Happy Birthday to the late, legendary Nancy Walker!

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Happy Birthday to the late, legendary Nancy Walker! – May 10

In a career that spanned five decades, this pint sized comedic powerhouse dazzled audiences on radio, stage, movies screens, and television. Walker became familiar to many as Rosie, the Bounty (The Quicker Picker Upper!) paper towel spokeswoman in the early 1970’s, but is best remembered as Ida Morgenstern, the hilariously overbearing mother of Valerie Harper on ‘Rhoda’ ( a spin off the classic ‘The Mary Tyler Moore‘ series, episodes of which Walker also directed). She also made memorable appearances on The Muppet Show, The Golden Girls, and countless other productions. Walker’s sole movie directing project, ‘Can’t Stop The Music’, featuring The Village People, was widely considered a disaster upon it’s release, but has since become a campy time capsule of the late disco era, and a cult classic.

Happy Birthday Nancy!

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1971 Bounty commercial with Nancy Walker



Nancy Walker in ‘Rhoda’s Wedding, part 1′



‘Can’t Stop the Music’ movie trailer


Mike Diamond is a writer, comedian and television personality based in New York City. He has hosted the Logo network’s ‘PopLab’ program, and also does video reporting for various web sites including 365Gay, TripOut, and EDGE. Mike was born in the bathroom of the Crisco Disco in 1973, is two inches taller than he appears on television, and has no gag reflex.

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