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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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Louisa Moritz, ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Bombshell, Dies @ 72

Louisa Moritz, a Havana-born actress who specialized in playing ditzy blondes, died last week at home in L.A, ExtraTV reports. She was 72. An early Moritz modeling shot (Image via headshot) Her friend and publicist Edward Lozzi confirmed she had succumbed to a heart ailment. In a statement, he said: "Louisa Moritz was so full…
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Gina Lollobrigida Spotted in L.A.

Living legend Gina Lollobrigida, she of Beat the Devil (1953), Trapeze (1956) and Bueno Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968), is 91 years old — but she hasn't slowed down. Photographer Brennan Tope noticed the Italian siren standing hand on hip, all in black, at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in L.A. today, surveying her…
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Ann Jillian: A to Z

Young'uns have no idea who Ann Jillian was, or that she is! Jillian as we all remember her! (Image via head shot) Born as Ann Nauseda on January 29, 1950, Jillian got her start as a child actor who popped up on episodic TV, including Leave It to Beaver (1960) and Shirley Temple's Storybook (1960)…
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She Was the First Lucy, but Where Is the Love?

Mary Kay Stearns passed away November 17, 2018, but her death went unreported until earlier this year. Who was she? Only the first Lucy.Let me explain. Mary Kay & Johnny circa 1950 (Image via CBS) Born October 27, 1925, Stearns was a theater actress who appeared on TV in 1947, where she modeled garments. Her…
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Kaye Ballard, Larger-Than-Life Stage & Screen Star, Dies @ 93

Kaye Ballard, the wisecracking, broad-comedienne perhaps best remembered for a two-year stint on TV's The Mothers-in-Law, has died. She was 93. Kaye Ballard: November 20, 1925-January 21, 2019 (Image by Frances McLaughlin-Gill) According to an extensive and warm obit in The Desert Sun, Ballard had suffered from a heart malady, and slipped away Monday evening…
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What Happened Was: 30 Docs Snubbed by Oscar

The Best Documentary Feature category at the Oscars has a terrible track record — so often, it has completely snubbed docs that were transcendant, that were among the best films (let alone docs) of their year, and that had mainstream commercial success to boot. Paris was burning, but the Best Doc voters yawned. (Image via…
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Carol Channing, Broadway Icon, Dies @ 97

Carol Channing, synonymous with the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway staple Hello, Dolly!, died early today at her Rancho Mirage, California, home, Broadway World reports. She was two weeks shy of her 98th birthday. "Raspberries!" (Image via Universal) Her publicist Harlan Boll released the following statement confirming her passing: It is with extreme…
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