Morning name: Dana Delany

Monday’s “morning name” was Dana Delany. From Wikipedia:

Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.

Delany has been active in show business since the late 1970s. Following small roles early in her career, Delany garnered her first leading role in 1987 in the short-lived NBC sitcom Sweet Surrender and achieved wider fame in 1988–1991 as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach, for which she won two Emmy Awards…

… From 2007 to 2010 Delany played Katherine Mayfair on the ABC series Desperate Housewives.

She was amazing in China Beach (and won two Emmys for her work there).

In that show:

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and more recently:

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About China Beach, from Wikipedia::

China Beach is an American dramatic television series set at an evacuation hospital during the Vietnam War. The title refers to My Khe beach in the city of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, which was nicknamed “China Beach” in English by American and Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War. The ABC TV drama aired for four seasons, from 1988 to 1991.

Set in a Vietnam locale nicknamed “Bac My An Beach” at the 510th Evacuation Hospital and R&R (the “Five-and-Dime” Rest & Recreation) facility, the series’ cast of characters includes US Army doctors and nurses, officers, soldiers, Red Cross volunteers, and civilian personnel (American, French, and Vietnamese). The series also features the experiences of the characters when they return to the U.S., either on leave or at the end of their tours of duty. The show does not shy away from showing the gruesomeness of war; it provides a very gritty view of the experience there.

The show contrasted with the earlier show M*A*S*H (set in the Korean War) in that it was played realistically and not for laughs.

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