Category Archives: ’40s

Past & Curious: Madonna Flashback, Betty’s B’day & More!

Links from the past with relevance today ... Madonna in 1994; unreleased look from her "Secret" video (Image via WB) BBC SOUNDS: A long-lost '94 interview with Madonna ahead of the release of her Bedtime Stories launch. Madonna on fashion, "BUY? I don't go to BUY the clothes." Also noteworthy: The very sweet and intelligent…
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15 Classic Carol Channing Appearances!

As we say goodbye to Broadway icon Carol Channing (1921-2019) — who died today at 97 — let's revisit some of her classic TV appearances. Thankfully, that medium captured her far better than the movies, and is available more widely than her primary home, the theater: https://youtu.be/vMHs6Afdjf0 1953 The Buick Berle Show: Channing tore it…
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Carol Channing, Broadway Icon, Dies @ 97

Carol Channing, synonymous with the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway staple Hello, Dolly!, died early today at her Rancho Mirage, California, home, Broadway World reports. She was two weeks shy of her 98th birthday. "Raspberries!" (Image via Universal) Her publicist Harlan Boll released the following statement confirming her passing: It is with extreme…
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Past & Curious: Oh, Mary!, Silent Tragedy, 101-Year-Old Whiz & More!

Links to the past with relevance today ... It's practically perfect in every way! (Image via Disney) HARPER'S BAZAAR: Julie Andrews, 83, adores the new film Mary Poppins Returns! The sequel's director says she sent him a message in all caps: "I LOVED IT." Andrews is described as "over the moon" about the entire cast…
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Olivia de Havilland Loses ‘Feud’ Case

Olivia de Havilland, 102, may have helped bring about the demise of the Old Hollywood studio system by using the courts, but her effort to punish Ryan Murphy (b. 1965) for what she felt was an unfair depiction of her has failed. (more…)
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Celebs We’ve Lost in 2019 … So Far

Following is a list of the celebrated figures we've lost in 2019. Each name is followed by the deceased's age, birth and death dates, and a description. He was the Walrus. (Image via Hanna-Barbera) Bradley Bolke, 93 (October 1, 1925-January 15, 2019) Actor who voiced Nikita Khruschchev (1894-1971) on the classic comedy album The First…
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