Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a...
Book reflects on Rock Hudson’s stardom, closeted love life
"All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson" (Harper), by Mark Griffin
Had Rock Hudson not died of AIDS in 1985, he might be best remembered as the most successful of the postwar male stars who got into the movies solely on their looks. He remained on the screen for decades because of a likability that can't be learned or manufactured.
"Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film" (St. Martin's Press), by Don Graham
Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on ‘Peyton Place,’ has died
DALLAS (AP) — Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap "Peyton Place," died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93.
Malone died in an assisted living center from natural causes days before her 94th birthday, said her daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten.
Today in History for October 2nd
Poetry is often associated with romance, red roses and honey bees buzzing in the air. In Shakespeare’s case, Romeo crept along the balcony, serenading Juliet with flirtatious compliments and whimsical words to express his deepest feelings for her. “What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”
"Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon" (Dey Street), by Marc Eliot
Talk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing nude for art classes to pay his rent in New York. Thirteen years later, he was posing with an Academy Award for "Ben-Hur" (1959), in which he played a man twice saved by Christ.
PERRY: Women who push back at sexual predators like Trump are not bitches
Thanks to Donald Trump and a boatload of downstream political dudes, we now know it really does suck to be an American woman.
Not so long ago, a more polite yet misogynistic society referred to Trump’s penchant for accosting women as the boorish behavior of a “masher.” It was something Doris Day might breathlessly have said in a powder-blue suit while starring with Rock Hudson. Often forgotten and forgiven, it’s just as a guy thing.
Patricia Barry, daytime TV and film actress, dies at 93
NEW YORK (AP) — Patricia Barry, a mainstay of daytime television who appeared on "Days of Our Lives," ''Guiding Light" and "All My Children," has died. She was 93.
Barry died at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, a publicist for the actress said Wednesday. The Iowa-born Barry amassed more than 100 appearances in TV, film and theater.