Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Her first major role was in The Facts of Life (1979–80) before making her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest (1982) that earned her a Golden Globe nomination. After subsequently appearing in the successful John Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Ringwald became a teen icon. She later starred in The Pick-up Artist (1987), and For Keeps (1988). She starred in many films in the 1990s, most notably Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992) and The Stand (1994). Ringwald is part of the “Brat Pack” and she was ranked number 1 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars. She has played Anne Juergens in the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager and released her debut album Except Sometimes in early 2013.
March 24, 2015
This week, the Professor Blastoff gang celebrates a huge milestone — 200 shows! Kyle, David, and Tig start with a discussion about their habits on the road and the surprising effects of music from the 1940s. Then, super special guest Molly Ringwald stops by the hatch to raise the stakes on the pizza debate and chat about her advice column, motherhood, and This American Life. Plus, more body rap!