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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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Originally Posted By: 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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#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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Originally Posted By: logtroll
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 Beacon Journal
March 24, 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gilbert Baker, Gay Activist Who Created the Rainbow Flag, Dies at 65

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

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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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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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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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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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