This Day In History: Lucille Ball Died

It was 30 years ago today that the Queen of Comedy, Lucille Ball, died. Her work continues to endure and entertain various generations throughout the world because everyone loved Lucy! πŸŽ­πŸ“ΊπŸ˜†β€οΈπŸ˜‚


Actor, Singer David Cassidy Has Died


Actor, singer, musician and author David Cassidy has died. Last week, he was admitted in to a Florida hospital due to kidney and liver failure. He was as 67.

In Feb. 2017, Cassidy appeared in an episode of Dr. PhilΒ where he had admitted to having been diagnosed with dementia, which his mother had died from.

Cassidy was best known as having portrayed Keith Partridge in the comedy series The Partridge Family, which ran on ABC-TV from 1970 to 1974. He became a teen idol, whose face was plastered all over female teenagers’ bedroom walls during this time. When he wasn’t starring as Keith, he spent most of his ‘free’ time recording albums and performing in concerts all over the world. Before he got the The Partridge Family role, he had appeared in episodes of Adam-12, Bonanza and The Love Boat.

Cassidy was a great singer and musician. Sadly, I never got the opportunity to see him perform live. I know he’s putting on one heck of a great show in Heaven. Rest In Peace, David.Β πŸŽ­πŸ“ΊπŸŽ€πŸŽΈπŸŽ΅

Here’s one of my favorite DC/PF songs.

This Day in History: ‘Donny & Marie’ TV Variety Show Premiered

On Jan. 23, 1976, the Donny & Marie variety show premiered on ABC-TV. The series starred Pop singing siblings Donny and Marie Osmond.

Donny’s popularity first rose when he sang in a group with his older brothers and released such singles as “One Bad Apple” and “Down By The Lazy River.” He then went on to have a solo career and released hit songs like “Puppy Love” and “Go Away Little Girl.” Marie’s first hit song came at the age of 13 when she released the single “Paper Roses,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Country Music charts.

And the rest is HIStory and HERstory! πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

This Day In History: Rick Nelson Dies

On Dec. 31, 1985, actor, singer, songwriter and musician Rick Nelson, along with his fiancΓ©e Helen Blair, four members of his band and Nelson’s manager, were killed when the fourteen-seat, DC-3 private plane they were traveling in crash-landed near DeKalb, Texas.

From 1952 to 1966, Nelson appeared on his parents’ television show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. It was while he was on the series that he began singing, which eventually propelled his career into Rock and Roll stardom.

Here’s one of my favorite Ricky Nelson songs. πŸ˜€ ❀

Florence Henderson, ‘The Brady Bunch’ Matriarch, Dies


Florence Henderson, actress and singer, who portrayed Carol Brady on the ABC-TV comedy series, The Brady Bunch, died Thursday (Thanksgiving Day). She was 82.

According to other news sources, Henderson may have died of heart failure.

Born in Dale, Indiana on Feb. 14, 1934, she was the youngest of 10 children, Henderson made her debut on Broadway in the 1952 musical Wish You Were Here. In 1962, she became the first woman to guest host The Tonight Show, post-Jack Paar and pre-Johnny Carson. She was known as the “TODAY Girl” on NBC’s TODAY Show, reporting the news and weather. However, Henderson was best known for her iconic role of playing the matriarch on The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974. She also starred in other Brady Bunch series’, including The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976), The Brady Brides (1981) and The Bradys (1990). She was also a spokeswoman for Wesson Cooking Oil for 20 years, from 1976 to 1996. In 2010, she appeared as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and was recently seen in the audience cheering on the Nov. 21 season finale.

Henderson is survived by her four children and five grandchildren.

Read more about Florence Henderson here.