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America’s Most Wanted airs Bainbridge segment

On Saturday, America’s Most Wanted aired its segment about fugitive Brad Robinett’s run-in with Bainbridge police.

I wrote about the filming earlier this month.

AMW’s website doesn’t allow video embeds, so you’ll have to find the video here.

RobinettThere’s a high-speed car chase on New Brooklyn, a foot chase in Grand Forest Park and Bainbridge officer Steve Cain makes his acting debut.

Looks like Robinett’s re-enacted kayak escape didn’t make the cut.

Elsewhere on AMW’s website is a trove of background info about Robinett. You can see photos (including the one over to the left of him when he was in the Marines) here. And click here to see photo copies of his personal notes, which include mention of Strawberry Hill and Battle Point parks.

Also, AMW has an extended interview with Cain here.

VIDEO: Thirty-foot Bride of….Bainbridge Island

She performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, was courted by Frank Sinatra, starred in a traveling show with George Burns. and appeared in movies with the likes of Spencer Tracey, Milton Berle and Ethel Merman.

Then, about 20 years ago, she traded it all for the quiet life on Bainbridge Island.

Most islanders are only just now coming to learn that Hollywood actress Dorothy Provine lived here. She was fairly reclusive, keeping close to her family, her garden, books, and pets before passing away last week at the age of 75.

The Sun’s Rachel Pritchett had the first story about her death, which you can read HERE. Then came a flood of news reports and remembrances about the “leggy, blond actress,” in such places at the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

For true Dorothy Provine fans, click over HERE for a lengthy timeline of her career. Much of the information appears to have been pulled from 1960s-era Hollywood gossip publications.

Some of her earliest roles included playing outlaw Clyde Barrow’s partner in the “Bonnie Parker Story” and the title character in 1959’s “30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock.” You can see the trailer from that movie below.

Some of her more high-profile roles came later in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963), “The Great Race” (1965) and “That Darn Cat!” (1965). She is apparently best known for her role as Pinky Pinkham in the TV series “The Roaring 20s.” Check out some of her famed dance moves from that show below.

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Reality TV chef got his start at BI’s Streamliner Diner

Reality TV chef Marcel Vigneron credited the Streamliner Diner for sparking his interest in cooking.

Here’s a bit from an interview LA Weekly did with him:

“What happened was that I was going to high school, and my parents were like [in old folks accent], You need to go out and get a job and start making some money. So I was like, Okay. And I started working at a little diner, it was called Streamliner Diner on Bainbridge as a dishwasher. And realized that dishwashing was kind of like grunt work and it wasn’t really for me. And I saw these prep cooks working with like vegetables and stuff and I was like, Oooh, that looks like a glamour job.”

Vigneron was on season two of Top Chef, a reality TV competition show that airs on the cable network Bravo.

He’s now a chef at Bar210, “a posh lounge” near the Beverly Hills Hillton, according to the Weekly.

Read the rest of the interview HERE.