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Old 11-22-2016, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MrAtoz View Post
All celebrities will fade from the public consciousness eventually. But Shields and Yarnell are the only ones that I look back on from my childhood and wonder how they managed to get so famous in the first place. It's hard to imagine an act like that getting that sort of attention today.
The 1970s were the last hurrah for the TV variety show, and S&Y were part of that -- they made a lot of appearances on other variety shows before getting their own show. It was also the same era that the mime / puppet / mask group Mummenschanz was popular.

I also suspect that S&Y had a very good agent.

Lorene Yarnell was in Spaceballs -- she was the actress inside the Dot Matrix droid costume.