Category Archives: ’40s

20 Most Impactful Celebrity Deaths of 2023

January 1, 2024 Simply the best (Image via Capitol) Every year, I highlight the 20 celebrity deaths that seem to have been the most culturally impactful. Usually, it's a mix of legends who have faded away after seeming they might last forever, and younger, shocking departures. Every Other Year from 1976 on RIGHT HERE! This…
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Norman Lear, TV Icon, Dies @ 101

Via ExtraTV: It seemed he would never stop. (Image via THR) Norman Lear, the indefatigable TV legend who created classic, genre-defining, culture-driving series, died Tuesday at his L.A. home. He was 101, and had continued working until the end of his storied life. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his family spokeswoman, Lara…
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William Frawley? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Many of us are actively alarmed by the invasion of AI technology, and the possibility it raises of creating entirely false historical narratives. After all, if an engineer and scientist is uncritically sharing this pretty obviously AI-created image/story: This story is fake. This picture is fake. (Image via Twitter) ... where will it end? Nothing…
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Phyllis Coates, TV’s 1st Lois Lane, Dies @ 96

Phyllis Coates, the first to play Lois Lane in a feature and the first to play her on TV, died Wednesday, October 11, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, ExtraTV reports. One of the first, one of the best! (Image via ABC) She was 96. Her death…
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