“Limousines, helicopter rides, and five star hotels! I wasn’t quite the Beetles or Elvis, but I do remember being chased around shopping malls on more than one occasion.”
“The studio would send me to a different part of the country each weekend to promote the show. They would send a big Limo to come pick me up at home. Cadillac was the popular choice of limos at the time.”
“There were parades, and there were police escorts to make sure we got to our destinations on time.”
“I was required to do a lot of hand waving and signing of autographs.”
“The studio had to have a stamp made with my name on it the first season because I hadn’t yet learned to write my own name when the show first aired.”
I was given countless awards and trophies. I was presented with keys to the city by it’s mayors and other top city officials. I got to hang out with other child stars from popular TV shows as I’d run into and meet them at different events. The Brady kids, the twins from Bewitched, the kids from ‘Family Affair’, all huge and extremely popular shows of the times.”
Marc and The Bewitched Twins Erin & Diane Murphy.
Marc and the kids from “Family Affair” Johnny Whitaker and Anissa Jones with his co-star from the show Michael Link
ARCHIVIST and HISTORIAN
Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional).
The 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, and the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award. On the web, he is the archivist and historian of Iforcolor.org and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, The University of Akron and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.