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Well, Hello, Dolly!

Dolly Parton: Here I Am (2019) To celebrate Dolly’s 50th anniversary of her association with the Grand Ole Opry, the BBC produced this documentary. (And for those who wondered why Kylie Minogue was featured, she is very popular in the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Performance of Her Life

Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) You might think I’m referencing Ms Hayward‘s Oscar winning performance in “I Want To Live!” but I’m not: instead it was her fight against cancer that she took on, late in … Continue reading

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“America’s Sweetheart” was Actually Canadian

Mary Pickford (Gladys Louise Smith) April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979 You might call this inspired, you might not, but I was thinking about one of the most famous women of the 20th century, and this lovely lady suggested … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to be Smart to Gain Wisdom

Astrology For Dummies (2nd Edition) Thank you, Ian, for sharing this one with me. When you first brought it to my attention as an extended summary of the Sun sign personalities, I wondered who the author was. Now I know: … Continue reading

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Gemini Rising: You Say Yes, I Say No (Hello, Goodbye)

Naya Rivera (January 12, 1987 – July 8, 2020) Naya’s name always struck me as strange. The Na says no, the Ya says yes. Turns out that it may be a Somali interjection to get the attention of a girl. … Continue reading

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A Belgian Waif Steals the World’s Heart

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Although she was 31 years old during the filming of this quirky tale, Audrey Hepburn had the corner on young ingénues. She also had the perfect model’s body for the early 60’s. Edith … Continue reading

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It Took 50 Years to Happen Again

Diahann Carroll as Julia (1968) Julia was a breakout television role for Diahann Carroll who was a model and movie actress in the 50’s and 60’s. The television show was also considered a breakthrough for having a female actress of … Continue reading

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Sandra Oh: Canadian Icon

Receiving Governor General’s Award She’s been in the public’s eye since getting a role on Grey’s Anatomy all those years ago. Now she’s winning awards for her TV performance on Killing Eve. This weekend, Canada’s Governor General presented her with a Performing … Continue reading

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My Favourite Vancouver Actress

Nicola Cavendish It wasn’t impossible to track this name down: I looked up the Vancouver Playhouse history for 1983-4  and there she was, one of the three writers of North Shore Live. When she acted in this production in North Vancouver … Continue reading

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Sharon Tate: an Asteroid in Hollywood

A Star is Born to Die? If it hadn’t been for a special on the Manson Family murders last night, I would probably have not thought of doing this birth chart. But I’m glad I did. What really intrigued me … Continue reading

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