Category Archives: ’50s

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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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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‘Shane’ Rides Again — Reappraising the Classic at 65

On the occasion of the New York premiere of the classic western Shane 65 years ago today, enjoy this guest post by Rick Gould, who really digs into what is a truly mesmerizingly beautiful film that holds up to this day and that contains one of my favorite performances of all time (Jean Arthur's): (more…)
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