Arnie moves from my four for dinner who are still with us to my four for dinner who have passed on. I guess Churchill gets the boot.
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Just heard that Harold Ramis died. Comic genius. Actor, writer, producer. RIP Egon.
Mary Grace Canfield, best known as Ralph the Carpenter on Green Acres died this weekend of lung cancer. She was 89.
Shirley Temple Black died.
I remember on the 70 Academy Awards they invited back all past Oscar winners. A galaxy of stars were sitting on stage and she got the biggest ovation of any of them.
RIP Shirley. You lived two or three full lives in your 85 years.
Billy Jack has died-Tom Laughlin was 82:
One Tin Soldier Rides Away
Character actor Ed Lauter died. You may not know the name but you'll know the face.
You're right I didn't know the name but instantly knew who he was. He'll always be CPT Knaur(sp) to me.
Actress Eileen Brennan dies at 80
I had no idea she was that old. I guess you lock some people into time and space. I will always remember her in Private Benjamin.
Noted yodler Slim Whitman has died. Johnny Carson made jokes about him.
Slim's yodeling also saved us from the Martians in Mars Attacks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymk_RPZ0jSI
Country singer George Jones has died...
I guess He Stopped Loving Her Today. RIP Possum, these kids can't Fill Your Shoes...
Annette Funicello Dies at 70 After Long Battle with MS
I was a big fan when I was a little girl. I named a doll after her. It makes me feel old. She was sick for a long time. Now she is at peace.
I was in love with her from watching re-runs of teh Mickey Mouse club 15 years after it went off the air. I didn't realize then that she was in her late 20s in real life. RIP Annette.
I know she is not universally revered in the UK but this Yank will always have a grea deal of respect for her. The Iron Lady and Ronnie Ray-gun were the right leaders at the right time for both our countries IMHO.
MARLA ENGLISH, ‘FAIREST OF THE FAIR’ AND ACTRESS, DEAD AT 77
By Caroline Dipping12:01 a.m.Jan. 12, 2013Updated6:19 p.m.Jan. 11, 2013
Marla English, 1950’s. (Photo by Film Favorites/Getty Images)
Not long after a 16-year-old Marla English was crowned the Del Mar Fair’s youngest Fairest of the Fair in 1951, Hollywood came calling. Signed to a seven-year contract with Paramount Studios and earning $150 a week, the raven-haired beauty appeared in several B-movies including “Living It Up,” “Shield for Murder” and “Hell’s Horizon.”
Three years into her career, Ms. English was poised for stardom when she was cast opposite Spencer Tracy in a movie set in the French Alps. She walked away from the project, marrying prominent San Diego businessman A. Paul Sutherland a short time later and living the rest of her life as a virtual recluse.
“She was to have been Paramount Studio’s answer to Elizabeth Taylor,” said her son Stephen Sutherland. “Her star was rising and as things were really going for her, she bailed out. Her desire was to marry and have children.”
Ms. English died of cancer on Dec. 10 in Tucson, Ariz. She was 77.
Her earlier films also included “Desert Sands,” “Three Bad Sisters” and “Strange Adventure.” Toward the end of her Hollywood days, she acted mainly in such horror films as “The She Creature” in 1956 and her last film, “Voodoo Woman,” in 1957.
“She was the beautiful screamer,” Sutherland said of his mother’s work in the horror genre.
Marleine Gaile English was born Jan. 4, 1935 in San Diego, the only child of Arthur and Bertha English. She graduated from Hoover High School.
She was 20 when she was cast with Tracy in “The Mountain.” Before leaving for Europe to film on location, Ms. English fell ill from a smallpox vaccination and pulled out of the movie, prompting Paramount to suspend her and replace her with Barbara Darrow.
In 1967, Ms. English left San Diego with her family to lead a more private life away from autograph seekers and interviews. After living for several years on a ranch in rural northern Nevada, she ultimately settled with her husband in Arizona, tending her beloved rose garden and raising animals.
Ms. English is survived by her husband of 56 years, A. Paul Sutherland of Tucson; daughter Ann Sutherland of San Diego; sons Allen Sutherland of Prescott, Ariz., Stephen Sutherland of Albuquerque, N.M., Tim Sutherland of Tucson, and David Sutherland of Palm Desert; mother Bertha English of San Diego; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Sounds like a lady who knew what she wanted and never looked back. Anyone who is married for 56 years is a star in my book. Condolences to her family.
Here's a picture of him this past summer when they were unveiling one of the Oriole Hall of Fame statues at Camden Yards. From left is Cal Ripken Jr, Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer. All these men played under most of Earl's Years as manager. They made him great as well as vice versa.
The only two in that group I would not have recognized immediately are Earl and Brooks. The rest look just like older versions of my baseball cards. I would have figured out Earl and Brooks by the company they keep.
It was somehow nice to hear that Earl was on an Orioles promotionnal cruise when he passed. He was still loved by the fans,
Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinal legend, passed away today at age 92.
Bad day for Baseball...Earl Weaver, longtime manager of teh Orioles also passed.
Rest in peace Abby. Alzheimers is a terrible way to end any life but for one with such wit it is such a loss.
Well, suppose Patrick Wayne cannot be counted? Didn't he begin very early....can't remember. KEITH
I believe Pat's first appearance in a Ford film was as a kid in Rio Grande, probably 8 0r 9 at the time. I wouldn't consider him part of the stock company.
Durning and Klugman were both greats. I loved Durning in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He looked like he was having so much fun doing that part. The last thing I saw him in was an NCIS episode where he played an Iwo Jima Marine veteran who thought he had murdered his best friend during the battle. I remember Klugman for Quincy though all they seem to talk about on TV is teh Odd Couple.
Brooke Shields' mother died. For those of you who remember Pretty Baby and all the controversy around her allowing/pushing Brooke into the part of a pubescent prostitute and the Calvin Kilne ads..... anyway http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20645378,00.html
George McGovern, long time US Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential candidate died yesterday at 90.
I certainly remember those movies. RIP