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Baby Boomer Alert: “Chatty Cathy” Doll Turns 56 Years Old! (VIDEO)

Chatty Cathy is having a birthday.  She was born this week, 1959.

She was the first mass-marketed talking girl's doll.  I had five sisters.  This doll was everywhere in my house when I was growing up

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Baby Boomer Alert: Star Trek’s Dr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Dies at 83

Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Dr. Spock on the classic baby boomer television show "Star Trek," has died at the age of 83.  The actor had appeared in dozens of bit parts, movies and television episodes before landing the iconic role of half-Vulcan, half-human first officer on Star Trek

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BABY BOOMER ALERT: “Parkit Dial”…..What the Heck Is This??

I will admit, at first I was very curious about this "driving aid."  But the more I looked this odd gadget, the more I read..well, I just cannot figure out how it worked!  Apparently it was sold in the 1950s to "take the work and worry out of parking a car

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Baby Boomer Alert: Happy Birthday to the Easy-Bake Oven (VIDEO)

The Easy-Bake Oven was "born" this week in 1963.

Cooking with a single light bulb made every little girl in America a happy homemaker.  It is hard to imagine that this simple toy was the biggest thing at Christmas time for many years

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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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