Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather, who was famously enlisted by Marlon Brando to turn down his Oscar for The Godfather (1972) on live television, died Sunday, October 2, 2022, at her Marin County, California home. On her way to deliver some truth (GIF via GIPHY) She was 75. Littlefeather had previously announced she had terminal…Read more
Nichelle Nichols, Trailblazing Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies @ 89
The actress who effected positive change with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura on TV's Star Trek — Nichelle Nichols — died on July 30, 2022, in Silver City, New Mexico. An enterprising young woman (Image via NBC) She was 89. ExtraTV confirmed her death, citing her manager/business partner, Gilbert Bell. Bell had been among the parties…Read more
She Was the First Lucy, but Where Is the Love?
Mary Kay Stearns passed away November 17, 2018, but her death went unreported until earlier this year. Who was she? Only the first Lucy.Let me explain. Mary Kay & Johnny circa 1950 (Image via CBS) Born October 27, 1925, Stearns was a theater actress who appeared on TV in 1947, where she modeled garments. Her…Read more