Category Archives: ’90s

‘Master of the Malaprops’ Norm Crosby Dies @ 93

ExtraTV reports: Longtime comic Norm Crosby has died at 93. Vintage Los Angeles confirmed his death. Reporting he died Saturday, the Facebook page — run by a family friend — did not cite a cause. Crosby in recent years (Image via Vintage Los Angeles) "We lost comedian Norm Crosby today," the moderator wrote, along with posting a…
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Regis Philbin Dies @ 88

Nine years after leaving his iconic morning show Live! for good, Regis Philbin — who set a record for most hours on television with over 16,000 — died Friday of natural causes at 88. In an exclusive statement to People magazine, the Philbin family said: "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time…
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Biehn Too Long, Classic Commercials & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: Biehn was suh-mokin'! (GIF via GIPHY) THR: Don't miss this long, long Q&A with Michael Biehn, 63, who speaks about how his role in The Terminator (1984) came about, saying his first reaction to the script and to the news that an Austrian bodybuilder was attached was decidedly…
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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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