Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 18th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“History: gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, writer “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous 1995: Pop culture celebrities Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) tie the knot. It lasts four years. She then marries Kid Rock (one year). Wedding party picture 1980: Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals win the Canadian elections. 1979: MiniseriesRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer “Cats” Digged Him

Posted on February 13th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it…try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” By I saw him in person, he was infamous. Arrested for “dirty” language and drugs, his celebrity face adorned the cover ofRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Davy Crockett?

Posted on February 6th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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♫ Born on a mountain top in Tennessee Greenest state in the Land of the Free Raised in the woods so’s he knew every tree Kilt him a b’ar when he was only three. Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier! Got to admit, I led a charmed life. I never had A-list HollywoodRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Spiro Agnew?

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg
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Remember “nattering nabobs of negativism?” I loved that ditty. My next favorite dig at the new-left baby boomer mob was “pusillanimous pussy footers.” When I overused those barbs, I pulled out “hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” Called a right-wing political “hatchet man” for Nixon, I was the voice of the Moral Majority—and that means the center,Read the Rest…

Baby Boomers (Celebrity Ladies) “Robbing the Cradle”

Posted on February 1st, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Baby boomers are the healthiest, most energetic, longest-living generation in history. It’s only to be expected that some would covet much younger mates. In the past, this was a male game. It still is but now females are playing it, too. Their modern pop culture name is “cougars.” Here are some midlife baby boomer celebrities whoRead the Rest…

Baby Boomers Want Their MTV!

Posted on January 31st, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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You won’t read this anywhere else. The patriarch of Music TV is none other than that underrated hipster, Ozzie Nelson. The father of baby boomer heart throb Ricky Nelson produced the very first video put to music—Ricky rockin’ superimposed over a montage of land and cityscapes. You saw Travelin’ Man on The Adventures of OzzieRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Challenge (Tough)

Posted on January 27th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“A movie should have a beginning, a middle, and an end…but not necessarily in that order.” Jean-Luc Goddard, Director “The length of a film should directly related to the human bladder.” Alfred Hitchcock ►What did all these #1 box office hits have in common? Rear Window ET: The Extraterrestrial Jaws The Ten Commandments ► WhoRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Bobby Fischer?

Posted on January 16th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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You’ve probably heard a lot of trash talk about me: I was an ego maniac, clinically paranoid, anti-Semitic. At least my critics and I agree on one thing: I was the greatest chess player of the baby boomer generation or any generation, for that matter. I made chess pop culture. No one like me hadRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 12th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.” I was an international baby boomer star and sex symbol of the 1960s, and beyond. What separated me from the pop culture “sex kittens” and “bombshells” celebrities of the era? In all due modesty, I was an actress. I became the first and only women toRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Wonder Woman?

Posted on January 5th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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Some people call me a one role baby boomer wonder, but I’ll take it. It’s not like I didn’t have any career after Wonder Woman, but that’s a tough act to follow. I always had the looks. I was Miss World USA in 1972. Sure, I’m not Helen Hayes but I was good enough to be inRead the Rest…