Monthly Archives: November 2020

Daria Nicolodi, Cult Actress & ‘Suspiria’ Co-Writer, Dies @ 70

Daria Nicolodi, the Italian actress closely associated with the work of her ex-partner Dario Argento (b. 1940), has died at 70. Nicolodi was a memorable, stylish component of many highly regarded horror offerings. (GIF via GIPHY) Her daughter, the actress-director Asia Argento (b. 1975), confirmed her passing on Instagram., writing (translated from Italian): “Rest in…
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Screech 86ed, Close on Close, the Day Lucy Said Goodbye to Viv & More!

Links the past, with relevance today: Just the four of us! (Image via Peacock) TV LINE: The Saved by the Bell reunion episode squeeze Lisa Tuttle in, but Screech was disappeared. That's what you get for being a turncoat actor who trashes his former co-stars! Oh, baby! (Image via Warner Bros.) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: The…
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Dena Dietrich, Chiffon’s Prickly Mother Nature, Dies @ 91

Dena Dietrich, a longtime stage actress who became a familiar face in countless households via her sardonic portrayal of Mother Nature in '70s and early '80s Chiffon Margarine ads, died Saturday, November 21, at 91. She was like butter. (Images via video still & head shot) Dietrich died at the Motion Picture Country Home, where…
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Sexiest ’70s & ’80s Poster Boys

As time has marched on, we have lost various art forms — the art of the album cover is nearly lost (since there is no reason to create an image to fit on a physical cover anymore — though this IG account helps preserve it), and the art of the cheesy beefcake poster is ...…
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Ricky Schroder Goes Full White Supremacy, Meryl Streep Raps & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: White powerless (Image via Twitter) THE WRAP: Former child star Ricky Schroder, 50, contributed "significantly" to a fund to raise $2M to bond accused Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, out of prison. Rittenhouse crossed state lines with an assault weapon to try to restore order to a city…
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Will Smith & Janet Hubert Bury the ‘Fresh Prince’ Hatchet

When Janet Hubert exited The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1993 after 73 episodes as the Will Smith character's Aunt Viv, it was not of her own free will. The Two Mrs. Bankses (Image via HBO Max) Nor was she fired, as was widely reported. In a new HBO Max Fresh Prince reunion special, Hubert…
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Rock Hudson: First Famous Face of AIDS

Before Rock Hudson, 59, was outed as suffering from AIDS in July of 1985, other well-known figures had contracted HIV and even died of the resulting syndrome, but no household names of Hudson's caliber — and certainly no icons of masculinity and wholesomeness. Rock in his heyday (Image via movie still) By July of 1985, Hudson…
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‘People’s’ Sexiest Men Alive — All 35 Of ‘Em!

Gr8erDays is mostly focused on actors with careers in the '80s and before, but since People Magazine's tradition of honoring one famous guy per year as its Sexiest Man Alive dates to 1985, I thought maybe we were due for a refresher course on who's hot right ... then. Lots of interesting raw data here…
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