Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Short Shorts



1. Marcia Strassman, 1948-2014, R.I.P.

Actress and (sometime) singer Marcia Strassman, best known as the wife of Gabe Kaplan's character on Welcome Back, Kotter, passed away last Friday at the age of 66, following a seven-year battle with cancer. Miss Strassman was also known as Diane Szalinski in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and its sequels, and for the recurring role of  Margie Cutler during the first season of  TV's M*A*S*H.


Funny thing... I heard about Miss Strassman's death on Monday. Only the day before, I was staring at her face on the cover of a 1970's issue of TV Guide (pictured above), an issue I have for sale at my flea market booth. Strange...

2. A Little King?




An Elvis baby? A baby Elvis? Or something? They're making a lot of fuss over this ten-week-old's natural hairstyle. What do you think? Return of the King?

Thanks for your time.

18 comments:

  1. I thought Marcia Strassman was so pretty. I'm sorry she's gone.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Me, too. Sad that they gave her so little to do on Welcome Back, Kotter.

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  2. I used to watch welcome back kotter and I actually don't remember the girl. but it's sad nonetheless.

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    1. You probably don't remember her because they didn't use her enough.

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  3. ha. nice hair on the elvis baby....
    i vaguely remember her from MASH, i think

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  4. I always remember her so young and strong. I was sad they got rid of her character in MASH but maybe that is when she jumped to Welcome Back Kotter. That baby has a little Don King going as well

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    1. Yeah, I believe she left M*A*S*H for Kotter.

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  5. I remember her on the honey I shrunk the kids movies.

    lol some people will make a fuss about anything

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    1. I know. They're gonna "feed" the kid Elvis music and hope he becomes a rock'n'roll star. Amazing.

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  6. Wow, that is strange, funny how things like that happen, when you look back. I'm so sorry she had such a struggle and died too early. The little one, well the outfit helps confirm that Elvis look, what a wonderful head of hair for such a little one!

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    1. The kid's either gonna be a big Elvis fan, or learn to hate Elvis!

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  7. I think that is one adorable baby.

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  8. I was watching something with an actress in it last weekend. When I looked up her acting credits it said she was the mom on, "Honey I Shrunk the Kids," but I thought, NO, that was the woman from Welcome Back, Kotter, not this woman. The next day I heard Marcia Strassman had died. It was a little weird that I'd just been thinking of her. That seems to happen a lot!

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    1. Stuff like that happens to me all the time, too! In some of my past posts, I've joked about having the Kiss of Death. Celebrities that I haven't thought of for ages will suddenly enter my mind, and I soon find out that they've just died.

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  9. I used to love Welcome Back Kotter and the movie Honey I Shrunk the Kids!! And hearing of Marcia Strassman's death is news to me. So sad!!!

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    1. Yes, she was far too young! (Not that there's a good age to die, but you know what I mean.)

      Thanks for following.

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