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  • Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director, Is Dead at 73

    04/26/2017 10:27:35 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2017 | Bruce Weber
    Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who observed emphatically American characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock ’n’ roll heart, achieving especially wide acclaim with “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73. His publicist, Leslee Dart, confirmed the death. Mr. Demme disclosed that he had cancer in 2015. Mob wives, CB radio buffs and AIDS victims; Hannibal Lecter, Howard Hughes and Jimmy Carter: Mr. Demme (pronounced DEM-ee) plucked his subjects and stories largely from the stew of contemporary American subcultures and iconography. He created a body...
  • Late Walsh O'Beirne RIP

    04/23/2017 1:12:05 PM PDT · by John W · 17 replies
    national review.com ^ | April 23, 2017 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Kate O’Beirne was part of National Review’s world before she joined the staff. When she became the magazine’s Washington editor in 1995 her resume already included stints at Senator Jim Buckley’s office, the Reagan administration, and the Heritage Foundation. She served NR in that position for eleven years and then became president of National Review Institute for six more.
  • Erin Moran, of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’, Dead at 56 (Report)

    04/22/2017 7:47:28 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | April 22, 2017 | Rosemary Rossi
    Erin Moran, best known as Ron Howard's kid sister in the classic sitcom "Happy Days," has died, TMZ reports......
  • 'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dead At 56

    04/22/2017 6:38:34 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 95 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/22/2017 | TMZ
    Erin Moran who famously played Joanie Cunningham on "Happy Days" and its spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" has died ... TMZ has learned. We're told authorities in Indiana got a call just after 4 PM ET Saturday from someone reporting an "unresponsive female."  EMT's arrived and found Erin Moran's body ... she was already dead.   Moran shot to spotlight in the early 70s when she was cast on "Happy Days" as Joanie, the younger sister of Ron Howard's character. She continued the role in 1982 alongside Scott Baio in "Joanie Loves Chachi" but the show only lasted one season.
  • Clifton James, Sheriff in James Bond Films, Dies at 96

    04/15/2017 4:25:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Variety ^ | April 15, 2017 | Lawrence Yee
    Clifton James, a veteran actor who appeared as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, died Saturday morning at age 96... James most famous role came on film. He appeared in two James Bond films opposite Roger Moore: “Live and Let Die” (1973) and “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974). He portrayed the crowing Louisiana sheriff, J.W. Pepper (pictured). James would play similar Southern lawman in numerous other roles during his career, including “Silver Streak” and “Superman II” Among his other film credits included “Cool Hand Luke,” “Eight Men Out” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” ...
  • Italian Emma Morano, last known survivor of 19th century, dies at 117

    04/15/2017 11:34:16 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | April 15, 2017 | AFP
    Rome (AFP) - Emma Morano, an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor of the 19th century, died Saturday at the age of 117, Italian media reported... "She had an extraordinary life, and we will always remember her strength to move forward in life," the mayor of Verbania was quoted as saying... Morano's death means there is no one living known to have been born before 1900. "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth," she said in her...
  • Comedian Charlie Murphy Brother Of Eddie Murphy Gone At 57 After A Long Battle With Leukemia%21

    04/13/2017 7:02:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    TNN RAW 5 ^ | April 12, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Comedian Charlie Murphy Brother Of Eddie Murphy Gone At 57 After A Long Battle With Leukemia%21
  • Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

    04/08/2017 8:05:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/6/17 | HILLEL ITALIE /ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — He was only kidding. Really. Don Rickles loved everybody: black or white, gay or straight, fat or thin. But don't get him started on his wife, or the time she dove into their swimming pool while wearing all her jewelry. And drowned. For more than half a century, the hollering, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" let everyone have it. Insults rained on the meek and the mighty, from unsuspecting fans to such fellow celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Johnny Carson.
  • Bob Cerv, Kansas City’s home-run champ, dies at age 91

    04/08/2017 8:55:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 7, 2017 | Pete Grathoff
    Bob Cerv, who holds the single-season record for home runs by a Major League Baseball player in Kansas City history, died Thursday in Blair, Neb. He was 91. Cerv, who served during World War II, was friends with former President Harry Truman, played basketball and baseball at Nebraska and, as a member of the Yankees, roomed with Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle as they dueled for the home-run title in 1961... In six seasons with the Yankees, Cerv was mostly a part-time outfielder/pinch hitter, but he played in two World Series (1955 and 1956), and the Yankees won the 1956...
  • Don Rickles Dead at 90

    04/06/2017 11:50:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/6/17
    Don Rickles, one of the most legendary, iconic and influential comedians in history, has died. We've learned Don died Thursday morning of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. His wife, Barbara, was by his side. Don rose to fame in the '60s ... he got a huge boost by making regular appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "The Dean Martin Show." Rickles got Frank Sinatra's attention in Miami Beach when he performed a comedy routine, and the 2 regularly worked together throughout the years. Rickles was the best insult comic ever, and was a master at roasting celebs...
  • Roy Sievers, Slugging Washington Senator in the ’50s, Dies at 90

    04/05/2017 4:09:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 4, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Roy Sievers, who won the American League’s first Rookie of the Year Award playing for the 1949 St. Louis Browns and became one of baseball’s leading power hitters of the 1950s with the original Washington Senators, died on Monday at his home in Spanish Lake, Mo. He was 90... Playing in the outfield and at first base for 17 major league seasons, Sievers hit 318 home runs. His best season came in 1957, when he had a league-leading 42 homers and 114 runs batted in while hitting .301 for the last-place Senators. The right-handed-batting Sievers also hit home runs in...
  • Richard Bolles Dies at 90; Wrote ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’

    04/03/2017 9:37:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 1, 2017 | Paul Vitello
    Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing “What Color Is Your Parachute?” — the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon, Calif. He was 90... Mr. Bolles (pronounced bowls) originally self-published his manual in 1970 as a photocopied how-to booklet for unemployed Protestant ministers. In 1972, he recast it to appeal to a wider audience and found an independent publisher in Berkeley, Calif., willing to print small batches so that it could be frequently updated. Since...
  • Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies in Oklahoma

    04/01/2017 12:42:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 1, 2017 | Ken Miller
    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84... Yevtushenko gained notoriety in the former Soviet Union while in his 20s, with poetry denouncing Josef Stalin. He gained international acclaim as a young revolutionary with "Babi Yar," the unflinching 1961 poem that told of the slaughter of nearly 34,000 Jews by the Nazis and denounced the anti-Semitism that had spread throughout the Soviet Union... Until "Babi Yar" was published, the history of the massacre was shrouded in the fog of the Cold War...
  • Father of the LGBT rainbow flag dead at 65

    03/31/2017 9:17:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    WMC Action news ^ | Nicole Harris
    WLOX - Nearly 40 years after he created the multi-color symbol of the LGBT movement, Gilbert Baker died Friday at the age of 65. Details about his death are unknown at this time, but friends say Baker died in his sleep. News of the man known as the father of the rainbow flag spread on social media. My dearest friend in the world is gone. Gilbert Baker gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty years of love and friendship. pic.twitter.com/titd3XZ0zD — Cleve Jones (@CleveJones1) March 31, 2017 According to his website, the first flag - which was...
  • Anarchist Cookbook Author William Powell Dies Aged 66

    03/30/2017 11:21:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 30 March 2017 08.52 EDT
    Man behind manual for violent rebellion, used in a number of high-profile killings, had long repented publishing and turned to charitable workThe author of one of the most notorious books of the last century died of a heart attack – six months ago. William Powell’s The Anarchist Cookbook was used by Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh in 1995 and the Columbine high school killers in 1999. His death has become public after it was noted in the closing credits of a new documentary about his life. The writer suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday with his family in Nova...
  • Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress in ‘Town Without Pity,’ dies at 72

    03/28/2017 8:18:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2017 | Staff Reports and News Services
    Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actress who became the country’s first Golden Globe winner and was married to Hollywood star Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72... She made her acting debut in 1952 and appeared in European films, including the Italian-made sword-and-sandal drama “The Last Days of Pompeii” (1959) opposite Steve Reeves. Her best-known film was “Town Without Pity” (1961), as a sexily precocious German girl raped by American soldiers occupying her town. Kirk Douglas portrayed the Army defense attorney...
  • Actress-singer Lola Albright (Peter Gunn, Champion) dies at 92

    03/24/2017 11:09:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 24, 2017
    Lola Albright, an actress and singer perhaps best known for her role as Edie Hart on the Peter Gunn TV series, died  on March 23, 2017 at the age of 92. From the Wikipedia article: Albright's motion picture career began with a bit part in the 1947 film The Unfinished Dance, and gained notice in the 1949 film Champion. For the next several years, she appeared in secondary roles in over 20 films, including several 'B' Westerns.Albright's roles in major films included Elvis Presley's 1962 film Kid Galahad; the 1964 French film Les Felins (director René Clément), and the 1967...
  • Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87

    03/22/2017 1:33:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/22/17 | Pat Saperstein
    Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87. His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized Autobiography”), he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.
  • David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan Bank, Dies at 101 (obit)

    03/20/2017 11:42:14 AM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 20, 2017 | By JONATHAN KANDELL
    David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded influence around the world even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101. Mr. Rockefeller could well be the last of an increasingly less visible family to have cut so imposing a figure on the world stage. As an advocate of the economic interests of the United States and of his own bank, he was a force in global financial affairs and...
  • Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101

    03/20/2017 8:10:58 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 66 replies
    David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in suburban Pocantico Hills, New York, according to his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel. He was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. With the passing of his siblings, he became the guardian of his family's fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that...