I feel like everyone in my 1977 copies of Tiger Beat is dying. Williams as Shirley (Image via ABC) Out of the blue comes word that Cindy Williams aka Shirley Feeney died on Wednesday, January 25, at 75. She had endured a brief illness. https://www.tiktok.com/@boyculturedotcom/video/7194844752754347306?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7169681111658956331 Extra reports her children Zak and Emily said, via statement:…Read more
Howard Hesseman, ‘WKRP,’ ‘Head of the Class’ Star, Dies at 81
Howard Hesseman, known to TV fans as Dr. Johnny Fever and teacher Charlie Moore, died Saturday, January 29, at 81. With Khrystyne Haje (b. 1968) on Head of the Class (Image via ABC) His wife, Caroline Ducrocq, confirmed his death, from complications arising after colon surgery in 2021, to THR. Laraine Newman broke the news.…Read more
Eddie Mekka, ‘Laverne & Shirley’s’ Carmine, Dies @ 69
Just 69 years old, Eddie Mekka — most famous as Laverne & Shirley's resident belter Carmina The Big Ragu Ragusa — died at his Newhall, California, home on November 27. I met Mekka about 10 years ago at an autograph show (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) No cause was given. A friend announced, "R.I.P. Big Ragu: It…Read more
Cindy Williams on Tour, ABBA Album Sells 180K+ in 6 Days, Melissa Gilbert on ‘Little House’ & Landon, and More
Links to the past, with relevance today: How is this NOT hitting Milwaukee?! (Image via MeMyselfAndShirley.com) ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY: Yes, of course I want to see a one-woman show starring Cindy Williams discussing her life and career, and dishing on her encounters with Penny Marshall, Maggie Smith, Andy Kaufman, Gene Hackman and Richard Dreyfus.…Read more
Dionne Has Questions, Candice Bergen Reflects, Remembering David L. Lander & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: They're just happy she's heard of them! (Image via Twitter) TWITTER: The great Dionne Warwick, who turns 80 this month, is having fun asking newer artists why they are going by the names they're going by — including Chance the Rapper and the Weeknd. Brown grad (GIF via…Read more
David L. Lander, ‘Laverne & Shirley’s’ Squiggy, Dies @ 73
David L. Lander, the diminutive actor known for his portrayal of goofy greaser Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley, has died at 73, TMZ reports. McKean & Lander on Laverne & Shirley (Image via ABC) Lander died Friday, December 4, from multiple sclerosis complications, having battled the disease for nearly 40 years, his wife confirmed. Lander was…Read more
‘Laverne & Shirley’ Marathon!
The Garry Marshall Theatre (4252 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, Calif.) is hosting what sounds like a superfun event: a free Laverne & Shirley marathon featuring Cindy Williams, 71, in person! Penny Marshall Obit Here The marathon is Sunday, January 27, from 10 a.m - 10 p.m. — get tickets now. The went together like milk…Read more
Director Penny Marshall, TV Icon of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies @ 75
TV icon Penny Marshall, who went on to become the most commercially successful female director of all time, has died. (more…)Read more