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Kung Fu, Starring David Carradine As A Shaolin Monk: Fa...

November 28, 2020

David Carradine on 'Kung Fu.' Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images In 1972, David Carradine...

Stella Stevens: Elvis Co-Star And Centerfold Who Could ...

November 27, 2020

Stella Stevens in a bikini, circa 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Famed for her appearances in The Nutty Professor (with Jerry Lewis), ...

Rich Little, The Man Of A Thousand Voices: Stories And ...

November 26, 2020

Impressionist Rich Little was a constant presence on American TV in the 1970s, impersonating the likes of Richard Nixon, Johnny Carson and Frank Sinatra. His...

Tim Allen: The Drug Bust And Jail Time That Honed His C...

November 23, 2020

American actor and comedian Tim Allen in a mug shot following his arrest for cocaine possession, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US, 2nd October 1978. (Photo by Kypros/Get...

Abortion On A Sitcom? Bea Arthur's Dilemma On 'Maude'

November 22, 2020

In November 1972, the Bea Arthur sitcom Maude took on the topic of abortion, which was as much a hot-button issue then as now. The two-part story "Maude's Dilemma...

Rocky: How A Down-On-His-Luck Stallone Became A Movie H...

November 21, 2020

Sylvester Stallone strikes at a punching bag while his coach, Burgess Meredith (1908 - 1997), watches in a still from the film, 'Rocky,' directed by John G. Avi...

The Day After' Was World War III TV That Scared Even Re...

November 20, 2020

In 1983, the TV movie The Day After brought a grim vision of nuclear holocaust into American living rooms when it aired on ABC. In the lead-up to the show, c...

Beverly D'Angelo: Vacation's Ellen Griswold, Then And N...

November 15, 2020

Beverly D'Angelo in 1975 her dressing room at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, preparing for her role of Ophelia in the musical Kronborg: 1582. (Photo by Reg Inne...

Taxi: Louie, Latka And The Cast List Of TV's Best Sitco...

November 14, 2020

TAXI - "Latka's Cookies" which aired on February 05, 1981. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Ima...

Incredible Hulk: How Lou Ferrigno Created TV's Greatest...

November 4, 2020

Lou Ferrigno's Incredible Hulk, the green Marvel superhero, first flexed his muscles on CBS on a Friday night in 1978 -- and showed a glimmer of hope for the...

Godzilla: Facts And Trivia About The King Of All Kaiju

November 3, 2020

In 1954, Godzilla first walked out of the Pacific Ocean to attack Japan and this big, bad kaiju hasn't stopped since. Sure, Godzilla has changed over the years -...

Catherine Oxenberg, 'Dynasty' Royalty And NXIVM Foe, Th...

November 2, 2020

DYNASTY - "Catherine Oxenberg Photo Shots" which aired on October 08, 1984. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Televis...

What's 'Groovy' About Evil Dead? From Cult Horror To Ho...

October 31, 2020

A couple guys go into the woods -- director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell, to be specific -- make a movie called The Evil Dead, then remake that movie y...

'Alien:' Slasher Horror And The 'Final Girl' Ripley -- ...

October 30, 2020

There's a moment during the climax of Alien (1979) that cements its status in the hierarchy of horror. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the final member of t...

Diane Keaton: Godfather Girlfriend And Real Life Annie ...

October 28, 2020

Actress Diane Keaton, playing the lead role of Theresa, gazes upward during a scene from the 1977 drama Looking for Mr. Goodbar. (Photo by John Springer Collect...

Heather Thomas: 'Fall Guy' Gal And Early '80s Poster Pi...

October 25, 2020

Heather Thomas was the pinup poster girl of the 1980s who gained popularity for her role in The Fall Guy and other TV and movie appearances during the decade...

Mel Gibson: From 'Mad Max' Nobody To 'Braveheart'

October 24, 2020

Mel Gibson was Mad Max in 1979. He really was, in a way. The handsome Australian actor strolling onto American movie screens, a veneer of outback dust on his cheeks a...

'Hawaii' Cast List: Surprise Best Supporting Actress No...

October 23, 2020

How do you tell the truly epic story of America's colonization of Hawaii? You put some of the biggest stars of the '60s together in a film to make it truly e...

How 'Airport' Invented The 1970s Disaster Movie Formula

October 22, 2020

In 1970, the novel Airport was adapted as a film that established the formula for the disaster movie genre of the 1970s. Though it featured numerous big names, ...

Barbra Streisand: Facts And Stories About Hollywood's D...

October 19, 2020

From her 1968 film debut Funny Girl through such major '70s hits as The Owl And The Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, Barbra Streisand became an...

Why Did George C. Scott, Best Actor In 'Patton,' Reject...

October 18, 2020

George C. Scott in Patton (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images) At the 43rd Academy Awards in 1971, Patton star George C. Scott received what man...

Was Roger Moore The Best James Bond? The Case For Sean ...

October 14, 2020

Actor Roger Moore on the set of "Octopussy". (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) Is Roger Moore "your" James Bond? Or is Sean Connery the quin...

Joyce DeWitt, Jack Tripper's Other 'Three's Company' Ro...

October 12, 2020

THREE'S COMPANY - "Chrissy's Cousin" - Airdate: December 16, 1980. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via G...

Barbarella, Jane Fonda's Horny Sci-Fi Sex Kitten: Facts...

October 11, 2020

The 1968 film Barbarella gives us Jane Fonda at the peak of her sex-kitten phase. A pleasure-seeking, galaxy-hopping adventurer, the titular heroine came to ...

Jonny Quest: The First Adventure Cartoon, Facts And Tri...

October 9, 2020

Jonny Quest aired for one season, just 26 episodes in prime time in 1964-65, and was unlike the Disney-type shorts and sitcom-based cartoons that animation s...

Jose Feliciano Played The National Anthem At The 1968 W...

October 7, 2020

Puerto Rican musician and singer Jose Feliciano performs live on stage in 1968. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns) In 1968, Jose Feliciano was on top of the wo...

Why Do They All Say 'I'm Spartacus'? Meaning Of The Mov...

October 6, 2020

“I’m Spartacus!” was more than a famous movie line from Spartacus, the 1960 historical epic starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Tony Curtis, but symb...

1979: When 'General Hospital's Luke Raped Laura While H...

October 5, 2020

Luke and Laura are the General Hospital couple everyone knows, but their famous soap-opera romance had a dark side. In an October, 1979 episode, Luke and Lau...

'Longest Day:' Facts About The D-Day Movie With 42 Star...

October 4, 2020

Left: Robert Mitchum on the set of 'The Longest Day.' Right: John Wayne. Sources: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Image...

Don Cornelius' 'Soul Train' Trick: Putting Actual Black...

October 2, 2020

Don Cornelius dances down the Soul Train Line with Jean Terrell and Lynda Laurence of the Supremes on Soul Train episode 62, aired 5/26/1973. (Photo by Soul Tra...

1979: Mean Joe Greene Sells Coke With His Sweaty Footba...

October 1, 2020

"Hey kid, catch." Those immortal words changed Mean Joe Greene from a bruising, merciless defensive tackle to an international super star and Coca-Cola spoke...

Gloria Steinem Got Her Start As An Undercover Playboy B...

September 30, 2020

Gloria Steinem on the job as a Playboy Bunny. Source: Getty Images / Bettmann / Contributor In 1963, Gloria Steinem's expose "A Bunny's Tale," was published i...

'You Talkin' To Me?' Robert De Niro's 'Taxi Driver' Que...

September 29, 2020

The meaning of the line "You talkin' to me?," uttered by Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) in the 1976 film Taxi Driver, is closely tied to the themes of the fi...

1980: With 'Cosmos,' Carl Sagan Makes A PBS Blockbuster

September 28, 2020

Astrophysicist Carl Sagan poses before a Florida State University Distinguished Lecture Series speech. The original background of the image has been replaced by a ...

Martine Beswick, Double Bond Girl Of The '60s, Then And...

September 26, 2020

Left: Martine Beswick on the set of 'Thunderball' at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, 12th March 1965. Right: Beswick in 'Prehistoric Women.' Sources: Photo b...

Howdy Doody, 1960: Clarabell The Clown Ends It With Two...

September 24, 2020

On September 24, 1960, the children's TV institution Howdy Doody came to an end, and it was Clarabell the Clown who made sure we knew it was truly over. Clar...

Monday Night Football: 50 Years Of Facts And Trivia

September 21, 2020

Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Don Meredith in 1971. Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images On Se...

Catch-22, A Movie With Too Many Stars? Cast List Of The...

September 20, 2020

What could unite Alan Arkin, Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Art Garfunkel, Bob Balaban and more? Catch-22, a 1961 novel (by Joseph Heller) that caught fire a...

1967: The Who's Keith Moon Blows Up The Smothers Brothe...

September 17, 2020

If any band was going to blow up on TV in 1967 -- literally explode -- it would be The Who, and particularly their loose cannon drummer Keith Moon. And that'...

CHiPs: Motorcycle Cops Ponch And Jon, Stories And Facts

September 15, 2020

The TV police drama CHiPs starred Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox as Ponch and Jon. The series combined the adventure and intrigue of traditional cop shows with t...

The Richard Pryor Show, 1977: Four Episodes, Goodbye

September 14, 2020

The Richard Pryor Show on NBC is as unlikely as it sounds -- how could a network give the most outrageous standup comedian in the business his own comedy show in p...

Shields and Yarnell: Robot Mime Comedy At Its Finest

September 10, 2020

Shields and Yarnell -- the robot-imitating mime team of Robert Shields and Lorene Yarnell -- pushed the boundaries of entertainment during the 1970s when goofy ske...

Why Star Trek? Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura & Sulu's Endle...

September 8, 2020

Whether you're a Trekkie, Trekker, or just along for the ride with the crew of the USS Enterprise, Gene Roddenberry's vision of a harmonious future has made ...

H.R. Pufnstuf: The Druggiest Kids' Show Ever

September 6, 2020

H.R. Pufnstuff, the 1969 children's show created by Sid and Marty Krofft, was a drug-fueled fantasy -- right? Evidence for the drugginess of the show begins with the titul...

Joanna Cameron: Mighty Isis, TV's First Super Lady, The...

September 5, 2020

In the mid-'70s, the superhero Isis, played by Joanna Cameron, blazed the trail for super-powered TV heroines. The September 1975 debut of Isis on the show b...

Remember ABC Wide World Of Sports' 'Agony Of Defeat' Gu...

September 4, 2020

Yugoslavian entrant Vinko Bogataj's famous 1970 ski jump on March 21 at the World Ski Flying Championships in Obersdorf, Germany. (Photo by Walt Disney Televisi...

The Star Wars Toy Empire Launched With An Empty Box

September 2, 2020

New Star Wars toys, particularly action figures, are inevitable with the release of each film in the 40-plus year-old movie franchise. But when the very first Star ...

Yvonne De Carlo: Lily Munster Was A Movie Star Before T...

September 1, 2020

Left: Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster in 'The Munsters.' Right: De Carlo in 'Slave Girl.' Sources: IMDB; Donaldson Collection/Getty Images. Yvonne De Carlo wa...

BernNadette Stanis: 'Good Times' Thelma, Then And Now

August 30, 2020

BernNadette Stanis played an important role as Thelma Evans on the '70s sitcom Good Times. Though the goofy JJ, played by Jimmie Walker, is often remembered for h...

Al Pacino's Gayest Movie: The 'Cruising' Controversy Of...

August 29, 2020

Al Pacino as an undercover cop trying to fit in at a leather bar in 'Cruising.' Photo by Lorimar/Getty Images. In 1980 William Friedkin and Al Pacino made Cru...

Mary Poppins: Facts, Trivia About 1964's Biggest Movie

August 27, 2020

With a chart-topping soundtrack, Disney animation and the screen debut of Julie Andrews, the Oscar-winning Mary Poppins was one of the films that packed movie th...

Slim Aarons, King Of Hollywood Photographers (A Story O...

August 26, 2020

Left: 'Poolside Glamour' by Slim Aarons. Right: Photographer Slim Aarons (right) on board a yacht off Capri, Italy, September 1968. Sources: Amazon.com; Slim Aa...

Never Say Never Again, Sean Connery's James Bond Movie ...

August 25, 2020

The 1983 James Bond movie Never Say Never Again stars Sean Connery as 007, features beauties Kim Basinger and Barbara Carrera, Euro-villains Klaus Maria Bran...

James Bond's Pussy Galore: Honor Blackman Stories And B...

August 22, 2020

Left: Honor Blackman in 'Goldfinger,' 1964. Right: Blackman in an undated publicity photo. Sources: RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images; eBay "My name is Pussy...

'Sweet Sweetback,' Blaxploitation's Beginning: Facts An...

August 21, 2020

Actor/director Melvin Van Peebles in New York City, 1971. He is posing outside a cinema which is showing his action thriller 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'...

'Shall We Play A Game?' How WarGames Made Us Afraid Of ...

August 20, 2020

The 1983 thriller WarGames, starring young Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, was not lighthearted teen fare -- in fact, the movie connected several threads ...

'Midnight Special' Rocked Late Night TV: Facts And Stor...

August 19, 2020

Left: Psychedelic soul group Sly & The Family Stone performs on the TV show 'The Midnight Special' in 1971 in Burbank, California. Right: Host Wolfman Jack. Sou...

Robert Redford As Jeremiah Johnson: Why Is This Man Smi...

August 18, 2020

If you’ve been on the internet for the last decade or so then you’ve seen Robert Redford’s bearded grinning face posted far and wide, reacting to any number ...

Mae West, Raquel Welch, And 'Myra Breckinridge:' Facts ...

August 17, 2020

Left: Raquel Welch as Mya Breckinridge in a promotional photo for the film of the same name Right: Mae West as Letitia Van Allen. Sources: Bettmann / Getty Imag...

Julie Newmar: Young Catwoman And Celebrity Inventor (Li...

August 16, 2020

Julie Newmar as Catwoman bites on her glove from a publicity photo of the TV series 'Batman,' that ran from 1966-1968. Color slide. Source: Getty Images / Bettm...

'Bonnie And Clyde:' A Gangster Flick That Gave Us A New...

August 13, 2020

Bonnie and Clyde changed American cinema. The film didn’t just serve as a dividing line between new and old Hollywood, but it created a shockwave of freedom ...

Candice Bergen: Young Cover Girl And 'Carnal Knowledge'...

August 11, 2020

Candice Bergen in a Vogue photo shoot from 1967. Hair by Carrie White. (Photo by Fouli Elia/Conde Nast via Getty Images) Candice Bergen's Hollywood journey fr...

Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's Famous Flute Man, Stories A...

August 10, 2020

Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull performs live on stage at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London on November 14 1974 (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns) Few r...

How Did Pee-wee Herman Become A Thing? Paul Reubens' St...

August 9, 2020

Actor Paul Reubens poses for a portrait dressed as his character Pee-wee Herman in May 1980 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Im...

Xanadu: The 1980 Olivia Newton-John Flop Everyone Must ...

August 8, 2020

The 1980 film Xanadu combines Greek gods, neon lights, Olivia Newton John, and the plight of a lowly music industry painter. It’s hard to wrap your head arou...

Caroline Munro: Hammer Horror And Bond Beauty, Then And...

August 7, 2020

Caroline Munro, the British actress who was both a Hammer Horror mainstay and a Bond Girl, was a top onscreen seductress of the '70s. Munro, who'd risen to p...

Robert Mitchum: Hollywood's First Bad Boy And Star Poth...

August 6, 2020

Left: Actor Robert Mitchum smokes a cigarette outdoors, circa 1948. Right: Mitchum with Marilyn Monroe in 'River Of No Return' (1954). Sources: Hulton Archive/G...

'Lawrence Of Arabia,' Starring Peter O'Toole: Facts And...

August 2, 2020

At nearly four hours long, Lawrence of Arabia is a career defining performance by Peter O’Toole, and it’s one of the greatest films ever made. Directed by Da...

Pink Panther Movies: Facts And Trivia About Inspector C...

July 26, 2020

Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) hides in a trash can in 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again.' Source: Gerry Images / Bettmann / Contributor Cool and of...

Young Faye Dunaway: 'Bonnie And Clyde's Bonnie, Then An...

July 25, 2020

Left: Faye Dunaway on the set of 'Bonnie and Clyde,' directed by Arthur Penn. Right: Dunaway in 'The Happening.' Sources: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Imag...

Katharine Ross: The Young 'Graduate' Star Who Was 'Too ...

July 23, 2020

With appearances in The Graduate (1967) and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969), Katharine Ross emerged as a versatile girl-next-door actress adept at ...

J Fred Muggs: The Chimp Who Boosted 'The Today Show's R...

July 19, 2020

NBC News' Dave Garroway, J. Fred Muggs the chimpanzee celebrate the 5th Anniversary of "TODAY" on January 14, 1957 -- Photo by: NBC/NBC NewsWire The Today Sho...

'Attica! Attica!' Pacino's 'Dog Day Afternoon' Line, Ex...

July 17, 2020

Even if you haven’t watched Dog Day Afternoon, one of the most intense and tragicomic films of the 1970s, you’ve heard the phrase “Attica! Attica!” Al Pacino...

60 Groovy Photographs

July 16, 2020

What was it really like to fly on the grooviest of airlines? How did a show like Batman change when Barbara Gordon was added to the cast? And just what is Ace Frehley doing behind the drums? We’re an...

The Magnificent Seven: The Greatest Cast List Of Any We...

July 16, 2020

Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980) as Vin and Yul Brynner (1920 - 1985) as Chris in 'The Magnificent Seven', 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) T...

We Are In Complete Awe Of These Magical Photos From The...

July 15, 2020

Collected here are some enchanting photos of the past that will bring these moments back to life. You’ll find hilarious fashion fads, strange cultural trends, pol...

Whoopee! Wild 'Newlywed Game' Answers, An Urban Legend ...

July 11, 2020

Bob Eubanks on 'The Newlywed Game,' April 23, 1970. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) ...

Janet Leigh: Young 'Psycho' Victim And Jamie Lee Curtis...

July 6, 2020

Janet Leigh on the set of Jet Pilot, directed by Josef von Sternberg. (Photo by R.K.O. Radio/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) Janet Leigh's Psycho (1...

Who's In The '27 Club'? List Of The Famous Who Died You...

July 3, 2020

Cool people like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison may be members, but the 27 Club is one of the few institutions of fame that no one in their righ...

Karen Black, From 'Easy Rider' and 'Five Easy Pieces' T...

July 1, 2020

Karen Black and Kris Kristofferson in 'Cisco Pike,' 1971. (Photo by John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Fans of cult cinema from the 1960...