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The movie industry is a fast-paced machine that is always bringing in new talent and leaving old talent behind. If you kept a close eye on Hollywood during the 70s and 80s, you probably saw stars rise and fall out of nowhere. Today, we are going to take a trip back in time to see just what happened to our favorite famous faces from the 70s and 80s!

Barbara Streisand

Barbara Streisand is probably one of the most successful stars of her era. The American singer and actress has essentially accomplished it all throughout her career. With more than 68.5 million records sold in America alone, it’s hard to deny Streisand’s impact on the pop-culture landscape.  Streisand continues to act, sing, and perform to this day.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is a name that needs no introduction, however, we will give you one anyway. Streep is one of the most decorated performers in Academy history with 31 Golden Globe nominations and 21 Academy Award nominations to her name. Despite spending over fifty years in the industry, Streep hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Most recently, Streep starred in Big Little Lies, Little Women and The Laundromat.

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger kickstarted her career by modeling before jumping into the world of acting. Since then, Basinger has scored high profile roles in a number of major productions. Basinger most recently starred opposite Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys which was a celebrated action-comedy from director Shane Black. Basinger also appeared in the 2017 film, Fifty Shades Darker. Not bad for a former model who didn’t know she wanted to be an actress, right?

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway may have gotten her start on Broadway, but she was a quick learner when it came to the silver screen. Dunaway would get Oscar recognition for her work as Bonnie Parker in the outlaw film, Bonnie and Clyde. Dunaway’s output may have slowed in recent years with her most recent appearance being in the 2017 film, The American Connection.

Charlene Tilton

Charlene Tilton scored a huge fanbase after appearing on Dallas as Lucy Ewing. Given the moniker ‘poisonous dwarf’, Tilton would live up to her name with all 4’11 of her screen presence on full display. While Tilton never became the superstar that her fans had expected, she has enjoyed a long and successful movie career. Most recently, Tilton appeared in the yet-to-be-released film, Starting Up Love.

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton broke into the industry as Kay Adams-Corleone in the gangster epic, The Godfather. With that being said, Keaton would be most famously associated with her work in collaboration with Woody Allen. Keaton would star in several of his best films including Annie Hall, Play it Again Sam, Love and Death, and Sleeper. Keaton most recently starred in the television series, Green Eggs and Ham in 2019.

Linda Gray

Linda Gray rose to prominence thanks to her work in the film, The Graduate. Well, kind of. Gray performed as the body double for Mrs. Robinson and so effectively impressed the cast that she was able to start landing her own work. Gray would become most commonly associated with her work on the soap opera, Dallas. Since then, Gray has kept a mostly low profile with a few episodic appearances in the television show, Hand of God to her name in recent years.

Carol Kane

Everybody fell in love with Carol Kane when she appeared in Hester Street which not coincidentally helped the American actress land her first Oscar nomination. Since then, Kane has become an iconic member of Hollywood’s television landscape. She’s won multiple Emmy Awards for her work on the 80s show Taxi. Most recently, Kane is making her fans double over in laughter as Lillian Kaushtupper on the Netflix original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Mindy Cohn

Mindy Cohn’s unlikely ascent to television star status can be traced back to an unlikely audition opportunity for the role of Natalie Green in The Facts of Life. After scoring the role, with help from Lisa Whelchel, Cohn would become a prolific television and voice actor. Cohn is now most commonly associated with her work as Velma Dinkley in the animated Scooby-Doo series from 2002 until 2015.

Agnetha Faltskog

Agnetha Faltskog became one of the biggest musicians on the planet earth in the 70s and 80s thanks to her status as the lead singer of ABBA. The glorious 80s pop group would become one of the best-selling bands of the era, thus catapulting Faltskog to international fame. Faltskog has largely kept to herself in recent years, opting to spend her retirement on her island home in Europe.

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley found her slice of fame in Hollywood as a model and actress in the 70s and 80s. Alley’s first notable role would be as Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. With that being said, Alley wouldn’t come into her own until she was cast as Rebecca Howe in the hit sitcom, Cheers. Alley would score an Emmy and Golden Globe for her efforts. Alley continues to work in Hollywood as an actress and reality television personality.

Diana Ross

In her prime, Diana Ross was one of the biggest voices in the music industry. As the lead singer of The Supremes, Ross helped to sculpt the music that we listened to in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Ross would release several huge hits including ‘Stop! In the Name of Love’ as well as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’. Ross continues to tour and perform today after having been granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Obama.

Teri Garr

Teri Garr was a phenomenal actress in the 70s who rose to fame thanks to her work as Igna in the film, Young Frankenstein. After scoring that iconic role, Garr would go on to land other notable roles in films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Tootsie. Unfortunately, Garr would find herself diagnosed with MS in 2002 which would lead to her retirement. Since then, Garr has become a champion and ambassador for raising funds in support of MS research.

Lorraine Gary

Lorraine Gary played a large part in making Americans afraid of oceans thanks to her work on Jaws. Gary would purportedly retire from acting in 1979, but she would return for Jaws: The Revenge in 1987. True to her word, that would be Gary’s last role in Hollywood. Nowadays, Gary is completely focused on her charity work in Africa as a member of Humans Rights Watch Africa.

Goldie Hawn

Some names and faces stick with everyone and Goldie Hawn is no exception! Hawn rose to star status as a member of the television show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. After establishing her own fanbase, Hawn would curate a career filled with comedic films and intense dramas. Some of her most notable work includes The First Wives Club and the recently released Amy Schumer vehicle, Snatched.

Raquel Welch

Who doesn’t love the Hollywood starlet, Raquel Welch? When Welch first appeared in her fur bikini for One Million Years BC, her ascent to star status was all but cemented in stone. Welch would score a Golden Globe for her acting chops in The Three Musketeers before enjoying a dynamic and multi-pronged entertainment career. Nowadays, Welch is enjoying a slower-paced life. Her most recent work was on the series Date My Dad in 2017.

Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson helped to break barriers in the 70s when she became the first-ever African-American model to score a cover on the American edition of Vogue. Johnson would continue to model, though her career would hit serious road bumps after purportedly being drugged by Bill Cosby. Johnson released a memoir in 2015 that discusses the incident in detail.

Julie Andrews

Dame Julie Andrews is, perhaps, one of the greatest performers of her generation. Andrews broke into the industry in 1945, and she continues to act to this day. Throughout her prolific Hollywood career, Andrews has won five Golden Globes, three Grammy awards, a pair of Emmys, and an Academy Award. Andrews most recently starred in blockbuster productions like Aquaman, Despicable Me 3 and Bridgerton.

Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner helped bring the Broadway musical Grease to life and for that, we thank her. For all of her work on stage, Henner wouldn’t make her film debut until 1977 in the movie, Between the Lines. Henner would go on to star as Elaine in the television series, Taxi. Perhaps most interesting of all is the fact that Henner rose to fame for having Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory.

Sissy Spacek

Hollywood has been blessed with a wealth of dynamic performers and Sissy Spacek certainly belongs in that group. Spacek became an overnight sensation after starring in Badlands in 1973. From there, Spacek would score notable roles in Carrie, JFK, and The Help. Most recently, Spacek earned critical recognition for her starring role in the Netflix television drama, Bloodlines.

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd is an American actress who is most commonly associated with her work on Moonlighting, Taxi Driver, and Cybill. Shepherd continues to perform, and she has a film slated for release in late 2019 titled Late Lunch. Throughout her career, Shepherd has been nominated for a trio of Golden Globe awards.

Linda Ronstadt

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Ronstadt would take the music industry by storm after making her debut in 1967. In the intervening years since her introduction, Ronstadt has recorded 30 albums, 15 greatest hits records, and has also watched as 38 singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Ronstadt would retire in 2011 and a recent Parkinson’s diagnosis has put her music career firmly in the past.

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball became one of the biggest TV stars of the 660s thanks to her work on I Love Lucy. In the years following her work on I Love Lucy, Ball would enjoy an abrupt yet successful career. Unfortunately, Ball would end up passing away in 1989. Despite leaving so soon, Ball’s work will be remembered and referenced for generations.

Billie Jean King

In her heyday, Billie Jean King was a true sports icon. She scored a victory in the Battle of the Sexes during the 70s which saw male and female champions compete against one another. King would also earn notoriety for becoming the first openly gay tennis star in her era. King saw her life story adapted in the film Battle of the Sexes which starred Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is Hollywood royalty, and she has somehow only gotten better with age. Weaver made her debut in 1977 in the film Annie Hall under the direction of Woody Allen. From there, Weaver would become an international icon of female empowerment thanks to her work as Ripley in the Alien franchise. Since then, Weaver has continued to work on high concept franchisees like Ghostbusters, Avatar, and The Defenders. Weaver is slated to appear in Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 under director James Cameron for release through 2027.

Paula Prentiss

Paula Prentiss broke into the acting industry in 1960, but she wouldn’t build a following until she was cast in Where the Boys Are across from Jim Hutton. After that Hollywood introduction, Prentiss would go on to become an Emmy Award-nominated actress with 33 credits to her name. Prentiss most recently appeared in, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House in 2016.

Christie Brinkley

Who could ever forget Christie Brinkley? Brinkley catapulted to international stardom as one of the most popular swimsuit models in Sports Illustrated history. Brinkley would land 3 covers in the 70s while earning a 25-year contract as a spokesperson for Covergirl. Brinkley continues to act and model to this day, though she is now focused on helping her daughters in their careers.

Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells may have risen to fame on Gilligan’s Island, but her career wouldn’t stay stranded there. Wells would go on to become a stage actress with a number of musical projects. Wells has continued to act to this day, though her work has slowed down considerably. Most recently, Wells appeared as Gumbalina Toothington in the kid’s television series, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.

Susan Anton

Susan Anton is an American-born actress who found her way to fame as a singer and model in a string of cigar commercials in the 70s. While Anton never rose to superstar status, she continues to act and perform to this day. Most recently, Anton appeared in the made-for-TV movie, Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.

Karen Lynn Gorney

Karen Lynn Gorney portrayed Tara Martin in the famous soap opera, All My Children from 1970 until 1974. While Gorney continues to act to this day, her output has slowed down in recent years. Gorney’s most notable post-All My Children efforts include appearances in Saturday Night Fever and The Sopranos.

Loretta Swit

After becoming one of our favorite members of the M*A*S*H television series, Swit would become something of a television icon. Swit rose to fame as Major Margaret Hot Lips Houlihan. Swit would portray the character for all 11 seasons, taking home a pair of Emmy Awards for her efforts. Swit retired from acting in 1998, but she is slated for a return in the 2019 film, Play the Flute.

Catherine Bach

Catherine Bach rocked the television world as Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. Her performance was so influential that Nancy Reagan would cause a national controversy after being gifted one of Bach’s signed posters. Bach recently appeared in the made-for-TV movie, My Best Friend in 2016.

Debbie Harry

Who could ever forget Debbie Harry? Harry became an international rock and roll icon thanks to her work as the vocalist for the band, Blondie. Their first record dropped in 1976 and their ascent to fame was seemingly overnight. Blondie would release their 11th record in 2017, titled ‘Pollinator’, and the group continues to engage with their music to this day.

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John was probably the ‘first crush’ of an entire generation of young men. Newton-John would rise to fame in the musical, Grease as Pink Lady. In the intervening years since her ascent to star status, Newton-John has continued to work on anything that Hollywood could throw at her. Some of her most notable recent work includes a cameo appearance in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.

Allison Arngrim

Do you remember that Allison’s distinct presence on Little House on the Prairie? If you watched the show, you definitely remember nasty little Nellie and the havoc that she would wreak upon her family in the show. Nowadays, Arngrim is less interested in acting than she is in her charity work. Arngrim has mostly retired from Hollywood in order to live a quieter life focused on what is important to her.

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter became the definitive interpretation of Wonder Woman thanks to her work on the self-titled television series of the same name. Carter also had considerable success as a pageantry model and musician. Carter recently came back to her super hero roots when she appeared in the CW show, Super Girl.

Maureen McCormick

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Do you think Maureen McCormick is tired of that phrase yet? McCormick enjoyed high-profile fame as a teen icon thanks to her work as Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch. Since then, McCormick has enjoyed a long and successful Hollywood career with notable film and television roles to her name. Most recently, McCormick starred in The Neighborhood which released in 2017.

Jane Seymour

When you become a Bond girl, you become a part of Hollywood history. Jane Seymour portrayed Solitaire in the Bond film, Live and Let Die. With that iconic role in her repertoire, Seymour would be able to carve out a long and successful acting career that continues to this day. Seymoure has appeared in 146 projects at the time of this writing with THe Kominsky Method being her most recent release in 2019.

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An In-depth Look At The Exciting And Inquisitive Bengal Cats

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Many people enjoy cats because they have a reputation for being independent and low maintenance compared to other types of animals. However, one possible exception to the rule is Bengal cats. Not only are Bengal cats known for their unique complexion, they also have an infectious personality that is basically unmatched in the domestic cat world. Bengal cats are considered a combination of Asian leopard cats and traditional house cats.

Origins

Bengals cats are hybrid breeds. Doctors at Loyola University created the hybrids because they wanted a cat with an exotic look but the energetic personality of a domestic cat. The doctors mixed African leopard cats with Egyptian cats. According to the International Cat Association, most Bengal cats are now bred from their own species. This wasn’t the case initially, as the first generation of male Bengal cats were unable to reproduce. Bengals are now recognized as an official breed by several organizations around the World, including the Canadian Cat Association and The Cat Fancier’s Association.

Appearance

Bengal cats are known for their striking appearance. They have spotted or marbled markings. Most of the patterns are black or silver. Bengal cats have multiple coat colors, including seal sepia, seal lynx, brown tabby, and black silver tabby. Most Bengal cats have white background fur on their chin, chest, legs, and abdomen.

Maintenance

Bengal cats are now seen as large house cats. If you would like to add one to your home, make sure that you groom your cat every week. That will remove excess hair and dead hair. Keep your cat’s nails trimmed and always ensure that your Bengal cat is using a clean litter box.

Initially, Bengal cats were seen as too wild potentially out of control to be good pets. However, the cats have learned to channel their energy. So it is important that they get plenty of exercise and physical stimulation throughout the day. Make sure that you have a scratching post nearby and a tree for them to climb.

Bengal cats are very intelligent and inquisitive, so try to find an area around your home for them to explore. Bengal cats love interactive and engaging toys. In general, it’s just important to spend as much quality time as possible. Bengal cats are very fond of water, so look out for them trying to jump in the bathtub with you. While Bengals primarily get along with most animals, you should try to keep them in confined spaces. Bengal cats have been known to prey on hamsters and gerbils.

Managing Their Health

Most Bengal cats have a life expectancy of 10-16 years. Make sure that your cat stays up to date on all of its treatments and immunizations to avoid catching diseases such as leukemia. In some cases, Bengal cats may suffer from blindness. They are especially at risk during their younger years. Try avoiding all foods that contain grains when preparing your Bengal cats’ diet.

If you would like to adopt a Bengal cat, you can try avenues such as Petfinder. You should have a lot of fun learning and growing with your Bengal cat.

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This is Just How Beautiful African Emerald Cuckoos Are

Sherry Rucherman

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Just a step above the brown birds is the beautiful green birds. I mean this in terms of my level of interest in birds. Green is a beautiful color but it is meant for birds to blend in easily and hide. This takes away from the beauty of the green bird. With that being said, please do not take this out of context because green is still one of my favorite colors.

Sometimes, however, I still come across a green bird that always proves me wrong. They are nothing near boring to sit there and observe. Every so often I may stumble across one. When I do, it is hard for me to take my eyes off of it.

One of them happens to be the African emerald cuckoo. I can bet you have probably never heard or seen this one before.

They have beautiful bright bellies that are yellow along with emerald bodies. Between these two characteristics, it makes it hard for these birds to come across as boring. They have mastered the skill of hiding from their predators even though they are extremely bright. Photographers even have a hard time trying to find them to capture any great pictures of them.

African emerald cuckoos are mostly found in Western and Sub-Saharan African. Their preferred habitat is moist forests of course.

They may go and visit urban areas sometimes. However, they can still be pretty difficult to find.

But there still seems to be some good news! If you really want to find one of these birds, the best thing to do is listen out for a very interesting four-note song that stands out from other birds. Follow their song to find out where they are hiding. This is usually the only way to be able to spot them.

One thing about cuckoos is that they do not raise their babies if you know anything about them. This may be hard to believe, yet it is very true.

They do not even make their own nests as other birds do.

They pretty much take the nests that are built by puff back shrikes, bee-eaters, olive bush shrikes, and others. In other words, they steal those nests and get rid of the eggs that are in them.  If this isn’t hard to believe, I don’t know what is.

Once a cuckoo has found a good nest, the female will lay her own eggs and leave them for another mama bird to raise. Yes, you heard me correctly. Another bird from an entirely different species will get stuck to raise a cuckoo’s babies! How rude can this be?

But it doesn’t end there! After hatching, cuckoo babies push other babies from other species away. This just goes to show you how rude these birds really are. Regardless, these birds still are a beautiful sight to see!

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Meet the Human-Faced Potato Poodle That’s Taking Over the Internet

Leslie Tander

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It can be hard to say what makes us humans, human. How are people separate from dogs, cats, monkeys, and more? For some people, you simply know a human when you see one. The many unique traits we offer can be difficult to describe but a lot of people think this cute pooch offers some of the same unique traits reminiscent of humans.

And you know what? They’re right. It’s hard to say way exactly makes this poodle so vaguely human, and yet a quick look in her eyes can be a bit unsettling at first. It feels a bit like you’re looking at a person in a Halloween costume. Of course, once your eyes are drawn away from her eyes, you quickly realize that you’re looking at a cute and fluffy poodle.

The pooch’s name, by the way, is Kokoro. This name may be unfamiliar to some, but it suits the pup quite well. In Japanese, Kokoro roughly means heart and feelings. And Kokoro certainly has a lot of heart and is melting a lot of hearts too.

While she may not know it, Kokoro has become an internet sensation and now has countless fans around the world. Many would love to give this poodle a well-deserved pet on the head. And given Kokoro’s round, bushy afro-like haircut, the pets are sure to feel good for both parties.

So far, Kokoro’s charming photos have garnered over one hundred and thirty thousand likes and thirty thousand shares on Twitter. One top of that, nearly a thousand people have commented. Some people argue that the pupper has an eerie similarity to famed painter and teacher Bob Ross. A few believe that she looks like an ewok. Others simply note that they want to give her a pat on the head or belly rub.

Kokoro is also extremely popular on the photo sharing site Instagram. She has over one hundred and sixty thousand followers. Follow her on Instagram and you can check out more than 3,500 photos. Many of them, of course, featured Kokoro herself.

By all accounts, she’s a smart, gentle, and kind dog. She seems to like exploring outside and overall appears to like chilling out with her buds the most. It also looks like Kokoro spends quite a bit of time traveling and on the road. So who knows, maybe you’ll get to meet her when you’re out on an adventure of your own.

It’s obvious that Kokoro’s human companions take a lot of time and put a lot of effort into her care. Besides her great hairdo, the rest of her coat is obviously well cared for. Poodle hair can be difficult to keep clean, especially if your poodle likes to dig around in the yard or snuggle under furniture. Yet Kokoro looks like she just stepped out of the hair salon.

Got your own pictures of an amazing puppy, cat, or other animal? Consider sharing them with the world. Many people have been cooped up, working from home, and avoiding public gatherings in recent months. Now is the perfect time to share a little light and warmth, and a few photos of amazing animals can go a long way.

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