Who Was The REAL John Wayne?

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Living up to the name John Wayne must have been tough for the man. After all, he was a huge star playing in 169 movies in his lifetime. Many celebrities must have it hard to live up to the persona they have to live up to, to keep their name in good shape. Not only […]

Amazing Facts and Fun Trivia About Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove was a television miniseries that aired in 1989. It was a western television series about two cattle ranchers who have at first decided to retire on a ranch in Lonesome Dove, Texas. However, a friend of theirs pops into town and tells them all about the ranching opportunities in Montana. Because this gets […]

Really Cool Facts About Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is a fictional character brought to life by the comic books published by DC Comics. She is a super-heroine, a warrior princess born and living in the Amazons. She was made from clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta and brought to life by the Greek Gods. The writer who created her in these […]

A Farewell to Mike

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Before we plow ahead into the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad, it seems like a good time to pause and say a fond farewell to a character who will not be continuing with us. I’m referring, of course, to clean-up expert, hired gun, and business advisor Mike Ehrmantraut, whose exit at the end of […]

Signed Fatally Yours: Barnabas-Josette-Angelique

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As soap operas go, we can expect to see a super couple emerge or a couple with “Romeo and Juliet” syndrome who are doomed to be apart…you know, that old chestnut. With Dark Shadows we have that and more in the form of Barnabas and Josette. These lovers were happy until the day love spurned […]

Life After Collinwood

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Actors all dream of making it big in their chosen media, be it small screen or big screen. Dark Shadows sparked or elevated the careers of the actors on this cult series. Success for Kate Jackson was explosive. Her appearance as Quentin’s love Daphne Harridge on Dark Shadows, introduced us to this young beauty. As […]

Why We Relate To The Collins Family

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Every family has a blacksheep in it, a kooky aunt, crazy cousin or slacker brother. The Collins family of Collinsport, Main are no exception. The quintessential dysfunctional family, part of the allure to this Dark Shadows clan, is that fans can relate to the dynamics and undercurrents of their relationships. Consider Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and […]

Raymond Burr As Perry Mason

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Raymond Burr was a Canadian born actor probably best known for his TV roles in Perry Mason and Ironsides. In 1959 and 1961 he won Emmy Awards for his role as Perry Mason.  For his role in Ironsides he was nominated for the Emmy Awards six times and for the Golden Globe Award twice. Raymond […]

A Girl Named Pippi Longstocking

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A young, very strong Swedish girl with sassy red braids sticking out on either side of her head – that’s Pippi Longstocking. Pippi Longstocking is a fictional girl around 9 years old who is beloved by children everywhere. Her father Ephraim Longstocking is the captain of Hoptoad, a sailing ship.  Pippi lives at Villa Villekulla.  […]

Alan Alda A Life And Career

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Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo (better known as Alan Alda) was born January 28, 1936 in the Bronx in New York.  His father was an actor known as Robert Alda. (His birth name was Alphonso Guiseppi Giovanni Roberto D’Abruzzo).  Joan Brown was Alan’s mother.  She was a former showgirl and had once been crowned Miss New York. […]