Category Archives: ’70s

‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dies @ 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, a he-man actor noted for action roles including as Stringfellow Hawke on Airwolf (1984-1987), has died. Jan-Michael Vincent: July 15, 1944-February 10, 2019 (Image via head shot) TMZ reports the troubled star, who had suffered from substance abuse-related issues, survived two car crashes and lost his leg to a 2012 infection, died of…
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‘Who’s the Boss?’ & ‘Soap’ Star Katherine Helmond Dies @ 89

Katherine Helmond, five-time Emmy nominee TV fans will always remember as scatter-brained Jessica Tate on Soap and libidinous Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? has died. Helmond with her younger hubby, David Christian, circa 1977 (Image via After Dark) She was 89. THR reports Helmond died February 23 at home in Los Angeles. The cause is reportedly Alzheimer's disease…
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Nathaniel Taylor, Rollo on ‘Sanford and Son,’ Dies @ 80

Nathaniel Taylor, the actor known as Rollo on 32 episodes of Sanford and Son, died Wednesday, several days after suffering a heart attack. He was 80. Nathaniel Taylor: March 31, 1938-February 27, 2019 (Images via NBC) Taylor's death was confirmed by his friend, promoter and entertainer Alonzo Williams, who wrote: Today black Hollywood lost a…
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Oscar-Winning Composer André Previn Dies @ 89

Composer and pianist André Previn died Thursday at home in NYC, The Telegraph reports. He was 89. A career that stretched back 73 years (Image via album cover) Previn was Berlin-born, Paris-raised and moved to L.A in the 1940s. Still just in his teens, the prodigy began composing music for films, starting with The Sun…
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Past & Curious: Oscar Faves, Frampton Retiring & More!

Links from the past with relevance today ... Bette boozes, loses (Image via 20th Century Fox) GR8ERDAYS: Don't miss our GALECA-approved list of the 10 best pics about the Oscar race. Some were Oscar-worthy, some were Razzie-bound. One of the greats is saying goodbye. (Images via Rolling Stone) EXTRATV: So sad! Peter Frampton, 68, is…
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GALECA’s 10 Best Movies About the Oscars

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has revealed its picks for the 10 best pics about the Oscars. Keep reading for the full list by John Griffiths for GALECA: Boyd does he wanna win! (Image via Embassy Pictures) (1) The Oscar (1966) Poor sociopath Frank Fane (Stephen Boyd, 1931-1977) wants that Best Actor trophy so bad, he’ll almost kill…
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Stanley Donen, Last of the Golden Age Directors, Dies @ 94

Stanley Donen, the final surviving director from the Golden Age of Hollywood — and one of its most acclaimed — died of heart failure February 21 at home in Manhattan, his sons confirmed. (See ExtraTV.com for a version of his obit.) He was 94. Donen was born April 13, 1924, in South Carolina. To deal…
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Jackie Shane, Trans Soul Pioneer, Dies @ 78

Jackie Shane, a transgender singer who tasted trailblazing success in the '60s before disappearing from public view from 1971-2010, has died, her label confirmed. She was 78. Jackie Shane: May 15, 1940-February 2019 (Image via Numero Group) Born in 1940 in Nashville, Shane moved to Montreal in 1960. There, still presenting as male, she was invited…
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Peter Tork, the Offbeat Monkee, Dies @ 77

Peter Tork, a bassist and singer with '60s teen sensations the Monkees, has died Thursday at 77. His sister, Anne Thorkelson, confirmed his death. Peter Tork: February 13, 1943-February 21, 2019 (Image via NBC) Though no cause of death has been given, he had been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a cancer of the tongue,…
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