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RIP Treat Williams
June 12th, 2023 under Obits, Treat Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Treat Williams passed away today in Dorset, Vermont, at the age of 71, after his motorcycle was cut off by a driver making a turn.

His wife, Pam, and their two children, Gil and Ellie, released this statement to Deadline: “It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved Treat Williams has passed away tonight in Dorset, Vermont, after a fatal motorcycle accident. As you can imagine, we are shocked and greatly bereaved at this time.

“Treat was full of love for his family, for his life and for his craft, and was truly at the top of his game in all of it. It is all so shocking right now, but please know that Treat was dearly and deeply loved and respected by his family and everyone who knew him.

“We are beyond devastated and ask that you respect our privacy as we deal with our grief. To all his fans, please know that Treat appreciated all of you and please continue to keep him in your hearts and prayers.”

Treat got his start on Broadway, so it makes sense that his breakout role would be the musical Hair in 1979. He played a hippie who was the leader of his group of friends in NYC. He was fighting the man, the establishment, and the war, and it was the war that killed his character. He gave such a performance. It is one that will never be forgotten.

Just like when he played the compassionate Dr. Andy Brown on Everwood. Along with moving to a small town after his wife died, he was raising his two children, who were missing his mother. He was doing the best he could, and we were rooting for him with every step he took. He was the type of doctor you want to look over you when you were healthy and be caring with you when you were not.

In every role that he played, he brought his one-of-a-kind presence to the screen. Whether he was playing a tough guy in The Substitute franchise, the loving dad in Chesapeake Shores, the troubled father in White Collar and Chicago Fire, politicians, or law enforcement of all levels, I could go on.

But he was a man that seemed as lovable and wonderful off-camera as he was when he was in front of it. He would share photos from his beloved Vermont home. We would see the snow-covered landscape in the winter and the beautiful grass in the summer. In fact, just two hours before we got word of his passing, he shared a video of himself mowing his lawn, happy as could be, “wishing he could bottle the scent” of freshly cut grass.

And happy is what he made me ever since I saw Hair as a little girl. I had a crush on him from that movie. And then a whole new appreciation for him with Everwood. His death hit me the hardest since Robin Williams. I never met him, but I did chat with him on the phone. I don’t know if he knew how much it meant to me.

But I hope he feels my love and the love of everyone else he touched as he is on his way to heaven. My heart also goes out to his family.

Tonight, I will be sleeping with Hair on Tubi. And tomorrow, I will watch some of his other many roles on the streaming site for free.


BTWF: Treat Williams in Deadly Hero
June 12th, 2023 under Before They Were Famous, Treat Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Before Treat Williams was a retired cop on Blue Bloods, he was a beat cop in Deadly Hero. Even without saying a word the 23-year-old said it all in that 1975 movie.


A mini Everwood reunion!
April 28th, 2023 under Treat Williams. [ Comments: none ]

It has been 20 since we got to know Treat Williams and Tom Amandes as rival doctors in the small town of Everwood.

Even though Dr. Brown and Dr. Abbott hated each other on the small screen, it was the opposite in real life. And that is why they still hang out after all of these years.

Seeing them together makes me wish we could go back to Everwood for more episodes because four seasons was not enough.


BTWF: Gabrielle Macht in Why Would I Lie?
February 10th, 2021 under Before They Were Famous, Suits, Treat Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Before Gabrielle Macht has mommy issues on Suits, he really had mommy problems in Why Would I Lie. How cute was the 7-year-old in that 1980 movie?

Treat Williams, who starred in the movie, shared a photo of him on the set with Macht back when they were filming. To see the two of them together, then click here!


Dolly Parton is bringing a little bah humbug to Netflix
October 22nd, 2020 under Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, Netflix, Treat Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Dolly Parton has become a television movie staple over the last few Christmases. She has had telemovies on NBC, Hallmark, and Netflix. This year’s present is called Christmas on the Square. The musical will debut November 22nd on Netflix, and it stars the lovable legend as an Angel, Christine Baranski as a Scrooge, Treat Williams as her ex-sweetheart, and Jenifer Lewis as her friend.

While it is not a Christmas Carol per se, it has some similarities to the Mark Twain classic, and that is OK. “A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer – right before Christmas. However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. This is the story about family, love, and how a small town’s Christmas spirit can warm even the coldest of hearts.”

The holiday film includes 14 original songs from Miss Dolly. Debbie Allen choreographed the dance numbers.

Between this movie and Dolly’s Christmas album, the season is going to be so bright with joy that even 2020 cannot put it out. Well, unless 2020 gives Santa Claus COVID-19 and kills him. Which, at this rate, would not totally surprise me.

As sad as I will be about old Saint Nick going to the big North Pole in the sky, I will still be full of happiness because I will be watching Christmas on the Square over and over and over again. How can you watch anything from Dolly and not feel happy after it is over?


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