Category Archives: ’70s

Loretta Swit: The Art of Saving Animals

On Tuesday, Gr8erDays attended an intimate dinner at Jue Lan Club in NYC in honor of Loretta Swit and her new book SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry and Animal Activism of Loretta Swit. (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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‘SNL’s’ Gay History: All 4 LGBTQ Cast Members

Michael Michaud, author of books on gay actors Sal Mineo and Alan Sues, has kindly written these tributes to the four — count 'em, four! — confirmed LGBTQ cast members who have been featured on Saturday Night Live in its 40-plus years of existence. Amazing how few there have been, but how inspiring that the…
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Carol Burnett Reveals Why Sitcom Pilot Crashed

Fans of legendary funnylady Carol Burnett (b. 1933) were elated last year when it appeared that she would return to scripted comedy in the form of a sitcom pilot for ABC — but had our hopes dashed when it turned out the pilot was never picked up. (more…)
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