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Gregory Sierra of ‘Sanford and Son,’ ‘Barney Miller’ Dies @ 83

Gregory Sierra, known to all classic TV fans for his groundbreaking roles on Sanford and Son and Barney Miller, died January 4 in Laguna Woods, California. Sierra, 83, had battled cancer. His death was reported by ExtraTV. Born on January 25, 1937, in New York City, he had a hardscrabble existence after being abandoned by…
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Tippi at 91, Scoop on ‘This Was Hollywood,’ Dolly Mounring & More!

Links to the past: A coupla birds (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Melanie Griffith proudly shared photos of her living-legend mom Tippi Hedren in honor of the Hitchcock heroine's 91st, writing: "Happy Birthday Mom!! You are as beautiful today , at 91 years old , as you were at 22 in this first photo. I love…
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Raunchy Hollywood, Phil Spector Dies, Betty White Lives & More!

Links to the past: In like Flynn (Image via Last Movie Outpost) LAST MOVIE OUTPOST: A deep dive into the hedonism of the Garden of Allah, a Hollywood hot spot from the late 20s through the end of the 50s where such A-listers as Errol Flynn used to romp with abandon. Spector in 2019 (Image…
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Screech Cancer Scare, Lucy Biopic Has ‘Splaining to Do & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: Diamond hasn't been close with his castmates in years. (GIF via GIPHY) TMZ: Saved by the Bell's "Screech," Dustin Diamond, who just turned 44, has been hospitalized with what doctors fear may be cancer. PAGE 6: Bruce Willis, 65, left a Rite Aid in COVID-19-drenched L.A. because he…
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Pat Loud, ‘An American Family’ Matriarch, Dies @ 94

Pat Loud, whose life and whose family's dysfunction were laid bare on the 1973 PBS series An American Family, has died at her L.A. home at 94. On Facebook, her grieving family announced: “With inconsolable sorrow, we are sad to share the news with friends and family that on Sunday January 10 at 1:55pm PT,…
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Tanya Roberts, Bond Girl & Angel, Dies @ 65 — Again

Shortly after an undignified mixup resulted in actress Tanya Wood's death being reported prematurely, it is now confirmed that she has succumbed. Roberts, 65, passed out after walking her dog on Christmas Eve and was put on a ventilator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. It is unclear whether she ever regained consciousness. On January…
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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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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…
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