Peter Marshall, the legendary host of The Hollywood Squares for decades, almost did not live to celebrate his 95th birthday this week — he spent a couple of months battling COVID-19. The Emmy-winning Boy Singer (Image via NBC) In fact, he was sent home to die in comfort, but defied the odds and seems to…Read more
Fun Flashback: ‘Storybook Squares’ Debuts (1969)
Fifty-two years ago today, on January 4, 1969, NBC debuted the unique game show Storybook Squares, a special dress-up version of Hollywood Squares. Doc Severinsen, Bonnie Franklin, Roddy McDowall, William Shatner & Julie McWhirter (Image via NBC) The gimmick was that all the stars were in costume as storybook characters of one sort or another,…Read more
‘Falcon Crest’s’ Julia Cumson, Abby Dalton, Dies @ 88
Abby Dalton, who had a deceptively long career on TV that was capped off by her memorably successful run on the nighttime soaper Falcon Crest, died November 23 in Los Angeles at 88. Dalton in the '50s, and in 2011 (Images via Matthew Rettenmund) The cause of death, which was confirmed by her family, was…Read more
Olivia Newton-John’s New Movie, Trump Gets Spanked & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: In a strange twist of fate, ONJ makes a cameo! (Image via Amazon Prime) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: Olivia Newton-John is appearing in a brand-new movie, The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, which is out now. Yes, it stars 80-year-old Paul Hogan, and it's all about a fictionalized proposed comeback.…Read more