Jonathan Brandis, why? What could possibly have been going through your head to make you want to kill yourself? Loved you in The NeverEnding Story sequel, Stephen King's It and seaQuest DSV. You had so much going for you, so much potential, so much you could have done with your life. He would have been 34 today. I made the collage above just after he passed. Because some things deserve commemorating. It'll never make sense. Like River, truly a waste of talent.
So Robert Conrad made me realize there was something that I liked about guys more than girls. But love, true puppy love, came in the form of David Cassidy, who turns 60 today.
Has it been that long since The Partridge Family. Let's see, it was on from '70 to '74... good lord, it's been 40 years. Oh, the time, she flies.
Sometimes I wonder when Mom "knew". I came out to her when I was 15. But years before, when my parents gave me my first record player, the records they gave to go with it were by The Monkees, Bobby Sherman, and The Partridge Family. I know Dad didn't pick those. Still have some of those vinyl discs, including the 45 for the one above. I think I played Cherish to death.
David's still going, doing shows and performing. If I ever met him, I'd probably try to be dignified, but wind up acting like a pre-teen fanboy. Some crushes, you never get over.
Tomorrow is Kyle Howard's birthday. He's always been a busy boy, starting acting whilst young. Turned out OK, unlike too many other child actors. I was surprised to find he was in an early DeCoteau flick, Skeletons. First think I saw him in, I do believe, was Grosse Pointe. Now he's a regular on My Boys. I wouldn't complain if he were my boy.