Category Archives: ’70s

Alan Alda: ‘I Have Parkinson’s’

TV icon Alan Alda, best known as Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M#A*S*H (1972-1983), announced he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease — but wants people to know it's not "sad." (more…)
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Choreographer Patricia Birch Remembers the Creation of ‘Grease’

I'm a fan of Grease (1978), of course, but hadn't sat down and watched it all the way through in forever. That was one reason I high-tailed it over to Metrograph here in NYC. The other? Its legendary choreographer (and the director of its much-maligned sequel) Patricia Birch was appearing for a Q&A. (more…)
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100-Year-Old Marsha Hunt on FDR, John Wayne & the Blacklist

Golden Age of Hollywood actress Marsha Hunt will turn 101 this fall, but like Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916) — who won the role of Melanie in Gone with the Wind right out from under her — Hunt is a true survivor, and isn't voluntarily going away any time soon! (more…)
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