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Friday, May 27, 2016

The Groovy List celebrates Gregory Harrison's 66th birthday

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

1) Groovy 45th President: Hillary Clinton
As George Michael once said, "I gotta have faith" that a majority of Americans will vote for her over Donald Trump this November - and below you can watch her recent appearance on Ellen.

2) Groovy Birthday Gal #1: Marilyn Monroe
The actress, who left us in 1962 at age 36, would have celebrated her 90th birthday on June 1. Below you can watch her in her unfinished final film, Something's Got to Give (1962), with Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse (this remake of 1940's My Favorite Wife was remade in 1963 as Move Over, Darling with Doris Day, James Garner and Polly Bergen).

3) Groovy Birthday Guy: Gregory Harrison
To celebrate the actor's 66th birthday on May 31, below you can watch him in the 1986 Showtime film of the 1953 play, Picnic (with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rue McClanahan), and on the ABC special, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood, which aired on May 18, 1987.

4) Groovy Comedy Sketch: SNL's "Farewell, Mr. Bunting"
Host Fred Armisen stars in this dark spoof of the 1989 Robin Williams film, Dead Poets Society.

5) Groovy Gay Talk Show: The Graham Norton Show
Guests include Jodie Foster (promoting her directorial feature, Money Monster), Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling (promoting their film, The Nice Guys), comedian Greg Davies, and British diving star Tom Daley. The episode also features music from Bright Light Bright Light with Sir Elton John.

6) Groovy Series Finale: Nashville
After four seasons, the ABC musical drama aired its 86th and final episode on May 25 and featured happy endings for almost everyone. #BringBackNashville

7) Groovy Birthday Gal #2: Sally Kellerman
To celebrate Sally's 79th birthday on June 2, below you can watch her in the 1972 comedy, Last of the Red Hot Lovers (with Alan Arkin) and as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on March 6, 1973.

8) Groovy Birthday Gal #3: Idina Menzel
To celebrate Idina's 45th birthday on May 30, below you can watch her and Kristin Chenoweth on Theater Talk in 2003 (begins at 15:00) and her appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on April 30, 2015.

9) Groovy Gorgeous Guy: Saulo Sarmiento
He performs a shirtless aerial pole act on the British TV show, Britain's Got Talent.

10) Groovy Broadway Guy: Christopher Fitzgerald
The Waitress actor, who recently received his third Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, appears on The Broadway Channel's Role Call.

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