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« on: February 07, 2006, 04:24:10 PM »

Reported today in the Monterey County Herald:

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/13813329.htm

I'm sure I'm not alone in expressing that our thoughts are with the family during this sad occasion. :(
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 04:28:25 PM »

That is sad.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 04:52:13 PM »

Hate to hear this news... but what a long and great life she had....lived to be 97. and to see her son have such a great career, etc.

I know all of us here send our condolences to the family.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 05:20:01 PM »

Oh Dear, this is so very sad.
What an absolutely wonderful woman, and an incredibly proud mother.
She always seemed such a delight when interviewed, I seem to remember Clint described her once during the 1993 Academy Awards ceremony as  "The greatest woman on the planet"
You and your family are in our thoughts.

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006, 06:34:59 PM »



She was so proud of her boy.

What a long life and one that had known hard times.

I am so sorry to hear this news.


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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2006, 06:39:42 PM »

God bless Margaret Wood.  :'(
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 07:38:23 PM »

My deepest condolences to Mr. Eastwood and his family.

According to my records, in his 1993 acceptance speech for the Best Picture Oscar, he said, "In the Year of the Woman, the greatest woman on the planet is here tonight—my mother, Ruth."

This is from the 2004 Oscar ceremony ...
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2006, 09:44:57 PM »

Such sad news. 

The longer you have your Mother the harder it is to say goodbye.

What a wonderful woman, she was so proud of her son, and able to join in with his achievements.

With deepest sympathy to Mr Eastwood and his family.

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2006, 10:38:06 PM »

97... wow. She lead a long life. Tough at times but she pulled through it all and it's great to hear that she was able to attend both of Clint's Oscar wins. My condolences to the Eastwood family.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2006, 11:05:01 PM »

My condolences to the Eastwood family at this sad time.I only ever saw his mother at the two Academy Award ceremonies where Clint won for best picture on both occasions and she looked so proud of what Clint has achieved in his life.97 is a great innings.
                                 

                                        R.I.P  Margaret Wood. :'(
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2006, 02:05:37 AM »

Sad news, I have the deepest sympathy to Mr. Eastwood  :'(
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2006, 02:17:43 AM »

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Posted on Tue, Feb. 07, 2006
AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM NOTEBOOKEastwood's mother died, so he'll skip event today
O'MEARA SEES WOODS AT C OR B-By Eric Pinkela
Mercury News
Clint Eastwood will not participate in today's Celebrity Challenge at Pebble Beach. His mother, Margaret ``Ruth'' Wood, died Saturday in Carmel. She was 97.
Eastwood's schedule for the rest of the tournament week has not been determined, and no official statement was released.
The actor and director is also chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and a part-owner of Pebble Beach Co. He purchased the course in 1999 with a group that included Arnold Palmer and former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/golf/13817919.htm

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2006, 04:56:41 AM »

So sorry to hear of Clint's loss,

May his wonderful memories of her last him a lifetime.

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2006, 05:48:03 AM »

My condoleances to you Mr. Eastwood, to your family too.
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2006, 05:57:27 AM »

That is sad.  :'( :'( :'( :'(

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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2006, 06:12:25 AM »

very sad alright, and deepest sympathys with the family
for something like this words just don't seem enough, losing your mother is something i can't even imagine  :'(
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2006, 04:02:24 PM »

Condolences to the Eastwood family.  She certainly seemed a strong and spritely lady.  At least she lived to see her son achieve so much.



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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2006, 04:29:15 PM »

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Posted on Wed, Feb. 08, 2006
Clint Eastwood's mother dies at 97
By LARRY PARSONSHerald Staff Writer
Margaret Ruth Wood, mother of famed actor and director Clint Eastwood, and a Carmel Valley resident, died Saturday at 97.
Mrs. Wood had lived on the Monterey Peninsula since the late 1960s and maintained strong bonds locally with her son and daughter, Jeanne Bernhardt of Carmel.
At 84, Mrs. Wood accompanied her son to the 1993 Academy Awards presentation, where he told a worldwide audience that she was the most important woman in his life.
As Eastwood won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director for the gritty western "Unforgiven," he praised his mother, who was beaming in the crowd wearing a black and silver gown.
"It's like every mother's dream," Mrs. Wood told a San Francisco Chronicle reporter the next day. "It was pretty unbelievable to have him say that, although we are naturally close."
Judie Hoyt, an assistant at Eastwood's film company Malpaso Productions in Burbank, said the actor-director would not be releasing a statement about his mother's death.
By all accounts, Eastwood and his mother had a very strong relationship, and he often turned to her for advice. She first suggested casting Meryl Streep opposite Eastwood in the steamy romance "The Bridges of Madison County," which he directed.
"He always sought her advice," said Carmel resident and civic volunteer Pat Sippel, who met Eastwood and his mother in 1970 while working on a benefit celebrity tennis tournament at Pebble Beach.
At the 2004 Academy Awards, Eastwood and his mother walked hand in hand on the red carpet.
"I just felt a close mother-son bond," Sippel said. "She seemed to give good advice and he enjoyed her company... I'm sure it's going to be a big loss to him and to the family."
Her death came on the eve of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, a golf tournament with which Eastwood has been closely linked for years -- first as a celebrity participant and, most recently, as chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the event organizer.
Eastwood is taking part in some tournament activities, but probably will not be as visible as years past, a tournament official said.
Though she was not fond of film violence, Mrs. Wood was a devoted fan of her son's movies, saying once that she watched several of them many times and was "the first one in the theater every time."
Her favorite Eastwood movie, however, occupies an almost forgotten corner of his celluloid output: the musical "Paint Your Wagon."
In 1986, after Eastwood was sworn in as the mayor of Carmel, Mrs. Wood told reporters attending the event that her son would be "a fine mayor."
"Don't cut it down too fine," Eastwood joked. "I'll be great."
Displaying the same brand of laconic humor that Eastwood possesses, Mrs. Wood told the Carmel City Council in 1993 how her own film debut -- as an extra in a train-boarding scene in "Unforgiven" -- was edited out after her director son filmed the scene eight times.
"I ended up on the cutting room floor," she said, as she accepted a city certificate of appreciation for Eastwood's 1986-88 tenure as Carmel mayor.
Mrs. Wood was born in 1909 and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She and Eastwood's father, Clinton Eastwood, lived in Piedmont, a wealthy community next to Oakland, before moving to Pebble Beach in the 1960s. He died of a heart attack in July 1970.
She married John Wood, a retired lumber executive in 1972, after meeting him on a trip to Hawaii. For her second marriage, Eastwood walked his mother down the aisle. The Woods traveled extensively and she played golf like her son.
She and her husband moved to Hacienda Carmel in Carmel Valley in 1988. John Wood died in February 2004.
Roy Rogers, a Carmel hairdresser who did Mrs. Wood's hair for years, said he "enjoyed her and her young spirit."
Before she went to the Academy Awards, Rogers said Mrs. Wood always told him that if "anyone in Hollywood asked" about her hair, she would tell them where she got it done.
"Her favorite thing was to go to Hawaii," Rogers said. "In recent years, she always would say, 'This is my last trip,' but she went again just a few months ago."
Her daughter frequently picked up Mrs. Wood at Roger's shop, but Clint Eastwood often did too.
"He was devoted to her," he said.
Born Margaret Ruth Runner, she met Clinton Eastwood, a high school football and swimming star, when they were teenagers in Piedmont.
She, too, was tall and attractive like her future husband, according to Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel. But she was too tall to realize her childhood dream of being a ballet star.
Clinton and Ruth were ideal parents, one acquaintance told Schickel.
"She certainly has lived a long life and probably an interesting one," Sippel said.
Arrangements were pending at The Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove.
Monterey County Herald
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2006, 04:39:59 AM »

How sad :'(

My condolences to Mr. Eastwood and his family.



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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2006, 05:03:38 AM »

Condolences to the Eastwood family.

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