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  1. Thread: Lois Nettleton

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    Her mother was only 15 when she was born,...

    Her mother was only 15 when she was born, according to the tombstone. Great thread.
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    Her younger sister Sara Seegar was an often seen...

    Her younger sister Sara Seegar was an often seen character actress who appeared in several episodes of Bewitched. In the first season's Xmas episode,for example, Sara Seegar played the director of...
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    Interesting thread, I'd never heard of her. She...

    Interesting thread, I'd never heard of her. She could not be the granddaughter of THE Oscar Hammerstein, though, as they were roughly the same age.
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    I remember him in a Night Gallery episode with...

    I remember him in a Night Gallery episode with Raymond Massey....a very able young actor.
  5. Thread: Frank Nelson

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    "Yeessss?"

    "Yeessss?"
  6. Thread: Judy Holliday

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    Im trying to remember what I know of her last...

    Im trying to remember what I know of her last years..the second husband/boyfriend you mention was jazz musician Gerry Mulligan. I dont know how much of a creep he was, but I recall reading that he...
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    Looks like he was also in Hook and Ladder from...

    Looks like he was also in Hook and Ladder from 1932- as Buddy "Speck" MacDonald.
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    Thanks for that, that pic is from Teacher's Pet....

    Thanks for that, that pic is from Teacher's Pet. He's credited as Buddy MacDonald in three Our Gang shorts from 1930- Pups Is Pups, Teacher's Pet and School's Out. Nice to know he wasn't a fake, even...
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    Buddy? Who was he? Which Rascals films was he in?...

    Buddy? Who was he? Which Rascals films was he in? If he were 85, he couldnt have been an original rascal, since the series started in 1922. He'd probably have joined in the late 20's...I dont see any...
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    Yes, Kelt, I was about to post the same thing. I...

    Yes, Kelt, I was about to post the same thing. I havent got any references to hand, but I am pretty sure Joan Fontaine was never considered for Ellen O'Hara. I seem to think Melanie, perhaps.

    I...
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    Billie Burke's daughter has died:Patricia...

    Billie Burke's daughter has died:Patricia Ziegfeld Stephenson, the daughter of legendary Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, died of congestive heart failure April 11 at her home in Los Angeles....
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    I think he also used to be very active on the CBS...

    I think he also used to be very active on the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, hosted by E G Marshall, back in the 70s...
  13. Thread: Agnes Moorehead

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    Her mother is buried in the same crypt in Dayton...

    Her mother is buried in the same crypt in Dayton as Agnes. Her mother was Mary Moorehead, who died in 1990, age 106.
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    Thank you for that!! Very interesting...a few...

    Thank you for that!! Very interesting...a few months ago I posted -in the thread about celebrities responsible for other peoples' death- about actor James Gleason, saying that I was sure he had a...
  15. Thread: Roger Bowen

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    He was also Herschel Bernardi's boss in the...

    He was also Herschel Bernardi's boss in the sitcom Arnie, which was about a blue collar worker promoted to an executive position within his company. This was in the early 70s.
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    Elizabeth Patterson has a great scene with Marie...

    Elizabeth Patterson has a great scene with Marie Dressler in Dinner at Eight. She tells Dressler, who's playing actress Carlotta Vance that she enjoyed seeig her performances when she( Patterson) was...
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    The Shirley Temple movie she was in was called...

    The Shirley Temple movie she was in was called Young People, CG and Jack Oakie played vaudevillians who adopt Shirley and later retire to a small New England town, where a lot of the townspeople snub...
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    Martini,who else was in that pic on the staircase...

    Martini,who else was in that pic on the staircase with Betty Grable, Frank Gorshin, and Tennessee Ernie Ford?
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    Isabel Jewell played the no-account, poor white...

    Isabel Jewell played the no-account, poor white trash Emmy Slattery, mother of Jonas Wilkerson's ill-fated love child. She died in 1972. I remember reading that she was at one time arrested for...
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    Paul Hurst was the Yankee soldier.

    Paul Hurst was the Yankee soldier.
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    Leona Roberts, who played Mrs Meade in GWTW, died...

    Leona Roberts, who played Mrs Meade in GWTW, died in 1954. Her daughter was Josephine Hutchinson, who played Elsa Von Frankenstein in Son of Frankenstein that same year (1939). Later, she (Josephine)...
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    Hattie McDaniel's death certificate cites...

    Hattie McDaniel's death certificate cites "adenocarcinoma of breast with mestasis". So yes, breast cancer.

    And, as far I know, Alicia Rhett (India Wilkes) is still living.
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    On the episodes I have from the first season, the...

    On the episodes I have from the first season, the sponsors are Tide and either Dove or Ivory soap, cant remember which. The cast appear in character doing the commercials...and a Tide box is...
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    Gunilla Hutton? She was the second Billie Jo.

    Gunilla Hutton? She was the second Billie Jo.
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    I had also thought nude pics were the reason...

    I had also thought nude pics were the reason Sharon Tate didnt get the part on PJ, although what I read implied it had more to do with the sponsors, (Dove soap, I think) than Henning.

    One thing I...
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    I believe Edgar Buchanan had worked as a dentist...

    I believe Edgar Buchanan had worked as a dentist before taking up acting.
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    When Shirley Booth died, it came out that she was...

    When Shirley Booth died, it came out that she was a lot older than had been claimed. Of course, that's true of a lot of actresses, but she stretched the truth more than most- I think it was about a...
  28. Thread: Bob Hope

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    For The Boys was thought to be about Martha Raye....

    For The Boys was thought to be about Martha Raye. I think she (raye) sued Bette Midler and/or the producers of the movie...
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    He was involved with Glenn Close, which seems an...

    He was involved with Glenn Close, which seems an unlikely pairing. I dont remember if that was before or after the dead girlfriend, but they were in South Pacific together 2 years after the death...
  30. Thread: The Jeffersons

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    Good grief, I thought Isabel Sanford was one of...

    Good grief, I thought Isabel Sanford was one of the worst actresses to ever star in a primetime sitcom. She seemed to shout most of her lines and her doubletakes were the corniest since James...
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    thanks- very interesting. A minor correction-...

    thanks- very interesting. A minor correction- Blandick was only 3 years older than Billie Burke, assuming Blandick's 1881 year of birth is correct.

    Blandick has nice, but small, of course, parts...
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    I posted this in the Estelle Winwood thread a...

    I posted this in the Estelle Winwood thread a while ago, but thought I would insert it here as well:



    Estelle Winwood was touring in a play with her friend, Tallulah Bankhead. In the middle...
  33. Thread: Jane Darwell

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    Mrs Meriweather in Gone With The Wind.

    Mrs Meriweather in Gone With The Wind.
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    It's certainly all over the news in the UK..so,...

    It's certainly all over the news in the UK..so, panda, while there are many reasons to be grateful for being a US citizen, having a news media that keeps you informed of what is going on in the...
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    I have read that she was involved with Billie...

    I have read that she was involved with Billie Burke. Now that surprised me.
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    She was great! I remember her from a Big Valley...

    She was great! I remember her from a Big Valley episode where she plays an outlaw on the run with her two sons, who hold Barbara Stanwyck and Linda Evans hostage. Enjoyed watching her with Stanwyck....
  37. Seeing James Gleason in the thread on celebrities...

    Seeing James Gleason in the thread on celebrities outliving their children reminded me of this: I am sure that I read somewhere that he had done time for killing someone, dont know whether it was...
  38. Thread: Yvonne de Carlo

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    Thanks for those, sickRick!

    Thanks for those, sickRick!
  39. Thread: Yvonne de Carlo

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    Anyone have any pics of her later in life?

    Anyone have any pics of her later in life?
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    I think he was generally known as Scotty in the...

    I think he was generally known as Scotty in the films. He went on to feature films, so left Our Gang relatively early, after the mid-30s. The Butch character was played by Tommy Bond.
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    I love these end-of year roundups- there's always...

    I love these end-of year roundups- there's always one or two in there that I hadnt heard about. I didnt know Don Ho or Janet Blair had died...
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    John Ritter was probably one of the most...

    John Ritter was probably one of the most startling deaths from natural causes...
  43. Thread: Joseph Kearns

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    Yes, you're mistaken. He didn't.

    Yes, you're mistaken. He didn't.
  44. Thread: I find strange

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    Kopite, you still havent made clear what...

    Kopite, you still havent made clear what celebrities you're talking about.
  45. Thread: I find strange

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    I'm not sure who you're referring to- JFK,...

    I'm not sure who you're referring to- JFK, perhaps? there are some who think the CIA was behind his assasination, but the US does not have a monopoly on cranks and conspiracy theorists: there are...
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    She seemed older than mid 50s on Leave it to...

    She seemed older than mid 50s on Leave it to Beaver, to me. Was surprised to see her date of birth.
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    Janet Gaynor, mentioned in one of the early...

    Janet Gaynor, mentioned in one of the early responses, died later from injuries received in a car accident. Not sure of the time scale, but think it may have been more than a year.
  48. Thread: Jeanette Nolan

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    I remember her as Aunt Ada, on an episode of...

    I remember her as Aunt Ada, on an episode of Night Gallery---it starred Michele Lee, and Nolan played her aunt Ada, or a witch pretending to be Aunt Ada. I dont recall the details too clearly- but it...
  49. Thread: Vivien Leigh

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    Vivien Leigh a Method actress? I've never heard...

    Vivien Leigh a Method actress? I've never heard that before-where did you get that info? I know I've read that Olivier was very anti-Method, and I would have assumed the same went for Vivien.
  50. Thread: Agnes Moorehead

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    From I Love The Illusion:The Life and Career of...

    From I Love The Illusion:The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead, by Charles Tranberg.

    When Sean came home from Europe where he had been attending school, he had grown his hair long, Agnes would...
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