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« Reply #1120 on: August 16, 2014, 08:10:53 PM »


 R.I.P. Beautiful Lauren..... :(
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« Reply #1121 on: August 21, 2014, 06:42:34 AM »

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« Reply #1122 on: August 24, 2014, 07:45:45 PM »

Richard Attenbourough has died at the age of 90. Like Clint, he was an actor/director:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/arts/richard-attenborough-actor-director-and-giant-of-british-cinema-dies-at-90.html

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Richard Attenborough, who after a distinguished stage and film acting career in Britain reinvented himself to become the internationally admired director of the monumental “Gandhi” and other films, died on Sunday. He was 90.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28923074

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Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, his son has said.

Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.

In a career that spanned six decades, he appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two prisoner of war thriller The Great Escape and later in dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.

As a director he was perhaps best known for Gandhi, which won him two Oscars.

Sir Ben Kingsley, who played the title role, said he would "miss him dearly".

"Richard Attenborough trusted me with the crucial and central task of bringing to life a dream it took him 20 years to bring to fruition.

"When he gave me the part of Gandhi it was with great grace and joy. He placed in me an absolute trust and in turn I placed an absolute trust in him and grew to love him."

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« Reply #1123 on: August 24, 2014, 07:49:33 PM »


 '' Richard Attenborough, Actor, Director and Giant of British Cinema, Dies at 90 ''

 
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Richard Attenborough, who after a distinguished stage and film acting career in Britain reinvented himself to become the internationally admired director of the monumental “Gandhi” and other films, died on Sunday. He was 90.

His death was confirmed by his son, Michael, according to the BBC.

Until the early 1960s, Mr. Attenborough was a familiar actor in Britain but little known in the United States. In London he was the original detective in Agatha Christie’s play “The Mousetrap.” On the British screen, he made an early mark as the sociopath Pinkie Brown in an adaptation of Graham Greene’s “Brighton Rock” (1947).

 
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 But it was not until he appeared with his friend Steve McQueen and a sterling ensemble cast in the 1963 war film “The Great Escape,” his first Hollywood feature, that he found a trans-Atlantic audience. His role, as a British officer masterminding an escape plan from a German prisoner-of-war camp, was integral to one of the most revered and enjoyable of all World War II films.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/arts/richard-attenborough-actor-director-and-giant-of-british-cinema-dies-at-90.html?_r=0

 

 

 R.I.P. MR. Attenborough.
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« Reply #1124 on: August 24, 2014, 08:55:58 PM »

Higashimori and I posted at about the same time and we both included the link to the Times story, but her post includes some very nice pictures. Thanks, Higashimori!
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« Reply #1125 on: August 25, 2014, 07:36:48 AM »

This news was on our radio first thing this morning. What a sad day for lovers of Richard Attenborough's movies.

His career covered many different genre but everything he did was exceptional.


RIP Richard.
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« Reply #1126 on: September 05, 2014, 05:06:52 AM »

Another celebrity has passed away recently.  Joan Rivers died yesterday. 

Joan Rivers Dies at 81

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RIP Ms. Rivers

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« Reply #1127 on: September 05, 2014, 06:05:28 AM »

RIP Joan.

She will be missed on the comedy circuit.
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« Reply #1128 on: September 11, 2014, 11:45:52 PM »



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Music legend Bob Crewe, whose work can be heard in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, died on September 11, 2014, according to Frontiers LA. He was 82 years old.

http://www.broadway.com/buzz/177434/hit-making-jersey-boy-bob-crewe-dead-at-82/
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« Reply #1129 on: September 12, 2014, 11:56:12 AM »

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Stefan Gierasch, Actor in 'Jeremiah Johnson' and 'Carrie,' Dies at 88
He also appeared in 'High Plains Drifter,' 'The Hustler,' 'Silver Streak' and 'Dave'

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Stefan Gierasch, a character actor for nearly six decades who stood out opposite Robert Redford in Sydney Pollack’s poetic 1972 Western Jeremiah Johnson, has died. He was 88.

Gierasch died Sept. 6 at his home in Santa Monica of complications from a stroke, his wife, Hedy Sontag, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Gierasch also played the mayor of Lago who Clint Eastwood ousts in favor of a dwarf in High Plains Drifter (1973).

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stefan-gierasch-dead-carrie-jeremiah-732451

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« Reply #1130 on: September 12, 2014, 12:12:11 PM »

RIP Mr. Crewe & Mr. Gierasch. 
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« Reply #1131 on: September 12, 2014, 05:23:39 PM »

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Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden has died at his home aged 90 following a long illness.

He made his name on stage as a Shakespearean actor and appeared in more than 70 film and TV productions.

He had been suffering from prostate cancer for several years, and died of the disease at his home in Kent.

The Society of London Theatre has announced that the West End will dim its lights at 19:00 BST in the actor's memory.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29170107
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« Reply #1132 on: September 13, 2014, 01:07:53 AM »

Sir Donald Sinden had such a wonderful speaking voice.

I saw him on stage in Out of Order, his timing was perfect.

He will be sadly missed.

RIP Sir Donald.
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« Reply #1133 on: September 13, 2014, 07:55:46 PM »

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Music legend Bob Crewe, whose work can be heard in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, died on September 11, 2014, according to Frontiers LA. He was 82 years old.

http://www.broadway.com/buzz/177434/hit-making-jersey-boy-bob-crewe-dead-at-82/

The New York Times had a nice obit for Crewe, including this pic of a young Crewe (right) with the Four Seasons:



http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/arts/music/bob-crewe-songwriter-for-frankie-valli-and-four-seasons-dies-at-83.html

There are also some nice quotes from his lyrics.

I haven't seen Jersey Boys, so I didn't know the character there was portrayed as openly gay. Apparently, in reality he wasn't nearly as open about it, which isn't surprising for that era.
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« Reply #1134 on: September 14, 2014, 12:26:55 AM »

RIP Bob.

The words of his song will live on. Everyone must know at least one of them.
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« Reply #1135 on: October 05, 2014, 01:03:14 PM »

RIP, Paul Revere, 76, founder of Paul Revere and the Raiders...
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« Reply #1136 on: October 10, 2014, 05:02:22 PM »

RIP, Jan Hooks, Saturday Night Live star--Only 57!
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« Reply #1137 on: October 20, 2014, 08:13:53 PM »

I still have an Oscar de la Renta suit that is just gorgeous.

RIP, Oscar de la Renta!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyregion/oscar-de-la-renta-fashion-designer-dies-at-82.html
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« Reply #1138 on: October 21, 2014, 09:29:06 AM »

http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/20/wrestling-legend-ox-baker-dead-dies-escape-from-new-york/

Another person in his 80's passes. I'm surprised that a wrestling legend lived so long.

RIP, Ox!
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« Reply #1139 on: October 21, 2014, 06:13:00 PM »

http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/20/wrestling-legend-ox-baker-dead-dies-escape-from-new-york/

Another person in his 80's passes. I'm surprised that a wrestling legend lived so long.

RIP, Ox!
I saw a terrific video yesterday of Ox on The Price is Right back in 1981. Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcLfDM_Frq4
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