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Friday, December 9, 2016

The Groovy List celebrates Kirk Douglas's 100th birthday

The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended videos featuring pop culture and gorgeous guys:

1) Groovy Birthday Guy: Kirk Douglas
To celebrate Mr. Douglas's 100th birthday today, below you can watch him as the Mystery Guest on What's My Line (December 30, 11953) and as a guest on The Dick Cavett Show (June 29, 1971) and Late Night with David Letterman (September 15, 1986).

2) Groovy Actress: Margaret Whitton
Ms. Whitton, who died on November 30 at age 67, starred in four television series - Hometown (1985 CBS dramedy), A Fine Romance (1989 ABC comedy-drama), Good & Evil (1991 ABC sitcom ) and Cutters (1993 CBS sitcom). Her feature film credits include The Best of Times (1986), 9½ Weeks (1986), The Secret of My Success (1987), Ironweed (1987), Major League (1989), The Man Without a Face (1993) and Major League II (1994). Below you can watch her in The Secret of My Success (with Michael J. Fox) and Good & Evil (as Teri Garr's sister).

3) Groovy Actress: Alice Drummond
Ms. Drummond, who died on November 30 at age 88, received a 1970 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Chinese and Dr. Fish. She also appeared on the daytime soap operas, Dark Shadows (1967) and Where the Heart Is (1971-73), and in three CBS sitcoms - Park Place (1981), Lenny (1990-91) and Frannie's Turn (1992). Her feature film credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Ghostbusters (1984) as the librarian, Awakenings (1990), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1992), Jeffrey (1995), To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995), In & Out (1997) and Doubt (2008).

4) Groovy Gal: Jennifer Hudson in Hairspray Live!
I enjoyed NBC's live musical adaptation - especially Ms. Hudson's wonderful performance as Motormouth Maybelle (I also look forward to next December's Bye Bye Birdie with Jennifer Lopez).

5) Groovy Gal: Madonna
She joins The Late Late Show's James Corden for some Carpool Karaoke.

6) Groovy Guy: Ryan Gosling
The actor, whose new film, La La Land, opens today (with a wide release on December 16), is a guest on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

7) Groovy Guy: Jake Gyllenhaal
The actor promotes his new film, Nocturnal Animals, on Conan.

8) Groovy Guy: Milo Ventimiglia
The actor, who is currently starring in NBC's This Is Us, is a guest on Ellen.

9) Groovy Guy: Nick Adams
The hunky actor joins The Skivvies at Joe's Pub to perform a medley about an elf in Santa's workshop.

10) Groovy Comedy Sketch: "The Hunt for Hil"
The Saturday Night Live sketch features two investigators (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney) searching for Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) in the woods of Chappaqua.

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