Five links to the past ...
EXTRATV: Elmarie Wendel, Mrs. Dubcek from TV's 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001), has died at 89.
TV LINE: Family Guy (1999-present) will honor the late, great Adam West (1928-2017) — and dishonor the not-so-great, not-yet-late Donald Trump (b. 1946).
BOY CULTURE: Roseanne Barr (b. 1952) continues to get crazier and crazier. Man, maybe the people who argued she was a huge step down from Donna Reed (1921-1986) were right all along!
THE FILM EXPERIENCE: Harrison Ford (b. 1942) is set to remake Call of the Wild (1935).
Today would've been the 80th birthday of screen icon Natalie Wood. Wood grew up on film, debuting in 1948 and racking up three Oscar nominations before the age of 25. Along with the all-time classics "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) and "West Side Story" (1961), her most popular film included "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), "The Star" (1952), "The Searchers" (1956), "Splendor in the Grass" (1961), "Gypsy" (1962), and "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969). Her storied love life included two tempestuous marriages to fellow film star Robert Wagner (b. 1930), who was present on their boat the "Splendour" along with actor Christopher Walken (b. 1943) when she mysteriously drowned. She had been shooting what became her final film, the sci-fi flop "Brainstorm" (1983). RIP, Natalie! #nataliewood #robertwagner #christopherwalken #movies #gypsy #westsidestory #splendour #splendorinthegrass #brainstorm #miracleon34thstreet #bobandcarolandtedandalice #rebelwithoutacause #gr8erdays #celebritybirthdays
CLOSER: Was Natalie Wood — who would've turned 80 this past week — a victim of assault?