January 07, 2006

80's Crush of the Week

Our innaugural 80's crush is Erin Gray.

Birth Name: Same
Birth Date: 1/7/50
Age Today: 56 (Happy Birthday!)
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI

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80's Crush because: She was "out of this world" from 1979-1981 as sexy satin flight-suit wearing space pilot Col. Wilma Deering in the TV show "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century". Boy, did I want to settle into her cockpit.

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Other notable roles: Kate Stratton in "Silver Spoons" which, ironically, I never watched because I couldn't stand that little bastard Ricky Schroder.

Most recent media appearance: Some film called "Meat Pie". Hmmm.

Distinguishing Feature: Killer Smile - with dimples.

Interesting Factoid: Erin started her career as a model featured in commercials for Breck, Clairol and Camay Soap.

Career moment she'd probably like to forget: Being the victim of an "energy vampire" in one of the cheesiest episodes of "Buck Rogers" ever.

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Crush Meter: 8 out of 10

Hey, what happened to Diane Lane?

Posted by: Gary at 09:00 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Yeah, what about Diane? I was getting used to her. We decided to do a Dog of the Week (since this is the Chinese Year of the Dog), but you have us beat by a country mile.

Posted by: bird dog at January 07, 2006 09:23 AM (ywZa8)

2 Buck Rogers ... now there was a quality sci-fi series! What was that midget robot's name, Blinky or something like that?

Posted by: rightwingprof at January 07, 2006 01:35 PM (hj1Wx)

3 Erin's most recent media appearance might be the recent "I Love the 80's: 3D" series on VH1. She was one of the comment people in the 1987 or 1988 show. She still looked quite good. Although not as good as Linda Carter of Wonder Woman fame. I'm waiting for that one, Gary!

Posted by: .....Dan at January 07, 2006 06:36 PM (1RIcI)

4 Good choice for starting off the new year, blogfather! :wink: Erin Gray as Wilma Deering....I remember the fantasizing, like...it was 25 years ago! Uh oh...geek moment coming up: "Far beyond the world I've known, Far beyond my time What am I, who am I, what will I be? Where am I going, and what will I see? Searching my mind for some truth to reveal What parts are fantasy, what memories real? Long before this life of mine, Long before this time What was there, who cared to make it begin? Is it forever, or will it all end? Searching my past for things that I've seen Is it my life, or something I've dreamed? Far beyond this world I've known, Far beyond my time What kind of world am I going to find? Will it be real, or just all in my mind? What am I, who am I, what will I be? Where am I going, and what will I see?"

Posted by: Wordsmith at January 08, 2006 12:16 AM (nrGCx)

5 Erin Grey as Deering was OK, but Pamela Hensley as Ardala was the most memorable "crush" from the late 70s/early 80s for me.

Posted by: JohnL at January 10, 2006 12:33 AM (dYzx6)

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