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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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‘Day of the Dead’ Actor Dies @ 70

Joseph Pilato has died at 70. Joseph Pilato: March 16, 1949-March 24, 2019 (Image via UPI) Best-remembered for his scene-stealing performance in Day of the Dead (1985) as Captain Rhodes, the actor reportedly died in his sleep Sunday evening, March 25. No cause is yet known. Pilato was born March 16, 1949, in Boston, where…
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Diana Ross Turns 75: Her 20 Best Solo Singles

Diana Ross is 75 today, March 26, and as she said herself recently, "Happy birthday to me!" Isn't it always her turns?! (Image via RCA) In honor of the momentous occasion. a list of some of her best solo singles — only including singles with no other featured artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgklDcuqC4&frags=pl%2Cwn "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's…
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‘Who’s the Boss?’ & ‘Soap’ Star Katherine Helmond Dies @ 89

Katherine Helmond, five-time Emmy nominee TV fans will always remember as scatter-brained Jessica Tate on Soap and libidinous Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? has died. Helmond with her younger hubby, David Christian, circa 1977 (Image via After Dark) She was 89. THR reports Helmond died February 23 at home in Los Angeles. The cause is reportedly Alzheimer's disease…
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Mark Hollis of Talk Talk Dies @ 64

Mark Hollis, the frontman of influential '80s group Talk Talk, has died at 64. A family member confirmed his passing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/globalhlthtwit/status/1100077058372366342 Hot on the heels of the collapse of his band Reaction, Hollis was a founding member [with Lee Harris (b. 1962) and Paul Webb (b. 1962)] of Talk Talk in 1981, its…
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Lee Radziwiłł, American Princess, Dies @ 85

Lee Radziwiłł, the sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) and a prominent American socialite and style icon in her own right, died Friday, Vogue reports. She was 85. (Image via The New York Times Style Magazine) Born into wealth as Caroline Lee Bouvier on March 3, 1933, the young stunner fancied a career in acting,…
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Bruno Ganz, ‘Wings of Desire’ Angel, Dies @ 77

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, a legend in German-language film known as Damiel the angel in Wings of Desire and for his portrayal of Hitler in Downfall, died Friday following a battle with intestinal cancer. He was 77. Ganz debuted onstage in 1961 and was viewed as a stage actor for 20 years in spite of…
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Julie Adams, ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ Heroine, Dies @ 92

In news that was initially confirmed by the Creature himself — stuntman Ricou Browning (b. 1930) — legendary horror heroine Julie Adams, whose long career spanned multiple genres, has died. She was 92. (Image via Universal Pictures) Born Betty May Adams in Iowa on October 17, 1926, Adams lived in many states growing up, parking…
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