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Crusty Old Stars at Crustacean for TV Archive

6/5/2007 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Television took time to honor some of its ancients last night ... and they looked pretty damned good! Fossil-icious!

The Academy of TV Arts & Sciences brought out some Jurassic giants in the boob tube universe for a bash at Crustacean in Beverly Hills, to mark the filming for posterity of over 500 interviews with TV personalities, which took ten years. Little-screen luminaries included Brady mom and denture cleanser spokeswoman Florence Henderson (who adjusted her bra for our camera), 86-year-old giant -- Mickey Rooney, "I Dream of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden, Hot Lips herself; Loretta Swit, "Happy Days" parents Marion Ross (looking fabulous) and Tom Bosley, and 82-year-old Hugh O'Brian.

The creation of the archive was inspired in 1997 by Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation interviews with holocaust survivors.

Grab a Maalox and a Tylenol and take a look!


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Ahhh the good ol days when life was so much simpler. Happy times.

2694 days ago

Hottie n OC    

* yawn*

2694 days ago

Rosie the chauvinist    

TMZ needs to show some respect. I really am believing the poster who said that TMZ must be staffed by high schoolers writing during study hall.

These were REAL actors, unlike the plastic figurines in today's Hollywood. Most actors today just show up and act like themselves, that's all. Not much skill or art involved in what they do.

2694 days ago


No respect for TV and movie legends. Sheesh. These old people look better than half these, anorexic, implant wearing, plastic looking, low-lifes in Hollywood today.

2694 days ago

Karen Walker    

I would rather read about these people than the silly people that are "famous" today.

2694 days ago


Oh, I thought this was a story about Harvey Levin. My bad.

2694 days ago


How cool! I bet there were some pretty great conversations and sharing of memories. It would have been really fun to be there and hang out with these stars of old!

2694 days ago

Rhonda in Ky    

Who writes for you guys? It is so mean spirited. Everyone will eventually get older... but to be call crusty? Please get some new writers....

2694 days ago


Excuse me, TMZ, but why do you have to be so friggin' mean about the ages of these wonderful people!?? What does it take for you to write something respectful for a change? Karma is a bitch and I dont think most of us appreciate you making unnecessarily rude, hurtful comments to nice, hard working people regardless of their age. Save your vitriol for the silly idiots you usually report on.

Harvey, shame on you.

2694 days ago


These actors have all contributed to many wonderful shows & movies! TMZ should be ashamed to treat them with such disrespect!!! We should all be so lucky as to have people with their talent, scruples & class around in Hollywood today! The actors today (if you can call half of them that) are immoral & have absolutely zero class. TMZ, you need to apologize to these fine people!

2694 days ago


Life support

2694 days ago


So this is a Time-Warner website? Hiring cheaper writing talent these days, I see. Are these people still in high school? Make that JUNIOR High... Disrespecting people who've been working in this business for DECADES! If this is how you promote the entertainment industry, you've got some serious bad karma coming your way - and by the remarks you live by on this site, you'll deserve every single ounce of it.

2694 days ago

Sean Bresnahan    

These old age jokes have become a little boring, TMZ. It is a happy relief to see some of the great faces of yesteryear.

2694 days ago

Sean Bresnahan    

At least you didn't make them all farting.

2694 days ago


What's the matter ? Are your pampers wet? Grow up, babies!

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