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This article quotes a birthday of August 28, 1953 yet IMDb and wikipedia both quote 2 March 1949. Somewhat of a difference ... anyone know which is correct / evidence to prove? --VampWillow 21:22, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Hm, I'd go with August 28th, 1953, then I'd go fix those others. My source is the more-likely-credible "Star Trek: Ships of the Line (2003)" Calendar, and several fan sites that say both. Since the Star trek Calendar is a licensed product, I'd go with that until a solid answer is found. -AJHalliwell 22:13, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)
August 28, 1953 is the "official" birthdate used in Paramount promotional material ([X]wbm) and what I think we should stick with unless something else comes along stating otherwise... although it seems as if March 2, 1953 is her actual birthday ([1]). -- SmokeDetector47 // talk 22:21, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)
If she already admitted the March 2nd, 1949 date was her real birthdate, shouldn't we keep it that way? It would be misinformation otherwise, wouldn't it? --From Andoria with Love 18:00, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
She apparently admitted March 2, 1953, but again, this information is secondhand and from a fan site and isn't confirmed or official. Same with IMDb; anyone can change anything on that site. I'd stay with the Paramount-sanctioned date just like any other issue with regard to canon. -- SmokeDetector47 // talk 18:20, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
IMDb cannot be changed by anyone. All updates must have a reasonable source, are reviewed by the staff. Second, canon applies to fiction. There is no such thing as canon dates of birth for actors. I was looking on ussearch.com, and there is one record: CHERYL G. MCFADDEN - 56 - Residences: Silver Lake, OH, Los Angeles, CA. --This user is not Jesus 10:12, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
It just changed to 57 today. heh.--This user is not Jesus 23:22, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Beyond that, didn't she give a fake birthdate becuase she didn't want people to know her real birthdate? Just a question in regards to giving respect to her wishes in the matter... -- Captain M.K. Barteltalk 23:29, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
If she's been trying to keep it a secret, she's done a really sloppy job. If she doesn't want us to know her birthday, then we should just put "March, 1949".--This user is not Jesus 23:32, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

After looking into it a little more, I've found that she was definitely NOT born in 1953. It says right on the Brandeis website that she graduated in 1970.[2]. --This user is not Jesus 00:12, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Sexual Harassment by Maurice Hurley resulted in her absence in season 2? Edit

The article for Maurice Hurley, and this link here, say it was an open secret that Hurley was sexually harassing McFadden, and that she would not return until his departure from the series was secured. Is there any truth to this, does anyone have any other references?– M4bwav 05:24, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Removed information Edit

I removed the following two paragraphs which are lacking citation for a long time. Tom (talk) 16:21, November 25, 2012 (UTC)

  • Unofficially, there were some disagreements between the show's producers and McFadden as to how the character should develop, which may have led to some bad blood between her and several executive producers, resulting in McFadden's being released from her contract before the second season.
  • McFadden was disappointed by Crusher's lack of screen time, especially during the movies. There were rumors floating around before Star Trek Nemesis began filming that stated she would not return.

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