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#284126 - 01/01/16 07:00 PM The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016
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#284144 - 01/03/16 12:38 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Dale Bumpers, Liberal Stalwart of Arkansas Politics, Dies at 90

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Dale L. Bumpers, a liberal governor and four-term Democratic senator from Arkansas who came out of retirement in 1999 to make a passionate closing argument defending President Bill Clinton against removal from office in a Senate trial, died on Friday at his home in Little Rock, Ark. He was 90.

His death was confirmed by his granddaughter Linn Bumpers.

Mr. Bumpers was part of a generation of moderate Southern Democrats, among them President Jimmy Carter, who emerged in the late 1960s and the '70s. He always said his proudest achievement had come early in his career when, as a small-town lawyer in the 1950s, he guided his native Charleston, Ark., to become the first community of the former Confederacy to integrate its public schools.

But he is remembered more for what he did in the twilight of his career.

Three weeks after retiring from the Senate, he returned on Jan. 21, 1999, to speak to his former colleagues on behalf of Mr. Clinton, a fellow former governor of Arkansas. The House had charged the president with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying under oath about his sexual affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

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#284145 - 01/03/16 01:29 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Gilbert Kaplan, conductor - obituary

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Gilbert Kaplan, who has died aged 74, was an American economist, journalist and businessman who came to wider attention through his determination to be an orchestral conductor and in particular his obsession with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 2 (the Resurrection), a work that he conducted on more than 100 occasions.

Some saw him as a charlatan, a Wall Street millionaire who had "bought" his way on to the podium with his lavish donations to impecunious orchestras. Others felt that he offered a fresh insight into the music, unsullied by a traditional approach to interpretation and the institutionalised training of the conservatoire system.

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#284264 - 01/11/16 06:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie: David Bowie, 69, dies from cancer

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#284276 - 01/11/16 10:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie: David Bowie, 69, dies from cancer

David Bowie, RIP (1947-2016)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYYRH4apXDo

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (Five, Four, Three)
Check ignition and may God's love be with you (Two, One, Liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you "Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."

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#284333 - 01/15/16 01:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Hans Gruber never really died when he descended at 32 feet per second per second from the Nakatomi Towers.

Did he?
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#284334 - 01/15/16 01:46 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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One must also take into account the resistance applied by the atmosphere:

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#284349 - 01/16/16 03:33 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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No mention at all of Severus Snapes or Grizzly Adams?

Alan Rickman and Dan Haggerty also died this past week.
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#284358 - 01/17/16 03:08 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
No mention at all of Severus Snapes or Grizzly Adams?

Alan Rickman and Dan Haggerty also died this past week.

They did indeed pass, and too young at that. frown

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2016


Edited by Golem (01/17/16 03:09 AM)

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#284359 - 01/17/16 03:09 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Noreen Corcoran, the Adopted Niece on TV's 'Bachelor Father,' Dies at 72

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Noreen Corcoran, who starred as the teenager adopted by her uncle (John Forsythe) on the 1950s-'60s sitcom Bachelor Father, has died. She was 72.

Corcoran died Friday of cardiopulmonary disease at Valley Presbyterian in Van Nuys, her niece, author Mell Corcoran, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actress' younger brother, Kevin Corcoran, who appeared in the 1957 film Old Yeller and played Moochie on several Disney TV shows, died in October.

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#284381 - 01/18/16 10:46 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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RIP Glenn Frey November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016)

American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey played guitar with Eagles as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight".

After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits "The One You Love", "Smuggler's Blues", "Sexy Girl", "The Heat Is On", "You Belong to the City", "True Love", "Soul Searchin'", and "Livin' Right".

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#284382 - 01/18/16 10:48 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Now I am starting to know people dying. I've been exempt from all of this all this time. gobsmacked
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#284383 - 01/19/16 12:19 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Add yet another musician to the list of the recently departed:
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Mic Gillette, renowned trumpet and trombone player and founding member of the legendary Oakland funky soul band Tower of Power, died suddenly of a heart attack over the weekend. He was 64.
Gillette started playing with members of seminal funk outfit back in 1966 and as first trumpet, he was a powerful sonic force behind Tower of Power’s rise to prominence in the 1970s.

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#284446 - 01/24/16 04:10 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Why is Leslie Nielsen STILL dead?

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... This week there have been waves of online sympathy over the passing of actor Leslie Nielsen prompting many to quote their favourite and most memorable lines from films such as Airplane! and The Naked Gun.

The only trouble is Nielsen actually died in November 2010 aged 84 ...

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#284465 - 01/26/16 09:31 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#284565 - 02/01/16 05:24 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Paul Kantner, guitarist and co-founder of Jefferson Airplane died at 74 last week. In a strange coincidence Signe Anderson, the original female vocalist with the band died on the same day as Kantner.
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#284569 - 02/01/16 10:13 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Paul Kantner, guitarist and co-founder of Jefferson Airplane died at 74 last week. In a strange coincidence Signe Anderson, the original female vocalist with the band died on the same day as Kantner.


I missed that frown
Sad indeed.
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#284614 - 02/03/16 09:56 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Bob Elliott, the Deadpan Half of Bob and Ray Comedy Team, Dies at 92

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Bob Elliott, who as half of the comedy team Bob and Ray purveyed a distinctively low-key brand of humor on radio and television for more than 40 years, died on Tuesday at his home in Cundy's Harbor, Me. He was 92.

His death was confirmed by his son Chris Elliott, the actor and comedian, who said his father had had throat cancer.

Mr. Elliott and his partner, Ray Goulding -- Bob was the more soft-spoken one, Ray the blustery, deep-voiced one -- were unusual among two-person comedy teams. Rather than one of them always playing it straight and the other handling the jokes, they took turns being the straight man.

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#284674 - 02/07/16 06:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Sam Spence, longtime composer for NFL Films, has died

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Sam Spence, whose energetic, muscular musical compositions were an integral part of NFL Films' celebration of pro football, died Saturday morning at a nursing center in Lewisville...

His son, Kim Spence, said the fact that Spence died on the eve of the 50th Super Bowl reflected his flair for the dramatic...

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#284680 - 02/09/16 03:11 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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James 'Red' Moore, Negro League legend passes away at 99

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James "Red " Moore, a long-time first baseman in the Negro Leagues, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia on February 6, 2016. He was 99.

Born November 18, 1916 in Atlanta, Moore developed his talents at Booker T. Washington High School. His exploits in the field and at the plate attracted the attention of the Chattanooga Choo Choos of the Negro Southern League in 1935. Word of his play at first base spread through the league and he was picked up by the famed Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1936. He joined an infield that earned the nickname of "The Million Dollar Infield," which included Hall of Famers Willie Wells at shortstop and Ray Dandridge at third base.

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#285052 - 02/19/16 04:47 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Harper Lee dead at age of 89: 'To Kill a Mockingbird Author' passes away

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Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," has died at the age of 89, multiple sources in her hometown of Monroeville, including the mayor's office, confirmed Friday morning...

On July 11, 1960, Lee's novel was published by Lippincott with critical and commercial success. The author won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction the following year.

The film adaptation of the novel, with Mary Badham as Scout, opened on Christmas Day of 1962 and was an instant hit...

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#285240 - 02/24/16 05:00 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#285570 - 03/05/16 05:17 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Pat Conroy, Author of 'The Prince of Tides' and 'The Great Santini,' Dies at 70

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Pat Conroy, whose tortured family life and the scenic marshlands of coastal South Carolina served as unending sources of inspiration for his fiction, notably the novels "The Great Santini," "The Lords of Discipline" and "The Prince of Tides," died on Friday. He was 70.

His death was confirmed by Todd Doughty, the vice president, executive director of publicity at Doubleday. He said the cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

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#285575 - 03/06/16 05:28 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dead at 94

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan, perhaps best known for her "Just Say No" campaign to combat drug abuse in the 1980s, died Sunday morning at her home in Los Angeles, a spokesman for the family said. She was 94. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.

In addition to her famous campaign against drugs, the one-time actress promoted several causes while she was in the White House and even in the years after. She was a passionate advocate for lifting restrictions on stem cell research and promoting better treatment of America's veterans.

But above all, Nancy Reagan was a fiercely devoted wife.

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Inside the Reagan Library: First Lady Nancy Reagan

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Nancy Reagan "Just Say No!" at 1988 World Series

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#285580 - 03/06/16 07:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Sorry to disrespect the dead, but I intensely disliked her.
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#285587 - 03/06/16 09:04 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Sorry to disrespect the dead, but I intensely disliked her.

I liked Nancy better than her husband. She actually evolved™ after his death. Plus, someone who consults psychics can't be all that bad. RIP Nancy Reagan. Bow
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#285591 - 03/07/16 03:23 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Her husband counted on her "psychic guidance". tinfoilhat

Sorry bud, but that scares the bejeezus out of me. I don't want presidents who consult with astrologers and psychics any more than I want presidents who think God talks to them through their hair dryer.
And I sure don't want one that is content to settle for secondhand filtering because they can't be bothered.
I'm sure Ms. Reagan was a fine human being but I'll never know because apparently it wasn't in the stars for us to meet. Imagine that.
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#285594 - 03/07/16 01:51 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I think it was a great travesty that Ronald Reagan never won an Oscar for Best Actor, in his role as President of the United States; and his wife, Nancy, never won for Best Supporting Actress.
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#285598 - 03/07/16 06:14 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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I've got to credit her with fighting for the use of embryonic stem cells by medical researchers. That was a pretty big deal when you think of the assault on Planned Parenthood by opponents of abortion. That attitude is nothing new.

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#285616 - 03/09/16 01:44 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Yeah, it's great that she got in the fight except we all know that if it hadn't affected the both of them directly neither of them would give two farts in a wind storm.
Come on, you KNOW that the only reason she was all big on stem cell research is because HER husband had Alzheimers.

No Alzheimers, the stem cell people can go pound sand.
Just like NO AIDS in the family, the AIDS people can go to Hell.
If Dick Cheney's daughter wasn't gay, he wouldn't give a rat's ass about gay marriage.

That's how Republicans operate, that's how Nancy Reagan operated, that's how Ronald Reagan operated.
Sorry but I refuse to mourn Kim Jong Il style, or be chastized for not crying loud enough.
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#285732 - 03/14/16 08:13 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81

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Celebrated British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a former Master of the Queen's Music, has died at the age of 81.

He was known for his modern and avant-garde works, but his most famous piece was a simple, haunting lament for solo piano - Farewell To Stromness.

"He was, right to the end, a pioneer," Stephen Lumsden, Managing Director of music agency Intermusica, said.

The Salford-born musician, who had leukaemia, died at home in Orkney.

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#285733 - 03/14/16 09:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Kieth Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer is also dead. Poor guy shot himself because he had nerve damage in his hand which prevented him from giving his best performance for his fans.

Awfully sad but we old folks have to realize that as we get older some things simply are not possible anymore.
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#285798 - 03/17/16 03:21 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Frank Sinatra Jr., 72

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"I think in my generation, when I came along in the early '60s, the type of music that was in vogue in society in those days had moved on to another kind of music," Sinatra told the newspaper. "I was trying to sell antiques in a modern appliance store."


Sinatra also did some acting, appearing in almost 20 shows, including the animated series "Family Guy," and playing himself in an episode of "The Sopranos."

"Frank Sinatra, Jr. was a friend to Family Guy, and a friend to me. I'm saddened at his passing, but grateful to have known him. RIP, Frank," tweeted Seth MacFarlane, the show's creator and star.

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#286096 - 03/25/16 06:13 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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This hurts so bad that I need some comedy.
This might be the last thing Garry Shandling did...
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling.

"It's Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive"

I am just gutted frown
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#286228 - 03/30/16 02:34 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Remembering Patty Duke: An Actress Who Worked Miracles

This one affected me pretty significantly.
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#286232 - 03/30/16 02:51 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Remembering Patty Duke: An Actress Who Worked Miracles

This one affected me pretty significantly.


Me too! I was too young to think of her as a "woman" in 1963 but she reminded me of what a really cute and nice babysitter would be like, I guess. By the time she appeared in The Miracle Worker however, I really enjoyed her skillful mastery of the starring role.

Therefore I do count her as one of those precious little cultural touchstones that marked my path growing up and 69 is way too young.
I keep wondering why our generation is dropping like flies.
Sepsis from a ruptured intestine is serious business but in most cases it can be dealt with, so I am guessing the poor lady must have been in exceptionally frail condition prior to that issue.

I am sorry to see her go frown
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#286464 - 04/06/16 06:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Merle Hagard has passed. Another one that really hurts.

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#286472 - 04/07/16 02:56 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Thanks, Brother Greger. Great video, great performer. He'll be remembered.
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#286478 - 04/07/16 04:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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It’s astonishing how many of “our people”are departing these days. Something to do with timing methinks.
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#286485 - 04/07/16 10:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Blackjack Mulligan dead at 73 (professional wrestler)

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Robert Windham, better known as Blackjack Mulligan, the patriarch of the Windham wrestling family that includes three performers on the current WWE roster, passed away...

Windham, 73, was a major star in pro wrestling during the 70s and 80s. He was only in the business for two years, working under his real name, before he got his big break in the WWWF in 1971, taking the Blackjack Mulligan name, copying the gimmick with the black cowboy hat and black glove of Blackjack Lanza (Jack Lanza), who had become one of the top heels in the business a few years earlier...

Mulligan's son Barry and Kendall Windham, were both wrestlers and Barry was one of the best wrestlers in the world in the late 80s. His son-in-law, Mike Rotunda, was also a star wrestler and Mike's three children, Windham (Bray Wyatt), Taylor (Bo Dallas) and daughter Mika work for WWE...

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#286506 - 04/09/16 02:30 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Professional wrasslin’ was uuuuuge in Hawaii when I was a youth. Curtis “Da Bull” Iaukea, Ripper Collins, “Chief” Billy Whitewolf, Neff Maiava, “Handsome” Johnny Berand, Haystack Calhoun, The Masked Executioner, and on and on.

I got laid for my first time at 15 when “professional” wrestling was on the tube and I was at my girlfriends parents house. Musta been the sweaty “real” effects. So I have very fond memories of that enterprise.

That romantic enterprise lasted all of 35 seconds BTW.
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#286507 - 04/09/16 03:26 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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Blackjack Mulligan lived just a few miles from me. I used to watch him rassle but never met him.
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#286508 - 04/09/16 04:13 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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That romantic enterprise lasted all of 35 seconds BTW.

Who won?
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#286509 - 04/09/16 05:00 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: logtroll]
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As far as hetros go--wimmins always win.
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#286511 - 04/09/16 11:42 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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What did she win - a tall puppy dog slave?
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#286516 - 04/09/16 10:37 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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I got laid for my first time at 15 when “professional” wrestling was on the tube and I was at my girlfriends parents house. Musta been the sweaty “real” effects. So I have very fond memories of that enterprise.

That romantic enterprise lasted all of 35 seconds BTW.


LOL don't feel bad, you're in good company ROTFMOL
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#286631 - 04/14/16 06:18 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Anne Jackson, Stage Star With Her Husband, Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

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Anne Jackson, a distinguished star of the stage who was half of one of America's best-known acting couples, sharing much of a long and distinguished career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.

Her death was confirmed by her daughter Katherine Wallach.

If not quite on the same level of stardom as Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne or Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Wallach came close. From the early 1950s to 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara's comedy "Down the Garden Paths," they captivated audiences with their onstage synergy, displaying the tense affections and sizzling battles of two old pros who knew both how to love and how to fight.

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#286937 - 04/20/16 05:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

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Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.

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#287010 - 04/21/16 05:28 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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It appears that the artist Prince has died....
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#287015 - 04/21/16 05:51 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known by his mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor, serving as a major figure in popular music for over three decades. Prince was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music combined rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.

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#287757 - 05/09/16 07:38 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (narrator of Forensic Files)

Peter Thomas, who died April 30 at the age of 91, was a narrator with a great distinctive voice.

He was known as the narrator of Forensic Files AKA Mystery Detectives. He also did many commercials, documentaries, and other voice-over work.

A World War II veteran himself, he was also known for his love of veterans.

RIP, Mr. Thomas

Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91

‘Forensic Files’ Narrator Peter Thomas Dies at 91

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If you want to hear his voice, here are some samples on YouTube:

Cool Whip Frosting Commercial - Charity Commercial Spoof (0.33)

The Christmas Story narrated by Peter Thomas (5:26)

Forensic Files (0:54)

Forensic Files (1:41)

Hallowed Grounds (5:16)

"Broadcast Pioneers" with Don Blair guest Peter Thomas.wmv (56:00)

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#287759 - 05/09/16 07:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91...

Man!! 90-year olds are dropping like flies these days... coffee
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#287767 - 05/09/16 09:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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William Schallert, 93, Dies; Prolific Actor Was Father on ‘The Patty Duke Show’

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William Schallert, a familiar presence on prime-time television for decades, notably as the long-suffering father and uncle to the “identical cousins” played by Patty Duke on the hit 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” died on Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93.

His son, Edwin, confirmed the death.

Mr. Schallert’s career spanned generations and genres. Over more than 60 years he racked up scores of credits in episodic television as well as noteworthy performances in motion pictures, on the Off Broadway stage and as a voice-over artist.

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He portrayed under-secretary of agriculture Nilz Baris in the Star Trek:TOS episode, The Trouble With Tribbles and the villain in The Man from Planet X.

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#287768 - 05/09/16 09:19 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick

Man!! 90-year olds are dropping like flies these days... coffee

You got that right!

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#287807 - 05/11/16 06:30 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Man!! 90-year olds are dropping like flies

No worries young pup. You will be there before you know it.

Then will be left wondering WTF just happened.
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#287809 - 05/11/16 07:08 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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Man!! 90-year olds are dropping like flies

No worries young pup. You will be there before you know it.

Then will be left wondering WTF just happened.

I hear that happens. gobsmacked
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#287827 - 05/11/16 05:03 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Heck, remember back in the day when 70s were old and dying? Now they're running for Prezzie. smile
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#287880 - 05/12/16 11:14 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Rest in peace brother - human rights activist Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner


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#288003 - 05/15/16 05:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

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Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died at age 86.

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#288006 - 05/15/16 05:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

I knew when I saw your name in the "Who's Online" list - a death notice was being drafted. smile
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#288017 - 05/16/16 12:26 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Rick, I'm 72 years old. You might be reading mine some day.

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#288020 - 05/16/16 01:43 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Rick, I'm 72 years old. You might be reading mine some day.
I may beat ya, 77 here
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#288030 - 05/16/16 08:12 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

It's been said that the 1956 movie The Great Man is loosely based on the career of Arthur Godfrey.

Wikipedia article

Watch it on YouTube before it gets yanked (1:32:05).

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#288133 - 05/19/16 04:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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CBS News Legend Morley Safer Dies One Week After ‘60 Minutes’ Retirement

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Morley Safer—who, at 84, announced his retirement last week after more than five decades at CBS News, all but six years of that peerless stretch as a star correspondent for 60 Minutes—has died.

As a combat reporter in Vietnam, ducking sniper’s bullets and enemy mortars while embedded with American soldiers on patrol, “he was as cool as a hog on ice,” retired Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham, a former Green Beret commander, recalled for Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life, an hour-long special that aired last Sunday.

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#288135 - 05/19/16 04:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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CBS News Legend Morley Safer Dies One Week After ‘60 Minutes’ Retirement

That was Barbara Walters' worst fear. She's been retired for two years now. smile
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#288136 - 05/19/16 04:45 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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CBS News Legend Morley Safer Dies One Week After ‘60 Minutes’ Retirement

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Morley Safer—who, at 84, announced his retirement last week after more than five decades at CBS News, all but six years of that peerless stretch as a star correspondent for 60 Minutes—has died.

As a combat reporter in Vietnam, ducking sniper’s bullets and enemy mortars while embedded with American soldiers on patrol, “he was as cool as a hog on ice,” retired Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham, a former Green Beret commander, recalled for Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life, an hour-long special that aired last Sunday.

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Rest in peace, Mr. Safer. Bow
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#288194 - 05/21/16 01:24 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96

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Alan Young, who gamely played straight man to a talking horse for five years in classic sitcom “Mr. Ed,” died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 96.

On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their suburban stable. Mr. Ed, voiced by Allan “Rocky” Lane, would speak only to Wilbur, but given Mr. Ed’s rather outlandish personality and the superbly mild affect of Young’s Wilbur, just who owned whom could occasionally be a matter of debate.

Young also voiced Scrooge McDuck and numerous other animated characters, as well as guesting on dozens of TV shows.

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#288202 - 05/21/16 06:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Another 90- something year old. Shaking my head in complete disbelief. coffee
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#288205 - 05/22/16 12:25 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Hey rick. It’s not that they passed while being very old people. It’s that they passed at all. As we all shall.

You might sit there in your smugness of youth-- but you too are also going to expire sometime........ Sooner---- than you might desire.
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#288207 - 05/22/16 03:46 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Giants mourn passing of 3B Jim Ray Hart

San Francisco Giants via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
May 20, 2016

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The San Francisco Giants learned today that longtime Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart passed away yesterday at the age of 74 in Acampo, California after a long illness ...

Hart spent 11 seasons in a Giants uniform from 1963 to 1973 and during that span he hit .282 with 488 runs scored, 135 doubles, 27 triples, 157 home runs and 526 RBI in 1,001 games ... He played his final two seasons with the New York Yankees ...

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#288682 - 06/04/16 04:05 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies

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He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper.

He was The Greatest.

Muhammad Ali died Friday at age 74, according to a statement from the family. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.

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#288684 - 06/04/16 04:12 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies

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He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper.

He was The Greatest.

Muhammad Ali died Friday at age 74, according to a statement from the family. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.

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It is a very very sad day. An American Icon. RIP Muhammad.
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#288686 - 06/04/16 04:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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Originally Posted By: Golem
Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies

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He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper.

He was The Greatest.

Muhammad Ali died Friday at age 74, according to a statement from the family. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.

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It is a very very sad day. An American Icon. RIP Muhammad.

RIP Mr. Ali. Bow
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#288796 - 06/07/16 04:04 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Phyllis Curtin, American Soprano Who Championed New Music, Dies at 94

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Phyllis Curtin, an American soprano celebrated as a champion of new music, died on Sunday at her home in Great Barrington, Mass. She was 94...

A mainstay of the New York City Opera in the 1950s and ’60s, Ms. Curtin was noted for the purity of her voice, the sensitivity of her musical phrasing and the crystalline perfection of her diction. On the opera stage and in recital, she gave the premieres of dozens of works by 20th-century composers — “more first, and last, performances than any singer in history,” as she was fond of saying, ruefully...

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#288803 - 06/07/16 05:41 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Muhammad Ali pallbearers will include Will Smith and Lennox Lewis

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Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the eight pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service Friday in Louisville, Ky.

The legendary boxer died June 3 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Other pallbearers at the service will include Jerry Ellis — brother of the late Jimmy Ellis, who was Ali’s former sparring partner and former world heavyweight champion — and several relatives and close friends.

Smith received an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in the 2001 movie “Ali.”

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#288837 - 06/08/16 10:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Brazilian Artist Tunga Dies at 64



He was my cousin.

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His work forms part of the collections of important art institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, and Stockholm's Moderna Museet.

When in 2006, his monumental installation A la Lumiere des Deux Mondes was installed beneath the glass pyramid at the Musée du Louvre, Tunga became the first contemporary artist to have a work exhibited in the Parisian museum.


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#288907 - 06/09/16 04:42 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#288910 - 06/09/16 04:49 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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He was my cousin.

RIP Zeke's cousin. Bow
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#288917 - 06/09/16 09:23 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Thanks, guys. It was a great loss to our family and to me personally. We were friends since childhood.
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#288961 - 06/10/16 06:38 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Gordie Howe, ‘Mr. Hockey’ for the Red Wings, Dies at 88

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Gordie Howe, one of the greatest and most durable players in the history of hockey, who powered his Detroit Red Wings teams to four Stanley Cup championships and was 52 years old when he finally hung up his skates, died on Friday in Ohio. Howe — Mr. Hockey to the sports world — was 88.

The Red Wings said he died at the home of his son Murray in the Toledo area. Howe, who received a diagnosis of dementia in 2012, had a stroke in 2014 that impaired his speech and movement.

Wayne Gretzky was celebrated as the Great One for his scoring prowess. Bobby Orr was recognized as hockey’s incomparable defenseman. But Howe could do it all, and he kept at it after his hair had turned silver and a grandchild was born.

“If you were ever going to make a mold for a hockey player with five strengths — offense, defense, durability, toughness and versatility — you wouldn’t look past Gordie Howe,” Scotty Bowman, hockey’s most successful coach, with nine Stanley Cup championships, once said. “In my estimation, he was the best ever.”

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#289189 - 06/19/16 07:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Anton Yelchin, actor in 'Star Trek' films, dies in freak car accident at age 27

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The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy dies

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He was best known for cult British film The Wicker Man, starring Sir Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward.

The 1973 film told the story of police sergeant Howie, played by Woodward, who was sent to search for a missing girl on the fictional island of Summerisle.

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Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87

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Elie Wiesel, the Auschwitz survivor who became an eloquent witness for the six million Jews slaughtered in World War II and who, more than anyone else, seared the memory of the Holocaust on the world’s conscience, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.

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Michael Cimino, 'Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate' Director, Dies at 77

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Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of "The Deer Hunter" before "Heaven's Gate" destroyed his career and sped up the demise of 60-year-old United Artists, has died. He was believed to be 77.

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Although Heaven's Gate has recently earned new respect in some quarters, it was originally trashed unmercifully.

From Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide: Writer-director Cimino's now-notorious spectacle is missing just one thing: a story.

From Vincent Canby in The New York Times: "Heaven's Gate," ... fails so completely that you might suspect Mr. Cimino sold his soul to the Devil to obtain the success of "The Deer Hunter," and the Devil has just come around to collect... Mr. Cimino's approach to his subject is so predictable that watching the film is like a forced, four-hour walking tour of one's own living room.


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The Deer Hunter is one of the best films about the VietNam War ever made - it's up there with Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.
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#289598 - 07/05/16 01:27 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Noel Neill, Actress Who Played First Lois Lane, Dies at 95

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Noel Neill, the first actress to play Superman's gal pal Lois Lane onscreen, died July 3 in Tucson, Ariz. after a long illness. Her manager and biographer Larry Ward shared a statement on Facebook, saying that she "maintained that bright, perky and engaging personality up until her death."

Her first appearance as Lois Lane was in the 1948 movie serial "Superman," which showed her talent for humor.

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Adventures of Superman main cast:

Superman / Clark Kent - George Reeves (January 5, 1914 - June 16, 1959)

Lois Lane - Season 1 - Phyllis Coates (January 15, 1927 - ), Seasons 2-6 - Noel Neill (November 25, 1920 - July 3, 2016)

Jimmy Olsen - Jack Larson (February 8, 1928 - September 20, 2015)

Perry White - John Hamilton (January 16, 1887 - October 15, 1958)

Inspector Henderson - Robert Shayne (October 4, 1900 - November 29, 1992)

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Melvin Durslag, longtime Los Angeles sportswriter and columnist, dies at 95

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Melvin Durslag, a sports columnist who covered the Los Angeles scene for decades beginning in 1939, died Sunday at a convalescent home in Santa Monica after a brief illness, according to friend and former colleague Larry Stewart. He was 95.

Durslag was said to string “together words like Nolan Ryan strings together strikeouts,” in the words of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

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'Babylon 5' star Jerry Doyle Dead at 60

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Gloria DeHaven, Effervescent Star of MGM Musicals, Dies at 91

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Singer-actress Gloria DeHaven, the perky star of MGM musicals in the 1940s and a stalwart of show business for more than six decades, has died. She was 91.

DeHaven, who made her screen debut in Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) as Paulette Goddard's kid sister — her father served as an assistant director on the film — died Saturday while in hospice care in Las Vegas, her daughter, Faith Fincher-Finkelstein, told The Hollywood Reporter. DeHaven suffered a stroke about three months ago, she said.

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#291484 - 08/23/16 02:01 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Toots Thielemans, jazz harmonica master has died at 94.



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#291490 - 08/23/16 09:24 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Toots Thielemans, jazz harmonica master has died at 94.



If the video doesn't work here's the Link


A loss for all Jazz lovers. frown
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Steven Hill, Who Starred on 'Law & Order' and 'Mission: Impossible,' Dies at 94

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Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, "Mission: Impossible" in the 1960s and "Law & Order" in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 94.

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#291731 - 08/29/16 02:35 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Mr. Fuji, WWE Hall of Famer, Dies at 82

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Harry Fujiwara, best known by his ring name Mr. Fuji and who pioneered in WWE as an entertainer and manager, died Sunday morning, WWE announced. He was 82.

“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, passed away this morning at the age of 82,” WWE said on a statement on its website. “His career will be remembered by different generations for different reasons but Mr. Fuji, whether as a Superstar or manager, is one of the most entertaining performers in the history of WWE.”

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#291756 - 08/29/16 09:39 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Gene Wilder, 'Willy Wonka' Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83

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Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Stir Crazy," died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

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Gene Wilder, 'Willy Wonka' Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83

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Very sad. Great comic actor.
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#291759 - 08/29/16 10:05 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Mr. Fuji was another in the long list of professional wrestlers who got their start in the 1960’s in Hawaii. Back then pro wrasslin was huge in Hawaii, to borrow a word from some orange guy currently making lots of noise.

A better known pro wrestler on the mainland of Japanese ancestry from Hawaii (Big Island) was Harold Sakata who wrestled under the name of Tosh Togo. How was he well known? He was the unforgettable character Oddjob from the 1964 James Bond Goldfinger movie.
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#291762 - 08/29/16 11:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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Gives new weight to the phrase, "Picking up the Oddjob..."
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#291777 - 08/30/16 05:26 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: logtroll]
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As Haroshjob would have said “Ya pick up any job you can get. As long as you can throw your hat straight into the ring.”
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#291838 - 08/31/16 04:41 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Joe Sutter, 'Father Of The 747,' Dies At 95

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Joe Sutter, dubbed "Father of the 747" by the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, has died. He was 95. The cause of death was not revealed.

As the former chief engineer of Boeing's 747 program, Sutter is credited with leading the development of the first widebody aircraft, which ushered in the globe-shrinking age of mass air travel.

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#291852 - 09/01/16 05:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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His jet was uuuuge!

Stop it Ken.....
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Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65

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He was 65.

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#291972 - 09/03/16 04:46 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Fred Hellerman, Last of the Weavers Folk Group, Dies at 89

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Fred Hellerman, a singer, guitarist and songwriter and the last surviving member of the Weavers, the quartet that in the 1950s helped usher in the folk music revival, died on Thursday at his home in Weston, Conn. He was 89...

With songs like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Goodnight Irene” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” the Weavers brought folk music to a mass audience, paving the way for singers like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary, who galvanized a young, politically conscious audience in the 1960s.

Mr. Hellerman’s mellow baritone, rock-steady guitar and songwriting talent made him a pillar of the group, whose other members were Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Ronnie Gilbert. Mr. Hays died in 1981, Mr. Seeger in 2014 and Ms. Gilbert in 2015...

After Mr. Seeger was labeled a Communist by the influential publication “Red Channels in 1952, and an F.B.I. informant made the same charge against Mr. Hellerman and Ms. Gilbert, it became impossible for the group to perform on radio and television, or at most concert halls...

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#291973 - 09/03/16 04:48 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Another very sad loss.
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#292150 - 09/06/16 01:37 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Hugh O'Brian, actor who played Wyatt Earp, dies at 91

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#292152 - 09/06/16 01:45 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Longtime Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Dies at 92

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Phyllis Schlafly, one of the most iconic and recognizable leaders in America’s conservative movement for many decades, has died.

Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972, a pro-family conservative group focusing heavily on social issues — it has about 80,000 members and, as of this week, Schlafly was still president.

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#292156 - 09/06/16 04:00 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Longtime Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Dies at 92

She was that old?!? shocked Wow. Looks like Don The Con has one less vote, now. coffee
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#292186 - 09/07/16 12:47 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Wonkette ran an article titled "God Spares Phyllis Schlafly Sight of First Woman President."

Isn't that awful? blush
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#292191 - 09/07/16 01:40 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Wonkette ran an article titled "God Spares Phyllis Schlafly Sight of First Woman President."

Isn't that awful? blush

I was never a Phyllis Schlafly fan - she was too extreme for me - but that's just sick/stupid.

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#292193 - 09/07/16 02:22 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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I love ya, Golem. I do; you're a gentle soul. But I wonder if you would feel that way if you were a woman.

I'm not glad she died. I just can't bend the old knee to her.
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#292212 - 09/07/16 05:35 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Wonkette ran an article titled "God Spares Phyllis Schlafly Sight of First Woman President."

Isn't that awful? blush

Wonkette is a snarky website and Phyllis did want women living back in 1950s America where white men dominated American society and culture. Hmm
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#292215 - 09/07/16 05:45 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Spag-hetti]
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I love ya, Golem. I do; you're a gentle soul. But I wonder if you would feel that way if you were a woman.

I'm not glad she died. I just can't bend the old knee to her.

I'm not bending my knee to her either, Spag-hetti. For me, she's been an embarrassment to conservatives for decades. BTW, her son Andrew owns Conservapedia, which is even a bigger embarrassment to conservatives.

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#292229 - 09/08/16 12:29 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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BTW, her son Andrew owns Conservapedia, which is even a bigger embarrassment to conservatives.


I don't suppose his brother John serves on the board.
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#292231 - 09/08/16 12:49 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Bobby Chacon, former two-division boxing champion from Sylmar, dies at 64

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Bobby Chacon, a San Fernando Valley boxer who won world titles in two weight classes, died Wednesday at age 64.

Chacon, who had long suffered from the effects of brain damage, fell and struck his head in a Hemet care facility early Wednesday morning and succumbed to his injuries, said Ricky Farris, president of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame.

“One of the most exciting fighters in the history of the West Coast, an amazing blood-and-guts brawler who took on the best fighters in three divisions,” Farris said of Chacon, who will be inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame on Sept. 25.

Chacon was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Sylmar and trained in Pacoima. A San Fernando High graduate and onetime liberal-arts student at Cal State Northridge, Chacon was nicknamed “Schoolboy” by veteran boxing publicist Bill Caplan.

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#292233 - 09/08/16 02:05 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Spag-hetti]
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BTW, her son Andrew owns Conservapedia, which is even a bigger embarrassment to conservatives.


I don't suppose his brother John serves on the board.

I hope that she loved him and that she let him know that she loved him.

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#292234 - 09/08/16 04:26 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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I hope that she loved him and that she let him know that she loved him.


Me too. Me, too.

See? You are a gentle soul.


Edited by Spag-hetti (09/08/16 04:27 AM)
Edit Reason: dropped one letter
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#292293 - 09/09/16 01:27 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Lady Chablis, transgender actress from 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil', dies at 59

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The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Thursday in Savannah. She was 59.

Chablis' sister, Cynthia Ponder, confirmed she died at Candler Hospital. A close friend, Cale Hall, said Chablis died from pneumonia and had been in the hospital for the past month.

A modern, nonfiction take on Southern Gothic storytelling, author John Berendt's "Midnight" thrust Savannah into the pop-culture spotlight. And the sassy, blunt-spoken Chablis rode the book's popularity to a level of fame that was rare for transgender performers at the time.

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#292307 - 09/09/16 11:01 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Now who could ever doubt she was REALLY a woman.
R.I.P Lady Chablis.
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#292376 - 09/10/16 04:28 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Lord Littlebrook dies at 87

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Lord Littlebrook, easily one of the most famous midget wrestlers in history, has died after a long battle with a variety of health ailments. He was 87 years old.

Born Eric Tovey on January 3, 1929 in England, he came of age as the Second World War was on, and ran away from home at age 14 to join the circus. While on a tour of the United States, the circus closed down. On a friend's suggestion, he took up wrestling. After a few months of training, he made his debut against Irish Jackie -- and lost.

He was Lord Littlebrook right from the start. It was a promoter's idea, stemming, Littlebrook guesses, from the American perception that all Englishmen are nobles.

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#292471 - 09/11/16 11:27 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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'Crazy Eddie,' electronics chain kingpin with 'insaaane' prices, dead at 68

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Eddie Antar, the electronics kingpin who once presided over a retail empire spanning four states, died Saturday, according to a family member. Antar's company was known for its frenetic television advertising of a seemingly crazed pitchman—before it all collapsed like a house of cards in a multi-million-dollar securities fraud.

He was 68. Funeral services are scheduled today in New Jersey.

Antar, who first went into business with his father out of a storefront on Kings Highway in Brooklyn, turned Crazy Eddie into the largest electronics chain in the New York metropolitan area.

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Pioneering Out Playwright Edward Albee Dies At 88

Edward Albee, Pulitzer-winning playwright of some of the most emotionally affecting works of his generation, has died at the age of 88 at his home in Montauk, Long Island.

His best-known and most-produced play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is widely regarded as a 20th centruy theatrical masterpiece. He once described the play as an effort to dig “so deep under the skin that it becomes practically intolerable.”

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#292721 - 09/18/16 09:37 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Pioneering Out Playwright Edward Albee Dies At 88

Edward Albee, Pulitzer-winning playwright of some of the most emotionally affecting works of his generation, has died at the age of 88 at his home in Montauk, Long Island.

His best-known and most-produced play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is widely regarded as a 20th centruy theatrical masterpiece. He once described the play as an effort to dig “so deep under the skin that it becomes practically intolerable.”



A great loss for American Arts. RIP
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#292983 - 09/25/16 10:54 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Bill Nunn - Radio Raheem from Do the Right Thing - dies at 63.



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#293014 - 09/26/16 02:52 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#293091 - 09/28/16 02:15 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#293092 - 09/28/16 02:54 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Chit--with this repeated and endless onslaught of demise one might arrive at the conclusion that there is a conclusion.

Please--someone-- tell me it ain’t so!
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#293098 - 09/28/16 08:23 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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Chit--with this repeated and endless onslaught of demise one might arrive at the conclusion that there is a conclusion.

Please--someone-- tell me it ain’t so!

Yup, only death and taxes are certainties in life. Hmm
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#293335 - 10/02/16 09:55 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Leading British conductor Sir Neville Marriner dies at 92

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The British conductor and violinist, Sir Neville Marriner, has died at the age of 92, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields says.

Sir Neville started his musical career with the London Symphony Orchestra.

He later established the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, one of the world's leading chamber orchestras.

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#293584 - 10/06/16 06:13 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Brock Yates 1933–2016 (Car and Driver, Cannonball Run)

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Brock Yates, Car and Driver’s Assassin, lost his long battle with Alzheimer’s on October 5, 2016. We take solace in the words he crafted for this publication, his screenplays, and his books, a legacy that long ago became permanent and prominent chapters of the American legend...

Yates joined Car and Driver in 1964, as managing editor—although he claimed no experience in either managing or editing...

Yates created the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in 1971, a coast-to-coast public road race...

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#293594 - 10/06/16 09:34 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Yup, only death and taxes are certainties in life.

And even taxes aren't certain if your name is Trump.
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#293603 - 10/06/16 11:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Yup, only death and taxes are certainties in life.

And even taxes aren't certain if your name is Trump.

Trump is Gawd.
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#293609 - 10/06/16 11:51 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Said it before: only death and human stupidity are certain. Taxes optional.
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#294066 - 10/13/16 07:26 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has died.

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BANGKOK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died in hospital on Thursday, the palace said in an announcement. He was 88.

King Bhumibol reigned for seven decades after ascending the throne in 1946. His loss will be deeply mourned in Thailand, where he was regarded as a pillar of stability during decades of political upheaval and rapid development.

The palace did not give a reason for his death but he has been sick in hospital with various ailments for much of the past year.

“His Majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” the palace said, adding he died at 15:52 (0852 GMT).

His son and heir apparent, the 63-year old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to become Thailand’s new king.


Not a big deal to us, of course, but Thai people worldwide are deeply mourning his passing.
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#294146 - 10/15/16 12:59 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has died.

Dedicated thread

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#294659 - 10/24/16 07:27 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Tom Hayden, 1960s radical who became champion of liberal causes, dies at 76



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Inspired by sociologist C. Wright Mills and French author Albert Camus, among others,Hayden and his fellow students bemoaned poverty, racial bigotry, the Democratic Party’s tolerance of Southern segregationists, the threat of nuclear war and an apathetic citizenry. They called for mobilizing students and like-minded Americans through “participatory democracy.”


RIP Mr. Hayden. Bow
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#294660 - 10/24/16 09:25 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Indeed, a loss to us all. RIP.
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#294662 - 10/24/16 11:43 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Tribute to Tom Hayden.

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#294666 - 10/24/16 02:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Hayden might have been the biggest single individual presence to play a role in the formation of "The Great Society" besides Johnson himself.
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#294667 - 10/24/16 04:05 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Do you mean Carl Hayden? Tom Hayden was a founder of the SDS and one of the Chicago 8.
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#294689 - 10/25/16 04:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Bob Hoover, one of history’s greatest pilots, dead at 94

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One of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation died this morning, according to reports.

Bob Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot, a former Air Force test pilot, and the chase plane pilot for Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier for the first time, was 94.

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#294794 - 10/28/16 03:19 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Rest in Peace: John Zacherle a.k.a. Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul

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What we have here is the end of an era. One of the few remaining famed original horror movie hosts, John Zacherle, known affectionately to fans as Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul, has passed on at the age of 98! That's quite a run and we're all a lot creepier as a result of his illustrious career!

Zacherley was an American television host, radio personality and voice actor known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character "Roland/Zacherley," he also did voice work for movies, and recorded the top ten novelty rock and roll song "Dinner With Drac" in 1958. He also edited two collections of horror stories, Zacherley's Vulture Stew and Zacherley's Midnight Snacks.

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#295130 - 11/01/16 06:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Tammy Grimes, the Original 'Unsinkable Molly Brown,' Dies at 82

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Tammy Grimes, the throaty actress and singer who conquered Broadway at the age of 26, winning a Tony Award for her performance in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and went on to a distinguished stage career, died on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82...

Ms. Grimes made films, including "Play It as It Lays," "The Last Unicorn" and "Slaves of New York," and appeared in dozens of television movies and series (including her own short-lived sitcom, "The Tammy Grimes Show," in 1966). But the starring role in the film version of "Molly Brown" (1964) went to Debbie Reynolds, who had a more traditional Hollywood look and sound...

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#295134 - 11/01/16 07:10 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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'Tuck Everlasting' Author Natalie Babbitt Dies at 84

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Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children's novel Tuck Everlasting, has died after battling cancer. She was 84.

Babbitt, who also was an illustrator, had been diagnosed with lung cancer recently and died at her home in Hamden, Conn., on Monday, said her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt.

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#295332 - 11/04/16 08:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Kay Starr, ferociously expressive singer who had pop hit with 'Wheel of Fortune,' dies at 94

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Kay Starr, a ferociously expressive singer whose ability to infuse swing, pop and country songs with her own indelible, bluesy stamp made her one of the most admired recording artists of her generation, died Nov. 3 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94...

With Capitol Records and RCA, she became a jukebox queen in the late 1940s and 1950s with such hits as "Wheel of Fortune," "Bonaparte's Retreat," "Side by Side" and "The Rock and Roll Waltz." They cumulatively sold millions of records...

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#295876 - 11/11/16 02:13 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Leonard Cohen dies at 82

An indescribable loss RIP Leonard

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#295878 - 11/11/16 02:40 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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Leonard Cohen dies at 82

An indescribable loss RIP Leonard

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#295948 - 11/11/16 06:56 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Robert Vaughn, Suave Star of TV's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' Dies at 83

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Robert Vaughn, the urbane actor who starred as the American spy Napoleon Solo on the slick 1960s NBC series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., died Friday. He was 83.

Vaughn, who received an Oscar nomination for playing Paul Newman’s hard-drinking buddy Chet in the 1959 drama The Young Philadelphians, died of acute leukemia in a hospital on the East Coast, his manager Matthew Sullivan told The Hollywood Reporter. He had been undergoing treatment for his illness in New York and Connecticut.

Vaughn's memorable performances also included turns as one of the seven gunmen in The Magnificent Seven (1960), as a steely senator in Bullitt (1968) — those two opposite Steve McQueen — as an addled studio chief in Blake Edwards’ S.O.B. (1981) and as a corporate villain in Superman III (1983).

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#296143 - 11/13/16 04:37 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Leon Russell, musician known for dynamic performances, dies at 74

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Leon Russell, who emerged in the '70s as one of rock'n'roll's most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 74, according to his website...

Russell recorded more than 35 albums and also excelled as a songwriter for other performers. His "A Song for You" was recorded by Joe Cocker, the Carpenters, the Temptations, Neil Diamond, Lou Rawls, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and his good friend Willie Nelson. The Carpenters, Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Robert Goulet and George Benson all covered Russell's "This Masquerade," with Benson's version winning the 1976 Grammy as record of the year...

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#296145 - 11/13/16 04:52 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Leon Russell, musician known for dynamic performances, dies at 74

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Leon Russell, who emerged in the '70s as one of rock'n'roll's most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 74, according to his website...

Russell recorded more than 35 albums and also excelled as a songwriter for other performers. His "A Song for You" was recorded by Joe Cocker, the Carpenters, the Temptations, Neil Diamond, Lou Rawls, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and his good friend Willie Nelson. The Carpenters, Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Robert Goulet and George Benson all covered Russell's "This Masquerade," with Benson's version winning the 1976 Grammy as record of the year...

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Oh man, another terrible loss frown
RIP Leon
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#296148 - 11/13/16 05:15 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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I wondered if anyone else had noted the passing of Leonard Cohen and was eventually going to get around to posting it here in case it had slipped under Golem's radar. Simply put, I am devastated, but not surprised. His health has been failing for a long time. I feel that if a Nobel Prize was going to be given to a poet/songwriter of the 60s that Cohen was far more deserving than Dylan, though I have been a fan of both all my life.

Leon Russel's death had, thus far, slipped under my radar. This is the first I've heard of it. Another giant of the music industry is gone. I am deeply saddened and the fact that musicians and songwriters of this caliber are not being replaced by new artists confuses and frightens me a bit.
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#296149 - 11/13/16 05:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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It just happened this morning.
His wife Jan called Karen and I and confirmed it.
Also got a deluge of other calls, of course.




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#296153 - 11/13/16 06:20 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
I wondered if anyone else had noted the passing of Leonard Cohen and was eventually going to get around to posting it here in case it had slipped under Golem's radar. Simply put, I am devastated, but not surprised. His health has been failing for a long time. I feel that if a Nobel Prize was going to be given to a poet/songwriter of the 60s that Cohen was far more deserving than Dylan, though I have been a fan of both all my life.

Greger, Ezekiel posted it on the 10th.

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#296173 - 11/13/16 09:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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I've been a little off my game since election day and must have missed it when it rolled through.
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#296197 - 11/14/16 07:49 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Rest in peace, Ms. Ifil Bow

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#296202 - 11/14/16 08:28 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Gwen Ifill was a real journalist, and a pathbreaker.
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#296204 - 11/14/16 08:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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RIP Gwen.
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#296207 - 11/14/16 08:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Rest in peace, Ms. Ifil Bow


Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author, Dies at 61

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Gwen Ifill, an award-winning television journalist for NBC and PBS, former reporter for The New York Times and author who moderated vice-presidential debates in 2004 and 2008, died on Monday in Washington. She was 61.

Her death, at a hospice facility, was announced by Sara Just, executive producer of “PBS NewsHour.” The cause was cancer, PBS said.

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#296208 - 11/14/16 08:55 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Gwen Ifill was a real journalist, and a pathbreaker.

Indeed. smile
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#296209 - 11/14/16 08:55 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick


Rest in peace, Ms. Ifil Bow


Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author, Dies at 61

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Gwen Ifill, an award-winning television journalist for NBC and PBS, former reporter for The New York Times and author who moderated vice-presidential debates in 2004 and 2008, died on Monday in Washington. She was 61.

Her death, at a hospice facility, was announced by Sara Just, executive producer of “PBS NewsHour.” The cause was cancer, PBS said.

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Thanks for filling-in the details, Golem. smile
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#296265 - 11/15/16 05:23 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Rest in peace, Ms. Ifil Bow


Trump's Death Ray is already functional, I see.
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#296284 - 11/15/16 06:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Singer-Songwriter Holly Dunn Dies at 59

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Singer-songwriter Holly Dunn, best known for her 1986 tribute “Daddy’s Hands,” died Tuesday (Nov. 15) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, of ovarian cancer. She was 59.

“Daddy’s Hands,” which Dunn wrote and recorded on MTM Records, led to her winning the Country Music Association’s Horizon award in 1987. She was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1989.

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#296364 - 11/16/16 11:22 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Melvin Laird, Nixon defense secretary at the height of the Vietnam War, dies at 94

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Melvin R. Laird, a former congressman who served as President Richard M. Nixon’s defense secretary at the height of the Vietnam War and designed policies that eventually led to the American withdrawal from combat operations, died Nov. 16 at a hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 94.

The cause was complications from congestive heart failure, said a son, David Laird.

A shrewd and influential Wisconsin Republican, Mr. Laird became his party’s leading expert on military affairs during his 16 years in the House of Representatives.

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#296372 - 11/17/16 01:35 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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'Drift Away' songwriter Mentor Williams has died

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Mentor Williams, a longtime Taos resident and nationally known singer-songwriter, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16), according to a family source.

Williams was best known for writing "Drift Away", a middle-of-the-road playlist classic performed by Dobie Gray in 1973. He is the brother of songwriter-actor Paul Williams, according to an online biography.

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#296421 - 11/18/16 01:37 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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LEON RUSSELL - FUNERAL SERVICE - LIVE STREAM

There will be a live stream of the funeral for Leon Russell tomorrow/Friday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. CST at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Click on the link below to watch ... thanks and love to The General, Paul Lee, and everyone who helped make this happen ...

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#296465 - 11/19/16 02:12 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Dr. Denton Cooley, pioneer of heart transplants, dies at 96

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Dr. Denton Cooley, a Houston native and a pioneer of heart transplants, died Friday. He was 96.

Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1944.

Cooley performed the first transplant of a human heart in the United States in 1968. The following year, he became the first surgeon to implant an artificial heart in a human.

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#296477 - 11/19/16 01:41 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Sharon Jones of retro-soul band the Dap-Kings dies at 60

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#296660 - 11/25/16 07:16 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#296661 - 11/25/16 11:18 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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We always hoped she'd make us some cookies.
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#296677 - 11/26/16 11:43 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Fidel Castro dies at 90.
Fidel Vive!


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Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90.
His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television.
Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots.

RIP Companero Fidel.
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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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#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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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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#297156 - 12/09/16 06:14 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.


That’s because five will get you four. Years.
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#297163 - 12/09/16 11:11 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Originally Posted By: Golem
Brubeck died four years ago, one day before what would have been his 92nd birthday.

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


Oh well - better late than never blush
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#297380 - 12/16/16 08:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Composer and conductor Karel Husa dies at 95

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Influential and internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Karel Jaroslav Husa, who taught at Cornell for 38 years and conducted major orchestras as well as campus ensembles, died Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, North Carolina. He was 95...

Husa was born in Prague on Aug. 7, 1921...

Husa became an American citizen in 1959...

Husa won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1969 for his String Quartet No. 3, and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and many other composition prizes over his career.

His best known work is the four-movement “Music for Prague 1968,” written after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia and featuring such symbols of resistance and hope as a 15th century Hussite war song and the sound of bells...

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#297422 - 12/17/16 09:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Henry Heimlich, inventor of the anti-choking Heimlich maneuver that saved at least 50,000 people in America alone, dies aged 96

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The creator of the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver has died at the age of 96.

Dr Henry Heimlich, who became famous in the 1970s for creating the technique to save choking victims, passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on Saturday.

Heimlich had suffered a massive heart attack on Monday and died from complications.

Heimlich was director of surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati in 1974 when he devised the treatment for choking victims that would make his name famous.

The first aid procedure relies on abdominal thrusts to clear a person's airway of foreign objects and prevent suffocation.

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#297430 - 12/18/16 12:28 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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Did he die?
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#297431 - 12/18/16 12:37 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Nope - I meant to put it on the humor thread but i was reading the obit and forgot to change threads. Oops.
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#297487 - 12/19/16 01:43 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Zsa Zsa Gabor, Often-Married Actress Known for Glamour, Dies at 99

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress whose self-parodying glamour and revolving-door marriages to millionaires put a luster of American celebrity on a long but only modestly successful career in movies and television, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 99.

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#297562 - 12/21/16 01:54 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Director Gordon Hunt, RIP (1929 - 2016)

Director Gordon Hunt has died at the age of 87.

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Gordon Edwynn Hunt (April 26, 1929 -- December 17, 2016) was an American director, actor, producer and writer.

He directed such animated productions as The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, The Pirates of Dark Water, Droopy, Master Detective, Pound Puppies, The Richie Rich Show, The Smurfs and many more...

He is the father of [Emmy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner] Helen Hunt from his marriage to photographer Jane Elizabeth Novis; they later divorced. Since 1995, he has been married to [actress, voice actress and singer] B.J. Ward [of "Stand-Up Opera" fame]...

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#297570 - 12/21/16 06:34 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Michèle Morgan, lustrous French actress of ‘Port of Shadows,’ dies at 96

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Michèle Morgan, a French movie actress who starred in the moody masterpiece “Port of Shadows” and who, during a brief Hollywood sojourn, helped introduce Frank Sinatra to film audiences in his first big role, died Dec. 20. She was 96.

French President François Hollande announced the death, calling her “an elegance, a grace, a legend that left a mark on many generations. . . . The greatest directors called upon her, and she was part of masterpieces that still live in everyone’s memories.” No other details were provided.

In a career spanning seven decades, Ms. Morgan was best known as the ethereal femme fatale in “Port of Shadows” (1938), a film at the core of the poetic realism movement in French cinema. As visually sumptuous as they were bleak, the movies often involved working-class characters and social outcasts whose destinies are beyond their control — in essence, a precursor to the cynical and sinister world of American film noir.

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#297684 - 12/26/16 10:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Ed Reinecke, who resigned as California's lieutenant governor after a perjury conviction, dies at 92

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Ed Reinecke, the California lieutenant governor who resigned after being convicted of perjury in a Watergate-era scandal, died Saturday in Laguna Hills.

He was 92 and died of natural causes, said his son, Mark Reinecke...

Reinecke was a protege of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan...

The conviction was eventually overturned because of a technicality: the Senate Judiciary Committee had not officially published a rule permitting a one-man quorum, and the special Watergate prosecutor had not established that more than one senator attended the hearing...

After Reinecke’s downfall, Reagan remained loyal to his former lieutenant, soliciting funds to help him pay his legal bills...

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#297709 - 12/27/16 06:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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So very sad:

Carrie Fisher dies at 60.



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#297713 - 12/27/16 07:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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RIP Princess Leia Bow

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#297716 - 12/27/16 08:48 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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“ol Carrie was hilarious, witty, and at times brilliant even if sometimes she tended to “overshare”. Still she will be missed and by her passing a bright bulb has been extinguished.

I would have loved to have met her.
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#297719 - 12/27/16 10:31 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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She was a strong and potent voice for mental illness - very open and brave. A terrible loss and a great talent.

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#297725 - 12/28/16 06:59 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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RIP Princess Leia Bow


You have to love somebody who says her greatest achievement in life was becoming a PEZ dispenser. Carrie Fisher also recalls George Lucas telling her why she would be braless in the white dress in the first movie: Nobody in space wears underwear. She said he seemed really sure of that, as if he’d been there.
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#297734 - 12/29/16 09:40 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Debbie Reynolds, 84. Bow

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#297735 - 12/29/16 09:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Debbie Reynolds Heartbreaking Last Words Were About Daughter Carrie Fisher

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Debbie Reynolds‘ son Todd Fisher told TMZ today that his mother’s last words were about her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who died yesterday. He told the site she said “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.” Fifteen minutes later, she had the stroke that claimed her life.
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#297736 - 12/29/16 10:55 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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So sad. RIP.
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#297771 - 12/31/16 12:14 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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But fitting. People die of a broken heart all the time. Not wanting to live after your child dies is a perfectly rational idea.

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