Star Trek’s DeForest Kelley was the real McCoy

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As the anniversary approaches of Star Trek’s first broadcast on NBC 50 years ago in September, Kristine M. Smith has just released a greatly-expanded edition of her 2001 book now retitled “DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal, A Harvest of Memories … [Read more...]

Vintage Cavett returns to TV

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The battle for late-night talk show dominance is nothing new to TV audiences. In the 60s and 70s, three prominent hosts sometimes went head-to-head for the coveted ratings bragging rights. “There was a time when Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, … [Read more...]

Elinor Donahue’s career took off after name change

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Widely known for her role as Robert Young’s eldest TV daughter on the series “Father Knows Best,” Elinor Donahue was a regular on other series such as “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Odd Couple.” She also guest starred in dozens of TV shows from … [Read more...]

Ruta Lee Tackles Life Full Throttle

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Acting nonstop in film, TV, and theater since the early 1950s, Ruta Lee tackles all projects – on screen and off – with zeal. In 1964, she even called the office of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to demand the release of her Lithuanian … [Read more...]

DVD highlights talents of Danny Kaye

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Danny Kaye could do it all. To showcase his talents for new generations, it seemed timely to produce a DVD collection from his top-rated TV series, according to his daughter, Dena. “The title ‘Danny Kaye: Legends’ will catch the attention of … [Read more...]

Why Cats Don’t Like Christmas

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The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Unfortunately, some cats only reluctantly seem to embrace the Christmas spirit. So if you have a puss that starts pouting over the holidays, … [Read more...]

Errol Flynn’s “Captain Blood” Turns 80

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While most screen legends from Hollywood’s Golden Age found fame only after working their way through vaudeville, radio, or numerous minor film roles, Errol Flynn was the proverbial overnight sensation. Virtually unknown to Hollywood in the early … [Read more...]

A Christmas Message from Doris Day

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Aside from its traditional spiritual significance, Christmas is generally considered a time to spread peace, love, and “good will to all men.” Actress Doris Day would like to see that benevolence extend to animals year-long, but especially during the … [Read more...]

Clive Revill’s Star Wars First and Columbo Conclusion

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As the world prepares to briefly suspend reality and escape to a galaxy far, far away when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is released nationwide on December 18, Clive Revill probably won’t be among the millions flocking to movie theaters. But as … [Read more...]

Kaye Ballard’s First 90 Years

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Following the success of her 2006 memoir “How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years,” Kaye Ballard is currently working on a second autobiographical volume tentatively titled “The First 90 Years Are the Hardest.” “It will be more in-depth about the … [Read more...]