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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


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PlatBilledDuckypuss · 24/06/2023 00:41

Richard Baker
Barbara Castle
Vic Feather
The Very Lovely Amie Macdonald
Cliff Michelmore

PlatBilledDuckypuss · 24/06/2023 00:47

LadyWiddiothethird · 22/06/2023 20:37

Charlie Drake....”hello my darlings”.

My DF knew him. A thoroughly unpleasant man in his view.

MeinKraft · 24/06/2023 03:55

Jean Michel Jarre

AGardenFullOfGuineaSquiggs · 24/06/2023 09:18

Tony Hart
Anneka Rice
t immy Mallet

massiveclamps · 24/06/2023 11:14

Chatillon · 23/06/2023 23:11

And Champion the Wonder Horse...

Oh I wouldn't forget him! He's in my long post yesterday.

Giselletheunicorn · 24/06/2023 11:19

Leslie Crowther
Frank Bough
Selina Scott
Johnny Ball
Johnny Morris
Anne Diamond
Nick Owen
Judith Chalmers
Keith Chegwin

Showing my age terribly here...

Ormally · 24/06/2023 12:39

(Dr.) David Owen

Bonnie Langford

Arthur Scargill

Ormally · 24/06/2023 13:10

...And going back further - I wasn't there, but they sound like legends -

Tallulah Bankhead (actual security files have now come out of the vaults on her, mainly for repeatedly Getting On Very Well With a sizeable group of top public school future establishment gentlemen); namesake of the Tallulah Bugsy Malone character.

Katherine Dunham. History maker for development of non-western dance histories. Entertainment name in a backdrop where non-white artists could play the Cotton Club every night but still be barred from staying in lodgings anywhere near it. Dancer, yes. More than 12 honorary doctorates by the end of her days, also yes.
What a woman.

Abhannmor · 24/06/2023 13:38

Torching the Battery Boy
Bill and Ben
Andy Pandy

NooNakedJacuzziness · 24/06/2023 14:26

This thread has been reminding me of this song (skip to 2 mins in)

TellingBone · 24/06/2023 14:35

Abhannmor · 24/06/2023 13:38

Torching the Battery Boy
Bill and Ben
Andy Pandy



JulieHoney · 24/06/2023 14:38

Englebert Humperdinck
Farrah Fawcett
Lee Majors

BigMandsTattooPortfolio · 24/06/2023 14:58

Lionel Blair

Una Stubbs

Michael Aspel

Frank Muir

Robert Morley

Jimmy Edwards

Robert Robinson

Fleamaker123 · 25/06/2023 17:56

JR Ewing

MrsClatterbuck · 25/06/2023 18:41

Lucille Ball
Desi Arnez Jr
Marlene Deitrich
Jean Harlow
James Cagney
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall
Spencer Tracy
Katherine Hepburn
Grace Kelly
Better Davis my favourite
Judy Garland
John Wayne my dad was a huge western fan
The Marx Brothers
Lots more but that will do for now
Watched a lot of old movies growing up😳

Chatillon · 25/06/2023 19:06

Caroline Cossey also known as Tula.

I remember the Smirnoff Vodka advert water skiing behind the Loch Ness monster.

Ginger1982 · 25/06/2023 19:11

Jet, Cobra and Wolf.

Hellokittymania · 25/06/2023 19:21

I’ll never forget watching somebody’s YouTube Vlog, this was a teacher, and she was talking about how the textbooks were so old they were still talking about Michelle Quan… I was a big figure skating fan, I loved Michelle Kwan, Tara Lapinski, Oksana Baiul, Kurt Browning and so on. I also loved gymnastics, and in the 90s you had Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes Lilia Podkopeva, Dominique Moceanu, Lavinia Milosevich, Gina Goorjian and so many others.

sorry, I am visually impaired and using dictation so it’s not going to get some of the more difficult name is correct, but if you’re a big gymnastics or skating fan, I’m sure you know who I mean.

141mum · 03/07/2023 15:52

Mary, mungo and midge
loved the red racing car episode

barbarahunter · 03/07/2023 15:57

Bunty James
Fred Dinenage

MadamClench · 03/07/2023 16:21

Michael Aspel.
Lena Zavaroni
Johnny Morris
Val Doonican

DMCWelshcakes · 03/07/2023 16:39

Cliff Mitchelmore
Arthur Marshall
Margaret Rutherford
Jim Dale
Su Pollard

Whenwillglorioussummercome · 03/07/2023 23:04

Su Pollard is (fabulously) still on prime time TV.

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