Baby Boomer Television Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on September 27th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I produced The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game – colossal baby boomer TV hits of the 1960s and 70s. My name appeared in the credits but no one recognized me walking down the street. I stepped in front of the camera in 1976 to host my latest creation, which was way ahead of itsRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 5th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  Although I achieved fame and fortune, I had humble beginnings. My parents were Italian immigrants who squeezed out a living at the their “restaurant,” Yocco’s Hot Dogs. I began my career as a engineer in the auto industry but sales and marketing were my forte. I rose quickly through the ranks at Ford whereRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Billie Jean King?

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  With all due modesty, I became such a big baby boomer celebrity, how could I not fade a little after retirement? That moment came later than planned and cast some unwanted limelight. A “palimony” suit filed by a personal secretary in 1981 turned my life on its head. In one fell swoop, I wasRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A Boomer For All Seasons   I’m one of the most significant baby boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later. Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left boomer politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks ofRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 3rd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

My Hollywood mug is as familiar to baby boomers as their grandmother’s. In fact, you’ve probably seen it more than dear old grandmama. But even when you look at me, you still don’t know my name. I’m “oh yeah, that guy…he really gets around…he’s uh…?” I’m what they call in Hollywood a “character actor,” aRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 20th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Hippie,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was the most outrageous and stoned writer of the baby boomer era. I invented a special kind of journalism that became a pop culture fad – you get personally, subjectively involved with your subjects. Truth? What is truth? Truth is what you experience. Experience is seldom polished, rational, or polite.   I becameRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Bernhard Goetz?

Posted on May 13th, 2013 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I had my proverbial 15 minutes of pop culture fame. It came in a flash of gunfire and headlines that echoed for years. When I shot four muggers in New York City, I became an instant baby boomer celebrity — known forever as the “Subway Vigilante.” Yes, as I’ve admitted, I snapped, I acted likeRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Word Game

Posted on May 6th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Me Generation,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

   Yuppie, Yumpie, Yippie. This can get confusing. Question: Was Jerry Rubin, the notorious baby boomer hippie-radical of the late 1960s who later became a stockbroker, a yippie or a yuppie? Answer: Both. On New Years Day 1968, Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman, author of Steal This Book (who probably relinquished the royalties by hisRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 29th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

I paid my baby boomer dues, brother. This kid wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. My old man was a poor coal miner. I married at 16, had a baby, quit school, and tried to make a living at a bunch of things, from pounding nails to hawking vacuum cleaners. I hadRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Art Fake-Out

Posted on April 15th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    Limited edition art prints. What a great marketing idea! What an opportunity for forgery! The market was geared to affluent baby boomers with a reputation for spending large and chasing collectibles. In the 1970s, entrepreneurs reinvented an old product. Artists execute originals and authorize official copies—prints (lithographs) or etchings, each personally signed, numbered,Read the Rest…

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