Tag Archives: Broadway

‘Police Academy’s’ Marion Ramsey Dies @ 73

Actress and singer Marion Ramsey of the Police Academy movies died Thursday at her home in L.A. She was 73. Our Miss Hooks (Image via Warner Bros.) Deadline reports she had recently been ill, but that no cause of death has been determined. Born May 10, 1947, in Philadelphia, Ramsey got her start on Broadway,…
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Broadway’s Best Remembered, RIP Phyllis McGuire & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: The theater community was ravaged this year. (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: Raul Esparza directs a solemn reminiscence of the Broadway luminaries we lost in 2020, including Diahann Carroll (who is pictured above in a shot by Carl Van Vechten). Truly an improvement on most of these things.…
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Broadway Legend Ann Reinking Dies @ 71

Famed for her dancing — and her romantic and creative affiliation with legendary director and choregrapher Bob Fosse (1927-1987) — Broadway singer, dancer, choreographer and actress Ann Reinking died Saturday, December 12, at 71 in Washington. Reinking was a towering influencer in her field. (GIF via GIPHY) No cause of death has been released. Born November 10,…
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Show-Biz Veteran, ‘Cannonball Run’ Star Warren Berlinger Dies @ 83

Warren Berlinger, long a familiar, cherubic face on TV, the stage and in the movies — and an actor beloved by his peers — died Wednesday at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, California. He was 83. A dashing early headshot of the longtime actor (Image via headshot) His daughter confirmed his death, but did…
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Ricky Schroder Goes Full White Supremacy, Meryl Streep Raps & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: White powerless (Image via Twitter) THE WRAP: Former child star Ricky Schroder, 50, contributed "significantly" to a fund to raise $2M to bond accused Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, out of prison. Rittenhouse crossed state lines with an assault weapon to try to restore order to a city…
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Conchata Ferrell of ‘Two and a Half Men’ Dead @ 77

Actress Conchata Ferrell, who had been ailing for months following a July heart attack, succumbed to the effects Monday, October 12, at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. She was 77. Deadline reports the veteran actress died while surrounded by family and friends. Though Ferrell is best remembered as salty housekeeper Berta on more…
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Memories of … ‘Jennifer Slept Here’

In honor of the 52nd birthday of actor John P. Navin Jr. on July 24, a little flashback to the mostly forgotten Jennifer Slept Here (October 21, 1983-September 5, 1984). Navin had appeared in such projects as Taps (1981), Losin' It (1983), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) and had the honor of uttering the first line…
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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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Diana Hyland, John Travolta’s First Tragic Loss

Upon hearing of the out-of-nowhere death from breast cancer of Kelly Preston, 57, the wife of superstar John Travolta, 66, I immediately thought of the late actress Diana Hyland. Hyland on The Twilight Zone (Image via CBS) Hyland made her TV debut in 1955, going on to appear in a wide variety of series, in…
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