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#8151 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:06 pm

Terry Jones discussion moved here

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#8153 Post by Mr Sausage » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:53 pm

MichaelB wrote:Ringo Lam.
I thought he died a couple years ago.

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#8154 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:05 pm

You're absolutely right - someone flagged it up on Twitter without checking, and I did likewise.

Apologies.

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#8155 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:07 pm

Generalissimo Francisco Franco

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#8157 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:50 am

Sonny Grosso

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#8159 Post by Feego » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:57 pm

John Karlen, best known for Dark Shadows, Cagney & Lacey, and the film Daughters of Darkness.

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#8160 Post by ando » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:54 am

Buttery Jeb wrote:
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Jim Lehrer
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#8161 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:11 am

ando wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:54 am
Buttery Jeb wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Jim Lehrer
Watched his PBS Newshour show for years. R.I.P.
Same here. Shame what's become of broadcast journalism outside of the NewsHour, I wish he could have passed witnessing a much better and promising landscape than the dumpster fire we've got going on now.

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#8162 Post by ando » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:54 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:11 am
ando wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:54 am
Buttery Jeb wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Jim Lehrer
Watched his PBS Newshour show for years. R.I.P.
Same here. Shame what's become of broadcast journalism outside of the NewsHour, I wish he could have passed witnessing a much better and promising landscape than the dumpster fire we've got going on now.
Interesting Tribute to Lehrer tonight.

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#8163 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:16 pm

Kobe Bryant discussion moved here

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#8164 Post by HitchcockLang » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:07 am

I am seeing reports all over social media, including on his own Facebook, that Bob Shane, last surviving founding member of the folk group The Kingston Trio has died at 85, but I cannot find any official confirming source.

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#8167 Post by Dr Amicus » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:56 am

Nicholas Parsons. Best known for hosting the radio show Just A Minute since time immemorial, but I remember fondly the (almost certainly terrible) 70s TV quiz show Sale Of The Century. He was also an actor - many supporting roles in British comedies in the 50s and 60s, a regular with Benny Hill, and a later (straight) role as a vicar losing his faith in the middle of pretty scary events in a 1989 Doctor Who.

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#8168 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:32 am

And also played himself as the celebrity kidnap victim in the Comic Strip's Mr Jolly Lives Next Door opposite Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson and Peter Cook.

Just one of them left now.

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#8169 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:57 am

That sounds worryingly as if we all have to go out and start hunting down Adrian Edmondson now!

Nicholas Parsons was also the only one of the celebrity interviewees (albeit cut up after the fact in the editing suite (NSFW) to make him that way) to be given the honour of conveying a message from Desmond Morris on the absurdity of the manufactured awareness raising campaign of the elephant with its head stuck up its own backside in the Brasseye episode devoted to animals! Neither Britt Ekland nor that lady from Baywatch were afforded the same courtesy! In fact, I think he may have been the only celebrity in the entire series to have gotten away from the show with his reputation intact!

He's also in one of the series of films that starred Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple, 1964's Murder Ahoy (good practice for his role as Reverend Green in the Cluedo TV series in the early 90s, I assume!) and one of the Boulting Brothers comedies set in a law firm, 1957's Brothers In Law.

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#8170 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:47 am

Screenwriter Harriet Frank Jr. who co-adapted Hud & Norma Rae.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Frank_Jr.

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#8171 Post by L.A. » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:14 am

Jörn Donner.

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#8173 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:22 pm

2020 is looking a lot like 2016.

Ivan Kral, bassist for the Patti Smith Group.

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#8174 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:28 am

hearthesilence wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:22 pm
2020 is looking a lot like 2016.

Ivan Kral, bassist for the Patti Smith Group.
I enjoyed a one-of-a-kind experience close to ten years ago when Kral presented The Blank Generation (a film compiling footage Kral and Amos Poe had shot during New York's punk heyday of the mid-to-late 70s) in Ann Arbor, MI. Since the footage was silent, Kral provided commentary throughout, telling personal anecdotes of his encounters with many of the denizens of CBGBs. I have a vivid memory of him, still looking boyish, perching himself near the front of the stage in a very "rock-and-roll photo shoot" squat. He was someone who was in the right place at the right time, but was also quite talented, co-writing some really great songs.

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#8175 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:34 pm

Catherine Burns (Last Summer). Actually this piece from The Hollywood Reporter has lots of information on Catherine Burns:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/featu ... ee-1275646 (same piece already linked to Frank Perry thread).

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