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#296759 - 11/29/16 03:13 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Fritz Weaver, Tony-Winning Character Actor, Dies at 90

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Fritz Weaver, a Tony Award-winning character actor who played a German Jewish doctor slain by the Nazis in the 1978 mini-series “Holocaust” and an Air Force colonel who becomes increasingly unstable as the nation faces a nuclear crisis in the 1964 movie “Fail Safe,” died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90...

Mr. Weaver won a Tony in 1970 for his role in Robert Marasco’s drama “Child’s Play,” about the malevolent environment at an exclusive Roman Catholic school for boys...

From the 1950s on, Mr. Weaver was a familiar presence on television shows like “Studio One,” “Playhouse 90,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

He appeared in two episodes of “The Twilight Zone” — “The Obsolete Man” and “Third From the Sun,” in which he played a scientist who plots to take his family aboard a rocket to escape their planet before a nuclear war...

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#296819 - 11/30/16 05:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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TV Great Grant Tinker Dies, Former CEO Of NBC Was 90

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Grant Tinker, former chairman and CEO of NBC, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29. He was 90.

In 1969, Tinker and his then-wife, actress Mary Tyler Moore, launched MTM Enterprises. The company became an indie powerhouse, producing such popular series as the ground-breaking The Mary Tyler Moore Show, starring Moore, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.

In 1981, Tinker left to become chairman and CEO of then-last-place network NBC. There, guided by his famous motto “First be best, then be first,” Tinker, with Brandon Tartikoff as his entertainment president, spearheaded a ratings turnaround as NBC rose from last to first place on the strength of a slew of hit and acclaimed new series, including The Cosby Show, Family Ties, The Golden Girls, Cheers, Night Court, and Hill Street Blues. Tinker left NBC in 1986, following its acquisition by General Electric.

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#296943 - 12/03/16 10:57 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Diving Legend Sammy Lee Passes Away At Age 96

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USA Olympic legend Dr. Sammy Lee – 1948 and 1952 Olympic Gold medalist – passed away on December 2nd, at age of 96, due to pneumonia. He was a true giant in the sport of Olympic diving...

At the 1948 Summer Games in London, England, Lee earned a bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard and a gold medal in 10-meter platform diving events. Four years later, he won the gold medal in the 10-meter platform competition at Helsinki, Finland...

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Dr. Sammy Lee, Olympic gold winner, dies at 96

Diver Sammy Lee, first Asian-American male gold medalist, dies at 96

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#296944 - 12/03/16 11:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#296945 - 12/03/16 11:41 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#297086 - 12/06/16 04:38 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Van Williams, TV’s Green Hornet, Dies at 82

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Van Williams, who played crime fighters on television during the 1960s, most notably the Green Hornet on a short-lived ABC show that later attained a cult following and that introduced American audiences to the martial arts master Bruce Lee, died last week in a care facility near his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 82.

The cause was renal failure, said his wife, Vicki Williams. She said that Mr. Williams probably died on the night of Nov. 28, but that he was not officially declared dead until the next day.

A tall, athletic Texan, Mr. Williams looked the part of a superhero and grew up an actual cowboy — although, curiously, he was not cast in many westerns. He played the same character, a detective named Kenny Madison, on two ABC series: “Bourbon Street Beat,” with Richard Long and Andrew Duggan, in the 1959-60 season, and then “Surfside 6,” with Lee Patterson and Troy Donahue, until 1962.

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#297133 - 12/08/16 08:57 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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John Glenn was such a badass that instead of retiring to play shuffleboard in a nursing home, he decided, at age 77, to do one more trip in space with a bunch of fellow astronauts LESS than half his age.
He has left us now, at age 95, another American hero and legend who checked out before Trump gets the chance to screw him over.
Godspeed John Glenn, and maybe could you please put in a word for us with the Big Guy.
Just ask Him to send a celestial tweet to President-elect Trump that he is desperately needed more over in Russia or something.
Maybe him and Steven Seagall can do to them what they are trying to do to us.
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#297149 - 12/09/16 02:19 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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I just heard that Dave Brubeck died. Tremendous loss of a great talent.
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#297153 - 12/09/16 03:15 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Brubeck died four years ago, one day before what would have been his 92nd birthday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brubeck

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#297154 - 12/09/16 03:28 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
John Glenn ... has left us now, at age 95, another American hero and legend ... Godspeed John Glenn ...

John Glenn - American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator - dead at 95

Last and oldest of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. First American to orbit the earth (Alan Shepard, who made a suborbital flight, was the first American in space). In his second space flight, Glenn, at age 77, became the oldest person to go into space.

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The Mercury Seven astronauts:
  • LT (later CDR) Malcolm Scott Carpenter (1925–2013), USN
  • Capt (later Col) Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr. (1927–2004), USAF
  • Maj (later Col) John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (1921–2016), USMC
  • Capt (later Lt Col) Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (1926–1967), USAF
  • LCDR (later CAPT) Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr. (1923–2007), USN
  • LCDR (later RADM) Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (1923–1998), USN
  • Maj Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton (1924–1993), USAF



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