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Books, Movies, and TV: Saying Goodbye, Part 5

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faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 11, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8803577

Thought it was time to start a new thread. We came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1186985/

This message was edited Sep 11, 2011 10:20 AM
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 11, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8803579

Cliff Robertson died yesterday of natural causes. He was 88.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-cliff-robertson-20110911,0,4031128.story

This message was edited Sep 11, 2011 10:19 AM

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8803711

A link to the last thread is helpful. I missed this until I thought to look.

Very sad. He just celebrated a birthday, too. Truly, one of the great actors and will be missed.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8805023

And another way too young...Andy Whitfield.

http://news.yahoo.com/spartacus-star-whitfield-dies-lymphoma-39-004301065.html
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 12, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8805572

Yeah - isn't that a damned shame? So young!

BTW: I meant to post a note in Part 4 that we were over here now. I've now done so. Sorry about that!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8805603

We can add Betty Skelton to the list. 85, first woman inducted into the Int, Aerobatic Hall of Fame, first female INDY driver, First woman inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Broke 2 altitude world records in 1959. Her personal stunt plane is part of the Smithsonian.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-betty-skelton-20110911,0,5410895.story

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2011
7:33 PM

Post #8805977

I am sad to say, I've never heard of her until now. What a life!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 12, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8806103

Yes, amazing! And she did most of it when she was in her 20s and early 30s! Amelia Earhart, Shirley Muldowney and Danica Patrick, eat your hearts out!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2011
6:30 PM

Post #8811597

Wilma Lee Cooper, Opry star. She was 90.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=670146>1=28102

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inquBwO3KII&feature=related

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8812521

3 more...
Charles Percy
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44560370/ns/politics-more_politics/?gt1=43001

Eleanor Mondale
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44560676/ns/politics-more_politics/t/eleanor-mondale-daughter-walter-mondale-dies/from/toolbar/?gt1=43001

Kara Kennedy
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44560546/?gt1=43001

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8812528

And Frances Bay, 92...veteran actress

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=670198>1=28101

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8812535

Hard to believe Frances was in her 50s before starting her acting career. Hmmm...I'M in my 50s...heh heh heh...

It's difficult to lose so many at once.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 19, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8815673

Boy, that's sure a lot, isn't it? And I have one more to add - Dolores Hope, Bob Hope's wife, died this morning of natural causes. She was 102. Talk about a full life!

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20529802,00.html?xid=rss-fullcontent

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8815880

Both she and Bob had really long lives...he was 100-101 when he died.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8816147

It's all that laughter. 'They' say laughing makes you live longer and I agree.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8816714

I've always heard laughter was the best medicine...

Sadly, Tom Wilson Sr, 80. He created Ziggy and the Carebears.

http://www.pbpulse.com/gossip/celeb-stalker/deaths/2011/09/20/ziggy-comic-creator-tom-wilson-sr-dead-at-80/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2011
9:58 PM

Post #8837826

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8838075

Sad news. Certainly a huge figure in our lifetime.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8838277

I didn't know the 'mouse' was his idea. We'd be doing doing things very differently, if not for that.
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8838393

I did not know that either. I am thankful for the movies he helped bring to the big screen.
Cars, Toy Story, Up ,Finding Nemo

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
12:18 PM

Post #8838439

A tragically short life for a brilliant man. i am sure his name will be listed beside the other great inventors...Franklin, Bell, Marconi, Tesla

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8838940

I have been corrected...SJ did not invent the idea for the mouse, he just fine tuned it.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8839456

Charles Napier, the hard military guy who matched wits with Rambo has passed away. He also did many voices for TV.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=673949&ocid=ansent11

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8839731

Didn't he play the country singer in the Blues Brothers movie also?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8839852

I had to look that up. Yes, he was in that one.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8839864

Been a while, but thought I remembered him in that.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8841731

Pianist Roger Williams, 87

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=674554>1=28102

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8842258

Founder and former bassist for the band Weezer, Mikey Welsh, 40

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44834333

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ssqro3u1lY&feature=related

This message was edited Oct 9, 2011 4:04 PM

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8852369

Dan Wheldon, 33, racecar driver

http://msn.foxsports.com/motor/story/Dan-Wheldon-mixed-IndyCar-talent-with-personality-family-101611?GT1=39002

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 17, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8852384

I saw this on the news last night. Such a tragic loss.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 19, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8855351

Yes that is sad.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8877475

Andy Rooney, 92, complications from surgery

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45173371

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8877548

I just read that... sad day. I enjoyed watching him.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8877559

He certainly did have a style of his own.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 5, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8878229

I didn't much care for him but mom and I used to watch 60 Minutes and she would get a kick out of him. It was fun just to see her laugh. A sad day, indeed.

I see that Joe Frazier has liver cancer. He was pure grace when he fought. It will be sad to see him go, too.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8878251

yes, he was an icon.

I read somewhere, and didnt grab the link...
an actor from Willy Wonka -- the original, passed away. he was Violet's father in the movie... was in his 80's i think.

I'll see if i can find it again.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/05/leonard-stone-dead-willy-wonka_n_1077633.html
Leonard Stone - age 87

This message was edited Nov 5, 2011 9:45 PM

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 5, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8878259

That's sad to see, as well but what an unfortunate article title...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 6, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8878597

I agree, they could have placed his age in there...makes ya wonder if it is accident or intent.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8878831

It can't be 60 minutes without Andy Rooney. He'll have an interesting bio I expect.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8880956

Joe Frazier passed away this evening... just heard about it during Monday Night Football.

Lost another great one.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8881369

Dang, that was fast. 67 is waaaaaay too young. He was awesome to watch.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8881642

Fast and merciful...thankfully
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8883035

'Family Circus' creator Bil Keane dies at 89
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8425015
maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 23, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8902447

Anne McCaffrey Has Died.

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/anne-mccaffrey-has-died_b42826

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8902508

And I am heartbroken. I read Restoree( her first novel) as a sophomore in High school...when it came out in 1967...and have been a dedicated fan ever since. How sad.
maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 23, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8903040

Whenever a favorite author of mine dies it feels like I lost a family member.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2011
10:15 PM

Post #8903614

I had to get a tissue when I read this. I read The Ship Who Sang in the 70's and have enjoyed the Dragonriders series immensely. My DH enjoyed her books, as well. We are both saddened by this news.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 26, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8906573

OH... just heart breaking... Maggie Daley, the X- chicago mayors wife lost her life. Long battle with cancer.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/134486138.html

I think their daughter just got married a lil over a week ago.

So very sad. HUGE loss to the city of Chicago.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 30, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8911301

Here is a partial re-cap for 2011

http://movies.msn.com/wonderwall/in-memoriam-2011/photo-gallery/feature/?iv=0

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 30, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8911337

So many loses...some we missed, some we loved...
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 30, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8911599

I totally missed that Anne McCaffrey passed on. I love her Dragons of Pern series!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 30, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8911892

Yeah, that one hurt.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 30, 2011
10:09 PM

Post #8912127

I agree.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8920268

M*A*S*H Lovers... Harry Morgan aka Colonel Sherman T. Potter, has passed at age 96

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=688278&silentchk=1&wa=wsignin1.0

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8920289

Oh, maaaaaan...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8920381

More sad news. Singer Dobie Gray has passed away.

Who hasn't sung this song just to feel better?

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

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8920702

Drifting away...so sad to see them both go. I remember Harry Morgan in December Bride...and my oldest son was born the year Drift Away was released...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 8, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8921129

aw Harry Morgan! nuts. But a long life.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 28, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8945320

Cheetah, the chimp from the Tarzan movies from the 30's just died. He was 80. I see today they are questioning the validity of this. Seemed from the beginning that a chimp would not live that long.

This message was edited Dec 29, 2011 7:05 AM

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 28, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8945353

Wow...he did indeed have a long life.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 28, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8945474

Holy cow!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2011
6:04 AM

Post #8947401

This fellow was a star in my book...and he is gone

CHESTER CHEESE DOG

September 17, 2002...December 29, 2011

Thumbnail by themoonhowl
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 30, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8947593

Oh, Jean...so sorry to hear this. Hugs to you. He was a cutie.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8947642

Thanks. he was indeed a special pup and is sorely missed. We are all still in shock as his demise was sudden and totally unexpected.
maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 30, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8948137

My sympathy to your family. I know how hard it is to lose a furbaby, especially when it's unexpected.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 30, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8948307

I'm sorry. Gone too soon by far.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 31, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8948961

Thanks to you all. The poor Beagles keep looking for Chester...the blind one has walked the fence line dozens of times and last night set up such a howling that we had to bring him in and kennel him. They were a family of their own within ours.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 3, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #8953553

Bob Anderson, sword fight trainer for Star Wars and other movies has passed away.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bob-anderson-20120104,0,5378641.story

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 7, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #8958247

Bob Weston, 64, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=693818

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #8974211

Johnny Otis...R&B "godfather" 90.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=696973
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #8975400

Blues singer Etta James
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/etta-james-73-dies-leukemia-complications/story?id=15228114

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #8975558

Alas, her time has come...breaks my heart. She has been a favorite of mine for 50 years.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #8981735

moonhowl, have you seen Burlesque with Cher and C Aguilera? It uses some of Etta James songs, apparently. Christina is a better actress and singer than I expected.
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #8981827


Actor James Farentino Dies of Heart Failure at 73
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/actor-james-farentino-dies-heart-failure-73-15434159

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2012
11:24 AM

Post #8981894

Yes Sally, I have. I found it an enjoyable movie. I agree on Christina...I had heard her sing before and ...okay...but she did a grand job in Burlesque.

Boy they are slipping away quickly...seems about every other day another "celebrity" figure dies.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 25, 2012
10:09 PM

Post #8982531

When they're all gone, what will we do? They don't make 'em like that anymore.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #8982612

We certainly don't have a lot of the same panache, elan and sheer presence/talent that so many of the old ones had...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 26, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #8983393

Good heavens. This one caught me by surprise...Robert Hegyes from Welcome Back, Kotter passed away at 60.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=698890

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #8983503

Wow. I hadn't thought about WBKotter show in years.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2012
10:41 PM

Post #8983723

Me either but I bet we can both sing the theme song. LOL if I could reteach some brain cells to something more useful!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #8983785

Didn't John Sebastian do the WBK theme song (yup if I could sing...grin)

Just for you Sally...grin

http://www.televisiontunes.com/Welcome_Back_Kotter.html

And yes...my brain cells seem quite happy remembering trivia, also...but I can barely remember all the math I learned.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #8984022

Thanks for that, Jean. That was great. ^_^

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #8984326

Glad to oblige...every now and then it is sweet to remember...grin

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #8985127

And one more...Dick Kniss, 74, bassist for 5 decades for Peter Paul and Mary.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=699154

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #8985363

And...Ian Ambercrombie, 77, of Seinfeld/Wizards of Waverly Place

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=699282

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #8986892

Christina Aguilera's tribute to Etta James at her funeral

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=699415

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #8991814

Don Cornelius, 75, suicide...he has stepped on board the Soul Train for the last ride.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/arts/music/don-cornelius-soul-train-creator-is-dead-at-75.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 2, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #8991882

Sad... Mom wouldn't let us watch Soul Train, so we went to our friend's houses.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #8991904

My folks weren't home when it came on...my dad would have had a fit if he had known.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #8991948

Aw, Mr Pitt from Seinfleld!

Wow, Christina.
But I find myself wondering if she'll fall out of that dress before the song is done. ( I'm just jealous)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #8992001

LOL Sally...strategically placed double stick tape...grin

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 3, 2012
10:39 PM

Post #8994065

Oh, shoot...another favorite, Ben Gazzara.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=700936

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #8994255

You could feel the heat when he was on screen...he understood the word menacing...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #8994689

Yes. LOL And he was good-looking, too.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 11, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9003412

Quite a shocker...Whitney Houston has died.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9003824

I agree...not who I expected to see here...

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/whitney-houston-superstar-of-records-films-dies-age-48/story-e6frf96x-1226268869683

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9004127

It just boggles the mind how someone can have so many gifts (most of us would regard it that way) and yet so much trouble being happy and healthy? Marilyn Monroe just came to mind.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9004546

I could not agree more...When DH told me she passed away, my response was "how can someone so blessed be so ungrateful as to throw it all away?"

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2012
10:16 PM

Post #9004732

My thoughts exactly. When you've been given a gift and you share it, you're responsible for it. I loved to listen to her voice.

I was going to add, "It's so sad she made this choice." The autopsy is not in yet, so, I will reserve my judgement for later.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9004828

They did indeed find water in her lungs...and she was found "unconscious with her face underwater"

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/substance-abuse-played-role-whitney-houstons-death-experts/story?id=15568992#.TzkInLTZeE4

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/whitney-houston-dies-prescription-pill-bottles-found-hotel/story?id=15567252#.TzkJN7TZeE4

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9005371

Maybe it's all to remind us that being happy lies in our chosen attitude.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2012
4:13 AM

Post #9006021

And the road we choose to get there...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 29, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9024694

Davy Jones from The Monkees passed away of a heart attack.
Amber_lee
Seminole, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 29, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9024791

I just read an article on that and it mentioned the one Brady Bunch episode he was on. It was the one where Marsha was trying to get him to sing at some school function. I could see that exact seen in my head. It took me back.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 29, 2012
1:30 PM

Post #9024838

Truly a shock. I really loved them at the time, but seeing episodes now, I realize it was just pure silliness...but loads of fun to watch those four talented guys who seemed to be having the time of their lives.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9027507

I even had a Monkees lunch box. gosh I can almost hear the metal clips and handle rattling.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9061547

Bluegrass legend, Earl Scruggs, 88.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/arts/music/earl-scruggs-bluegrass-banjo-player-dies-at-88.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9061879

Oh man!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9074821

And now Mike Wallace has passed.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9075337

What a long career he had...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9075658

I saw on the news last night that people would dread the words, "Mike Wallace is here to see you." LOL!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9075898

I would certainly find it disconcerting...grin

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9076284

I hadn't realized he was in his 90's

he was one I really enjoyed watching.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9076824

We had not made the connection between Mike and Chris Wallace. Duh!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9078101

missed this one...Thomas Kinkade passed away Friday

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/kinkade-autopsy-completed-but-cause-of-death-still-unknown.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 11, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9078236

Not a huge fan of his work but he certainly had talent.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9078245

Neither am I, but he does have quite a following.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 11, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9078257

I hadn't realized he was so young.

This message was edited Apr 11, 2012 8:53 AM

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9078266

seems there is some question as to his cause of death

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 11, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9078272

I hope it isn't another drug/alcohol related death. Far too many of those already.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #9078285

It would seem that he has had problems with alcohol in the past.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/09/thomas-kinkade-christian-painter-death-questions-remain_n_1413217.html

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 11, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9078644

Oh, thats why he was being discussed on the radio the other day.
Sure knew how to make a buck with art!
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9096247

Hey, what happened to this thead? Doesn't anyone want to say a few words about Jonathan Frid, the wonderful man who played Barnabas Collins in "Dark Shadows" and gave us a soft spot for vampires (died April 14th), or Levon Helm, drummer for The Band (died April 19th), or especially about Dick Clark (died April 18th)?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9096397

Just sort of get overwhelmed sometimes Zuzu...also Greg Ham from Men At Work
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9096526

Had not heard about Johathan Frid... thanks for the heads up! My mother and I have been slowly working our way through the original series on netflix... they have the first 160 or so episodes on streaming. The rest are available on disk. I think we are up to about number 90 so far. I remember trying to get home from school in time to see the end occasionally.

Dick Clark.. lots of time watching Band Stand! I was out of town when that was announced.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9096643

Time got away from me, too.

Also...

April 13th, Sledge Hammer, 39, of cadiac arrest
April 15th, Paul Bogart, 92, who directed many All In the Family episodes

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2012
10:50 PM

Post #9096710

I used to watch Dark Shadows too.

Am Idol did a nice tribute for Dick Clark.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2012
10:53 PM

Post #9096714

Dark Shadows was part of my routine when I got home from school.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9110857

Beastie Boy died
http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/adam-yauch-dead-age-47-171332687.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9113253

George Lyndsey, Goober from The Andy Griffith Show has passed away after an unspecified brief illness. He was either 76 or 83.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=726280&affid=100055&ocid=ansent11

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9115387

Maurice Sendak died. He was 83.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47335950

I loved Where the Wild Things Are as a child.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9115709

He was truly a word magician...I still love Where The Wild Things Are

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 8, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9115800

This one makes me sad. He was special with words. Didn't he illustrate some himself too? I'll look it up. THere's a cute book, Alligators all around, of his.
Oh yes he did illustrate, including another favorite from my childhood. "Little Bear" series by Else Holmelund Minarik

Why are so many good books banned? The article says his Wild THings was not always embraced, and his Night Kitchen book was sometimes banned ...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9115992

IMHO, books and information shouldn't be banned/concealed/hidden. It's everyone's right and obligation to decide for themselves and their own children what's acceptable. You don't like it? Don't read it. But don't tell me I can't or shouldn't, either.

I like quirky. Maurice Sendak was quirky. In the Night Kitchen showed that.

Just for fun...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWR3iqjvt9k

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9116008

I think that it's perfectly acceptable to keep some books out of school libraries, some material is just not appropiate for kids

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9116169

I think there is a difference in age appropriate editing...and banning...You don't fill an elementary school library with Stephen King and Jacquelyn Suzanne...just as you don't fill a high school library with Newbery Award winners...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9116545

Generally speaking, is what I meant. This is why I said, "...and their own children."

We could fill a whole forum with the debate on what's acceptable for children but I would end up in the corner crying and mumbling something about Crayons. ^_^

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9117131

I agree with you Kwanjin...I am against banning...and very much in favor of knowing one's children and their capacity for understanding...don't cry...I have a brand new box of Crayons...and I will share...GRIN

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9117135

Yippee! LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9117160

GRIN

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9117288

well ~ I got a brand new~~ pair of roller skates,~ you got a brand new key~~ ...la la la!
Resisting the urge to continue this topic. My library had done a display for Maurice Sendak YAY WTG

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9117297

I see you are still lodging in Euphorbia Sally...what better place for a Sendak tribute? grin

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2012
10:38 AM

Post #9117308

Sure was...but I just relocated!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9117328

At least you don't have to pay movers...grin

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9118482

Vidal Sassoon
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/05/vidal-sassoon-legendary-hairstylist-dies-at-84/

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9119669

All us gals of the 80s hair know that name!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9119705

you got that right!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9119708

He was quoted as saying to clients whose hair "experiments" didn't turn out right "It is only hair...it will grow back...come back, on me"...I wonder, would you want the same person doing your hair that messed it up the first time??? grin

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9119748

I agree- tell him " You walk around with this on your head for six months!"

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2012
9:35 PM

Post #9120557

Adam Rauch, one off the original Beastie Boys. 47, throat cancer.
Seems ironic when a vocalist gets throatg cancer, how common is it?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9127214

Donna Summer
http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/

Donald "Duck" Dunn...always remember him from Blues Brothers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18049583

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9127393

I saw that about Donna Summer but not about Duck. I loved Booker T and the MGs.

This message was edited May 17, 2012 2:12 PM
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9127626

My mother them from when they played in Miami ... Miami Beach...in the 60's "Green Onions" is the ring tone on my phone for my mother! She has told me how much she loved hearing them play that song! Such a shame... good thing he was still doing what he loved.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9127701

Dona summer, dang.

Johnny carson has b een gone, but there was a quite interesting bio of him on tv this week

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2012
9:54 PM

Post #9131368

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees finally succumbed to colon cancer. He was 62.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9131490

Oh how sad... he was battling it quite some time, wasn't he?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9131684

It's been a few months, may 6 months? I don't rememeber when I heard he had it.

The Bee Gees where icons before the Disco Era. This is my favorite of theirs.

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

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9131739

I loved the BeeGees also. Interesting fact, Barry Gibb shares the record with J Lennon/P McCartney for consecutive Hot100 Billboard hits (6) and holds Guinness Book record as the second most successful songwriter in history...after Paul McCartney. He and his wife hold dual US/British citizenship.


The heavenly choir has a a new voice...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 22, 2012
11:47 AM

Post #9133656

Sweet sad song
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9150232

Kathryn Joosten, the actress whose death already broke our hearts twice when she was Mrs. Landingham on "The West Wing" and Karen McCluskey on "Desperate Housewives," has died of lung cancer.

Richard Dawson, the silly host of "Family Feud" who was also on "Hogan's Heroes" for years, has also died.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9150508

Didn't watch either show but knew who she was

Loved Richard Dawson

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9150540

Also, Doc Watson, 89, guitar wizard

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/music/doc-watson-folk-musician-dies-at-89.html?pagewanted=all

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #9150956

I too loved Richard Dawson. Loved him on hogans heros.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 4, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9152349

Loved him Hogans heroes. Tolerated on that game show.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9154554

This one is truly hitting close to home. Ray Bradbury passed away at 91.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47705527/ns/today-books/?ns=today-books

He was one of the writers who got me interested in Sci Fi.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9154587

Sometimes you think your icons will live forever...Ray Bradbury is on my short list of favorites. I was mesmerized by Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9154831

You do think they'll live forever. And they will in our minds.

Bradbury wrote so you could 'see' what he wrote...

"Yet this train's whistle!

The wails of a lifetime were gathered in it from other nights in other slumbering years; the howl of moon-dreamed dogs, the seep of river-cold winds through January porch screens which stopped the blood, a thousand fire sirens weeping or worse! The outgone shreds of breath, the protests of a billion people dead or dying, not wanting to be dead, their groans, their sighs, burst over the earth!"

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9155057

He was truly a craftsman of word and idea. The saddest is that there will be no more from him...but each time I re-read his works, they are just as engaging.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9157950

Bob Welch of Fleetwood Mac fame... Age 65.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/bob-welch-who-helped-shape-fleetwood-macs-sound-dies-at-65/2012/06/08/gJQAJWLbOV_story.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9158007

That is truly a shame. Such are the vagaries of fame.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9161864

The movie Fahrenheit 451 was interesting to me, and I'd even say the idea about people getting brainwashed by TV is too scarily true! And then ya gotta just love the jetpack guys in the movie- so cheesy.
~~
Sad.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9161870

He was a master of the cautionary tale. And yet wrote so many beautiful stories also.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9163613

A couple more lost...

http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/12/12183944-gone-with-the-wind-actress-ann-rutherford-dies?lite&ocid=ansmsnbc11

http://www.rgj.com/viewart/20120611/ENT/306110037/Frank-Cady-Susanville-native-turned-Hollywood-actor-dies-96

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9164591

J Micheal Riva, production designer

http://www.legacy.com/ns/obituary.aspx?n=j-riva&pid=158011282
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

June 18, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9171039

Rodney King.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9171347

Talk bout your fifteen minutes of fame.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2012
6:49 AM

Post #9171352

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/rodney-king-police-confiscated-marijuana-from-his-home.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9171396

I read that Reginald Denny, the truck driver dragged from his vehicle and beaten during the riots following King's beating, still hasn't recovered fully from the 90 or more skull fractures he sustained...20 years later...and amazingly he harbors no bitterness...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9171481

that gives me goosebumps for some reason

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9171566

Which part? The beating or the harboring no bitterness? I would not have been as forgiving.

I felt sad for Mr. King. As much then as I do now. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It changed many things for the good but at an awful price.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9171576

You felt sorry for a drug addict that was so hopped up on drugs it took a bunch of cops to beat him down? I don't

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9171587

Have you watched the video recently? I am not going to get into with anyone over this but, yes, I feel sad for him. He did not deserve the beating he took then and he didn't deserve to die so early in life. I feel sad that his family will be missing him and I feel sad his children will grow up without their dad.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9171667

I find it amazing that Mr Denny has managed to choose to live his life free of the debilitating grip of anger and bitterness...an amazing accomplishment.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9185273

Doris Singleton, 92, actress, I Love Lucy Show

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=739660

Nora Ephron. 71, writer, director

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=739079

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9185526

Yeah- I didn't think she was 71, and didn't know she had leukemia.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2012
9:57 PM

Post #9185672

So sad to see them go. Here is another.

http://hosted2.ap.org/CAANR/0096a118fc8447e7af7966979dedb460/Article_2012-06-28-Obit-Don%20Grady/id-cd2625138dab4de4890166de577b568e

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 29, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9185838

I loved that show!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9186078

I do, too. Watching the old sit-coms is fun!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9186391

I've seen lots of that show in my youth, and the one with Robert Young, How funny that we watched so many shows about just normal suburban people. Now its all oddities and freaks.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9191346

Andy Griffith, 86. http://www.legacy.com/ns/obituary.aspx?n=andy-griffith&pid=158358991

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9191380

:(

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9191383

My reaction too, Jen. One of the Hollywood good guys.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2012
11:18 AM

Post #9191442

I agree, this loss is a big one.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 8, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9198071

Ernest Borgnine - McHales Navy. 95 years young.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9198096

and more movies than we can count...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9198196

and Spongebob!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9198317

Okay, THAT made me laugh. Here's a link for him...Ernest, not Mermaid Man.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=741559

This message was edited Jul 9, 2012 9:51 AM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #9198380

He had a nice long life!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2012
9:47 PM

Post #9204585

Sylvester Stallone's son
http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/sage-stallone-eldest-son-sylvester-stallone-found-dead-002545563.html

Jaws and Driving Miss Daisy producer
http://news.yahoo.com/film-producer-richard-d-zanuck-dies-age-77-204646572.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9205932

I saw about Sly's boy but I didn't know about Mr. Zanuck.

Another...Celeste Holm.

http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=743283&affid=100055

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 16, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9207737

And also, Kitty Wells, 92, country music star.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=743557
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 16, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9207885

Ah my mom would hate to hear about Kitty Wells

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9208772

The music industry took another hard hit. Jon Lord of Deep Purple.

http://news.yahoo.com/deep-purple-co-founder-lord-dies-aged-71-205121371.html

I like Kitty Wells. Sad to see her go, too.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9210015

Another actor. I don't know his works very well. Morgan Paull.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=743863

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9211111

sometimes I find I know the face but not the name. ( that link led me to sign in)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9211241

Sorry, Sally. This one should work.

http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/18/12809761-blade-runner-actor-morgan-paull-dies-at-67?lite

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9211386

Thanks kwanjin.
Hm interesting.
Why would 'You know what a turtle is?' be a big fan line...Is Balde Runner a good movie?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9211399

That line is a favorite becasue there are no more 'real, live' animals anymore. A far future movie. Yes, it is good. It's based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9211451

And the movie actually almost did the book justice.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9211491

Hm, sounds good! Oh Netflix...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9211826

LOL You won't be sorry.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9216725

Sally Ride,61, of pancreatic cancer (The only astronaut with a theme song...Mustang Sally)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48292643/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/first-us-woman-space-sally-ride-dies/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9216941

So sorry about her passing. Will miss her, too.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9217219

It seems we're losing them daily...

Sherman Hemsley today.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9217241

Wow...it has been a busy month...Newspaper man William Raspberry also passed away at 76

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/william-raspberry-dies-washington-post-columnist-wrote-about-social-issues-including-race-poverty/2012/07/17/gJQAS210qW_story.html

I was curious...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2012

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9217456

Chad Everett is at the top of the list!
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9217519

So many athletes on that list, and most were comparatively young.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9217874

I agree, way too young for some.

I was sad to see Simon Ward had passed on, too.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911844/

And Tom Davis...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205569/

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9217881

It must have been updated after i posted it Kwanjin...he wasn't there when i looked...I was sad to see Tom Davis...He and Al Franken were quite the team on SNL.

I saw that Zuzu... I thought there was an almost disproportionate number of athletes on the list.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9217934

I know, I loved those SNL bits.

And confession time. I had a HUGE crush on Simon Ward back in the day. ^_^

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9218009

He was quite the looker in his younger years...with an accent...grin

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9218020

I know! LOL

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9218225

I don't recall Simon Ward ...I was probably at that moment dazzled by "Ilya Kuyrakin"

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9218485

Ah yes, that blue-eyed Scotsman, David MacCallum...did a good job of being Russian...grin

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9220493

Another musician, Larry Hoppen, from the group Orleans. The bottom two links are to the band's biggest hits...

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=746293

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-IXJLgRnvs&feature=related

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9220588

Two nice songs.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 5, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9230178

Author Gore Vidal, 86

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gore-vidal-dead-legendary-author-dies-los-angeles-86-article-1.1126344
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

August 7, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9233148

Marvin Hamlish
Oh Gee --- we all fell in love and were woo'd to his music...him and burt bacharach

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9233372

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-marvin-hamlisch-is-dead-at-68-20120807,0,5202065.story

He just conducted the Pasadena Pops July 21...what a shame.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9233526

Oh darn

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9234370


Marshall Tucker Band guitarist Swanlund dies at 54

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/music/20120807/US.Obit.Marshall.Tucker.Band.Guitarist/?cid=hero_media

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9234509

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUL68ZeclcA

Still love the old songs.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9241384

oo oo Mr Kotter!!!!
http://news.yahoo.com/ron-palillo-welcome-back-kotter-dies-63-174757788.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9241621

And also Helen Gurley Brown...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9245003

Science Fiction author and satirist, Henry Maxwell( Dempsey) Harrison, better known as Harry Harrison has passed away. Sci-fi fans will remember the movie Soylent Green...based on his novel " Make Room! Make Room!". He also wrote the Stainless Steele Rat series and Bill The Galactic Hero... He was 87.

http://www.scififx.com/2012/08/obituary-harry-harrison-sci-fi-legend/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/15/harry-harrison

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9245137

Oh maaaaaaan!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9245503

Fortunately Slippery Jim Digriz will live on forever.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9245680

Stainless Steel Rat...

"We must be as stealthy as rats in the wainscoting of their society. It was easier in the old days, of course, and society had more rats when the rules were looser, just as old wooden buildings have more rats than concrete buildings. But there are rats in the building now as well. Now that society is all ferrocrete and stainless steel there are fewer gaps in the joints. It takes a very smart rat indeed to find these openings. Only a stainless steel rat can be at home in this environment."

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9245842

Sniff Sniff...Yup. That's the one.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 20, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9247950

Time to move on with new entries.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1276376/

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