Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

Robert Mandan of ‘Soap’ Dies @ 86

Robert Mandan, the silver-haired lothario Chester Tate on Soap (1977-1981), has died at 86, ExtraTV reports. According to THR, a friend reported his death occurred on April 29 following a long illness.  (more…)
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When Mae West Was Good: Hot New Book!

Goodness has something to do with it — but greatness has more. Michael Michaud, the author of engrossing books on celebs — Sal Mineo: A Biography (2011), Famous Enough: A Hollywood Memoir (with Diane McBain, 2014) and Alan Sues: A Funny Man (2017) — has just published his latest (and greatest?) tome, Mae West: Between the Covers (BearManor,…
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Loretta Swit: The Art of Saving Animals

On Tuesday, Gr8erDays attended an intimate dinner at Jue Lan Club in NYC in honor of Loretta Swit and her new book SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry and Animal Activism of Loretta Swit. (more…)
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Broadway Vet Allyn Ann McLerie Dies @ 91

Allyn Ann McLerie, the versatile actress who appeared on Broadway from the 1940s, made memorable film appearances, and capped off her career in TV, has died at 91. THR confirmed her death on May 21 in North Bend, Washington. (more…)
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Clint Walker: Salute to a He-Man

Clint Walker (April 30, 1927-May 21, 2018) passed away suddenly this week in the company of his wife and daughter. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. (more…)
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Johnny Mathis Talks Coming Out

Johnny Mathis, 82, speaks on camera for the first time at length about being gay, referencing his 1982 coming-out interview in Us Magazine, which did not go down well. (more…)
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