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  1. Thread: John Paragon

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    John Paragon

    The man who contributed so very much to Pee Wee's Playhouse died back in April. John not only wrote for the show, he played Jambi the Genie!
    I have the Christmas special on DVD. I know that on 1/5...
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    If you have time Dave you might research...

    If you have time Dave you might research celebrities who have died in small plane crashes. It's getting to the point I don't even like to look at small craft.

    Looks as if Wikipedia has the...
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    Joe Lara (90's TV Tarzan)

    He was in a remake of Tarzan in the 90's. The only Tarzan remake that had a Tarzan who was prettier than Jane. If Playgirl or gay porn made a soft-core Tarzan movie, he probably would've been The...
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    He was interviewed on Gilbert Gottfried's...

    He was interviewed on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast. He had wonderful things to say about Ted Knight, and just about everyone else EXCEPT Bette Davis! All he would say was that "there's a very good...
  5. My family knew someone who was an alcoholic...

    My family knew someone who was an alcoholic murderer. Another proud moment in my Mamma Dearest's family history!

    One of Mamma Dearest's sisters was getting married. Several of the invitees to...
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    So now Harry is publicly criticizing his father's...

    So now Harry is publicly criticizing his father's (and paternal grandfather's) parenting skills, within weeks of the death of the latter. How classy. Never mind that his late mother didn't exactly...
  7. Thread: Vivien Leigh

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    A Spanish fan who corresponded with Vivien on a...

    A Spanish fan who corresponded with Vivien on a regular basis (and who visited Leigh twice) is now auctioning some of the items in her collection, including two photos of Larry and Viv posing nude - ...
  8. Thread: Gloria Swanson

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    Jeezy Creezy, I love this parody. It's funny on...

    Jeezy Creezy, I love this parody. It's funny on so many levels! The set reminds me of Zombo's House of Horrors on The Munsters, or Count Floyd's set on SCTV.
    They should've included a brief...
  9. Thread: Gloria Swanson

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    I'm reading Close-up on Sunset Boulevard by Sam...

    I'm reading Close-up on Sunset Boulevard by Sam Staggs, primarily to find out about the film. Turns out the book also includes a lot about the musical. With an enthusiasm seldom matched, Gloria...
  10. Thread: Laurel & Hardy

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    The last photoshoot, 1956. Babe had become so...

    The last photoshoot, 1956. Babe had become so concerned about the impact his weight would have on his heart that he went on a crash diet. He went from 350 to 210 pounds. Babe is relatively trim,...
  11. Thread: Laurel & Hardy

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    For anyone who may be interested in...

    For anyone who may be interested in reading/viewing a silent comedy of Stan's before he worked with Ollie, here's Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde.
    Julie Leonard (the actress who plays his assistant) has a...
  12. Thread: Laurel & Hardy

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    4/17/1961: Stan received a Lifetime Achievement...

    4/17/1961: Stan received a Lifetime Achievement Honorary Oscar for "his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy." Although delighted with the award, he was sad that Babe wasn't around and...
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    Damn, Cousin It is gone. "RIP" in whatever...

    Damn, Cousin It is gone. "RIP" in whatever mumbling language Cousin It spoke. Don't even want to try and type it out phonetically.
    Going to make a Cousin It decoration for Halloween out of raffia...
  14. Thread: Thelma Todd

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    I will have to get out White Hot with Loni...

    I will have to get out White Hot with Loni Anderson as Thelma. It's been awhile since I have seen it.

    I realize this was made as a star vehicle for Loni, but she was about 45 and playing someone...
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    Looks like Mike was lucky to work with some...

    Looks like Mike was lucky to work with some docile lions. In an earlier post there's a photo of Mike with Sharon Tate. Here he's posing with his Tarzan and the Valley of Gold costar Nancy Kovack...
  16. Thread: Thelma Todd

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    I still think Stan Laurel killed Thelma Todd. ...

    I still think Stan Laurel killed Thelma Todd.

    Even if some are taking this seriously, what would Stan's motive be? He was married to legal wife #2 Virginia Ruth. (Technically, common-law...
  17. Thread: Lana Turner

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    Variety show Lana! On The Carol Burnett Show,...

    Variety show Lana!
    On The Carol Burnett Show, which aired in January 1968: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmSQD6aa9OQ
    On The Tim Conway Show, which aired in September 1970: ...
  18. Thread: DMX

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    DMX

    Rap singer and actor has died at age 50. Not COVID-related. I read that he had a heart attack, which may or may not be connected to substance abuse. Wait for the autopsy.
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    Prince Philip, 99

    Let's see how Harry and Me-gain fuck this up. Of course, THEY won't complain about slights, real or imagined. We'll need to pay attention to their various mouthpieces, like Gayle King for all of...
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    James Hampton, 84

    He appeared in many movies and TV shows. Probably best known for being part of the cast of F Troop, which will probably never be shown on TV again.
    It was a satirical western about US soldiers and...
  21. Thread: Thelma Todd

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    Or could it be that Stan Laurel hired Shirley...

    Or could it be that Stan Laurel hired Shirley Temple to kill Thelma Todd ?

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c5/06/9b/c5069b4bb84985ec77a3dd830a97a198.jpg
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    Gloria Henry, 98

    The actress best known as Dennis the Menace's mom has died. A biography of Gene Autry I purchased for my dad has several mentions of Gloria. I like that she entered the film business determined not...
  23. Thread: Hedy Lamarr

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    Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story was recently on...

    Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story was recently on of the PBS stations in my area. Check your TV listings, or buy/rent it. Just watch it !!!
    Such a brilliant, creative and inventive mind which most...
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    He was fantastic in so many films, too many to...

    He was fantastic in so many films, too many to name. The Owl And The Pussycat is a favorite, and he was great in Just Shoot Me. RIP.

    Fun with Dick and Jane and Ship of Fools both come to mind for...
  25. Thread: Wendy Richard

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    Vivienne Johnson today. She more or less retired...

    Vivienne Johnson today. She more or less retired after the series to raise a family with her husband a high profile British lawyer, She has fond memories of working with Harold Bennett and said he...
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    Here's a podcast interview from late 2016: ...

    Here's a podcast interview from late 2016: Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre interviewed Jessica and Ron Leibman.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2t1Reao_aA
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    The whole thing is beginning to reek of a...

    The whole thing is beginning to reek of a Hollywood PR-type strategy by H & M. If H & M really wanted to work out family problems within the family, they themselves should refrain from feeding their...
  28. Thread: Wendy Richard

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    I was watching the Roots? episode of AYBS. In...

    I was watching the Roots? episode of AYBS. In its final years the series recycled plot elements and jokes, but still managed to occasionally come up with original (and still silly) funny ideas. The...
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    Imagine Poor William's frustration with his...

    Imagine Poor William's frustration with his brother. H provided grief years ago dressing up as a Nazi and publicly making racist remarks. Now H is now providing more grief by self-righteously...
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    It remains to be seen if the public will want...

    It remains to be seen if the public will want William and Kate any more than they want Charles and Camilla .The upkeep of their vast homes and deference to them seems so draconian in the harsh light...
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    I've seen a few people questioning their mental...

    I've seen a few people questioning their mental health statements as William & Harry set up a mental health charity which Harry has said in the past he used. I would have assumed if Meghan was as bad...
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    These two are a real handful. Hopefully H & M...

    These two are a real handful. Hopefully H & M won't continue to subject us at regular intervals with reminders of how they want to be left alone. "By the way, in case you've forgotten ... we're...
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    Joan Weldon, 90 (Them!)

    Her film/TV career was less than ten years; the film she'll be best remembered for is the fake giant ant sci-fi film Them! With the demise of the studio system she left Hollywood for a successful...
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    Nicola Pagett, 75

    The actress who played Elizabeth on Upstairs, Downstairs and the title role in Anna Karenina has died of a brain tumor. Now she and Vivien can finally compare notes on what it was like to play Anna....
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    Here's a nice little write-up about him,...

    Here's a nice little write-up about him, including some beefcake photos. https://neptsdepths.blogspot.com/2021/03/fond-farewell-great-scott.html

    I remember him from an early episode of...
  36. Thread: Vivien Leigh

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    Unfortunately, another thing the two have in...

    Unfortunately, another thing the two have in common is mental illness. Vivien's issues are well know but Nicola sadly had problems as well, something she went into detail about in her autobiography....
  37. Thread: Vivien Leigh

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    Found this interesting photo of Vivien with...

    Found this interesting photo of Vivien with Nicola Pagett: the Anna Karenina of 1977 meets the Anna Karenina of 1948.
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    I was looking for a series of historical books...

    I was looking for a series of historical books that I read decades ago. The only book in the series I remembered was Black Swan. So, that movie you guys are talking about popped up. I didn't like the...
  39. Christopher Pennock (General Hospital and Dark Shadows)

    He appeared in various daytime and prime-time soap operas as well as Dark Shadows. Died from skin cancer, not COVID. DS costars David Selby and Kathryn Leigh Scott have posted condolences on...
  40. Thread: Susan Vickery

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    Totally off-topic to Susan, but I remember Hello,...

    Totally off-topic to Susan, but I remember Hello, Larry for John Femia who was also in the cult classic Square Pegs. Was in a nostalgic mood recently and watched Pegs and was amazed at how much IMO...
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    The only time I bothered to watch Dancing with...

    The only time I bothered to watch Dancing with the Stars was when she was on. How the F*CK did someone as talented as she was get eliminated first? Did Trump toady Sean Spicer dance that much...
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    He's probably trying right now to look God...

    He's probably trying right now to look God straight in the eye and lie to him. For anyone feeling sorry for Rush, let's include in this thread some of his most offensive quotes:

    Women should not...
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    What a hunk!! The first hairy Tarzan and almost...

    What a hunk!! The first hairy Tarzan and almost certainly the second Tarzan (after Buster Crabbe) to be allowed to show his navel. Hairy actors were coerced into shaving their chest hair for the...
  44. Thread: Lana Turner

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    Just remembering Lana on her 100th BDay. Funny...

    Just remembering Lana on her 100th BDay. Funny how the FindaGrave page for Lana lists only her first four husbands, leaving out numbers 5, 6 & 7. I'm guessing you can list those spouses on that...
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    Claude Heater (Jesus in Ben Hur)

    He died in 2020 due to natural causes (he was 92, COVID wasn't the cause of his death). In Ben Hur he was Jesus; we never saw his face because of a British law that forbade the showing of Christ's...
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    Although there was definitely a financial...

    Although there was definitely a financial incentive to write his SBTB book, maybe some Inner Voice / Gut Instinct told him to write it. "You can't write it when you're dead, so get your opinion out...
  47. Thread: Gregory Sierra

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    Gregory Sierra

    The actor who appeared as a regular on Sanford and Son and on Barney Miller has died of cancer.
    How many of you recognized him as one of the mutant humans living in the ruins of NYC in Beneath the...
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    It annoys me when I see "should of" instead...

    It annoys me when I see "should of" instead "should've" or "should have": I should of used spell-check instead of I should've used spell-check.

    I had a coworker in a branch office who sent an...
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    1. For one semester in grade 6 or 7: Once a...

    1. For one semester in grade 6 or 7: Once a week everyone in each teacher's class was assigned to "help" somewhere in the school. Someone would go to "help" the nurse, the Ind. Arts teacher, etc. ...
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    First of all, the Bidens should have every...

    First of all, the Bidens should have every f*cking inch of the White House checked for listening devices! I wouldn't put it past Donnie to bug the place.
    I wonder if DiaperDon took a...
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