Category Archives: ’40s

Noir & TV Vet Richard Erdman Dies @ 93

Richard Erdman, whose film career stretched back 75 years, and who had more recently become a familiar face on TV's Community, died Saturday, March 16, THR reported. He was 93. His death was confirmed by film historian Alan K. Rode with no other details provided. Born June 1, 1925, in Enid, Oklahoma, the actor earned…
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Past & Curious: Gere’s F-Buddy, Liz and Dick & More!

Links to the past with relevance today ... EW: Aretha!: A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul is set to air Sunday. Check out this behind-the-scenes sneak peek! Millennials who think they invented selfies? Call me. (GIF via GIPHY) EXTRATV: A famous designer kisses and tells about a fling with Richard Gere, 69, back…
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Oscar-Winning Composer André Previn Dies @ 89

Composer and pianist André Previn died Thursday at home in NYC, The Telegraph reports. He was 89. A career that stretched back 73 years (Image via album cover) Previn was Berlin-born, Paris-raised and moved to L.A in the 1940s. Still just in his teens, the prodigy began composing music for films, starting with The Sun…
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Past & Curious: Oscar Faves, Frampton Retiring & More!

Links from the past with relevance today ... Bette boozes, loses (Image via 20th Century Fox) GR8ERDAYS: Don't miss our GALECA-approved list of the 10 best pics about the Oscar race. Some were Oscar-worthy, some were Razzie-bound. One of the greats is saying goodbye. (Images via Rolling Stone) EXTRATV: So sad! Peter Frampton, 68, is…
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GALECA’s 10 Best Movies About the Oscars

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has revealed its picks for the 10 best pics about the Oscars. Keep reading for the full list by John Griffiths for GALECA: Boyd does he wanna win! (Image via Embassy Pictures) (1) The Oscar (1966) Poor sociopath Frank Fane (Stephen Boyd, 1931-1977) wants that Best Actor trophy so bad, he’ll almost kill…
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Stanley Donen, Last of the Golden Age Directors, Dies @ 94

Stanley Donen, the final surviving director from the Golden Age of Hollywood — and one of its most acclaimed — died of heart failure February 21 at home in Manhattan, his sons confirmed. (See ExtraTV.com for a version of his obit.) He was 94. Donen was born April 13, 1924, in South Carolina. To deal…
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Julie Adams, ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ Heroine, Dies @ 92

In news that was initially confirmed by the Creature himself — stuntman Ricou Browning (b. 1930) — legendary horror heroine Julie Adams, whose long career spanned multiple genres, has died. She was 92. (Image via Universal Pictures) Born Betty May Adams in Iowa on October 17, 1926, Adams lived in many states growing up, parking…
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Past & Curious: ‘Gone’ Is Back, ‘Star Wars’ Over & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Talk about for-profit prisons! (Image via Warner Bros.) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: Caged (1950) airs February 7 on TCM, and Rick's got a write-up that'll make you remember to watch or record it. Designing woman (Image via Dance Theater of Harlem) NYT: The Times looks back at the incredible…
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She Was the First Lucy, but Where Is the Love?

Mary Kay Stearns passed away November 17, 2018, but her death went unreported until earlier this year. Who was she? Only the first Lucy.Let me explain. Mary Kay & Johnny circa 1950 (Image via CBS) Born October 27, 1925, Stearns was a theater actress who appeared on TV in 1947, where she modeled garments. Her…
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