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DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

HadleyH

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Oh no :( Jennifer Jones hour has come up.....

Almost everybody from the Golden Age is gone......who will be next......

Rest in Peace beautiful Jennifer



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skyvue

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Not to derail remembrances of Jennifer Jones, whose work I have enjoyed often over the years, but there are more people left from the Golden Age of Hollywood than one might expect. Here's an incomplete list (with their current ages in parentheses):

Dolores Hope (100)
Luise Rainer (99)
Gloria Stuart (99)
Mitch Miller (98)
Art Linkletter (97)
Tony Martin (95)
Kevin McCarthy (95)
Norman Lloyd (95)
Harry Morgan (94)
Barbara Billingsley (93)
Bruce Gordon (93)
Olivia de Havilland (93)
June Havoc (93)
Kirk Douglas (92)
Ernest Borgnine (92)
Vera Lynn (92)
Celeste Holm (92)
Lena Horne (92)
Herbert Lom (92)
June Foray (92)
Joan Fontaine (92)
Patty Andrews (91)
Marjorie Lord (91)
Baby Peggy (91)
Betty Garrett (90)
Louis Jourdan (90)
Maureen O'Hara (89)
Mickey Rooney (89)
Jayne Meadows (89)
Ann Rutherford (89)
Barbara Hale (88)
Jane Russell (88)
Nancy Reagan (88)
Esther Williams (88)
Deanna Durbin (88)
Kathryn Grayson (87)
Eleanor Parker (87)
Kay Starr (87)
Jackie Cooper (87)
Janis Paige (87)
Lizabeth Scott (87)
 

skyvue

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Yes, indeed -- how could I forget Ms. Hunt? She's still going quite strong.

Also missing from the list (among many others, I trust) is noir standout Audrey Totter, who is 91 years old.
 

HadleyH

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It's good to know that so many film stars from the Golden Age are still among us. Thanks for that list skyvue! :)

But i tell you, the day Mickey Rooney goes to a better place, for me personally , that will be the disappearance of Old Hollywood for ever, a most definitely and total end of an era.
 

Chas

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THOSE STILL WITH US>>> not a tribute post....this is some of the luminaries still with us here.

Lena Horne
Kay Starr
Herb Jeffries (last surviving member of the Duke Ellington Orch. of the 1940's)
Dr. Jeni Le Gon
Dave Brubeck
Dal Richards
Jean Veloz, still dancing and teaching. Check her out in this classic bit of Jittebug history, the "Groovie Movie" (the cute young blonde in the opening sequence)
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She prob. won't marry me, but I haven't gotten around to asking her yet...

More Jean Veloz (then Jeanie Richards (?)
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Big Jay McNeely: Still blowin' hard and loud....we love ya big Jay!
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http://www.bigjaymcneely.net/
Hal "Cornbread" Singer
Sonny Burgess - The Arkansas Wild Man, perhaps the last of the original Sun Rockabilly Cats. "Red Headed Woman.....'bout the meanest thing I know..."
Jon Faddis and James Moody, who played with Dizzy Gillespie. I saw them both at the Blue Note this year, still tearing the universe another black hole.
Sonny Rollins.
 

Prairie Dog

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Jennifer Jones was a beauty and her sensitive film performances will always be there for us to enjoy.

My favorite Jennifer Jones film has to be, "Duel In The Sun".

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I was introduced to the work of Miss Jones via my mother, who was a big fan of her film, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. The theme song was a huge hit for the group The Four Aces, who's lead singer Al Alberts recently died (Nov 27).
For the record, Andy Williams is crooning the song in this video clip.

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RIP, lovely Jennfier. :eusa_clap
 

HadleyH

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wow Brittany Murphy too? Not that i knew her much but sometimes i saw her face in magazines, etc... What is it with the end of the year holidays? some people just can't cope with it all! :( :(

well... she is riding in the sky now ....RIP Brittany
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Carlisle Blues

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HadleyH said:
wow Brittany Murphy too? Not that i knew her much but sometimes i saw her face in magazines, etc... What is it with the end of the year holidays? some people just can't cope with it all! :( :(

well... she is riding in the sky now ....RIP Brittany
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That is a beautiful sentiment Hadley with her horse.......:) :) :D
 

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