Shelley Gabert

Melvin Van Peebles


Melvin Van Peebles came to Hollywood in the 1950s to make films and was offered a job as an elevator operator instead. So he went to Europe to study astronomy only to have the stars lead him back to…

  • TV

Boomer heaven


The 1988 Emmy Awards belonged to the baby boomers. ABC bookends "The Wonder Years" and "thirtysomething" won comedy and drama, respectively. In the former, an older narrator reminisced on growing up…

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