May 022013

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 in “West Side Story.”

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.”


Victoria Hamel. Wow!

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.images-37



Cagney on the left
Lacey on the right.

 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?



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