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Fred Grandy
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Birth Date:June 29, 1948
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
Birth Name:Frederick Lawrence Grandy
Birth Place:Sioux City, IA


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Fred Grandy

Biography:Fred Grandy (born June 29, 1948) was an actor on the U.S. television series, The Love Boat, before his election in 1986 to the United States House of Representatives from the state of Iowa.

Grandy received his bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University in 1970 and is fluent in both French and Arabic. He played the dimwitted Burl "Gopher" Smith for nine years on The Love Boat, but his political interests preceded his acting career. Prior to college, he was the roommate of David Eisenhower (grandson of President Eisenhower) at Phillips Exeter Academy and later was best man at Eisenhower's wedding to Julie Nixon. He also served as a speechwriter for Congressman Wiley Mayne (R-Iowa).

Grandy, who campaigned as a Republican, won the election in 1986 by 3,000 votes. Although he tried to distance himself from his acting career, he told People magazine, "If there were no Gopher, there would be no Fred Grandy for Congress."

During his four terms in Congress, he served on a variety of committees, including the House Ways and Means, Agriculture, Standards of Official Conduct and Education and the Workforce. While a member of Congress, Fred won eight "Watchdog of the Treasury" awards. In 1994, he entered the race for Governor of Iowa against incumbent Terry Branstad; he lost the election by 4ÓGrandy later served as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries from 1995-2000, became a political commentator on National Public Radio and served as a Visiting Professor teaching a course on non-profit organizations at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Affairs. In 2003, Grandy was named co-host of The Grandy & Andy Morning Show, a light current-events talk show on 630 WMAL-AM in Washington, D.C. His co-host is radio veteran Andy Parks. He has also stated that he is a vegan.

Chinese Horoscope for Fred Grandy
Includes characteristics and Vices
Fred Grandy's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 10, 1948 - January 28, 1949
Birthday: June 29, 1948

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Fred Grandy's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: June 29, 1948

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Fred Grandy's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: June 29, 1948

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Fred Grandy's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: June 29, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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