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Billie Hayes, Witchiepoo on ‘H.R. Pufnstuf,’ Dies @ 96

Billie Hayes — whose Witchiepoo character was one of pop culture's most fabulous and famous witches, so much so that Margaret Hamilton of The Wizard of Oz fame told her she was her favorite — has died at 96. Hayes in 2012 with the author, and with Jack Wild. (Images by Matthew Rettenmund/via NBC) Hayes…
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Choreographer Patricia Birch Remembers the Creation of ‘Grease’

I'm a fan of Grease (1978), of course, but hadn't sat down and watched it all the way through in forever. That was one reason I high-tailed it over to Metrograph here in NYC. The other? Its legendary choreographer (and the director of its much-maligned sequel) Patricia Birch was appearing for a Q&A. (more…)
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