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Patti Deutsch, Nasally Comedienne on 'Laugh-In' and 'Match Game,' Dies at 73

Patti Deutsch, the witty comedian and voiceover artist with the nasally delivery who was a regular on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and on game shows like Match Game and Tattletales, has died. She was 73.

Deutsch died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, her family announced.

Deutsch came to fame as a member of the 1960s-'70s improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company, which also featured Fred Willard, Bill "You Can Call Me Ray" Saluga, Michael Mislove and George Memmoli.

She and the troupe appeared dozens of times on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, on other talk...
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Patti Deutsch, Nasally Comedienne on 'Laugh-In' and 'Match Game,' Dies at 73

Patti Deutsch, Nasally Comedienne on 'Laugh-In' and 'Match Game,' Dies at 73
Patti Deutsch, the witty comedian and voiceover artist with the nasally delivery who was a regular on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and on game shows like Match Game and Tattletales, has died. She was 73.

Deutsch died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, her family announced.

Deutsch came to fame as a member of the 1960s-'70s improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company, which also featured Fred Willard, Bill "You Can Call Me Ray" Saluga, Michael Mislove and George Memmoli.

She and the troupe appeared dozens of times on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, on other talk...
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Happy 15th Birthday, ‘Moulin Rouge!’

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Happy 15th Birthday, ‘Moulin Rouge!’
It was 15 years ago today that Moulin Rouge! opened in theaters across the U.S. The opening followed a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and New York and Los Angeles premieres the month prior. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman made us all swoon with their charm and their palpable chemistry in the heartfelt, old-fashioned, tragic love story of Christian and Satine (very old-fashioned, in a sense — director Baz Luhrmann has said he drew from the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in writing the film). The spectacular spectacular of Moulin Rogue! didn’t win over everybody — Luhrmann’s glitzy, dazzling style has been quite divisive over the years. But the film caught the attention of Oscars voters — it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including wins for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Beyond the technical categories, the film earned Kidman her first Oscar nomination, and with a Best Picture nomination,
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Sex Icon Jeff Goldblum Wants to Sell You Light Bulbs

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Sex Icon Jeff Goldblum Wants to Sell You Light Bulbs
This may shock you, but Tim and Eric of "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" directed a fake light bulb commercial starring Jeff Goldblum and it's... the weirdest thing I've seen all month. First of all, Goldblum is dressed like Hugh Hefner. Weird enough. Also, Goldblum looks a lot like Bert Convy these days, and it's odd to see a doppelganger of the "Tattletales" emcee acting sexy. We are so, so far away from "The Big Chill," guys.   
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Happy 40th Anniversary To “Match Game”! Who’s The Greatest Panelist Of All?

Dumb Dora was so dumb that she didn’t realize this week marks the 40th anniversary of Match Game‘s ’70s incarnation. That’s right: The game show that brought you Gene Rayburn’s Neanderthal posture, that funky think music, and the exploits of Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson and many more is 40 years old. It’s an irreplaceable treasure. There is no show like it, and I’m including other celebrity-dappled games like Hollywood Squares and Tattletales in that estimation.

Let’s celebrate with an old-fashioned countdown: the 10 best celebrities in Match Game

10. Gary Burghoff

Always the most cherished understudy in the ever-important Top Right chair, Burghoff was pleasant and game without being histrionic. Always on my Radar.

9. Elaine Joyce

Once and for all, the only Bottom Left-seated celebrity who could be both the ditzy blonde and a self-aware, naughty player too. She married Neil Simon, guys.
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The 25 Greatest Game Shows Ever, In Honor Of The Daytime Emmys

Big bucks, expensive vowels, and a million cackling Whammies.

The Daytime Emmys are this Sunday, and for the first time ever, there’s a gay nominee for Best Game Show Host — the marvelous and frightfully funny Billy Eichner. Wahoo! To celebrate, let’s rank the 25 best game shows of all time. Get out your purse and prepare to buy some vowels, gents.

25. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?: Sorry Double Dare, but Carmen Sandiego is the greatest kids’ game ever. It made geography cool while highlighting the glamorous felonies of a femme fatale. I wish more TV shows concluded with the entire cast yelling in unison, “Do it, Rockapella!”

24. Let’s Make a Deal: Carol Merrill and Monty Hall could woo you into anything. Though if you’re already wearing a chicken outfit, you probably don’t need much coercing.

23. Sale of the Century: Jim Perry
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