This week's Guess Who? was actress Allison Smith (pictured center above) who played Annie on Broadway, as well as Allie's daughter Jenny on Kate and Allie. She has since gone on to appear in a lot of programs, with her most significant role being Mallory O'Brien on The West Wing.
Smith was correctly identified by Margaret, who also pointed out the fact that some drastic rhinoplasty has left her virtually unrecognizable.
On a personal note, I used to love Kate and Allie. I clearly remember sneaking out of bed and sitting at the top of our stairs to watch it unbeknownst to my parents. When it entered daytime rerun status, I would watch it everyday when I came home from school. What I failed to realize then was the remarkably contrasting view of family it portrayed, especially when you consider the fact that is typically followed The Cosby Show and Family Ties. Two decades later, the premise of the show no longer seems so unusual.
As the look of the "average"American family changes, I firmly believe in one simple truth: Wherever there is unconditional love for one another, especially children, there is family.
****Also, some of you may also recognize Chip, the young boy who played Allie's son, as he has been in a ton of commercials lately, and has also appeared in a number of sitcoms as the token coach potato.
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