Sad news: that multi-talented actor, Rip Torn, passed away the other day at 88 years old. Most of the news items I read led off with his well-remembered stint on The Larry Sanders Show, but I didn’t see any mentions of his best performance: 1973’s country drama, Payday. Advertisements
Disney-fied PG-rated hijinks at a distressingly chaste, mildly drug-fueled, not-nearly-as-gay-as-we-expected late 1970s Hollywood disco!
Good ‘ol Mare. I had to poke around all the way up into the 1990s to find a TV movie where Mary Tyler Moore is menaced (apparently she was too good to do cheap actioners during her series’ heyday, unlike Cloris Leachman in 1973’s Dying Room Only & Valerie Harper in 1977’s Night Terror): ABC’s… Read More ‘Payback’ (1997): Mary Tyler Moore & Ed Asner star in ill-fated reunion
Or…Brad, Why You So Blue-Screened, It’s Only WWII