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Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3780 on: December 31, 2016, 08:53:28 PM »
Well, fuck.  Right up until midnight.  Fuck you, 2016.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/william-christopher-dies-father-mulcahy-014216456.html

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3781 on: January 01, 2017, 12:48:20 AM »



"Hey, wait up, me too!"

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3782 on: January 01, 2017, 01:14:09 AM »
well that kinda sucks...he was an interesting character in that show and more so the movie


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3783 on: January 01, 2017, 01:21:04 AM »
Well, fuck.  Right up until midnight.  Fuck you, 2016.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/william-christopher-dies-father-mulcahy-014216456.html

He was even better in the Father Mulcahy role in the short-lived "AfterMash" series.  In that series he was in a starring role, as opposed to a supporting role in an ensemble cast.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3784 on: January 01, 2017, 03:18:57 AM »
Well, fuck.  Right up until midnight.  Fuck you, 2016.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/william-christopher-dies-father-mulcahy-014216456.html

Yeah, this one really sucked to learn of.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3785 on: January 01, 2017, 10:04:28 AM »

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3786 on: January 01, 2017, 11:08:17 AM »
The Queen has missed church two Sundays in a row.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3787 on: January 01, 2017, 02:00:51 PM »
The Queen has missed church two Sundays in a row.

Hopefully, 2017 will be the year all the shit people die. 2016 disposed of too many good ones.  ;)

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3788 on: January 01, 2017, 02:03:29 PM »
The Queen has missed church two Sundays in a row.



Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3790 on: January 01, 2017, 09:51:50 PM »
The Queen has missed church two Sundays in a row.

I didn't even know Elton John was religious.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3791 on: January 02, 2017, 04:12:39 AM »
I didn't even know Elton John was religious.


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3792 on: January 03, 2017, 06:39:41 PM »
George Kosana, who played the beefy Sheriff McClelland in the 1968 cult zombie film, “Night of the Living Dead,” has died. He was 81.

http://kxan.com/ap/george-kosana-sheriff-in-night-of-the-living-dead-dies/

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3793 on: January 03, 2017, 06:45:12 PM »
George Kosana, who played the beefy Sheriff McClelland in the 1968 cult zombie film, “Night of the Living Dead,” has died. He was 81.

http://kxan.com/ap/george-kosana-sheriff-in-night-of-the-living-dead-dies/

“They’re dead. They’re all messed up.”  One of the best lines in that movie.  I always hate to see people pass away who were in that film.  First and foremost, Duane Jones.  RIP, George.


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« Reply #3794 on: January 03, 2017, 09:39:53 PM »

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3795 on: January 03, 2017, 09:55:25 PM »
“They’re dead. They’re all messed up.”  One of the best lines in that movie.  I always hate to see people pass away who were in that film.  First and foremost, Duane Jones.  RIP, George.


Ha!  Yes.  Two movies I'll never forget from childhood Saturday matinees.  "Last Man on Earth," with Price, and "Night of the Living Dead."


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3797 on: January 04, 2017, 01:04:06 AM »


I remember that one. Rumsfeld actually put out a subtle but plausibly deniable threat to them.  :D

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3798 on: January 04, 2017, 12:10:56 PM »
He hasn't croaked yet, but it might be time to start the Charlie Manson death watch.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/charles-manson-alive-amid-report-hes-hospitalized-official-says/

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3799 on: January 04, 2017, 12:16:18 PM »

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3800 on: January 06, 2017, 08:40:43 PM »

Francine York, Alluring Actress of the 1960s, Dies at 80

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/francine-york-dead-batman-doll-squad-actress-was-80-961611

Francine York, the statuesque actress who showed off her sexuality as The Bookworm's moll on Batman and in such films as It's Only Money, Cannon for Cordoba and The Doll Squad, has died. She was 80.

York died Friday morning at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., after a battle with cancer, her friend, television producer Pepper Jay, told The Hollywood Reporter.

A native of Aurora, Minn., York appeared in scores of TV shows, from Rescue 8 in 1959 to The Mindy Project in 2015. She played a seductive Venus de Milo on an episode of Bewitched, a bake-off contestant on The Odd Couple and an ex-prostitute/blackmailer on Days of Our Lives. She also appeared in five different roles on Burke's Law, a series renown for featuring gorgeous guest-stars.

York was memorable as the willowy Lydia Limpet, the henchwoman of The Bookworm (Roddy McDowall), in a first-season installment of ABC's Batman in 1966. She uses a boring book to lure Robin to sleep and gets to ride in the Batmobile.

"Everybody wanted to work on Batman and ride in that car," she told Tom Lisanti in his book Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema.

She played a sexpot for Jerry Lewis in It's Only Money (1962), and In Cannon for Cordoba (1970), starring George Peppard, she did a nude scene and a belly dance. The Doll Squad (1973) saw her fronting a team of gorgeous female assassins aiming to stop a megalomaniac (Michael Ansara) from destroying the world. Many see that movie as the precursor to Charlie's Angels.

York's other notable film appearances include Bedtime Story (1964), opposite Marlon Brando and David Niven, and Elvis Presley's Tickle Me (1965). She turned in a well-received performance as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn: Alive and Behind Bars (1992) and played Nicolas Cage's mother-in-law in The Family Man (2000).

In 1961, York portrayed a princess opposite her childhood idol Shirley Temple in Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid for the NBC kids anthology series Shirley Temple's Storybook.

At age 17, the 5-foot-8 York was runner-up in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant. She toured the U.S. modeling in department stores and landed in Northern California, where she finished second in the Miss San Francisco contest.

York was working as a showgirl at the popular Moulin Rouge nightclub on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood when she decided to purse acting. She studied under Jeff Corey and Jack Kosslyn and spotted by a producer who cast her as a duplicitous magazine editor in her film debut, Secret File: Hollywood (1962).

York attracted the attention of Lewis, who put her in It's Only Money (1962) and then in small roles in his films The Nutty Professor (1963), The Patsy (1964), The Disorderly Orderly (1964), The Family Jewels (1965) and Cracking Up (1983), in which she played a 15th century noblewoman.

Her film résumé also includes the 1965 sci-fi releases Mutiny From Outer Space and, playing the world's first female astronaut, Space Probe Taurus.

She played Richard Crenna’s secretary on the second season of the CBS dramatic anthology series Slattery’s People in 1965, and she also appeared on TV in Route 66, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, My Favorite Martian, Death Valley Days, Perry Mason, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Lost in Space, Green Acres, The Wild, Wild West, Ironside, I Dream of Jeannie, Love, American Style, Mannix, Mission: Impossible, Kojak, Columbo, Matlock, The King of Queens and Hot in Cleveland.

York also was known as a gourmet cook and fitness and nutrition expert who hosted lavish parties in Hollywood. She was the decade-long companion of director Vincent Sherman (The Young Philadelphians) until his death in 2006.

Never married, she is survived by her nieces Delinda, Gina and Ava and nephew Dominic; grandnieces Ashley, Candice, Holly, Daliss and Isabella Negrete; and grandnephew Franklin.

York was polishing off her autobiography at the time of her death.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3801 on: January 06, 2017, 09:20:19 PM »

Francine York, Alluring Actress of the 1960s, Dies at 80

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/francine-york-dead-batman-doll-squad-actress-was-80-961611

Francine York, the statuesque actress who showed off her sexuality as The Bookworm's moll on Batman and in such films as It's Only Money, Cannon for Cordoba and The Doll Squad, has died. She was 80.

York died Friday morning at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., after a battle with cancer, her friend, television producer Pepper Jay, told The Hollywood Reporter.


York was one of a number of blonde actresses who fulfilled the "designated body" role in episodic TV in the 60s and 70s.  Others I remember were Joy Harmon and Joi Lansing, with Carol Wayne coming along a little later.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3802 on: January 07, 2017, 03:16:15 PM »


"Institutions are not pretty. Show me a pretty government. Healing is wonderful, but the American Medical Association? Learning is wonderful, but universities? The same is true for religion... religion is institutionalized spirituality.
-Huston Smith (1919-2017)

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3803 on: January 07, 2017, 08:48:04 PM »



It's a little embarassing to realize that I've never listened to this.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3804 on: January 07, 2017, 09:06:21 PM »
It's a little embarassing to realize that I've never listened to this.


The lizards are a proud people. One would never say that one was not what one was.


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3806 on: January 11, 2017, 06:41:08 PM »
Tilikum, the one who put "Killer" in Killer Whale.   (c. November 1981 – January 6, 2017)

Wish they would have set you free long ago big fella, I guess you are free now. 

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3807 on: January 12, 2017, 01:16:39 AM »
Tilikum's struggle is over.

peace
Hog

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3808 on: January 12, 2017, 06:40:51 PM »
Former SCTV and SNL cast member, Tony Rosato. I remember reading about his strange and tragic struggle with Capgras delusion syndrome, which caused him to believe that his wife and children had been replaced by doubles. RIP.

http://www.thewrap.com/snl-sctv-alum-tony-rosato-dies-at-62/

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

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #3809 on: January 12, 2017, 06:50:38 PM »
Former SCTV and SNL cast member, Tony Rosato. I remember reading about his strange and tragic struggle with Capgras delusion syndrome, which caused him to believe that his wife and children had been replaced by doubles. RIP.

http://www.thewrap.com/snl-sctv-alum-tony-rosato-dies-at-62/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capgras_delusion
I've heard of that delusion but wasn't aware of the name. What a weird thing to have and to still function at all.
Nobody has mentioned this death this weak, was first reporter to report on the start of WWII dead. Though, oddly, the obit has some typo errors that an editor should've caught and Rhe Telegraph is going the 'pay wall' option and the "optimized for mobiles" option which really is horrible.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2017/01/10/clare-hollingworth-legendary-telegraph-journalist-reported-outbreak/