The legendary Cicely Tyson has died at 96. Goodbye, dear woman. (Image via CBS) Tyson died Thursday, as reported by ExtraTV and confirmed by her longtime manager Larry Thompson in a statement from her family that read: "With a heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please…Read more
Cloris Leachman, Oscar & Emmy Legend, Dies @ 94
Cloris Leachman, the Oscar winner best known for her TV work on Mary Tyler Moore — and who racked up a record-setting nine Emmy wins — has died at 94, ExtraTV reports. Her career lasted over 70 years. (Image via Playbill) Leachman died of natural causes at home in Encinitas, California. Her daughter Dinah was with…Read more
Gregory Sierra of ‘Sanford and Son,’ ‘Barney Miller’ Dies @ 83
Gregory Sierra, known to all classic TV fans for his groundbreaking roles on Sanford and Son and Barney Miller, died January 4 in Laguna Woods, California. Sierra, 83, had battled cancer. His death was reported by ExtraTV. Born on January 25, 1937, in New York City, he had a hardscrabble existence after being abandoned by…Read more
Tippi at 91, Scoop on ‘This Was Hollywood,’ Dolly Mounring & More!
Links to the past: A coupla birds (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Melanie Griffith proudly shared photos of her living-legend mom Tippi Hedren in honor of the Hitchcock heroine's 91st, writing: "Happy Birthday Mom!! You are as beautiful today , at 91 years old , as you were at 22 in this first photo. I love…Read more
Lucie Arnaz Defends Nicole Kidman’s Casting as Lucy
As you may have read, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are now set to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the upcoming feature film Being the Ricardos. Lucie will have your balls if you don't calm down! (Image via CBS) Many fans are apoplectic at Kidman's casting, having a hard time envisioning her evoking…Read more
Raunchy Hollywood, Phil Spector Dies, Betty White Lives & More!
Links to the past: In like Flynn (Image via Last Movie Outpost) LAST MOVIE OUTPOST: A deep dive into the hedonism of the Garden of Allah, a Hollywood hot spot from the late 20s through the end of the 50s where such A-listers as Errol Flynn used to romp with abandon. Spector in 2019 (Image…Read more
Screech Cancer Scare, Lucy Biopic Has ‘Splaining to Do & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Diamond hasn't been close with his castmates in years. (GIF via GIPHY) TMZ: Saved by the Bell's "Screech," Dustin Diamond, who just turned 44, has been hospitalized with what doctors fear may be cancer. PAGE 6: Bruce Willis, 65, left a Rite Aid in COVID-19-drenched L.A. because he…Read more
Pat Loud, ‘An American Family’ Matriarch, Dies @ 94
Pat Loud, whose life and whose family's dysfunction were laid bare on the 1973 PBS series An American Family, has died at her L.A. home at 94. On Facebook, her grieving family announced: “With inconsolable sorrow, we are sad to share the news with friends and family that on Sunday January 10 at 1:55pm PT,…Read more
Last Civil War Widow Dies, ‘Grizzly 2’ Released 37 Years Later & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: She was married in 1936, widowed in 1939! (Image via Facebook) THE GUARDIAN: The last surviving Confederate veteran died 69 years ago, and the last surviving Union veteran five years later, in 1956. However, the last verified Civil War bride only just died in December, at 101. The…Read more
‘Police Academy’s’ Marion Ramsey Dies @ 73
Actress and singer Marion Ramsey of the Police Academy movies died Thursday at her home in L.A. She was 73. Our Miss Hooks (Image via Warner Bros.) Deadline reports she had recently been ill, but that no cause of death has been determined. Born May 10, 1947, in Philadelphia, Ramsey got her start on Broadway,…Read more