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Who was a famous name when you were growing up that young people today wouldn't have heard of?

323 replies

Brettthepei · 22/06/2023 00:06

Hearsay

OP posts:
Whenwillglorioussummercome · 22/06/2023 21:42

Nana Maskouri.

Chatillon · 22/06/2023 21:47

Buzz Aldrin
Robert Maxwell
Audrey Hepburn (most 20's year olds do not recognise her name)
Patrick Macnee
Raymond Baxter
Patrick Moore
Gerald Ratner
Anna Ford
Jean Shrimpton
Dennis Hopper
Isabella Rosellini
Grace Jones
Iman
Tommy Cooper
Mary Whitehouse
Paul Daniels
Topov
Bryan Ferry
Clive Sinclair
John Stonehouse
Sir John Harvey-Jones
Fanny Craddock
Marjorie Proops
Terry Waite

And.......Saffron Walden. OK, ok....I now know it is a place, but years ago there was a By-Election and the name kept coming up on the wireless radio that much and I thought Mr Walden was a famous sort of name.

Chatillon · 22/06/2023 21:49

I am also pretty sure not one of the above has ever:

Taken a selfie
Had Botox
Trout-pouted

Whenwillglorioussummercome · 22/06/2023 21:49

Chatillon · 22/06/2023 21:47

Buzz Aldrin
Robert Maxwell
Audrey Hepburn (most 20's year olds do not recognise her name)
Patrick Macnee
Raymond Baxter
Patrick Moore
Gerald Ratner
Anna Ford
Jean Shrimpton
Dennis Hopper
Isabella Rosellini
Grace Jones
Iman
Tommy Cooper
Mary Whitehouse
Paul Daniels
Topov
Bryan Ferry
Clive Sinclair
John Stonehouse
Sir John Harvey-Jones
Fanny Craddock
Marjorie Proops
Terry Waite

And.......Saffron Walden. OK, ok....I now know it is a place, but years ago there was a By-Election and the name kept coming up on the wireless radio that much and I thought Mr Walden was a famous sort of name.

Like Brian Walden? Who also belongs on this thread I suspect.

BlueThursday · 22/06/2023 22:04

Sarah greene
never again seen after she went under the stairs with Pipes

Thunderpunt · 22/06/2023 22:13

Linda Lussardi

Thunderpunt · 22/06/2023 22:16

Percy Thrower


And the dog woman,..... what's her name.

Used to do the siiii-iiit command and fold her arm up. God it's annoying I can't think of her damn name

Justleaveitblankthen · 22/06/2023 22:19

Barbara Woodhouse:
"Sit!"
"Heel" ๐Ÿถ

Justleaveitblankthen · 22/06/2023 22:20

@Thunderpunt
That's mad, I posted at the same time, without reading your post ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thunderpunt · 22/06/2023 22:38

Justleaveitblankthen · 22/06/2023 22:20

@Thunderpunt
That's mad, I posted at the same time, without reading your post ๐Ÿ˜‚

Grin at least you remembered her name! So funny thinking back to how stern she was!

SmurfetteSalad · 22/06/2023 22:50

Five Star
Lenny Kravitz
Bill Crosby
Floella Benjamin
Amanda de Cadinet
Anneka Rice
Dot Cotton
Morten Harkett
Patrick Swazee

SmurfetteSalad · 22/06/2023 22:50

wheresmymojo · 22/06/2023 07:16

I have a signed Ken Dodd 'tickle stick' that I can't bring myself to throw away even though it's quite clearly worth nothing!

(Also I have zero evidence of any kind but Ken Dodd gives me Jimmy Saville vibes)

Totally

SmurfetteSalad · 22/06/2023 22:51

George Michael ๐Ÿ˜ข
Prince ๐Ÿ˜ข

RampantIvy · 22/06/2023 22:55

@Brettthepei You aren't very old, given that both the examples on this thread and the other one are from this century.

I give you Victor Borge, Max Wall and Stanley Baxter.

Taytocrisps · 22/06/2023 23:01

Thunderpunt · 22/06/2023 22:16

Percy Thrower


And the dog woman,..... what's her name.

Used to do the siiii-iiit command and fold her arm up. God it's annoying I can't think of her damn name

Barbara Woodhouse! I was thinking of her when I saw the thread title but couldn't remember her name.

Taytocrisps · 22/06/2023 23:01

Justleaveitblankthen · 22/06/2023 22:19

Barbara Woodhouse:
"Sit!"
"Heel" ๐Ÿถ

Walkies!

Splcam · 22/06/2023 23:03

Mixu Paatelainen

Rolypolyfishheads · 22/06/2023 23:05

Billy Idol

CheshireCat1 · 22/06/2023 23:14

Noddy Holder
Gina Lollobrigida
Kathy Kirby
Oliver Reed and Alan Bates (Women in Love)

Thunderpunt · 22/06/2023 23:16

Big Daddy
Giant Haystacks
Jockey Wilson
Nadia Komanech
Olga Korbett

ATeamsvan · 22/06/2023 23:20

Samantha Fox

Taytocrisps · 22/06/2023 23:22

Did anyone mention Clive James yet?

BigMandsTattooPortfolio · 22/06/2023 23:23

Fingermouse

TalkingSchist · 22/06/2023 23:25

Splcam · 22/06/2023 23:03

Mixu Paatelainen

Hardly a household name

Jeelypieces20storeys · 22/06/2023 23:26

Sarah Greene

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