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Talk Show Hosts Who Disappeared After TV: Where Are They Now?

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The showbiz industry has always been riddled with lots of dramas and controversies such as racism, and scandals which have rocked the boats of many popular Talk shows.

However, one other major challenge faced by the entertainment industry is the constant exit of TV talk show hosts who the audience has become quite familiar with. Some of them leave due to retirement while some disappear suddenly without giving viewers a heads-up.

Popular TV shows that have had their hosts leave

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THE TODAY SHOW, Dave Garroway, ca. mid-1950s. ph: Hy Peskin / ©NBC / courtesy Everett Collection

NBC’s Today began broadcasting n 1952 with Dave Garroway as the pioneer anchor. Being the first of its kind, it became the template for other similar shows. When Garroway exited the show in 1961, over the years he was followed by such hosts as Jane Pauley, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, and Savannah Guthrie.

RELATED: Hoda Kotb And Savannah Guthrie Team Up To Give ‘Today’ Colleague Touching Sendoff

Hoda Kotb, one of the current hosts, revealed during the show’s 70th anniversary in January 2022, that Today had witnessed some of the greatest arrays of hosts. “I think the secret sauce why this show has lasted 70 years is its good company,” she said.

Also, Good Morning America, one of the biggest morning staples on TV, is home to a long list of hosts such as Joan Lunden, Diane Sawyer, and Charlie Gibson, all of whom who had successful careers.

The show while marking its 40 years of existence took time out to honor all hosts, both past and present. “There is something very intimate about morning television,” Robin Roberts revealed to  The Los Angeles Times. “People feel like you’re a part of their family. They grow up with you. And they see you grow up. There is no other place where you can share so much of yourself, and it’s expected. The viewers want that.”

A look at the lives of talk show hosts after their exits follows.

Dave Garroway

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Dave Garroway, ca. mid-1950s.

After Garroway’s exit from Today in 1961, he lived a private life, with rare appearances on TV in the succeeding years. The late host featured briefly in the series Alias Smith and Jones in 1972 and then graced the set of Today on its 30th anniversary in January 1982.

On January 14, 1982, following complications from a staph infection and depression over the inability to resurrect his television career, he died of a self-inflicted gunshot injury when he was just 69 years old. He was survived by his three children Paris, Michael, and David Jr., whom he had from his three marriages.

David Hartman

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GOOD MORNING, AMERICA, David Hartman, right, interviewing presidential hopeful Edward Kennedy, 1980

Hartman was one of the pioneer hosts of Good Morning America, which followed a brief career as an actor, for which he got a Golden Globe nomination for his role in The Bold Ones: The New Doctors.

After leaving the show in 1987, he started hosting a series of documentaries on PBS. Recently, Hartman has moved into a career as a radio host for the North Carolina Symphony. He was married to Maureen Downey, his first wife from 1974 until she died in 1997. Hartman tied the knot with Mary Clark Putman in 2001. The 87-year-old has four children with his first wife.

David Letterman

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, David Letterman (guest), (c. 1980s), 1962-1992. ph: Gene Arias / ©NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection

To many, Letterman is unrecognizable since stepping away from his role in 2015. He is renowned for sporting a growing long beard since 2015. He then started a Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, in 2018.

The 75-year-old was admitted to the hospital after hitting his head on the sidewalk during a trip to Rhode Island in August 2021. The father of one has since recovered fully.

Barbara Walters

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THE TODAY SHOW, Barbara Walters, 1964. ph: George E. Joseph / TV Guide / ©NBC / courtesy Everett Collection

She was the brain behind The View, which had its first broadcast in 1997. Walters, who stepped down as the show’s host in 2014, died on December 30, 2022, at the age of 93 and she has a daughter, Jacqueline Guber.

Long before The View, she had an illustrious career as a reporter and hosts of a variety of TV shows, not only Today, but the ABC Evening News and 20/20 as well.

A close friend of the late show host revealed to Closer in January 2023 that she loved her daughter, although they had some challenges. “Barbara adored her, and they were close,” she told the outlet. “Of course, they had their differences — but Jackie was there for her in the end.”

Tom Brokaw

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THE TODAY SHOW, Tom Brokaw, (1977), 1952-. ph: Daniel Kramer / TV Guide / ©NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

Brokaw was the host of Today from 1976 until he made his exit in 1981. The 82-year-old briefly became the anchor and director of NBC Nightly News. The network however announced his retirement in 2021 after five and half decades of working with them.

Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2013, which he has subsequently overcome. The 82-year-old shared a picture of himself and his wife, Meredith Lyn Auld, on Twitter.

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Dolly Parton Shares Qualities An Actress Would Have To Have To Play Her

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At 77 years old, Dolly Parton is still not slowing down. She’s working on a new rock album, released a new song for the film 80 for Brady, and may even be working on a biopic of her own life. During a recent interview, Dolly revealed that an unreleased script has been in the works for the past year.

She was asked which actress she thinks might be able to capture her essence on screen. Dolly responded, “Well I don’t know. I think when it gets to that point we’ll be auditioning a lot of different people. And we’ll just have to see.”

A Dolly Parton biopic may be in the works

Dolly Parton, early 1970s
Dolly Parton, early 1970s / Everett Collection

When asked what kind of traits the person would need to play Dolly, she shared, “Well, she would need to have my spirit, I would think. She’d have to have a lot of that fire and spunk. And she’d have to have some boobs, of course.”

RELATED: Dolly Parton Reveals Who She Wants To Play Her In A Biopic

DOLLY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF DOLLYWOOD, Dolly Parton, 2010
DOLLY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF DOLLYWOOD, Dolly Parton, 2010. photo: Alexx Henry / ©Crown Media U.S. / Courtesy: Everett Collection

She continued, “Whether they were homemade or whether they were real. She’d have to look the part. She’d have to be a little over-exaggerated … That would be pretty easy, even a boy could do that.”

DOLLY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF DOLLYWOOD, Dolly Parton, 2010
DOLLY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF DOLLYWOOD, Dolly Parton, 2010. photo: Alexx Henry / ©Crown Media U.S. / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Dolly is not only interested in working on a biopic but a musical about her life. She admitted that it was in the works right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and then she changed her mind about some of it. She explained, “I do intend someday to be on Broadway, but I’m thinking now that I might do my life story as a feature…Maybe possibly even a musical feature….So we’re in talks about that.” Would you watch a musical or biopic about Dolly’s life?

RELATED: Miley Cyrus Responds On If She Would Play Godmother Dolly Parton In New Biopic

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Pamela Anderson Claims Jack Nicholson Had A Threesome At Playboy Mansion

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January 31 marks the release of Love, Pamela, a memoir by Pamela Anderson. Ahead of its release, snippets and bits of information have come out. Variety recently obtained an excerpt, published January 26, in which Anderson claims Jack Nicholson had a threesome at the Playboy Mansion.

“The actress, activist, and once infamous Playboy Playmate reclaims the narrative of her life,” reads the Harper Collins book description, “in a memoir that defies expectation in both content and approach, blending searing prose with snippets of original poetry.”

Pamela Anderson claims she saw Jack Nicholson in a Playboy Mansion threesome

CHINATOWN, from left, Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson
CHINATOWN, from left, Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, 1974 / Everett Collection

RELATED: Pamela Anderson Is Channeling The ’90s For Her Memoir Cover

In the memoir excerpt, Anderson recalls the time she visited the Playboy Mansion, home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. At one point, she needed to visit the restroom. That, Anderson claims, situated her to see Nicholson “having a threesome in a bathroom.” The excerpt continues to specify, “Mr. Nicholson had two beautiful women with him. They were all giggling and kissing up against the wall, sliding all over each other.”

Anderson's memoir, Love, Pamela
Anderson’s memoir, Love, Pamela / Amazon

Because of this move, she ended up inadvertently and and indirectly contributing – without actually making any contact besides eye contact. “Trying not to look, but I couldn’t help myself and caught his eye in the reflection,” Anderson added. “I guess that got him to the finish line, because he made a funny noise, smiled and said, ‘Thanks, dear.’”

Pamela, a love story

Pamela Anderson believes she might have helped Jack Nicholson, albeit inadvertently
Pamela Anderson believes she might have helped Jack Nicholson, albeit inadvertently / © Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

In addition to her alleged memories of Nicholson, Anderson also has stories about Sylvester Stallone and Tim Allen. It’s all outlined in the memoir Love, Pamela and the new documentary, Pamela: a Love Story, which is also debuting on January 31, available to stream on Netflix. This is in direct opposition to the series Pam & Tommy, which was made without Anderson’s permission.

PAMELA, A LOVE STORY, (aka PAMELA: A LOVE STORY), Pamela Anderson
PAMELA, A LOVE STORY, (aka PAMELA: A LOVE STORY), Pamela Anderson, 2023. © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

“In her own words, through personal video and diaries, Pamela Anderson shares the story of her rise to fame, rocky romances and infamous sex tape scandal,” the official Netflix description outlines. So far, from The Hollywood Reporter, her biographical work has been praised for Anderson’s sense of control over her own narrative, enforcing the policy she herself explained, “You have to be brave and you’ve gotta use what you’ve got.”

Will you be tuning in for the Netflix documentary?

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Get To Know Julian Sands And His Family

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Julian Sands began his acting career in the early ’80s and quickly established himself as a talented and versatile actor with his movie debut in the 1983 film Oxford Blues, where he starred alongside Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy.

He also starred in the highly successful 1985 movie, A Room with a View, which earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor thereby making him a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Off the spotlight, Sands is a dad to three children whom he shares with his two wives, Sarah Harvey Sands and Evgenia Citkowitz.

Meet Julian Sands’ two wives and children

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The 65-year-old has been married twice, he tied the knot with British Journalist, Sarah Harvey in 1985. The pair welcomed their only child, a son, Henry Sands on September 20, 1985. Two years after the birth of their child, the couple separated.

RELATED: WATCH: Pink Shares Bittersweet Dance With “Jitter Bug” Mom

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Sands found love again and he married his second wife, Evgenia Citkowitz in 1990. The couple had their first child, a daughter, Natalya Morley Sands and on December 31, 1999, they completed their family with the addition of a second daughter, Imogen Morley Sands.

Julian Sands loves his children

The proud father of three kept his family life away from the spotlight and he rarely disclosed details about his children during interviews.

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In an interview with The Guardian, Julian was questioned on how he “would like to be remembered. “as an engaging, amusing parent by my children.” Sands responded, “Being gorgeously alive,” when asked what love feels like.

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Michael Douglas Shares Incredible Throwback Photo Featuring Jack Nicholson

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Michael Douglas shared a very cool throwback photo recently to celebrate his brother’s birthday. The photo featured another very famous celebrity, Jack Nicholson. In the photo, Michael, Jack, and Michael’s brother Joel Douglas stand on the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Michael captioned the snap, “Happy Birthday to my brother & producer Joel Douglas! Joel and I are pictured here with #JackNicholson on the set of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975!” Michael was one of the producers while Joel was a production manager on the film.

Michael Douglas shares an iconic throwback photo from the set of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

 

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Many fans loved the photo, commenting about how they would love to see more throwbacks like this one. In the photo, Jack has a cigarette in his mouth and he stares into the camera. Other fans commented about the movie, saying that it is one of the best.

RELATED: Michael Douglas Reflects On The Death Of Father Kirk Douglas In New Interview

THE KOMINSKY METHOD, Michael Douglas, Chapter 22'
THE KOMINSKY METHOD, Michael Douglas, Chapter 22′, (Season 3, ep. 306, aired May 28, 2021). photo: Anne Marie Fox / photo: ©Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest stars Jack as Randle McMurphy, a patient at a mental institution with a horrifying nurse, played by Louise Fletcher. The film also stars Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, and more.

HOW DO YOU KNOW, Jack Nicholson, 2010
HOW DO YOU KNOW, Jack Nicholson, 2010. ph: David James/©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

One of the comments read, “I know right [where] this is. Classic movie. They don’t make them like this anymore.” Here’s to hoping Michael posts more throwback photos very soon!

RELATED: Michael Douglas Opens Up About He And Catherine Zeta-Jones Sharing Home With His Ex

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Marie Osmond Wants This Disney Star To Play Her In Biopic About Her Life

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Recently, Marie Osmond revealed information regarding her preference on who she considers a perfect actor to play her character in a possible future biopic. In an interview with Closer, the singer detailed that her choice would be Selena Gomez. “I think that she could probably do my life,” Osmond told the outlet. “I think she’s darling.”

She stated that she chose Gomez because they both began their careers at a tender age as child stars. “She kind of had that childhood background as an entertainer,” the country-pop singer explained. “That’s another component that I think is important to understand, being a child celebrity. There are drawbacks to that too.”

Marie Osmond says she and Selena Gomez are alike

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The 63-year-old believes that both she and Gomez share some similarities and experiences. “I think we kind of maybe looked alike back then a little bit,” Osmond noted. “She’s been through some really tough stuff in her life, and I think I have too.”

RELATED: Marie Osmond Talks About Remarrying Her First Husband 26 Years Later

Osmond began her career by performing with her brother Donny on the TV variety show, Donny & Marie in the ’70s, while  Gomez got her start on Barney in 2003, before going on to star in multiple projects including the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place which brought her to the limelight.

Marie Osmond reveals that it would be difficult finding someone to portray her husband

The Gift of the Magi star disclosed that it will be quite challenging to find an actor who will fit into the role of her husband, Steve Craig perfectly. “Who could play my husband? Nobody. Because he’s perfect,” she reveals. “I don’t know who could play him. He HAD to be a really good athlete because my husband was amazing.”

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Osmond and her husband had been married twice to each other, first from 1982 to 1985 before they renewed their vows in 2011. The 63-year-old was full of admiration for Steve Craig. “He’s very affable and he’s just a good guy,” Osmond told Closer. “His family, his mother, and father, reminds me a lot of my mother and my father. He has seven children in his family. So we are very family oriented.”

Marie Osmond says the year is going to be fun-filled

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Osmond revealed that she is about to have a very pleasurable time as her husband recently decided to take her on a beautiful vacation.

“My husband is super cute,” she revealed. “He just called me and said, ‘Pack your things for two weeks. We’re going on a trip.’ So, I’m not sure where we’re going. We’re just going somewhere.”

She also stated that they have a lot of plans for the year, one of which is to visit Jerusalem and other beautiful places in the world.

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