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    He really had one role which stuck to him like...

    He really had one role which stuck to him like glue. I saw him in a revival of "How to Succeed in Business".
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    One of my favorite actors. Very sorry he has...

    One of my favorite actors. Very sorry he has gone.
    Shoeless Joe
    Henry Hill
    Meemaw's bookie.
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    Sadly, Fred Ward was given a really bad portrayal...

    Sadly, Fred Ward was given a really bad portrayal of Gus Grissom to play in "The Right Stuff". That's not Ward's fault, as an actor has to play what he's given in order to make a living. He was...
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    I wish people would leave this poor woman alone. ...

    I wish people would leave this poor woman alone. An American tragedy, exploited in death as in life.
    Wonder what she looks like today, and if Hugh Hefner is required to kiss the corpse he...
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    The largely overlooked Rolling Stone. Funny, I...

    The largely overlooked Rolling Stone. Funny, I thought he had been dead and they simply propped him up on stage.
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    Why is this waste of cellular material even...

    Why is this waste of cellular material even remembered, much less mourned?
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    The other Monkees indicated Mike was difficult to...

    The other Monkees indicated Mike was difficult to get along with and sometimes created situations which might have easily been overlooked. I think he was probably very self-focused, and let his...
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    He made it to Broadway, so he had to have...

    He made it to Broadway, so he had to have something, right?
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    She was very proud of her line, "I know you do!",...

    She was very proud of her line, "I know you do!", in answer to Anita's "I like the Island, Manhattan!". She was standout in "West Side Story", at least in my memory.
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    One hot ticket, right up till closing.

    One hot ticket, right up till closing.
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    Fine man, great actor. Loved him in "Sneakers"

    Fine man, great actor. Loved him in "Sneakers"
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    The standard for modeling our teenage lives. ...

    The standard for modeling our teenage lives. Good memories.
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    Listen to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain...

    Listen to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain do "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
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    Her music never appealed to me. I always...

    Her music never appealed to me. I always remember Don Imus speaking over the record, "I am strong, I am invincible, I am pushy!"
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    Go back to 1958 and he was everywhere. Great...

    Go back to 1958 and he was everywhere. Great voice, well matched to his music. Run over and squashed by the Beatles, along with hundreds of others.
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    Thewall of sound was inspired. As a person, he...

    Thewall of sound was inspired. As a person, he took up too much air.
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    THis is like finding out the moon has been...

    THis is like finding out the moon has been removed from the night sky.
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    Hot Rod Lincoln was a classic. We used to sing...

    Hot Rod Lincoln was a classic. We used to sing it on road trips. Goodbye, Cody!
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    One of the most self-centered, arrogant, egotists...

    One of the most self-centered, arrogant, egotists I've ever met.
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    I can't believe 40 years have passed since John's...

    I can't believe 40 years have passed since John's death. I am still horrified by the event. I still feel empty from the loss.
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    My older sister and I thought "Summer song" was a...

    My older sister and I thought "Summer song" was a terrific hit at the beginning of the British Invasion.
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    I was not a fan of his, but this man did the...

    I was not a fan of his, but this man did the impossible at a time when it could have cost him his life. Brave man, talented man.
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    Didn't she actually marry him? She lived in an...

    Didn't she actually marry him? She lived in an ostentacious house in Las Vegas. The money to purchase it came from Sam's mob earnings, not from her singing career. I'm certain she took a lot of...
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    He was actually shock at the films premier to...

    He was actually shock at the films premier to hear his voice overdubbed by James Earl Jones. He had no idea of the change.
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    Ended life in a retirement home for actors and...

    Ended life in a retirement home for actors and actresses, penniless, with nothing to show for her life's work.
    She was hot as heck on G.I., but the male cast were all very nice men or low on...
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    Went to see her on Broadway and caught her...

    Went to see her on Broadway and caught her understudy instead. The musical was a 'turkey" called "Good Time Charley"
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    Here was a reporter who lived the knife edge job...

    Here was a reporter who lived the knife edge job of investigating and telling the truth. The Saudi's are not known for their liberal democracy, and here's a man who paid the ultimate price....
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    He was the real humor of the Statler Brothers. Great singer, too.
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    Ritchie was not afraid of planes, he was actually...

    Ritchie was not afraid of planes, he was actually quite thrilled to be flying out that night. He didn't have the flu, that was J.P. who was sick. He didn't have a "hot date" waiting for him, as has...
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    I thought Bobby was interviewed by PBS for...

    I thought Bobby was interviewed by PBS for Ernie's 100th birthday. Bobby had smallish stature and frequently played Lord Fauntleroy type kids in Ernie's skits. Ernie had a set of regulars after...
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    Talk about a giant of entertainment! Brilliant...

    Talk about a giant of entertainment! Brilliant right up to his role in "Ocean's 11". I felt privileged to watch him in that one film!
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    He had a great voice and was wonderful at making...

    He had a great voice and was wonderful at making his music inclusive to the audience. I liked him.
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    Simply an iconic actor. Men wanted to be him,...

    Simply an iconic actor. Men wanted to be him, women wanted to be with him.
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    He was funny the first two times you listened,...

    He was funny the first two times you listened, then is was old hat.
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    Great character actor and a stock figure on...

    Great character actor and a stock figure on British television.
  36. Most politicians are singing anuses. I can think...

    Most politicians are singing anuses. I can think of one off-hand immediately.
  37. My favorite Mythbuster.

    My favorite Mythbuster.
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    Remember Alex for being a nice person who fell...

    Remember Alex for being a nice person who fell into a great career and used his celebrity to enhance the lives of his family and friends.
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    One of the greats I saw in Yankee Stadium. Off...

    One of the greats I saw in Yankee Stadium. Off to the corn field for you, Whitey.
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    I liked him for his effort to call out truth.

    I liked him for his effort to call out truth.
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    Yes, photos were taken of the three singers. ...

    Yes, photos were taken of the three singers. Buddy and Ritchie's heads were split and the brains mostly eviscerated. The Bopper was found only in his boxers, with the rest of his clothing having...
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    The movie was contrived to show a talented kid,...

    The movie was contrived to show a talented kid, crawling uphill over all the bad breaks, finding success and being brutally removed. Remember, what they write in production ain't nescessarily so....
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    In High School, we boys were captivated by her...

    In High School, we boys were captivated by her role as Emma Peel.
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    She played a wealthy wife who took her two...

    She played a wealthy wife who took her two children into a lifeboat, off the "Titanic" in "A Night to Remember". Very pretty woman with a great career of memorable roles.
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    Another unsolved murder. Even if she was exhumed...

    Another unsolved murder. Even if she was exhumed today, she'd probably be merely skeletal. What could be learned by examining her?
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    She was background actress, but a standout character in MASH.
  47. Thread: Bob Shane

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    Bob Shane

    Last original member of The Kingston Trio died in Phoenix, a week before his 86 birthday. Bob was the solid voice behind most of the Trio's songs, singing lead in the original hit record, "Tom...
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    Tricky Dick, there is finally a bigger asshole in...

    Tricky Dick, there is finally a bigger asshole in the White House than you ever could have been.
  49. He was as much a Python as Carol Cleveland. You...

    He was as much a Python as Carol Cleveland. You are missed, Neil.
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    "Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like a...

    "Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like a banana". -Groucho.

    Buddy, how I wish you never chartered that plane, that night, in that snow. That one event changed rock & roll for eternity....
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