Another Media "Star" Passed

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    Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer passed away at the tender age of 91.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Christopher Plummer, well-known and beloved actor both on stage and on screen plus he was well-known behind the scenes. One of his more well-known roles on-screen was Captain/Baron von Trapp in The Sound of Music

    Here're his filmography and obituary: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001626/?ref_=tt_cl_t2 https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...6d8408-67dd-11eb-886d-5264d4ceb46d_story.html https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/christopher-plummer-dies-sound-music-180112644.html

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    That was on TV recently and so I watched it again. It's a lovely musical :)
     
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    George Pratt Schultz passed away at the tender age of 100.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Schultz was an economist, a businessman and a statesman. You might be more familiar with two of his former bosses: Richard Milhouse Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Shultz served as Secretary of Labor and Secretary of the Treasury under Nixon and Secretary of State under Reagan. Schultz was (allegedly) credited with the beginning of a thawing in relations towards the (then) Soviet Union.

    Here's his obituary: https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2021-02-07/george-shultz-dead

    Patricia Healy passed away from complications of COVID-19 at the tender age of 89.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Most of us outside of the UK might be more familiar with her husband (some guy by the name of Englebert Humperdinck) but those inside the UK might be familiar with her work. Here are her obituary and filmography: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/patricia-healey-dies-british-actress-184314786.html https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2073973/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_5

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    Rush Hudson Limbaugh III passed away at the tender age of 70 from lung cancer.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Rush Limbaugh was one of the most recognizable conservative radio talk show hosts in the United States plus he was on a couple of comedy shows and several other shows/films. Here's his filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0510754/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Vincent Jackson also passed away in a hotel room at the tender age of 38.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was one of the best wide receivers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his day, if not all time. I would link to the article where I found out about this, but there were several snippets of interviews that contain strong language, especially from Ryan Leaf.

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    Roger Harrison Mudd passed away at the tender age of 93 from kidney failure.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Roger Mudd was a rather famous journalist in his own right, but he also had a not-so-famous ancestor, Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, who tended to the leg of one John Wilkes Booth (yes, that John Wilkes Booth!) Here're the obituary and filmography of Roger Mudd: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/veteran-cbs-correspondent-roger-mudd-212314143.html https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0610925/? ref_=fn_nm_nm_1 https://www.yahoo.com/news/roger-mudd-longtime-network-tv-215021968.html

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    Dick Hoyt passed away at the tender age of 80.

    "Who?" you ask?

    One half of "Team Hoyt" (the other being one of his sons, Rick, who is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy) who was a fixture in the Boston Marathon since the early-to-mid-1980s along with Ironman races and others, the father pushing the son. Both Dick and his son have bronze statues erected roughly at the starting point of the Boston Marathon. Here's Dick's obituary and Wikipedia page: https://www.yahoo.com/news/dick-hoyt-pushed-son-multiple-183951646.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Hoyt

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    @Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine .. I think many of us are famiiiar with the Duke of Edinburgh.
    May God comfort the Queen of UK and heal her heart.
     
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    Felix Silla passed away from pancreatic cancer at the tender age of 84.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was in several TV shows y'all might be familiar with, mostly playing characters where you don't really see his face. Some of the characters that you might be familiar with are/were Cousin Itt (The Addams Family,) Twiki (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,) Dink (Spaceballs,) Anonymous Ewok (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.)

    He was also a member of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler.

    Here's his filmography with a short biography as well as his obituary: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0798061/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/felix-silla-dies-cousin-itt-232608607.html

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    Helen McCrory passed away from pancreatic cancer at the tender age of 84.

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was an actress who played the fiercely matriarchal Aunt Polly in the BBC series Peaky Blinders, she also appeared as Narcissa Malfoy, wife of Lucius and mother of Draco in three Harry Potter films.

    She died of cancer at the age of 52, her husband, the actor Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers, etc.) announced.

    The National Theatre's artistic director Rufus Norris said she was "unquestionably one of the great actors of her generation".

    Helen campaigned for various charitable causes, notably during the Pandemic and through the final months and weeks of her life. It appears that only those very close to her knew of the truth of her condition.
     
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    Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale passed away at the tender age of 95.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Most people might be more familiar with his "boss", Jimmy Carter, or his presidential election opponent, Ronald Reagan. I'll add an obituary later.

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    John Ernest Crawford passed away at the tender age of 75.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Johnny Crawford was known for a a couple of little-known television series: the 1950s Mickey Mouse Club and The Rifleman as well as several other series. He dropped out of "the biz" after he started having trouble due to Alzheimer's.

    Here are his obituary and filmography: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/johnny-crawford-rifleman-star-dead-080725970.html https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0186844/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

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    Olympia Dukakis passed away at the tender age of 89.

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was in several movies, television shows and in live theater with several other well-known performers (Cher, Sally Fields, William Daniels, Dolly Parton, etc.) Here's her filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001156/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

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    I remember her from Tales of the City, having read and enjoyed the books, I thought she made a credible Mrs Madrigal.
     
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    I wasn't aware he passed, but the song was featured in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...so anyone familiar with that classic movie will remember the song. (I think I still know the words by heart...)
     
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