Victoria Racimo passed away

Victoria Racimo (Corene Powers from Falcon Crest's season 3), passed away on November 29th in Williamsburg, VA.

A cause of death was not announced.

Through the 1960s to the 1990s, Racimo appeared in, among others, 1970’s The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, starring Don Johnson; 1976’s High Velocity, with Ben Gazzara; 1980’s Mountain Men, with Charlton Heston; and, in 1987, the Jim Varney comedy Ernest Goes to Camp.

TV credits in the 1970s include Cannon, Mannix, Mod Squad, Kung Fu, Hawaii Five-0, Lou Grant, Doogie Howser, M.D., Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and, in recurring roles, The Chisholms (1980) and Falcon Crest (1983).

Following her acting career, Racimo turned to directing, writing and producing. She was executive producer of 2006’s HBO film Casi Casi produced and directed One Day, a 2015 documentary about Kentucky’s Our Mims Retirement Haven for thoroughbred racehorses and broodmares. A strong supporter of equine welfare and rescue, she co-wrote the 2017 book All the King’s Horses: The Equestrian Life of Elvis Presley.

Born in New York City of Filipino-Irish heritage, Racimo attended the High School of Performing Arts, Juilliard and Columbia University. She would later write about her show business roots: “My mother was a dancer and my father a musician. You know the expression ‘born in a trunk’ – my mother placed me in the bottom drawer of her steamer trunk – long enough so that my parents could honestly quote that expression about how I began. I still have that trunk in storage.”

According to her obituary site she was 76. Other sources say she was 69.

source: https://deadline.com/2020/12/victoria-racimo-dead-obituary-actress-prophecy-falcon-crest-1234655176/


Happy Anniversary, Falcon Crest!

Happy Anniversary to all Falcon Crest fans.

It's been 39 years, since our very first episode aired. After all these years, the fans are still here, the characters are still in our hearts and we remember 227 episodes full of love, hate, intrigues, earthquakes, murders and passion in Angela Channing's vineyards.
To Falcon Crest! To the fans! To you!


Abby Dalton dead at 88

This is a very sad day for us Falcon Crest fans:

Abby Dalton has passed away following a long illness at the age of 88.

The actress was best known for her role as Julia Cumson on Falcon Crest as well as being nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series for her work on Hennesey, in 1961.

Her spokesperson Sue Procko confirmed she passed away on November 23, reports Deadline.

Born in Las Vegas, Dalton began her acting career with writer-producer Roger Corman in 1957, debuting in the beatnik film Rock All Night. During the next few years, she appeared in numerous Corman films including Teenage Doll, Carnival Rock, Stakeout on Dope Street and more.

Dalton landed a role in 1959 on Jackie Cooper’s Hennesey series, playing Cooper’s girlfriend on the comedy-drama set at a naval hospital. The role earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1961.

In 1962, she was cast a Joey Bishop’s wife on The Joey Bishop Show. According to Procko, the show premiered on September 15, 1962 and two days later, on September 17, 1962, Dalton’s character Martha Hale married Cooper’s Chick Hennessey. Within two days, the actress had “married” two different television characters on two different networks.

Other TV credits included roles in The Jonathan Winters Show, My Three Sons, Nanny and the Professor, The Young and the Restless and Love, American Style.

Known for her offbeat humor, Dalton was a mainstay on game shows of the 1970s including Hollywood Squares, Match Game and Super Password.

Dalton continued making TV guest appearances throughout the 1970s on such shows as The Waltons, Barney Miller and Police Story, but it was the very popular Falcon Crest that gave the actress her widest exposure. In 1981, she landed the role of Julia Cumson, playing opposite Jane Wyman. Dalton remained on the show until 1986.

The actress is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack D. Smith; their three children, Matthew, Kathleen and John; as well as three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends.

We will miss you, Abby.


John Saxon dead at 83

John Saxon, the versatile actor whose career dated back to the early 1950s, died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 83.

The Brooklyn, New York native played a wide array of characters and ethnicities in more than 200 movie and television appearances over a span of about 60 years. 
He was best known for his work in westerns and horror movies that included high-profile roles alongside Marlon Brando in The Appaloosa (1966), martial arts legend Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon (1973) and the original Nightmare On Elm Street (1984).

On Falcon Crest, he starred as Lance Cumson's father Tony Cumson (Seasons 1, 6 & 7).

Saxon died on Saturday, July 25, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, his wife Gloria told The Hollywood Reporter.

He studied acting with famed actress and acting teacher Stella Adler before beginning his career as a contract actor at Universal Pictures.

source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk


Stay safe!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Have a nice weekend and watch some Falcon Crest episodes


John Callahan (Eric Stavros) dead at 66

John Callahan died at the age of 66, his ex-wife Eva LaRue announced on Instagram Saturday.
According to a representative for the actor,

Callahan died unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, March 28, after he suffered a massive stroke at his Palm Desert, California home. On the morning of Friday, March 27, paramedics responded to a call and rushed the actor to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California where he was put on life support. Daughter Kaya Callahan and his ex-wife and former “AMC” co-star, Eva La Rue, were notified immediately and drove from Los Angeles to Rancho Mirage.

The rep notes that Callahan’s death is not related to COVID-19,but due to the current hospital safety regulations, the younger Callahan and La Rue were able to see the actor for a limited time before having to exit the hospital.  They were then notified of Callahan’s passing shortly after midnight by phone.”

In a statement, La Rue said, “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John.  He was my great friend, co-parent and an amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.”
John Callahan appeared on “Falcon Crest” from 1986 -1988 (seasons 5 to 7) as Peter Stavros's son Eric.

He also played Edmund Grey on “All My Chikdren” from 1992-2005 where he met La Rue, who played Dr. Maria Santos Grey on the soap. Their characters were dubbed one of daytime’s super couples. The actors later were married in real-life and welcomed their daughter, Kaya.
No information regarding a memorial service for Callahan has been made available and the family will issue no further comments at this time.  The family has asked for privacy and appreciates all positive thoughts and prayers sent.

source: www.soapoperanetwork.com


Season 6 Trailer

This is a Falcon Crest Trailer with scenes from season 6 Starring Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, David Selby, Lorenzo Lamas, Ana-Alicia, Brett Cullen, William R. Moses, Margaret Ladd, Dana Sparks, Cesar Romero, Chao-Li Chi, Kim Novak, Edward Albert, Carl held, Jane Badler, Jeff Kober, Robert Stack, John Saxon, Bob Curtis, John Bennett Perry and Susan Sullivan. Music by: AShamaluevMusic


Falcon Crest Season 5 Opening

This is a Season 5 opening of Falcon Crest in Season 1 style with the split screen. How do you like this version? Would you have liked to see all the seasons of Falcon Crest with this opening when it aired?


Happy Birthday, Falcon Crest

37 years ago.... Happy Birthday, Falcon Crest. Long may you live!

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Season 2 Opening in Season 9 style

I know that most fans are not fond of the Falcon Crest new age season 9 opening theme. However, I wanted to try something new: The season 2 opening in the style of the last season.
I hope you enjoy it anyway.