Celebrating Hometown Life •ill Q ToriaTolley of Headline News on CNN is a favorite of mine. Please tell me more about her. —Clarence P., Missouri married to television personality Joy Philbin for more than 30 years. They have two grown daughters, Joanna and Jennifer. (Philbin also has two children, Danny and Amy, from his first marriage.) Joy was once an assistant to Joey Bishop, and Philbin was the sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show. Joy and Regis have a Manhattan apartment and a home in Greenwich, Conn. Tolley, 46, who lives in the Atlanta area with her teenage son, works with CNN on a freelance basis, filing medical and other stories. Shefirststarted working with CNN's Headline News in 1990, directly from WLWT-TV in Gncinnati, where she worked with another I think Brian Dennehy famous station veteran, Jerry Springer. Prior to ToriaTolley is a freelance reporter for CNN. is a fantastic actor and the Cincinnati stint, Tolley anchored the news would like to know more at WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va. The Rhode Island native about him. He had a brief part in Cocoon; The attended Colby College (now Colby^Sawyer) in New Hampshire Return, but I didn't see his name listed in the and transferred to Bethany College in West Virginia, whereshe credits. Why? received a degree in communications and political science. —Jenna M., Arizona When she's not reporting, Tolley is a vice president and consultant for a media consulting business, teaching presentation Dennehy attended Columbia skills and helping corporate executives learn how to deal with University on a football the media. She also has been active in John Walsh's nonprofit scholarship and graduated children's rescue organization, the National Center for Missing with a bachelor's degree in and Exploited Children. history. This versatile movie, stage, and television actor has been a strong presence on What happened to Leon Rhodes and Buddy the American show business Emmons, who were musicians in Ernest Tubb's scene since the 1970s. He has Texas Troubadours band? —Frank W., Florida appeared in dozens of films, including Presumed Innocent, Leon Rhodes, who plays guitar and six-string bass, and steel F/X, and Cocoon. His uncredguitarist Buddy Emmons live in Nashville, Tenn., and ate still ited appearance in Cocoon: The in demand. (Tubb died in 1984.) Rhodes played with the Return is probably because of Grand Ole Opry s band for several years. He also plays on many the small nature of the role, Nashville recording sessions. "I've played with everybody according to his reps. Born in Dennehy as Willy Loman but Santa Claus," he jokes. Rhodes is a father of four and Bridgeport, Conn., Dennehy, /"-> r • in Death of a has been married for about 37 years. Emmons toured with The 63, has won numerous acting ' Everly Brothers last year. After leaving Tubb, he moved to awards, including a Tony in 1999 for his wrenching porCalifornia, where he spent seven years playing bass guitar trayal of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Last spring, with Roger Miller. Emmons moved back to Nashville in 1974 he starred in NBC's The Fighting Fitzgeralds. ^ and worked as a session player (with various groups, when* Cover photo by Tyler Wirken ever needed). "Buddy just quit doing sessions (last) year," says his wife, Peggy. "He just decided he wanted to quit. He likes working with the Everlys." Married for more than 32 years, • Would you like to know more about your Peggy and Buddy have five children. favorite celebrity or public figure? Q £ How long has Regis Philbin been married to Joy? 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