almost Dickensian childhood and subsequent success story is an incredible tale that debunks the stereotype of only children unable to face the real world. Don’s survival is a testimony to the(…)

ELEANOR LEANSE

Eleanor Leanse, a successful interior designer in Los Angeles, was eager to talk about being an only child. She had a privileged childhood, but in her mid-forties, became the sole caregiver for her mother who suffered from depression and senile dementia. Eleanor never had a respite from care giving responsibilities until her mother died at(…)