Inspired by an item in the five things I didn’t know about Christina, I got to thinking about celebrity crushes. I remember my first celebrity crushes being on David Cassidy, when he starred in The Partridge Family, and on Bobby Sherman, a singer popular in the early 1970s. I still remember going crazy over his song, “Julie, Do Ya Love Me?” What can I tell you? I’m old.
After those two, it must have been Donny Osmond. Those teeth, that smile … oh my. Frankly, I still think Donny Osmond is a tremendously talented performer. From the time “Risky Business” was revealed, I had a big crush on Tom Cruise. That scene of him dancing in the white dress shirt and underwear made the teenage me swoon. I remained a fan until he went off the deep end with Scientology. Now, I can’t stand him.
When I was a freshman or sophomore at Cornell, I saw Jimmy Smits act in “Man and Superman” while he was completing his MFA. I followed his career from “L.A. Law” through “NYPD Blue”. I really enjoyed his portrayal of Matt Santos in the last season of “The West Wing”. He’s definitely my longest crush because I still think he’s fine.
‘Fess up! Who’s your celebrity crush?