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Obscure actors/actresses you still like...

...and wonder WHET to.

Mine: Arielle Dombassle

by Anonymousreply 7507/31/2013

Anne Dusenberry. From Jaws 2. She played Tina.

by Anonymousreply 107/29/2013

That crazy woman in Fatal Attraction. WEHT her?

by Anonymousreply 207/29/2013

Joe Grifasi - one of my favorite minor supporting guys

by Anonymousreply 307/29/2013

Jessica Harper

by Anonymousreply 407/29/2013

Fred Ward, from "Big Business", and "Silkwood", and lots of others. He was my dream hot daddy in BB (with Edward something - the guy with glasses)

by Anonymousreply 507/29/2013

Faye Grant

by Anonymousreply 607/29/2013

Ann Dusenberry was on Life with Lucy!

by Anonymousreply 707/29/2013

Tuesday Weld

by Anonymousreply 807/29/2013

Diana Canova from "Soap"

by Anonymousreply 907/29/2013

Mme. Helen Sinclair

by Anonymousreply 1007/29/2013

Scott Jacoby. When I was young I watched "Baxter" several times. Also liked him in "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane."

by Anonymousreply 1107/29/2013

Where is Diana Canova today? I remember ABC trying to shove her down our throats on more than one occasion.

by Anonymousreply 1207/29/2013

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.)

by Anonymousreply 1307/29/2013

Gerrit Graham

by Anonymousreply 1407/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1507/29/2013

Zohra Lampert

Severn Darden

Ian Hendry

Doro Merande

Ben Blue

Bob Dishy nowadays

Ashton Kutcher

by Anonymousreply 1607/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1707/29/2013

*** AHEM!! ***

by Anonymousreply 1807/30/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 1907/30/2013

Wendi Jo Sperber and Debralee Scott - both have passed away.

by Anonymousreply 2007/30/2013

Nina Foch

Kim Stanley

William Powell

Edith Evans

Tuesday Weld

Gladys Cooper

Sydney Greenstreet

by Anonymousreply 2107/30/2013

Melissa Fitzgerald

by Anonymousreply 2207/30/2013

Karen Lynn Gorney

by Anonymousreply 2307/30/2013

Ray Wise - actually have a little crush on him. Jessica Harper Rutanya Alda Ray Sharkey Lesleh Donaldson Susan Tyrrel Deborah Foreman Mary Woronov Robert Beltran Anne-Marie Martin Raul Esparza Ellen Greene Daria Nicolodi Samantha Eggar Paul Bartel David Naughton Caroline Munro Amy Steel Peter Gallagher Susan George Nancy Allen Amy Irving Sylvia Miles Benjamin McKenzie Colleen Camp Jan Maxwell Kelly Rowan Melinda Clarke Jeanetta Arnette Beth Grant

by Anonymousreply 2407/30/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 2507/30/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 2607/30/2013

Mark Pellegrino

by Anonymousreply 2707/30/2013

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".

by Anonymousreply 2807/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2907/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3007/30/2013

Louise Lasser and Greg Mullavey (sp?)from MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN.

by Anonymousreply 3107/30/2013

Jan Smithers

by Anonymousreply 3207/30/2013

Susan Blanchard and Charles Frank

by Anonymousreply 3307/30/2013

Allen Garfield

by Anonymousreply 3407/30/2013

[italic]I'll break up R24's post.[/italic]

Ray Wise - actually have a little crush on him.

Jessica Harper

Rutanya Alda

Ray Sharkey

Lesleh Donaldson

Susan Tyrell

Deborah Foreman

Mary Woronov

Robert Beltran

Anne-Marie Martin

Raul Esparza

Ellen Greene

Daria Nicolodi

Samantha Eggar

Paul Bartel

David Naughton

Caroline Munro

Amy Steel

Peter Gallagher

Susan George

Nancy Allen

Amy Irving

Sylvia Miles

Benjamin McKenzie

Colleen Camp

Jan Maxwell

Kelly Rowan

Melinda Clarke

Jeanetta Arnette

Beth Grant

by Anonymousreply 3507/30/2013

Donovan Leitch

James Marshall

by Anonymousreply 3607/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3707/30/2013

Ray Wise is still around.

by Anonymousreply 3807/30/2013

Sudie Bond

by Anonymousreply 3907/30/2013

Donna Pescow was on Saturday Night Live????

by Anonymousreply 4007/30/2013

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

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.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

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?

by Anonymousreply 4107/30/2013

Frank Zagarino

MIles O'Keefe

Mike Henry

Dan Vadis

Johnny Messner

by Anonymousreply 4207/30/2013

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)

by Anonymousreply 4307/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4407/30/2013

Paul Koslo

Lee Horsley

Keir Dullea

Martin Milner

Betsy Palmer

Barbara Lawrence

Tom Neal

Robert Shawley, the blond in "Stalag 17"

by Anonymousreply 4507/30/2013

JULIAN MCMAHON

WHAT A HANDSOME MAN

SINCE NIP/TUCK NOTHING

by Anonymousreply 4607/30/2013

Turn off the capslock, frau R46.

by Anonymousreply 4707/30/2013

Elias Koteas and his hefty bulge

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Barbara Shelley Barboura Morris Jack Taylor Jacqueline Pearce Paul Naschy Maribel Martin Patty Shepard Howard Vernon Ivan Rassimov

by Anonymousreply 4907/30/2013

let's try a different format...

- Barbara Shelley

- Barboura Morris

- Jack Taylor

- Jacqueline Pearce

-Paul Naschy

-Maribel Martin

-Patty Shepard

-Howard Vernon

-Ivan Rassimov

by Anonymousreply 5007/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5107/30/2013

[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!

by Anonymousreply 5207/30/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 5307/30/2013

Kristoffer Tabori. I used to be so hot for him.

by Anonymousreply 5407/30/2013

Amy Linker from "Square Pegs", for some reason I used to confuse her with the late Wendie Jo Sperber.

by Anonymousreply 5507/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5607/30/2013

Peggy Pope.

by Anonymousreply 5707/30/2013

Peggy Pope was hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 5807/30/2013

Helen Page Camp

Reva Rose

Ann Morgan Gilbert

Shirley Mitchell

Hamilton Camp

Joby Baker

by Anonymousreply 5907/30/2013

Anne Seymour

Irene Tedrow

Polly Rowles

by Anonymousreply 6007/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6107/30/2013

Joanna Cassidy is very active in the Screen Actors Guild administration.

by Anonymousreply 6207/30/2013

Joanna Cassidy was Brenda and Billy's mother on Six Feet Under. She was fabulous in the role.

by Anonymousreply 6307/30/2013

Joanna Cassidy's death in Blade Runner haunted me as a child.

by Anonymousreply 6407/30/2013

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.

eward

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by Anonymousreply 6507/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6607/31/2013

Kathleen Wilhoite. She was very big in the 1980s and 1990s and is still working.

by Anonymousreply 6707/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6807/31/2013

Atta girl!

by Anonymousreply 6907/31/2013

Keith Andes

by Anonymousreply 7007/31/2013

Tahmoh Penikett from Battlestar Galactica. I loved him on that.

by Anonymousreply 7107/31/2013

Rebel Wilson has his moments

by Anonymousreply 7207/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7307/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7407/31/2013

r73 If you're going to stalk someone, make it someone worthwhile, dear.

by Anonymousreply 7507/31/2013
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