My mother insists that actor Laurence Fishburne was on The Mod Squad in the 1970s. Is that true?
—Brittany L., Kentucky
Your mother is thinking of Clarence Williams III, who starred with Peggy Lipton and Michael Cole in the television series that ran from 1968-73. Fishburne scored his first major acting roles in the daytime drama One Life to Live in 1968 and in the 1975 feature film Cornbread, Earl and Me, and has since been seen in such films as The Matrix, What's Love Got to do With It?, and The Tuskegee Airmen.