Category Archives: ’50s

Tab Hunter, ’50s Superstar, Dies @ 86

Tab Hunter, a wildly popular movie star with a #1 hit single in the '50s who later spoofed his heartthrob status in films like Polyester, has died a few days short of his 87th birthday. No cause has been given. (more…)
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Terrifying Children’s Shows of the Past

So many things we took for granted as children are now, in the cold light of (to-)day so bizarre — corporal punishment, women smoking while pregnant, wives receiving allowances, boys swimming stark naked in public. (more…)
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Carole Cook Is ‘Back Where She Belongs’

Carole Cook is becoming forgetful — oh, she remembers everything that ever happened to her in her 94 years, and she remembered all the snappy one-liners in her wildly successful, two-night run at 54 Below in NYC June 19-20, but there is no arguing that the woman has simply forgotten to age. (more…)
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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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