The following beautiful and talented women were objects of my youthful crushes. All of them, with the exception of Sharon Bless, are dark-haired. I am married to a fair-haired woman. Who knew?
Natalie Wood, born in 1938. This beautiful Russian born actress tragically died on November 29, 1981. I saw her first on “West Side Story” and later in the following movies: Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, and Rebel Without a Cause.”
Veronica Hamel (born November 20, 1943, in Philadelphia, was the main reason that I watched the television series “Hill Street Blues.” She played public prosecutor, Joyce Davenport, and was a girl friend of Captain Francis Furillo. She often nicknamed Frank as “Pizza Man.” I thought Veronica was one of the most beautiful women I had ever laid my eyes on. Now and again, I would catch ‘beautiful’ glimpses of her on Kojack, Bob Newhart Show, Rockford Files, Dallas and Starsky and Hutch. I took photographs of the television screen, long before the internet was up and running.
Elizabeth Taylor: Often its argued that she is among the most beautiful woman born on this planet. As a young person, I watched her in “National Velvet” and she cast a spell on me.
Cagney and Lacey: The two ‘hot’ women managed to win the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for six consecutive years. I think the lesbian watching population had influence on these awards. I lived the blond Sharon Gless who played Christine Cagney. My spouse tells me that she was glued to Mary Beth Lacey (dark-haired woman) who was played by Tyne Daly.
Who do you remember? Who raises your eyebrows and heart level now?