Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Idol, 70's Style

Remember this hottie? I sure do. His face was one of my favorite posters (along with Scott Baio, of course) on my bedroom wall, back in the day. I was inspired to do this "Where are they now?" post, having read this one at An Eagles's View. What girl didn't have a poster of some particular movie/tv star when she was a teen, and how many of you guys did NOT have a poster of Farrah Fawcett back then? (I know, I'm dating myself.)

Imagine my shock and dismay (just kidding) to find out where Leif is today (courtesy of
He has the infamous VH1: Behind The Music episode, of him having a car crash and paralyzing his best friend at age 17.

His career went downhill from there, and he got involved in drinking and drugs.

Today he's living in LA doing concerts and making songs with different bands. He still appears on tv shows and movies such as Suddenly Susan and Dickie Roberts Former Child Star.

He never married and does not have children.

Update Jan 18/06: Garrett, now aged 44,, seems to have continued along the well-traveled route from teen idol to drug addict. He was arrested in Los Angeles yesterday for not having a subway ticket and a subsequent search revealed he was in possession of narcotics, violating his probation for a March, 2005 conviction on possession of "cocaine based narcotics" (would that be crack?).

Update: May 12/2006: Garrett gets 90 days in jail and 3 years probation for quitting his rehab program.

Good thing my only heartthrob today is Mr.4444. Who was your teen idol?

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