Category Archives: ’60s

Remembering Gay Trailblazer Michael Greer

Actor Michael Greer was known for his stand-up comedy, especially his famous "Mona Lisa" routine, where he would play the famous subject while holding a frame around himself. Comedy gold. https://youtu.be/gaSvb_a6BxA But he was even more famous for playing two flamboyantly gay characters — Malcolm in The Gay Deceivers (1969) and Queenie in Fortune and Men's…
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Bergman Muse Bibi Andersson Dies @ 83

Bibi Andersson, known for her association with the late Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), died Sunday, April 14, in Stockholm. She was 83. Andersson (L) with Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) & Liv Ullmann (b. 1938) promoting Persona. (Image via Swedish TV SVT) The New York Times reports her death was confirmed by a spokesman. Andersson was born November…
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Georgia Engel of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Dies @ 70

Such sad news: Georgia Engel, famous as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore (1972-1977), died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. She was 70. Georgia Engel (July 28, 1948-April 12, 2019) The cause, according to The New York Times, is undetermined because, in keeping with her Christian Scientist beliefs, Engel did not consult doctors. What a shame.…
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Past & Curious: ‘Butch’ Shocker, Notre Dame Gutted & More

Links to the past with relevance today: Classic team (Image via 20th Century Fox) EW: Ninety-year-old Burt Bacharach admitted at the TCM Classic Film Festival this weekend that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" almost didn't make the cut in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Nailed it! (Image via Fortune Creative) THE GREEN…
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‘Madame X’: The Mother of All Lana Turner Movies

On March 3, 1966, the film that would become screen legend Lana Turner's (1921-1995) final starring role in a major production — she was just 45 — was released: Madame X. One of many stylish touches from the film (Image via Universal) As well-trod a story in 1966 as A Star Is Born was in…
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Seymour Cassel of ‘Faces,’ ‘Rushmore’ Dies @ 84

Seymour Cassel, an actor with steady credits for over 60 years, died Sunday in L.A. of complications of Alzheimer's disease, Variety reports. He was 84. Seymour Cassel: January 22, 1935-April 7, 2019 (Image via video still) Cassel was born January 22, 1935, in Detroit. He debuted in the John Cassavetes (1929-1989) film Shadows (1958), and…
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Past & Curious: Body of Missing Mouseketeer Found?

Links to the past with relevance today ... Day's car was found in the possession of two strangers last year. (Image via Disney) VARIETY: Dennis Day (b. 1942), an original Mouseketeer, had been reported missing by his husband a year ago. Now, authorities have found human remains on his property — and it appears they…
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Noah Keen, ‘Twilight Zone’ Vet, Dies @ 98

Noah Keen, a veteran stage, TV and movie actor, died March 24 at his home in Harlem. He was 98. Noah Keen — October 10, 1920-March 24, 2019 (Image via video still) Born October 10, 1920, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Keen moved to New York City, where he worked in radio at NBC. Though he was…
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Past & Curious: Brando, ‘Pet Sematary,’ Trebek & More!

Links from the past with relevance today: Great actor, and could've coasted on his looks! (Image via movie still) GR8ERDAYS (PLEASE FOLLOW): Brando was born 95 years ago this week. He's already been gone 15 years! Pet out (GIF via Paramount) L.A. TIMES: Director Mary Lambert, 67, reminsces about her struggle to get female-centered movies…
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Happy 97th, Doris Day! Her 12 Best Pieces of Work

Happy Doris Day! April 3, one of the world's biggest stars — Doris Day — turns 97 years old. Having succeeded as a singer, actress in movies/on TV, TV host and animal-rights activist, she is one of Hollywood's most revered women. Here, my picks for the dozen best things she's ever done, creatively. Let me…
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