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Baby Boomer Alert: “Lassie” As You Have Never Seen Her (VIDEO)

Everybody my age loved the classic TV show "Lassie."  It ran for an astonishing 19 seasons (571 episodes), making it the fourth longest-running prime time show in TV history.  How well we remember that show opening

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Baby Boomer Alert: Happy Birthday to “Twister!”

The party interactive game "Twister" was born on this day in 1966.

The game is simplistic to the utmost.  Just a big old plastic sheet with colored dots on it.  Put your hand here, put your foot here

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Baby Boomer Alert: Last ‘Gone With the Wind’ Star Turns 98 Today! (VIDEO)

Screen legend Olivia De Havilland turns 98 years old today.  The two time Oscar winner is the last surviving star of the classic 1939 film "Gone With the Wind."

Do you remember her?

 

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Baby Boomer Alert: Actress Michele Lee is 72 Today! (VIDEO)

This actress is seemingly 'forever young,' so it seems impossible that she has a fifty year show business career!

Singer, dancer, actress Emmy Award-winner Michele Lee was a staple on the variety shows of the 1960s-1980s.  Her g

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Who Remembers Oneonta’s Favorite Doo-Wop Group “The Tones?”

"This has a catchy beat do it and I love the lyrics.  I could dance to this record!"

You can almost hearing them say this on Dick Clark's American bandstonad during hte "rate-a'Record" segment

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Ann B. Davis Did NOT Win Her Emmy Awards for “The Brady Bunch” (VIDEO)

Beloved actress Ann B. Davis died over the weekend at the age of 88.

A whole generation of Americans grew up knowing Davis as "Alice" the housekeeper on the Brady Bunch.  While she was on this iconic television show for its entire run of 1969-1974, Davis did not win her two Emmy Awards for this show.

Davis co-starred as "

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Baby Boomer Alert: Who Remembers When Frank Sinatra, Jr. Was Kidnapped? (VIDEO)

It could not have been a more shocking story.  The 19-year old son of the  #1 name in show business, Frank Sinatra, was kidnapped at gunpoint and held for days for ransom. The date was December 8, 1963

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Baby Boomer Alert: Singer Jerry Vale Dies at 83 (VIDEO)

Jerry Vale, one of the last of the great Italian-America crooners of the 1950s and 1960s, has died at 83.

Vale recorded more than 50 albums, and although he never reached the popularity of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett, he was considered to be one of the best of the genre

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Baby Boomer Alert: Happy Birthday to the Rubik’s Cube!

The Rubik's Cube hit the market on this day back in 1974.  It was invented by Hungarian artist and educator Emo Rubik.

The funny little multi-colored box has been maddeningly popular right from the get go

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Baby Boomer Alert: Happy Birthday SpaghettiO’s (VIDEO)

Spaghetti O's first went on sale this day back in 1965.

This staple for Mom's at dinner time when invented by Donald Goerke while tasked by Campbell Soups (and their labelmate Franco-American) to come up with a spaghetti that "didn't make a mess when kids ate it

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