Question: We recently saw Nan Martin in Shallow Hal. Has she been in any TV shows? — Dawn, Phoenix, Ariz.

Televisionary: Martin, who's appeared on the big screen in such offerings as Goodbye Columbus and the two Other Side of the Mountain movies, made her first significant series appearance opposite Jeffrey Tambor, who played a blind English professor in ABC's Mr. Sunshine. However, since that show was only on the air from March to September in 1986, I'm betting you missed it.

More likely, you caught her in her numerous appearances as Ms. Louder, owner of Winfred-Louder, the store Drew Carey works for on The Drew Carey Show. In addition to Shallow Hal, more recent film appearances also include Cast Away and Big Eden.