DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Lady Day, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. LizzieMaine

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    The New Yorker piece is fascinating reading -- it's so utterly dispassionate that you get the feeling Van Doren's entire life has been spent walling off that part of it, and he's as shocked as anyone to discover the truth.

    As far as I know, Herb Stempel is still alive and well and living in Brooklyn. He once challenged Van Doren to meet him any time any place for a legitimate game of "Twenty One" to benefit charity, but alas, now that challenge will never be met. I'd have tuned in.
     
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  2. Fading Fast

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    There is a difference between making a one-time bad call - a lie - at a weak moment and perpetuating the type of fraud Van Doren did. It should have haunted him his entire life. I'm amazed he got the job at EB.

    Based only on what I remember from reading about it years ago, Stempel would have destroyed Van Doren.
     
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    Scottish actor, Bradley Welsh, best known for his role in Trainspotting 2, was found shot in the head in a street in Edinburgh. He was 42.
     
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    Immense French actor of stage & screen, Jean-Pierre Marielle, died yesterday, aged 87.
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    Another Frenchie kicked the bucket yesterday, Rock'n'roller, Dick Rivers, (real name Hervé Forneri...it was popular during the sixties for 'artists' to Americanize their stage names.) died from cancer, aged 74.
     
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    American soprano, Charity 'Sunshine' Tillemann-Dick, recipient of 2 bi-lateral lung transplants, died on the 23rd, aged 35.
     
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    American film director, screenwriter & producer, John Singleton, died yesterday (29th) following a stroke two weeks previously.He was 51.
     
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  11. Zombie_61

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    ^ Sad news. Chewbacca immediately became one of my favorite movie characters. RIP Mr. Mayhew.
     
  12. LizzieMaine

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    Naturalist Jim Fowler has died at the age of 89. If you're over fifty, you know him as Marlin Perkins' long-suffering sidekick on "Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" all those Sunday nights ago. ("While Jim wrestles with the puma, it's a comfort to know he's got a full endowment policy from Mutual of Omaha!") Fowler took over the show after Perkins' death, and was still at it when "Wild Kingdom" returned to cable in the early 2000s. He's also well-remembered as a perennial guest on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," where he'd inevitably bring along some furry creature who'd steal Johnny's coffee cup or pee on his sport coat. Thru it all Fowler maintained a perfectly straight face and a sincere love of animals that transcended whatever wacky predicament he found himself facing.

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    ⇧ And from a time when TV was such that you could go into school the next day and talk about the show with a bunch of other kids and teachers as many had watched the same nature show.
     
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    British comedian, singer & impressionist, Freddie Starr, was found dead at his home in Spain yesterday, probably from a heart attack. He was 76.
     
  15. LizzieMaine

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    A great moment with Jim Fowler, Dick Cavett, Groucho Marx, and a sloth. Now that's television.



    "Didn't Truman Capote live in a tree at one time?" Ah, the seventies.
     
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  16. We lost a long-time lounge member. :( This "+1" is for you @RJR

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  17. Trenchfriend

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    :( R.I.P.
     
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    HJ and I were just wondering about him the other day. Rest in Peace, Bob. May the angels take you home.
     
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    Godspeed, Bob. You left too soon, and will be missed here.
     
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