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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....
  10. He was the real humor of the Statler Brothers. ...

    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.
  18. Most politicians are singing anuses. I can think...

    Most politicians are singing anuses. I can think of one off-hand immediately.
  19. 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.
  21. 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?
  28. She was background actress, but a standout...

    She was background actress, but a standout character in MASH.
  29. 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.
  31. 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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    I very much admired Miss Kelly.

    I very much admired Miss Kelly.
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    The original Father Mulcahey in M*A*S*H . Fine...

    The original Father Mulcahey in M*A*S*H . Fine actor.
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    Thelma Todd is an icon of the old, old, Hollywood...

    Thelma Todd is an icon of the old, old, Hollywood era. She was a well known, sexy, comedian alongside the Marx Brothers as well as Laurel and Hardy.
    After all these decades, I wonder if another...
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    Yup, "77 Sunset Strip", Gerald Lloyd Kookson,...

    Yup, "77 Sunset Strip", Gerald Lloyd Kookson, III, AKA "Kookie". Heart throb for teen girls and greasy-haired boys, back in the day. Baby, you're the ginchiest."
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    Another genius writer of comedy. His "Lord and...

    Another genius writer of comedy. His "Lord and Lady Douchebag" skit on SNL, was brilliant, roll on the floor, comedy.
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    Terry Jones was one of the six funniest geniuses...

    Terry Jones was one of the six funniest geniuses on earth. This is our extreme loss. Terry is free of the degenerative sickness which crippled his genius at the end.
    God rest, you funny, funny,...
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    Appeared on The Twilight Zone, and was famous for...

    Appeared on The Twilight Zone, and was famous for making newspaper trees while doing his monologue. What a shame he associated with ultra-conservative assholes at the end of his life.
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    Great hero in "The Wild Wild West". High School...

    Great hero in "The Wild Wild West". High School boys wanted to be him.
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    Government hit. Period.

    Government hit. Period.
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    May he rot in Hell.

    May he rot in Hell.
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    She was funny on the MTM program, but after her...

    She was funny on the MTM program, but after her movie career took foot, she got cocky and became a pariah in the movie industry. She held on with the cancer for a long, long, time.
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    Respect to you, Rene'.

    Respect to you, Rene'.
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    He appeared in a number of Woody Allen films. ...

    He appeared in a number of Woody Allen films. Solid actor.
  46. Thread: Bob Ross

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    Now he's feeding "happy little worms".

    Now he's feeding "happy little worms".
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    Here was a giant in journalism. Fine reporter...

    Here was a giant in journalism. Fine reporter and a great woman.
    Years ago when my little girl asked me if "Cokie" was short for her full name, I told her "Yes. Her full name is "Coconut".
    I...
  48. Thread: Sam Cooke

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    Read the biography, "Dream Boogie", and get an...

    Read the biography, "Dream Boogie", and get an education regarding Sam's world. Great voice, generous man, huge appetite for women as a perk to his career.
    Death was not fully investigated, and...
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    Young and vigorous in "The Cincinnati Kid",...

    Young and vigorous in "The Cincinnati Kid", played Nixon, but not believably, and quite good in "Men in Black". Always liked him.
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    MAD Magazine did a farce called "Voyage to See...

    MAD Magazine did a farce called "Voyage to See What's on the Bottom", wherein his character was named "Leak".
    I used to love the plots where the submarine was tormented by giant mosquito larvae or...
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