The Water Cooler – Your Childhood Celebrity Crush

November 20, 2017 12:00 pm · 64 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

Let’s go for a fun and light-hearted question today.

What famous person did you have a crush on when you were a kid?

Talk about it….

The Mamba November 20, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Lynda Carter – Wonder Woman! And Erin Grey from Silver Spoons.

Noj November 20, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Annette Funicello.

Concordejet November 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Mr. T The A Team
David Hassethoff Knight Rider

Cowellian November 20, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Gloria Winters (Penny) on Sky King
later, Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) on the Avengers

missimee November 20, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Donnie Osmond.

couch tomato November 20, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Valerie Bertinelli in One Day at a Time. She still looks good at 57.

Chevelle girl November 20, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Andy Gibb and Shaun Cassidy
We had a life size cardboard cut out of Shaun Cassidy and we put it in the bathtub and closed the curtain. Needless to say we scared the daylights out of our mother when she went to shower!

Lambie November 20, 2017 at 12:34 PM

David Cassidy; Shaun Cassidy; Bobby Sherman
Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare

Class November 20, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Zero. Omg. That cape. That mask. No kidding, I was smitten.

Anon-2-U November 20, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Randolph Mantooth – from the television show “Emergency”

Chicken Little November 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM

The Pink Power Ranger. I forget her name now.

Clayton Squirrel November 20, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Donnie Osmond and Shaun Cassidy

Piggle November 20, 2017 at 1:03 PM

Richard Chamberlain (Dr. Kildare)
sad to find out he’s gay and I never had a chance. 🙁

DD November 20, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Dawn Wells!

Pony November 20, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Diana Rigg & Mary Tyler Moore (Dick Van Dyke era)

Lo November 20, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Ricky Shroeder – The Silver Spoons era
Jordan Knight of NKOTB. Funny, when they “came back” I quickly realized childhood me was WRONG, I’m a Donathan girl. A Donnie girl with a Jonathan problem! 😉

Dorothy November 20, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Ah, childhood? That far back? Wow! Cisco Kid, I don’t know who played him. Roy Rogers too.

Mimi (original) November 20, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Who came first? Randolph Mantooth from Emergency, Davy Jones from the Monkees, or Eric Estrada from Chips?? All hunka-hunka to this gal when young!!

Sean donton November 20, 2017 at 1:37 PM

Well way back Yonder back in the day there would have been I guess there was Blondie, then it was Martha Quinn, and Downtown Julie Brown.
Nowadays it’s Eva Mendes oh my lordy lordy lord lord Lord!

Dawg November 20, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes. She was sooo sexy.
Her song “Be My Baby” is still one of my all time favorites.

TOB November 20, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Lindsey Wagner (Bionic Woman), Cheryl Ladd, Marie Osmond, Farah Fawcett, Heather Locklear, Valerie Bertinelli.

Pyrrhus November 20, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Danica McKellar (Winnie from the Wonder Years) and Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly from Saved by the Bell).

Roz November 20, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Jack Wilde from Saturday morning H.R. Puff & Stuff.
He was also in the movie Oliver ( 1968?)
Loved his English Accent.

Silva November 20, 2017 at 1:57 PM

James Drury.🤤

Suzanne November 20, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Too many to count. My very first was The Cisco Kid. I wasn’t even in school yet! Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith from the Monkees were long time crushes, but not Davey Jones. Go figure.

Bancroft Mom November 20, 2017 at 2:16 PM

OMG Shaun Cassidy!!!!!!!

TCL November 20, 2017 at 2:22 PM

Oh my… Lets see, Kirk Cameron, David Hasselhoff… But all blown away by Jordan Knight of NKOTB, then and still to this day. Though I also have Donnie tendencies too. 😉 Thank you Lo #16 for not letting me be alone on this one!!

The Professor November 20, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Racquel Welch and Ann Margaret when I was about 5. Still think they are beautiful.
Maureen McCormick (Marsha Brady) and Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls from Little House On The Prairie). Not so much anymore.
Tanya Tucker and her spandex pants. Now, no to Tanya, YES to spandex pants!
Bo Derek running down the beach. Still gorgeous.
Now, Diane Lane and Shania Twain.

Silva November 20, 2017 at 3:05 PM

George Harrison always.

Sacto Rob November 20, 2017 at 3:10 PM

There were lots, but Raquel Welch topped them all.

Concord74 November 20, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Ava Gardner, Dale Evans, Annette Funicello, Barbara Hale

Simonpure November 20, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Goldie Hawn

JA November 20, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Samantha on Bewitched and Jeanie on I dream of Jeanie. The characters not the actresses. Guess I like magical women.

THE ANIMAL November 20, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Susan Dey……………………….

Lo November 20, 2017 at 4:10 PM

TCL #27, I have your back for all your Boyband Luvin’ needs!! LOL

Dera November 20, 2017 at 4:48 PM

Kevin Spacey, so dreamy, so nice

Dutch November 20, 2017 at 4:50 PM

My first celebrity crush was Leslie Uggam. I may have misspelled her last name.

Sandy G November 20, 2017 at 5:20 PM

David McCollum as Illya Kuryakin (sp?) in Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Glad to have him back as Duckie.

Silva November 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM

Leslie Uggams, Dutch.

concord grape November 20, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Lillie St. Cyr, Virginia Bell

Lambie November 20, 2017 at 6:12 PM

Add on: Paul McCartney – The Beatles ❤️

Bringit November 20, 2017 at 6:21 PM

I won’t mention her name but she was one if the woman on Romper Room when I was 7. I met her 10 years later at a fundraiser and went home with her. Yes we did…!

Kev November 20, 2017 at 6:26 PM

Barbara Eden –

Ven Xeter November 20, 2017 at 8:25 PM

When I was a teen, it was Marsha Brady. As I grew into adulthood it was Carol Brady. Alas, now it is Alice….

Dr. Jellyfinger November 20, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Barbara Feldon, Dawn Wells,Barbara Eden, Tina Louise,Nancy Sinatra, Bridget Bardot…
Now I wouldn’t call it a “crush” but I had a pretty tight grip.

Paladin November 20, 2017 at 8:54 PM

Lynda Carter

Who me November 20, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Kate Jackson Charlie’s Angels Lynda Carter wonder woman princess Diana

ClayDen November 20, 2017 at 10:13 PM

I was also a big Sky King fan like Cowellian, and have to say Penny was an early crush (I was also a fan of his second airplane, the Cessna 310). I later became a fan of tall brunettes and Lynda Carter was a crush (at 5’9″ tall). I have been happily married to a 6′ tall brunette for over 40 years- my own Wonder Woman.

Lambie November 20, 2017 at 10:14 PM

@44Ven Xeter. Too funny 😂

Lambie November 20, 2017 at 10:15 PM

Hmmm not sure where 44 came from :/

Lambie November 20, 2017 at 10:19 PM

Let’s add Michael Landon aka Little Joe from Bonanza to my list 🙂

Arthur November 20, 2017 at 10:24 PM

Nancy Wilson of the band Heart.

Happy One November 20, 2017 at 10:48 PM

Bobby Sherman from “Here Come the Brides”. He played the youngest brother. Also had a crush on the guy who played the oldest brother on the show. No idea who the actor was.

David Cassidy. Sadly, he’s currently on his death bed.

Davey Jones from the Monkeys. I had a thing for Michael Nesmith, too. He was the one with the knit hat. His mother invented Liquid Paper, the white correction fluid we used for fixing typing mistakes.

Loved reading about my crushes in “Tiger Beat” magazine. I used to walk down to the 7-11 to buy my “Tiger Beat” and some candy to snack on.

apollo idol prudence November 21, 2017 at 7:31 AM

First it was Kristy McNichol, later Phoebe Cates. Now I have Christy Canyon living in my apartment and I’m not complaining. Now if my companion can look like Sofia Loren when she sgets older, I’d be a happy kid

ming November 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Paul from the “Beatles” . Love him to this day:)

Dennis November 21, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Dianna Rigg Mrs Emma Peel of the Avengers. I even have the boxed set DVDs of all her episodes. Cowellian could borrow them, if the price was right.

Dennis November 21, 2017 at 11:12 AM

When i was a kid they had 3 channels B&W and no hotties.
Like every other guy , i was in love with Tinkerbell.

Kentucky Derby November 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Jim Reed (Officer Malloy – Adam 12). I was tempted to tell my dad I wanted him to arrest me nicely, but I thought I’d leave well enough alone.

Stealthy Mama November 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Shaun Cassidy. DA, DO, RUN, RUN, RUN!

Jo Ann Jo Ann November 21, 2017 at 12:45 PM

I loved Tom Selleck and still love him on Blue Bloods. .

BLS November 21, 2017 at 2:08 PM

Can’t agree more with you Jo Ann Jo Ann. Tom Selleck is still HOT

macawlady November 21, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Donny Osmond. When I was slightly older, Rick Springfield.

BritGirl November 21, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Roy Scheider of Jaws fame. Something about him as a teen mesmerized me. Perhaps because he was the hero of the movie, a decent and kind human being. I found him handsome.

jjshawk November 21, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Topanga (Danielle Fishel) on “Boy meets World”.

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