Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Lesley Gore – The Teenage Voice of Heartbreak

Once dubbed in the early sixties as the Queen of Teen Angst, Lesley Gore lost her battle with lung cancer Monday, February 16 at the age of sixty-eight.

Throwback Thursday: Raquel Welch – Ageless Beauty

Her lines in One Million Years B.C. were as skimpy as her doeskin costume, but Raquel Welch’s role in the 1966 film propelled the young woman into megastardom, launching a long career built on a foundation of allure and sex appeal.

Throwback Thursday: Diana Ross Reigns Supreme, Then and Now

In 1976 Billboard magazine named Diana Ross the female entertainer of the century, and even today few would argue with the distinction. Between her work with The Supremes and as a solo artist, Diana Ross has eighteen No. 1 hit songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, tying her with Mariah Carey as most successful female vocal artist in history.

Throwback Thursday: Lucille Ball – Legacy after Laughter

  Lucille Ball reigned as the queen comedienne of sitcom television in the 1950s and earned thirteen Emmy nominations, winning four of the prestigious awards over the course of her long career. She famously pushed boundaries with an interracial marriage that would come to charm millions of Americans. Ball was …

Throwback Thursday: Ingrid Bergman – The Swedish Jewel of American Cinema

Ingrid Bergman is one of the greatest dramatic actresses of all time. For stellar performances she has garnered three Oscars (second only to Katharine Hepburn, who won four during her lifetime), five Golden Globes, two Emmys, and a Tony.

Throwback Thursday: Shirley MacLaine’s Flair for the Dramatic

From her parents, one a former actress and the other a professor of psychology and philosophy, Shirley MacLaine inherited a flair for the dramatic and a spiritual and intellectual curiosity that would set her apart from her peers.

Throwback Thursday: Dina Merrill – Beyond the Billions

Like the Princess of Monaco, Dina is a beautiful, blue-eyed blonde—and “ladylike,” a term which Hollywood does not apply to all its feminine stars. The fans don’t ask Miss Merrill for photographs. They ask for money. — The Palm Beach Post Jul 12, 1959 Dina Merrill has always been more …

Throwback Thursday: Natalie Wood – A Hollywood Enigma

  Natalie Wood spent most of her life in front of the lens, starting her first film at the age of four. Her mother was obsessed with making Natalie a star and moved the entire family to Los Angeles to focus on the child’s career. This dedication paid off when …

Throwback Thursday: Tippi Hedren – From Hitchcock’s Grasp to the Lion’s Den

  Tippi Hedren is of Midwestern roots, and at the age of 20 she bought a train ticket to New York and began a professional modeling career. Tippi was a rising star in print and television advertisements, and one day, a Hollywood agent requested that she fly to L.A. and …

Throwback Thursday: Hedy Lamarr – Actress, Inventor and Runaway Bride

Hedy Lamarr, originally from Austria, became an international actress and invented frequency-hopping, which became the forerunner to modern Bluetooth technology.