Category Archives: ’50s

Past & Curious: Day’s Grandson Barred from Seeing Her? + More

Links to the past with relevance today: Melcher hadn't seen his grandma in over a decade (Image via headshot) FACEBOOK: Doris Day's (1922-2019) only grandchild, Ryan Melcher, has unloaded on Facebook, claiming he was kept from her by "a former fan turned manager" who wanted to know why he would even want to see her,…
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Past & Curious: Cattrall Is ‘Filthy Rich, Day’s Gone By & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Natch. (GIF via TheHeterophobicGuy) TV LINE: Kim Cattrall, 62, is heading to TV in Filthy Rich, a show that is a remake of a New Zealand hit, not a remake of the fondly remembered, short-lived, Delta Burke (b. 1956) sitcom. Pajamarama (Image via video still) PEOPLE: Doris Day,…
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Doris Day, One of the World’s Most Beloved Stars, Dies @ 97

Doris Day, the woman who made iconic marks in the worlds of music, radio, movies and television — and one of the most famous animal advocates in history — has died. She was 97. Doris Day: April 3, 1922-May 13, 2019 (Image via headshot) The Doris Day Animal Foundation announced her passing early Monday in…
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Barbara Perry, ‘Dick Van Dyke’ Player, Dies @ 97

Barbara Perry, perhaps best-known as Pickles Sorrell on two first-season epsiodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1962) died May 5 of natural causes in Hollywod, a family spokesman confirmed. Barbara Perry: June 22, 1921-May 5, 2019 (Image via CBS) She was 97. Born June 22, 1921, in Norfolk, Virginia, into a show biz family,…
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Past & Curious: Joan Collins Tells All, Marcia’s Measles & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: https://youtu.be/6RYzdWiQ2M0 CBS SUNDAY MORNING: Mo Rocca, 50, asks Joan Collins, 85, about becoming a sensation "at that age" when she hit Dynasty in 1981. She was younger than he is now! Measles! Measles! Measles! (Image via video still) DO YOU REMEMBER?: Anti-vaxxers are trying to use a '60s…
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Cheryl Ladd & 28 Other Stars of Chiller Theatre!

Saturday, April 27, was the second day — and first full day — of the spring 2019 installment of Chiller Theatre. While I have a long history of spending way too much money at autograph shows, I have been easing off in recent years — but this one went nuclear on me by hosting Cheryl…
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Western Actress Fay McKenzie Dies @ 101

Fay McKenzie, an actress with several unique claims to fame, died April 16 at 101, THR reports. First and foremost, McKenzie had been one of the last 10 actors to have ever appeared in a Silent Era silent film. There are now just nine. McKenzie's appearances in silent films began in 1918, when she appeared…
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Bergman Muse Bibi Andersson Dies @ 83

Bibi Andersson, known for her association with the late Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), died Sunday, April 14, in Stockholm. She was 83. Andersson (L) with Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) & Liv Ullmann (b. 1938) promoting Persona. (Image via Swedish TV SVT) The New York Times reports her death was confirmed by a spokesman. Andersson was born November…
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Past & Curious: ‘Grease,’ Too?, Debbie Does Aerobics & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: In the prequel, will Sandy be in her 20s? (GIF via Paramount) BOING BOING: The movie version of Grease (1978) may be getting a prequel. Are you excited for it, or are you too hopelessly devoted to the original? This is me. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) TWITTER: A…
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