Joppatowne High School grad is finding roles in Hollywood

On the Town

February 25, 1996|By SYLVIA BADGERS

WHEN WENDY DAVIS attended Joppatowne High School, she was an athlete, not an actress. It was only after she went to Howard University that she decided to pursue a career in acting and graduated with a major in theater.

Then she was off to Los Angeles, and in just five years, she's been lucky. Her jobs have included the role of receptionist in the television show "The New WKRP in Cincinnati"; a part in "Return to Two Moon Junction"; and a part in a feature film, "Reptile Man," with Tony Curtis, soon to be released.

Last December, she landed the role of Lynette, a young woman with two children whose police officer husband is killed in the first episode of "High Incident," a new television series scheduled to premiere on ABC at 9 p.m. March 4. That's WMAR -- Channel 2 -- locally. She's in the first two shows, but has to wait and see if she'll be in other episodes. The series is a Stephen Spielberg Dreamworks Production, and the director-executive producer is Charles Haid, formerly of "Hill Street Blues."

Her proud parents, Lucy and Harry Davis, still live in Harford County. And although she didn't say she was homesick, she does admit her telephone bills are outrageous. Recently, at a movie in Los Angeles, she saw former Channel 2 news anchor-reporter Beverly Burke, now a television anchor in L.A. Wendy dashed over to say hello to a familiar Baltimore face.

Heart work

On Valentine's Day, Ann Weinfeld, owner of S.O.S., Simple Organizing Solutions, had just finished her jitterbug class at Lynne Brick's fitness center in Belvedere Square Center when her boyfriend, David Saunders, walked in with a box of roses. Then, he pulled out an engagement ring and proposed. The answer was yes. Club owner Lynne Brick, who was at home recuperating from surgery, quipped, "I've always said, 'The benefits from good cardiovascular activities are many!' "

Wedding plans

David Lynch was the assistant GM and event planner at the Center Club for 10 years, before going to Miami Beach to become the GM of the Bath Club, a private beach resort. He returned to Baltimore recently to coordinate and design the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunn's daughter, Theresa Dunn, and Paul Dittmar.

And design he did! The nuptials were celebrated at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Washington by Msgr. "Nick" Amato, who commented that he'd never seen the church so decorated.

Signed pieces

If you like fine porcelain, stop by Grey Rock Mansion in Pikesville bTC March 14 and meet Juan Vincente Lladro, son of one of the founders of Lladro Spanish porcelain. He'll be there to sign any of the more than 500 porcelain pieces available for purchase. Thanks to the generosity of Steve Weintraub, of Creative Specialties in Pikesville, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.

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