Monthly Archives: May 2019

Past & Curious: Day’s Grandson Barred from Seeing Her? + More

Links to the past with relevance today: Melcher hadn't seen his grandma in over a decade (Image via headshot) FACEBOOK: Doris Day's (1922-2019) only grandchild, Ryan Melcher, has unloaded on Facebook, claiming he was kept from her by "a former fan turned manager" who wanted to know why he would even want to see her,…
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Iconic Funnyman Tim Conway Dies @ 85

Tim Conway, a legendary comic known for his hysteria-inducing bits on The Carol Burnett Show, has died, People Magazine reports. He was 85. Mr. Tudball (Image via CBS) Due to legal wrangling within his family, his rep's statement was unusually worded, noting that Conway had "suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no…
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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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Peggy Lipton of ‘Mod Squad,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Dies @ 72

Blonde, waifish actress Peggy Lipton, known for her role as Julie Barnes on the counterculture-absorbed The Mod Squad, has died. At your service in Twin Peaks (Image via ABC) She was 72, and the cause — according to family members — was colon cancer, which she had first battle in 2004. Lipton, first at teen…
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Sal Mineo/Don Johnson Play Thought Lost Is Found

Sal Mineo (1939-1976) experienced a meteoric rise in the film world thanks to Rebel Without a Cause (1955), but one of his latter-day passion projects was the 1967 stage play Fortune and Men's Eyes by John Herbert (1926-2001). Men's thighs The play, about a newbie in a prison, is rife with queer themes and was…
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‘Wild Kingdom’ Star Jim Fowler Dies @ 89

Jim Fowler, the 6'6", rugged zoologist who worked with host Marlin Perkins (1905-1986) on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963-1987), died Wednesday at his Norwalk, Connecticut, home. He was 89. Jim Fowler: April 9, 1930-May 8, 2019 (Image via video still) THR confirmed the death with Fowler's family. Fowler, who was also a popular guest…
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Past & Curious: He’s Been Seen with Farrah, Trash TV & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Jogging was a fad, but so was Farrah! (Image via People) PEOPLE: Lee Majors, 80, reflects upon his hectic life with wife Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009), and claims credit for choosing the image that became one of the best-selling posters of all time. George Maharis (b. 1928) & Robert…
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Barbara Perry, ‘Dick Van Dyke’ Player, Dies @ 97

Barbara Perry, perhaps best-known as Pickles Sorrell on two first-season epsiodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1962) died May 5 of natural causes in Hollywod, a family spokesman confirmed. Barbara Perry: June 22, 1921-May 5, 2019 (Image via CBS) She was 97. Born June 22, 1921, in Norfolk, Virginia, into a show biz family,…
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Cher Ecstasy, ‘Longtime’ Fave, Dolly’s World & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Clothes call (GIF via GIPHY) CLOSER: Cher, 72, and Bob Mackie, 80, have made the craziest, most fashion-forward, most ridiculous, most memorable, cleverest clothes ever — and some of them will be on display at the Met Gala. Homecoming (GIF via GIPHY) BACK 2 STONEWALL: Remembering Longtime Companion…
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