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Rita Wilson: Come See About Me

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Rita Wilson is going to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in a couple of weeks. Playing songs from her album ‘AM-FM.'

Fun Facts About Rita Wilson (Source: Wikipedia)

1) Wilson's career began with a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch in the 1972 episode "Greg's Triangle". She also twice appeared on M*A*S*H in 1982 as Nurse Lacey as well as the sitcoms Three's Company and Bosom Buddies starring her future husband Tom Hanks.

2) She is often credited with being the driving force behind Nia Vardalos's movie deal for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which became the highest-grossing independent film of all time, and for which she served as a producer.

3) Wilson's long-standing interest in singing led her to record a debut solo album, AM/FM, which she released May 8, 2012, on the Decca Records label. The album featured classics from the 60s and 70s, including a cover of "Wichita Lineman" that she performed with the song's writer-composer, Jimmy Webb.

4) She contributed to the Moffitt Cancer Center by donating "True Hearts" jewelry made of sterling silver and 14k gold. The proceeds will benefit several charities. Wilson credits good friend Rosie O'Donnell as inspiration for her charitable work, particularly with cancer and children's charities. She is a devout member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Rita will be at the Walt Disney Concert Hall two weeks from tonight, on Tuesday, November 4th.

 

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