Links to the past with relevance today:
THR: RIP Barry Coe — the Peyton Place (1957) actor died last month at 84.
BOY CULTURE: An original Q&A with Sharon Gless, 76, who talks about an upcoming event with her old Cagney & Lacey (1981-1988) compadre, Tyne Daly, 73— yes, they're singing a duet!
NYT: A visit with Barry Manilow, 76, today, as he impresses Broadway with his latest residency.
VARIETY: Darrell Hammond (b. 1955) is unveiling a doc about repressed childhood traumas that shaped his adult life in ways he only recently began to understand.
KENNETH IN THE (212): A review of Barbra Streisand, 77, at the Garden.
THR: Stu Rosen, creator of Dusty's Treehouse (1968-1980), has died at age 80.
WAPO: How the long-running black paper The Chicago Defender — which after launching in 1905 is about to go all-digital — helped gay rights as well as black rights.
NEWNOWNEXT: Longtime actor Keith McDermott, 65, recounts his May/December romance with the late Tab Hunter (1931-2018), his less-than-satisfying relationship with the late Anthony Perkins (1932-1992), and more in a new interview posted by gay icon Michael Musto (b. 1955):
"I’m sure Tony [Perkins] dated [Tab Hunter] more seriously. I met Tab through Larry Kert. Then, when I was in Equus, Tab called me out of the blue and said he was coming to New York, and somehow he ended up staying at my house. Thinking back, he obviously had some professional thing to do in New York and was thinking of it as an economic way to stay there. He was nice. He was sexy. He was 50; I was 24."