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Patricia Hitchcock, ‘Strangers on a Train’ Star, Dies @ 93

Patricia Hitchcock, whose performance as a bespectacled Barbara in the film classic Strangers on a Train included participation in an iconic scene, has died at 93. Ms. Hitchcock through the years (Images via headshots) THR reports she died at her Thousand Oaks, California, home on Monday. The daughter of Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)…
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Christina Dearest, The Marcia Chronicles, ‘Addams’ Casting News & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: Christina gets schooled. (Image via eBay) EBAY: Here's a humdinger of a letter from 1952 — Joan Crawford writing a not-too-subtly bitchy note to her daughter Christina, chastising her for not writing more. Christina would have been 12 when she received it. VULTURE: Queen's Brian May speaks out…
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Jane Withers, ’30s Child Star & Josephine the Plumber, Dies @ 95

Jane Withers, an actress known as a foil for Shirley Temple as a child actress, as a star of the movie classic Giant, and as larger-than-life Josephine the Plumber on a long-running series of TV spots, has died at 95. At the peak of her fame (Image via 20th Century Fox) Withers died Saturday evening,…
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Movie & TV Muscleman William Smith Dies @ 88

William Smith had a longer career in movies than George Burns or Olivia de Havilland, but while he was never a household name like they were, he was certainly a household face — and figure. Mr. Smith as he appeared in 2011 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) Bill in his beefcake days, around 1961 On Kolchak:…
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Tanya Roberts’ Disturbing Will Revealed: ‘You Don’t Love Me’

Charlie's Angels and That '70s Show star Tanya Roberts was one of the first noteworthy celebrity deaths of 2021 — and she was also the second. As a movie star, Roberts was in The Beastmaster and — above — 1985's A View to a Kill with the late Roger Moore. (Image via MGM/UA) After a gravely ill…
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RIP Herb Tarlek — ‘WKRP’ Actor Frank Bonner Dies @ 79

Frank Bonner, the WKRP in Cincinnati actor who expertly embodied fast-talking, loud-mouthed, loud-jacketed Herb Tarlek, died Wednesday, June 16. Plaid boy, plaid boy ... what ya gonna do?! (Images via CBS) Bonner was 79 and had been ill with Lewy body dementia. Bonner's daughter Desiree Boers-Kort and his WKRP co-star Gary Sandy both confirmed his death, with Boers-Kort…
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