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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Remembering Diahann Carroll 1935 - 2019

The actress, who died Friday at age 84, won a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star (Female) for her 1968-71 NBC sitcom, Julia, which was the first television series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. In 1962, Carroll became the first black woman to win a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for No Strings, and she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1974 film, Claudine. Below I've selected some videos to celebrate her life and career.

Carroll was starring in the Broadway musical, House of Flowers, when she sang a song from the show ("A Sleepin' Bee") on NBC's Coke Time with Eddie Fisher on April 13, 1955.

She appeared in the 1961 film, Goodbye Again, with Anthony Perkins and Ingrid Bergman.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Battle of the Broadway Stars #61: 1978-79 Season

The following stars of the 1982-83 Broadway season (from the 60th Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Kathy Bates ('night, Mother)
Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs)
Betty Buckley (Cats)
Richard Burton (Private Lives)
Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy)
Peter Gallagher (A Doll's Life)
Estelle Getty (Torch Song Trilogy)
Deborah Harry (Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap)
Judith Ivey (Steaming)
Angela Lansbury (A Little Family Business)
Terrence V. Mann (Cats)
Chita Rivera (Merlin)
Elizabeth Taylor (Private Lives)
Tommy Tune (My One And Only)
Twiggy (My One And Only)
Holly Woodlawn (The Ritz)

Now on to our 61st battle, which takes us back to the 1978-79 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage - except for David Bowie, whom I forgot to include in the 1980-81 season when he starred in The Elephant Man:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

#38: Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 2015

The following songs from 1971 (from the 37th Groovy Music Playlist) will be moving on to Round 2:

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - Joan Baez
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" - Bee Gees
"Rainy Days and Mondays" - Carpenters
"Superstar" - Carpenters
"Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" - Cher
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" - John Denver
"What's Going On" - Marvin Gaye
"Let's Stay Together" - Al Green
"Me and Bobby McGee" - Janis Joplin
"I Feel the Earth Move" - Carole King
"It's Too Late" - Carole King
"Imagine" - John Lennon
"If You Could Read My Mind" - Gordon Lightfoot
"Anticipation" - Carly Simon
"That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" - Carly Simon
"Maggie May" - Rod Stewart
"You've Got a Friend" - James Taylor
"Proud Mary" - Ike & Tina Turner
"Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin

Now let's go back to 2015 when the following 75 songs were released (you can choose up to 20 of your favorites):

1) "Hello" - Adele