Archive Page - 08/16/13 41 years, 2,180 covers and 55,277 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Barack Obama Brought his Anger Translator Luther to the White House Correspondents' Dinner (VIDEO)
- The Style Top 5: Gigi Hadid Shares Her Beauty Don'ts, Blake Lively's Million Dollar Style Week and More
- Remains of Woman Missing Since Disappearing from Halloween Party Identified: Police
- PHOTO: Kim Kardashian Spotted Visiting Bruce Jenner Following His Gender Transition Reveal
- Princess Kate's Hospital Closes Off Surgical Ward to New Patients After Superbug Breakout
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- October 29, 1990
- Vol. 34
- No. 17
Her TV Plea—"I Can't Get Up"—Starts a Craze and Makes Edith Fore America's Favorite Fallen Woman
Fore's Mayday—a TV commercial for Lifecall, a medic-alert system that summons emergency assistance by way of a radio-transmitter pendant—has become the buzz-phrase of the moment, providing grist for Johnny's and Jay's monologues, for T-shirts, even for message-machine recordings. And Fore, who lives in a suburb of Camden, N.J., has become the first overnight senior citizen spokeswoman since Clara Peller barked, "Where's the beef?"
Although she found the service a life-saver when she fell in 1989 and hit her head, Fore was reluctant when a company representative sought her out for the ad. "All I could picture," she says, "was that they would make me fall down the stairs." They didn't—which is perhaps what makes the spot so funny. It starts with Fore's testimonial ("I am not an actress...."), then uses a white-wigged stuntwoman to re-create her spill, none too convincingly. But that is Fore's voice dubbing in the all important bleat.
Fore, who says she has seen the ad fewer than a handful of times ("I don't think I smiled enough"), so far has shunned the celebrity trip—but one of her three grandchildren, 12-year-old Jamie, is trying to boost her fame value, offering to sell her autograph at $5 per Hancock. Jamie may be a bit too enterprising. "Hey, Grandma," he says, sticking out a leg, "I know how we can get another commercial."
April 25, 2015
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!