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It’s a sobering thought for fans of classic film. The passing of Olivia de Havilland in late July, just three weeks after her 104th birthday July 1, represents the loss of the last surviving big-screen legend from Hollywood’s Golden Age of the 1930s.
Reassembling a dozen cast members from a popular ’90s TV sitcom could pose a challenge for any network, much less an individual. But it was a task Fran Drescher relished.
If you don’t think Jimmy Stewart put the classic in “classic movies,” consider these titles in which he starred: It’s a Wonderful Life, The Philadelphia Story, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Rear Window, Vertigo, Harvey, and the list goes on.
During the seven years Jon Provost starred as little Timmy Martin in the CBS TV series Lassie from 1957 to 1964, several end-of-year Christmas episodes aired. Most still stand out in Provost’s mind for one reason.
The critters are back and meaner than ever.
Known for his gentle satire, basset-hound eyes, and witty routines, former Chicago accountant-turned-comedian Bob Newhart turns 90 this month (Sept. 5). This year is also the 60th anniversary of Newhart’s show business career — he signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1959.
As one of the most popular television shows in the late ’70s to early ’80s, Happy Days helped propel many cast regulars into the production side of show business.
It’s not uncommon for actors to find a second career away from the camera after spending years in front of it.
Beginning her career as a talented child actress, Beverly Washburn worked alongside Hollywood’s most popular actors, and her list of favorites is long (see www.beverlywashburn.com).
A supporting actor for much of his film career, Richard Herd has worked with actors such as Jack Lemmon, Rod Steiger, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, and Robert Duvall.
The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden has been playing character Victor Newman for 38 years and says it’s been an amazing run.
From 1974-84, TV audiences knew Marion Ross as the sitcom mom dispensing patience and wisdom during the 11-season run of the ABC hit series Happy Days.
Debby Boone’s recording of “You Light Up My Life” not only became a monster hit of 1977, but also went on to become one of the most popular songs of the decade.
Starting out as an assistant director on I Love Lucy in the late ’50s probably wasn’t a bad foundation for Jay Sandrich’s television career behind the camera.
For over 50 years, L.Q. Jones was a familiar supporting character actor in some 100 films and hundreds more television shows.
“The list of actors with whom Barbara Rush shared the big screen is impressive.
Best known for her roles in musical theater, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Watson released a collection of 14 Broadway and jazz standards on her album The Music Never Ends last fall.
Known for his trademark salutation (“Hello dere”), his bug-eyed comic stare, and his wild, Brillo-pad hair, veteran comedian Marty Allen is still making audiences laugh.
A couple of years ago, visitors to Carol Burnett’s home might have observed the comedy legend glued to the TV set,
Drab, handbag-wielding TV character Gladys Ormphby never met a celebrity she didn’t feel compelled to smack senseless at the slightest provocation.
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