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PODCAST EPISODE 55 – Mariah Carey – Songbird Supreme

Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, vocal power, melismatic style, and signature use of the whistle register.

In 2012, she was ranked second on VH1’s list of the 100 greatest female artists in music history.

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PODCAST EPISODE 54 – Drew Barrymore

Born into an acting dynasty, Drew Barrymore had more than her fair share of troubles as a youngest and teen, but turned out so well later on, that she became of of the most bankable starts in Hollywood.

Barrymore is the godmother of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

Hear about Drew on this episode of the Celebrity Archaeology Podcast.

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PODCAST EPISODE 53 – Peter Allen

Did you know that Peter Allen was Liza Minnelli’s first husband?

Did you know that he co-write I Honestly Love you, that Olivia Newton-John made a Number 1 hit with?

Do you know where one of his most famous lyrics came from?
(If you get caught between the moon and New York City).

Hear about it on this episode of the Celebrity Archaeology Podcast.

PODCAST EPISODE 52 – Lena Horne

Lena Horne started out in 1933 as a chorus girl at the Cotton Club at age 16, went to Hollywood but became disenchanted with making movies and eventually became one of the premier nightclub performers of the post-war era.

Hear about Lena Horne on this condensed episode of the Celebrity Archaeology Podcast.

PODCAST EPISODE 51 – Larry Hagman

From his critically acclaimed dramatic role in the Henry Fonda movie Failsafe, to one of tv’s most villainous characters in the form of J.R. Ewing in the tv soap Dallas, Larry Hagman will forever be remembered as the villainous J.R. The Who Done It episode, (for the world to find out who shot JR in the season 4 finale), will go down in tv history as the most asked question (Who Shot J.R.?). It took three weeks until the culprit was revealed on November 21, 1980, in a ratings record-breaking episode.

Hear about it on this condensed episode of the Celebrity Archaeology Podcast.

PODCAST EPISODE 50 – Donna Mills

For nine years, Donna Mills played the villain we love to hate, on the long running nighttime soap Knots Landing, a spinoff of Dallas.

Hear about how Donna Mills became one of tv’s greatest female soap villains on this condensed episode of the Celebrity Archaeology Podcast.

 

PODCAST EPISODE 49 – Tom Wolfe

On May 14, 2018, we lost one of our most prolific authors, Tom Wolfe, whose first novel “The Bonfire of the Vanities was a critical and financial success. The Bonfire of the Vanities was published in 1987 and was a satirical novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City.

Hear about Tom Wolfe’s start on this condensed episode of the Celebrity Archaeology Podcast.

PODCAST EPISODE 48 – Kirk Douglas


Did you know that Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch and that his parents were Jewish emigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus) and the family spoke Yiddish at home?

Hear about your favorite entertainers on condensed episodes of the Celebrity Archaeology Podcast.

PODCAST EPISODE 47 – Calista Flockhart

Come along with me as we make this short discovery of Harrison Ford’s wife, Calista Flockhart, who went from being an aerobics instructor to the new iteration of feminism, due to her lead role in Ally McBeal.

PODCAST EPISODE 46 – Jackie Gleason

John Herbert Gleason, better known as Jackie Gleason, was born on February 26, 1916. He was an American comedian, actor, writer, composer and conductor. Developing a style and characters from growing up in Brooklyn, New York, he was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy, exemplified by his bus driver Ralph Kramden character in the television series The Honeymooners. By filming the episodes with DuMont’s Electronicam, Gleason was later able to release the series in syndication, which increased its popularity over the years with new audiences. He also developed The Jackie Gleason Show, which maintained high ratings from the mid-1950s through 1970. After originating in New York City, filming moved to Miami, Florida, in 1964 after Gleason took up permanent residence there.

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