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Dylan
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#7701 Post by Dylan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:53 pm

No obit yet, but her friends on Facebook have confirmed that actress Julie Adams has passed. Though she did lots of film and television work, she is probably best remembered as the star of The Creature From the Black Lagoon. I always liked her.

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#7703 Post by Fred Holywell » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:29 pm

Dylan wrote:
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No obit yet, but her friends on Facebook have confirmed that actress Julie Adams has passed. Though she did lots of film and television work, she is probably best remembered as the star of The Creature From the Black Lagoon. I always liked her.
One of the most appealing actresses at Universal in the 1950s. A nice write-up in the NYTimes has just been posted.

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#7704 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:17 am

Czech fantasy specialist Václav Vorlíček, probably best known for Three Wishes for Cinderella (one of central Europe's best-loved films of all time), but whose filmography also includes such splendid titles as Who Wants to Kill Jessie?, You Are a Widow, Sir! and a TV series called Hamster in a Nightshirt.

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hearthesilence
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#7706 Post by bearcuborg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:02 pm

There’s some good stuff on MLB Network today...god I love those old baseball stories.
Opening Day as player/manager for the Cleveland Indians Robinson initially chose not to put himself in the lineup. The general manager for the Indians implored Robinson to play that day, maintaining, "Frank, this is your day." So Robinson changed his mind and wrote his own name in at the No. 2 spot in the batting order. In his first at-bat that day, he fell behind in the count, 0-2.

"Then they throw me this bastard slider just off the outside part of the plate," Robinson said. "I thought, 'This SOB is trying to strike me out on three pitches ... on my day! He's trying to embarrass me ... on my day. No one does that to me.'"

On the next pitch, Robinson hit a home run to left center field.

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#7707 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:37 am

As a kid, the Frank Robinson Orioles was the great team of baseball at the start of my baseball fandom journey in the late sixties. They were on The Game of the Week quite often and I became so familiar with their entire team. They were fun to watch as Frank Robinson was the cornerstone of that team. I can still name every starting position player from that team. I'm sorry to see him go. The only player to win an MVP in both leagues.

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#7709 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:52 pm

Lyndon LaRouche, although the mainstream media isn't really reporting it beyond discussion on Twitter. Fitting

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#7710 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:56 am

MichaelB wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:12 am
Producer Andrew G. Vajna, whose Hollywood success with such films as the Rambo franchise, Angel Heart and Total Recall culminated with him returning to his native Hungary where he became pretty much the single most powerful industry figure for the past decade and a half or so.
John McTiernan on working and becoming friends with him

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#7711 Post by GaryC » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:08 pm


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#7712 Post by GaryC » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:10 pm

Nothing online yet other than social media posts (by Toby Hadoke and others) - Pat Gorman, prolific actor in bit parts or small speaking roles throughout much of the 1960s to early 80s. Apparently he died in October but his death has only just been announced. Also, nobody knows how old he was, though a good guess would be that he was in his eighties.

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#7713 Post by swo17 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:23 pm

Bruno Ganz discussion moved here

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#7715 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:22 am

Japanese director Satō Junya. (No English-language news sources on this yet—Chinese media has reported it extensively, as Satō has been a fairly well-known figure there ever since Manhunt became one of the first imported films released in mainland China during the post-Cultural Revolution thaw. Later he co-directed The Go Masters, the first Japan-PRC co-production.)

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Dylan
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#7717 Post by Dylan » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 am

The great Ethel Ennis, whose sole film credit was singing the wonderful title song for Mad Monster Party.

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#7719 Post by beamish14 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:13 am

Disney CEO and cofounder of the Walt Disney Family Museum Ron Miller. Like Gerald Ford, he was often criticized for falling into a position of immense power and perceived as being a "dumb jock" due to being a university football player, but he was an incredibly shrewd and longitudinal-minded player in the business who the years have really vindicated. Under his aegis, the Disney Channel was created, Disney began to produce more adult fare, and the company took tentative steps towards investing in Broadway shows. Many of the films he greenlit are immensely underrated, such as Return to Oz, The Black Cauldron and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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#7720 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:44 am

Claude Goretta, Swiss film director best known for The Invitation (which scored a Best Foreign Language Film nomination), The Lacemaker (which launched Isabelle Huppert's career) & The Wonderful Crook has passed away. I could not find any obituaries. He was 89.

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#7721 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:33 am

A great filmmaker who never got his due. RIP.

EDIT: Just saw that FIAF in Manhattan is showing The Lacemaker next month as part of an Isabelle Huppert retro: http://events.fiaf.org/event/2019-03-cs-the-lacemaker/

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#7722 Post by Buttery Jeb » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:55 pm


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#7723 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:03 am

Fred Foster

Announced on social media accounts for Roy Orbison's estate: " We are so sad to learn of the passing of Fred Foster. Fred was a legendary producer and songwriter and the founder of Monument Records. He produced many of Roy's biggest hits, including "Oh, Pretty Woman", "It's Over", "Crying", "Only The Lonely", and more. Fred will be greatly missed, but his memory will continue on in the beautiful music he helped to create. "

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#7725 Post by Kirkinson » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:46 pm

Ross Lowell, founder of the Lowel-Light company and the creator of gaffer tape.

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