The Lure of an Oldie but Goody

@CRK109 (14465)
United States
June 15, 2017 7:59pm CST
There is something to be said for a crush on an actor or musician, especially when you're young. It's something that, for me at least, never seems to go away. My very first crush when I was younger than I can even remember right now, was of a very handsome and very young Richard Chamberlain in his role as Dr. Kildare. His face was the very first I put up on the wall in my bedroom (so I could swoon every morning before I went out). Even at the age of 83, he still makes my heart flutter. As for musicians, my first crush was Rick Springfield. And when he joined the cast of General Hospital, I could not be torn away from the TV screen for anything! Over the years, I've seen him join the casts of different shows. I'd thought the strangest was Californication, but just tonight I noticed that he's in Supernatural, a show I've never watched before. And a show I will probably keep an eye on, just to see this old crush of mine. Is there a crush for you out there that you just can't seem to shake? Claudia
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• United States
16 Jun 17
There are so many can't think of one, but I do know I loved Richard Chamberlain in The Thorn Birds!
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
16 Jun 17
My mother laughed at me during the whole run of The Thorn Birds because of him being a priest and me being so in love with him! lol But it was so nice seeing him for such a long time!
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• United States
16 Jun 17
@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 17
I had more of a thing for Ben Casey.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
16 Jun 17
oh I know SO many people who loved him! I used to watch it all the time, too!
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 17
@CRK109 ......He was something.
@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun 17
Richard Chamberlain is a heart throb all right! I fell for him in Dr. Kildare. I didn't realize he was that old. Unfortunately for me all my crushes have passed. I was a huge Charlton Heston fan, and for musician - Elvis.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
16 Jun 17
I also loved Charlton Heston. Not quite as much as Richard Chamberlain but enough to have watched all of his movies!
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun 17
@CRK109 There is only one Charlton Heston movie I didn't care for - Soylent Green. That one caused me to lose my appetite. We were going out to dinner after the movie.
@marguicha (94880)
• Chile
16 Jun 17
My very first love was Elvis (my love). And when I was a kid, I loved Ricky Nelson in the Ozzie and Harriet show, singing his first songs.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
16 Jun 17
Ricky Nelson had those gorgeous eyes! I loved watching that show. And I completely understand the lure of Elvis. He had such charisma!
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@marguicha (94880)
• Chile
16 Jun 17
@CRK109 I was around 12 when my father took me to see Jailhouse rock. It was Elvis ay it´s best.
@sharon6345 (126015)
• United States
16 Jun 17
Oh so many and it's so nice. I forgot how to spell his name Patrick swayze is on the top of the list. Denzel and will smith come next.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
16 Jun 17
You have a great list there! They are all wonderful!
• United States
16 Jun 17
When I started dating my husband 20 years ago he introduced me to country music and George Strait and he can park his boots under my bed any day any time!
@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 17
I have found an old book of mine, when I was still a teenager. Inside the book I have found a photo of Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare. I had a serious crush for him.
@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
16 Jun 17
Yes, Justin Timberlake. Lol. And chad michael murray. Ricks been on gh a little bit over the last few years too.
@FourWalls (13776)
• United States
16 Jun 17
When I was eight I had a ferocious schoolgirl crush on the late Edward Mulhare, who at that time played Captain Gregg in the TV series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. A few years ago both seasons of the TV series were put on DVD in Australia, so I ordered them for myself for my birthday (nobody else was going to! And I do own a region-free DVD player, so it doesn't matter that they were from Australia). And oh, was he still impeccably handsome to me. And he looked even better without the beard (which was fake, go figure).
• United States
16 Jun 17
I think Paul Peterson was my first crush when I was about 10 or 12. He was much the same age. I always thought he turned out well.
@RubyHawk (25393)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Jun 17
I liked a lot of actors at a young age but I can't remember having a crush on any of them.
@Kandae11 (37077)
16 Jun 17
Some years ago, I watched an old movie with Richard Chamberlain. I think it was a Cinderella movie - and he was breathtakingly handsome in it. Had I been around during the Elvis craze in the fifties - he would have been my heartthrob.
@paigea (22199)
• Canada
16 Jun 17
Oh, Dr, Kildare was my crush too!
@TRBRocks420 (77690)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jun 17
It just depends on the day really lol.
@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Jun 17
No crush anymore.