Friday, April 29, 2016
The Groovy List #12 starring Zac Efron
The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended videos featuring pop culture and gorgeous guys:
1) Groovy TV Flashback: Ellen Comes Out
On April 30, 1997, Ellen Morgan (played by Ellen DeGeneres) came out as a lesbian in "The Puppy Episode", a two-part episode of the ABC sitcom, Ellen.
2) Groovy Birthday Gal #1: Christine Baranski
To celebrate Christine's 64th birthday on May 2, below you can watch her sing "Hot for Howdy" and "A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing" (with Martin Short in a 1997 Encores! production of Promises, Promises). She and her Good Wife co-stars Julianna Margulies and Matt Czuchry were also recent guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
3) Groovy Broadway Guys #1: Max von Essen and Brandon Uranowitz
The two actors from An American in Paris sing "Turn It Off, Seriously" during the 30th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition (and they won Best Bonnet).
4) Groovy Birthday Gal #2: Audrey Hepburn
The Academy Award-winning actress, who left us in 1993, would have celebrated her 87th birthday on May 4. Below you can watch her in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and in a 1990 interview on AMC's Reflections on the Silver Screen.
5) Groovy Gorgeous Guy: Zac Efron
The hunky actor gets oiled up in a scene from the film, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which will be released on May 20.
6) Groovy Athlete: Louis Boniface
The slackliner shows off his amazing athletic prowess in the short film, Headway.
7) Groovy Birthday Gal #3: Cloris Leachman
To celebrate Cloris's 90th birthday on April 30, below you can watch her as a guest on The Tonight Show on May 27, 1975, and on August 6, 1984 (with host Joan Rivers). I've also included her performance of "Adelaide's Lament" from Guys and Dolls on Perfectly Frank, a 1982 Showtime tribute to composer Frank Loesser.
8) Groovy Birthday Gal #4: Joanna Lumley
To celebrate Joanna's 70th birthday on May 1, below you can watch her in a 1968 interview (when she was a model) and in the trailer for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which will be released in the UK on July 1 and in the US on July 22.
9) Groovy Broadway Guy #2: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
The Modern Family actor, who is currently starring in Fully Committed, is a guest on The Broadway Channel's Show People with Paul Wontorek.
10) Groovy Birthday Gal #5: Eve Arden
The Emmy Award-winning actress, who left us in 1990 at age 82, was born on April 30, 1908. Below you can watch her in a trailer for the 1956 feature film, Our Miss Brooks (based on her CBS sitcom), and in a 1985 Hour Magazine interview (featuring her Brooks co-star Richard Crenna).