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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 3, 2011
8:23 PM

Post #8291293

The last thread was getting long and we've moved into a new year. We came from here...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1084625/

Join us in saying goodbye to our beloved celebrities, famous and infamouus.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2011
12:22 AM

Post #8291410

I didn't know Peter until they said he was Kobayshi in Usual Suspects. Then the announcer read a quote from somebody describing Peter's distinctively craggy features and cheekbones. Then I pictured him.

Poor ZsaZsa- not much glamour in an amputation.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 4, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8292360

Bill Erwin, another oldtimer, has gone: http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/seinfeld-grump-bill-erwins-death-moves-the-web--2047
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0259984/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8292366

I won't say it a third time...

He was one of those you see but don't know their name. I recognize him every time I see him. A well-loved face.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 4, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8292882

Gerry Rafferty, 63, of alcoholism. A very sad tale. Another one I should remember but don't.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/04/gerry-rafferty-obituary

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8292935

OH... I remember Gerry Rafferty. wow... what a shame.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8293269

Baker Street was right in my music listening years. did you see that, still getting 80 k pounds a year royalties?!
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8293405

I have "Stuck in the Middle with You" on a 45 rpm single. I also have the digital version as well and listen to it quite often. It's a great song! So sad.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8293576

clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right- that one?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8293604

Man they are indeed closing all the "great hotels"

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8293723

Also New Wave icon bassist Mick Karn at 52 of cancer

http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=620724>1=28102&silentchk=1&wa=wsignin1.0
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2011
11:45 AM

Post #8293826

Sally,
Yes, that's the song!
Mike
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 5, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8294580

Thanks for the examples, everyone. At least now I remember the songs even if I still don't remember Rafferty.

I don't remember Karn either, but it's a darned shame that he died so young, leaving a young child behind. Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2011
8:25 PM

Post #8294679

I'm not deep into music and never realized that was Gerry Rafferty's song
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

January 7, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8297384

Sally,
I'm so embarrassed; Stuck in the middle with you is by Steelers Wheel. I don't know why I thought it was a Gerry Rafferty song? Hmmm... I guess age is catching up with me. (:o( My memory is just horrible. I think I feel Alzheimer's coming on.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8297390

Hey no problem! Same thing happens here
: ^)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 7, 2011
2:36 PM

Post #8297768

Gerry Rafferty wrote and performed Stuck in The Middle With You while he was a member of Stealer's Wheel...you were right the whole time.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8303078

British Director, Peter Yates, 81, of Parkinson's Disease. he directed Steve McQueen in BULLIT.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=621415>1=28101
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 10, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8303489

I just heard about this today. At least he had a long life!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2011
10:52 AM

Post #8304691

I was talking to one of my brothers about this thread yesterday and he told me he will die when he is 83. I asked how he knew that. He said, because his birth certificate expires that year.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8305259

OOOOO...I didn't know they came with PRINTED expiration dates...GRIN
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8305592

LOL!!! Your brother has a great sense of humor!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2011
10:32 PM

Post #8305919

Yes, he does! LOL My other brother has a handicap placard that says,
"Permanent
EXPIRES 9-30-2013"
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2011
11:14 PM

Post #8305930

HEHEHEHEHEHE!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2011
11:36 PM

Post #8305935

I thought the same thing. ^_^
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2011
11:38 PM

Post #8305936

Here we go again - David Nelson, the elder son on Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, died today at age 74 of complications from colon cancer: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/11/2577928/david-nelson-last-surviving-member.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2011
11:40 PM

Post #8305938

another one... the year is starting off bad.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2011
11:53 PM

Post #8305942

It sure is. There have been several others, but I haven't added them because they weren't very well known outside of the industry.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8309435

Guy that was on Touched by an Angel just passed away
http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/john-dye-touched-by-an-angel-star-dies-at-47--2105
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 13, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8309570

I recognize the face, but not the name. It's always a shame when someone dies that young.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8310634

Trish Keenan, British electropop star, 42 from complications from Swine flu/pneumonia.

http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/14/broadcast-trish-keenan-dies/?icid=maing%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec2_lnk1%7C36477

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8310735

[quote="flowAjen"]Guy that was on Touched by an Angel just passed away
http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/john-dye-touched-by-an-angel-star-dies-at-47--2105[/quote]

Since i never watched Touched by an Angel, I did not check out the link -- but then, today, I read that John Dye died... and put 2 and 2 together.

I do recall he was in Tour of Duty a long time ago.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 14, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8310777

Another young one that I didn't know. Very sad.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 16, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8314021

British actress Susannah York, one of the leading stars of British and Hollywood films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London of cancer. She was 72.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110116/ap_on_en_mo/eu_britain_obit_york

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8314118

72 is still too young.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8315239

It is a little like life erosion. So many household names from my childhood on are slipping away. Almost like life's ocean slowly eroding the underpinnings of of our mortal safe harbor.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 17, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8315511

Well said, moon and kwanjin. It's hell watching your own mortality sneaking up on you.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 18, 2011
6:28 PM

Post #8318047

Don Kirshner, music producer and promoter, died yesterday at age 76 of heart failure.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/18/obit.kirshner/

This message was edited Jan 18, 2011 9:29 PM

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8318216

I used to watch the Rock Concert. I loved it.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8318555

He was certainly a driving force for mainstreaming rock n roll.. Somehow the Freddie Mercury song "Another one bites the dust" keeps running through my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBg_ZZHuc6E
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 19, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8319032

That's certainly true lately, isn't it? Pretty soon all we'll see on TV is dead people. Or teenagers.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8319044

Then we will all have a "Sixth Sense"...grin
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 19, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8319045

LOL! And you live in the right part of the country for the undead teenagers! Can you say "Twilight"?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8319052

Thanks, but I would rather not. LOL...sometimes not sure how many are undead as opposed to BRAIN dead...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 19, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8319217

LOL!!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8319689

Nymphs, Iggy Pop drummer Kirst dies in hit-and-run

http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20110119/US.Obit.Alex.Kirst/
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 19, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8319703

That's a darned shame.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2011
10:07 PM

Post #8326897

Jack Lallane
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b222124_tv_fitness_guru_jack_lalanne_dies_96.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8327134

Man, I thought he might actually live forever.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 24, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8327686

Me too!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8329080

Someone told me he's quoted saying- the only thing you can do wrong with your body is stop using it. I admire his life of fitness.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8329100

He certainly was a pioneer of health and fitness, really before anyone 'really' knew what it was. Great man!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8329108

Yes, I was sorry I hadn't added that to my thought. It took more ooomph to be fit when fit was not semi mainstream!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8329558

And he certainly had OOmph...his TV fitness show ran from 1951 to I think 1985. He was fit before fit was cool...for sure.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 27, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8334105

Marvelettes co-founder Gladys Horton dies at 66.

http://new.music.yahoo.com/various-artists/news/marvelettes-co-founder-gladys-horton-dies-at-66--62009063

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8338815

Comedian Charlie Callas, 83 died Thursday.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-charlie-callas-20110129,0,4710575.story
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 30, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8338892

I remember him. He was VERY funny!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8339231

The man with the elastic face and razor wit. His work often brought me to tears...of laughter.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2011
8:25 PM

Post #8339774

I remember him, too. He'll definitely be missed!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 3, 2011
10:17 PM

Post #8352533

I just wanted to pop in and say that today was the anniversary of the plane crash that took Richie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, JP Richardson. Feb. 3, 1959 was The Day the Music Died.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2011
10:46 PM

Post #8352555

WOW!! Can you believe it was over 50 years ago? I remember it well - as teenagers we were very saddened by this. I was almost 16.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2011
11:42 PM

Post #8352565

I expected this to be about Zsa Zsa...guess she's hanging in there, poor thing.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2011
11:57 PM

Post #8352567

I've always hoped that whenever I go it's quick. This hanging around subsidizing the doctors and hospitals is awful.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8352778

Hearing that most of her leg was amputated, is just SUCH an unglamorous way to end. Be like Pavarotti getting throat cancer and ending up with one of those mechanical voice tubey things
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8352788

I totally agree. Some news outlets have reported that she no longer recognizes her husband or doctor, so maybe she doesn't understand what's happened to her. That would be a good thing.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8352814

Oh I hope so. I never took her seriously but now I hope she's in her own little glam world and dreaming of Fifth Avenue

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8352880

In honor of the music and the memories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTL01MRs_7o&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp6j5HJ-Cok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku5UeUT7yIQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj6haLBe8s4

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8352973

Maria Schneider, French actress who starred in Last Tango In Paris with Marlon Brando has died

http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Entertainment/Last-Tango-star-dies.aspx?cp-documentid=27536767

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8353151

Jean, thanks for that. I was going to last night but I was too tired. ^_^

That's sad about Maria S. I thought she was very pretty.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8353235

Too welcome Kwanjin. I never pass up a chance to listen to those classics...grin.

I remember it being quite the scandal because she was only 19 when the movie was made. And I agree, she was a lovely woman.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8353426

Thanks, Moon!

Too bad about Maria Schneider. Another one gone too young.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
1:10 PM

Post #8357512

Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore dead at 58

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110206/ap_on_en_mu/eu_britain_obit_moore

I always like Thin Lizzy.

another young one...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 6, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8357545

Another one I don't remember... sigh... still, too young. That makes 17 people on our list since the beginning of the year. And I'm sure that's not all of them!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8357568

Here ya go faeden, You may not remember the group, but probably do remember their music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ham6vFy8v2I&feature=related
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 6, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8357593

Nope, don't remember the music either, but now I remember why. That was the disco era. I stopped going to clubs and concerts or watching videos about that time. The disco shows with all their blinking lights literally made me ill. I could listen to it but couldn't watch. I know I missed a lot of great performances.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8357618

Definitely not a DANCING QUEEN, eh? GRIN. Disco had its moments...literally.

This one is a bit offbeat.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=627206>1=28103

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8357769

I lost a friend today. she wasn't famous... but I considered her a friend.
floweringchild
Jamestown, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8357798

Sorry for your loss.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8357885

So sorry for your loss. Your friend was surely famous to those who loved her.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 6, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8357974

So sorry for your loss, tcs. My sympathies go out to you.

Moon, I saw her obit but for the life of me I can't remember her.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2011
4:43 AM

Post #8358473

I remember her because DH and I were fans of the the B-movies made in the 50's and 60's.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0766100/

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8358951

tcs, I'm so sorry.

ZsaZsa has rebounded well and went home- age 94.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8359558

I remember Tura Satana! Gosh, where does the time go? Zsa Zsa may outlive all of us.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2011
6:13 AM

Post #8364043

Marvin Sease, 64 Blues singer died of pneumonia.

http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Entertainment/Blues-singer-dies.aspx?cp-documentid=27614217
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8364444

Another one too young. People don't realize how dangerous pneumonia is. There are 40 or more kinds of pneumonia, and one of them will get you if you're not careful. It's a very opportunistic disease and you usually get it when you've already been sick for a while with something else. I almost died from it, and I got to the hospital within a few hours of the time I first had symptoms. I would have gone earlier, but the basic symptom was pain in my back and shoulder, and I thought I'd pulled something while doing water aerobics the previous afternoon. Turned out it was one that had a 30% mortality rate!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8364630

And men have a higher probability of NOT going to the Dr. when necessary. I don't know this one, although I do like Blues.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8364661

This is his tribute to R&B stars who passed away...bit of irony I guess...now he is singing with them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R8X1IOSlr8
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8365260

Boy, that IS weird!

Peggy Rea, who played (among other roles) Cousin Lulu Hogg in Dukes of Hazzard and Jean Kelly (Grace's PIA MIL) in Grace Under Fire, died today at 89 of congestive heart failure.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2011/02/10/2011-02-10_peggy_rea_dukes_of_hazzard_actress_dead_at_89_in_california_of_congestive_heart_.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8365278

I'm surprised she lasted that long...she was a large lady!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8365327

Well, some people just have the genetics for it. Think George Burns - he smoked those awful cigars and lived to 100!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8369413

Betty Garrett, actress in film, TV, Broadway, dies - age 91

http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20110213/US.Obit.Betty.Garrett/

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8369485

Betty Garret was a strong, funny lady. The McCarthy hearings were closely akin to the Salem witch hunts. Senator McCarthy ruined a number of lives with his accusations and innuendo.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 13, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8369991

Oh, that's so sad. I really liked her. I didn't know about the McCarthy connection though - good for her! That was a terrible time.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8371928

Sir George Shearing, the ebullient jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland," has died. He was 91.

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/legendary-jazz-pianist-george-shearing-dies-at-91
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8372536

Kenneth Mars, veteran character actor who had roles in films by Mel Brooks, Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanavich, and was in Malcom in the Middle on TV.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/young-frankenstein-actor-kenneth-mars-99482

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8372621

maaaaan -- when you look at it... 75 is young!!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8372631

Especially when you look at it out of my eyes - I'm 66!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2011
10:38 PM

Post #8372818

I'm going to echo what TCS said... Maaaaaan!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8372942

Wow. The Producers is one of my favorite movies...Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel all guided by Mel Brooks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K08akOt2kuo

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2011
5:55 AM

Post #8373001

Oh, I hardly knew who he was but I'll love him forever for his police inspector in Young Frankenstien, with the creaky fake arm and over the top accent. Was he the German guy in Malcolm, where the oldest son went away to work?- that was funny too.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2011
6:13 AM

Post #8373037

I'm not in my 70s yet, nor near it... just turned 45 ... during the summer months, i live in an RV Park that has a lot of "snow birds" -- so many of my friends are in their 60's into early 80's

2 passed in the last week, one was 77 the other 71 and my dearest friend was 76 - I always knew she'd be the hardest friend to loss, not thinking she'd be the first.

So now... I dont think 70's is old anymore. MIL is 77 and she's starting to have 'issues' .. I think that make DH feel old though.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8373160

Since my mom lived to 91, and MIL is 93--I don't think 70 is old either!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8373415

And Strangely enough, some folks are OLD at 40. GRIN
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 15, 2011
12:24 PM

Post #8373593

Oh, isn't that the truth, Moon!

Sally, I have good genes too, but unfortunately I was stupid and smoked for many years so who knows how much time I have left?

tcs, it's funny how what we think is old changes so much as we get older!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 17, 2011
2:29 AM

Post #8376477

Character actor Len Lesser, best known as Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, died yesterday of cancer-related pneumonia. He was 88.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1357837/Seinfeld-actor-Len-Lesser-dies-aged-88.html

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8376682

aw, Uncle Leo. May he RIP.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8398838

Here's a biggie! Jane Russell died today of respiratory failure. She was 89!

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jane-russell-20110301,0,7435427.story

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8398842

Gary Winick, Director , Dies at 49
http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20110228/b228505/
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8398848

Just saw that. What a shame. It looks like we're on a roll again.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8398928

I just read about Jane Russell. What a tragedy.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
6:51 PM

Post #8398940

When i read that one out loud, DH was like... her name sounds familiar...who was she?

and i said.. she was the one who did bra commercials before bra commercials were main stream.
then i googled her -- and she was a beautiful woman.

Dh read some head line about Buxom actress. .. and i said... Yea - that was why she was in bra commercials.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8398964

She was very famous and a real looker in the 50s, in competition with Marilyn Monroe for roles as well as attention.

This message was edited Feb 28, 2011 7:50 PM

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8398987

I did consider she had a bit of an acting career - as she really was a stunner... but it was all way before my time.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
4:50 AM

Post #8399392

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jOJ9GT_J60 Both gone...both funny and beautiful.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2011
10:28 PM

Post #8415793

This guy wasn't as well-known as some of the other celebrities but...

Mike Starr, who used to be bassist for Alice In Chains, passed away here in Salt Lake City.

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/Entertainment/story/Former-Alice-in-Chains-Celebrity-Rehab-star-dies/QK3JrtdsEk6Vj1v_O0qhaA.cspx
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2011
10:41 PM

Post #8415799

I recognized him from Celebrity Rehab. It sounds like he was still having problems. So sad.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8416280

Unfortunately, we don't know the cause of death yet, but you may be right. That area of town where he died is a big crime/drug area.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 9, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8416322

It certainly wouldn't surprise me. Mike DeStefano, a comedian and recovering heroin addict, died Sunday from a massive heart attack. He was only 44. Even though he'd been clean for 11 years it's likely his addiction was at least partially the cause of the heart attack. Illegal drugs are horrible!

http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2011/03/08/Comedian-Mike-DeStefano-dead-at-44/UPI-57891299612845/

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2011
5:26 AM

Post #8417895

Illegal drugs are horrible!
Can't agree more. I'm reading a book about the drug corners in Baltimore City and the lifestyle of addicts- the neglect of personal health is something to begin with, not to mention whatever direct effects of the drugs/ chemicals... OT, sorry. ("The Corner", David Simon)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8417909

At the rate he is going, we may see Charlie Sheen here before too long. Drugs and alcohol are "murder" on the body...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2011
6:11 AM

Post #8417971

Sally, that was entirely ON topic. If it were not for illegal substances, some of these folks would not be listed here.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8418513

So sad, so true. Sometimes I have thought about the job, of singing and putting all that emotion out there, or not and just singing the same flippin song a hundred times (a la Bob Seeger's song about the road) couldn't that be exhausting? Would I ''need'' chemicals to sustain that?
(That why I'm not the next american idol...LOL)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2011
4:14 AM

Post #8425642

Augustus Owlsley Stanley http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/03/13/psychedelic-icon-owsley-stanley-dies-in-australia/

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8425714

I'd never heard of him. A controversial figure.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2011
8:23 AM

Post #8426088

He was a compatriot of Dr Timothy Leary.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 14, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8426269

I hadn't heard of him either, even though I remember Leary.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8426340

I was a child of the Woodstock Era...and read a lot of Rolling Stone magazine...grin

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8426386

I've never heard of him, either. He looks familiar but that's as far as it went.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8435933

Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher dies

age 85

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20110319/US.Obit.Warren.Christopher/

This message was edited Mar 19, 2011 6:11 AM
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 19, 2011
9:52 AM

Post #8436347

He seemed like a nice man. Bladder/kidney cancer is a really ugly, painful way to go. So sorry.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8444646

Elizabeth Taylor, 79 passed away.

http://twitter.com/NewsHub

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8444653

OH MY GOSH That just doesn't seem possible.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8444668

Bless her heart, she has been trying to die for a month now. They said it was peaceful...that is a kindness. She will always be remembered for her Violet eyes, and love of men and diamonds and Michael Jackson.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
6:35 AM

Post #8444695

Being of the younger generation, i didnt know much of her career. She certainly was a beauty.

so sad.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8444754

I don't suppose I am younger generation anymore but she was only an image to me, not really an actress I saw - don't think I have ever watched a full movie of hers. There were jokes about her many marriages and her weight gain. But she was an IMAGE of amazing beauty. That does not compute, in my head this morning, with dying.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8444844

As a kid, I remember National Velvet, she was 12 when that was made. She was 20 years older than me. And I will always remember Raintree County with I think Montgomery Cliff...parents took us to the Drive-in to see that one...grin

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8444853

National Velvet, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and, of course, Cleopatra will always be my favorite Liz movies. She was truly an icon.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8444876

I think my least favorite would be Virginia Woolf...what a miserably unhappy couple...but she got the Oscar for it.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 23, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8445202

And her other Oscar was for Butterfly 8. She's also known as the first well-known person to support the battle with AIDS. She personally donated tens of millions of dollars to amfAR, was its Founding International Chairman, and was responsible for its success and its early fundraising activities (http://www.amfar.org/page.aspx?id=5532). A truly generous and awesome person!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8445367

I will never forget her comments after Rock Hudson died..."this disease belongs to us all..." a generous woman indeed.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 23, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8445670

The British thought so too. The Queen made her a Dame in 1999. That's the equivalent of a male knighthood (being able to be called Sir, like Sir Laurence Olivier). She was born in London - her American parents were there working.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
4:45 PM

Post #8445914

Comcast has a series of images of her life...

she was even a beautiful child.

http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/entertainment-elizabethtaylorremembered/
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 29, 2011
12:10 AM

Post #8457596

"Strangers On A Train" star Farley Granger died Monday of natural causes. He was 85.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b233371_strangers_on_train_star_farley_granger.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8457881

Farley Granger...he was right up there with Randolph Scott.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8483673

Acclaimed director Sidney Lumet died Saturday. He was 86.

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/04/legendary-director-sydney-lumet-dies-at-86.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 10, 2011
12:18 AM

Post #8484306

I saw this earlier elsewhere. Very sad, as well. A ton of great movies were made by him.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 10, 2011
12:39 AM

Post #8484312

Yes, he was one of the great ones.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8484568

I see these passings and wonder who will replace these great talents/minds? We will be a poorer world if no one does.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 19, 2011
10:24 PM

Post #8507951

Michael Sarrazin died today of cancer at age 70. One of those actors whose name we don't recognize but whose face we always do.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-michael-sarrazin-20110419,0,7568931.story

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8509739

Oh, sad that.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 20, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8509795

Yes - I remember him from many years ago.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8510469

He had that boyish grin...how sad.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8510569

Elisabeth Sladen, Sarah Jane Smith character from DR Who, died Monday at the age of 63 from cancer.

http://tv.msn.com/paralleluniverse/elisabeth-sladen-of-doctor-who-dies/story/feature/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8510586

Oh, my. I really liked her.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 21, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8510872

That's awful. I'm getting so frustrated with all the losses of people who should have been with us for much longer.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8511035

While reading your comment faeden the music from the Highlander kept creeping into my head...a friend of mine who passed away back in 1998 told me shortly before he died that life was like a lottery...ya just never know when they are gonna call your number...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 21, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8512456

LOL!! Boy, ain't that the truth! I hope MY number doesn't come up for a good many years.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8513010

He also said that for that very reason, we should live our lives like each day is the First and Last day of our life. No gloom and doom, just soaking up all the joy and beauty and wonder the world has to offer.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 22, 2011
7:37 AM

Post #8513215

He certainly had a wonderful philosophy, didn't he? I've always admired people who could live their lives like that. I take way too many things personally and need to learn to let them go.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8513285

He was indeed a special man.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8513292

[quote="faeden"] I've always admired people who could live their lives like that. I take way too many things personally and need to learn to let them go.[/quote]
i bet a lot of people feel that way, me too.

faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8522342

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow died today. She was 58.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_Snow

This message was edited Apr 26, 2011 5:27 PM

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8522420

wow -- i didnt think she was that old. [even though 60 is not old these days]
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2011
4:28 PM

Post #8522427

I didn't either!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8522507

I actually think she was just 58. She is a year younger than I am and I will be 60 in June.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8522546

I actually heard this one before seeing it here. But I thought of this thread when I heard it. I liked Poetry Man, it was unusual.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8522562

She had a very interesting sound...almost like modal tuning a guitar.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8522594

Moon - I can't add. LOL!! I corrected my statement above.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8523075

That is okay faeden...I only know cuz I met her at a Jazzfest years ago. We sometimes work with a friend who is a music promoter/manager and he had us helping with a couple bands he managed that were playing at the Fest. She was a very nice lady and we had the opportunity to just chat for a while.. One of her backup singers was born in August of 53, Phoebe in July of 52 and I am June of 51...the coincidence was amusing.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8523081

Oh, that makes it much sadder for you, doesn't it? It's one thing to have famous people die, it's another to have someone you actually know die. So sorry.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8523131

Thanks faeden. I barely knew her but the hour or so we spent backstage was pleasant and she was very down to earth.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8523145

You're welcome.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8540449

It's been unbelievably quiet the last week or so, so I thought I'd start us off with a biggie (to me at least): Former child star Jackie Cooper has died. He was 88.

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_17993201?nclick_check=1
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8540501

And in the YUCK! category, the mummified remains of what is presumed to be Yvette Vickers, star of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and other movies of that genre, have been found in her home.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/04/mummified-body-found-in-home-of-attack-of-the-50-foot-woman-star/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8540568

Awwwwwwwwwww...Jackie was awesome. He will be badly missed.

Yuck, is right. How terrible for her. She was fun to watch, too.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8540910

and the list goes on...what a horrible way to go...alone and unmissed...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8541266

I agree.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8541381

The words that got to me were, "...from a few months to a year." Who lets their neighbor go that long which out checking?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 5, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8541522

[quote="kwanjin"]The words that got to me were, "...from a few months to a year." Who lets their neighbor go that long which out checking?[/quote]
My gosh yes!!!!!! And she had no one in her life? Doesn't even the mail carrier get curious? Odd story there.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8541597

Shame on Beverly Hills...and their postal service...seems if you deliver mail and it gets picked up and suddenly weeks and weeks of it start piling up, an attempt to contact the resident would be made. It sounds like the utilities had been cut off...shouldn't a neighbor notice no lights, especially in a city where everyone has security lighting? That is just so very sad.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8541921

No, at least the electricity was still on - there was a small space heater still going in the room where the body was discovered. According to other articles she was seen watering her flowers in January. Also, the house had broken windows and wasn't in the best of shape, inside or out.

But I certainly agree re the neighbors and USPS - SOMEONE should have called for a welfare check.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8543598

Playright Arthur Laurents has passed away.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=645473>1=28101
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 6, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8543705

WOW!! He had a long and illustrious career, right up to 2009, and he was 91 then! He must have been awesome to work with.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8543760

Such an amazingly talented man...what a loss to Broadway and the world.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8544403

Marian Mercer, 75, passed away from complications from Alzheimer's Disease...you may not remember her name, but you probably will remember her face.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/theater/marian-mercer-actress-with-zany-streak-dies-at-75.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesTheater&seid=auto
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 6, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8544490

I remember her from TV. Another one gone too early.

Are we starting again? This is #4 in less than 10 days.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8544565

Not to mention a couple foreign authors and the last surviving World War I combat soldier at 110 in Perth Australia.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8546210

And Actress Sada Thompson, 83.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=645781>1=28101
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8546217

Oh, that's too bad. I liked her.

OT - Professional golfer Seve Ballesteros died today of brain cancer. He was only 54.

http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110507/SPT/305070021/Tributes-pour-after-death-Seve-Ballesteros?odyssey=nav%7Chead

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8546522

I saw a blurb on MSN on him. Seems he was the golf wunderkind of Spain. A shame.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8549384

Actress Dana Wynter, 79...Invasion of the Body Snatchers...

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=645864>1=28101

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8549391

Musician John Walker 67, of the Walker Brothers, liver cancer

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=645908>1=28102

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8549456

You're bringin' me down, man!!!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 9, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8550117

Well, I was right, wasn't I? Another flurry of deaths. I remember Dana Wynter, but I don't remember John Walker OR the Walker Brothers, and he/they were of my era.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8550427

British Boy Band along with Herman's Hermit's, Freddie, The Beatles...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eAxCVTMJ-I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZTS9H-l5qQ&feature=related


Apologies from the messenger, Kwanzin...8(
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 9, 2011
2:42 PM

Post #8550439

Yes, I got that from the link. But that still doesn't mean anything to me.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2011
2:49 PM

Post #8550448

Sorry, wasn't sure if you had linked to their best known music. I forgot you mentioned before that you were not familiar with a lot of groups from that era.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 9, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8550523

I'm familiar with MOST of the groups from that era - after all, I lived through it. I'm just not at all familiar with THIS group.

The Yvette Vickers saga just gets sadder and sadder: http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/08/playmate-house-yvette-vickers-mummified-body-corpse-house-hollywood-haunted-tours-stop/

This message was edited May 9, 2011 4:25 PM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8551091

Have to wonder about the report
"...A neighbor decided to inspect the house after noticing old letters and cob webs in Vickers' mailbox ... and noticed the model's badly decomposed remains in an upstairs room." NOTICED-- how about WAS HORRIFIED TO FIND.
Has this neighbor never heard the concept Call the POLICE to check out possible dead resident? Its still baffling how no neighbors had any clue she could have died in there. And the mail carrier- junk mail comes FOREVER-- wouldn't there be a question when a reclusive older person suddenly stops taking the mail out of the box?

faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 9, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8551109

Oh, yeah - we've all wondered about that too. It's amazing how many people put blinders on and just go through life that way.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

May 13, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8559839

I try to check here once in a while, to see who I have missed. So sorry about Sada Thompson. I loved "Family"...still waiting for the rest of the seasons to come out on DVD.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 13, 2011
10:16 AM

Post #8560279

Yes, she was a great one.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8575476

This may be our next addition...Jeff Conway from Taxi...in a coma and said to show no brain function.

http://perezhilton.com/2011-05-19-jeff-conway-from-grease-in-critical-condition

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8575487

Just a small correction...It's Jeff Conaway. I thought he was great and saw him in many things. Very sad.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8575742

Thanks Kwanjin...fingers going faster than the brain. Addiction is such a horrible thing. He was funny in Taxi and yeah, he was in a bunch of stuff until his habit got the better of him. I agree, very sad.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8575860

Apparently his overdose was May 10 or 11, but no publicity until yesterday. It's probably just a matter of time until they pull the plug. The National Enquirer is saying he's brain dead: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/

Also, Zsa Zsa Gabor underwent emergency surgery and apparently has now slipped into a coma: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20064067-10391698.html

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8575872

oh Jeff, was nice looking, like "a nice guy " nice looking
( Landsakes, the way people 'talk ' to each other on youtube, and these sites...As if they are all working out some incredible rage! it amazes me. Maybe its like road rage, where you feel anonymous so you cuss out the other driver..at least I do tee hee)

Oh poor ZsaZsa again, I hope it goes quickly and painlessly. mentioned bleeding, surely she lost BP and had much organ damage- emergency surgery sounds almost cruel I hope that is her "wishes."
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8575909

I don't know if any of you ever followed professional wrestling, but Randy "Macho Man" Savage died this morning. He was driving his car, had a heart attack, and hit a tree. He was 58. This is what can happen when you take steroids.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/20/pro-wrestler-randy-macho-man-savage-dies-car-accident-report-says/

I thought Conaway was good looking too. His various addictions were just too sad. And Zsa Zsa's gone through so much - she deserves a dignified death.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8575964

Jeff Conaway always reminded me of the epitome of the Boy Next Door...

I agree, At her age and physical condition they should be doing everything to make her comfortable and allow Zsa Zsa to have a peaceful, dignified end to a long life.

My Grandson told me about Randy Savage...the things folks do to their bodies...a shame.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2011
10:39 PM

Post #8576917

Jean, the article writer's finger's were going too fast, as well!

My DD follows wrestling and she will be upset about Randy Savage.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2011
6:53 AM

Post #8577297

Shame on me...I used to be a proofreader for a newspaper...getting lazy in my dotage...GRIN

My GS was angry...he does MMA training and his trainers rail against the evils of steroids...Jordan said "That was so stupid...he is younger than you Grandma and he was strong." Wasn't quite sure how to take that...LOL
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8577633

There have been many professional wrestlers, football players, etc. who have died young as the result of steroids. It's a d***d shame.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2011
10:53 AM

Post #8577650

I just don't understand the trade off of performance enhancing drugs that can kill you and a couple years of bulk. I don't even let GS do energy drinks.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8577655

I don't either. I don't even like having things like Jolt, Red Bull and the like on the market.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2011
11:26 AM

Post #8577698

Kids especially don't need all that caffeine.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8577795

Or sugar. They have enough energy as it is. LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8578557

But never when it comes to chores or homework...LOL

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2011
4:55 AM

Post #8578957

regarding steroid usage... i always remember Lyle Alzado from the Raiders. he was such an awesome football player who literally withered away to nothing and died of cancer. ... and for what, a few more yrs??

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2011
5:35 AM

Post #8579016

Yeah...a couple more years of football and then an agonizing death...go figure? You would think with all the data, both scientific and anecdotal folks would learn...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 22, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8579427

I always liked him. I wish we could banish all of this stuff from the planet.

And now for a bit of good news. It looks like Jeff Conaway didn't intentionally overdose, and that he'll probably recover.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b243297_dr_drew_sets_record_straight_about_jeff.html

This message was edited May 22, 2011 11:08 AM

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8579751

I am certainly pleased if that is the case, but do agree with some of the commentary in that link. Kinda wonder who gave Drew Pinsky the okay to visit and post Conaway's medical status on Twitter. Surely not Jeff Conaway, who is unconscious and intubated???
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 22, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8580051

His family could have given permission, and I'm sure they know about his relationship with Dr. Pinsky. But I also wondered if he had the authority to publicize Mr. Conaway's medical status.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2011
8:08 PM

Post #8580731

Australian actor Bill Hunter, 71, cancer. He was the voice of the dentist in Finding Nemo among other movies.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=648782>1=28101
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 22, 2011
8:49 PM

Post #8580811

I saw that a few days ago, but he was unfamiliar to me.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2011
4:13 AM

Post #8581139

He was in two of my favorite Aussie movies, Muriel's Wedding with Toni Collette and an indy film called Strictly Ballroom

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8581369

I almost mentioned Randy to DH, be he is the same age...I decided not to bother!
I thought for sure it would be ZsaZsa gone before I opened the thread.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8581953

LOL!!! Men are supposed to be so tough, but they aren't. They just don't tell us when they're worrying about something. You're right - better he doesn't know.

I know what you mean about Zsa Zsa. I think the same thing right now. Last I read, though, she's supposed to go home today. She must be a really tough old broad.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8582878

can't beleive that zsa zsa!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2011
8:27 PM

Post #8583307

Barbara Stuart - May 15th. she was 81.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110523/ap_en_mo/us_obit_barbara_stuart
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8583310

There are so many lately that I don't remember. This is another one. Glad to see she had a long life. Hope it was a happy one.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2011
8:54 PM

Post #8583365

Ahhh...I didn't know she lived in St. George, UT. We pass through there when we go to Mesquite, NV.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8584406

Huguette Clark, copper heiress surrounded by mystery, Tuesday morning, at 104.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39006900/ns/business-huguette_clark_mystery/?gt1=43001
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 24, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8585546

WOW!! How did I miss that? I didn't even know she existed. What a story and mystery - better than Howard Hughes!

I hope someone can wrest the reins of the estate away from that attorney and accountant.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 24, 2011
11:46 PM

Post #8585773

Ditto to faeden.
Another example money not buying happiness-thankfully --says the non-heiress.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8586154

Seems all the lawyer and accountant have going for them is their "inherent greed"

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2011
11:26 AM

Post #8588670

Hm. How do you properly manage a fortune for somebody who is mentally off the planet? Does she have rightful heirs- or people who didn't care until there was money available? Feels like to me the money should go to all the people or institutions who actually cared for her while she was incompetent.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8588715

It seems she was never deemed incompetent, just horribly reclusive. Her three homes, not including contents, are valued at over 220 million dollars. Her personal worth has been estimated at 500 million. She has "half" relations, from her Father's first marriage, but her attorney has kept them away from her for the past few years...she was in Beth Israel hospital for a number of years under an alias. Her attorney and her accountant (a man charged with indecent behavior with juveniles) are under investigation as a Strad violin and a Degas painting, total value close to 30 million, have been sold from her estate and the money has disappeared. The attorney refused to even tell her family when she was being buried. From reports, the family was in touch with her until these two came on the scene.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2011
4:09 PM

Post #8589179

I just heard on the radio that Jeff Conaway was taken off life support...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8589211

Do we need to wait for DR Drew to confirm that? aww, man...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8589232

Here's the latest: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Jeff-Conaway-Life-Support-1033617.aspx. Looks like it'll be over soon.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8589704

I just had a tear slip down... I guess I'll miss him more than I thought.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8591550

and Zsazsa endures!

thanks for filling in, 'moon,' on the heiress story
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 27, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8591553

Well, it's finally over. So very sad.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/jeff-conaway-dies-at-age-60/2011/05/26/AG6l8rCH_blog.html?wprss=celebritology
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8607058

I started a new thread here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1186985/

I added James Arness, who died today.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8607113

Dang. That's sad. For some reason, I thought he was gone a long time ago.

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