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Rona Barrett

Miss Rona: An Autobiography
Barrett
1975

Okay Baby Boomers!  Who remembers Rona Barrett?  For you kids out there, she was one of the pioneers in entertainment news and reporting.  I remember catching her on tv as a teen all the time.  Great choice for the 70’s but I think it is time for an update.  I wonder what she thinks of the insane amount of gossip on tv and the Internet.  That is a book that needs to be written…

Mary

15 Responses to Rona Barrett

  • I remember her. Is she still alive?

  • Oh does this bring back memories. I used to read RONA BARRETT’S HOLLYWOOD magazine and watch her and her husband on “Tattletales” back in the 1970s. She started out being the president of Eddie Fisher’s fan club in the 1950s and parlayed a career from that. 1975 was the year I graduated from high school, so I would recommend weeding this gem of nostalgia.

  • I remember seeing Miss Rona every day on “Good Morning America” in the seventies. I always was puzzled by her blonde hair helmet. Could it be a ghastly wig?

  • Oh — I loved her! She reminds me of the Mike Douglas show. Do you remember that?

  • SCTV used to make fun of this gossip queen all the time. That’s all I know about her.

  • I wonder if that’s where I saw her, on Tattletales. GSN used to show the reruns…wish they would again.

  • Only a handful of comments, alas! So much love for sixties icon Jane Asher and her costume book, but not so much for seventies icon Rona Barrett.

  • I can’t tell you how many times a week I get asked for books about Rona Barrett.

  • She always had two toned hair!!!!! I’m not kidding! Really awful…

  • Had to do a quick check of her on wikipedia… among other things, they had the following to say about her literary output:
    “In 1972, her novel titled The Lovo-maniacs was published. Her autobiography, Miss Rona, was published in 1974. It memorably began: “Just an inch, Miss Rona, just let me put it in an inch!” as the hunky westerns actor Hugh O’Brian pleaded to be allowed to experience a modicum of sexual intercourse with her. In the book she also acknowledged having a nose job. […].”

  • I’m old enough to remember her on TV. In a just world, today’s media would owe her around 10 billion dollars.

  • OF COURSE I REMEMBER RONA BARRETT, I AM A STRAIGHT FAN OF HERS, MY BIG BROTHER GAVE ME THE NICKNAME “RONA” WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD AND THE NAME STILL STICKS TO ME FROM FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS. i FAVORED MS. BARRETT FOR HER COURAGE IN CONVEYING THE NEWS AS IS, SOMETHING LIKE I DO NOW, DON’T GET ME WRONG, I’M NOT A NEWSCASTER BUT I’M A NEWSCASTER IN THAT ORDER.