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Betty White: Stories Of The Funniest Old Lady In Hollyw...

January 17, 2021

Betty White in 1954 (Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) A Golden Girl and a game show MVP, Betty White has lived the lo...

Our Man Flint, James Coburn's Bond Spoof: Facts And Tri...

January 16, 2021

When James Coburn (flanked by groovy beauties) as agent Derek Flint hit screens in Our Man Flint and In Like Flint, he was riding one of the biggest entertai...

Helen Mirren: Young Shakespearean Vixen And Screen Quee...

January 15, 2021

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra being performed by the National Youth Theatre and the Old Vic in London, 6th September 1965. Starring actress Helen Mirren, 1...

Fantasy Island, Mr. Roarke's Paradise Where Dreams (Or ...

January 14, 2021

Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize in 1977. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) The...

Billy Jack: Tom Laughlin's 'Half-Breed' Action Hero

January 11, 2021

Tom Laughlin (1931 - 2013) as Billy Jack in the 1971 film 'Billy Jack', which he also wrote and directed. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Billy Jack...

The Batman TV Wannabes Of '67: Mr. Terrific Vs. Captain...

January 10, 2021

You remember Adam West's Batman from 1966, but what about Mr. Terrific and Captain Nice from 1967? These two superhero series, both launched on the same day,...

Not In Kansas Anymore: How 'The Wiz' Made An Urban Clas...

January 5, 2021

Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and The Lion embarked upon a soulful twist on their adventure to the magical land of Oz in the 1975 musical The Wiz. The ...

Max Headroom, TV's First Virtual Host: Facts And Histor...

January 4, 2021

Max Headroom took the TV world by storm in the mid-'80s, a virtual host in a sharp suit and Wayfarers who seemingly came out of nowhere. Of course, when you'...

Victoria Principal: Dallas' Pamela Ewing, Then And Now

January 3, 2021

1980 portrait of Victoria Principal, best known for playing Pamela Barnes Ewing in the television serial Dallas, wearing a red low-cut belted dress. (Photo by Hulto...

Father Guido Sarducci: How Don Novello Became The Pries...

January 1, 2021

Don Novello as Father Guido Sarducci during the 'Weekend Update' skit on October 13, 1979 -- (Photo by: Fred Hermansky/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Im...

Paula Prentiss: Pussycat And Stepford Wife, Then And No...

December 30, 2020

Actress Paula Prentiss in Vogue, 1968. (Photo by Bert Stern/Condé Nast via Getty Images) Paula Prentiss' most successful films were the '60s comedies Where Th...

Casino Royale, the '67 007 Spoof: Cast List And Facts

December 28, 2020

The 1967 James Bond comedy Casino Royale assembled one of the greatest cast lists in movie history, including Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Ursula And...

SCTV: Cast List Of The Canadian 'Saturday Night Live'

December 23, 2020

The Canadian comedy show SCTV gave us John Candy, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara Eugene Levy and others -- while it wasn't exactly Saturday Night Live, it was cer...

How Phil Donahue Invented Daytime Talk Show TV

December 21, 2020

In 1967, The Phil Donahue Show premiered on a local Dayton, Ohio, television channel and for the next 20 plus years the talk show introduced audiences to a ton of cultur...

Charley Pride: Stories Of A Barrier-Breaking Country Mu...

December 20, 2020

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Charley Pride Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Charley Pride was a country music legend, not only because he was the first bla...

The Waltons: Down-Home Rural Drama Of That Un-'70s Show

December 19, 2020

Mary Elizabeth McDonough and Will Geer appear in a scene from an episode of the television family drama series 'The Waltons.' (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Ima...

The Black Hole: Disney's Attempted Space Epic In A Post...

December 18, 2020

Disney's The Black Hole had good robots (V.I.N.CENT. and BO.B.), a big bad robot (Maximilian), an evil villain, laser battles, special effects, ambiguous cre...

Saturday Night Fever: Facts And Trivia About The Disco ...

December 16, 2020

Saturday Night Fever not only made a megastar out of John Travolta; it also heightened the public's interest in disco music and the disco scene. Disco clubs...

David Lynch's 'Dune:' The Controversial Attempt At Fran...

December 15, 2020

What was David Lynch supposed to do with Frank Herbert's science-fiction epic Dune? What is anyone supposed to do with Dune? The book series is one of the mo...

Lee Remick: 'Days Of Wine And Roses' And 'Omen' Star Bi...

December 14, 2020

From her debut in A Face In The Crowd in 1957, Lee Remick was clearly a big star, which she would soon prove in films like Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) and Day...

Thunderbirds Are Go: Puppet Adventurers Of The Groovy '...

December 11, 2020

For fans of cult '60s TV, the Thunderbirds and catchphrase "Thunderbirds are go!" bring back fond memories of sci-fi puppetry and marionette action that was ...

Rudolph And The Rankin-Bass Holiday Empire: Facts And T...

December 6, 2020

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and other Rankin/Bass TV specials, including Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and The Year Without A Santa Claus, are holiday sho...

Lorne Greene's 'Ringo,' A Bonanza Star's Hokey Cowboy #...

December 5, 2020

Lorne Greene (1915-1987), Canadian actor and cowboy pop star, circa 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Lorne Green's "Ringo," a cowboy son...

'Emmanuelle' Starring Sylvia Kristel And The 'Skinemax'...

December 3, 2020

Set of "Good -bye, Emmanuelle" with Silvia Kristel In Seychelles In April, 1977 - Ian McCone, Silvia Kristel. (Photo by Daniel SIMON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Image...

The Love Boat: Cast List Of The Pacific Princess (Come ...

December 2, 2020

Pictured, from left: Fred Grandy (Gopher Smith), Ted Lange (Isaac Washington), Gavin MacLeod (Captain Merrill Stubing), Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam Bricker), Lauren...

Bette Midler: Divine Miss M And Movie Rose, Then And No...

December 1, 2020

Left: Midler as caricatured on the cover of her self-titled second album. Right: Midler at the 17th Grammy Awards in 1975. Sources: Amazon; Photo by Ron Galella...

Dyan Cannon: 'Bob & Carol's Alice, Cary Grant's Wife, T...

November 30, 2020

Dyan Cannon has been a star since the era-defining film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), in which she played one of four married adults who contemplate swin...

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...