Question: Is the woman who plays Jewel, the physically challenged character on Deadwood, the same woman who played Blair's cousin on Facts of Life? — Kelley, Boulder, Colo.

Televisionary: It is indeed actress and comedienne Geri Jewell, who has cerebral palsy, playing Al Swearengen's employee and frequent target on the HBO Western. And, as you say, she also played Blair's cousin Geri on NBC's The Facts of Life from 1981-84. An accomplished stand-up, Jewell was spotted in a comedy club, which landed her on Facts. You may also have caught her on The Young and the Restless.