Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

Past & Curious: Gless Is More, Tab Hunter Pillow Talk & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: The Peyton Place stud's final role was 40 years ago. (Image via movie still) THR: RIP Barry Coe — the Peyton Place (1957) actor died last month at 84. Is this Cagney & Lacey or Police Woman?! (GIF via GIPHY) BOY CULTURE: An original Q&A with Sharon Gless,…
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Past & Curious: Elvis 3-Way, George Hamilton 101 & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Elvis wanted to go downtown ... (Image via Warner Bros.) DO YOU REMEMBER?: That one time Elvis Presley (1935-1977) proposed a threesome to Petula Clark (b. 1932) that would have included her friend Karen Carpenter (1950-1983)! Hamilton at a '17 autograph show (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) THR: George…
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Hal Prince, King of Broadway Musicals, Dies @ 91

Hal Prince, the producer and director whose touch molded such hits as The Pajama Game (1954; co-producer); Damn Yankees (1955; co-producer), West Side Story (1957; co-producer), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962; producer); Fiddler on the Roof (1964; producer), Cabaret (1966; producer/director), Company (1970; producer/director), Follies (1971; producer/director); Sweeney Todd…
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Past & Curious: ‘Ebony’/’Jet’ Pix Saved, Cosby Settles & More

Links to the past with relevance today: Saved from corporate greed (Images via Ebony) NBC NEWS: Nonprofit donors have banded together to pay $30M for the Ebony/Jet photo archive — and will donate millions of historically important images to museums. Not even Just Jack! (GIF via GIPHY) BOY CULTURE: Will & Grace is ending ... again.…
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Charo Didn’t Know Her Husband Took His Own Life at First

Ageless musical icon Charo lost her husband, Kjell Rasten, in February, when he took his own life via gunshot. He had been depressed, and was particularly beaten down over an aggressive skin disease he was battling. Co-host Sheryl Underwood's husband took his own life, too, nearly 30 years ago. (Image via CBS) Horrifically, Charo was…
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Faye Dunaway Fired from Play Over Physical Altercation

In a move sure to deliberately embarrass her in front of a reporter (or 1,000), acting legend — and legendary handful — Faye Dunaway, 78, has been unceremoniously dumped as the star of the new play Tea at Five, which just concluded a short run in Boston. Little ol' me? (Image via Nile Scott Studios)…
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‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ Star Rutger Hauer Dies @ 75

Rutger Hauer, the intense, blond actor who throughout his 50-year career was at his best playing the worst people, died last week following "a very short illness." He was 75. RIP Rutger Hauer (Image via Warner Bros.) Hauer died at his home in the Netherlands. Born January 23, 1944, in Breukelen, Utretcht, he made his…
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Past & Curious: Siren Conned, Judy’s Shoes, New Elvis & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Lollobrigida is still alert, but is allegedly the victim of a scam. (GIF via GIPHY) MSN: The family of Gina Lollobrigida, 92, have accused her 32-year-old manager (and onetime chauffeur) of defrauding her of millions, including properties, a car and cash. Lost — and found (Image via ABC…
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Kathy Garver Is ‘Aunt Cissy’!

Kathy Garver, 73, is one of those actors who has been blessed and cursed with instant recognition from an iconic project — she was sweet Cissy on TV's Family Affair (1966-1971), coming into our living rooms weekly with Brian Keith (1921-1997), Sebastian Cabot (1918-1977), Johnny Whitaker (b. 1959) and Anissa Jones (1958-1976). Forever Cissy (Images…
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Dashing David Hedison Dies @ 92

Handsome leading man David Hedison, whose career included stints in Bond movies, as a TV lead and in the 1958 classic The Fly, died Thursday in L.A., THR reports. Hedison in his heyday and in 2014. (Images via headshot & Matthew Rettenmund) He was 92. Hedison's most high-profile role was as Captain Lee Crane on…
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