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Happy 60th to Kristy McNichol!

The poster child for offbeat kids and baby dykes across the world!

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by Anonymousreply 84March 25, 2023 12:52 PM

As a young gay boy, I had a huge crush on her.

by Anonymousreply 1September 11, 2022 7:33 PM

I always wanted her on my baseball team

by Anonymousreply 2September 11, 2022 7:38 PM

did she ever grow tits?

by Anonymousreply 3September 11, 2022 7:42 PM

Does anyone want to play catch?

by Anonymousreply 4September 11, 2022 7:43 PM

She sure was lez material

by Anonymousreply 5September 11, 2022 8:57 PM

OP, Quinn Cummings would like a word with you about that poster child quip!

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by Anonymousreply 6September 11, 2022 9:15 PM

Baby dykesh.

by Anonymousreply 7September 11, 2022 10:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 8September 11, 2022 10:47 PM

She was a really good actor on Family and Little Darlings, very natural

by Anonymousreply 9September 12, 2022 12:01 AM

Which of you is The Cheeseman?

by Anonymousreply 10September 12, 2022 12:09 AM

That mother on Family was scary

by Anonymousreply 11September 12, 2022 1:04 AM

Is “it” passed down through the TV mother?

by Anonymousreply 12September 12, 2022 1:05 AM

I LOVED her when I was a young gay boy. I also loved Jodie Foster. And my favorite Angel was Sabrina. Go figure.

by Anonymousreply 13September 12, 2022 1:08 AM

She starred in two long-running TV series--one comedy, one drama. Others who've done that: Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke. Anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 14September 12, 2022 1:28 AM

R12 no, it most certainly is not

by Anonymousreply 15September 12, 2022 1:31 AM

I re-watched ONLY WHEN I LAUGH not too long ago. Although the three main actors got Oscar noms (Marsha Mason, James Coco and Joan Hackett), Kristy more than holds her own and gives the more "natural" performance.

by Anonymousreply 16September 12, 2022 1:39 AM

R14, Carroll O’Connor (All in the Family and In the Heat of the Night)

by Anonymousreply 17September 12, 2022 1:39 AM

She was a brilliant actress.

by Anonymousreply 18September 12, 2022 1:41 AM

Buddy Ebsen

by Anonymousreply 19September 12, 2022 1:42 AM

Susan St. James.

by Anonymousreply 20September 12, 2022 2:01 AM

She was cute as a button.

by Anonymousreply 21September 12, 2022 2:01 AM

OP is posting from years ago. She is definitely older than that.

by Anonymousreply 22September 12, 2022 2:11 AM

I wonder if her big collapse around age 20 was struggling with her homosexuality? A near-molestation by a guy really freaked her out.

She tried a comeback but ultimately had to retire from the business. Wonder what she does for a living now? She certainly never made the kind of money that would support her for life.

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by Anonymousreply 23September 12, 2022 2:21 AM

She probably still gets royalties from music streaming.

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by Anonymousreply 24September 12, 2022 2:29 AM

I knew Kristy would eat pussy before I even knew what pussy was.

by Anonymousreply 25September 12, 2022 2:33 AM

R25 Bless your heart, you tried to be witty

by Anonymousreply 26September 12, 2022 2:39 AM

R1, I had a crush on her too and I am a gold star gay. She has a masculine energy.

by Anonymousreply 27September 12, 2022 2:39 AM

Same with me. She was my first crush when I was 9 years old. I had a collage poster of her above my bed. Totally made sense that I was a budding gayling and didn't know it.

by Anonymousreply 28September 12, 2022 2:45 AM

R14 - Allison Janney: West Wing & Mom

by Anonymousreply 29September 12, 2022 3:31 AM

r14 Ed Asner

Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant

by Anonymousreply 30September 12, 2022 3:46 AM

I thought she was a boy for the longest time.

by Anonymousreply 31September 12, 2022 3:48 AM

Robert Walden: Lou Grant, Brothers

by Anonymousreply 32September 12, 2022 3:49 AM

R14 yeah but if she’s the only non funny person in a sitcom does that really count?

by Anonymousreply 33September 12, 2022 3:50 AM

R31 only you didn't

by Anonymousreply 34September 12, 2022 3:52 AM

Okay r34 you got me.

I STILL think she's a boy.

by Anonymousreply 35September 12, 2022 3:54 AM

I see she does those conventions, if any of you want autographs from the 2 time Emmy winner.

by Anonymousreply 36September 12, 2022 4:08 AM

Leticia certainly kept us on our toes.

She kept shrinking my dresses!

by Anonymousreply 37September 12, 2022 4:10 AM

Baby dyke Kristy with skinny dyke Karen.

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by Anonymousreply 38September 12, 2022 4:49 AM

I really wanted to be Kristy/Buddy when I was little.

But boy, am I glad I wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 39September 12, 2022 4:54 AM

Her acting was so relaxed, natural, and genuine. She blew Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal off the screen in Little Darlings, with her honesty and simplicity. I remember reading an interview with Dinah Manoff, who guest-starred on Family back in the late '70s, then starred with McNichol a decade later, in Empty Nest. She said something about McNichol not needing to prepare for a scene they shared in Family. McNichol just glanced at the script once, got in front of the camera, and turned in a knock-out performance. She had a special gift.

by Anonymousreply 40September 12, 2022 5:06 AM

She was always envious of Willie’s Willy

by Anonymousreply 41September 12, 2022 5:27 AM

She’s always been dollar store Jodie Foster.

by Anonymousreply 42September 12, 2022 5:29 AM

I think that face was made for the small screen

by Anonymousreply 43September 12, 2022 5:40 AM

R38 believe or not Christy had become so powerful in Hollywood that when the Carpenters wanted her back for the next Christmas special, she strong armed them to have to take Jimmy as well. Richard especially did not care for Jimmy, but it was a package deal, both or none so they had to put up with his terrible Christmas caterwauling. But everyone did like the symmetry of two brother/sister pairs.

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by Anonymousreply 44September 12, 2022 5:52 AM

[quote] Richard especially did not care for Jimmy, but it was a package deal, both or none so they had to put up with his terrible Christmas caterwauling.

It's not as if Kristy herself had such a great voice. Just another teen idol the pushed into a failed recording career. Tacky, if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 45September 12, 2022 5:57 AM

Kristy at least had some enthusiasm and sparkle, Jimmy may have well be sitting on a toilet taking a shit during that song.

by Anonymousreply 46September 12, 2022 6:04 AM

I’m going to send that “Fum, Fum, Fum” version to people I don’t like

by Anonymousreply 47September 12, 2022 6:13 AM

R47 And not even at Christmastime too, right!

by Anonymousreply 48September 12, 2022 6:14 AM

Jimmy should really look into doing some over the counter constipation medication commercial.

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by Anonymousreply 49September 12, 2022 6:18 AM

It’s like an aluminum Christmas tree

by Anonymousreply 50September 12, 2022 6:19 AM

Lifetime TV should do a movie of the week reworking of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? for Jimmy and Kristy called “Whatever Happened to Buddy Lawrence?” In it, she’s still dressed like Buddy, with heavy stage makeup, and he’s in a wheelchair because the diabetes got one of his feet and she harangues him with “Butcha ARE Jimmy, ya ARE in that wheelchair!”

by Anonymousreply 51September 12, 2022 6:27 AM

R42 and Nancy McKeon was the dollar store Kristy McNichol.

by Anonymousreply 52September 12, 2022 6:38 AM

R46=Richard Carpenter

by Anonymousreply 53September 12, 2022 6:40 AM

They could have been Osmonds, just for one day

by Anonymousreply 54September 12, 2022 6:42 AM

There is nothing chintzier than a 1970’s TV SPECIAL

by Anonymousreply 55September 12, 2022 6:49 AM

Her breakdown?


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by Anonymousreply 56September 12, 2022 6:58 AM

Jimmy was pretty good in the cheesy 1981 thriller "Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker" (aka "Night Watch") opposite a deranged Susan Tyrrell.

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by Anonymousreply 57September 12, 2022 9:07 AM

Jodie Foster will be 60 in November this year.

1962 was certainly the Year of the Baby Bull

by Anonymousreply 58September 12, 2022 9:22 AM

Kristy McNichol was everywhere for a time when I was a kid... I remember her as being a very natural actress as well, and yes, she was so much better than Tatum in "Little Darlings" (God, there's a movie with an awful premise).

Every once in a while you hear about her and I'm always pleased to read that she settled into a quiet private life and seems stable, low-key and probably healthy.

Same for Jimmy... married once, children, has a career and maintains a low-profile.

by Anonymousreply 59September 12, 2022 9:52 AM

I see DarkMingeLord is upset that a gay kid had a crush on Kristy McNichol.

by Anonymousreply 60September 12, 2022 9:57 AM

[quote] So who was the dollar store Nancy McKeon?

that dark haired frauette from Too Close for Comfort

by Anonymousreply 61September 12, 2022 1:43 PM

r14 Robert Young, Harry Morgan.

by Anonymousreply 62September 12, 2022 3:28 PM

With Georgia Engel

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by Anonymousreply 63September 12, 2022 3:40 PM

Poor Karen, I hope this kind of schlock didn’t lead to her demise

by Anonymousreply 64September 12, 2022 8:04 PM

[quote] She tried a comeback but ultimately had to retire from the business. Wonder what she does for a living now? She certainly never made the kind of money that would support her for life.

Some years back, I watched one of those "Where Are They Now?" type shows and it was mentioned Kristy was teaching drama classes at a private high school in LA. She also bought rental properties when she was young and makes off those as well.

by Anonymousreply 65September 12, 2022 8:08 PM

You know you're in trouble when Dinah Manoff is cast to make you seem fuckable.

by Anonymousreply 66September 12, 2022 8:20 PM

I remember seeing a clip of her Emmy acceptance. She was befuddled and was laughing and crying at the same time. She was a teen. Probably exhausted.

by Anonymousreply 67September 12, 2022 8:28 PM

"she was so much better than Tatum in 'Little Darlings'"

Yes, she was the better actress, but Tatum had that movie-star "it" factor that Kristy just did not have. Tatum's face and expressions were made for the big screen.

by Anonymousreply 68September 12, 2022 8:36 PM

Oh please, Tatum O'Neal was no movie star. She was a horrible actress and painful to watch once she became a teenager. She did not have the talent to push past the sometimes very easy to do smart-mouth kid performance. Kristy had talent. Unfortunately, she was harder to cast and didn't always get the best projects.

by Anonymousreply 69September 12, 2022 8:48 PM

She did a controversial 1982 film called WHITE DOG that had a troubled release.

DL level trivia: it’s based on a novel by Jean Seberg’s husband.

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by Anonymousreply 70September 12, 2022 8:50 PM

White Dog is a pretty good film. She doesn't really get a chance to do too much in it, but it's at least a decent project. Mostly she made stinkers. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, The Pirate Movie, Just the Way You Are, Dream Lover, Two Moon Junction... Other than Little Darlings and Only When I Laugh, the roles just weren't there for her.

by Anonymousreply 71September 12, 2022 9:03 PM

Tatum was so pretty in Little Darlings and I thought she was fine, the character is just not as interesting as McNichols. Apparantly Tatum was given her choice of roles and chose Ferris probably because she was sick of playing tomboy types, though it was the better part. I agree McNichol was the better actor, but Tatum was such a fresh-faced beauty at the time, I'm surprised she didn't capitalize on it and work more. She seemingly worked every five years when she was at the peak of her fame and could choose parts.

by Anonymousreply 72September 12, 2022 10:57 PM

R71... I actually liked her and the movie overall in "just the way you are".... the melancholy haunting music was also beautiful..

she was the only reason why I watched "empty nest" .....

"only when I laugh"? I still cry when I watch her scene of telling her mother marsha mason's character off! "i used to pray that I would get sick and die, just so you would break down at my funeral and beg me to forgive you! Well, I don't want your forgiveness and I'm not going to die just to get something from you, because I don't think you're worth dying over!".... breaks my heart that scene...

also the TV movie "the summer of my german soldier" was also a tear jerker and great performance by her!.....

Really miss her, but I hold a good thought for her and wish her well..

by Anonymousreply 73September 12, 2022 11:10 PM

Kristy was diagnosed as being bipolar at some point. I think her parents did a number on her.

But she's been out of the spotlight for a while and seems to be blooming where she's planted now.

by Anonymousreply 74September 13, 2022 12:14 AM

Is Kristy at this years Emmys?

by Anonymousreply 75September 13, 2022 12:16 AM

"also the TV movie 'the summer of my german soldier' was also a tear jerker and great performance by her!."

She breaks my heart when Anton tells her that Bergen is a "good German name" and she quietly replies, "It's a good Jewish name, too." Incredible performance.

by Anonymousreply 76September 13, 2022 1:31 AM

R76... yes, and when they tell her character that Anton was killed, and how her parents treated her as well as Esther Rolle's character, the only person in her life that treated her with respect, kindness and love...

by Anonymousreply 77September 13, 2022 1:03 PM


I guess that’s why as a teen she laughed and cried during her Emmy award acceptance speech. Always thought that was fucking strange.

by Anonymousreply 78September 13, 2022 3:07 PM

When did her and actress Elisabeth Brooks supposedly dated? Cause I've seen a few articles saying they were together until Brooks' death (1997). Someone even mentioned that on an old thread about Kristy. But Wiki says she's been with her, now wife, since the early 90s.

Not a lot of information about Elisabeth Brooks anywhere. She was really beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 80December 11, 2022 10:31 AM

White Dog is a film directed by the Great Sam Fuller. The Naked Kiss, Starring Constance Towers, is my favorite of his, although he had an eye for hot men in his war pictures.

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by Anonymousreply 82December 12, 2022 12:22 PM

I refuse to believe that DL doesn’t have more to say about Kristy McNichol.

by Anonymousreply 83March 25, 2023 3:53 AM

Always a fan, always will wish her well..

I wish she would at least do a podcast or something. I would enjoy hearing her voice talk about subjects, since she has I guess for all time forsaken anything on film or Tv. To her it seems like another life, another lifetime ago, that she no longer wants to even entertain or remember...

I hope she is happy and healthy....

by Anonymousreply 84March 25, 2023 12:52 PM
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