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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

US songwriter and producer Berry Gordy is 93. He wrote Reet Petite for Jackie Wilson in 1957 and I Want You Back (1969), ABC (1970) and I'll Be There (1970) for The Jackson 5. He worked with the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations amongst many others. He also produced films Lady Sings The Blues (1972, nominated for five Oscars) and martial arts comedy The Last Dragon (1985).



And now he's 94. And Woody Allen and Diane Ladd are 88.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

double post

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Sorry for the post splurge but I'm playing catch up.

And now a real heavyweight joins the list. Ridley Scott celebrated his 86th birthday yesterday.

My Maltese taxi driver told me he's filming Gladiator 2 in Malta at the moment. I didn't see hide nor hair of him sadly!

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2023 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

British actress Susan Engel is 88. She appeared in the BBC's adaptation of A Farewell To Arms in 1966, with Vanessa Redgrave, George Hamilton and Donald Sutherland (now sadly wiped), Charlie Bubbles, with Albert Finney and Liza Minelli (1968), and Damage, with Jeremy Irons (1992),

Here she is in Harold Pinter's Butley, which also starred Alan Bates and Jessica Tandy (1974).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2023 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Indy1981   (Member)

Kathryn Crosby, from The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957) ,The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), and Bing Crosby's husband for 20 years, is 90.



Bing Crosby's husband?!? How progressive!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2023 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Singer and actress Jaye P Morgan is 92. She had her own US TV show in 1956 (The Jaye P. Morgan Show), appeared in Loose Shoes (1980), Night Patrol (1984), and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). She also appeared in Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2023 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I remember watching her as a panelist on various TV game shows. And she guest starred playing herself in one of many memorable episodes of The Odd Couple that spotlighted talented music performers.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2023 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Game show host WInk Martindale celebrates his 90th birthday today.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2023 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I remember him as the host of “Can You Top This?” which had a catchy theme song and just recalled we had a board game at home based on “What’s This Song” with him on the cover. Man oh man he may be the last of the game show hosts left from my youthful days watching TV. There were a lot of them like him, Bill Cullen, Gene Rayburn, Tom Kennedy, Jack Narz and of course Bob Barker.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2023 - 11:45 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I just read the news today that Juanito Castro, Fidel's younger sister, passed away yesterday. It reminded me that Raol Castro is still alive - the last of the siblings, and former president - at 92.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2023 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I remember him as the host of “Can You Top This?” which had a catchy theme song and just recalled we had a board game at home based on “What’s This Song” with him on the cover. Man oh man he may be the last of the game show hosts left from my youthful days watching TV. There were a lot of them like him, Bill Cullen, Gene Rayburn, Tom Kennedy, Jack Narz and of course Bob Barker.

Peter Marshall of "Hollywood Squares" is still with us at 97.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2023 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Vincent Ball turned 100 yesterday. Here he is with his son in law!

https://twitter.com/tristangemmill/status/1731472693390684210?s=61

And Thor has pointed out on the other side that Johnny Pate celebrates his 100th birthday today!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2023 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Norman Lear passes aged 101.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2023 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Max Baer Jr, from The Beverly Hillbillies, turned 86 on Monday. He is the last surviving regular from that series.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2023 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I remember him as the host of “Can You Top This?” which had a catchy theme song and just recalled we had a board game at home based on “What’s This Song” with him on the cover. Man oh man he may be the last of the game show hosts left from my youthful days watching TV. There were a lot of them like him, Bill Cullen, Gene Rayburn, Tom Kennedy, Jack Narz and of course Bob Barker.

Peter Marshall of "Hollywood Squares" is still with us at 97.


He and HS came after the others but hell, I was still youthful just the same!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2023 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Max Baer Jr, from The Beverly Hillbillies, turned 86 on Monday. He is the last surviving regular from that series.



He gave the best wide-eyed enthusiastic dumbass look out of 'em all. Only other one that came close was the guy in the Polaner All Fruit commercial.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2023 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Italian actor Marisa Pavan is 90. Here she is with Tony Curtis in The Midnight Story.



Passed on aged 91.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Ellen Burstyn is 91 today.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

British actress Anne Aubrey is 86. She was only acting on screen for four years - 1957 to 1961 - but then married Derren Nesbitt for 10 years and retired from the industry. In four of her first five films she appeared opposite Anthony Newley (High Flight, Tank Force, The Man Inside and Idle On Parade) and went on to appear in another six with him.

Here she is with Newley in The Bandit Of Zhobe (1959).

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2023 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

US writer, producer and director Bill Persky is 92. With his co-writer Sam Denoff he wrote episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show before they went on to create sitcom That Girl (with list alumni Marlo Thomas) and another sitcom Good Morning World (with list alumni Joby Baker). He went on to direct 100 episodes of sitcom Kate & Allie, and co-wrote Michael Caine film Water (1985).

Here he is on the left at the 1966 Emmy Awards with Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke and Sam Denoff.

 
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