Happy Belated 66th Birthday, Rick Springfield!

The rocker/actor turned 66 years old on Sunday! Hope you had a great day, Rick! Currently, Rick is appearing with Meryl Streep in “Ricki and The Flash” in movie theaters right now. Also, he’s been on the TV series True Detective.

Rest in Peace, Melody Patterson! (April 16, 1949 – August 20, 2015)

What a sad weekend I had! I went to Coolidge Corner in Brookline to see “Amy” the documentary about singer Amy Winehouse. I get home and get on Facebook where I learned about the passing of Melody Patterson who played Wrangler Jane of the 1960s sitcom F Troop. She was in a nursing home and died of multiple organ failure. Her F Troop co-star Larry Storch who played Corporal Agarn broke the bad news on Friday night via his Facebook page.

F Troop Actress Melody Patterson Dies at 66

I feel very sad to hear this because I met her a couple of times during the 1990s at conventions.

Melody was 15 years old when she auditioned for the Wrangler Jane role on F Troop. When the series started filming their first season, she told them that she just turned 16 years old. That really freaked out the producers!

She once guest starred on The Monkees TV Show during the 1960s and was married to Hawaii Five-O’s James MacArthur during the 1970s.

RIP, Yvonne Craig(May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015)!

Very sad news! Earlier this week, actress Yvonne Craig who played Batgirl in the 1960s Batman TV show has died after a 2-year battle with breast cancer. She appeared on many TV shows and movies throughout her career as an actress. She even did two movies with Elvis Presley.

I had the pleasure of meeting her and Adam West (Batman) at the Megafest in November 2002 outside of Boston. She’ll be missed.

I recommend that you check out her memoir: From Ballet to Batcave and Beyond. A great read!

There is a statement from her family on her website:

A Word from Yvonne Craig’s Family

Yvonne Craig’s Official Obituary

Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar!

TV’s Catwoman celebrated her 82nd birthday yesterday. Hope you had a great day, Julie! She appeared on the 1960s Batman show as the Catwoman, queen of crime. She was always flirting with Batman (Adam West).

Catwoman and her Pussycat (Leslie Gore) make Robin into a bad guy

Catwoman wants to shoot Batman but doesn’t want to

Catwoman plans the Purrfect crime

Remembering Elvis!

It was 38 years ago yesterday (I was sick last night so I couldn’t do it until now) that Elvis Presley died at his home in Memphis, TN. Greatly missed by many! His legend only gets bigger every year.

I feel devastated when I heard the news today. The Muppets are returning to TV this fall on ABC. Miss Piggy and Kermit the frog have now broken up. :-(

Read all about it in this USA Today article.

Miss Piggy and Kermit Break Up Ahead of New ABC Muppets Show

A Stoned Day

Happy 72nd Birthday, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones!

Hope you had a great day!


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