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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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)
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)
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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...
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.
[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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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/
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."
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.
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
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??
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???
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.
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.