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« Reply #1360 on: June 04, 2016, 01:24:14 AM »

Very sad news! 
He was one of the greatest sports legends of all time. I put him up there with Babe Ruth, and Michael Jordan as the greatest sporting legends ever. Matter fact I think those three guys are the three greatest sports figures of all time. I don't think anybody would disagree with those three.

R.I.P Mr Ali.
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« Reply #1361 on: June 04, 2016, 04:32:16 AM »

I never met Muhammad Ali, but he was a neighbor in my hometown in the 70's.  I checked my neighborhood Facebook group to see if anyone had any good stories... lots of them. 
 

I think that's enough to get an idea of what kind of man he was.  :)

Those quotes are great. Brought a tear to my eye. He really was a transcendent figure, the biggest legend ever in the world of sports. Been a fan for as long as I can remember. I've watched all his big fights from the 70s several times and one of my favorite documentaries ever is When We Were Kings. I'll probably watch it again this weekend.

R.I.P. Champ.
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« Reply #1362 on: June 05, 2016, 08:24:10 PM »

Clint Eastwood is asked about the passing of Muhammad Ali.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/F2gMupcqD_8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/F2gMupcqD_8</a>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2gMupcqD_8

Thanks to Matt for helping me post the video.  8)
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« Reply #1363 on: June 05, 2016, 08:48:27 PM »

 By KC,

 TOPIC: CLINT & ALI

 http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6276.0

I do recall that Clint credited Ali with inspiring him to add a scene to the Bronco Billy script ...
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For Bronco Billy, I added a number of scenes myself. For example, the one of the holdup at the bank. I'd attended a match of Muhammad Ali's, and after his victory, while reporters were bombarding him with questions like, "How did you place that lightning left hook in the last round?" all he would answer was, "I just want to say hello to my pals. And I'm eager to thank my father, my uncle, the reverend So-and-so, etc." That gave me the idea of the sequence where Billy is asked about the holdup, but his only thought is to promote his show.
(From an interview in Positif, no. 287 (January 1985); reprinted in Clint Eastwood: Interviews, p. 106.)

R.I.P. Ali.
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« Reply #1364 on: June 05, 2016, 08:50:17 PM »

That's a great quote, Higgy. Thanks for adding that! If I'd known about it, I'd forgotten. It definitely does sound like Ali, always promoting.
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« Reply #1365 on: June 05, 2016, 10:39:57 PM »

I edited Higgy's post to make the quotations clearer. :)
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« Reply #1366 on: June 06, 2016, 10:34:58 PM »

It's funny I watched the you tube video of Clint and Ali together on that British talk show and I thought that Clint looked nervous. That was the first thing I thought while watching it. At the time ali was an icon and Eastwood wasn't at that time.
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« Reply #1367 on: June 07, 2016, 09:49:31 PM »

Kimbo Slice
Dies at the age of 42

He died of congestive heart failure.  He needed a heart transplant.
I remember watching his backyard brawls on you tube back in 2003.
He was an internet sensation.  Awesome story how he went from you tube video fights to actually becoming an mma fighter and winning several fights including beating the great legend Ken Shamrock!

R.I.P. Kimbo Slice
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« Reply #1368 on: June 07, 2016, 10:43:26 PM »

I never heard of Kimbo Slice until now, but we do like our posts here to have links to a source, Rawhide7! :)

Like this one: http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/16009900/kimbo-slice-dies-age-42

RIP, Kimbo Slice!
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« Reply #1369 on: June 07, 2016, 11:28:02 PM »

Awesome story how he went from you tube video fights to actually becoming an mma fighter and winning several fights including beating the great legend Ken Shamrock!

Beating Ken Shamrock isn't really that hard nowadays.
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« Reply #1370 on: June 08, 2016, 12:21:30 AM »

I never heard of Ken Shamrock until now either! :o :D
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« Reply #1371 on: June 08, 2016, 07:26:30 PM »

Playwright/Screenwriter Peter Shaffer died the other day at the age of 90.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/07/arts/peter-shaffer-dies-at-90-playwright-won-tonys-for-equus-and-amadeus.html?_r=0

The headline mentions Equus and Amadeus. I've heard of the first one, and might even have it on DVD in a collection with a few other movies, and several months ago we talked about how good Amadeus was on here after I'd watched it again.
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« Reply #1372 on: June 08, 2016, 09:49:08 PM »

^ It was a bit before my time, but ... (from the above-linked Times obit for Shaffer):

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After leaving Cambridge, Peter Shaffer soon moved to New York, where he worked in a bookstore and at the New York Public Library before returning to England.

R.I.P., Peter Shaffer.
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« Reply #1373 on: June 11, 2016, 06:09:22 AM »

"Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe passed away a few days ago. He's considered one of the best to ever play the game.

http://www.cbc.ca/m/sports/hockey/nhl/gordie-howe-1.3628425
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« Reply #1374 on: June 15, 2016, 08:30:54 PM »

Ann Morgan Guilbert, who played the neighbor in The Dick Van Dyke Show and was in the '90s sitcom The Nanny, has died at 87. That's the ones I'm familiar with (especially The Dick Van Dyke Show). According to the link here, she did a lot of theater too.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ann-morgan-guilbert-dead-dick-903319?facebook_20160615

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« Reply #1375 on: June 25, 2016, 09:37:26 PM »


 " Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87 "

 
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Bill Cunningham, who turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York, chronicling an era’s ever-changing social scene for The New York Times by training his busily observant lens on what people wore — stylishly, flamboyantly or just plain sensibly — died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 87.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/style/bill-cunningham-legendary-times-fashion-photographer-dies-at-87.html?emc=edit_na_20160625&nlid=62070599&ref=cta&_r=0

 

 R.I.P. Mr. Cunningham.
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« Reply #1376 on: June 25, 2016, 09:45:41 PM »

^ Awwwwwwwwwww, I'm so sorry to hear that! He even got me one time!

I noticed there was no feature by him in last Sunday's Times ... the first time I can recall. He really did keep working up to the very end.

RIP, Bill Cunningham!
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« Reply #1377 on: June 27, 2016, 08:47:07 PM »

Actor Bud Spencer has died at 86.

http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/27/italian-actor-and-filmmaker-bud-spencer-dies-at-the-age-of-86/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed#link_time=1467061989

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« Reply #1378 on: June 27, 2016, 11:20:48 PM »

Really sad news.
R.I.P Bud.
Thanks for the happy memories.  :'(
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« Reply #1379 on: July 13, 2016, 06:16:36 AM »

Scotty Moore passed away on June 26.  He was one of rock & roll's first great guitarists that helped usher in genre in the 1950's.  He was also a producer, notably on Ringo Starr's Beaucoups of Blues album in 1970.  You can read about him here:  Scotty Moore





God Bless you, Mr. Moore.  Rest In Peace.
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