Famous Actor Gave Nothing To His Own Kids

alec baldwin 3[Blind Gossip] In a recent edition of Alec Baldwin’s podcast, “Here’s The Thing”, he interviewed actor Stacy Keach.

They were discussing Keach’s failed marriages when Baldwin dropped some blind dish on a famous actor:

Alec Baldwin: The longest of the other three [marriages] – okay. Let’s really round it off here and be fair. It was two and a half years. You think you’re tough to be married to?

Stacy Keach: I do.

Alec Baldwin: You do?

Stacy Keach: I know I am.

Alec Baldwin: ‘Cause… do you think it’s your work though?

Stacy Keach: Yeah. That’s our business.

Alec Baldwin: Do you think that your dedication [to acting was the reason]? I had a woman say to me once – a very famous woman – that her husband was a famous actor and he did a television series. This was many years ago and she said to me, “He’d go to work and he was a father on the show… and he gave everything he had [to the] camera.” She said, “When he came home he had nothing left for his own children.”

Stacy Keach: Oh, that’s too bad.

Alec Baldwin: He came home, locked himself in his room, had a drink in his hand, had the TV on. He was just –  like we said – he was just emptied out.

Stacy Keach: Right. Right, right, right. That’s sad.

Famous Woman:

Her Famous Actor Husband:

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50 comments to Famous Actor Gave Nothing To His Own Kids

  • Mardy Bum

    Ozzie and Harriet

  • I Am PunkA

    Harriet Nelson
    Ozzie Nelson

  • scumby

    I can only think of
    Fred McMurray &
    June Haver

  • wowza

    Gloria Loring and Alan Thicke?

    Who else was a TV dad with a famous wife? John Astin? John Ritter?

    • FairyMay9

      I am nearly positive they were long divorced by this time.

    • Red Velvet

      Thankfully, it’s not my 1970s TV dad Gomez Addams. His son works with him teaching acting and his adopted son says he always considered Astin his “real” dad. He seems like a good egg.

  • VodkaSoaked

    I’d say Michael Gross from Family Ties or Mr. Alan Thicke of Growing Pains

    • foraccts

      Gross is gay

    • KatarinaJ

      Michael’s wife was/is a casting director not famous and Alan Thicke’s wife WAS Gloria Loring of DAYS OF OUR LIVES fave but I doubt she’d be described as highly famous (and I think they were divorced by then.)

  • melly123

    Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez

  • Scorpio13

    Famous Woman: Carmille Cosby

    Her Famous Actor Husband: Bill Cosby

    • KatarinaJ

      I’d agree since Camille is famous in her own right but their kids were born starting mid 60s…. most of them well grown by the time Cosby came out so I dont know if the time line fits, but maybe. The show started in 84 which would have made their oldest 19 (youngest 15) so most were grown by the time that show would have exhausted him running through 80s/90s. I think Bill’s character was playful too not a ‘straight up sweet in your face dad’ associated with THIS type of behavior I imagine this blind is inferring. That is why I think Ozzie and Harriet or even Desi/Lucy fit… although Desi may have ‘given his all’ on the show but they were more famous as a couple than as ‘parents’ on the show.

  • wildcard9761

    Famous Woman: Gloria Loring

    Her Famous Actor Husband: Alan Thicke

    • stanton


      • KitKat73

        We are kind to each other on this site. A guess is a guess, no need to name call.

      • BRUSHFIRE97

        Yes KitKat73 is right we are not mean on this site. We are respectful and try to do our best at guessing, that’s the fun. KitKat73 thanks for maintaining the peace, there are good people out here!

      • MyCatLovesTV

        I think those who abuse the friendship of this site should be warned once and banned if they insult a member of our crew again. We have fun here and treat each other with respect. Insults should not be tolerated. This is one of the best sites to avoid some of the ugliness of other gossip pages. This is a site for guesses, laughs and good times!

      • flower

        If behavior like this exists here, I don’t want to stick around. I can find that stuff anywhere. It’s too bad.

  • Mia444

    Famous actor: An overpaid wuss who will use anything as an excuse not to be a father to his own children. (I know, not specific enough!)

  • jocar

    My first hunch is Nancy and Ronnie Reagan…

    • SouthJerseyGirl

      This is a really good guess.

    • jocar

      Hmmm, on further review, it seems Ronnie wasn’t on any show where he played a father. More like an announcer. It’s hard to think of someone that may have divulged this to Alec Baldwin!

    • KatarinaJ

      Certainly would explain their kids’ public and open dislike for their parents.

  • travoltasbeard

    Actor: Eddie Murphy

    Wife: Nicole Murphy

  • EastlakeGirl

    Hmmm….Ozzie and Harriet Nelson?

  • brittratt

    June Haver

    Fred MacMurray “My Three Sons”

  • slantrhyme

    Lucy and Desi

  • luvprue1

    Jack Lemmon and Felicia Farr/or Cynthia Stone
    . Chris Lemmon once describe his father as being very distance when he would come home. He said his father would goes days without even speaking to him and his siblings.

  • FairyMay9

    I can’t claim the guess before having read the replies, but I have to say, I think the Ozzie & Harriet Nelson guess is really good. I second that.

  • goldieb

    Ozzie and Harriet worked with their real sons. So he was “home” constantly.
    Nancy Reagan would not speak to Alec Baldwin, nor to anyone else, frankly, in a negative way about “Ronnie,” never mind that RR never played a father on a TV show.
    I don’t think Gloria Loring qualifies as “a very famous woman.” Nor Nicole Murphy (who?!).

    Maybe Lucy and Desi, although Little Ricky didn’t loom that large, did he?

    I’ll go with the June Haver/Fred MacMurray guess, especially as all his four children were adopted.

  • libby480

    Not sure who this is, but it’s not Fred Macmurray. By every account, he was a devoted father to all four of his children.

  • zeep

    I don’t like the Lucy and Desi guesses. They were both dead before Alec Baldwin really made his mark, so who would talk to him before then? The Nelsons are a good guess. Maybe Fred MacMurray.

  • Jester

    What about Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara?

  • CanaryCry

    I could’ve guessed Robert Young, who played the title role in Father Knows Best, since he suffered from depression for decades. However, his wife Betty was a SAHM.

    My money’s on either Ozzie or Fred.

  • lily is my puppy

    Maybe it was the father on the Waltons… what was his name? I’m trying to think of other “sweet” dads. What about the Eight is Enough guy?

  • kermit1969

    I was thinking Michael Landon and his first wife.

    • jmk

      I actually read this a long time ago about Michael Landon, but his wife wasn’t famous… Hmmmmmm.

  • NoseyNana2008

    I was thinking Michael Landon but I don’t think his wife could be considered famous, much less very famous.

  • lala04

    Not Ozzie and Harriet. The quote was the husband went to work, played a father then came home and shut himself out from his real family. The Nelsons all worked together, therefore they all returned home after work together. Theoretically, anyway. Same for Desi and Lucy. Having said that, I am thinking this is Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring. Would explain Robin’s behavior. :)

  • august

    What about Bing Cosby???? Since the Nelsons are mentioned.

  • kellyj

    I don’t think it’s the Nelsons b/c the Blind says the actor would go off to work. To me, this implies the wife would not accompany him. Otherwise, it should say we would go off to work as Harriet would do with Ozzie.

    How about Fred McMurray of My Three sons fame? He was married to June Haver, also famous back in the day.

  • Mumumumu

    Bing Crosby.

  • Lindasu

    I would have said Bing as well. His sons in interviews have discussed his inability to be a loving parent, that he was distant and extremely harsh.

    But, a famous wife to talk to Alec is the key? This could be so many. David Hasselhoff, Gerald Mcraney, Kelsey Grammer….

  • karensue32

    I just have no respect for anyone who would talk to Alec. He’s such a creeper.

  • stanton

    The Actress Alec worked with who spilled the beans about her husband could be an actress he worked with on stage..

  • Samie

    Semi-wild guess:

    Father: Hugh Beaumont
    Show: Leave It to Beaver
    Wife: Actress Kathryn Ann Doty

    From http://mentalfloss.com/article/21210/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-leave-it-beaver

    “Hugh Beaumont was a deeply religious man and obtained his Master of Theology degree from USC in 1946. He only turned to acting after he was assigned as pastor to a community that couldn’t afford to pay him. To supplement his income, he first did ads and serials on radio. When he made the transition to television, he was usually cast as the “bad guy” until Leave It to Beaver came along. Beaumont was always professional on the set and friendly to the kids, but he harbored a deep sadness that he blamed on the show. He lived with his family part of the year in Minnesota, and he usually drove his crew to L.A. when it was time to work. However, because filming on Beaver began rather abruptly after the pilot sold, Beaumont had to fly to California, leaving his son Hunter to drive Beaumont’s wife and her mother out west. Hunter lost control of the car along the way, and Beaumont’s mother-in-law was killed in the crash.”