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I hope Joey Heatherton is okay

We haven't heard from her in a long time.

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by Anonymousreply 61Last Sunday at 11:06 PM

Joey Heatherton hasn't been okay since 1973.

by Anonymousreply 112/27/2019

She sang better and moved as well as Ann-Margret.

by Anonymousreply 212/27/2019

I’m more concerned with Lola Heatherton.

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by Anonymousreply 312/27/2019

She should do a traveling show with Connie Frances and Mamie Van Doren.

by Anonymousreply 412/27/2019

Wow, if that video at the OP doesn't scream "The Nixon Years," nothing does.

by Anonymousreply 512/27/2019

She should have played Roxie Hart, is what she should have done.

by Anonymousreply 612/27/2019

Or Carlotta in Follies, R6.

by Anonymousreply 712/27/2019

[quote] Connie Frances

Oh my.

by Anonymousreply 812/27/2019

I hear from her at least every other day. Must be just you she's avoiding

by Anonymousreply 912/27/2019

Now it can be told.

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by Anonymousreply 1012/28/2019

That poor girl. Her descent began when she married that awful Lance Rentzel, the Dallas football player. They were considered a match made in heaven, the gorgeous little dancer singer and the studly football star, two young people in love with the world at their feet. It all came tumbling down when it came out that Rentzel was a perv who exposed himself to little girls. She eventually divorced him, but she remained tainted by her association with him ever after.

by Anonymousreply 1112/28/2019

A friend last night was making me laugh, imitating her. I had no idea all her legal battles. Stabbed a guy w a steak knife in his hand. Smacked some Passport Officer guy upside the head. Damn. Where does she live now?

by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2020

R11, I think the seeds that led to Joey's descent were planted long before that, though. Her parents were both in show business, and they put her out there entertaining the public at a young age. By 15, she was already appearing on the Broadway stage, and I imagine being a pretty little lamb surrounded by showbiz wolves exposed her to a lot of situations she shouldn't have had to go through. By 20, she was already acting like a sex kitten and dancing provocatively on tv shows, so that kind of attention and expectation must've screwed with her psyche.

by Anonymousreply 1302/22/2020

Deserves to be a Datalounge icon.

by Anonymousreply 1402/22/2020

Is she a perfect sleeper?

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by Anonymousreply 1502/22/2020

She was the Mystery Guest on What's My Line the night Dorothy Kilgallen died (or was murdered).

by Anonymousreply 1602/22/2020

She sings the opening lines of that song like there is an enormous cock dangling in front of her face that she can't wait to devour.

by Anonymousreply 1702/22/2020

No thread about Joey is complete without this brilliant performance

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by Anonymousreply 1802/22/2020

[quote] By 20, she was already acting like a sex kitten and dancing provocatively on tv shows

So she was a late bloomer?

by Anonymousreply 1902/23/2020

Weren't Serta mattresses her best payday.

Was she in the legitimate theater when she was on Broadway or just girl in the chorus.

by Anonymousreply 2002/23/2020

That number looked like it was choreographed by Michael Bennett. He did a lot of her TV appearances. When they did the replacement cast of ACL, Joey was campaigning for Cassie. He did cast a few of his Hullabaloo friends like Joe Bennett and Barbara Britton but Joey was bypassed for Ann Reinking. Here she is singing What I did For Love and it's everything you would imagine.

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by Anonymousreply 2102/23/2020

oy, that Three's Company Season 2 set!

by Anonymousreply 2202/23/2020

Those men dancing with Joey Heatherton look so HETEROSEXUAL.

by Anonymousreply 2302/23/2020

Save your worries. I’m fine.

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by Anonymousreply 2402/23/2020

R20, Joey was girl in the chorus in the original Broadway production of "The Sound of Music (1959), then went on to play Jane Fonda's little sister in Joshua Logan's "There Was a Little Girl" (1960), for which Fonda received her first Tony nomination.

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by Anonymousreply 2502/23/2020

"Joey & Dad" variety show lasted 4 weeks, but it sounds amazing...

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by Anonymousreply 2602/23/2020

Joey was decades before my time, but she looks like she was tampered with as a young girl. She has that slutty slutty way of singing that Ann Margret had in her old films. Not a bad voice but her inflections are grotesque and embarrassing. When did starlets stop singing that way? Was Joey a suicide or did she die of natural causes?

by Anonymousreply 2702/23/2020

Her heart belongs to daddy.

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by Anonymousreply 2802/23/2020

Where Love Has Gone with Bette Davis

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by Anonymousreply 2902/23/2020

I suppose she was talented. When I was a boy in the 60's, 70's, she seemed very old fashioned to me. I didn't like that kind of show-biz.

by Anonymousreply 3002/24/2020

Her daddy was old showbiz, so of course he saw her as a kind of breathy, slutty version of Helen Lawson rather than a someone truly contemporary.

by Anonymousreply 3102/24/2020

What ever became of her disgraced husband, Lance?

by Anonymousreply 3202/24/2020

Photo from 2018 (he's on the left). I think he went into real estate after he retired from the NFL.

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by Anonymousreply 3302/24/2020

"What ever became of her disgraced husband, Lance?"

I think he faded away into obscurity, as well he should have. I read his memoir , which had the maulin title "When All The Laughter Died In Sorrow." He was really feeling sorry for himself.

by Anonymousreply 3402/24/2020

I actually liked her singing voice. Not much of an actress, but like Pia Zadora, they both had fairly strong Broadway style belts. It always surprised me when she'd start out singing in that horrible, breathy sex kitten voice and then blow the roof off the place with some big, sustained belt note.

by Anonymousreply 3502/24/2020

[Quote] It always surprised me when she'd start out singing in that horrible, breathy sex kitten voice and then blow the roof off the place with some big, sustained belt note.

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by Anonymousreply 36Last Friday at 10:39 PM

Is that Ben Vereen at 3:15?

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by Anonymousreply 37Last Friday at 10:46 PM

Her greatest performance:

You want your passport updated!!

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by Anonymousreply 38Last Friday at 10:49 PM

Her father (Ray?) hosted a children's show known as "The Merry Mailman" on WPIX-NY.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Friday at 10:50 PM

She has passed into myth.

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by Anonymousreply 40Last Friday at 10:51 PM

Probably one of the few TV performances of hers where Joey wasn't eyefucking the camera throughout.

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Friday at 11:08 PM

She was a little bitch when she co-starred in my movie. Hollywood doesn't go for booze and dope.

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by Anonymousreply 42Last Friday at 11:22 PM

DL doyens of dance, how do you rate Joey?

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by Anonymousreply 43Last Sunday at 8:02 PM

She was in a movie "Bluebeard" with RIchard Burton, where he keeps murdering lots of famous beautiful actresses. It's rarely shown though.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Sunday at 8:09 PM

[quote]Her father (Ray?) hosted a children's show known as "The Merry Mailman" on WPIX-NY.

And Joey got a "special delivery" every Monday through Saturday. Rain or shine.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Sunday at 8:33 PM


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by Anonymousreply 46Last Sunday at 9:03 PM

She seems pretty together here.

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by Anonymousreply 47Last Sunday at 9:06 PM

I wonder why she never went into A Chorus Line later on after Reinking. Maybe she thought being the first replacement was an honor but after that it would be beneath her. (or they didn't want her.)

by Anonymousreply 48Last Sunday at 9:10 PM

There were no star cast replacements in the original ACL, were there?

by Anonymousreply 49Last Sunday at 9:18 PM

no r49

by Anonymousreply 50Last Sunday at 9:26 PM

oh wait, Barbara Luna was the first replacement for Diana but only lasted a few weeks and then was fired and replaced with an understudy.

I think she was somewhat well known.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Sunday at 9:28 PM

Poor Elisabeth Seal didn't even get to open the London production as Cassie.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Sunday at 9:40 PM

Same with Leland Palmer in LA. She was supposed to be Cassie after McKecnie but had some sort of breakdown and left during rehearsals.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Sunday at 9:44 PM

They should have cast a star in the movie since the cast a star as Zach with Michael Douglas. Would have balanced things out better. Don't quite know who though.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Sunday at 9:48 PM


by Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 10:02 PM

I played the clip from R21, and my cat got terribly upset. She usually doesn’t care about videos, but she damn near went ballistic.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Sunday at 10:27 PM

Don't worry OP, Joey's bouncin' back to YOU!

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by Anonymousreply 57Last Sunday at 10:28 PM

She didn't have to spend Christmas in Vietnam. The troops loved her for it.

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by Anonymousreply 58Last Sunday at 10:44 PM

Which was her drug of preference?

by Anonymousreply 59Last Sunday at 10:54 PM

Did she get her stash from Rio?

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by Anonymousreply 60Last Sunday at 10:57 PM

She went to Pieces. (start at 1:58)

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by Anonymousreply 61Last Sunday at 11:06 PM
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