Adds 'Lobster Girl' To Cast
United Press International NewsTrack (July 23,
A former newscaster with genetically deformed
hands and feet who gained fame as a disability
rights advocate has signed on with HBO's "Carnivale."
Bree Walker will play
"Lobster Girl" in the second season
of the unconventional show about a traveling
carnival during the Depression, sources told
Friday's New York Post.
Walker, 51, was an anchor
at KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, when she came under
fire for choosing to have children despite a
50 percent chance her children would also have
fused fingers and toes. Her teenage children
both have the defect, the Post said.
Although Walker is divorced her children's father,
sportscaster Jim Lampley, they still live together
and co-own a film and TV production company.
They have said publicly they plan to remarry.
Season two of "Carnivale"
begins in January.