Childhood nickname of actress Jodie Foster. She earned her moniker because she always had a “load” (poop) in her diapers. On an interview on THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW in Mach 2002, Foster recalled “when your the fourth child, nobody wants to change your diapers.”
Actress Jodie Foster played in a number of TV/movie roles in her early career, including:
- pretty teenage tomboy, Hank Bennett on the unsold pilot MY SISTER HANK/CBS/1972
- neighborhood kid, Julie Lawrence on THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY/ABC/1970-74
- the voice of Anne Chan on the cartoon THE AMAZING CHAN AND THE CHAN CLAN/CBS/1972-74
- the voice of Pugsley Addams on the cartoon spin-off THE ADDAMS FAMILY/NBC/1973-75
- Alice’s preteen daughter, Elizabeth Henderson on the sitcom BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE/ABC/1973
- Eddie’s schoolmate Joey Kelly on the sitcom COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER/ABC/1969-72
- Sharon Lee on the 1973 TV movie Rookie of the Year
- a precocious 11-year-old waif, Addie Pray on the sitcom PAPER MOON/ABC/1974-75
- Liberty Cole on the TV movie Smile, Jenny, You’re Dead (the movie pilot for the drama HARRY-O/ABC/1974-76
- youth T. K. Dearing on the ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIALS “The Secret Life of T.K. Dearing” aired April 23, 1975
- Annabell, a teen who switches bodies with her mom in the movie Freaky Friday (1976).
- Iris, a teenage prostitute in the movie Taxi Driver (1976).
- Zoe Alexander, a fledgling singer in the CBS TV movie Svengali (March 9, 1983).
Note: Born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962, Jodie Foster is also known as “Lulu.”
Many believe that Jodie Foster was the original Coppertone girl. This is not true, but there is a kernel of truth to the statement. Foster got her start in showbiz in a Coppertone suntan-lotion ad in 1965. She was three years old at the time and appeared in the ad as a toddler on a boat accompanied by her family.
A highlight of her life, although unwanted, was the association with John Hinckley Jr., a would-be-assassin who concocted a plan to take out the President Ronald Reagan to prove his love for the actress (then 17 years-old).
After 35 years in a psychiatric hospital, John Hinckley, Jr., at the age of 61, was released into the care of his family. At hearing the news, Jodie Foster was horrified.
In 1981, Hinckley sent this message to Foster: “At least you know that I’ll always love you. Jodie, I would abandon the idea of getting Reagan in a second if I could only win your heart and live out the rest of my life with you, whether it be in total obscurity or whatever.”
Hinckley became obsessed with Foster after seeing her play Iris, a teen prostitute in the movie Taxi Driver (1976).