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    And somewhat lesser known as the creator of the...

    And somewhat lesser known as the creator of the series "One Day at a Time," inspired by her own divorce and 'starting over.' Birney was an adaptation of the "Martian Chronicles" story "The...
  2. Barbara Thomas - Mojave Desert 2019-2020

    https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/barbara-thomas

    The story:

    Couple goes hiking (July 2019), get separated for five minutes while husband stops to take pics, and wife goes...
  3. Casco, ME: Denise Scott Ramsey found in deceased dad's home

    Strange story:

    Denise Scott Ramsey had been staying with her dad, who apparently wasn't in particularly good health. Siblings and her daughter lost contact with her around Christmas 2019. Dad...
  4. 'Wild Kingdom' creator Don Meier, 104!

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-donald-meier-obituary-20190731-qtb5epqdffg4rpok2oijijr2iu-story.html
  5. 1960 Decathlon Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson (12-1-2020)

    Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86 - CNN

    Johnson won the 1960 Decathlon although he won only one event. Silver medalist C.K. Yang won four. Five different competitors won...
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    Loved 'Kojak.' Can't imagin how many times Kojak...

    Loved 'Kojak.' Can't imagin how many times Kojak bellowed out 'CROCK-UHHHH!'.
  7. Kimberly Lightwine pleads guilty to killing son

    He was severly handicapped. OK, she pleads guilty, and the case is sad all around, but. . . Nowhere has any press report mention how she supposedly got the broken leg and broken jaw, or were they...
  8. I think it's a weight loss/weight control patch. ...

    I think it's a weight loss/weight control patch. She was part of an MLM program that marketed the patches for weight control. I don't know if her facebook page is still up, but most of her pics...
  9. Murder/ suicide in Hemingway SC - Parents and five-year-old

    https://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_0b865082-879d-11e8-bacd-a7344b173135.htmlParents and a five-year-old daughter. Since there is a published obit for the dad and daughter and not the mother,...
  10. Yeah. From what I recall, the Rudd Weatherwax...

    Yeah. From what I recall, the Rudd Weatherwax clan's roots were somewhere in the Southwest before moving to California. Her family looks to have been in Michigan for several generations at least--so...
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    https://imgur.com/a/cBoLXLooks like a good match.

    https://imgur.com/a/cBoLXLooks like a good match.
  12. https://theintercept.com/2017/12/29/las-vegas-murd...

    https://theintercept.com/2017/12/29/las-vegas-murder-kirstin-lobato-wrongful-conviction/
    Dismissed.
  13. This has been covered a number of times in TV...

    This has been covered a number of times in TV investigative reports/docs. Just a couple of thoughts. I know you can't always judge a book by its cover, but Henthorn has this perpetual 'Invasion of...
  14. Paul DeRolf (actor/choreographer in 1960s)

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/paul-de-rolf-dead-choreographer-spielbergs-1941-petticoat-junction-was-74-1016909

    I remember him mainly playing the part of the (meditating?) beatnik Horace I...
  15. Jane 'Pixanne' Norman [Syndicated Kiddie Show Hostess]

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Jane-Pixanne-Norman-Temple-Grad-Turned-TV-Star-Dies-422183033.html

    I remember seeing commercials for this program when it aired in my area, but never...
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    While I was familiar with this story, I had not...

    While I was familiar with this story, I had not seen any of the TV coverage. I saw the Dateline on ID broadcast that included Keith Morrison's interview with Josh Powell. As I'm watching him in the...
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    As I mentioned above, I don't think this story is...

    As I mentioned above, I don't think this story is factual. At best, it is a fictionalized account of one or more abuse cases. But there is absolutely nothing so far to corroborate any of the...
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    Is there anything to corroborate any of this? ...

    Is there anything to corroborate any of this? All info on the net appears to point to the same Reader's Digest article, and I can't verify that any of the names are real people. I suspect that the...
  19. I don't know anything about his immediate family,...

    I don't know anything about his immediate family, but the Weatherwax clan was fairly large when you look at all the aunts, uncles, and presumbably cousins he would have had. If they had had any...
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    [nm] Link already posted.

    [nm] Link already posted.
  21. http://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/...

    http://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article131869834.html
    He has died in prison.
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Mos...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Mose_Wright_pointing_to_J_W_Milam_in_the_murder_trial_of_Emmett_Till.jpgI saw a documentary on the Till case, and as I recall, some of his friends...
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    Several seasons in, Mannix quips that he had quit...

    Several seasons in, Mannix quips that he had quit smoking. I suspect that the same applied to Connors in real life, because at the time there was a fair amount of smoking still on TV. Gail Fisher...
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    Lawrence Tierney closed the series "Hill Street...

    Lawrence Tierney closed the series "Hill Street Blues." The last seen of the last ep was Tierney answering the phone, saying "Hill Street."
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    Oh, yes. But back to Kaplan, he was in...

    Oh, yes. But back to Kaplan, he was in EVERYTHING for decades. The last time I remember seeing him was in an EP of "ER," where he played the father of a (pro wrestler) Goldberg-type patient.
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    My 'favorite' part of the ESPN mini-series: F....

    My 'favorite' part of the ESPN mini-series:

    F. Lee said that after the 'not guilty' verdict that OJ had invited all the trial lawyers back to his place for drinks, and that he (F. Lee) had been...
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    Trivia note (which are probably pretty well...

    Trivia note (which are probably pretty well known): She pronounced her own name as 'an-juh-lo,' not 'an-juh-loo,' as it would appear. Also, she preferred to be called "Dr. Angelou."
  28. Joseph 'PeeWee' Spitelera Jr (1937-1985) Al Hirt clarinetist

    JLTV shows a handful of the old Dinah Shore variety programs, but in that handful, Al Hirt shows up a number of times. Of his band, the one who stands out most is his clarinetist PeeWee Spitelera. ...
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    I remember Cosell mentioning one time in an Ali...

    I remember Cosell mentioning one time in an Ali retrospect that Ali could 'still hardly read and write his name.' I didn't buy it, but it seems like Cosell would know.
  30. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=348&dat=197...

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=348&dat=19710228&id=OxYuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QDMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4318,7166233&hl=en
    Brief newspaper interview with Vingo from 1971.
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    Vicky Lyons 1976-2011

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139680139

    I saw her case on an ep of 'Forensic Files'. At age 4, she was playing in a parking lot--at the direction of either her mother or...
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    I apologize if this is covered earlier in the...

    I apologize if this is covered earlier in the thread. If so, just let me know. Anyway. . .

    Does anyone have any info on Darlie or her parents? Are they still living and what they did for a...
  33. They let the guy go. So far as I know, the real...

    They let the guy go. So far as I know, the real perp is still at large.
  34. Robert Kovack (disappeared 1998, remains found 2016)

    Article about his disappearance from some years back:

    http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/decadelong-disappearance/article_3d2a11fe-9a57-5ab4-afe0-5cdb6b48af4e.html

    Remains found at the New...
  35. Joe E. Ross (Sgt Bilko and Car 54) (1914-1982)

    http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/01/king-of-slobs.htmlAn interesting character. Most of his co-workers seem to have been consistent on him: He was a foul, foul-mouthed, boorish, slob. Not much...
  36. Brandon Jividen and the Adams Family: Kenai, Alaska (2014)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3007070/Human-remains-Alaska-trail-reveal-truth-mysterious-disappearance-family-four-vanished-without-trace.html
    https://thekenaifour.wordpress.com/

    Weird...
  37. Probable bogus case: Murder by derattled rattlesnakes (1974)

    I saw a "Johnny Carson" rerun (1975) on Antenna TV in which Truman Capote was a guest. Carson asked him if he would write any more crime novels, and he said probably not, but there was one case he...
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    John Houboult (NASA) 1919-2014

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Houbolt
    He was able to convince NASA early on that the only real option for safely (in comparison to the other option) landing and returning a man on the Moon was...
  39. The fact is they did indeed have Kool-Aid on the...

    The fact is they did indeed have Kool-Aid on the compound as well Flavor Aid. That can't be disputed. Whether or not Kool-Aid was used in addition to Flavor Aid for the toxic cocktail is another...
  40. Howard Davis Jr. - Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist

    http://nypost.com/2015/08/07/boxings-forgotten-legend-fighting-biggest-fight-lung-cancer/
    Reported as having been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer several months ago.
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    Not obvious from the reports I read whether or...

    Not obvious from the reports I read whether or not any of these arrested were thought to be persons of interest in the murder, but affiliated/members of the same suspected gangs. Don't know how much...
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    Looks like Micah Harris's plans fell through on...

    Looks like Micah Harris's plans fell through on the book, but Steve Belgard is attempting to put together a documentary on Schlitizie. Unfortunately, it appears to be crowdfunded, and whether or not...
  43. Austin Pinion, 13 (2010) - killed mother and stepfather

    Strange case. He alleged that there was abuse. Not sure that that was ever corroborated. In any case, he basically got off, although he did do some time in some kind of juvenlie facility. Can't...
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    I saw Barbara Walters' latest TV series...

    I saw Barbara Walters' latest TV series 'Scandals' on this case. If you're not familiar with this series, here's the format:
    The first 50 minutes consist of archive footage of previous interviews...
  45. Jerry Parr (1930-2015); Agt 1981 Reagan assassination atmpt

    Not one of the injured Secret Service agents, but the one in the trenchcoat who shoved Reagan into the limo.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Parr
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    Just in case anyone's interested, Barbara Walters...

    Just in case anyone's interested, Barbara Walters has a new series on 'Investigation Discovery' which premiered last night, and it led off with the Jon-Benet Ramsey story. I'll save you the trouble...
  47. Jaymie Adams (December 2011)

    Apparently she had been escorting and was murdered by one of her clients. Have not seen an update on when her alleged killer is to go to trial since early 2014. She went missing, then was found a...
  48. Vic Savage (1933-1975) and Shannon O'Neil (1943-2012)

    From 'The Creeping Terror' (1963), one of the classic bad movies. The movie is a classic 'bad' movie, but the story behind the director/star and the making of the movie is absolutely fascinating. ...
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    Trivia Note: Dickie Moore is the gang member...

    Trivia Note: Dickie Moore is the gang member referred to as a 'little rascal' after he tricks her into taking castor oil in episode "Free Wheelin'".
  50. The last thing I remember seeing her in was a...

    The last thing I remember seeing her in was a "Chunky's" candy bar commercial in the early 1970s.
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