Posted ByIan Livingston on January 31, 2001 at 06:04:56:
In Reply to: Mary Livingston (no "e) posted bySteve Thompson on December 19, 2000 at 13:47:04:
: A decade ago, my soon to be wife bought me two small pieces of cardboard signed by various folks associated with THE JACK BENNY SHOW of, I believe, 1933 as well as other NBC people. There is a date scrawled on the back of 1 piece. The signatures belong to orchestra leader Frank Black, announcer Howard Claney, singer James Melton, NBC announcer Tiny Ruffner, Jack and Mary. I know Jack's is authentic as it appears quite similar to others I have. Mary's, on the other hand, does NOT have an "e" on the end! As it was not her real name anyway, was it just that she had not yet finalized the spelling? Even in her autobiography, she makes no mention of(and probably wouldn't even remember) the different spelling. Anyone know?
My mum is called Mary Livingston and I am Ian Livingston. People always spell our name with an e on the end. Usually I never bother to correct it.I think Mary's daughter should check the actual birth certificate as the only true evidence.