Category Archives: 70s Celebrities

Partridge Family’s Dave Madden: A 1970s Video Remembrance

I’m saddened to hear that today, in addition to losing Russell Johnson, the Professor on Gilligan’s Island, one of my favorite 70s TV personalities, Dave Madden has also died. Madden came to prominence in the 1960s on TV’s Camp Runamuck … Continue reading

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Jerry Seinfeld: Comedy clips from the late 1970s

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld‘s popularity exploded in the 1980s and 90s but the man was performing on television (and in night clubs) as early as the 1970s. Here’s two brief clips featuring Jerry making with the jokes while still in his … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Pryor

Comedian, actor and social commentator Richard Pryor would have been 72 years old today. The sorely missed, boundary-pushing funnyman was born December 1st, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois. Let’s celebrate Pryor, who appeared on TV and in film throughout the 1970s, … Continue reading

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Larry Hagman has died: A 70s video remembrance

As you have likely heard by now – actor Larry Hagman passed away on Friday. 1970s-era fans will best remember Hagman as Major Anthony Nelson on reruns of I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970) and as J.R. on nighttime soap, Dallas … Continue reading

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Shazam!’: Michael Gray Interviewed, promo video

I reported the other day on the impending release of the Shazam! complete series DVD collection from Warner Brothers. Well, the disc is out now and series star Michael Gray (Billy Batson) has been doing some promotion this past week. … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) Birthday, Steve Martin

It has just come to my attention that yesterday was Steve Martin’s 67th birthday. Let’s celebrate the beloved actor/writer/comedian/musician by viewing a clip from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson which originally aired on November 21st, 1978. Happy Birthday, Steve … Continue reading

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