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« Reply #380 on: March 23, 2011, 08:18:21 PM »


And another big lost ....

Blues pianist Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins was one of the last old-school bluesmen and oldest Grammy winner.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42202217/ns/today-entertainment/

 
 
 R.I.P MR. Pinetop.   :(
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« Reply #381 on: March 23, 2011, 08:39:17 PM »

I was going to post the Times obit for Pinetop Perkins, who appeared in Eastwood's Piano Blues, but I thought I'd wait until everyone had had a chance to react to Elizabeth Taylor's death. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/arts/music/pinetop-perkins-delta-boogie-woogie-master-dies-at-97.html
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« Reply #382 on: March 24, 2011, 02:25:04 AM »

So sad to hear of the loss of Elizabeth Taylor.   What a life she had. 

RIP Elizabeth.



One of my favourite photographs of Elizabeth with Burton.
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« Reply #383 on: March 24, 2011, 02:29:12 AM »

RIP Pinetop.

One of the greats.  He played with Muddy Waters what a double act.
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« Reply #384 on: March 24, 2011, 01:49:51 PM »

Whenever I hear the name Elizabeth Taylor, the movie I always think of is Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.


Definitely not the glamour girl in this one! I was watching a clip of it yesterday and realized how much I'd like to see it again. I also fondly remember Taylor from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
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« Reply #385 on: March 24, 2011, 07:52:37 PM »

I didn't know Pinetop, at least I'm not aware, but RIP.

I can't believe Elizabeth Taylor is gone. It doesn't seem possible. I guess my favorite movies of hers are A Place in the Sun, Butterfield 8, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Long Live Liz!
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« Reply #386 on: March 27, 2011, 07:10:50 PM »


http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na


  
 
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      http://www.fanpop.com/spots/elizabeth-taylor/images/6349969/title/elizabeth-taylor-richard-burton-photo

      R.I.P........ :'(

     

 " Clint Eastwood Remembers Liz Taylor "   

 Taylor Was Outsized Presence In Petite Frame

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 This is the hommage for Liz from Mr. Eastwood so it's better to put here, I think........

 
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LOS ANGELES -- Clint Eastwood spoke to KSBW Action News 8 about iconic actress and friend Elizabeth Taylor's death at 79 on Wednesday.

"I was a fan of Elizabeth's since I was kid and saw her with Montgomery Clift," Eastwood said.

He said he first met Taylor in the 1960s, when he was filming "Where Eagles Dare," in Austria with Richard Burton.

"She was with us on set the whole production. We became good friends," he said. "She was a guy's girl.

Eastwood remembered Taylor as "one of the guys," but also beautiful and feminine.

"She was feminine with an edge … a great lady," Eastwood said.
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« Reply #387 on: March 27, 2011, 08:32:43 PM »

^Nice find, Higashimori. :)
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« Reply #388 on: March 28, 2011, 07:53:03 PM »

Farley Granger, star of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train and Rope, has died at age 85.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/strangers-a-train-star-farley-171994

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« Reply #389 on: March 28, 2011, 11:47:09 PM »

Thats sad also.. I liked Granger in Nick Ray's
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and also thought he was great in Strangers..
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« Reply #390 on: March 29, 2011, 01:59:36 AM »

RIP Farley.

Strangers on a Trian was a great movie.     I must look out for They Live By Night.
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« Reply #391 on: March 29, 2011, 07:47:51 PM »


 R.I.P Farley Granger.   :(
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« Reply #392 on: March 29, 2011, 09:30:01 PM »

Elizabeth Taylor's ex-double mourns her passing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/nyregion/29liz.html

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« Reply #393 on: March 31, 2011, 10:40:49 AM »

Eddie Stobart is not a celebrity as such but his trucks are a famous sight on the roads of UK and Europe.

It is a trucking empire that grows and grows.

My husband Gary is one of the 2000 or so drivers in the UK. 

Eddie was only 56 and died from heart problems.   His father who started the business is around 80. 

RIP Eddie.

   I think there will be a few people who will recognise these trucks.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/31/edward-stobart-dies-eddie-stobart

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« Reply #394 on: April 07, 2011, 11:18:29 PM »

RIP, Eddie Stobart!
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« Reply #395 on: April 09, 2011, 12:01:26 PM »

Director Sidney Lumet has passed away.

So many great films in his career. 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict and many others.



http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-sidney-lumet-20110410,0,7115943.story
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« Reply #396 on: April 09, 2011, 03:53:54 PM »

Director Sidney Lumet has passed away.

So many great films in his career. 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict and many others.



http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-sidney-lumet-20110410,0,7115943.story

RIP Sidney Lumet.  Such a great and prolific director.
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« Reply #398 on: April 10, 2011, 02:15:16 AM »

Sad to hear of Sidney's death, especially since he was still working up until recently - Before The Devil Knows Your Dead was 2007 and a fine movie.

I would like to have seen Clint work with him in the 60s or 70s. Sidney really brought out the best work in many actors ( Sean Connery was excellent in The Hill, The Offence and The Anderson Tapes, performance heights he rarely rose to again ).
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« Reply #399 on: April 10, 2011, 04:54:47 AM »

Wow, RIP Mr. Lumet.  Man, I loved Serpico!  Whenever I grow my winter beard I think of Pacino in that movie.  He starts out young, fresh-faced and clean-shaven and by mid-movie is sporting a hell of a beard. 

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