For some reason talented people with amusing names are drawn to Hollywood. Take Volodymyr Palahniuk who became Jack Palance and his portrayal of villains or Ethyl Merman who belted it out on Broadway and landed a fair few movie rolls along the way. But seldom do we meet a sister and brother whose stage names made me think of Fall and cool whip on apple pie. But I digress.
Season and Whip Hubley, two of the three Hubley children to change their names and head off to Hollywood.
Originally named Susan, Season, the older of the two Hubleys, was Kurt Russell’s first wife. They met on the set of the made for TV movie “Elvis”. Season played Priscilla Presley and Kurt the titular role.
They also had a small scene together in John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York”, where Season played the “Chock Full O’Nuts Girl”.
Together they had a wonderfully named son, Boston. Then divorced a few years later.
Their son, Boston, had some health issues. Season took some extended time away from Hollywood to take care of her son. Then she struggled to get back onto the map after Boston was back on his feet. Landing a three-year role on “All My Children” helped her get back in front of the camera.
Originally named Grant, Whip, is best know for his role as “Hollywood” in Top Gun.Embed from Getty Images
He has enjoyed a long career in film and television. He married wonderfully named Dinah Minot, a former producer for Saturday Night Live.
And if rumors are true, he may be rejoining most of the original cast in the sequel, “Top Gun, Maverick”. Now that will be something to see.
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