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Grey’s Anatomy Alum, Eric Dane, Stars in New Show
“The Last Ship,” based on the William Brinkley novel of the same name, is an upcoming drama television series produced by Michael Bay. Premiering June 22, the new TNT series stars Grey’s Anatomy alum Eric Dane.
Dane plays Tom Chandler, the commanding officer of the naval destroyer, the USS Nathan James. While on a radio-silent mission for four months in the arctic, a pandemic strikes and kills 80 percent of the population, leaving Chandler and his crew unharmed. The crew must work to find a cure and save the world before all humanity is lost.
Eric Dane was born in San Francisco, California to a Jewish homemaker mother and an interior designer/architect father. Dane was raised Jewish and had a bar mitzvah.
Barbara Walters Returns from Retirement
Barbara Walters is a renowned broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Since starting her career in 1961, Walters has worked on The Today Show, ABC Evening News, 20/20, and The View. Last month, she officially retired from television hosting and interviewing.
Walters announced a few days ago however that she would be coming out of retirement in order to conduct a special 20/20 interview with Peter Rodger, the father of Elliot Rodger who had committed the 2014 Isla Vista homicides.
Barbara Jill Walters was born in 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts to Dena and Louis Walters. Her parents were both from Ashkenazi, Jewish families. The family’s original surname was “Warmwasser.”