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#297870 - 01/04/17 09:29 PM The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017
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#297871 - 01/04/17 09:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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French maestro conductor Georges Prêtre dies at 92

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French maestro Georges Prêtre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.

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#297976 - 01/08/17 03:48 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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#297977 - 01/08/17 03:52 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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#297982 - 01/08/17 02:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Terrible loss.
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#297983 - 01/08/17 06:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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When I see a 92 - 94 y/o pass, even with a prolific and outstanding career, I feel respect and admiration, but not the sense of loss when it is a young/er person with a great, but shortened life. 2016 was a year of great passings. My hope is that 2017 doesn't compare.
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#297987 - 01/08/17 07:51 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
When I see a 92 - 94 y/o pass, even with a prolific and outstanding career, I feel respect and admiration, but not the sense of loss when it is a young/er person with a great, but shortened life. 2016 was a year of great passings. My hope is that 2017 doesn't compare.

2016 was a horrible, horrible year of too soon losses. cry
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#298093 - 01/13/17 07:26 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

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Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.

Blatty died Thursday at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he lived, his widow, Julie Alicia Blatty, told The Associated Press. The cause of death was multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, she said.

Inspired by an incident in a Washington suburb that Blatty had read about while in college, "The Exorcist" was published in 1971, followed two years later by the film of the same name. Blatty's story of a 12-year-old-girl inhabited by a satanic force spent more than a year on The New York Times fiction best-seller list and eventually sold more than 10 million copies. It reached a far wider audience through the movie version, directed by William Friedkin, produced and written by Blatty and starring Linda Blair as the young, bedeviled Regan.

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#298119 - 01/14/17 10:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Dick Gautier, Hymie the Robot on 'Get Smart,' Dies at 85

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Dick Gautier, who starred on Broadway in the original production of Bye, Bye Birdie and then famously played Hymie the Robot on the sitcom Get Smart, has died. He was 85...

Gautier, who started his career as a stand-up comic, received a Tony nomination for playing Conrad Birdie, the character based on Elvis Presley, in the memorable, original 1960 production of Bye, Bye Birdie, starring Dick Van Dyke...

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#298139 - 01/15/17 09:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

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Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73.

His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.

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#298385 - 01/26/17 09:58 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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RIP Mary Tyler Moore Bow

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#298569 - 02/05/17 04:57 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Gervase de Peyer

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We have been informed by close friends of the death of Gervase de Peyer, the foremost British clarinet player of his time. Gervase was 90.

A founder of the Melos Ensemble, with whom he recorded extensively, Gervase was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 1973. He was also a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and an influential teacher.

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#298661 - 02/11/17 10:21 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Chavo Guerrero Sr. dies of liver cancer (great professional wrestler)

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Chavo Guerrero Jr. announced today that his father, Chavo Guerrero Sr. -- or Chavo Classic as he was known as in WWE while accompanying his son to the ring -- died from liver cancer on February 11. He was 68.

"As believer in Christ Jesus, he is now in Paradise. Today is a Sad day in the Guerrero Family," wrote Guerrero Jr. in an Instagram post.

Guerrero Sr. had been diagnosed with liver cancer in early January.

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#298677 - 02/12/17 10:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Al Jarreau, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dead at 76. Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits "Breakin' Away," "We're in This Love Together" and the theme song to the popular 1980's TV show, "Moonlighting," died Sunday, according to posts on his verified social media accounts. He was 76.
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#298682 - 02/13/17 12:58 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Al Jarreau, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dead at 76. Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits "Breakin' Away," "We're in This Love Together" and the theme song to the popular 1980's TV show, "Moonlighting," died Sunday, according to posts on his verified social media accounts. He was 76.

Aww.... frown , Bow
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#298806 - 02/17/17 06:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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George 'The Animal' Steele, a WWE legend and Hall of Famer, dies at 79: From Madison Heights, Michigan, to Madison Square Garden, "The Animal" excited wrestling fans all over

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Hall of Fame wrestler George “The Animal” Steele has died, according WWE.

Steele, real name Jim Myers, had been battling health problems for years, including kidney failure. He had been moved into hospice care shortly before his death.

Portraying a green-tongued, bald-headed wildman, Steele was known for “eating” turnbuckles -- ripping them open with his teeth and throwing the shredded padding at opponents. He enjoyed his greatest fame near the end of his three-decade career as part of the 1980s WWE (then WWF) roster that included stars like Andre the Giant, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

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#298823 - 02/18/17 06:59 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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'Russian Bear' Ivan Koloff dies (famous professional wrestler)

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The date January 18, 1971 and Ivan Koloff will forever be connected. That was the day that "The Russian Bear" did the unthinkable, defeating Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF World title. Sure, he only held the belt for another three weeks before dropping it to Pedro Morales, but it made Koloff, who died today at age 74, into a big name star...

What a strange world this is. Koloff's victory over Sammartino in the middle of the ring in Madison Square Garden, scoring the greatest wrestling upset of the era and ending Sammartino's nearly eight-year reign as WWWF world champion was game-changing. "Dead silence came down," said manager Captain Lou Albano, who was in Koloff's corner that night. "They couldn't believe it." ...

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#298857 - 02/20/17 05:29 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84

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Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84.

“He was one of the fathers of American film criticism,” his daughter, writer Erika Schickel, told the Times. “He had a singular voice. When he wrote or spoke, he had an old-fashioned way of turning a phrase. He was blunt and succinct both on the page and in life.”

He wrote and/or directed more than 30 documentaries, mostly for television.

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#298911 - 02/22/17 02:20 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra's conductor laureate, dies at 93

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Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has died. He was 93.

Skrowaczewski came to Minnesota decades ago to lead what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he never left. He changed the face of classical music in Minnesota, and remained a towering presence in the classical music world until the end.

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#298934 - 02/23/17 08:18 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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'He fought with courage, strength and grace': Fox News commentator Alan Colmes dies aged 66 after a short illness

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Popular Fox News contributor Alan Colmes passed away at the age of 66 on Thursday.

The news of Colmes' death was reported by Sean Hannity, who called the popular broadcaster 'one of the nicest, kindest, and most generous people' in a pre-taped breaking news segment that aired on Fox News.

Colmes and Hannity worked together for over 20 years, with both men joining Fox News back in 1996 when they launched their show Hannity & Colmes, which ran for 13 years on the network.

That program focused on conservative Hannity and liberal Colmes giving their takes on the news of the day.

Colmes is survived by his wife of 13 years Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley, who released a statement on Thursday asking for privacy during this time and revealing that her husband died after a brief illness.

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#299120 - 02/28/17 08:23 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Ned Garver, 20-Game Winner for the 102-Loss Browns, Dies at 91

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Ned Garver, the only pitcher in American League history to win at least 20 games in a season for a ball club that lost at least 100 times, achieving the feat for the 1951 St. Louis Browns, died on Sunday in Bryan, Ohio. He was 91.

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#299299 - 03/06/17 08:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Robert Osborne, TCM Host and Film Historian, Dies at 84

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Film historian Robert Osborne, the effervescent primetime host of Turner Classic Movies since the cabler’s inception in 1994, has died. He was 84.

TCM’s general manager Jennifer Dorian released a statement saying, “All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years. He joined us as an expert on classic film and grew to be our cherished colleague and esteemed ambassador for TCM. Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knowledge of film history, fervent support for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host. Robert’s contributions were fundamental in shaping TCM into what it is today and we owe him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”

Osborne was an irrepressible advocate for the films of Hollywood’s golden era who wrote the Motion Picture Academy-sanctioned “50 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards” in 1978 and a number of updates ending in 2008 with “80 Years of the Oscar.”

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#299353 - 03/08/17 02:09 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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'Outlaw' Ron Bass dead at 68

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"Outlaw" Ron Bass, who wrestled from 1971 to 1989, and had a prominent run in the WWF, has died in Florida. He had been hospitalized last week with an apparent burst appendix, and died on Tuesday.

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#299386 - 03/09/17 01:06 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94

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Lou Duva, one of boxing’s most formidable figures as a promoter, manager and trainer in a ring career spanning seven decades, died on Wednesday in Paterson, N.J. He was 94.

His death, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was confirmed by his son Dino, a spokesman, John Cirillo, said.

Duva had ties to more than a dozen world champions, among them the heavyweight Evander Holyfield, the middleweight Joey Giardello, the welterweights Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland and the lightweight and welterweight Pernell Whitaker.

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#299434 - 03/10/17 02:50 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Ex-Cub Bill Hands, 20-game winner in 1969, dies at 76

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Former pitcher Bill Hands, a 20-game winner for the 1969 Cubs, died Thursday in an Orlando, Fla., hospital after a brief illness. He was 76.

Hands won 111 games over 11 big-league seasons, including a 92-86 record with a 3.18 ERA in seven seasons with the Cubs.

Signed by the Giants as an amateur free agent in 1959, Hands, whose nickname was "Froggy," was part of the one of the best trades in Cubs history, coming over after the 1965 season with catcher Randy Hundley for outfielder Don Landrum and reliever Lindy McDaniel.

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#299439 - 03/10/17 08:20 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Bridges of Madison County author Robert James Waller dies, 77

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Robert James Waller, the author of best-selling book The Bridges of Madison County, has died in Texas at the age of 77, his agency said.

Waller published seven books, but Bridges was his most famous, selling 12 million copies in 35 languages.

The romantic novel was adapted into a 1995 film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in the role.

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#299441 - 03/10/17 08:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Make it stop!........
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#299443 - 03/10/17 09:02 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Can't, Mother Nature walks hand-in-hand with Father Time and the Grim Reaper.
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#299783 - 03/19/17 11:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Remembering Lawrence Montaigne, 1931-2017

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StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Lawrence Montaigne, the veteran actor who played the Romulan, Decius, in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Balance of Terror" in 1966 and returned a year later to portray Stonn, a Vulcan, in "Amok Time." The actor died on Friday, March 17, at the age of 86...

He was featured in such films as The Great Escape (with Steve McQueen and James Garner), [Tobruk] (with Rock Hudson and George Peppard) and The Power (with George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette), and later in Captain Sinbad and Damon & Pythias (both starring Guy Williams), The Mongols (starring Jack Palance and Anita Ekberg) and Escape To Witch Mountain (with Ray Milland and Donald Pleasance.) He starred in Pillar Of Fire (made in Israel), and in Moby Jackson and Rapina Al Quartiere Ovest (both made in Italy.) He worked, over the course of his career, in Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia, Israel, Spain and the U.S...

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#299836 - 03/21/17 02:48 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Felicia O'Dell, known on her popular YouTube cooking show as Auntie Fee has died at 59 of a heart attack...a sad day indeed.
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#299837 - 03/21/17 04:05 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Way too young! She used much the same technical vocabulary that I use in the kitchen! She would have appeared more attractive to teens on PBS than Julia Childs.

Here is her Good Ass Chicken recipe!
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#299838 - 03/21/17 04:21 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Hey--but the pineapple was supposed to cut the grease and make it healthy--right?

Fruitarian and all of that.

What other chit am I missing?
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#299844 - 03/21/17 04:26 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Ken Condon]
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Y'know...I clean my sink several times a day with bleach. But I would never ever put food in it. Auntie Fee was a horrible cook and broke practically every rule in the book. Watching her use a dull knife and cutting towards herself was among the most cringeworthy things I've ever seen. But she was a lot of fun to watch.
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#299868 - 03/22/17 06:45 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Greger]
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But I would never ever put food in it.


That just made me sick. I can't believe anybody would do that. I am actually very careful in the kitchen, probably because I scrubbed in for surgeries for several years. I have a highly refined awareness of what is clean and what is dirty.

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#299869 - 03/22/17 11:46 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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It's okay to make your gin in the sink, though. The bathtub is really too large.
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#299874 - 03/22/17 05:27 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: logtroll]
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It's okay to make your gin in the sink, though. The bathtub is really too large.


Worthless no booze!

I hate to admit it, but he's right. It was bound to happen sometime. Did you ever try and shake a tub? Kitchen sinks are easy, just add a golf ball!





Always remember, it is not so important what goes down your sink, it is more what comes up! And seeing that, I am feeling something coming up now...

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#299876 - 03/22/17 05:45 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: TatumAH]
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Worthless no booze!

It calls for 2 oz of dill pickle vodka...is there such a thing as dill pickle vodka? You might be right, I'm not sure I could even call that booze.
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#299878 - 03/22/17 06:50 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Worthless no booze!

It calls for 2 oz of dill pickle vodka...is there such a thing as dill pickle vodka? You might be right, I'm not sure I could even call that booze.


Ooops, I missed that in the salad course. The stuff actually exists. Naked Jay Pickle Vodka


The reviewer found the skunk-like aroma/taste somewhat off-putting. 60 proof seems too little to compliment that taste. I have a breakproof plastic bottle of Habanero vodka in the fridge. Actually, as I only make habanero relish/salsa/ every other year, they ripen late here, I stabilize the salsa with vinegar and vodka 80 proof, to a final proof of about 35-40. No problem lasting 2 years in the fridge. A little goes a long way. The homogenization phase takes place outside, now, with gloves, mask, and goggles. Trust me, yeah right, this is not a overkill hasmet procedure.

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#299933 - 03/24/17 05:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Akron native Lola Albright, glamorous Hollywood actress, dies at age 92

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Akron native Lola Albright, the former West High School student and WAKR receptionist who grew up to be a glamorous star in Hollywood, died Thursday morning in Toluca Lake, Calif. She was 92.

Albright was perhaps best-known for playing nightclub singer Edie Hart opposite Craig Stevens in the NBC television show Peter Gunn, which aired from 1958 to 1961. She was nominated for an Emmy in 1959 for the role...

The blue-eyed blonde shared the silver screen with some of the biggest names in show business. She appeared in nearly 40 movies, including Champion (1949) with Kirk Douglas, The Good Humor Man (1950) with her future husband Jack Carson, The Tender Trap (1955) with Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds, Kid Galahad (1962) with Elvis Presley and Les Felins (1964) with Jane Fonda. She also appeared in dozens of TV shows before retiring from show business in the 1970s...

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#300100 - 03/28/17 03:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress in ‘Town Without Pity,’ dies at 72

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Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actress who became the country’s first Golden Globe winner and was married to Hollywood star Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72...

She made her acting debut in 1952 and appeared in European films, including the Italian-made sword-and-sandal drama “The Last Days of Pompeii” (1959) opposite Steve Reeves. Her best-known film was “Town Without Pity” (1961), as a sexily precocious German girl raped by American soldiers occupying her town. Kirk Douglas portrayed the Army defense attorney...

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#300271 - 04/01/17 04:17 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Gilbert Baker, Gay Activist Who Created the Rainbow Flag, Dies at 65

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Gilbert Baker, a self-described “gay Betsy Ross” who in 1978 hand-dyed and stitched together eight strips of vibrantly colored fabric into a rainbow flag, instantly creating an enduring international symbol of gay pride, was found dead on Friday at his home in New York City. He was 65...

Before a gay pride parade in 1978 in San Francisco, Harvey Milk, a city supervisor and gay rights leader who was assassinated that year, joined others in asking Mr. Baker to create an emblem to represent the movement...

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#300282 - 04/01/17 07:51 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies in Oklahoma

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Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84...

Yevtushenko gained notoriety in the former Soviet Union while in his 20s, with poetry denouncing Josef Stalin. He gained international acclaim as a young revolutionary with "Babi Yar," the unflinching 1961 poem that told of the slaughter of nearly 34,000 Jews by the Nazis and denounced the anti-Semitism that had spread throughout the Soviet Union...

Until "Babi Yar" was published, the history of the massacre was shrouded in the fog of the Cold War...

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#300360 - 04/03/17 04:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Richard Bolles Dies at 90; Wrote ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’

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Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing “What Color Is Your Parachute?” — the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon, Calif. He was 90...

Mr. Bolles (pronounced bowls) originally self-published his manual in 1970 as a photocopied how-to booklet for unemployed Protestant ministers.

In 1972, he recast it to appeal to a wider audience and found an independent publisher in Berkeley, Calif., willing to print small batches so that it could be frequently updated. Since then, “Parachute” has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and has never been out of print...

Richard Nelson Bolles was born on March 19, 1927, in Milwaukee, the first of three children of Donald Clinton Bolles, an editor for The Associated Press, and the former Frances Fifield, a homemaker.

His brother, Donald Jr., who followed his father into journalism, was killed in 1976 in Phoenix when a bomb detonated under his car. Don Bolles was then working as an investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic, and the killing was widely believed to be linked to a series of exposés he had been writing about corporate and organized crime in the state. The assassination resulted in the prosecution of one person but remained largely unsolved...

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#300431 - 04/05/17 11:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Roy Sievers, Slugging Washington Senator in the ’50s, Dies at 90

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Roy Sievers, who won the American League’s first Rookie of the Year Award playing for the 1949 St. Louis Browns and became one of baseball’s leading power hitters of the 1950s with the original Washington Senators, died on Monday at his home in Spanish Lake, Mo. He was 90...

Playing in the outfield and at first base for 17 major league seasons, Sievers hit 318 home runs. His best season came in 1957, when he had a league-leading 42 homers and 114 runs batted in while hitting .301 for the last-place Senators. The right-handed-batting Sievers also hit home runs in six consecutive games at the Senators’ Griffith Stadium that summer, conquering its cavernous left field in matching an American League record that has since been broken...

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#300464 - 04/06/17 07:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

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Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

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#300466 - 04/06/17 07:05 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Gilbert Baker, Gay Activist Who Created the Rainbow Flag, Dies at 65

frown , cry

Thank you for our flag, Mr. Baker. smile , Bow

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#300536 - 04/08/17 03:36 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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#300543 - 04/08/17 03:48 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Bob Cerv, Kansas City’s home-run champ, dies at age 91

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Bob Cerv, who holds the single-season record for home runs by a Major League Baseball player in Kansas City history, died Thursday in Blair, Neb. He was 91.

Cerv, who served during World War II, was friends with former President Harry Truman, played basketball and baseball at Nebraska and, as a member of the Yankees, roomed with Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle as they dueled for the home-run title in 1961...

In six seasons with the Yankees, Cerv was mostly a part-time outfielder/pinch hitter, but he played in two World Series (1955 and 1956), and the Yankees won the 1956 Series. Cerv was sold to the Kansas City A’s after that season.

“I was tickled to death because I could play every day,” Cerv told the Omaha World-Herald in 2015. “And I proved to them that I could play every day.”

Although he was 33, Cerv had his finest season in the majors in 1958 and was named to his only All-Star team during a season in which he hit .305 with 38 homers and 104 RBIs...

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#300709 - 04/15/17 11:13 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Clifton James, Sheriff in James Bond Films, Dies at 96

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Clifton James, a veteran actor who appeared as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, died Saturday morning at age 96...

James most famous role came on film. He appeared in two James Bond films opposite Roger Moore: “Live and Let Die” (1973) and “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974). He portrayed the crowing Louisiana sheriff, J.W. Pepper (pictured). James would play similar Southern lawman in numerous other roles during his career, including “Silver Streak” and “Superman II”

Among his other film credits included “Cool Hand Luke,” “Eight Men Out” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” ...

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#300936 - 04/26/17 10:00 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director, Is Dead at 73

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Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who observed emphatically American characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock ’n’ roll heart, achieving especially wide acclaim with “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan.

He was 73.

His publicist, Leslee Dart, confirmed the death. Mr. Demme disclosed that he had cancer in 2015.

Mob wives, CB radio buffs and AIDS victims; Hannibal Lecter, Howard Hughes and Jimmy Carter: Mr. Demme (pronounced DEM-ee) plucked his subjects and stories largely from the stew of contemporary American subcultures and iconography. He created a body of work — including fiction films and documentaries, dramas and comedies, original scripts, adaptations and remakes — that resists easy characterization.

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#300996 - 04/29/17 07:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Former Santa Clara, NBA forward Ken Sears dies at 83

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Ken Sears, an All-America basketball player for Santa Clara in the 1950s who later played eight seasons in the NBA, died Sunday in his hometown of Watsonville, the university announced Monday. He was 83.

Mr. Sears played from 1951 through ’55 for the Broncos under head coach Bob Feerick and started as a freshman on their Final Four team of 1952.

He was twice named the WCC Player of the Year, beating out USF’s Bill Russell for the honor in 1955.

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#301065 - 05/04/17 07:25 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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RIP Don Gordon

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R.I.P., DON GORDON (November 13, 1926 – April 24, 2017), movie and TV character actor. He had recurring roles on THE BLUE ANGELS (1960-61), PEYTON PLACE (1966), and LUCAN (1977-78). He appeared with his friend Steve McQueen in BULLITT (1968), PAPILLON (1973) and THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974) and two episodes of WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE.

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#301091 - 05/05/17 10:33 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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R.I.P., DON GORDON (November 13, 1926 – April 24, 2017), movie and TV character actor. He had recurring roles on THE BLUE ANGELS (1960-61), PEYTON PLACE (1966), and LUCAN (1977-78). He appeared with his friend Steve McQueen in BULLITT (1968), PAPILLON (1973) and THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974) and two episodes of WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE.

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#301121 - 05/07/17 07:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Sam Mele, Major League Player, Manager and Scout, Dies at 95

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Growing up in Queens, where he played high school baseball, Sam Mele had no shortage of advice on the fine points of the game. His uncles Tony and Al Cuccinello were major league infielders, and Tony’s Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Al Lopez, who was their catcher and a future Hall of Fame manager, dropped by to give him a tip or two.

Mele became an outstanding baseball and basketball player at New York University, played for 10 seasons in the major leagues, mostly in the outfield, then managed the Minnesota Twins to the 1965 American League pennant.

He died on Monday at his home in Quincy, Mass., at 95, remembered for a baseball career spanning nearly half a century. His death was announced by his first major league team, the Boston Red Sox, with whom he had a long association.

Mele (pronounced MEE-lee) had been a coach for the original Washington Senators and their successors, the Twins, when he was named their manager in June 1961, the Twins’ first season in Minneapolis, succeeding Cookie Lavagetto.

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#301197 - 05/12/17 06:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Yale Lary, 1930-2017

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Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Yale Lary passed away in the early hours on Friday at the age of 86. The Texas A&M product was a fixture in the Detroit Lions secondary during an 11-year career (1952-53, 1956-1964) that was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army.

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#301217 - 05/15/17 05:24 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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One day in 1964, Nicholas Sand, a Brooklyn-born son of a spy for the Soviet Union, took his first acid trip. He had been fascinated by psychedelic drugs since reading about them as a student at Brooklyn College and had experimented with mescaline and peyote. Now, at a retreat run by friends in Putnam County, N.Y., he took his first dose of LSD, still legal at the time.


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#301220 - 05/15/17 04:21 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Actor Powers Boothe dies at 68



The character actor died at 68 in his sleep May 14 of unknown causes.

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Boothe's Emmy-award winning performance as Jim Jones:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRfDE9bndfg


From the original Red Dawn (1984):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qc8jJ0TjSY



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVrEwCa8nSA

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#301255 - 05/18/17 06:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, dead at 77

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Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a cable powerhouse before leaving the company last year, died Thursday morning at the age of 77.

The Ohio-born television pioneer was a confidante of presidents and an acknowledged master of communications. He founded Fox News in 1996 and built it into the nation's long-running No. 1 cable news network. Ailes resigned from Fox in July amid charges of sexual harassment.

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#301257 - 05/18/17 06:16 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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#301269 - 05/19/17 06:26 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pdx rick]
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Apparently, Hell makes the punishment fit the crime. So Roger's digestive system is running backwards, just to reflect all the shite he spewed over everyone while living.

I wonder where he is buried, and when the line to "visit" his grave will die down. I am really feeling the urge to go.

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#301378 - 05/26/17 03:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Jared Martin, Who Played Rodeo Cowboy Dusty Farlow on 'Dallas,' Dies at 75

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Jared Martin, the Dallas actor who portrayed Dusty Farlow, the rodeo cowboy and Sue Ellen Ewing seducer who perished in a plane crash, only to have producers resurrect his character by popular demand, has died. He was 75.

Martin died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Philadelphia, his son, Christian Martin, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Martin roomed with Brian De Palma when they both attended Columbia University in New York and appeared in the first and third features of the director's career: Murder a la Mod (1968) and The Wedding Party (1969).

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#301384 - 05/27/17 03:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89.

His death, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, was announced on Friday by his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.”

Like his predecessor Henry A. Kissinger, Mr. Brzezinski was a foreign-born scholar (he in Poland, Mr. Kissinger in Germany) with considerable influence in global affairs, both before and long after his official tour of duty in the White House.

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#301412 - 05/29/17 06:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford dies at 78. I have been a fan of Frank Deford for decades. He's been a fixture on NPR for three decades, which is where I first heard him. I only got connected to Sports Illustrated (and briefly) because of him. I was already going to miss his presence on Morning Edition, from which he just retired. Wikipedia entry.

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#301417 - 05/30/17 03:34 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche will be remembered as a hero by his family and many in Portland.
The 23-year-old was just starting his career. He was a compassionate young man with many plans, his sister said at Saturday's vigil.
After graduating from Portland's Reed College with a degree in economics last year, he began working at an environmental consulting agency. He had just bought a house and dreamed of getting married and having children in the future.


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Rick Best always worked hard, tried to help those around him and seemed to have a heart for public service.
After 23 years with the military, he joined his family in Portland's suburb of Happy Valley. First, he became an electronics repairman and loved it because he could spend time with his children.
Within a couple of years, he ran for a seat as county commissioner of Clackamas County. He wasn't elected that time, but months later, he began working as a technician with the city of Portland.
"He was a devoted husband who talked often of his family. He was a model public servant," said David Austin, spokesman for Portland commissioner Chloe Eudaly.


Both men were murdered while defending two women from a white supremacist.

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#301454 - 06/01/17 10:23 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Elena Verdugo, Emmy-Nominated Actress on 'Marcus Welby, M.D.,' Dies at 92

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Elena Verdugo, who portrayed the devoted office assistant and nurse Consuelo Lopez opposite Robert Young on the 1970s ABC drama Marcus Welby, M.D., has died. She was 92.

Verdugo died Tuesday in Los Angeles, a representative for actress Sharon Gless told The Hollywood Reporter. Early in her career, Gless had a recurring role as hospital worker Kathleen Faverty on Marcus Welby, M.D., and she and Verdugo had been extremely close ever since.

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#301461 - 06/02/17 06:02 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Sad news: Eminent conductor collapses and dies (Sir Jeffrey Tate)

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The management agency for Sir Jeffrey Tate has confirmed his death, this afternoon, at the age of 74. The eminent British conductor suffered a heart attack while visiting the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, Italy, and could not be revived.

Sir Jeffrey Tate, who was 74, was knighted six weeks ago for services to music.

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Former major leaguer Jim Piersall dies at 87

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Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87.

Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors.

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#301536 - 06/06/17 12:04 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' Star and Husband of Ann-Margret, Dies at 84

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Roger Smith, the suave leading man of television who starred on the popular 1950s-'60s ABC private eye series 77 Sunset Strip before a neuromuscular disease ended his acting career in his 30s, has died. He was 84.

Smith, who went on to manage the career of Ann-Margret, his wife of 50 years, died Sunday at Sherman Oaks Hospital, a representative for the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was announced...

In 1957, Columbia Pictures put Smith under contract. This led to a string of film appearances, including No Time to Be Young (1957), Operation Mad Ball (1957), Crash Landing (1958) and Auntie Mame (1958), in perhaps his most notable film role as the adult Patrick Dennis...

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#301606 - 06/10/17 05:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

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Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88.

West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said...

After struggling for years without a steady job, the good-natured actor reached a new level of fame when he accepted an offer to voice the mayor of Quahog — named Adam West; how’s that for a coincidence! — on Seth MacFarlane’s long-running Fox animated hit Family Guy...

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#301607 - 06/10/17 05:45 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

Awww... cry , frown

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#301608 - 06/10/17 06:19 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Gayest show ever, for the sixties. It was hilarious! The only women in it were a few villains.

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#301611 - 06/10/17 07:22 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Gayest show ever...

It's called 'camp.' Us gays are known for 'camp':

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1. something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.

2. a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner, esp. for the amusement of others.


"Oh look at her (gay male), she's so campy!" laugh
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#301614 - 06/11/17 12:30 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pdx rick]
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[quote=pondering_it_all]Gayest show ever...

It's called 'camp.' Us gays are known for 'camp':

I now recall running into some of these folks at Boy Scout, YMCA, and desert fossil "camp"...

back then the Indians were native Americans instead of the incipient Village People.

Still straight even after many summers of "Camp"
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#301723 - 06/17/17 02:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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John G. Avildsen, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Rocky,' Dies at 81

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John G. Avildsen, who won an Academy Award for directing Rocky and helmed the first three original Karate Kid movies, has died. He was 81.

Avildsen died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son, Anthony, told the Los Angeles Times.

Avildsen also directed Susan Sarandon and Peter Boyle in the ultimately violent drama Joe (1970); guided Jack Lemmon to the Academy Award for best actor in Save the Tiger (1973) in a story about a businessman having a mid-life crisis; and kept things together on the set of The Formula (1980), which starred the temperamental actors George C. Scott and Marlon Brando.

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#301733 - 06/18/17 12:48 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Helmut Kohl died on June 16th, aged 87. The first German politician who was born late enough to miss the Second World War, he lead Germany through the reunification and turned two weak countries into the economic powerhouse that is modern Germany.

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#301742 - 06/18/17 11:58 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Helmut Kohl died on June 16th, aged 87. The first German politician who was born late enough to miss the Second World War, he lead Germany through the reunification and turned two weak countries into the economic powerhouse that is modern Germany.

It is a little known fact that Helmut Kohl's father made his fortune on the invention of an efficient cooking fuel that could be used by German soldiers in WWI for heating up their "Iron Rations" in the field, with their protective headgear serving as the stove. He was so obsessed with his success that he named his son after his invention...
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#301788 - 06/20/17 12:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Comedian Bill Dana, Who Played the Character Jose Jimenez, Dies at 92

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Bill Dana, who created and starred as the earnest character at the center of the "My Name … Jose Jimenez" routine that made him one of America's most beloved comic performers of the 1960s, has died. He was 92.

Dana, who first appeared as Jimenez on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, where he also worked as an Emmy-nominated head writer, died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Emerson College announced.

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#301789 - 06/20/17 04:46 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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I have been profoundly affected by two deaths reported this week. Otto Warmbier, 22, (Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Extensive Loss Of Brain Tissue,' No Sign Of Botulism.), and Nabra Hassanen, 17 (Death of Muslim girl not believed to be hate crime). Unlike most celebrities reported here, these were unknown individuals (except to their families and circles of friends), in the early flower of their lives, whose lives were brutally and senselessly brought to an end.
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#302003 - 07/03/17 01:33 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Smith Hart passes away

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Smith Hart, the oldest of the Hart brothers, and the self-described "black sheep" of the family has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68 years old...

[T]he wrestling world knows the stories of the Hart Family and Stampede Wrestling. From their sprawling mansion in Calgary, Stu promoted wrestling across the Canadian west and south into Montana and Idaho, while Helen managed the promotion. As the children aged, they got involved too, from selling programs to entertaining the revolving door of wrestlers at the home, to eventually refereeing and, in some cases, wrestling.

Smith Hart started as a referee and debuted as a wrestler. In comparison to the fame achieved by his younger brothers Bret and Owen, and to a lesser extent Bruce, Smith's wrestling career doesn't shine the same way -- but it did last, roughly 18 years off and on...

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#302093 - 07/06/17 07:57 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Gene Conley, Dual-Sport Threat With World Series and N.B.A. Titles, Dies at 86

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All professional athletes dream of winning a championship. But only two have won championships in two major American professional sports. Gene Conley was one of them.

Conley, who died at 86 on Tuesday at his home in Foxborough, Mass., pitched for the World Series champion Milwaukee Braves in 1957. At 6 feet 8 inches — he was the tallest pitcher in the major leagues at the time — he also carved out a parallel career in professional basketball, playing during baseball’s off-season and winning three N.B.A. titles with the Boston Celtics, from 1958 to 1961.

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#302140 - 07/09/17 04:26 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Italian actress Elsa Martinelli dead aged 82

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Italian film star Elsa Martinelli has died today at the age of 82.

She passed away in Rome after a long and glamorous career as a star of the silver screen.

Elsa was best known for her roles in Le Rouge Et Le Noir in 1954 and for The Indian Fighter the following year, in which she starred opposite Kirk Douglas.

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#302488 - 07/28/17 11:47 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Marty Sklar, pioneering imagineer who channeled Walt Disney, dies at 83

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Marty Sklar had only just graduated from UCLA, and here he was shadowing Walt Disney, his demanding new boss.

The fledgling writer was unsure how to make himself useful, but he had a mind to scribble down some of the maxims Disney laced into conversation.

“Know your audience.” “Tell one story at a time.” “Wear your guests' shoes.”

Long after his mentor's death, Sklar recognized the treasure-trove of wisdom he had started compiling at Walt Disney's elbow in the late 1950s. He distilled it all into "Mickey's Ten Commandments," a widely circulated creed that remains a touchstone in the theme park industry.

The commandments were a cornerstone of Sklar's own 54-year career at Walt Disney Co., where he led the creative development of the Burbank company’s parks, attractions and resorts around the world, including its ventures in the cruise business, housing development and the redesign of Times Square in New York.

Sklar died Thursday in his Hollywood Hills home. No cause of death was given. He was 83.

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#302512 - 07/30/17 08:04 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Lee May (baseball obituary)

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One of the most feared hitters of his generation, Lee May is one of only 11 major leaguers to have 100-RBI seasons for three different teams. He also had 11 consecutive seasons (1968-1978) of at least 20 home runs and 80 RBIs. In an 18-year major-league career, the “Big Bopper of Birmingham” played for the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, and Kansas City Royals. A three-time All-Star (1969, 1971, and 1972), he appeared in the postseason three times, including the 1970 World Series for the Reds and the 1979 Series for the Orioles. (The third was a Division Series in 1981 when he was with the Royals.)

May was a solid first baseman defensively (.994 career fielding percentage), but also struck out often (100 or more in ten seasons). What he was really known for, however, was his power. He slammed 354 home runs and drove in 1,244 runs the major leagues. He freely admitted, “I deliberately try to hit a home run every time up. That is what they pay me for.”1 Still, despite his power numbers, he lacks some recognition and, as sportswriter Jim Murray once wrote, “played in the undeserved obscurity of a bullpen catcher.”2

Lee Andrew May was born on March 23, 1943, in Birmingham, Alabama...

Lee May died on July 29, 2017.

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#302639 - 08/09/17 07:58 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Glenn Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017)

My mom and dad were always playing Glenn Campbell on their 8-track tape deck when I was a kid. smile

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#302640 - 08/10/17 12:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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He was the real deal. A cotton-pickin' sharecropper's seventh son, who learned to play on a $5 Sears guitar. He decided as a young teen that music was better than picking cotton or installing insulation. He was in bands from then on. He was one hell of a studio musician before he was famous. He played on an incredible number of major hits. He was even a fill-in Beach Boy for a while!

If you look up the hits he played on it is like the entire 1960's music scene.

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#302643 - 08/10/17 01:47 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Glen Campbell and Leon Russell



Leon was the piano player and Glen Campbell was the guitarist in the ABC hit dance show "SHINDIG!".
The two were the mainstays of "The Shindogs", the house band on the show.

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#302644 - 08/10/17 03:47 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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RE: Shindig:

Now you’ve got my Ten Shun. Wasn’t Billy Preston the main keyboard player on this program?
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#302645 - 08/10/17 03:56 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Ken Condon]
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Good stuff Jeff. Thanks. Too bad the clips were truncated. Still good-- lever the ness.

And that might be something many might not have known. Just how good Glen Campbell was on the guitar. And other instruments-- I might add.
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#302646 - 08/10/17 06:38 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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When you look at his entire catalog and credits, it's just amazing. And that's before he had any solo hits.

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#302693 - 08/14/17 02:58 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Joseph Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 82

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Joseph Bologna, an actor, playwright and screenwriter who was so memorable as the egotistical King Kaiser in the 1982 comedy classic My Favorite Year, has died. He was 82.

Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, Calif. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago, said his wife of 52 years, actress and screenwriter Renee Taylor.

Bologna received an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay, shared with his wife and David Zelag Goodman, for his work on Lovers and Other Strangers (1970). The couple had first written it for Broadway in a 1968 production directed by Charles Grodin.

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#302700 - 08/14/17 08:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Bologna went out like a true performer.
At his bedside he was asked if he was comfortable.
His last words were: "No, but I make a living."
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#302701 - 08/14/17 09:39 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Nothing but respect for the man. Pancreatic cancer is supposed to be the most painful of all, and he fought it for three years all the way to the end. We all die sooner or later but some of us don't take the easy way out.

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#302732 - Yesterday at 02:00 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Tom Hawkins, who played for Lakers, worked for Dodgers, passes at 80

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Tom Hawkins, who played six seasons for the Lakers, worked as a broadcaster in L.A. and later served as a Dodgers executive, passed away at his home in Malibu on Wednesday. He was 80.

A 6-foot-5 forward, Hawkins starred at Chicago’s Parker (now Robeson) High School before playing at Notre Dame, where he became the first African-American student-athlete to earn All-America honors for the Fighting Irish.

Hawkins was the first Irish player to average in double figures for scoring and rebounding during each of his three seasons (freshmen were ineligible during his collegiate career). His 1,318 career rebounds remains the oldest standing program record.

Hawkins graduated with a sociology degree and was selected by the then-Minneapolis Lakers with the third pick in the first round of the 1959 NBA draft. “The Hawk” enjoyed a productive 10-year career in the league, and played one season in Minnesota, before moving with the team to Los Angeles.

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