"My Four Hollywood Husbands"

One of TV's most familiar faces, Joyce Bulifant releases her memoirs entitled, My Four Hollywood Husbands.  A book about a lasting love that is woven through the fabric of the world of entertainment, alcoholism, illiteracy, harassment, co-dependency and family.

"It's about truth…my truth…my perspective," says Ms Bulifant

JOYCE BULIFANT's extensive credits on stage, television and film have made her a familiar face and popular personality. After early days in summer stock and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City led to regional and Broadway roles in Tall story with Glad Tidings with Diana Barrymore, Auntie Mame with Gypsy Rose Lee, Gentlemen, The Queens with Helen Hayes (Joyce's former mother-in-law), The Paisley Convertible with Sam Waterston, and Bill Bixby, and Whisper to Me, for which she received the Daniel Blum "Theater World Award.”

In addition to an incredible life story filled with never before told entertainment anecdotes behind the scenes and working with Hollywood's elite, it is Ms Bulifant's hope that those reading this love story will have an understanding of the hurtful actions the alcoholic and the co-dependent have upon others and most important the harm that children endure.  

Anecdotes within this book include:

*** Her remarkable time as the wife of Murray (Gavin MacLeod's wife and Helen Hunt's mother), on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

*** Fairytale life with James MacArthur and Helen Hayes turns into a nightmare.

*** How the role of Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch has become one of Hollywood's greatest "near miss" stories.

*** Every girls dream come true - I danced with Fred Astaire

*** Traveling with her famous mother in law - Helen Hays

*** Harassment & Innuendo - Not every man during her experience on Match Game was a gentleman

*** Walt Disney died and with him the plans and dreams for a series with Lesley Ann Warren and herself.

*** How she was forbid to tell Sam Waterston he was being replaced as my husband on Broadway.

*** As a little girl felt lost and sad placed in orphanage and foster homes

*** How her young son's father, Edward Mallory (Day of our Lives), abused him when drunk.

*** Inability to read led to a lack of self worth and co-dependency and her sons struggle with Dyslexia

*** A happy marriage to famous producer William Asher ends sadly in drugs and alcohol

*** 30 days in Rehab for her co- dependency behavior

*** A happy ending marrying Roger Perry - who has remained sober for 21 years!


Official Joyce Bulifant Bio can be found here.

Early television appearances on Boris Karloff's Thriller, Ronald Reagan's General Electric Theater, Play of the Week: Therese Naquin with Eva Le Galliene-, Too Young to Go Steady with Tuesday Weld and Don Ameche, and Alcoa Presents: Mr. Lucifer with Elizabeth Montgomery and Fred Astaire, led to over 100 guest starring roles on TV, including: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, The Virginian, Destry Rides Again, The Real McCoys, McHale 's Navy, Perry Mason, Dr. Kildare, Naked City, Police Woman, My Three Sons, Love American Style, The Facts of Life, Harper Valley P. TA., The Bad News Bears, Alice, Three's Company, The Joey Bishop Shop, The Donald O'Connor Show, and most recently, Just Shoot Me, as David Spade's mother. Alongside friends Betty White, Rita Moreno, and Ethel Merman, Joyce was also a popular celebrity guest on the game shows Name That Tune, Password, Matchgame, Crosswits, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, $25,000 Pyramid, and Decisions, hosted by David Letterman.

lt is from her starring roles on television, however, that audiences most recognize her: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bill Cosby Show, Love Thy Neighbor, 90 Bristol Court: Tom, Dick, and Mary, Big John, Little John, and Weird Science (as her real-life son's mother).

Her television movies include Hanging by a Thread with Patty Duke, Darn You, Harry Landers with Tyne Daly, Little Women with Meredith Baxter and William Shatner, Charley's Aunt with Charles Grodin and Victor Barber, The Shining wit Rebecca de Mornay and Elliot Gould, and The Haircut opposite John Cassavetes (acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival). Film credits include Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, Airplane! (voted one of AFI's "100 Funniest Films of All Time,") and Diamonds with Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Dan Aykroyd, directed by her son, John Asher.

In addition, Joyce has written, produced, and directed two educational films about learning differences: Gifts of Greatness, starring Julie Harris, Ed. Asner, Danny Thomas, and Patty Duke, and Different Heroes, Different Dreams starring Helen Hayes, Tony Danza, Barbara Eden, July Collins, and Greg Louganis, among others. Recipients of the Hans Christian Anderson award­which Joyce founded to recognize dyslexics who've made a positive contribution to society­ include prolific writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell, and Oscar winner Whoppi Goldberg.

Joyce's roles as an actress, however, are not less dramatic than her real life ones as a foster child, mother, step-mother, and grandmother-and as a Hollywood wife to Hawaii Five-O's James MacArthur (Danno) and William Asher (Emmy-winning director of I Love Lucy and Bewitched). She is married to actor-composer Roger Perry, her friend and co-star of 40 years. In addition, Joyce's relationships with Helen Hayes ("The First Lady of the American Theater" and the grandmother of two of her children) and Lillian Gish (her "Fairy Godmother") provide rare glimpses of two of the most respected legends in the world of entertainment. Joyce has devoted much of her life to campaign for children's rights as Executive Vice President of The Dyslexia Foundation, a former trustee of the Orton Dyslexia Foundation Board and founder of The Dyslexia Awareness program. Joyce has lectured on learning differences throughout the United States and before the Spanish Royal Family, and when she was President of the Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary club, she enlisted club members and the local community to help create an advocacy center for abused children.

The book offers anyone caught in the web of addiction inspiration to detach and go on with his or her life. "First one must learn. Perhaps mistakes will follow. But if one keeps learning and trying, there can be a happy ending," suggests Ms Bulifant.

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