Friday, November 4, 2005

Child Stardom Helped ‘What’s Happening!!’ Co-Star

NEWARK, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Child TV stars seem to have a hard life once they grow up, but not Danielle Spencer who played Dee on the 1970s sitcom What’s Happening!!

Spencer, now a mild-mannered New Jersey-based veterinarian says her days playing the sharp-tongued Dee have come in handy.

While Spencer doesn’t often have go toe-to-toe with clients, she says, “There’ll always be that one who test you early in the morning when they shouldn’t, and occasionally I need to pull it out.”

The “it” she refers to is her quick wit, which she says she learned by watching her co-star, the late comedian Shirley Hemphill.

Spencer says she’ll be elated to see the old gang when TV Land adds What’s Happening!! to its nightly line-up starting Saturday (Nov. 5) with a special 48-hour marathon.

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