Friday, January 27, 2012

CHILDHOOD CRUSH: ROBBY BENSON


When I was in 6th or 7th grade at St. Mary's and we went to see the movie One On One with Robby Benson and Annette O'toole. It was supposed to be this empowering story of how hard work, friendship and love can overcome adversity. Robby played Henry Steele, a standout basketball player from a small town who learns the hard way how to make it in college and in life.

Annette and Robby in One On One
Sure it was a good movie and who didn't have a crush on Robby back then but what was seared into my memory was Henry's roommate/friend, Tom, walking around in his tightie-whities. His look was all-American and his build was more like today's Rugby players than today's basketball players. I luv's me some Rugby physique. The actor never did anything else.

Tom looked a lot like this but blonde and a little less beefy. YUM!

But this is supposed to be a post about Robby Benson so here more of the blue-eyed cutie who has aged very nicely.




Robby was the voice of The Beast. 

Robby today.

The original Bieber.

6 comments:

  1. I never liked his hair,,,, looked like a crash helmet!

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  2. Wow, I never would have recognized him now. When I first saw those movies I know I must have thought, "I'd lick that chest!"

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  3. Yet another childhood crush we have in common.

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  4. So totally unfair that he has gone from munchable to gorgeous.

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  5. Helmet hairdos never appealed to me either. My teenage crush was Robby on "My Three Sons." I think you did a blog on him a few months back. Don Grady ("Robby") and Robby Benson look similar but Don has the sex appeal. Although Don is still handsome, to me he looks a lot different today. Looks like he had too much plastic surgery.

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  6. I loved "Ode to Billy Joe".... I think a pretty daring movie for its day. In fact, would we even seen a similar main-stream movie now in the USA?

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