OP: IIRC Arielle Dombasle is married to Bernard-Henri Levi,the oh-so-French intellectual who is sometimes on Charlie Rose, etc., who is very successful and very rich. I think she has had a singing career of some kind in France in recent years. (I used to get French TV--she is still gorgeous.)
I loved Fred Ward, too. He was a hot daddy!
Arielle Dombasle! Wow,haven't thought about her in years. She was stunning.
My favorite 70s cute boy--love seeing him in reruns--is John David Carson.
Sadly, he died in 2009 , and his last role was a bit part in Pretty Woman. He was still cute then.
Bob Dishy nowadays
Edie McClurg. Many know her from Small Wonder and The Hogan Family. And from Ferris Bueller and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
I first saw her on The David Letterman Show on NBC when it was a morning show. She did these various characters, including Mrs. Marv, who lived just outside every major metropolitan area in the USA. She gave home "tips" that weren't very helpful. This was the basis of most of the other characters she played.
She was also Herb's wife on WKRP in Cincinnati. Same basic character.
She also appeared regularly on Merv Griffin, first coming out as one of her characters, then back as Edie
She appeared there as Mrs. Marv and other characters including Daisy Stevens, a valley girl, Mandy Landers, Ann and Abby's younger sister, Dot Duncan, faded movie starlet, and Whirlymae Jones, wife of a highway "batrol" officer.
She often appeared on Match Game and Password. Just so funny and intelligent. Wished she had more success, but I think she did okay for her type.
I really like Donna Pescow. I was just a kid when "Angie" premiered, and not old enough to see "Saturday Night Live" until much later, but I've always liked her.
I've become a big fan of Liza Minelli in recent years after seeing her on "Arrested Development." I always wrote her off as being a "camp icon" I suppose. But, from AD I found that she was very funny and moving.
I'd say Jessica Walter from "Arrested Development," too.
I don't know if the stars of "As the World Turns" are considered obscure yet, but I will be a loyal fan of Eileen Fulton, Marie Masters and Colleen Zenk.
Same goes for Denise Alexander and Leslie Charleston of "General Hospital."
Wendi Jo Sperber and Debralee Scott - both have passed away.
Karen Lynn Gorney
Ray Wise - actually have a little crush on him.
Marian Mercer died 2 years ago!
I always loved her on TV when I was a kid. And I was prepared to be her official DL troll.... when I saw that she'd passed away.
I loved her humor and bizarre sort of glamor. And the voice!
Marian Mercer was great. When will "It's A Living" ever come out on DVD. I loved that show. Best theme song ever!
BTW I learned here on DL that Tuesday Weld is a real witch! There's a fascinating "Hollywood Witches" thread. It's one of the first DL threads I ever read. Fascinating! Mysterious! And Spooky!
Mandy Ingber from "Teen Witch".
Eric Lutes from "Caroline in the City".
Breastiocles Jones from "The Adventures of Festus Lee".
Philip Anglim from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".
So many that it would take a book. I would have to list them by decades. But to name just a few:
Tom Brown, popular in the '30s and '40s.
Jimmy Lydon, the late '30s thru the '50s
Young Lloyd Bridges, in the early '40s.
Daryl Hickman, Dean Stockwell, Bobby Driscoll, Brandon de Wilde, Billy Gray, Connie Marshall, Patty McCormack, and Freddy Bartholomew, child actors from the late '30s thru the '50s.
On tv: Mike Farrell, "M-A-S-H"
James Cardwell. Mainly '40s. Sadly, he committed suicide in early 1954. He was in his early thirties. Known then, mainly for "The Sullivans", aka "The Fighting Sullivans".
Mona Freeman. Light comedies, such as "Dear Wife"; a good musical, "Mother Wore Tights"; westerns, film-noir, and drama. Mainly supporting.
I saw these actors on TCM, and loved them. But there are hundreds of others, at least.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I thought "Watchmen" would be his ticket to the big leagues, but he's stayed a B actor. But he's very good.
Louise Lasser and Greg Mullavey (sp?)from MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN.
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Ray Wise - actually have a little crush on him.
Robert Deman. He was in "Papillion" as the beautiful, badass young gay convict who escapes Devil's Island prison colony with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. He's captivating to watch, and steals every scene he's in. This was his only big role; he did some tv episodes and movies, but his last acting credit was 36 years ago. Deman's sister posted an update on IMDB, saying that he's mostly been doing stage acting and management in Los Angeles, as well as dubbing, and that he's trying to get parts, "like everyone in LA".
There are about 2 or 3 pictures that pop up on Google, but they don't do him justice.
I didn't remember his name and I haven't been watching tv or many movies for a few years so i just looked him up and he's not as obscure anymore. He's on Game of thrones which I hear all about but have never seen.
My perfect man who I always thought deserved to be a star from the first time I saw him in the dumb Kirsten Dunst rom-com Wimbledon. It was love and I though he had more of an it factor, looks and talent than Brad Pitt and deserved to be huge. a few years later he was on that short lived series New Amsterdam and he was brilliant. Then nothing I saw.
So beautiful, Now I have to go start watching GOT. Thanks foe this thread.
I found this montage of him on youtube, most beautiful man ever.
has he been discussed on DL?
Julie T Wallace. Was in Life and Loves of a She Devil and a few bit parts in movies (a james bond movie and The Fifth Element)
I know Diana Canova was one of the first celebrities to quit the Church of Scientology and be outspoken about it. I don't know if there is any connection to her career decline.
Robert Shawley, the blond in "Stalag 17"
WHAT A HANDSOME MAN
SINCE NIP/TUCK NOTHING
Turn off the capslock, frau R46.
Elias Koteas and his hefty bulge
let's try a different format...
- Barbara Shelley
- Barboura Morris
- Jack Taylor
- Jacqueline Pearce
Ray Wise shows up periodically on "How I Met Your Mother" as Robin's father. He'll surely be around next season, since the entire season is set on the day of Robin and Barney's wedding.
[quote]OP: IIRC Arielle Dombasle is married to Bernard-Henri Levi,the oh-so-French intellectual who is sometimes on Charlie Rose, etc., who is very successful and very rich. I think she has had a singing career of some kind in France in recent years. (I used to get French TV--she is still gorgeous.)
Bernard Henri-Levy is also the lover of that wacky Guinness heiress , Daphne Guinness, how very French!
Edie McClurg was, hands down, one of the biggest cunts I ever worked with. Proud of it, even. Hopefully she was put out of her misery aka "retired". Saw her on "Fat Actress" and wondered if, like most of the guest stars, she was a Scientologist. That would explain a lot!
Kristoffer Tabori. I used to be so hot for him.
Amy Linker from "Square Pegs", for some reason I used to confuse her with the late Wendie Jo Sperber.
William Powell was a big star in his day--he's only obscure now because the kids don't care about the past.
Not like practically every other mention in this thread.
Peggy Pope was hilarious!
Helen Page Camp
Ann Morgan Gilbert
Not sure if she's considered obscure, but Joanna Cassidy is certainly under used. If I see that she's in something I catch it. She was great as Dana Delaney's mom in Body Of Proof, sadly cancelled. I loved her in Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, too. Codename Foxfire? I don't even think it lasted an entire season. She's prime to be a major player in a quality sitcom.
Also, I totally agree with Wendy Jo Sperber! She passed too soon and was featured way too little while she was here. She was ill much of her adult life, which prevented her from having consistent work, but she's another talent who should have had her own long-running sitcom.
Ja'net Dubois was excellent on Good Times and deserved more television work than she got after the series ended.
Chloe Webb was perfection as Nancy Spungen and had some good rolls afterwards, but deserves to be an indie queen by this point.
Joanna Cassidy is very active in the Screen Actors Guild administration.
Joanna Cassidy was Brenda and Billy's mother on Six Feet Under. She was fabulous in the role.
Joanna Cassidy's death in Blade Runner haunted me as a child.
Jules Munshin and Edward Everett Horton. Franklin Pangborn gets all the DL fangirl love on DL.
Charlie Ruggles. Perfect in "Bringing Up Baby" and more importantly was on "The Beverly Hillbillies."
Zasu Pitts. Was ripped a new one here because I spelled her name wrong.
Laurence Harvey. My beloved imaginary boyfriend even though he died before I discovered his films. Snuck into his backyard and stole a grapefruit. He was dead so doubted he cared.
Aldo Ray. Sex on a stick for awhile.
And Richard Harrison. D list movie star in gladiator and ninja movies in Italy and the middle east. I've seen him naked and would have fucked but did not.
Thanks for the video R12. Could they have thought of a more annoying show name than "I'm a Big Girl Now"?
Answer: No, they couldn't if they tried.
Kathleen Wilhoite. She was very big in the 1980s and 1990s and is still working.
Aldo Ray. My opinion: I think he had more than his share of sex appeal. If anyone wants to see him shirtless, see "The Day They Robbed The Bank of England". Dreamy! (Newcomer, Peter O'Toole is in this.)
Even more of Aldo Ray's manly charms are displayed in "God's Little Acre". Michael Landon is funny in this movie.
And, Aldo Ray as a tough marine who has a breakdown and cries, in "Battle Cry" is very appealing.
Tahmoh Penikett from Battlestar Galactica. I loved him on that.
Rebel Wilson has his moments
Dana Kimmell she played the lead heroine Chris in Friday the 13th part 3D and has some of the cheesiest and campiest acting "techniques" I've ever seen in my life
She was also in another early 80s slasher film and had a big part in the Chuck Norris action film Lone Wolf McQuade
She did a lot of tv work including a recurring role as Kimberly's friend on Diff'rent Strokes and as Dina Becker Blair's old snobby friend on The Facts of Life
She also guested on Bosom Buddies and Dynasty
And was one of the lead actresses on the cancelled NBC Dallas rip off daytime soap Texas
After that soap was cancelled, she was a cast member on Days of Our Lives for 2 years as Diane Parker from 83-85.
Aldo Ray was on a hardcore porn movie in the 1970's - in a non-sex role.
Yes, back then, they had actual plots, and there were characters who didn't have sex scenes.
r73 If you're going to stalk someone, make it someone worthwhile, dear.