Category Archives: ’70s

Sal Mineo/Don Johnson Play Thought Lost Is Found

Sal Mineo (1939-1976) experienced a meteoric rise in the film world thanks to Rebel Without a Cause (1955), but one of his latter-day passion projects was the 1967 stage play Fortune and Men's Eyes by John Herbert (1926-2001). Men's thighs The play, about a newbie in a prison, is rife with queer themes and was…
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‘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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Sigourney Weaver Meets ‘Alien’ Play Kids

The bitch is back, but never fear — so is Ripley. https://twitter.com/njdotcom/status/1121825012913041408 Signourney Weaver, 69, made a surprise drop-in on the stars of North Bergen High School's viral Alien: The Play, encouraging them to keep doing what they're doing. Last month, the kids staged a remarkably professional take on the iconic sci-fi film Alien —…
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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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