Sean Connery, the popular actor iconic for his portrayal of James Bond in seven films, died Saturday, October 31, at 90. Undercover cover (Image via Life) His death was confirmed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (b. 1970) of his native Scotland, who tweeted: "I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean…Read more
Paul Lynde’s Halloween Special, Sanderson Sister Surprise & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: "As you know, there's a real scary holiday coming up ... Election Day!" (Image via ABC) YOUTUBE: It's that time of year again ... time to watch the infamous Paul Lynde Halloween Special from 1976, the only place to find KISS, Margaret Hamilton and Roz Kelly under the…Read more
Mark Hamill Reacts to Trump’s Not-So-Greatest Hits
Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame is endorsing Joe Biden, and doing it with gusto, in a new ad. Watch: https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1321512059029213185?s=20Read more
Bob Saget Supports Lori Loughlin, Lynda Carter for Biden & More!
Links from the past, with relevance today: Here's to Full House, not the big house! (GIF via GIPHY) EXTRATV: Bob Saget, 64, is standing by co-star Lori Loughlin, 56, following her plea in the college cheating scandal. THR: The publicist of Some Like It Hot (1959) was somehow still alive, just died at age 99.…Read more
Remembering the Complicated, Sexy, Riotously Funny Diana Dors
Diana Dors, the British bombshell who was "England's answer to Marilyn Monroe" (and many others), was born 89 years ago today, but she's been gone so long she's long-forgotten by all but a few, certainly in America. Born Diana Fluck (!) in Swindon, Wilshire, England, she became an obsessive movie-goer, idolizing the beauties of the…Read more
Marge Champion, Dance & Disney Legend, Dies @ 101
Marge Champion, who with her choreographer husband Gower Champion (1919-1980) was among the most popular and influential dancers in Hollywood history, died Wednesday, October 21, in L.A., a month after turning 101. Champion's death was confirmed by her son Gregg Champion, 64, who reported that she had been living with him since the beginning of COVID-19.…Read more
Aaugh! ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials Off Network TV, Chachi Hates ‘Marxists’ & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: My security blanket, torn away! (Image via Disney+) WFAA: For the first time in decades, the classic Peanuts holiday specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) will not be available on network TV. Instead, Apple+ — the Lucy of streamers…Read more
Mel Brooks, 94, Offers 1st Political Ad
Comedy legend Mel Brooks has turned in his first-ever political ad at the age of 94. Like his late buddy Carl Reiner, who died at 98 in June, he's a fan of Joe Biden, saying it's: Because Joe likes facts. Joe likes science. Gotta love Mel: https://twitter.com/maxbrooksauthor/status/1318930412610211841?s=20Read more
Designing Women on ‘Designing Women’ — A Mini-Reunion
Throw Back TV hosted a wonderful script reading of the Designing Women pilot, and then followed it up with a 23-minute, moderated chat featuring series stars Jean Smart and Annie Potts and creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. The NEW South! (GIF via GIPHY) The table read was to raise money for Color of Change and World Central…Read more
Flame-Haired Leading Lady Rhonda Fleming Dies @ 97
Golden Age of Hollywood leading lady Rhonda Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, ExtraTV reports. She was 97. Fleming's death was confirmed by her secretary, but no cause was specified. Born Marilyn Louis on August 10, 1923, in Los Angeles, her mother and grandfather were actors, but she was taken aback when she was…Read more