Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Billie Jean King?

Posted on November 14th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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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 was “outed”Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Kato Kaelin

Posted on November 11th, 2011 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Hopefully, no one is asking “Who is Kato Kaelin?” For a magic moment, I was one of the hottest celebrities in the world. I guess I’m the baby boomer poster boy for that pop culture “15 minutes of fame.”  In fact, a few years after the O.J. trial, I went on a speaking tour billedRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I was your typical suburban baby boomer kid, but cuter and very ambitious. I started modeling at 16 to supplement my allowance. A girl has expenses, you know. I got my big break when I landed a job on Hugh Hefner’s television show, Playboy After Dark, where I “hung out” for atmosphere with a bevyRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Linda Blair?

Posted on October 31st, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Happy Halloween to all my movie fans! Is there a baby boomer who can’t conjure up my horrific, evil face? With all due modesty, I was brilliant as the hysterical, devil-possessed Regan in the pop culture classic, The Exorcist. The Academy nominated me for Best Supporting Actress in 1973, the youngest actress so honored. SoundsRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Batman?

Posted on October 25th, 2011 in 1960s,1990s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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It’s a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think I should have turned Batman down. That baby boomer television hit catapulted me to fame and fortune, but Holy Typecast! I was stuck there the rest of my Hollywood life. Believe it or not, I had a career before Batman. I was in The Philadelphians withRead the Rest…

What Do Baby Boomer Celebrities Collect?

Posted on October 22nd, 2011 in Celebrities,Collectibles by Terry Hamburg
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It’s not true that the rich and famous collect only Faberge eggs and Impressionist paintings. They’re just the rest of us (almost). Match Game: Connect baby boomer celebrities to a collectible passion: Dolls—Old Photographs—Military Figures—Board Games—Vintage Typewriters Answer at end of post Which is the correct spelling: “Collectible” or “Collectable”? Both are acceptable, but “Collectible”Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

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Rabble Rouser Dyke Communist Loud-mouth broad Man-Hater Bitch Subversive Trouble Maker As you can see by the epithets hurled at me (and that’s the short list), I caused quite a splash in the feminist 1970s, an inspiration for rebellious young baby boomer ladies. Ever hear the phrase: “A woman’s place is in the house –Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Baldness

Posted on October 18th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Rug: a cheap, ill-fitting toupee Example: “A strong wind will blow that cheesy rug right off his head.” American Slang Dictionary Yul Brynner and Michael Jordan. Sure, bald can be sexy. But not everyone wears the look well. Women swear that hair makes no difference. Men swear women are lying. In midlife, baby boomers wantRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: James Dean Hawking Pepsi

Posted on October 17th, 2011 in 1950s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Before I became the movie star and pop culture icon of my era, I made a few bucks doing a television commercial. Had I gone nowhere or crashed my racing car the next day, this clip would be buried in the Pepsi archives. You’ve never seen me like this before – it’s not my classicRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Tiny Tim?

Posted on October 13th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I died like I lived—lost in music—crooning Tip Toe Through the Tulips. I tried lots of celebrity stage names—Darry Dover, Larry Love, Judas K. Foxglove—before my manager came up with Tiny Tim when he booked me at a club featuring midget acts. Volia! Just for the record, I’m 6 feet tall, a little more whenRead the Rest…