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Old 11-22-2016, 08:03 PM
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Pink Lady went back to Japan, and Jeff Altman went back to lounges.

My nomination is Richard Carpenter. He was really talented at arranging music. Even after Karen died, you'd think he'd have a career in scoring movies or something. All of his credits are for single songs that are songs from the Carpenters' era, or documentaries on the duo. Apparently, after Karen's death, he married (a cousin, whose brother had been their road manager, which is just a little creepy, if you ask me), and they have five kids. He's just been a family man since Karen died.
Jeff Altman also was a regular guest on his friend David Letterman's talk shows until Letterman retired last year. In fact, most people my age and younger and more likely to remember him from his Letterman appearances than his participation in one of the biggest American network TV fiascos of all time.

As for Richard Carpenter, his focus for the last 30 years has been overseeing (i.e., sponging off) his sister's legacy. Also, in my view, he comes across as an extreme control freak and a petty dick which is probably why he didn't continue to play a big role in the music industry.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:10 PM
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I was shocked not long ago when none of the contestants on Jeopardy! (all thirty-something) could identify either Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, or Jimmy Stewart from their photographs!
I'm a 30-something and I couldn't identify Gregory Peck. Maybe if he were in a more popular Hitchcock movie.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:13 PM
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I'm a 30-something and I couldn't identify Gregory Peck. Maybe if he were in a more popular Hitchcock movie.
He was Atticus Finch. Doesn't everyone watch To Kill a Mockingbird in Freshman English when they read the book?
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:20 PM
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He was Atticus Finch. Doesn't everyone watch To Kill a Mockingbird in Freshman English when they read the book?
He's probably never seen Twelve O'Clock High, Gentleman's Agreement, Roman Holiday, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Pork Chop Hill, or The Guns of Navarone either.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:28 PM
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I'd say the most famous people, to me growing up, were the people on TV shows that I used to love. WKRP In Cincinnatti, Simon and Simon, Magnum P.I.. An astonishing number of them disappeared completely - Andy Carlson, Herb Tarlek, Less Nessman, Bailey Quarters, Venus Flytrap...A.J. Simon...Rick, T.C., Higgins - never saw them again in anything that I can recall.

I get that happens with TV show stars, even today, but back then I assumed they would all be superstars.
I always figured that Frank Bonner (Herb Tarlek) and Richard Sanders (Les Nessman) were typecast by the success of WKRP, and couldn't successfully move on to other roles. Wikipedia informs me that Bonner later played a headmaster of a Catholic school on a spin-off of Growing Pains, and Sanders had guest star spots in any number of sitcoms and movies, most recently in the 2000 Cuba Gooding Jr./Robert DeNiro film Men Of Honor. However, both men are now in their late seventies, so presumably retired.

Howard Hesseman (Johnny Fever) is the one I'm surprised seemed to disappear. My memory may be faulty, but he was the big breakout star of WKRP. He had one more series that I recall, but after that, I don't remember hearing about him at all.

Jan Smithers (Bailey Quarters, AKA "Ohmigod, she was the hot one, after all!") apparently left show business in 1987.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:57 PM
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A lot of 90s bands that I thought were part of the pantheon of, if not Rock Gods, at least really durable tour bands. The Lemonheads sank fast right after Evan Dando got a short haircut. I'm personally surprised Julianna Hatfield disappeared so utterly; Natalie Merchant, too. Wonder if she bumped into her old band on the way back down?
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:58 PM
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Tim Reid (Venus Flytrap) was in three more series after WKRP -Frank's Place, Simon & Simon, and Sister, Sister.
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WKRP was one of my favorite shows, as well.

Tim Reid (Venus) starred in several series after WKRP, including (ironically, given your post) Simon & Simon, Frank's Place (created by Hugh Wilson, who also created WKRP), and Sister, Sister. He's been consistently working on TV since, though in supporting roles.

Gary Sandy (Andy Travis) found it difficult to get TV roles as he aged, and transitioned to theater.

Gerald McRaney (Rick on Simon & Simon) starred in Major Dad, and he, too, has been consistently working in TV for the past 30 years.

Edit: ninja'd by cochrane! *shakes fist*
Of less note, Tim Reid was also Steven's dad for 9 episodes of That 70s show.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:08 PM
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Who remembers Flip Wilson? An African-American who had his own comedy TV show and was so well-known that quotes from his skits became memes (Here Come 'De Judge, and The Devil Made Me Do It). Then after that he more or less dropped off the face of the planet.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:24 PM
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Who remembers Flip Wilson? An African-American who had his own comedy TV show and was so well-known that quotes from his skits became memes (Here Come 'De Judge, and The Devil Made Me Do It). Then after that he more or less dropped off the face of the planet.
He had a short-lived series called Charlie and Co. in 1985, along with Gladys Knight. He died in 1998.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:25 PM
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Who remembers Flip Wilson? An African-American who had his own comedy TV show and was so well-known that quotes from his skits became memes (Here Come 'De Judge, and The Devil Made Me Do It).
Wasn't "Here come de Judge!" first done by Sammy Davis Jr on Laugh-In?

With the exception of Goldie Hawn, the cast of that show pretty much sank into oblivion after it was cancelled, too. (I hated it, but I really, really dug JoAnne Worley! )

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Old 11-22-2016, 09:41 PM
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(I think Burt Reynolds somehow sabotaged Gary Sandy's career, post-WKRP, because, Loni Anderson.)

Here are a few names that seemed BIG BIG BIG in the past, and they just fizzled out.

- Mena Suvari (from 'American Beauty') - I read she works as a dominatrix ?
- Thora Birch, 'Ghost World' who is a daughter of porn stars.
- 'Fiona', a rather homely singer who was on one episode of 'Miami Vice'.
- Edie Brickell, now Mrs. Paul Simon.


The cast of Northern Exposure mostly disappeared. Oh, a few worked here and there, but other than Rob Morrow and John Corbett, that was it for them.

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Old 11-22-2016, 09:42 PM
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Wasn't "Here come de Judge!" first done by Sammy Davis Jr on Laugh-In?

With the exception of Goldie Hawn, the cast of that show pretty much sank into oblivion after it was cancelled, too. (I hated it, but I really, really dug JoAnne Worley! )

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Lily Tomlin had a small measure of success post Laugh-In.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:48 PM
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I'm totally with you on this.

I also remember around that time that there were famous people named Kelly Monteeth, and Randy Mantooth. I had never known such names existed but I thought there must be something going on somehow.
I don't know about Kelly Monteith, who I've never heard of. But Randolph Mantooth is of Native American descent. My wife has a huge crush on his 1970s self, and watches him on the reruns of Emergency on MeTV. I read an interview with him recently where he said that he was advised to change his name when he became an actor. He responded, "I can't change my name. What would my father say?"
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:55 PM
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Some folks still alive:
Doc Sevrenisen appeared in our homes almost every night as leader of NBC Orchestra on the Tonight Show for 25 years.

From the Partridge Family- I wonder if Danny Bonaduce is for famous, or infamous, than Shirley Jones or even Susan Dey.

Pam Dawber pretty well disappeared after Mork & Mindy to raise her and Mark Harmon's children.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:08 PM
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Lily Tomlin had a small measure of success post Laugh-In.
And Ruth Buzzi got a small role on That Girl. Can we think of anyone else here?
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:09 PM
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A few years ago, I had to explain to a few Millennial co-workers (a few GAY MALE Millennial co-workers) who Grace Jones was. I began by saying "She's as 80s singer who Lady Gaga ripped off."

Some other folks who used to be BIG!!!

Charles Grodin

Dabney Coleman

Sade

Ani Difranco

The entire cast of "Northern Exposure" (with the possible exception of John Corbett who appeared on "Sex and the City" for a couple of years)

Rufus Wainwright

Duncan Sheik

Caroline Leifer

Jeri Ryan

Eddie Izzard
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:10 PM
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Doc Sevrenisen appeared in our homes almost every night as leader of NBC Orchestra on the Tonight Show for 25 years.
Doc has done some promos for Johnny Carson reruns on Antenna TV.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:15 PM
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These guys were huge mega-stars on TV when I was a kid:

Milton Berle
Arthur Godfrey
Red Skelton
Art Linkletter
Jimmy Durante
Steve Allen
Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca
All the original Mouseketeers

How many of them have you even heard of?
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:15 PM
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Jeri Ryan
Otherwise known as Seven of Nine on ST: Voyager?!? Man, give me a few hours alone with her on the Holodeck before I die, please!

Sorry, but I fail to see the connection (or not) between gay men and Grace Jones....
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:19 PM
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These guys were huge mega-stars on TV when I was a kid:

Milton Berle
Arthur Godfrey
Red Skelton
Art Linkletter
Jimmy Durante
Steve Allen
Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca
All the original Mouseketeers

How many of them have you even heard of?
I remember all of them.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:22 PM
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Wasn't "Here come de Judge!" first done by Sammy Davis Jr on Laugh-In?
Sammy made the line famous, but he appropriated it from Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. From here:

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His boisterous, indecorous "heyeah (here) come da judge" schtick, which made a mockery of formal courtroom etiquette, became his signature routine. Markham would sit at an elevated judge's bench (often in a black graduation cap-and-gown, to look more impressive), and deal with a series of comic miscreants. He would often deliver his "judgments", as well as express frustration with the accused, by leaning over the bench and smacking the accused with an inflated bladder-balloon. He had hit comedy recordings in the 1960s on Chess Records, and saw his routine's entry line become a catchphrase on the Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In television show, as did his phrase "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls".
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:28 PM
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These guys were huge mega-stars on TV when I was a kid:

Milton Berle
Arthur Godfrey
Red Skelton
Art Linkletter
Jimmy Durante
Steve Allen
Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca
All the original Mouseketeers

How many of them have you even heard of?
I remember all of them too, especially Mouseketeer Doreen:

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Old 11-22-2016, 10:33 PM
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Dabney Coleman
The Commodore (aged version) on Boardwalk Empire. I had to watch several episodes of the show before I realized it was him. Damn!
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:35 PM
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There was a time in 1985-6 when football star "Refrigerator" Perry was all over TV: The Superbowl, Coke commercials, guest appearances on many shows.


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Old 11-22-2016, 10:40 PM
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Judy and Audrey Landers. I don't know if there was ever a chance of them being anything, but they were everywhere in the late 70s.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:44 PM
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Judy and Audrey Landers. I don't know if there was ever a chance of them being anything, but they were everywhere in the late 70s.
I think Audrey turned up a few years ago on the latest incarnation of Dallas. Almost as hard to recognize her as it was with Charlene Tilton.

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Old 11-22-2016, 10:51 PM
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Art Linkletter died a few years ago, aged about 100. Several years before that, he was the keynote speaking at a fundraising dinner for the domestic violence agency in the city where I was living at the time. I purchased a ticket, and ended up not going because I was sick.

Whatever happened to Mr. T? Last I heard, he was doing bit parts in some of those awful low-budget Christian movies.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:56 PM
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Just out of curiosity ... who the hell is Heidi Montag???
Heidi Montag is an actress (a term I'm using very loosely) who was in the MTV "reality show" The Hills.

My own personal contribution to this thread would have to be Harry Anderson.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:59 PM
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I always wonder in there are still adolescents who fall in love with those great old films. Once in a while, I do see a recent post on IMDb under Irene Dunne or Katharine Hepburn, that starts "I'm 17, but I love these old films...."
When I was young, my mom used to love old movies, but I couldn't see the attraction. It turns out I like them (well, I do now), I just don't like the same ones my mom did. I go a little weak in the knees for Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey.

I remember in the days before VCRs that old movies would show up in theaters occasionally. I remember my mother seeing Gone With the Wind sometime about the mid-'70s. When I was ten years old, a 35-year-old movie seemed ancient. Star Wars is now 40-years-old. Maybe the question to ask, Rivkah, is whether today's adolescents are crushing on a young Carrie Fisher.
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Heidi Montag is an actress (a term I'm using very loosely) who was in the MTV "reality show" The Hills.

My own personal contribution to this thread would have to be Harry Anderson.
Aha! I never watch either reality shows or MTV, so it's not surprising I've never heard of her.

Harry Anderson, on the other hand, was great on both Cheers! and Night Court. I'll be willing to watch those until the day I die.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:06 PM
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A lot of 90s bands that I thought were part of the pantheon of, if not Rock Gods, at least really durable tour bands. The Lemonheads sank fast right after Evan Dando got a short haircut. I'm personally surprised Julianna Hatfield disappeared so utterly; Natalie Merchant, too. Wonder if she bumped into her old band on the way back down?
The Lemonheads were one of those bands that the industry really, really tried to make famous (same thing with Urge Overkill), and it didn't happen because they weren't that good. Juliana Hatfield, and her band The Blake Babies, were best known because she dated him for a while (see footnote). As for Natalie Merchant, I'm pretty sure she still does some songwriting and recording, but she's had at least one child so that no doubt keeps her busy.

Footnote: The comic strip "Frazz" used to have a peripheral off-panel celebrity character named Juliana Evandando.

p.s. Before the Lemonheads got a major-label contract, my brother interviewed them when he was a college DJ. He described them as "wet noodles".

Another one that comes to mind is Bruce Hornsby. I saw him when he was at his commercial peak, in the late 1980s, and it was a great show. I do know that he later toured with the Grateful Dead, and also put out an album of atonal "music" at one point, which was definitely a contrast with what he'd done in the past.

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Old 11-22-2016, 11:07 PM
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Alan Alda and Mary Tyler Moore.
Alda was nominated for a Tony for his starring role in a Broadway play as recently as 2005, and won an Emmy for his West Wing role in 2006; that's not exactly "complete disappearance". He's done more stage than film acting in recent years, but he's still definitely active.
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Art Linkletter died a few years ago, aged about 100. Several years before that, he was the keynote speaking at a fundraising dinner for the domestic violence agency in the city where I was living at the time. I purchased a ticket, and ended up not going because I was sick.

Whatever happened to Mr. T? Last I heard, he was doing bit parts in some of those awful low-budget Christian movies.
SpeakER, not speaking.

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Old 11-22-2016, 11:10 PM
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Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne (who was pretty hot at the time). Joey Heatherton and Ann Margaret. Barbara Feldon, David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, David McCallum (the original Illya Kuryakin).
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:13 PM
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Duncan Sheik
Rufus Wainwright still performs; he's always been better known for being gay than he has for any of this music IMNSHO.

Duncan Sheik had that huge hit "Barely Breathing" and a lesser hit called "She Runs Away". I purchased his album, and those were the only two listenable songs; the rest was filler.

Mary Tyler Moore has been a Type 1 diabetic for more than 40 years and has experienced other health problems; however, she has had acting jobs in recent years.

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Old 11-22-2016, 11:15 PM
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Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne (who was pretty hot at the time). Joey Heatherton and Ann Margaret. Barbara Feldon, David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, David McCallum (the original Illya Kuryakin).
David McCallum? He's played Dr. Mallard on NCIS for the past 14 years.
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Australia Prime Minister Harold Holt
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:19 PM
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Ah, yes, Starsky and Hutch!

David Soul tanked his career because of drug addiction. PMG has concentrated more on AIDS activism, after losing his oldest child and first wife to the disease.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_M...#Personal_life

I remember some of my friends seeing a picture of Elizabeth Glaser and saying, "Ewww, his wife's UGLY!" First of all, she wasn't, and I believe she was truly a beautiful person on the inside, where it really matters.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:36 PM
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And Ruth Buzzi got a small role on That Girl. Can we think of anyone else here?
Henry Gibson was in great Robert Altman movies. Please no one say 'Who's that?"
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:41 PM
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The Lemonheads were one of those bands that the industry really, really tried to make famous (same thing with Urge Overkill), and it didn't happen because they weren't that good. Juliana Hatfield, and her band The Blake Babies, were best known because she dated him for a while (see footnote). As for Natalie Merchant, I'm pretty sure she still does some songwriting and recording, but she's had at least one child so that no doubt keeps her busy.

Footnote: The comic strip "Frazz" used to have a peripheral off-panel celebrity character named Juliana Evandando.

p.s. Before the Lemonheads got a major-label contract, my brother interviewed them when he was a college DJ. He described them as "wet noodles".

Another one that comes to mind is Bruce Hornsby. I saw him when he was at his commercial peak, in the late 1980s, and it was a great show. I do know that he later toured with the Grateful Dead, and also put out an album of atonal "music" at one point, which was definitely a contrast with what he'd done in the past.
Sorry but I must interject; Blake Babies were a great band. I saw them half a dozen times. Julianna Hatfield is or at least was a great rock songwriter.

Natalie Merchant can go in the circular file.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:47 PM
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Henry Gibson was in great Robert Altman movies. Please no one say 'Who's that?"
I've seen him in a lot of movies and shows. And of course I remember him from Laugh-In. He was quite recognizable. One of his memorable roles was as Private "Wrongo" Starr in F Troop.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:49 PM
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Henry Gibson was in great Robert Altman movies. Please no one say 'Who's that?"
Altman directed most of the first season of Combat!, if I'm not mistaken.

Sgt Saunders and the men of King Co. were my heroes growing up!
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:50 PM
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Sorry, but I fail to see the connection (or not) between gay men and Grace Jones....
Which only goes to show how far her star has fallen.

In her heyday, Grace Jones was a HUGE gay icon (She was a disco diva after all), right up there with Barbra, Cher, Liza, and Donna Summer.

More people I thought of: Irene Cara, the Pointer Sisters, comedian Stephen Wright, Brett Butler.
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In her heyday, Grace Jones was a HUGE gay icon (She was a disco diva after all), right up there with Barbra, Cher, Liza, and Donna Summer.
I was never into disco, either. I do recognize the last three names on this list, though.

One of the funniest things I've ever seen was Steve Allen doing a formal a capella reading (tuxedo, lectern, candelabras, the whole shmear) of the "Hot Stuff" lyrics on The Tonight Show. How he managed to keep a straight face while the audience was in hysterics, I don't know.

Seems to me Grace was in one of Roger Moore's Bond movies, but I honestly don't remember her from anything else, other than some commercials she did with Adam Ant (don't even remember what the product was, either).
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:06 AM
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Your parents wouldn't let you watch movies when you were a kid?!?
It's true that my parents were not especially enthusiastic moviegoers, but then it wasn't something I was all that big on myself either. I was much more interested in sports, and reading, and other things, and the same was true of most of my friends.

Going to see a movie was something we did if it was supposed to be really good, or if we didn't have anything better to do, or (when we were younger) if there was a kids' film showing at the local auditorium and our parents wanted to get us out of the house.

Certainly I didn't see lots of movies, and the ones I was most interested in seeing were new ones, not ones left over from the forties or the fifties or other Dark Ages Cary Grant movies would not have come under the heading of "supposed to be really good," at least not in the circles in which my younger self traveled.

Today, if you showed me pictures of Stewart, Peck, and Grant, along with a handful of other celebrities of the era, I might be able to pick out Stewart, when you come right down to it. I've seen several of his movies. (Rear Window, Harvey, Wonderful Life--those are all Stewart, right?) I'd certainly be able to identify his voice, which is very distinctive, if you played me a clip.

But I don't know that I've ever seen anything with Peck (never seen To Kill a Mockingbird, which is the only one I KNOW he's been in) and while I'm sure I've seen Grant in at least a couple of things I don't have any mental picture of him. So no, I don't think I'd be able to ID either Grant or Peck even if I knew they were among those pictured. If I weren't told they were in the mix, I'm sure there's no possible way.

It's also fair to say that I'm not good at faces, and indeed that's one of the reasons I don't see many movies to this day. Too confusing to keep the characters straight.
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By "Barbra," do you mean "Streisand"?

Didn't know she was into disco either.

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Going to see a movie was something we did if it was supposed to be really good, or if we didn't have anything better to do, or (when we were younger) if there was a kids' film showing at the local auditorium and our parents wanted to get us out of the house.
Wow! I grew up watching movies of the '30s, '40s, and '50s (and some from the '20s) on TV. I would go to the cinema (or thea-AY-tur, as some call it in Minnesota) only to see new movies like The Time Machine, The Great Escape, or The Great Race. It was always a real treat to see things in full color on the big screen.

I was a true movie buff by the time I was in high school. My idea of a great weekend was watching Errol Flynn movies on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

(Did no sports, but I did read a lot too.)
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:30 AM
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He was Atticus Finch. Doesn't everyone watch To Kill a Mockingbird in Freshman English when they read the book?
I know that, but I've never seen the movie.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:57 AM
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Howard Hesseman (Johnny Fever) is the one I'm surprised seemed to disappear. My memory may be faulty, but he was the big breakout star of WKRP. He had one more series that I recall, but after that, I don't remember hearing about him at all.
You're probably remembering "Head of the Class", in which he played a teacher. He's another who's worked consistently, but hasn't had a lead role in a long while (and he, too, is now 76).
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:00 AM
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By "Barbra," do you mean "Streisand"?

Didn't know she was into disco either.
I suspect that Don Draper was listing her among the women who've been icons for gays. (And she, too, had at least one disco-ish song, a duet with Donna Summer.)
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