Category Archives: ’50s

Natalie Wood’s Daughter Speaks About Her Death in New Doc

A new trailer for the HBO doc Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind reveals her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, speaking with great vulnerability about her late mom. "The day my mom died, my entire world was shattered. Since then, there's been so much focus on how she died that it's overshadowed who she was as a…
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Past & Curious: Larry David, Ron Wood & MORE

Links to the past, with relevance today: Larry times! (Image via Office of the Governor of California) YOUTUBE: Larry David is 72 and letting you know that you're an idiot if you leave the house, endangering the lives of old dudes like him. Heave is a place on Instagram Live. (Image via Instagram Live) BOY…
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How Joan Crawford Became Mildred Pierce

March 23 is approximately the 116th anniversary of the birth of screen legend Joan Crawford. (Her real birthday is lost to history — on purpose, by Miss Crawford, who was probably concerned about vanity.) In honor of the anniversary, check out this lavish piece on how Crawford became Mildred Pierce in 1945. A birthday toast…
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Kenny Rogers Folds ’em @ 81

Via ExtraTV: Kenny Rogers, one of the most successful country music stars of all time, and a performer who crossed over into pop music and acting, died under hospice care Friday evening at his Sandy Springs, Georgia, home. He was 81. THR reports Rogers died of natural causes, as confirmed by his rep Keith Hagan.  The Country…
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Inside the Big Doris Day Auction

If you were a big fan of the late, great Doris Day (1922-2019), you won't want to miss the Julien's auction of some of her most treasured personal effects. Imagine owning this! (Image via Julien's) You can view the items — which go up for sale April 4 online in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Past & Curious: Lyle Be Seeing You & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Jim Nabors passed this eye exam! (Image via CBS) KENNETH IN THE (212): A lavish tribute to the late Lyle Waggoner's physical perfection. DO YOU REMEMBER?: Now you can get 50 Sesame Street stamps in honor of the show's 50th anniversary! EXTRATV: RIP Maggie Griffin. Comic Kathy Grifin's…
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Stuart Whitman Dies @ 92

Via ExtraTV: Stuart Whitman, a rugged, handsome leading man known for his work in westerns and for a Best Actor Oscar nomination, died Monday at 92. TMZ reports Whitman died of skin and blood cancer. His son Justin told the site, "Old Hollywood lost another one of its true stars. Stuart Whitman was known for…
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Ja’Net DuBois’s Family: She Was Cab Calloway’s Daughter

Good Times star Ja'Net DuBois, who died last month unexpectedly, was a colorful person with some holes in her personal story — but who would have predicted her death certificate would claim her birth father was big-band legend Cab Calloway? According to her family, DuBois' mother was Lillian Gouedy, as previously known, but her father…
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Acting Legend Max von Sydow Dies @ 90

Max von Sydow, a powerhouse actor known for the craft he displayed in the films of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), as well as for popular performances in a host of Hollywood productions, died Sunday at 90. His death was confirmed by his widow, Catherine, but a cause was not given. Von Sydow was born into affluence…
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And Scene: James Lipton Dies @ 93

It's not clear how many fans of the eternal Bravo (and later Ovation) series Inside the Actor's Studio (1994-2020) realized how advanced in years creator and host James Lipton was — he had an ageless, yet wizened, quality in his role as the ultimate actor whisperer. James Lipton (September 19, 1926-March 2, 2020) (Image via…
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