Nostalgic Photos That Show Just How Beautiful The Past Really Was

By | February 21, 2023

Here’s a throwback to when some of Hollywood’s hottest stars were up-and-comers, established stars were at their pinnacle, and fading stars were taking their last lunge at greatness. In this gallery of throwback picks, you will get a rare glimpse of some of your favorite celebrities as they were three or four decades ago … a great reminder of the good ol’ days before iPhones, Twitter, and Oscar slaps.

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As a stand-up comedian in San Francisco, Robin Williams honed his comedic timing and improv skills before live audiences for several years before his energetic, face-paced, and hilarious caught the attention of television executives. Williams was tapped by ABC in 1978 to guest star on their hit TV show, Happy Days. For the episode, Williams played Mork from Ork, a zany alien from outer space. Drawing on his improv experience, Williams delivered a rapid-fire dialog of wacky lines, complete with funny sound effects and gestures. He was just a fan favorite that the TV execs fast-tracked his own show, a spin-off from Happy Days featuring Williams’ alien character in a show called Mork and Mindy

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No invisible jet here! Lynda Carter, best known for playing TV's Wonder Woman in the 1970s, had to get around by hitchhiking before she found stardom. The former beauty queen (Miss World USA of 1972!) and nightclub singer from Arizona spent some time touring the "Silver Circuit", the nickname for a series of nightclubs and casinos in Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Carson City. She left the tour to focus on her acting career. She appeared in guest roles in a few television shows, including Starksy and Hutch, before she landed the title role in Wonder Woman. Later, Carter acknowledged that she most likely got the role because she looked the part, not because of her stellar acting ability.