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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Groovy List strips down with Pietro Boselli and Sterling K. Brown

The Groovy List is a weekly roundup of groovy gay pop culture:

1) Groovy Gal: Anne Jeffreys
The actress, who died Wednesday at age 94, was best known for her roles as ghost Marion Kerby in the 1953-55 CBS sitcom, Topper (opposite her husband of 55 years, actor Robert Sterling), and as wealthy socialite Amanda Barrington in the ABC soap operas, General Hospital (1984-2004) and Port Charles (1999-2003). Other television credits include Love That Jill (1958), Bright Promise (1969), The Delphi Bureau (1972-73) - for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Actress in a Drama, Falcon Crest (1982-83), Finder of Lost Loves (1984-85) and Baywatch (1993-98) as David Hasselhoff's mother. Her film credits include I Married an Angel (1942), Step Lively (1944), Dillinger (1945), Zombies on Broadway (1945), Dick Tracy (1945)  and Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) as Tess Trueheart, Boys' Night Out (1962), Panic in the City (1968) and Clifford (1994). And she starred in four Broadway productions - Street Scene (1947), My Romance (1948-49), Kiss Me, Kate (1950-51) and Three Wishes for Jamie (1952).

Below you can watch Anne Jeffreys in Step Lively (with Frank Sinatra), the first episode of Topper, What's My Line? (with husband Robert Sterling) on July 28, 1957, General Hospital (1984) and Vicki! (with host Vicki Lawrence and guests Dina Merrill, Frances Bergen and Ann Blyth) on July 13, 1993.

2) Groovy Guy: Monty Hall
The game show host and producer, who died today at age 96, was best known as the host and co-creator of Let's Make a Deal, which aired on NBC (1963–68, 1990-91, 2003), ABC (1968–76), in syndication (1971–77, 1980–81, 1984–86) and CBS since 2009 (with host Wayne Brady). Hall also co-created Split Second, which aired on ABC (1972-75) with host Tom Kennedy and in syndication (1986-87) with Hall as the host. He was also the host of CBS's Video Village (1960-62) and its spin-off, Video Village Junior (1961-62), CBS's All-New Beat the Clock (1979-80) and two shows he co-created - NBC's It's Anybody's Guess (1977) and the 1983-84 Canadian game show, The Joke's on Us. Other game shows that Hall created with his business partner, Stefan Hatos, include NBC's Chain Letter (1966), a syndicated revival of Masquerade Party (1974-75) and NBC's Three for the Money (1975). He was also the executive producer of the 1976-77 NBC sitcom, The McLean Stevenson Show.

Hall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1973 and a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. He is survived by his three children, including the Tony Award-winning actress Joanna Gleason. Below you can watch Monty Hall in the 1963 pilot episode of Let's Make a Deal, a 1969 episode of the ABC sitcom, That Girl (in which he plays a dentist), and a 1974 episode of the CBS game show, Tattletales (with his wife of 69 years, Emmy Award-winning TV producer Marilyn Hall, who died in June 2017).

3) Groovy Gal: Jane Fonda
The Academy Award-winning actress, whose new film, Our Souls at Night, was released yesterday, is a guest on Ellen.

4) Groovy Gal: Madonna
She is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

5) Groovy Guy: Sterling K. Brown
The Emmy Award-winning actor (This Is Us) is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

6) Groovy Duo: Sterling K. Brown and Sean Hayes
The Emmy Award-winning actors are guests on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

7) Groovy Cast: Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia of This Is Us
They are guests on Ellen (and Mr. Brown removes his shirt).

8) Groovy Guy: Randy Rainbow
He performs his latest song parody, "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea?"

9) Groovy Guy: Pietro Boselli
He stars in NYC Suit Laundry, a video directed by Giampaolo Sgura. You can follow Mr. Boselli on Instagram.

10) Groovy Web Series: Where the Bears Are
The sixth season of this award-winning gay comedy mystery web series continues as Winters dons roller skates while Martinez and Coley pose as overprotective gay parents in order to carry out a sting operation in a public park. To catch up on the series, go to You can also follow the Bears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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