Happy Birthday, Lindsay…And Velda!
PRIVATE EYE IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Stacy Keach (l.) headlined the title role in the weekly CBS-TV series Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, alongside onetime Dean Martin Show Dingaling Sister, and today’s birthday girl, Lindsay Bloom (right) as his foxy and trusted assistant, Velda.
Lindsay Bloom may have been the last lass chosen for the final lineup of Dingaling Sisters on The Dean Martin Show, but she was also one of the first of Dean’s gals to join Golds and Dings, the Yahoo Group that begat The Golddiggers Super Site and later, our Dean, Golds and Dings website and Facebook page. As we’ve evolved, she’s remained in our fold, and we appreciate her continued support for our efforts to keep Dean and company front and center in the public consciousness.
When the Dings went their separate ways at the end of Dean’s 8th season, Lindsay pursued acting, landing guest shots on TV series and parts in feature films, including a number of starring roles, the most notable of which was playing screen legend Jean Harlow in Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell.
In the 1980s, Lindsay acquired a whole new set of fans, as well as darker tresses, when cast as vampy Velda, opposite Stacy Keach‘s private eye, Mike Hammer, in the hit CBS-TV series of the same name. Despite evident interest from those who remember it fondly and yearn to see it again, the program has yet to be released on DVD, although a couple of made-for-tv movies based on the characters are available. With today being Lindsay’s birthday, we thought we’d honor her by previewing an excerpt from one of those films, illustrating why Lindsay’s Velda — as well as Lindsay herself — remain so memorable to so many.
After watching the clip, we hope you’ll join us in wishing Lindsay a Happy, Healthy Birthday, and Many, Many More.
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