Category Archives: ’90s

Right Said Fred Bring Back the ‘Good Times’

Right Said Fred formed in 1989 and by 1991 had an international #1 smash with the ironic "I'm Too Sexy," which still works today as a tweak of influencer culture. One-hit wonders in the U.S., they had more smashes in the UK, including "Don't Talk Just Kiss" (1991), "Deeply Dippy" (1992) and "Stick It Out"…
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Mary Pat Gleason, Daytime Emmy Winner, Dies @ 70

Mary Pat Gleason, known for a long career on TV and for her Daytime Emmy win as part of the Guiding Light writing team, has died of cancer at age 70. Gleason's death was announced by her Mom co-star Mimi Kennedy (b. 1948) on Twitter. She wrote: “I’m saddened to learn that Mary Pat Gleason…
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‘George’ & ‘Elaine’ Revisit 2 Classic ‘Seinfeld’ Episodes

This generously long Zoom session between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander reminiscing about two of Seinfeld's most famous episodes is completely worth your time: https://youtu.be/ISTFBls4f6A I love that they're dishing on '40s movie star Lawrence Tierney (1919-2002), who played Julia's character Elaine's dad. He sounds delightfully crazy!
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‘Weird’ Al, Dolly Parton, James Drury, Leslie Jordan & MORE!

Links to the past with relevance today: "Heroes do the right thing — they make the right choices." — James Drury (Image via video still) NYT: RIP James Drury, who was The Virginian (1962-1971). He died of natural causes at 85. Rory Calhoun soup (Image via video still) POSEIDON'S UNDERWORLD: Classic Hollywood tub scenes. A…
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Bond’s Pussy Galore Honor Blackman Dies @ 94

Honor Blackman, the English beauty who achieved icon status as James Bond's Pussy Galore, died of natural causes April 5 at her home. She was 94. Her family said in a statement: “It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Honor Blackman, aged 94. She died peacefully of natural causes at…
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‘The Nanny’ Cast Reunites!

No, The Nanny (1993-1998) isn't being rebooted ... but we're getting something almost as nostalgic! She's so Fine! (GIF via GIPHY) Variety has confirmed that the original cast — minus the late Ann Morgan Guilbert (1928-2016) — will reunite for a virtual table read on April 6. Fran Drescher, 62, said in a statement: “Laughter is…
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David Schramm, ‘Wings’ Actor, Dies @ 73

David Schramm, immediately identifiable as blowhard Roy Biggins of Wings fame, died this weekend in NYC. Schramm (R) in a Wings scene with Tony Shalhoub (b. 1953) (Image via NBC) His publicist confirmed Schramm's death at 73, providing no further details. Born on August 14, 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, Schramm was an acting wunderkind who…
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Past & Curious: Nutty Baseball Card, ‘Dr. Quinn’ Reunion & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Ball! (Image via ProCards) ESPN: The story off Keith Comstock (b. 1955), the guy who took a baseball to the groin in the funniest baseball card ever made. Cotton flicker (GIF by Mike Ruiz) KENNETH IN THE (212): Josie Cotton, 63, returns with "Ukrainian Cowboy." MY NEW PLAID…
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Peter Fonda Dies @ 79

A month after the 50th anniversary of Easy Rider, the iconic '60s film that he co-wrote and in which he starred, actor Peter Fonda has died at 79. One of the most iconic films of the '60s (Image via Columbia) People magazine reports exclusively that Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. In a statement…
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‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ Star Rutger Hauer Dies @ 75

Rutger Hauer, the intense, blond actor who throughout his 50-year career was at his best playing the worst people, died last week following "a very short illness." He was 75. RIP Rutger Hauer (Image via Warner Bros.) Hauer died at his home in the Netherlands. Born January 23, 1944, in Breukelen, Utretcht, he made his…
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