Fantasy Island

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Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

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Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

An Ohio native, Parker studied at... read more

Oscar Winner Celeste Holm Dies at 95

Celeste Holm, who rose to fame in Broadway's Oklahoma! and won an Oscar for 1947's Gentleman's Agreement, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 95.

Holm was hospitalized approximately two weeks ago with dehydration ... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Peter Dinklage — Fantasy Island's New Tattoo

Emmy-winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is preparing to slip into the little white suit worn by Fantasy Island sidekick Tattoo in a big-screen biopic of French-born Filipino actor Hervé Villechaize.

"He was an amazing painter and did a lot of charity work with children but... read more

Mark Burnett Reviving Fantasy Island as Reality Series

Welcome to Fantasy Island — the reality version.

Mark Burnett and Sony are teaming up to turn the classic series into a reality show, in which contestants will compete to become a real-life Mr. or Ms. Roarke, Variety reports.

The ABC original, which aired from 1978 to '84, featured Mr. Roarke — played by the late Ricardo Montalban — in his iconic white suit, who welcomed guests to his private island and made ...
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Why do none of the major ...

Question: Why do none of the major networks show new programming on Saturday night anymore? I grew up with TV, and there have been a lot of good shows airing on Saturday nights (i.e., Gunsmoke, Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, District, Hack, to name a few). Do the major networks think that no one is home on Saturday evening to watch TV? A lot of us "baby boomers" are done running around and partying on Saturday nights and would really appreciate something other than repeats to watch. Is there any hope for us? Answer: There's no such thing as a simple question. Saturdays are a dead zone for the networks, and I can't see that changing in the foreseeable future. In fact, I worry that Fridays will be the next to go. The notion of there being a "captive audience" for network TV is obsolete; even in recent years, when the networks were still programming original series on Saturdays (CBS, the most traditional network, was the last holdout), there was a sense that most at-home viewers ... read more

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Premiered: January 28, 1978, on ABC
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Premise: An elegantly dapper man named Roarke is the mysterious proprietor of a tropical resort in this memorable Aaron Spelling confection, which finds a parade of B-list guest stars checking in to live out their dreams. Teamed with the successful `Love Boat' on Saturdays from 1978 to '84, the show grew creepier over the years as even the Devil himself (portrayed by Roddy McDowall) booked passage to the isle.

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