16 September 2011

TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15: 'Bailey Quarters' @ WKRP in Cincinnati !

Always did go for the bookish one 
over the D-cup bimbos it seems...

Jan Smithers

fr. WKRP in Cincinnati (CBS 1978-82):


I remember really digging the 'glasses' look, heh-














Jan grew up out in Woodland Hills, California, and interestingly her showbiz break came when she herself was just 16, modelling for a 1966 Newsweek cover/feature story...



A brief video tribute to Her Bailey-ness...



17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah!!!

Adrienne said...

She was a very pretty girl. indeed. I do feel the need to defend Loni, though. I got to know her when I did her mom's hair in Sedona, AZ. They were both (Loni and her mom) really lovely ladies. And Loni was gorgeous in person.

Reaganite Republican said...

I respect your experience and knowledge on this subject, and Loni seems nice enough

But that hair, I don't know... and some how in my mind I cross her over with Pamela Anderson a bit too

Teresa said...

Thanks for the linkage, RR. She looks pretty. I remember watching reruns of WKRP in Cincinnati while growing up. Oh heavens... I wore glasses similar to the ones she wore. Thank goodness there are better looking pairs of eye glasses nowadays.

Randy-g said...

I dig the glassess too...A pretty one indeed RR. Thanks for the link!

Randy-g said...

Glasses even...can't type either.

Proof said...

I read that story about the Newsweek cover a while back. Quite an amazing success story!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Bailey was hot!

Reaganite Republican said...

"Bailey was hot!"

VERY~

Jake Finnegan said...

Bailey was smokin'! And I've linked you right back, so there!

Reaganite Republican said...

Thanks brother, much obliged-

Anonymous said...

I always liked the shy, quiet, sweet Bailey. Friends of mine have a eight year old daughter named Bailey. I always think of Bailey Quarters when I see her and say hello to her. (Graycat from Moonbattery)

Reaganite Republican said...

Right on Graycat-

Shy, quiet, sweet... and SMART, that's her!

Great name, too

dickster1961 said...

whoever said men don't make passes at girls that wear glasses didn't consider Jan Smithers

Reaganite Republican said...

Who EVER it was... they didn't speak for me!

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

James, in defense of Loni, "big hair" was wonderful in it's day! Never again, though, I hope. Bailey was just darling. Don't understand why her career did resurrect after WKRP.

Reaganite Republican said...

Yeah, Maggie... but just think of the fire hazard on the set with her 3 cans of hairspray a day habit lol.

For me... the natural look is preferable, and that goes for the hair color too

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