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Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

1) Groovy Guy: David Ogden Stiers
The actor, who died March 3 at age 75, was best known for his 1977-83 role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on the CBS series, M*A*S*H, which earned him two Emmy Award nominations. Other television credits include the second season of the CBS sitcom, Doc (1976), the 1984 NBC miniseries, The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (which earned him a third Emmy nomination), the 1985 ABC miniseries, North and South (and its 1986 sequel), the first season of the ABC sitcom, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998), the 1999-2000 CBS sitcom, Love & Money (as Swoosie Kurtz's husband), and the recurring role of Reverend Purdy on the 2002-07 USA Network series, The Dead Zone.

He also appeared in many films, including Drive, He Said (1971), Oh, God! (1977), The Cheap Detective (1978), Magic (1978), Better Off Dead (1985), Creator (1985), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Another Woman (1988), Beauty and the Beast (1991) as the voice of Cogsworth, Doc Hollywood (1991), Shadows and Fog (1991), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Pocahontas (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Meet Wally Sparks (1997), Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), Tomcats (2001), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), The Majestic (2001) and Lilo & Stitch (2002).

Stiers appeared on Broadway in the musicals, The Magic Show (1974) and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (2009-10). He spent his later years as the resident conductor of the Newport (Oregon) Symphony Orchestra. And in 2009, he publicly revealed that he was gay.

Below you can watch Stiers in the 1981 documentary, Making M*A*S*H, at a 1983 press conference (after the final scene of M*A*S*H was filmed), and on the 1974 Broadway cast recording of The Magic Show.

2) Groovy Duo: Reese Witherspoon and Adam Rippon
The actress (promoting her new film, A Wrinkle in Time) and the Olympic medalist are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She also appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers, while he is a guest on AOL's BUILD Series.

3) Groovy Duo: Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber
The stars of the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! are guests on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

4) Groovy Gal: Kathy Griffin
The comedian discusses her time in exile and her return to the stage on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.

5) Groovy Gal: Helen Mirren
The actress promotes her new film, The Leisure Seeker, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

6) Groovy Gal: Laura Benanti
The actress returns to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as First Lady Melanie Trump.

7) Groovy Guy: Justin Hartley
The actor (NBC's This Is Us) is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

8) Groovy Guy: Nathan Lane
The actor, who is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Angels in America, is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

9) Groovy Guy: Randy Rainbow
He performs his latest song parody, "KIDS!"

10) Groovy Cast: Love, Simon
Director Greg Berlanti and cast members Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford and Alexandra Shipp discuss their new film, Love, Simon (which will be released on March 16), on AOL's BUILD Series.

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