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BIONIC DISCO: 1970s CELEBRITIES

From Farrah Fawcett to Charo. Harvey Korman to Joey Heatherton. Henry Winkler to Robert De Niro. Redd Foxx to Charles Nelson Reilly – they’re all part of the eclectic assortment of superstars that enraptured the public in the 1970s.

If you didn’t have a Farrah poster on the wall, a Sammy Davis 8-track in your car or a Fonzie lunch box on the school grounds – you simply weren’t enjoying life to its fullest.
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Jerry Seinfeld: Comedy clips from the late 1970s – “Jerry’s first national TV gig.”

Happy Birthday, Richard Pryor – “A clip from his NBC TV special from May of 1977.”

Larry Hagman has died: A 70s video remembrance – “1970s-era fans will best remember Hagman as Major Anthony Nelson and as J.R.”

Shazam!’: Michael Gray Interviewed, promo video – “A short new interview with Gray.”

Remembering Elvis Presley on the 35th anniversary of his death – “Vegas show, Aug.’70.”

Happy (belated) Birthday, Steve Martin – “Clip from the Tonight Show, November 21st, 1978.”

A Bruce Lee Moment: Destroying O’Hara – “A glorious moment from ’73′s Enter the Dragon.”

Welcome Back, Kotter’s Ron Palillo has died – “Palillo died today at the age of 63.”

Babes of the 1970s: Manly males – “20 ‘hunky’ entertainers we found enticing in the years 1970 through ’79.”

Babes of the 1970s: Lovely ladies – “20 lovely and luscious female entertainers we found enticing and exciting in the years 1970 through 1979.”

Passings: Sherman Hensley, Tom Davis, Ginny Tyler, Simon Ward, Frank Pierson, Chad Everett – “Six actors and writers have died over the past few days that we should remember…”

A quartet of passings: Richard Zanuck, William Asher, Donald Sobol, Jon Lord – ” Director William Asher, producer Richard Zanuck, author Donald J. Sobol & Deep Purple’s Jon Lord.”

Ernest Borgnine has died, 1970s work remembered – “Borgnine worked actively in the 1970s…a few appearances you may remember.”

Andy Griffith has died, 1970s work remembered – “Let’s enjoy a few 1970s-era clips.”

Richard Dawson has died, a video remembrance – “Emmy-award-winning game show host, Richard Dawson, has died, aged 79.”

Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb has died – “Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died today, aged 62.”

Donna Summer has died, a video to remember – “Donna Summer, queen of 1970s disco and 80s pop, has died at age 63.”

Images of Evel: Knievel Photos & Video – “Evel images and a video from his official site.”

People Magazine: Steve Martin, May, 1978 – “The May 1st, 1978 issue of People Magazine featured a cover story on comedian Steve Martin.”

The Monkees’ Davy Jones has died – “Davy Jones of famed rock band and TV show, The Monkees, has died, aged 66.”

In celebration of Don Knotts – “In remembrance of the man, let’s take a look at two of the film roles he played in the 1970s.”

A tribute: Soul Train’s Don Cornelius has died – “In tribute to the man who brought us such great music we present a clip of Soul Train.”

Robert Hegyes has died: Epstein of Welcome Back, Kotter – “Hegyes…said he modeled the character of Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein after Chico Marx.”

Steve Jobs, Atari Employee (1974) – “Jobs, who passed away last week at age 56, worked as a technician for Atari in Los Gatos, CA after dropping out of college in 1974.”

The Greg Brady Project and the Brady Brunch – “Actor Barry Williams of The Brady Bunch returned to the Yakov Smirnoff Theatre in Branson, Missouri today to begin a series of multi-media variety performances entitled ‘Brady Brunch.’”

Florence Henderson: Mrs. Brady’s Book – “Florence Henderson, best known for portraying Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969-1974,) published her autobiography last week.”

Henry Winkler Receives OBE From the Queen – “Henry Winkler, best known for playing The Fonz on TV’s Happy Days, has been appointed OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England.”

People Feb 06, 1978: Bee Gees ‘Stayin’ Alive’ – “The cover story focuses on the Saturday Night Fever explosion, mentions the Bee Gees’ upcoming Sgt. Pepper’s film and follows Barry and Maurice to their new homes in Florida.”

Getting to Know Lucille Ball in 1977 – “Taylor Negron’s personal memories of getting to know Lucy back in 1977.”

Bubba Smith Dies – “After leaving the game, Smith appeared on 70s TV shows such as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (’78), Good Times (’78) and Charlie’s Angels (’79). Many more will remember Bubba Smith from his long-running stint pitching Miller Light.”

July 12, 1971: Elliot Gould & Barbra Streisand’s Quickie Divorce – “40 years ago Time Magazine reported on the quickie divorce of Elliot Gould and Barbara Streisand in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on July 9th, 1971.”

Betty Ford Has Died – “Betty Ford was well-liked by the 70′s public who admired her candid, public mentions of her family’s trails and tribulations, support of women’s rights and her populist overtures, such as the wearing of a trendy Mood Ring and chattering on a CB radio.”

Farrah Fawcett & Lee Majors Star in ‘Jogging ’77′ – “Jogging became a bone fide craze in the late 1970s and Hollywood celebrity couple Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man) and Farrah Fawcett (Charlie’s Angels) spoke about their favorite form of exercise in the July 4th, 1977 issue of People Magazine.”

Peter Falk, TV’s “Columbo” Has Died – “Mr. Falk first appeared as Columbo in the 1968 TV movie “Prescription: Murder,” followed by another TV movie “Ransom For a Dead Man” in 1971.”

People Magazine Jan 30, 1978: James at 15 Loses His Virginity – “This issue of People focuses on the upcoming ‘controversial’ episode in which James, turning 16, loses his virginity to a hot Swedish exchange student.”

People Magazine Jan 30, 1978: Lenny & Squiggy – “Let’s take a look at the issue which featured the cast of TV’s Laverne and Shirley on the cover. Specifically, Lenny and Squiggy aka actors Michael McKean and David Lander are in the spotlight.”

Evel Soars on Harley ’75 – “Here’s a totally radical magazine ad for you from 1975. Evel Knievel for Harley-Davidson – featuring “Knievel’s own XR-750″”

Jeff Conaway Passes – “Jeff Conaway, best known to 70s fans as Kenickie in “Grease” and Bobby Wheeler on “Taxi”, has passed away at the age of 60.”

70s Celebs: Flip Wilson – “In 1970 Flip scored a Grammy Award for his comedy album The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress and launched ‘The Flip Wilson Show’ on NBC. The hour-long variety show was a break-out success, airing from September 17, 1970 until June 27, 1974, leading Time magazine to place Flip on its cover and dub him ‘TV’s First Black Superstar.’ ”

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