The poster child for offbeat kids and baby dykes across the world!
Happy 60th to Kristy McNichol!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||March 25, 2023 12:52 PM|
As a young gay boy, I had a huge crush on her.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 11, 2022 7:33 PM|
I always wanted her on my baseball team
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 11, 2022 7:38 PM|
did she ever grow tits?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 11, 2022 7:42 PM|
Does anyone want to play catch?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 11, 2022 7:43 PM|
She sure was lez material
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 11, 2022 8:57 PM|
OP, Quinn Cummings would like a word with you about that poster child quip!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 11, 2022 9:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 11, 2022 10:42 PM|
R1 is a fake "gay" guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 11, 2022 10:47 PM|
She was a really good actor on Family and Little Darlings, very natural
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 12, 2022 12:01 AM|
Which of you is The Cheeseman?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 12, 2022 12:09 AM|
That mother on Family was scary
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 12, 2022 1:04 AM|
Is “it” passed down through the TV mother?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 12, 2022 1:05 AM|
I LOVED her when I was a young gay boy. I also loved Jodie Foster. And my favorite Angel was Sabrina. Go figure.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 12, 2022 1:08 AM|
She starred in two long-running TV series--one comedy, one drama. Others who've done that: Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke. Anyone else?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 12, 2022 1:28 AM|
R12 no, it most certainly is not
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 12, 2022 1:31 AM|
I re-watched ONLY WHEN I LAUGH not too long ago. Although the three main actors got Oscar noms (Marsha Mason, James Coco and Joan Hackett), Kristy more than holds her own and gives the more "natural" performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 12, 2022 1:39 AM|
R14, Carroll O’Connor (All in the Family and In the Heat of the Night)
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 12, 2022 1:39 AM|
She was a brilliant actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 12, 2022 1:41 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 12, 2022 1:42 AM|
Susan St. James.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 12, 2022 2:01 AM|
She was cute as a button.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 12, 2022 2:01 AM|
OP is posting from years ago. She is definitely older than that.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 12, 2022 2:11 AM|
I wonder if her big collapse around age 20 was struggling with her homosexuality? A near-molestation by a guy really freaked her out.
She tried a comeback but ultimately had to retire from the business. Wonder what she does for a living now? She certainly never made the kind of money that would support her for life.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 12, 2022 2:21 AM|
She probably still gets royalties from music streaming.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 12, 2022 2:29 AM|
I knew Kristy would eat pussy before I even knew what pussy was.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 12, 2022 2:33 AM|
R25 Bless your heart, you tried to be witty
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 12, 2022 2:39 AM|
R1, I had a crush on her too and I am a gold star gay. She has a masculine energy.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 12, 2022 2:39 AM|
Same with me. She was my first crush when I was 9 years old. I had a collage poster of her above my bed. Totally made sense that I was a budding gayling and didn't know it.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 12, 2022 2:45 AM|
R14 - Allison Janney: West Wing & Mom
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 12, 2022 3:31 AM|
r14 Ed Asner
Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 12, 2022 3:46 AM|
I thought she was a boy for the longest time.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 12, 2022 3:48 AM|
Robert Walden: Lou Grant, Brothers
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 12, 2022 3:49 AM|
R14 yeah but if she’s the only non funny person in a sitcom does that really count?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 12, 2022 3:50 AM|
R31 only you didn't
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 12, 2022 3:52 AM|
Okay r34 you got me.
I STILL think she's a boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 12, 2022 3:54 AM|
I see she does those conventions, if any of you want autographs from the 2 time Emmy winner.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 12, 2022 4:08 AM|
Leticia certainly kept us on our toes.
She kept shrinking my dresses!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 12, 2022 4:10 AM|
Baby dyke Kristy with skinny dyke Karen.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 12, 2022 4:49 AM|
I really wanted to be Kristy/Buddy when I was little.
But boy, am I glad I wasn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 12, 2022 4:54 AM|
Her acting was so relaxed, natural, and genuine. She blew Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal off the screen in Little Darlings, with her honesty and simplicity. I remember reading an interview with Dinah Manoff, who guest-starred on Family back in the late '70s, then starred with McNichol a decade later, in Empty Nest. She said something about McNichol not needing to prepare for a scene they shared in Family. McNichol just glanced at the script once, got in front of the camera, and turned in a knock-out performance. She had a special gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 12, 2022 5:06 AM|
She was always envious of Willie’s Willy
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 12, 2022 5:27 AM|
She’s always been dollar store Jodie Foster.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 12, 2022 5:29 AM|
I think that face was made for the small screen
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 12, 2022 5:40 AM|
R38 believe or not Christy had become so powerful in Hollywood that when the Carpenters wanted her back for the next Christmas special, she strong armed them to have to take Jimmy as well. Richard especially did not care for Jimmy, but it was a package deal, both or none so they had to put up with his terrible Christmas caterwauling. But everyone did like the symmetry of two brother/sister pairs.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 12, 2022 5:52 AM|
[quote] Richard especially did not care for Jimmy, but it was a package deal, both or none so they had to put up with his terrible Christmas caterwauling.
It's not as if Kristy herself had such a great voice. Just another teen idol the pushed into a failed recording career. Tacky, if you ask me.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 12, 2022 5:57 AM|
Kristy at least had some enthusiasm and sparkle, Jimmy may have well be sitting on a toilet taking a shit during that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 12, 2022 6:04 AM|
I’m going to send that “Fum, Fum, Fum” version to people I don’t like
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 12, 2022 6:13 AM|
R47 And not even at Christmastime too, right!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 12, 2022 6:14 AM|
Jimmy should really look into doing some over the counter constipation medication commercial.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 12, 2022 6:18 AM|
It’s like an aluminum Christmas tree
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 12, 2022 6:19 AM|
Lifetime TV should do a movie of the week reworking of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? for Jimmy and Kristy called “Whatever Happened to Buddy Lawrence?” In it, she’s still dressed like Buddy, with heavy stage makeup, and he’s in a wheelchair because the diabetes got one of his feet and she harangues him with “Butcha ARE Jimmy, ya ARE in that wheelchair!”
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 12, 2022 6:27 AM|
R42 and Nancy McKeon was the dollar store Kristy McNichol.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 12, 2022 6:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 12, 2022 6:40 AM|
They could have been Osmonds, just for one day
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 12, 2022 6:42 AM|
There is nothing chintzier than a 1970’s TV SPECIAL
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 12, 2022 6:49 AM|
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 12, 2022 6:58 AM|
Jimmy was pretty good in the cheesy 1981 thriller "Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker" (aka "Night Watch") opposite a deranged Susan Tyrrell.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 12, 2022 9:07 AM|
Jodie Foster will be 60 in November this year.
1962 was certainly the Year of the Baby Bull
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 12, 2022 9:22 AM|
Kristy McNichol was everywhere for a time when I was a kid... I remember her as being a very natural actress as well, and yes, she was so much better than Tatum in "Little Darlings" (God, there's a movie with an awful premise).
Every once in a while you hear about her and I'm always pleased to read that she settled into a quiet private life and seems stable, low-key and probably healthy.
Same for Jimmy... married once, children, has a career and maintains a low-profile.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 12, 2022 9:52 AM|
I see DarkMingeLord is upset that a gay kid had a crush on Kristy McNichol.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 12, 2022 9:57 AM|
[quote] So who was the dollar store Nancy McKeon?
that dark haired frauette from Too Close for Comfort
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 12, 2022 1:43 PM|
r14 Robert Young, Harry Morgan.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 12, 2022 3:28 PM|
With Georgia Engel
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 12, 2022 3:40 PM|
Poor Karen, I hope this kind of schlock didn’t lead to her demise
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 12, 2022 8:04 PM|
[quote] She tried a comeback but ultimately had to retire from the business. Wonder what she does for a living now? She certainly never made the kind of money that would support her for life.
Some years back, I watched one of those "Where Are They Now?" type shows and it was mentioned Kristy was teaching drama classes at a private high school in LA. She also bought rental properties when she was young and makes off those as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 12, 2022 8:08 PM|
You know you're in trouble when Dinah Manoff is cast to make you seem fuckable.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 12, 2022 8:20 PM|
I remember seeing a clip of her Emmy acceptance. She was befuddled and was laughing and crying at the same time. She was a teen. Probably exhausted.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 12, 2022 8:28 PM|
"she was so much better than Tatum in 'Little Darlings'"
Yes, she was the better actress, but Tatum had that movie-star "it" factor that Kristy just did not have. Tatum's face and expressions were made for the big screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 12, 2022 8:36 PM|
Oh please, Tatum O'Neal was no movie star. She was a horrible actress and painful to watch once she became a teenager. She did not have the talent to push past the sometimes very easy to do smart-mouth kid performance. Kristy had talent. Unfortunately, she was harder to cast and didn't always get the best projects.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 12, 2022 8:48 PM|
She did a controversial 1982 film called WHITE DOG that had a troubled release.
DL level trivia: it’s based on a novel by Jean Seberg’s husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 12, 2022 8:50 PM|
White Dog is a pretty good film. She doesn't really get a chance to do too much in it, but it's at least a decent project. Mostly she made stinkers. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, The Pirate Movie, Just the Way You Are, Dream Lover, Two Moon Junction... Other than Little Darlings and Only When I Laugh, the roles just weren't there for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 12, 2022 9:03 PM|
Tatum was so pretty in Little Darlings and I thought she was fine, the character is just not as interesting as McNichols. Apparantly Tatum was given her choice of roles and chose Ferris probably because she was sick of playing tomboy types, though it was the better part. I agree McNichol was the better actor, but Tatum was such a fresh-faced beauty at the time, I'm surprised she didn't capitalize on it and work more. She seemingly worked every five years when she was at the peak of her fame and could choose parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 12, 2022 10:57 PM|
R71... I actually liked her and the movie overall in "just the way you are".... the melancholy haunting music was also beautiful..
she was the only reason why I watched "empty nest" .....
"only when I laugh"? I still cry when I watch her scene of telling her mother marsha mason's character off! "i used to pray that I would get sick and die, just so you would break down at my funeral and beg me to forgive you! Well, I don't want your forgiveness and I'm not going to die just to get something from you, because I don't think you're worth dying over!".... breaks my heart that scene...
also the TV movie "the summer of my german soldier" was also a tear jerker and great performance by her!.....
Really miss her, but I hold a good thought for her and wish her well..
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 12, 2022 11:10 PM|
Kristy was diagnosed as being bipolar at some point. I think her parents did a number on her.
But she's been out of the spotlight for a while and seems to be blooming where she's planted now.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 13, 2022 12:14 AM|
Is Kristy at this years Emmys?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 13, 2022 12:16 AM|
"also the TV movie 'the summer of my german soldier' was also a tear jerker and great performance by her!."
She breaks my heart when Anton tells her that Bergen is a "good German name" and she quietly replies, "It's a good Jewish name, too." Incredible performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 13, 2022 1:31 AM|
R76... yes, and when they tell her character that Anton was killed, and how her parents treated her as well as Esther Rolle's character, the only person in her life that treated her with respect, kindness and love...
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 13, 2022 1:03 PM|
I guess that’s why as a teen she laughed and cried during her Emmy award acceptance speech. Always thought that was fucking strange.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 13, 2022 3:07 PM|
When did her and actress Elisabeth Brooks supposedly dated? Cause I've seen a few articles saying they were together until Brooks' death (1997). Someone even mentioned that on an old thread about Kristy. But Wiki says she's been with her, now wife, since the early 90s.
Not a lot of information about Elisabeth Brooks anywhere. She was really beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||December 10, 2022 10:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||December 11, 2022 10:31 AM|
White Dog is a film directed by the Great Sam Fuller. The Naked Kiss, Starring Constance Towers, is my favorite of his, although he had an eye for hot men in his war pictures.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||December 11, 2022 10:40 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||December 12, 2022 12:22 PM|
I refuse to believe that DL doesn’t have more to say about Kristy McNichol.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||March 25, 2023 3:53 AM|
Always a fan, always will wish her well..
I wish she would at least do a podcast or something. I would enjoy hearing her voice talk about subjects, since she has I guess for all time forsaken anything on film or Tv. To her it seems like another life, another lifetime ago, that she no longer wants to even entertain or remember...
I hope she is happy and healthy....
|by Anonymous||reply 84||March 25, 2023 12:52 PM|