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.