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Ty Hardin, Star of Early TV Western ‘Bronco,’ Dies at 87

Ty Hardin, Star of Early TV Western ‘Bronco,’ Dies at 87
Ty Hardin, who starred in early TV Westerns Cheyenne and its spinoff, Bronco, has died. He was 87, and his widow Carolyn Pampu Hardin told the Associated Press he had been in failing health. According to a biography on his personal website, Hardin was born Orison Whipple Hungerford Jr.on New Year’s Day, 1930, in New York City. The name Whipple was given to him in honor of an ancestor on his father’s side, William Whipple of New Hampshire, one of the signers of the…
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Ty Hardin, Star of Early TV Western ‘Bronco,’ Dies at 87

Ty Hardin, who starred in early TV Westerns Cheyenne and its spinoff, Bronco, has died. He was 87, and his widow Carolyn Pampu Hardin told the Associated Press he had been in failing health. According to a biography on his personal website, Hardin was born Orison Whipple Hungerford Jr.on New Year’s Day, 1930, in New York City. The name Whipple was given to him in honor of an ancestor on his father’s side, William Whipple of New Hampshire, one of the signers of the…
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Ty Hardin, Star of the TV Western 'Bronco,' Dies at 87

Ty Hardin, the hunky actor who starred as a former Confederate officer who wanders the Old West in the 1958-62 ABC series Bronco, has died. He was 87.

Hardin died Thursday in Huntington Beach, Calif. His wife, Carolyn Pampu Hardin, told The Associated Press he had been "in failing health."

When Cheyenne star Clint Walker left his show in a contract dispute, executives at Warner Bros. cast Hardin as Bronco Layne to keep the series going. Hardin was given his own Western after Walker returned, and Bronco debuted in September 1958, sticking around for four seasons though April 1962.

Hardin also...
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Ty Hardin, Star of the TV Western 'Bronco,' Dies at 87

Ty Hardin, Star of the TV Western 'Bronco,' Dies at 87
Ty Hardin, the hunky actor who starred as a former Confederate officer who wanders the Old West in the 1958-62 ABC series Bronco, has died. He was 87.

Hardin died Thursday in Huntington Beach, Calif. His wife, Carolyn Pampu Hardin, told The Associated Press he had been "in failing health."

When Cheyenne star Clint Walker left his show in a contract dispute, executives at Warner Bros. cast Hardin as Bronco Layne to keep the series going. Hardin was given his own Western after Walker returned, and Bronco debuted in September 1958, sticking around for four seasons though April 1962.

Hardin also...
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Stephen Colbert and More Salivate Over Reports of Grand Jury in Trump-Russia Probe: 'God, I Wish I Had Jury Duty!'

Stephen Colbert and More Salivate Over Reports of Grand Jury in Trump-Russia Probe: 'God, I Wish I Had Jury Duty!'
Maybe it really is a privilege to perform jury duty.

Late night hosts and social media users alike were enthused over news that special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly convened a grand jury in his investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.

While the impaneling of a grand jury does not necessarily mean that Mueller will ultimately seek any indictments, it does allow prosecutors to issue subpoenas for important documents and evidence from President Donald Trump and his team.

Regardless, TV personalities like Stephen Colbert couldn’t help but speculate.

“I’m going to say something right now nobody has ever said before: God,
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Risk vs. Reward: History Makes a Perfect Fit in Longform Races

Risk vs. Reward: History Makes a Perfect Fit in Longform Races
Almost as soon as “The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story” was announced, you could hear the mutterings of people wondering why anyone would feel the need to rehash the oft-told saga from the Bronco car chase through to the controversial verdict.

“We picked up on that initial reaction of fatigue and skepticism because the subject matter was so pervasive,” says “O.J.” producer Nina Jacobson. “What more could be said that hadn’t been said? But there was so much more to say by giving people emotional access to these characters 20 years later.”

Historic dramas have always played well with audiences, but this season many of this year’s biggest TV movies and limited series, from HBO’s “Confirmation” and “All the Way” to FX’s “O.J.” and Hulu’s “11.22.63,” involve re-creations of fairly recent events.

While “O.J.” took a stale story and showed just
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Cuba Gooding Jr. on ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’: ‘I’m Not Here to Prove His Innocence or Guilt’

Cuba Gooding Jr. on ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’: ‘I’m Not Here to Prove His Innocence or Guilt’
Of all the cast members in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” Cuba Gooding, Jr. may have the toughest challenge: He has to embody someone everyone has an opinion on.

But guilty or innocent, Gooding says he’ll never reveal his true feelings about the case — or the former Heisman trophy winner, who’s now in prison on an unrelated charge. In this week’s episode, we’ll see the infamous Bronco chase — which reveals Simpson at his most vulnerable, threatening to commit suicide as pal A.C. Cowling drives along the 405.

Here, Gooding tells Variety about the role he calls the hardest he’s ever played.

Why did you decide to take on this role?

Two words: Ryan Murphy. True story: My agent called and said there’s a script here. It’s 167 pages, some guy with a lot of money in Australia wants to tell the story of the innocence of O.J. Simpson.
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‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers on the Secrets of that Famous Trial: ‘It’s Stranger Than Fiction’

‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers on the Secrets of that Famous Trial: ‘It’s Stranger Than Fiction’
Screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are self-proclaimed “total TV novices.” Renowned for their film credits — which range from “Big Eyes” to “The People vs. Larry Flynt” — they’d never tried their hands at television. It took the persuasive powers of producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and the prospect of adapting Jeffrey Toobin’s book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” to finally lure them to the medium.

“It was just exploding with characters and weird incidents and odd detail,” says Alexander. “We love that stuff.” They knew that the story could only be told in a series — a two-hour movie wouldn’t suffice. So they lent their prodigious talents to the script, and serve as executive producers — along with Ryan Murphy, Jacobson and Simpson — on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which debuts February 2nd.

Here, they tell Variety about
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R.I.P. Chad Everett of Medical Center and Mulholland Drive

The actor Chad Everett—best remembered as the star of the ‘70s hospital drama Medical Center and a memorable scene in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive—has died at 76, after a long battle with lung cancer. As one of the last contract players during the dying days of the studio system, Everett (né Raymond Lee Cramton) spent eight years doing journeyman work on TV, with guest shots on such series as Maverick, Lawman, Bronco, 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Combat, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Ironside, as well as tiny roles in such movies as ...
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Chad Everett Leaves Behind Memorable TV Legacy With Our Favorite Shows

Chad Everett Leaves Behind Memorable TV Legacy With Our Favorite Shows

It was very sad hearing that Chad Everett had passed away from cancer, and more than a little surprising.  I don't keep up on the health of celebrities so this may not be news, but it turns out that Everett had been battling Lung Cancer for a year and a half.   During that time Everett had filmed an episode of Castle, appearing as Jerry Maddox in "The Blue Butterfly", and 14 episodes of Chemistry. Yes, Chad really was that tough.

Everett had a ton of memorable screen time under his belt, but my personal favorite will always be his turn as  Dean Winchester in the Supernatural episode "The Curious Case of Dean Winchester".  Everett nailed the lingo and mannerisms of Jensen Ackles with memorable, and very funny, perfection.

His long running television career includes appearances in Maverick, Bronco, 77 Sunset Strip,
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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 3)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the third of a five-part feature (read parts one and two)...

“You’ve got to keep stretching out and trying other stuff,” observed actor and director Clint Eastwood. “I could have chosen a lot of scripts that were different than Bronco Billy [1980], that were less of a challenge but it was worth trying.” The native of San Francisco, California explains, “It’s about the American Dream, and Billy’s dream that he fought so hard for. It’s all the context of this outdated Wild West show that has absolutely no chance of being a hit. But it’s sweet. It’s pure.” The subject matter resembles the work of two legendary Hollywood filmmakers. “My first thought was that Frank Capra [It’s a Wonderful Life] or Preston Sturges [Sullivan’s Travels] might have done it in their heyday. It has some values that were interesting to
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Mini Must-Have: Suri Cruise’s Colorful Rainboots

Mini Must-Have: Suri Cruise’s Colorful Rainboots
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Those boots were made for walking!

We recently spotted Suri Cruise out and about with mom Katie Holmes in Vancouver, Canada on Jan. 7 and we couldn’t help but notice her bright footwear.

Turns out, the 4½-year-old was sporting the Cowboy Bronco rain boots ($39) by däv.

From the adorable stars and cowgirl design to the fun mix of pink and red, these rubber western-style shoes would brighten any rainy day.

Added bonus: There’s a matching umbrella ($24).

Love her boots as much as we do? Check out the full kids collection at Davrain.com.
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