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The Final Journey of a Film Star in Decline

Tiny American actress Mildred Shay (1911-2005), busy in the '30s both on the screen and between the sheets (wink!), peaked in the '30s, winding up in poverty, forgotten and without any of the things that once made her so fabulous. (She's pictured above with Nelson Eddy (1901-1967). (more…)
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When Mae West Was Good: Hot New Book!

Goodness has something to do with it — but greatness has more. Michael Michaud, the author of engrossing books on celebs — Sal Mineo: A Biography (2011), Famous Enough: A Hollywood Memoir (with Diane McBain, 2014) and Alan Sues: A Funny Man (2017) — has just published his latest (and greatest?) tome, Mae West: Between the Covers (BearManor,…
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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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‘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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