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  1. I saw Clarence once at BB King's club in NYC at an Air Supply concert. I went home that evening and googled for a photo of him and his wife just to make sure I hadn't seen a lookalike.
  2. I'd put the late Bob Hastings in that group as well. I've seen Robert Hogan in a lot of one-off roles but I mostly think of him as AW's Vince.
  3. Came across this movie (called Harvey Middleman, Fireman from 1965) starring Arlene Golonka and a young Eugene Troobnick, aka Uncle Stavros on GL. Funny to me to see ET so young and without a Greek accent. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Harvey+Middleman%2c+Fireman+(1965)&docid=608044279742621093&mid=9E8CC53B4CF2878D454D9E8CC53B4CF2878D454D&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
  4. R.I.P. Arlene Golonka. Yes, that's Gerald Gordon.
  5. Years ago, I taped an episode of The Sally Jessy Raphael Show that featured BJ Thomas as a surprise for the show's guest, a morbidly obese young man whose name, I think, was Jackie. He idolized BJ and was thrilled to meet him, sit next to him and hear his story. Jackie's doctor was also present and they spoke a lot about the respective addictions (food and drugs). BJ also sang a poignant song to Jackie called "Broken Toys." I've never forgotten this show, BJ's kindness towards Jackie (and his own honesty) and have wondered what happened to that young man.
  6. Hit my 2-week mark today so I'm considered fully vaxxed now. I'm in Queens, NY, where it's pretty crowded, and pretty much all the stores, banks, offices, etc. that I've gone to have mask requirements. I have no problem with it and will wear where needed/required, plus I have an elderly mom who's halfway vaxxed, so we've been all the more careful. Now with the mask restriction lifting a great deal, I can imagine things getting tricky in some of these places, at least at first. Last month, in the supermarket, the woman ahead of me got a bit nasty with the cashier because the girl told me to com
  7. What an amazing life Norman had. And to be working and raconteuring past 100, not to mention being married for some 75 years until his wife passed...he sure did a lot of things right, it seems.
  8. Was watching Constance Ford in a Thriller episode from 1960. She did play quite a few scheming characters back in the day. Some of her characters would have given Rachel a run for her money, for sure.
  9. I'm partial to the Peach Mango Lyte myself. Coming up on 72 hours post-shot and the side effects have diminished somewhat. My arm's not as hot and red as yesterday, although still visible, and the soreness has lessened. Unless I develop "covid arm" in the next week or so, I think I'm past the peak. Now...trying to get the Band-Aid outline off my skin is another story!
  10. I'm 46 hours post 2nd Moderna shot. The most noticeable thing has been the upper arm soreness, a little worse than last time, plus the skin a couple of inches below the injection area is hot and slightly red. I've been icing it on and off, more so for the soreness. Also got a bit of a headache and a little fatigue but it's better today than yesterday. I've been taking Tylenol, drinking water and Body Armor and generally just taking it easy.
  11. Judi Evans was the cover story in a recent "Woman's World" issue.
  12. Silver Age Television on Twitter: "RIP #FelixSilla, Cousin Itt on #TheAddamsFamily, Twiki on #BuckRogersInThe25thCentury, Dies at 84 https://t.co/vTURGEQVja" / Twitter This leaves only John Astin and Lisa Loring from The Addams Family tv show.
  13. BTW, when I created my login for the new site, the "secret word" voucher (for the extra free month) given in the e-mail didn't work for me so I contacted Jennifer--they added a 1 (number one) to the end of it. I came across this obit today for an actress named Carolyn Byrd. I'm not familiar with her but it says she recurred on The Doctors in the 1980s as "Dr. Terri Fisher" and was on Somerset as "Margie Hopkins." https://www.cantonrep.com/story/news/2021/04/09/actress-and-performer-carolyn-byrd-canton-native-died-march-22/7154835002/
  14. It was a nice chat with Bolger, DePaiva & Goodwin. They told some stories about Beverlee and Bernau. And I agreed with Kassie...JB is a handsome dude, always thought so. He kind of gives off a Scott Bakula-type vibe to me. I saw him in all 3 of the soaps he mentioned but I especially liked him as Gabe on AW. I hated that they killed Gabe and it was during that period (not long after Frankie's death) when they were still going for the shock value so Gabe was gunned down in the street and then shown on the slab splayed open. Cute how he was asked about Ray Bolger. Would be cool to see an AW
  15. R.I.P. James Hampton https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/james-hampton-f-troop-teen-wolf-actor-dies-age-84-n1263433 I also remember his stint on DOOL in the early 90s playing Rev. Saul Taylor, father of Melinda Clarke's character, Faith. He was part of Marcus' story, where Marcus was remembering the bombing of a black church when he was a kid. Marcus was treating Faith's blindness and she developed a crush on him, which did not please her racist father. Steve got a prosthetic eye to go undercover as Taylor was running a drug operation.
  16. On April 8. First time I saw John Bolger he was playing Phillip when I started watching the show.
  17. Just got my first Moderna shot this afternoon, at a local pharmacy in Queens, NY. I'm in the 50+ group and was on a wait-list for about 2 weeks. The injection site is a tiny bit sore but not too noticeable. They didn't tell me I had to stay afterwards, I asked them if I should, but they weren't strict about it. But I stayed for about 10 minutes just to be safe. Just put my 88 year-old mom on their waiting list. She was hoping her doctor would have gotten a supply by now but they're not sure how soon it's coming. But either option is close by and would be good for her.
  18. As screwed up as Brenda could be, she was actually a good friend to her girls. Maybe not iconic since it didn't last very long, relatively speaking, but watching Lucy and Dominique become friends was poignant and ended up being very crucial to developing Lucy's character away from selfish villainess mode. They were rivals, in Lucy's mind, as Scotty was in love with Dominique. But Dom was a very good person and that touched Lucy, especially when Dom was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Dom saw the good in Lucy, when most didn't, and they became close friends, with Lucy even carrying thei
  19. I really enjoyed it. Too bad that Fiona's connection had so much trouble. It's nice that Brynn Thayer was able to send a message and sort of represent his time on OLTL. It would have been cool to have incorporated a few more of his OLTL costars, like Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak, but it probably wouldn't have been practical to combine the soaps like that and he did have the longer history with GL. And that video they showed at the end of Zas winning the Emmy is one of the few uploads of mine that I left up on youtube. I don't think I ever got copyright-slammed for anything related to G
  20. GH - I had watched from the first L + L on-the-run-story until some years after the Sonny/Jason-ification of the show, which, on top of the latter-day Cassadine presence that I also could have done without, just finally turned me off. I think I checked back once or twice, during a Nurse's Ball time, Richard Simmons reappeared, Finola and Ian Buchanan were back...but I had no familiarity with the younger crowd and not much interest in catching up on what happened in all those years. DOOL - this is the only other soap left on air that I had watched. My history with it wasn't actually that l
  21. One thing I'm noticing from watching the late 60s episodes of The Doctors is how well the actors either masked using it or rarely seemed to use it. I mean, on top of learning just ordinary conversation lines, they had to sound convincing with all the medical jargon and gravitas. Plus they had the added pressure of getting it right the first time. I mean, you can see all the technical booboos, mics and cameras failing to pull back in time, the actors occasionally making eye contact with the camera, but it's hard to pick out anyone who relied on cue cards so heavily as to be obvious. And the fac
  22. Even the potential appeal/value of cast interviews on the app has diminished with Locher's interviews available for free on youtube. I appreciate what they did in the first place just by offering the show on demand. It just seems they keep doing things sort of half-baked, things left unfinished or neglected, including the general Retro TV site itself. It just makes me confused about how committed and capable they are.
  23. The e-mail does say all available episodes will be there on demand. Maybe I'm wrong but it seems to me that the issues with WTD had more to do with human choices and not so much the platform's performance. The delay of the final years' episodes due the pandemic, the lack of expansion with the originally promised features, the mislabeled episode dates, likely lacking in hoped-for number of subscribers....I think they overestimated the audience that would pay for it. Drawing an audience watching a classic soap on a channel for free vs. paying even a small fee to essentially binge one show (
  24. Got an e-mail today, as a subscriber to the app, that the episodes will soon be moved to another platform called It's Real Good TV. So, basically, The Doctors content won't be its own island soon. I suspected something was afoot as the WTD app seemed neglected on both sides. As cool as it was to be able to have WTD on demand (even with many out-of-sequence episodes), I had my doubts about the sustainability and appeal of a subscriber app devoted to a single series, let alone a soap that many people aren't even aware of. Heck, if GH or DOOL were to put its 1970s episodes on a devoted subscripti
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