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« Reply #1000 on: December 05, 2013, 08:01:17 PM »

The world has lost a remarkable man. He will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace, Madiba.


Amen, Lin.

Thanks for the links and pictures, Higashimori.

R.I.P.
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« Reply #1001 on: December 05, 2013, 09:17:03 PM »

Paul Walker, RIP.

Nelson Mandela, RIP.

I can't believe President Kennedy died 50 years ago, and moreso, that I was alive then and felt the pain of it--I'm just a little younger than Caroline Kennedy. I think that was the first or second loss I knew--(The other was a good neighbor, Carolyn, who had stomach cancer from too much alcohol, so I was told.) My family, like so many others, cried that whole weekend.

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« Reply #1002 on: December 05, 2013, 10:26:49 PM »

Wow, Nelson Mandela has passed away.  What a long, interesting life.  27 years in prison!  I think he epitomizes the phrase, "Endeavor to persevere."  I remember becoming aware of his predicament when I was a kid in school, thinking he'd never be released but hoping he would be.  What great news to hear that he finally was.  And that was just the beginning.

RIP Mr. Mandela
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« Reply #1003 on: December 06, 2013, 12:12:44 AM »

The world has lost a remarkable man. He will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace, Madiba.

He was the Symbol of what can be "Faith in Man".

RIP Mr Mandela.
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« Reply #1004 on: December 06, 2013, 04:35:53 AM »

And such a young, spunky lad, just 95!  ;)
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« Reply #1005 on: December 07, 2013, 08:11:38 PM »


 " Nelson Mandela Centre Of Memory "

 http://archives.nelsonmandela.org/home?hl=en-GB

 
" Remembering Madiba: Paul Simon, Bill Clinton, P. Diddy, Clint Eastwood, more share thoughts on Nelson Mandela "

 http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/12/05/celebs-react-nelson-mandela/

 
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“It is impossible to sum up the impact Nelson Mandela had on South Africa and the world.  I will never forget the day I met him and experienced firsthand his indomitable spirit and warm, charismatic smile.  What he went through and what he accomplished will never be forgotten.” — Clint Eastwood (Invictus)

 

 
 

 I am the master of my fate:
 I am the captain of my soul.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus


 I would dedicate my admiration to Madiba by my way.......By watching " Invictus "  :)
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« Reply #1006 on: December 09, 2013, 07:26:07 AM »

I didn't plan on watcing Invictus again anytime soon.  I'm no fan of the film.  But, given Nelson Mandela's recent passing I may give it another chance sometime soon.
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« Reply #1007 on: December 13, 2013, 06:45:26 AM »

*Sorry about this, I just remembered this information was posted earlier.  Still, I don't believe a link was provided.

Paul Walker died on November 30:  The Hollywood Reporter

He was primarily known for his role in the Fast & Furious films.  Such a tragic ending and only 40 years old. 



R.I.P. Mr. Walker

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« Reply #1008 on: December 13, 2013, 07:06:12 AM »

Eleanor Parker lived to 91.  She passed away a few days ago, on December 9:  The Hollywood Reporter

The actress was known for her roles in Caged, Detective Story, Interrupted Melody and The Sound Of Music.



R.I.P. Ms. Parker

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« Reply #1009 on: December 13, 2013, 07:28:16 AM »

*Sorry about this, I just remembered this information was posted earlier.  Still, I don't believe a link was provided.
Yeah, the link is there.  I've seen a couple movies with Walker in them, but have actually only seen the first Fast and Furious movie.
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« Reply #1010 on: December 13, 2013, 01:05:55 PM »

Oh, okay.   Again, my apologies.  I was in Target yesterday and came across a Paul Walker film on dvd called Vehicle 19.  I first saw him in a movie called Into The Blue, costarring Jessica Alba, Scott Caan and James Brolin.



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« Reply #1011 on: December 15, 2013, 12:41:57 PM »

Peter O'Toole has died at the age of 81. http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=843642
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« Reply #1012 on: December 15, 2013, 08:25:25 PM »


 Charismatic Star of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

 
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“I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. I do not crave security. I wish to hazard my soul to opportunity.”

 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/movies/peter-otoole-lawrence-of-arabia-is-dead-at-81.html?_r=0

 

 
 What a sad news!  What a great and wonderful actor he was!!  Rest in peace, Mr. O'Toole.  :'(
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« Reply #1013 on: December 15, 2013, 09:05:10 PM »

Thanks, Higashimori. I just heard this on the radio. He surely should have had an Oscar for that performance in Lawrence of Arabia (one of my all-time favorite films). At least they finally gave him an honorary Little Gold Man.

Rest in peace, Peter O'Toole.
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« Reply #1014 on: December 15, 2013, 10:08:58 PM »

He did deserve an Oscar for Lawrence of Arabia.  It was one of the best movies I saw when I was young. It has stood the test of time.

RIP Mr O'Toole.
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« Reply #1015 on: December 15, 2013, 10:42:04 PM »

Joan Fontaine has died in her home in Carmel, she was 96. 

She stared in Rebecca Hitchcock's first Hollywood movie. 

RIP Joan.



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« Reply #1016 on: December 16, 2013, 07:36:33 AM »

R.I.P. Mr. O'Toole & Ms. Fontaine (de Havilland, Olivia's younger sister)

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« Reply #1017 on: December 16, 2013, 08:11:15 PM »


 Peter O'Toole: In quotes

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25398822



 
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25395231

 

 
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Sisters Fontaine and De Havilland were Hollywood rivals

 
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The sisters' difficult relationship continued for decades.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter in 1978, Fontaine said: "I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she'll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it."

In her autobiography, the actress said: "I adore, respect and like my sister. But we don't seek out each other's company. We're such complete opposites."

 I prefer Joan much more than her sister!!   Rest in peace, Joan Fontaine.  :(
 
 
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« Reply #1018 on: December 22, 2013, 06:54:15 PM »

He wasn't a celebrity, but this is a remarkable story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/us/kenneth-a-schechter-83-dies-with-help-he-flew-blind.html

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“On the ninth of my planned 15 bomb runs, at 1,200 feet, an enemy antiaircraft shell exploded in the cockpit. Instinctively, I pulled back on the stick to gain altitude. Then I passed out. When I came to a short time later, I couldn’t see a thing. There was stinging agony in my face and throbbing in my head. I felt for my upper lip. It was almost severed from the rest of my face. I called out over the radio through my lip mike (which miraculously still worked), ‘I’m blind! For God’s sake, help me! I’m blind!’ ”

The writer of those words, Kenneth A. Schechter, who died on Dec. 11 at 83, was no novelist. A graduate of Stanford and Harvard Business School, he spent most of his professional life as an insurance agent. But on March 22, 1952, as a Navy pilot over Wongsang-ni, North Korea, Mr. Schechter, then Ensign Schechter, was at the heart of an astonishing real-life thriller, one of the most electrifying air rescues in American military history.
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« Reply #1019 on: December 23, 2013, 12:25:22 AM »

That does sound like a fantastic read.. My Dad served in Korea.. Im going to get this for him..
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