Category Archives: Television Legend

Loni Anderson,68, Super Gorgeous {WKRP In Cincinnati} Reunion

Reblogged By: De De Tillman; International Celebrity Blogger

Source:tv.yahoo.com

Posted: Friday June 6, 2014 @ 2:17 a.m PST

 

Loni Anderson is still lookin’ good. In fact, the 68-year-old actress looks like she hasn’t aged a bit since her WKRP days — and she can definitely still pull off a form-fitting dress with her trademark curves. Anderson, who played blonde bombshell radio station receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the ’70s sitcom

https://tv.yahoo.com/photos/wkrp-in-cincinnati-reunion-1401986283-slideshow/

Donna Douglas (Elly May Clampett,The Beverly Hillbillies ) Then & Now

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Source:Wikipedia

Posted: Saturday March 16, 2013 @4:44 a.m PST

 

 

Donna Douglas (born September 26, 1933) Douglas was born Doris Smith in the community of Pride in East Baton Rouge Parish near Zachary in south Louisiana.

The turning point in Douglas’s career came when she was chosen to play the role of the tomboy Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.  She starred on the program for all nine seasons,  The Beverly Hillbillies became the number one show in the United States in its first two years.

Douglas’s first husband was Roland John Bourgeois, Jr. (married 1949, divorced 1954), with whom she had a son, Danny P. Bourgeois (born September 14, 1954).[9] She married Robert M. Leeds (1920–2000), the director of The Beverly Hillbillies, in 1971, and they divorced in 1980.

On June 10, 1993, Douglas and her partner Curt Wilson in Associated Artists Entertainment, Inc., filed a $200 million lawsuit against Disney, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, their production companies, and Creative Artists Agency claiming the film Sister Act was plagiarized from a book A Nun in the Closet owned by the partners. Douglas and Wilson claimed that in 1985 they had developed a screenplay for the book. According to, Wikipedia.

 

DONNA DOUGLAS ON WIKIPEDIA

DONNA DOUGLAS THEN

DONNA DOUGLAS NOW

 

 

 

Suzanne Somers (Three’s Company) At Age 66

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Source:Yahoo-OMG!

Posted:Friday February 1, 2013  @4:34 p.m PST

 

Here is a look at Suzanne Somers (Chrissy, Three’s Company) and as Carol Lambert on Step by Step at age, 66.

 

SUZANNE SOMERS AT AGE 66

Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura) “Motor City Comic Con” In Detroit 5/18-5/20

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Source & Story Credit: The Detroit News – Eric Hendrickson

Source:NNDB

Source:The Washington Post

Photo Credit: newsone.com

Posted: Thursday May 17, 2012 @ 9:32 p.m PST

Updated: Saturday September 8, 2012 @4;40 p.m PST

 

 

 

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. convinced Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura, to stay on the show after its first season.

Luckily for fans, she listened, and now she is one of several TV and movie stars attending this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con, where she’ll appear Saturday and Sunday to sign autographs and meet “Star Trek” fans.

The annual gathering of all things geeky takes place Friday-Sunday at the Suburban Collection Showplace and has dozens of guests, including more than 100 comic book creators from around the world, plus several media stars.

Some of the top names include former Michiganian Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Erin Gray (“Buck Rogers”), Colin Ferguson (“Eureka”) and Billy Dee Williams (“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”). On the comic side, there’s Billy Tucci (“Shi”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Flash: Rebirth”), and Shane and Chris Houghton (“Reed Gunther”).

There will also be lots of comic book and toy sellers, panels, costume contests and charity fundraisers.

We had a chance to speak with Nichols, who got her start as a singer with Duke Ellington and since “Star Trek” has worked with NASA to recruit minority astronauts and appeared on the NBC show “Heroes.”

How does it feel to be part of the “Star Trek” legacy?

In a word, an honor. A man had a dream, and he changed the world. His name was Gene Roddenberry. He brought so many diverse people and negative views into one grand positive. I was very lucky and honored to be chosen to be part of it.

Everybody’s heard the story about how Dr. King asked you to stay on the show …

He didn’t ask me to stay on the show. He commanded me. … Here was this show where not only did we overcome, but we went into the universe as we should be, as equals. Uhura was an integral part of that dream, he said.

Your image was a great example for young girls. Do you think there are any modern actresses who will have as lasting an effect?

I think that it opened the door for young women, especially African-American young women, and that door has never closed. There are these brilliant young black actresses, and to be nominated or win an Academy Award, is no longer a dream. It’s a fact.

How did Zoe Saldana do as Uhura in the J.J. Abrams version?

I thought she was brilliant. When I met her, she was just wonderful. J.J. introduced us on the set. When she saw me she said, “Oh, my god.” We sat there and talked for two hours. She picked my brain, and I praised her beauty. When I saw it, I thought it was spot on.

What’s your favorite convention story?

I don’t know if I have one; there are so many. It’s just fandom in general. I have nothing but the highest regard for “Star Trek” fandom. They come from all walks of life, and that’s what Gene gave to the world — that all walks of life are important. And that’s what makes the world beautiful.

Would you rather have a teleporter that really worked, or a phaser that really worked?

I’d rather have both. They come in handy. … But a teleporter most assuredly, with a phaser on my hip.

Motor City Comic Con

12:30-7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave., Novi

Tickets $10-$50, celebrity autographs extra

NICHELLE NICHOLS