Category Archives: ’60s

‘Wild Kingdom’ Star Jim Fowler Dies @ 89

Jim Fowler, the 6'6", rugged zoologist who worked with host Marlin Perkins (1905-1986) on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963-1987), died Wednesday at his Norwalk, Connecticut, home. He was 89. Jim Fowler: April 9, 1930-May 8, 2019 (Image via video still) THR confirmed the death with Fowler's family. Fowler, who was also a popular guest…
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Past & Curious: He’s Been Seen with Farrah, Trash TV & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Jogging was a fad, but so was Farrah! (Image via People) PEOPLE: Lee Majors, 80, reflects upon his hectic life with wife Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009), and claims credit for choosing the image that became one of the best-selling posters of all time. George Maharis (b. 1928) & Robert…
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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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Cher Ecstasy, ‘Longtime’ Fave, Dolly’s World & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Clothes call (GIF via GIPHY) CLOSER: Cher, 72, and Bob Mackie, 80, have made the craziest, most fashion-forward, most ridiculous, most memorable, cleverest clothes ever — and some of them will be on display at the Met Gala. Homecoming (GIF via GIPHY) BACK 2 STONEWALL: Remembering Longtime Companion…
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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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‘Dallas’ Star Ken Kercheval Dies @ 83

Ken Kercheval, known the world over by TV fans as oil baron Cliff Barnes on Dallas (1978-1991; 2012-2014), died April 21, THR has confirmed. He was 83. Ken Kercheval: July 15, 1935- April 21, 2019 (Image via CBS) Kercheval, a native of Indiana who was born July 15, 1935, got his start on the stage,…
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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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Remembering Gay Trailblazer Michael Greer

Actor Michael Greer was known for his stand-up comedy, especially his famous "Mona Lisa" routine, where he would play the famous subject while holding a frame around himself. Comedy gold. https://youtu.be/gaSvb_a6BxA But he was even more famous for playing two flamboyantly gay characters — Malcolm in The Gay Deceivers (1969) and Queenie in Fortune and Men's…
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