Past & Curious: ‘First Wives’ Wallop, Rue’s Health Secrets & More!

Links to the past with relevance today ...

It was a hit! (GIF via GIPHY)

EW: Diane Keaton (b. 1946) really clobbered Marcia Gay Harden (b. 1959) with a foam bat in The First Wives Club (1996).

Are you an Ann fan? (Image via Warner Bros.)

RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: A glorious look back at birthday girl (February 21) Ann Sheridan (1915-1967) in Nora Prentiss (1947).

Missing Rue (GIF via NBC)

PEOPLE: Rue McClanahan (1934-2010) is long gone, but there is new evidence about what may have shortened her life. (She was only 76 when she died, the youngest of the four Golden Girls stars, two of whom lived wel into their eighties and one of whom is flirting with 100.)

BACK2STONEWALL: Roy Cohn, one of the most villainous human beings imaginable, was born 92 years ago February 20. Back2Stonewall remembers him ... not so fondly.

John Scoulios (L) with Don Shirley (R) in the '80s (Image via John Scoulios)

THE: Green Book (2018) is a possible Best Picture winner at this weekend's Oscar ceremony, but the film — focusing on an episode in the life of trailblazing black musician Don Shirley (1927-2013) — is mired in controversy, with his family objecting to the way his friendship with his driver is characterized in the feel-good flick. Now, the two men who knew Shirley best at the end of his life are speaking out, and they mostly loved the film.

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