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Famous people you sort of assumed were dead but - WRONG
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2015, 12:31:52 AM »
Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.  I'd swear he OD'd
in '95 or so.

What is he, on his 4th, 5th liver?

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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2015, 12:32:21 AM »
I've embarrassed myself at least once I recall this way.  Corresponding with TV writer Alan Spencer, I expressed my condolences at the death of Leonard Stern.  Alan Spencer e-mailed back that Leonard Stern was alive & well, had seen him recently.  Leonard Stern did die eventually, but it was about 5 years later.

You spoke prophecy!

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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2015, 03:59:10 PM »
Creapy avatar, RGG!  Nice to see you posting a bit once more!  The guy who played Grandpa Munster looked to be about 70 in 1965 and continued to pop up in movies for another 30 years.

Cheers, Westie!  I just ran across that picture a few days ago and it cracked me up.  And yeah, no matter how much I try to stay away, I just can't seem to completely escape the force of the black hole-like pull this place exerts. 


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« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2015, 04:01:35 PM »
What is he, on his 4th, 5th liver?

At least, but it's really his gargantuan ego that won't allow the malignant old poser to die. 

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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2015, 11:18:22 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Drake


Get this man a Periscope. What could go wrong?

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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2015, 07:54:40 PM »
Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," who turned 101 last week.
When my friend worked at Barnes & Noble, he used to see Corey come in.  Says he was just like his character IRL.  I suspect it's more an example of someone's playing a character when they're in such a public place as a book store where people might be interested in their character.

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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2015, 12:05:52 PM »
For some reason, I thought Mel Brooks was dead, but I think he is still kicking.

I admit it. MY death scares me. Last night some friends and I watched BELLS ARE RINGING, a musical from the 1950's.  I said "I bet everyone in this movie is dead now".  Why do I do that? I guess I like to scare myself. Film preserves everyone forever at that stage in their life. In reality, they grow older and leave us. That is the shock for me, to realize that actors I really like and who seem very alive (via old movies) are now dust. 

Who ever set up this universe to work this way has a lot of explaining to do.

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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2015, 02:23:35 PM »
For some reason, I thought Mel Brooks was dead, but I think he is still kicking.

I admit it. MY death scares me. Last night some friends and I watched BELLS ARE RINGING, a musical from the 1950's.  I said "I bet everyone in this movie is dead now".  Why do I do that? I guess I like to scare myself. Film preserves everyone forever at that stage in their life. In reality, they grow older and leave us. That is the shock for me, to realize that actors I really like and who seem very alive (via old movies) are now dust. 

Who ever set up this universe to work this way has a lot of explaining to do.

Way to harsh the mellow, bro.

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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2015, 06:56:28 PM »
Bernard Fox

b. May 11, 1927

Age: 88

When I wasn't admiring Elizabeth Montgomery's incredibly short skirts/outfits and long legs, I was analyzing the behavior of various minor characters who appeared on Bewitched.

Dr. Bombay seemed incredibly legit.

We need Bombaycare so everyone can make it to 88.


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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2015, 07:38:18 PM »
... admiring Elizabeth Montgomery's incredibly short skirts/outfits and long leg]...


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« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2015, 07:47:52 PM »


Who ever set up this universe to work this way has a lot of explaining to do.

Nonsense! When you are ready to come back to the madhouse, you get a new body issued to you. The only bad thing is you have to go through the teenage years all over again.

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« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2015, 08:36:42 PM »
Barbara Hale...Della Street of the original Perry Mason show.  Thought all of them were gone by now but no, Barbara is still taking in air at the age of 93.  I'm a big fan of the show, and would have loved a link to buy a personalized photo from her but she must be well enough off not to have to do that sort of thing, so more power to her.
 


PS.  Her son is the actor William Katt.

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

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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2015, 09:11:27 PM »
Cartman: Barbara Hale is hella cool.  Amana Radar Ranges kick ass.

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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2015, 08:23:57 PM »
Zsa Zsa Gabor
98
Miss Hungary (1936)
2nd marriage was to Conrad Hilton
9th (current) marriage began in 1986

Partially paralyzed
Two strokes
Amputated leg
Given her Last Rites five years ago

Still Alive

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« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2015, 04:49:16 PM »
Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," who turned 101 last week.
I have a friend who worked in Barnes & Noble in the 1980s & used to see him come in there -- apparently in character, or that's really not a character!

Contrast w John Keel's calling card: "Not An Authority On Anything".  Apparently he just gave it as a souvenir, because no cx info on it, kept to himself.  He did give me his secret phone #, but like everyone else I lost cx w him when he had a heart attack.

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« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2015, 04:52:21 PM »
that would be al lewis . and his eyebrows had their own postal code.
And it turned out he exaggerated his age & some of his resume.  When he got his radio program on WBAI, he claimed to have been in radio at a time much earlier than he was.

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« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2015, 04:58:20 PM »
Last night some friends and I watched BELLS ARE RINGING, a musical from the 1950's.  I said "I bet everyone in this movie is dead now".  Why do I do that? I guess I like to scare myself. Film preserves everyone forever at that stage in their life. In reality, they grow older and leave us. That is the shock for me, to realize that actors I really like and who seem very alive (via old movies) are now dust.
But that's not just movies.  Ask me who won the Civil War, I'll answer, "It was a tie.  They're all dead."

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« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2015, 03:16:30 PM »
Arte Johnson

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« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2015, 04:04:52 PM »
MeTV (and other type of channels) are the "cheat sheet" for this forum. They tracked down old actors, even minor characters sometimes, on the old shows and get them to do promos for the channel.

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« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2015, 05:09:58 PM »
MeTV (and other type of channels) are the "cheat sheet" for this forum. They tracked down old actors, even minor characters sometimes, on the old shows and get them to do promos for the channel.
Some of "F Troop" is still around.  Larry Storch is 92 and Ken Berry is 82. 


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« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2015, 05:21:51 PM »
Mr. Vigoda has a website that monitors his status

http://www.abevigoda.com/

I was shocked Louie Anderson is alive. I recall him dieing. He is sort of like my Nelson Mandela ( Art Thought he was dead before he was). Anyone recall his cartoon?




Yup, I remember the cartoon, and I remember him dieing. Coke or heroin OD just like  John Belushi.


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« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2015, 05:27:50 PM »
John Cleese.

I was certain he passed away from heart disease after he played Q in a bond movie and had felt bad that had been his last hurrah, the cold grip of death never allowing him to gracefully retire after playing that role.

It was a real shock to find out he was still alive a few years later.
WTF - was that John Cleese ? I can remember Q passing away in real life - they even mentioned a tribute to him at the end of one of the movies, but I thought that was Desmond Llewelyn.

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« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2015, 05:32:11 PM »
Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.  I'd swear he OD'd
in '95 or so.
That's another one I remember hearing about.

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« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2015, 06:09:05 PM »
Yup, I remember the cartoon, and I remember him dieing. Coke or heroin OD just like  John Belushi.
I get him confused with Chris Farley, who did die like Belushi.

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« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2015, 06:09:22 PM »
Some of "F Troop" is still around.  Larry Storch is 92 and Ken Berry is 82. 


Larry appeared on a couple of episodes of "Married with Children"

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« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2015, 06:22:09 PM »
I get him confused with Chris Farley, who did die like Belushi.
Yup, Farley died like belushi too. The SNL curse was really all the drugs & booze provided by the show in the green room. :o

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« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2015, 06:33:16 PM »
MeTV (and other type of channels) are the "cheat sheet" for this forum. They tracked down old actors, even minor characters sometimes, on the old shows and get them to do promos for the channel.

IMDB my go to source for "are they still alive?"

http://www.imdb.com/?ref_=nv_home


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« Reply #59 on: November 29, 2015, 02:37:48 AM »
James Lee Burke?

That Connections guy...  I always assumed he was dead, but maybe he was/is retired?

Not Sure, heard a famous comedienne mention the name on air.

JLB, if you are alive.  I toast you sir, awesome.