Another Media "Star" Passed

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  1. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    As Norman Clegg would say, "Peter Sallis was delightfully balmy." I always liked that bloke. Last of the Summer Wine still airs down here too. Wasn't the same after Bill Owen died though.
     
  2. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    When I was growing up my mom had this annoying habit of pointing out everyone who had since passed in whatever we were watching on TV. Man I hated that. Now I'm doing it. Good grief I've become my mom!:eek:
     
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    That sounds like a new thread all its own :)
     
  4. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    June Foray just passed away at the tender age of 99.

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was the voice of Rocky and Natasha in the Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle show as well as Granny in the Loony Tunes cartoons, Talky Tina in the original Twilight Zone, plus several others (her filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004931/?ref_=nv_sr_1) I'm beginning to feel old right about now. :(

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    Patti Deutsch passed away at the tender age of 71.

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was more famous during the late 1960s/throughout the 1970s for Laugh In and Match Game, but she did some voice work in Monsters Inc., The Emperor's New Groove and several other series. Here's a partial filmography: http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0222095/filmotype/actress?ref_=m_nmfm_1

    I'm starting to feel old. :(

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    Sam Shephard passed away today at the age of 73.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Some of his movies were Steel Magnolias, The Right Stuff, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, plus several others http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0001731/filmotype/actor?ref_=m_nmfm_1

    He's worked behind the camera, too, but not as much.

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  7. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    Glen Campbell just passed away at the tender age of 81, succumbing to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was rather famous in the country-western music genre, with hits like Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Rhinestone Cowboy, Galveston as well as several others, plus he played with the Beach Boys on Pet Sounds as well as taking over Brian Wilson's parts during their tours for a while.

    Here's a video about him by a couple of music critics/reporters:

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    Barbara Cook passed away Tuesday due to respiratory failure at the tender age of 89.

    "Who" you ask?

    She played Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's 1957 Candide, Marian opposite Robert Preston in the 1958 production of The Music Man and Amalia Balash in the 1962 production of She Loves Me along with several other parts on Broadway.

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    Bruce Forsyth passed away at the age of 89.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was mostly known for hosting British "game shows" like Strictly Come Dancing (and roughly 173 others,) but he was also in a dozen movies/shows like Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Slinger's Day and an episode of Magnum, P.I.. http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0287028/filmotype?ref_=m_nm_flmg

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    Dick Gregory passed away at 84.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was a comedian and civil rights activist, getting more involved in the movement mainly after the deaths of Medgar Evars and Martin Luther King Jr. He allegedly told a heckler to go to the NAACP headquarters and ask for the white washroom if he wanted excitement (after the other guy gave him a hard time.)

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    Delights of the garden...a small hole in the wall raw food eatery across from heard uni in Washington DC... Packed one day, I asked a gentlemen sitting alone at a 2 top, if he minded if I took the other seat for lunch...

    We talked, we joked, we.got into politics, and civil rights.and health discussions...we ended up.chatting for a.couple hours till it was midday and the place nearly empty... We got.up when Aaize the owner came over and jokingly asked if we were gonna stay for.dinner... We exchanged cards....I apologized for.not recognizing ... Dick Gregory.
     
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    Howard university.... And then we sat back down and did leave as the dinner crowd started arriving...
     
  13. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    One of the greats died today at the age of 91... Jerry Lewis.:(
     
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    Very sad. I loved him.
     
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    I found out that he had Type 1 diabetes, which might've contributed to his cardiac condition that took his life. :( :eek:

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    Type 1? Juvenile diabetes? If that is true he lived a record long time with it.
     
  19. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    It depends on when he was first diagnosed and how well he monitored/controlled his glucose levels. The better the control, the less likely the patient will have complications (like cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, neuropathy, etc.)

    "Juvenile" diabetes can occur in people over the age of 18 (like with my diabetes educator, who was diagnosed when he was 19 [he was a semiprofessional athlete prior to that, and he continued after his diagnosis].)

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    Tobe Hooper passed away at the tender age of 74.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was the director of Poltergeist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the entire series,) Mortuary and other horror "classics": http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0001361/?ref=m_nv_sr_1

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