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Friday, June 3, 2016

The Groovy List celebrates Anderson Cooper's 49th 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
She earned rave reviews for her June 2nd speech on foreign policy and Donald Trump.

2) Groovy Birthday Gal #1: Rosalind Russell
The actress, who left us in 1976 at age 69, was born on June 4, 1907. Below you can watch her as the Mystery Guest on What's My Line? on January 4, 1953 (beginning at 16:31).

3) Groovy Birthday Gal #2: Joan Rivers
The comedian, who left us in 2014 at age 81, would have celebrated her 83rd birthday on June 8. Below you can watch her as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on May 20, 1975, and in two 2013 interviews on Show People with Paul Wontorek and Theater Talk (in which she reviews the Broadway season with fellow critics Ben Brantley of The New York Times and Peter Marks of The Washington Post).

4) Groovy Birthday Guy #1: Anderson Cooper
To celebrate the TV journalist's 49th birthday today, below you can watch him as a substitute anchor on ABC's World News Now in 1999 with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and comedian Barry Mitchell.

5) Groovy Birthday Guy #2: Harvey Fierstein
To celebrate the Tony Award-winning actor's 62nd birthday on June 6, below you can watch Barbara Walters interview him on ABC's 20/20 in 1983.

6) Groovy Birthday Guy #3: Robert Preston
The actor, who left us in 1987 at age 68, would have celebrated his 98th birthday on June 8. Below you can watch him as the Mystery Guest in two episodes of What's My Line? on March 3, 1963 (beginning at 15:26), and March 13, 1966 (18:28).

7) Groovy Birthday Gal #3: Sandra Bernhard
To celebrate Sandra's 61st birthday on June 6, below you can watch her sing "Me and Mrs. Jones" in her 1990 film, Without You I'm Nothing, and serenade Boy George on her A&E talk show, The Sandra Bernhard Experience, on August 28, 2001.

8) Groovy Broadway Gals
The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 Tony Awards Roundtable includes THR's Awards Analyst Scott Feinberg and actresses Laura Benanti (She Loves Me), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Megan Hilty (Noises Off), Jessica Lange (Long Day's Journey Into Night), Jessie Mueller (Waitress), Lupita Nyong'o (Eclipsed) and Michelle Williams (Blackbird).

9) Groovy Broadway Guys
The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 Tony Awards Roundtable includes THR's Awards Analyst Scott Feinberg and actors Reed Birney (The Humans), Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof), Gabriel Byrne (Long Day's Journey Into Night), Jeff Daniels (Blackbird), Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton).

10) Groovy Underwear
In the Season 3 premiere of Boxers or Briefs?, Kevin Spencer, the Style Reporter for The Underwear Expert, interviews two shirtless Parkour Athletes.


joel65913 said...

That What's My Line clip of Rosalind Russell's appearance as the Mystery Guest is so great! One of the very best the show had right up there with June Havoc, Ann Sheridan and Johnny Olsen's spots.

Marc Harshbarger said...

Glad you enjoyed Ms. Russell's WML clip, Joel!