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Stars of the 70s

There were plenty of heartthrobs on the big and little screen during the 1970s, both men and women.

These stars of the 70s stole the hearts of many and kept them watching the TV and running to the cinema to see the latest endeavors by their favorite actors and actresses

Others stars of the 70s who may not have stolen our hearts simply entertained us with their wit or acting prowess.

Here’s a list of a few memorable stars of the 70s.

David Cassidy – This Partridge Family star sent young female pulses racing every Friday night. This teen idol could act and sing and he was particularly nice to look at as well. He was a young 20 when he started the show and literally became an overnight sensation.

Ron Howard – Another young man that made it big in his 20s, Howard had already made his mark as a child star in The Andy Griffith Show. However, Happy Days and the role of Richie Cunningham introduced him to a whole new generation of admirers.

Henry Winkler – Winkler will always be remembered as Richie Cunningham’s close friend, Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli, in the Happy Days series. His rough-around-the-edges, bad boy demeanor made him the 21st century equivalent of “hot” but even moms liked him because he had a soft, sweet side.

Willie Aames – Though he had a number of TV roles as a child, adorable Willie Aames was best known as the teenage son, Tommy Bradford, in the hit series Eight is Enough.

Danny Bonaduce – Another Partridge Family member, Danny appealed to the younger set since he was only 10 when the show began. He was a wise-cracking, business savvy little whipper snapper, and the audience adored him!

Scott Baio – First appearing in Happy Days and then enjoying a spin-off show entitled Joanie Loves Chiaci, Scott Baio remained a heartthrob for quite some time, going on to star in the 80s sitcom Charles in Charge.

Jimmie Walker – The star of Good Times, which aired from 1974 to 1979, Jimmie became famous for uttering the word “Dy-no-mite!” each week on his show. He was truly funny and his show was a great television series to watch.

Lauren Tewes – This young actress became an instant hit when The Love Boat began to sail on the air waves in 1977. She played Julie, the cruise director.

Al Pacino – On the big screen, Pacino was just amazing with hits like The Godfather, Scarecrow, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and And Justice for All.

Farrah Fawcett – Famous for her haircut and her top-selling poster where she donned a rather modest red bathing suit, Fawcett was best known for her role in Charlie’s Angels. She would go on to become a very serious and respected actress.

Loni Anderson – Another famous blonde of the 70s, Anderson starred in the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati. Like Fawcett, her pin-up photo in a bathing suit – this time a bikini – catapulted her to fame.

Mary Tyler Moore – Opposite of Fawcett and Anderson, Mary Tyler Moore was the ultimate “girl next door.” But everyone loved her and her show became one of the biggest hits of the decade.

Linda Carter – Who doesn’t remember Linda Carter in her Wonder Woman outfit? The show aired from 1975 to 1979 and her sexy outfit attracted a lot of attention.

Burt Reynolds – The sexy, mustached star of film (and later, TV) made about 20 movies during the 1970s, including The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit.

Other notable superstars of the 70s include:

  • Robert Redford
  • John Travolta
  • Woody Allen
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Ryan O’Neal
  • Gene Hackman
  • Carroll O’Connor
  • Bea Arthur
  • Jody Foster
  • Sonny and Cher
  • Lindsay Wagner
  • Cheryl Ladd
  • Shaun Cassidy
  • Kate Jackson
  • Bobby Sherman
  • and many more!