Ann Jillian and Andy Murcia
In 2009 I saw a movie with Ann Jillian in it about her living with breast cancer. I then went to her website and found a tab that said Audios but found none. I took the risk to send an email to her that I could help with her audios. Thinking no one would answer. To my surprise her husband and personal manager Andy Murcia called me! And gave me the ok to make the websites as you see below. They have been long distance friends (they live in Sherman Oakes, Ca.
One of my "pals" is Andy Murcia and one of the songs that Ann sang was Pals with the late Steve Allen. Click to the page and look for "Pals" audio HERE. -- Chris Timco
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written by Ann Jillian and Andy Murcia.
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Ann's columns click HERE
ANN JILLIAN has added writing to her many accomplishments as a star
of stage, screen and television. In show business since childhood when
she first appeared on Art Linkletter's TV show, Jillian played Little Bo Peep
in Disney's Babes in Toyland, then was Dainty June in Gypsy with Natalie
Wood. In her teens, she appeared in such classic TV shows as Twilight Zone,
Ben Casey and Hazel. She made her Broadway debut in 1979 in the original company of Sugar Babies with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller. Jillian has
starred in three network series: It's A Living, Jennifer Slept Here and
The Ann Jillian Series. She's starred in more than 25 movies and miniseries
and earned Emmy nominations for three TV movies: Ellis Island, Mae West
and The Ann Jillian Story. She won the Golden Globe for the latter, playing
herself in the story of her victory over breast cancer, scoring the highest
ratings of any TV movie of the 1987-88 TV season. Jillian's courageous fight against cancer led her into a new career as an inspirational speaker.
She has her own website at: www.AnnJillian.com
Andy's columns click HERE
ANDY MURCIA was an often decorated Chicago police sergeant, who retired
from police work to manage the career of his wife, Ann Jillian, the glamorous entertainer who's also a vital member of our writing staff. Andy met her when
she was visiting Chicago while touring with Sammy Cahn's "Words & Music" and he was providing security at her hotel. Their love story was re-created in "The Ann Jillian Story," the highest-rated TV movie of the 1987-88 TV season. Andy was portrayed on screen by actor Tony Lo Bianco. Murcia has co-authored the book “Man To Man: When The Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer” and made his debut as a columnist in our Christmas, 2001, edition.
The Murcias are the first husband-wife team to write for this web site.
Click HERE to the column by Ann Jillian
Read Andy Murcia first one in 2001.
Andy Joe prayed for lights and Santa for Christmas.
The following Christmas story is told by Andy Murcia--as seen through the eyes of his son, Andy Joe at age four. That's Andy Joe above--enjoying his fourth Christmas. Click HERE