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Inside the Big Doris Day Auction

If you were a big fan of the late, great Doris Day (1922-2019), you won't want to miss the Julien's auction of some of her most treasured personal effects. Imagine owning this! (Image via Julien's) You can view the items — which go up for sale April 4 online in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic…
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Carol Burnett’ Star Lyle Waggoner Dies @ 84

Lyle Waggoner, who used his heartthrob status for comedic effect on The Carol Burnett Show and was Maj. Steve Trevor on TV's Wonder Woman, died Tuesday at 84, ExtraTV reports. Waggoner died surrounded by his wife of 59 years, Sharon, and their sons Jason and Beau. Waggoner had also become known in Hollywood for his…
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Mart Crowley, ‘The Boys in the Band’ Playwright, Dies @ 84

Mart Crowley, who changed American theater with his trailblazing — and just plain blazing— gay-themed play The Boys in the Band (1968), died Sunday. He was 84. Crowley's death was first reported by writer Michael Musto. He reportedly suffered a heart attack, had surgery, but passed away while recovering from surgery. The writer had been enjoying a renaissance, with…
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Disco Sondheim!

Hey, I loved Disco Evita, so why not Disco Sondheim? Broadway Records is releasing Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Fever Dream digitally on March 20 and in stores in April, and hypes it as a disco reimagining of all of 89-year-old Stephen Sondheim's greatest works. Scott Wasserman and Joshua Hinck dreamed up the idea and…
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Remembering Karen Carpenter on Her 70th

Karen Carpenter, the velvet-voiced girl-next-door lead "sister" of the duo the Carpenters, was born March 2, 1950 — meaning today would have been her 70th birthday. Tragically, she struggled her whole life with disordered eating, succumbing to a heart attack at just 32 in 1983, a side effect of her anorexia nervosa. https://youtu.be/wQKe401J3SQ Often pegged…
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Past & Curious: Siren Conned, Judy’s Shoes, New Elvis & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Lollobrigida is still alert, but is allegedly the victim of a scam. (GIF via GIPHY) MSN: The family of Gina Lollobrigida, 92, have accused her 32-year-old manager (and onetime chauffeur) of defrauding her of millions, including properties, a car and cash. Lost — and found (Image via ABC…
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Kathy Garver Is ‘Aunt Cissy’!

Kathy Garver, 73, is one of those actors who has been blessed and cursed with instant recognition from an iconic project — she was sweet Cissy on TV's Family Affair (1966-1971), coming into our living rooms weekly with Brian Keith (1921-1997), Sebastian Cabot (1918-1977), Johnny Whitaker (b. 1959) and Anissa Jones (1958-1976). Forever Cissy (Images…
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Past & Curious: Elvis’s Grandkids, Whitney’s ‘Bodyguard’ Secret!

Links to the past with relevance today: Lisa Marie, 51, shows off her brood. (Image via Instagram) EXTRATV: All of Elvis's (1935-1977) grandkids in one pic! An actual "gold"-en girl (Image by Brit Huckabay/NSGA) TODAY: Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins has won gold in the 50- and 100-meter races at the National Senior Games, and she broke…
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Past & Curious: Cattrall Is ‘Filthy Rich, Day’s Gone By & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Natch. (GIF via TheHeterophobicGuy) TV LINE: Kim Cattrall, 62, is heading to TV in Filthy Rich, a show that is a remake of a New Zealand hit, not a remake of the fondly remembered, short-lived, Delta Burke (b. 1956) sitcom. Pajamarama (Image via video still) PEOPLE: Doris Day,…
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Doris Day, One of the World’s Most Beloved Stars, Dies @ 97

Doris Day, the woman who made iconic marks in the worlds of music, radio, movies and television — and one of the most famous animal advocates in history — has died. She was 97. Doris Day: April 3, 1922-May 13, 2019 (Image via headshot) The Doris Day Animal Foundation announced her passing early Monday in…
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