Ahhhh the '70s. Social revolution was afoot, drugs were in the air (and all over mirrors), and people couldn't walk 10 feet without tripping over two strangers having unprotected sex. In contrast to today, television back then wasn't quite as interesting as real life. But behind the scenes, it was anything goes, baby!
Television's goldenest girl tops this year's list of Television Hall of Fame inductees, which were announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Actress Bea Arthur (pictured, front and center), who played Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls and Maude Findlay in Maude, is the sole actress getting her due this year. Since The Golden Girls went off the air, Arthur has reduced her workload, guest starring in a few shows such as Malcolm in the Middle and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Joining her in this class are the late Merv Griffin, M*A*S*H producer Larry Gelbart, and Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz.
Griffin passed away last August at the age of 82. The producer had a vast media empire, and created the shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (he also composed the latter's theme song).
Gelbart was instrumental in getting the popular M*A ...Read more