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    Actress Abby Dalton, 88

    I remember her from Falcon Crest, also she played the wife on The Joey Bishop Show. I'd watch TJBS mainly to see ex-Stooge Joe Besser, who had a secondary role, but Abby was very talented, very...
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    Janet Ann Gallow

    Janet had a brief career, one credited part and five uncredited parts. Her one credited part was as the little girl Cloestine in The Ghost of Frankenstein, which has earned her a place in the...
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    Dena Dietrich "Mother Nature"

    For those of us who are of a certain age, she's remembered as "Mother Nature" in the Chiffon margarine commercials. Honestly thought she had passed away a long time ago.

    Back in the 90's she...
  4. Thread: Gene Tierney

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    Happy 100th BDay to Gene ! Wonder if IMDB is...

    Happy 100th BDay to Gene !
    Wonder if IMDB is accurate - it lists Daria (the mentally disabled daughter of Gene and Oleg Cassini) as an actress in two movies: Bagnomaria (1999) and Don Matteo...
  5. Thread: Geoffrey Palmer

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    Geoffrey Palmer

    Very talented British actor known primarily for his roles in the TV shows Butterflies and As Time Goes By has died. Also, he had a "one-off" role in Fawlty Towers. It was definitely a one-off role...
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    Marge Champion, 101

    One of the last remaining performers associated with the "Golden Age" of MGM musicals has died.


    https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/marge-champion-legendary-dancer-and-snow-white-dead-at-101/
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    Today's the 100th Deathiversary of Olive,...

    Today's the 100th Deathiversary of Olive, yesterday being the 99th Deathiversary of Virginia Rappe. Olive was good fodder for the tabloid press for one year until Virginia died, which resulted in...
  8. Thread: Lori Nelson, 87

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    You gotta love Mamie, Girls Town is a fave of...

    You gotta love Mamie, Girls Town is a fave of mine.

    I don't want to turn this into a Mamie thread (especially since she's still alive as of this writing) but her movies are interesting ...
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  9. Thread: Lori Nelson, 87

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    Lori Nelson, 87

    Best known for her role in Revenge of the Creature, she also appeared in other films with Jane Russell, Audie Murphy, Rock Hudson, Martin and Lewis, Barbara Stanwyck and someone who's quickly...
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    Mary Hartline, 92

    She was a TV star during the early 50's. I know about her through the book (and website) TVParty.com
    http://www.tvparty.com/lostsuper.html
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  11. Raymond Allen / Good Times and Sanford & Son star

    He played Ned "the Wino" on Good Times and Aunt Esther's husband Woody on Sanford & Son....
  12. Perhaps a "Not dead yet sweetie, hang on" forum...

    Perhaps a "Not dead yet sweetie, hang on" forum can be added to the "Life Goes On" section for these scenarios, lol. Title comes from the Ab Fab episode Death. Eddy's dad has died, which prompts...
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    Eastman House has preserved some of the...

    Eastman House has preserved some of the Technicolor tests for Gone With the Wind. FF to 16:58 to see Leatrice (as Carreen O'Hara) with Vivien Leigh and Evelyn Keyes, whose hair/wig resembles the...
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    Several years ago Gilbert Gottfried & Frank...

    Several years ago Gilbert Gottfried & Frank Santopadre interviewed Bruce Dern on their podcast. FF to 11:00 to hear Bruce's account of what really happened on the set of Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte...
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    Ironic that the actress whose character died at...

    Ironic that the actress whose character died at the end of GWTW outlived everyone else in that film (except for Mickey Kuhn, who played her son). She outlived her son; her daughter Gisele has...
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    But the stuff about Regis being an a-hole towards...

    But the stuff about Regis being an a-hole towards his first two kids are true. Once he hooked up with Joy, she made sure they were quickly forgotten about and ignored while her and Regis went on to...
  17. Thread: John Saxon, 83

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    He managed to maintain his hunky looks into his...

    He managed to maintain his hunky looks into his later years, even with the loss of his hair lol. Apparently he was into physical fitness/weightlifting for as long as possible:
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    Never cared much for him. Apparently not the...

    Never cared much for him. Apparently not the greatest dad to the kids from his first marriage:
    https://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/sons-wife-begs-regis-help/...
  19. Thread: Mae West

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    PBS American Masters has a new episode called Mae...

    PBS American Masters has a new episode called Mae West: Dirty Blonde that's worth watching.
    https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/mae-west-dirty-blonde-about/12370/

    The link below is her...
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    Finally got the chance to follow-up on my...

    Finally got the chance to follow-up on my research using FindaGrave. He and his wife are buried approx. ten miles from my house. Born in Minnesota, died in California and buried in S.E....
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    Linda Cristal, 89 "High Chapparal" star

    I remember her for her part in The Alamo. I remember that movie primarily because it was the subject of an overblown campaign to win various Oscars (a common practice to increase ticket sales - "It...
  22. David E. Gluck, appeared in "Pink Flamingos"

    David's only film role is in the "Birthday Party" scene outside of Divine's trailer. He was the "singing anus". If you haven't seen the film you'll just have to watch it to see what I'm referring...
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    Actress Marge Redmond

    https://deadline.com/2020/05/marge-redmond-dies-sister-jacqueline-flying-nun-obituary-1202946274/
    https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/marge-redmond-actress-dead-flying-nun-cool-whip/

    She died in...
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    I watched "Big Bad Mama" with Angie Dickinson...

    I watched "Big Bad Mama" with Angie Dickinson last night. I read where she won an award for most embarrassing nude scene for this film. Well deserved. Probably doesn't help that it was a scene with...
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    There was a really bad flick on the other day...

    There was a really bad flick on the other day called Love Bites. I'm guessing it was from the '80s because it starred a young Adam Ant as supposed tough guy who becomes a vampire. No one else in the...
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    Phyllis George, 70

    Former Miss America and TV personality Phyllis George has died of a blood disorder she developed decades ago.
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    Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr

    One of the most important people in the early years of the Beatles has passed away at the age of 81. A talented artist in her own right, she was an influence during their formative years and (thanks...
  28. Thread: Agnes Moorehead

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    Just caught the episode where Endora meets her...

    Just caught the episode where Endora meets her son-in-law for the first time. Very touching when Darrin opens the door and Endora's standing there, looking apprehensive and vulnerable. Bewitched at...
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    Loved him in the original Hairspray, wasn't he...

    Loved him in the original Hairspray, wasn't he also in the remake ? (That I refuse to watch)
    This year will be the first Festivus without its creator. We must all make an effort to remember to...
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    Bucky Pizzarelli

    Another victim of the pandemic.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/arts/music/bucky-pizzarelli-dead-coronavirus.html
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    Does anyone know how to merge? If so, they can...

    Does anyone know how to merge? If so, they can create a thread with the correct name of "Faith Dane" and merge this to it. Thanks !
    Guess I made the typo because I was so verklempt at reading...
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    Danny Goldman ("Brainy Smurf")

    Danny never recovered from two strokes he had earlier this year. If you watched the Smurfs, he provided the voice for Brainy Smurf for about 14 years (on the Smurfs and on Robot Chicken). Looks like...
  33. Thread: Lon Chaney Jr

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    In Doug McClelland's The Golden Age of B Movies,...

    In Doug McClelland's The Golden Age of B Movies, Ankers explained the genesis of Chaney's animosity towards her. Before starting work on The Wolf Man, the bigshots in the studio's Front Office...
  34. Thread: Lon Chaney Jr

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    Sadly, I think it was one of the last films of...

    Sadly, I think it was one of the last films of once two great actors: Lon Chaney(The Wolfman) and of course: Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes)

    Yeah, looking at Basil's credits on IMDB it seems that...
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    Dane Faith (Miss Mazeppa in "Gypsy")

    My favorite scene in Gypsy is the musical number in the burlesque house featuring Misses Mazeppa, Electra and Dressy Tessie Turra. She'd be 97 this October, not sure if she's a casualty of the...
  36. Thread: James Drury

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    James Drury

    Western star James Drury has died.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/04/06/james-drury-star-nbc-western-series-the-virginian-dead-85/2955966001/
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    Part of James Card's Seductive Cinema describes...

    Part of James Card's Seductive Cinema describes his efforts to preserve what was (at that time) probably the only known copy of The Crowd to exist. Instead of tryng to preserve as many silent films...
  38. Thread: Mary Philbin

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    Philip J Riley wrote The Phantom of the Opera...

    Philip J Riley wrote The Phantom of the Opera (Hollywood Archives Series) which has various quotes from Mary. Her reaction in the unmasking scene is genuine, Lon kept his facial makeup a secret from...
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    I found it kind of tough to watch the series...

    I found it kind of tough to watch the series after Arthur passed away. Then Trevor Bannister left the series - as much as I like Mike Berry, the writers failed to develop Mike's character at all. ...
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    Just saw a horrible film starring Alice Cooper -...

    Just saw a horrible film starring Alice Cooper - Monster Dog from 1984. Plot synopsis: Alice is a rock star who returns to his family mansion (after an absence of many years) with a crew of five to...
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    French actress Suzy Delair, aged 102

    Laurel & Hardy fans will remember her for her role in their final film Utopia aka Atoll-K. Most L & H fans consider this film to be their worst. It was once on TCM so I recorded it, and stopped...
  42. Thread: Lillian Roth

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    She once said working with the Marx Brothers was...

    She once said working with the Marx Brothers was like just one step removed from a three ring circus.

    People have said similar things about working with Abbott & Costello, but still they found the...
  43. Thread: Stuart Whitman

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    Not to make fun of him or of his acting efforts,...

    Not to make fun of him or of his acting efforts, but I do remember Night of the Lepus, which tried in vain to make bunny rabbits look menacing.
  44. Thread: Lyle Waggoner

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    Maybe Lyle was hired on the cheap as a male...

    Maybe Lyle was hired on the cheap as a male counterpart to Vicki, both of whom would ostensibly appeal to the younger viewers ? Both he and Vicki were unknowns; he has only 2 or 3 apperances listed...
  45. Thread: Lyle Waggoner

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    Probably the last TV appearance he made was on...

    Probably the last TV appearance he made was on that Burnett 50th anniversary show in 2017. Oddly enough they had him on for just one segment, where they discussed how funny Tim Conway (who was too...
  46. Thread: Dead Porn Stars

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    Gay-for-pay performer Sebastian Young has been...

    Gay-for-pay performer Sebastian Young has been killed in a police shoot-out. ...
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    No idea who decided to cast Judith as Rita...

    No idea who decided to cast Judith as Rita Hayworth's mom in Salome, I mean they look SO much alike lol. Seriously, Judith was good in that role, manipulating Salome into believing the lies she told...
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    I can't stand what MGM did to the series, making...

    I can't stand what MGM did to the series, making it way too talky and preachy. I love the Hal Roach shorts, especially with her, Jackie Cooper and Wheezer. In Pups is Pups the kids say what they'd...
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    ]I have heard about these sisters... think their...

    ]I have heard about these sisters... think their mother earned a fortune on them;) Constance seems to have been very intelligent... she knew what was her talent, and her limitations... and I do think...
  50. Thread: Estelle Taylor

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    Interesting to realize that in spite of her...

    Interesting to realize that in spite of her relatively young age -- 37/38 -- she played mother-roles to actresses Sylvia Sidney (in Street Scene) and Clara Bow (Call Her the Savage). Also, she was...
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