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When Sonny And Cher Got Divorced: The Biggest Pop Split...

February 20, 2020

1974: Entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher attend the circus with their daughter Chastity Bono. Cher performed as ringmaster at the opening day of the Ringling Brot...

Lee Marvin: A Man's Man, Pacifist, Progressive, And Com...

February 19, 2020

Lee Marvin was one of Hollywood's tough guys, taking no guff in such films as The Killers (1964), The Professionals (1966), The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Point ...

John McEnroe, Tennis' Bad Boy: The Jerk Who Made Us Wat...

February 16, 2020

Left: McEnroe invites the camera to talk to the hand. Right: McEnroe yells during a match at the 1984 French Open. Sources: IMDB; Gilbert Iundt; Jean-Yves Ruszn...

Cesar Romero: The Original Joker Who Refused To Shave H...

February 15, 2020

BATMAN - "The Joker Goes to School" - Airdate March 2, 1966. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty I...

Anna May Wong: Biography Of The First Ever Chinese-Amer...

February 11, 2020

1939: Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong (1907 - 1961), stage name of Wong Liu Tsong, in a scene from the film 'Island Of Lost Men', directed by Kurt Neuman...

Mia Farrow: Stories Of Her Unbelievable Love Life

February 9, 2020

An early portrait of American actress Mia Farrow, ca.1960s. (Photo by Camerique/Getty Images) Actress Mia Farrow brings to mind Rosemary's Baby, Frank Sinatra, the Mah...

James Dean: Stories Of The Legendary Actor You Haven't ...

February 8, 2020

Rakish and silent, James Dean was an actor who defined a generation with only a handful of roles. While he’s stellar in East of Eden (1955) and Giant (1956),...

Zsa Zsa Gabor Young: A 'Darling' Life In Photos

February 6, 2020

circa 1953: Hollywood film actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. Zsa Zsa is probably most famous for her marriages, her jewellery and her lifestyle and she has always courted publicity o...

Liberace: Biography Of A Larger-Than-Life Man, With Lot...

February 4, 2020

Portrait of flamboyant pianist Liberace. (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images) Flamboyant pianist Liberace had a story like no one else. As the h...

Morgan Fairchild: TV's Go-To Blonde Power Broker Of The...

February 3, 2020

Actress Morgan Fairchild poses for a portrait in c.1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) On show...

Dolly Parton: Stories And Facts About The Nashville Leg...

February 2, 2020

Dolly Parton is a story with a soundtrack. Hits like "Jolene," "I Will Always Love You," and "9 to 5" make us smile and sing along, but the arc of her life f...

Carol Channing: Stories And Facts About Her Life

January 31, 2020

Carol Channing in 1973. Source: Photo By Dave Buresh/The Denver Post via Getty Images When it comes to Carol Channing, stories abound -- like her famous characters Doll...

Ernest Borgnine: Stories And Antics From The Beloved Ac...

January 24, 2020

Ernest Borgnine was one of those supporting actors who seems to be in every old movie -- westerns like The Wild Bunch (1979), action movies like The Poseidon...

Janis Joplin: Stories And Life Of The Woodstock Generat...

January 19, 2020

Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company perform onstage at the Fillmore East circa 1968 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Julie Snow/Michael Oc...

Joe DiMaggio Couldn't Stand Being Married To Marilyn Mo...

January 14, 2020

June 2, 1955: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio appear in public, together though estranged. Source: Bettmann/Getty Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe had the All-...

Carly Simon: A Young And Sexy '70s Songbird, Then And N...

January 13, 2020

Left: Carly Simon poses for a portrait on March 15, 1971 in London, England. Right: Simon in a publicity photo, circa 1977. Sources: Ed Caraeff/Getty Images; Wi...

Crystal Gayle, The 'Brown Eyes Blue' Country Star, Then...

January 9, 2020

Crystal Gayle performs onstage at the Volunteer Jam , Nashville, Tennessee, January 30, 1982. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Whether you know Crystal Gay...

Mickey Hargitay: Jayne Mansfield's Mr. Universe And Lov...

January 6, 2020

Left: Mickey Hargitay on the cover of a bodybuilding magazine. Right: Jayne Mansfield and Hargitay in 1956 at the Makeup Artist Ball in Los Angeles. Sources: Wo...

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve: Ringing In The New...

December 31, 2019

For millions of people without plans and traditionalists alike, Dick Clark’s New Year's Rockin' Eve has been a holiday tradition since 1973. Even before the...

Carrie Fisher: True Stories Of The Life And Loves Of Pr...

December 27, 2019

Actress Carrie Fisher poses on the beach for Star Wars in October 1983 At Stinson Beach, California. (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images) Brash and w...

Jimmy Buffett, 'Margaritaville' Magnate And Parrotheads...

December 25, 2019

The magnate of Margaritaville, circa 1970. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Jimmy Buffett has "Margaritaville" to thank for his image as the pre-em...

Eartha Kitt: Young Catwoman of 'Batman,' And 'Santa Bab...

December 22, 2019

BATMAN - "The Funny Feline Felonies" - Airdate December 28, 1967. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Ge...

Soul Tragedy: Marvin Gaye Was Fatally Shot By His Fathe...

December 21, 2019

CIRCA 1974: Soul singer Marvin Gaye plays piano as he records in a studio in circa 1974. (Photo by Jim Britt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Marvin Gaye's...

Benedetta Barzini: Young Warhol & Dali Muse, Then And N...

December 20, 2019

Vogue, 1970: Model Benedetta Barzini walks in profile wearing a Forquet brown and white wool houndstooth check ensemble; Hair by Sergio Valente. (Photo by Franc...

Betty Grable: The Young Pinup Queen Who Helped Win Wars

December 18, 2019

Actress Betty Grable's 1943 back shot in a one-piece swimsuit, with that playful over-the-shoulder smile, is the gold standard of pinups. It's not the greatest ...

1970: Jim Morrison's Final Concert With The Doors

December 12, 2019

Jim Morrison circa 1970. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images On December 12, 1970, the Doors and Jim Morrison took the stage at the Warehouse, a drafty waterfr...

Starring Sammy Davis Jr. As Mr. Show Business: Inspirin...

December 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES - 1953: Actress Marilyn Monroe leans on a Singer Automobile as she watches entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. on the set of the movie "How To Marry A Mill...

54 Beautiful Photos From The Groovy Era

December 3, 2019

We are warning you, these carefully curated beautiful photos from the groovy era will cause major nostalgia... We’ve got a collection of stunning photos featuring some of the most ...

Richard Pryor: True Stories And Famous Jokes Of A Legen...

December 1, 2019

Comedian Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005) performing on stage at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois, July 28, 1978. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) R...

John F. Kennedy Jr., The President's Son: Facts And Sto...

November 25, 2019

John F. Kennedy Jr. during Labor Day Weekend - August 31, 1980 at Kennedy Compound Pier in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Source: (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galell...

In 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis Was Arrested Drunk, Waving Gun...

November 23, 2019

Jerry Lee Lewis relaxing in his hotel suite in London, 25th April 1972. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images) Outlaw, piano player, gun...

Rodney Dangerfield: 50 Quotes, Jokes And Stories

November 22, 2019

Actor and comedian Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004) as he appears in Caddyshack, directed by Harold Ramis, 1980. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Comedian and act...

50 Vintage Wedding Photos So Beautiful We Can't Look Aw...

November 18, 2019

This collection of vintage wedding photos will cause an insane amount of nostalgia.Love is a beautiful thing in any era, and everyone loves a wedding, but in the...

Clark Gable: Stories And Trivia About The King Of Holly...

November 16, 2019

Marilyn Monroe Kissing Clark Gable on the set of 'The Misfits' (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images) He was known as the King of Hollywood in his ...

Fonzie Says 'Aaay!': Facts And Stories Of Henry Winkler...

November 15, 2019

Henry Winkler as the Fonz on 'Happy Days.' Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images On Happy Da...

Buzz Aldrin Returned From Space Lacking The Will To Liv...

November 12, 2019

Left: The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle with Aldrin and Armstrong inside. Right: Aldrin in April 1969, four months before the Apollo 11 mission. Sources: NASA.go...

Jimmy Stewart Was A WWII Veteran And His PTSD Affected ...

November 11, 2019

3/24/1941-San Pedro, CA: James Stewart's costume for this next production is from a new costume department--the U.S. Army. Yes, Jimmy's passed his physical and ...

Joni Mitchell's Unseen Art: Friends, Lovers, And A Rock...

November 9, 2019

Left: Joni Mitchell in Amsterdam, 1972. Right: A detail of Mitchell's portrait of of Neil Young in 'Morning Glory On The Vine.' Sources: Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redf...

JFK: Trivia, Facts, And The Secrets You Probably Didn't...

November 8, 2019

June 04, 1961 - The first communist party secretary Nikita Khrushchev talks with U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. (Photo by Don Carl STEFFEN/Gamma-Rapho ...

Steve McQueen Stories: A Life And Biography Filled With...

November 7, 2019

Actor Steve McQueen and wife taking Sulphur bath at home, 1963. (Photo by John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) Even though he passed awa...

Sally Field: Then And Now, From Gidget To Mama Gump

November 6, 2019

Sally Field circa 1980. (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis via Getty Images) From surfer girl to labor leader, from supernatural nun to Mary Todd Lincoln, Sally Field's...

Vivien Leigh: A Young, Hot Star Who Owned Hollywood Fro...

November 5, 2019

Vivien Leigh on the set of 'Gone with the Wind,' based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell and directed by Victor Fleming. (Photo by Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Pictures/...

Charles Bronson: True Stories Of The Hollywood Tough Gu...

November 3, 2019

So many actors throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s tried to exude a tough guy machismo, but Charles Bronson was the only guy was actually tough. He didn’t just grow...

Jimmy Carter: The Oldest Living President Is Still Buil...

November 2, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter Jr. and country singer Willie Nelsonin 1985. Photo by Thomas S. England/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images ...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Pat Sajak

October 26, 2019

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak has had a wild ride to the top of the game show world, but the Chicago native wasn’t always gunning for a role as the Lord of the Wheel. The TV...

The Best Celebrity Letters To Fans Of The '70s

October 15, 2019

Fandom back in the days of snail mail was a little different. Fans seeking to get closer to their idols -- be it Steve Martin, Iggy Pop, Gene Roddenberry or Stan Lee -- ...

Pier Angeli: Suicide, Beauty, And Timeless Photos

October 13, 2019

Italian ingenue Pier Angeli appeared in dozens of films over 20 years, and even won a Golden Globe in her short time in the spotlight. Her winning smile and coquettis...

Yvonne Craig (TV's Batgirl): Young, Awesome, And Everyw...

October 9, 2019

Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon and Batgirl on 'Batman,' 1967. Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty I...

Dan Haggerty Really Was Grizzly Adams: True Story Of TV...

October 4, 2019

Bozo the Bear as Ben, and Dan Haggerty as James 'Grizzly' Adams. Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Dan Haggerty won us over as Griz...

Wilt Chamberlain's Love Life: Did He Sleep With '20,000...

September 30, 2019

CIRCA 1974: Former NBA star Wilt Chamberlain poses for this photo with young women for the Wilt's Athletic Club circa 1974. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Image...

John Lennon’s Fight With Nixon And The FBI To Stay In A...

September 29, 2019

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York -- and the FBI and President Richard Nixon noticed. The Beatles had broken up two years earlier. John L...

Sandy Warner: Exotica King Martin Denny's Cover Girl

September 27, 2019

You’ve seen Sandra "Sandy" Warner on Martin Denny's album covers, even if you're not sure who Martin Denny is. The albums had titles like Exotica, Primitiva, Quiet...

Cookie Monster Was First Created As A Promotion For 'Mu...

September 10, 2019

Sesame Street Muppet Cookie Monster poses for photographs during a press conference in January 2013. Photo by Georg Wendt/picture alliance via Getty Images If...

Claudia Cardinale, Young Italian Beauty Of American Wes...

September 5, 2019

Left: Claudia Cardinale on the set of 'The Adventures of Gerard' at Cinecitta Studios in 1968. Right: Cardinale in '8 1/2' (1963). Sources: Photo by Ron Galella...

'I Want Candy' Is About A 1960s Singer From The World's...

September 3, 2019

“I Want Candy,” the strangely timeless song released by The Strangeloves in 1965 (and Bow Wow Wow in 1982) has been said to be about everything from sex, to ...

Ali MacGraw: Young 'Love Story' Beauty, Then And Now

September 1, 2019

Ali MacGraw in a fashion photo shoot for Glamour magazine, 1967. Photo by Sante Forlano/Condé Nast via Getty Images Ali MacGraw, co-star of Love Story (1970) and Th...

1960: The First Woman To Win 3 Olympic Gold Medals Had ...

August 27, 2019

Medalists in the Ladies 200 meter final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. From left to right, Britain's Dorothy Hyman (bronze), the USA's Wilma Rudolph (gold) and Germ...

Joey Heatherton: TV's Young Dancing Vixen, Then And Now

August 23, 2019

Left: Joey Heatherton in a publicity portrait, circa 1965. Right: In 'My Blood Runs Cold,' 1965. Sources: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images; IMDB Joey Heathe...

60 Photographs With Untold Stories From Hollywood's Pas...

August 22, 2019

When we see celebrities onscreen or hear their music it’s like we know them, but really, fans are just getting a piece of someone whenever they experience their w...

With 'The Harder They Come,' Jimmy Cliff Brought Reggae...

August 22, 2019

In 1973, reggae music came to America thanks to... Jimmy Cliff? Bob Marley fans might beg to differ, but The Harder They Come, a surprise hit movie starring ...

Gina Lollobrigida: The Classic Italian Screen Siren, Th...

August 18, 2019

Left: Gina Lollobrigida in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' 1956. Right: In 'Trapeze,' 1956. Sources: IMDB; Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Gina Lollobrig...

Is Elvis Alive? Sightings, Stories & King-Sized Conspir...

August 16, 2019

Left: Elvis Presley in concert circa 1977. Right: Detail of an image purported to be a high-resolution scan of the 'pool house photo' from 1977. Soures: R.D/Ima...

Bob Dylan's 1966 Motorcycle Accident: What Really Happe...

August 13, 2019

On July 29th, 1966, the month after Blonde On Blonde was released, Bob Dylan crashed his motorcycle near Woodstock, New York. It was a mysterious event that ...

Before Fake News, Walter Cronkite Was 'Most Trusted Man...

August 9, 2019

Once there was a newsman named Walter Cronkite. He was a war correspondent who went on to be a CBS news anchor, and during his 19-year run he gave us the str...

Joni Mitchell: The Young Folk Icon, Then And Now

August 8, 2019

Portrait of Canadian musician Joni Mitchell, November 1968, from a shoot for the fashion magazine Vogue. Photo by Jack Robinson/Getty Images Canadian singer-songwriter ...

Mr. Rogers, 'Neighborhood' Hero: Facts And True Stories

August 7, 2019

Fred Rogers, whose Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a children's TV institution, became not just a popular TV host for kids but also a folk hero of sorts to thos...

Carroll Baker, 'Baby Doll's Scandalous Star: Her Rise A...

July 31, 2019

Left: Carroll Baker as depicted on the lurid poster for 'Baby Doll.' Right: Baker in character in the title role of 'Sylvia.' Sources: IMPAwards.com; Sunset Bou...

That One Time Queen Met The Queen In 1974 (And Everyone...

July 30, 2019

British rock band Queen posing with a woman, September 1974. Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images Queen, the group that would give us "Bohemian Rhapsody" and...

Who Is Austin Butler, And Can He Play Elvis In A Movie?

July 25, 2019

Left: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend Sony Pictures' 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019. Right: Elvis Presley. Sour...

John Lennon And Yoko Ono: A Love Story That Creeped His...

July 19, 2019

John Lennon, sporting a short haircut, and his wife Yoko Ono among the spectators at the Watergate hearings 6/27. At the witness table was John Dean III. Source...

Why Isn't Suzi Quatro In The Rock Hall Of Fame? The Fir...

July 17, 2019

Left: Suzi Quatro on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1975. Right: On stage at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1978. Sources: eBay; David Redfern/Redferns via G...

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark And Movie Macabre Hostess,...

July 16, 2019

Anyone who was living in Los Angeles in the 1980s remembers the big black hair, gratuitous puns, and the late night b-movies of Elvira’s Movie Macabre. As on...

Julie London: The 'Emergency!' Life Saver Who Was 'Too ...

July 13, 2019

Which Julie London do you remember? Successful as both a singer and actress, Julie London had at least two phases of her career: there was Julie the sultry s...

How Dennis Hopper's 'Last Movie' Got Him Kicked Out Of ...

July 8, 2019

Actor and director Dennis Hopper and cameraman Laslo Kovacs prepare to shoot a scene from his movie 'Easy Rider' in 1969 in Taos, New Mexico. (Photo by Michael ...

Young Frankenstein's Igor, And More: The Marty Feldman ...

July 7, 2019

With his bulging eyes, Marty Feldman was one of the most distinctive faces in entertainment, with an unforgettable appearance as Igor in Mel Brooks' 1974 com...

Mr. Wizard, TV's Original Science Guy: Highly Experimen...

July 3, 2019

For decades, Don Herbert, better known as Mr. Wizard, wowed American youngsters with science. Watch Mr. Wizard's demonstrations of chemistry and physics, oft...

The David Lee Roth Fetish Photo Shoot That Almost Sank ...

July 2, 2019

Left: Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen at the Cobo Hall on July 4, 1980. (Photo by Michael Marks/Getty Images) Right: Detail ...

Clint Eastwood: A Cowboy On Screen And In The Director'...

June 29, 2019

As "Dirty" Harry Callahan, Josey Wales, and "The Man With No Name," Clint Eastwood established himself as one of the great screen badasses of the '60s and '7...

How 'Light My Fire' Got The Doors Banned From Ed Sulliv...

June 26, 2019

Left: Jim Morrison in an undated photo. Right: Morrison on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sources: Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Vimeo.com The Doors wer...

Karen Allen: The Girl Who Had Indiana Jones' Number, Th...

June 25, 2019

We met Karen Allen as the sweetheart, much-too-nice girlfriend of Boon in Animal House (1978), but it was really with Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) that aud...