Finding love in the most unexpected places
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Flashback to 1995
Love can blossom at the most unexpected times but when the arrow hits, it is an experience many cherish. Guest writer Marcus Kuczynski asked six celebrities how they met the love of their life.
Jane Scali and Paul Martell
JANE Scali, a former Young Talent Time member, and comedian Paul Martell met when they were doing a children’s telethon in Tamworth in 1984. Two months later Paul was in Melbourne and called her to go out to dinner.
They arranged to meet at a certain street corner but did not agree on which side, so they almost missed each other. “We started walking off in the same direction and bumped into each other,” said Paul. The couple married five years later.
EFFERVESCENT television personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley was working in New York when she met Englishman John through a friend. Her Englishman in New York has gone to America to start Lotto.
Their busy lifestyles meant it took about 18 months before they went out on their first date. “He (John) was a very nice person and English, which was a refreshing change in New York,” said Kerri-Anne. They married in 1984.
BRIDGET Adams, of Channel 7′s The Great Outdoors, met her future husband project manager Stephen Hill on a girls’ night out.
They were at a night club and Stephen just came up and introduced himself, Bridget said. “He called me the next day but I was busy. It was three months before we went out.”
“I was nervous on the first date because I couldn’t remember what he looked life,” she said.
A whirlwind romance followed, leading to their engagement two months later. The four-year engagement culminated in a twilight wedding at Sydney’s Balmoral Beach in 1994.
SMOKY Dawson, whose national radio show `The Adventures of Smoky Dawson’ was a listening must in the 50s and 60s, met wife Dot at a radio station in Victoria.
Dot presented a children’s show at the same station where Smoky worked. He credits his then future wife with helping him develop his broadcast voice. “She taught me how to breathe properly,” Smoky recalled.
The couple finally married nine years after they first met because of Smoky’s busy career.
SINGER, Sandy Scott and wife Carol Jacobsen have a partnership made in showbiz heaven.
The couple met when Sandy was signed by theatrical agency Australian Talent Associates (ATA). Theatrical agent, Carol, who is also Col Joye’s sister, started managing Sandy. “It seems like so long ago now,” said Carol.
Their business association soon turned to love, but it took another seven years before they tied the knot.
Their wedding was a double ceremony with Col Joye who married Dalys Dawson at the same time. The setting was romantic Fiji with just six people present. Sandy and Carol have been married 32 years.
FORMER Bandstand regular and now clubs and cruise singer Sylvia Raye met her husband Mark Bowden only after five years of working together. Mark was a member of the Bandstand orchestra at the time.
“The show’s schedule meant the performers and orchestra almost never met,” said Sylvia. It was only when she started radio work with the ABC orchestra that Mark asked her out. “I didn’t know what to say, and said to him `wait until we get to Vietnam’ (where they were due to tour).
Their first date was to an open air rooftop cinema at a Saigon hotel where they saw a John Wayne movie. The couple married in 1973 and have been working together ever since.Tweet