Category Archives: ’60s

Shecky Greene, Iconic Las Vegas Stand-Up King, Dies @ 97

January 1, 2024 Shecky Greene, a Las Vegas legend for a stand-up career that left his name synonymous with laughter, died at his home on New Year's Eve. He was 97. Mugging in History of the World Part I (Image via 20th Century Fox) Greene died of natural causes, his wife told The Las Vegas Review-Journal.…
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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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Tom Smothers Dies @ 86 … But Mom Always Liked Dick Better

Tom Smothers, who with younger sibling Dick Smothers was one half of the culture-defining, norm-tweaking Smothers Brothers, died Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at his Santa Rosa California, home. Tom was an impish figure, but a holy terror when crossed behind the scenes. (Image via CBS) He was 86. Smothers had announced earlier in the year…
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Anita Baker vs. Camera, Biggest Babs Collection Is a Burden & More

December 18, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: https://youtu.be/dZl3EFiH1Vk?si=TOHiCpoJLrMomzrl INSTAGRAM: Anita Baker, 65, had a rough, rough concert this week. She only did a few songs, forgot words and, well, did THIS to fans (above). Sam, you made the archive too big! (Image via Cartelera Turia) L.A. TIMES: Every collector over 50 begins…
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Ryan O’Neal, ’70s Superstar, Dies @ 82

Ryan O'Neal's acting career began in 1960, with a bit part on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. With Tony Dow on 'Beaver (Image via video still) It is interesting to think of him on shows like that and Leave It to Beaver, on which he appeared in 1961, considering the mega-star he became a…
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