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Millard Kaufman, 92, a Creator of Mr. Magoo, Dies
Los Angeles Times ^ | WILLIAM GRIMES

Posted on 03/19/2009 6:34:04 PM PDT by Dubya

He enlisted in the Marines in 1942 and fought at Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and Okinawa, earning a Bronze Star for bravery. While in uniform, he married Lorraine Paley, who survives him, as do their daughters, Mary Kaufman Carde of Los Angeles and Amy Kaufman Burk of Mill Valley, Calif.; their son, Frederick, of Manhattan; and seven grandchildren.

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KEYWORDS: iwojima; marine; mrmagoo; obituary; semperfi; veteran
Soldier rest, Gently pressed,
To the calm, Mother Earth's
Waiting breast;
Duty done, Like the sun:
Going West.

SEMPER FI MARINE, GOD BLESS YOU

1 posted on 03/19/2009 6:34:05 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: Dubya

Whose Mr. Magoo?


2 posted on 03/19/2009 6:35:25 PM PDT by lakertaker (Libertarian Party since 1998)
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To: lakertaker

Mr. Magoo was one of the funniest, most enjoyable toons ever.


3 posted on 03/19/2009 6:36:43 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: lakertaker

It was one of the funniest cartoons ever.


4 posted on 03/19/2009 6:37:33 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: lakertaker
Whose Mr. Magoo?

I assume you mean "who's."

Mr. Magoo was a beloved nearsighted curmudgeon cartoon who refused to acknowledge his sight problem and, as a result, had all kids of strange adventures.

He also starred in arguably the best version of A Christmas Carol since Alistair Sim.

5 posted on 03/19/2009 6:38:41 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: lakertaker

Quincy Magoo (or simply Mr. Magoo) is a cartoon character created at the UPA animation studio in 1949. Voiced by Jim Backus (also famed in popular culture for his role as Thurston Howell III in the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island), Quincy Magoo is a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of sticky situations as a result of his nearsightedness, or myopia, compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem. Affected people (or animals) consequently tend to think that he is a lunatic, rather than just being nearsighted. In later cartoons he is also an actor, and generally a competent one except for his visual impairment.
6 posted on 03/19/2009 6:39:14 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: Dubya

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol on You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7qOFB4IXA8


7 posted on 03/19/2009 6:39:34 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Bahbah
Mr. Magoo was one of the funniest, most enjoyable toons ever.

yes--and the voice of Jim Backus was perfect for Mr. Magoo... just today i ordered Tennessee Tuxedo, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and Rocky and Bullwinkle dvds for my boys... i will have to look into Mr. Magoo...

8 posted on 03/19/2009 6:39:38 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Dubya
Major, major sobs. :(

9 posted on 03/19/2009 6:40:29 PM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men)
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To: Bahbah

I loved Mr. Magoo as a kid, especially his Chinese house boy Cholley! “Ok Bloss”!


10 posted on 03/19/2009 6:40:44 PM PDT by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: lakertaker

11 posted on 03/19/2009 6:41:25 PM PDT by vamoose
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To: Batman11

Rest in peace Mr. Kaufman. Thank you for your service to our country.


12 posted on 03/19/2009 6:42:30 PM PDT by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: Dubya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plyWxrHLE14&feature=related


13 posted on 03/19/2009 6:42:34 PM PDT by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: lakertaker
He looked like this:

But his voice was done by:

Jim Backus...if you're into vintage TV, he was the judge/husband on "I Married Joan" in the 50's and later on "Gilligan's Island".

14 posted on 03/19/2009 6:43:52 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: lakertaker

On a “Monk” tv episode they talked about Mr. Magoo. My kids were asking about him so I searched youtube. Lots of fun stuff - even my kids enjoyed it. Some of the old stuff they find boring - but not Mr. Magoo. (They also love the old silent movies!)


15 posted on 03/19/2009 6:44:19 PM PDT by 21twelve (The Obamas have all the class of the Clintons and none of the charm.)
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To: lakertaker
Whose Mr. Magoo?

Wow, you get "newbie" a whole different spin.
Poor young'un. You missed the good life before politically correct and educational cartoons, and before Jim Bacchus played Thurston Howell III on "Gilligan's Island".





... if you just said, "Who? Who? and What?" -- get away from me.

;-)

16 posted on 03/19/2009 6:44:25 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: magooey

Sorry magooey. Mr Magoo was one of the best.


17 posted on 03/19/2009 6:48:28 PM PDT by unkus
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To: capt. norm

Yep, backus.

In the toon I linked in #13, i think the salemens’ voices were done by Mel blanc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGO0n5ui2xU


18 posted on 03/19/2009 6:49:13 PM PDT by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: Magoo
Oh, Magoo, you've done it again.

RIP boss.

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19 posted on 03/19/2009 6:51:34 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: jmcenanly

Didn’t he want to go bowling and ended up in a bottle factory by mistake?


20 posted on 03/19/2009 7:02:51 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: latina4dubya

always wanted to take a trip in the ‘wayback machine’. ‘course a few other ‘trips’ were going on in those days so maybe I really did.


21 posted on 03/19/2009 7:06:29 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Ping


22 posted on 03/19/2009 7:08:27 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: HokieMom
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol

Back in the 60's when I was a kid, I watched that every Christmas on B/W TV!

I loved to watch Mr. Magoo; his voice, Jim Backus.

23 posted on 03/19/2009 7:12:07 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: Batman11
I loved Mr. Magoo as a kid, especially his Chinese house boy Cholley! “Ok Bloss”!

What ever happened to him? I never see any pictures of him with Mr. Magoo. I guess its considered "Non-PC"

24 posted on 03/19/2009 7:13:55 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (http://isportsdigest.tripod.com)
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To: Florida native

Me, too! I wonder if it’s available in DVD.


25 posted on 03/19/2009 7:14:33 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Charlie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HevSrjiLoFQ


26 posted on 03/19/2009 7:20:29 PM PDT by Ingtar (Americans have truly let America down. A sad day.)
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To: lakertaker
Whose Mr. Magoo? Ignoring the typo, it's the son of Helen Thomas.
27 posted on 03/19/2009 7:20:51 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If the Average nObama Voter is Antyhing Like Peggy Joseph, The Next 4 Years Will Be A Hoot!!!!)
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To: Dubya
Millard Kaufman, 92, a Creator of Mr. Magoo, Dies

So where will John McCain get his direction from now?

28 posted on 03/19/2009 7:33:31 PM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: Florida native
Mr. Magoo was around in the 1950's. My then boyfriend (now husband of 55 years) picked up a stray black mutt who came wandering into a local beer bar near U.S.C., and named him Mr. Magoo.

The dog had a flatulence problem (which he invaribly pointed towards me), probably because his diet consisted of pastrami and beer. Just kidding about the beer.

29 posted on 03/19/2009 7:45:35 PM PDT by lakey (Politicians thrive on chaos. So, they create it!)
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To: Dubya

Magoo had more vision than anyone in the Obamateur administration.


30 posted on 03/19/2009 7:46:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: Magoo
Oh, Barak, I am not happy with you"

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31 posted on 03/19/2009 8:16:14 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
fought at Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and Okinawa

32 posted on 03/19/2009 8:24:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Dubya

“fought at Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and Okinawa, earning a Bronze Star for bravery.”

PLEASE take a moment to appreciate this Marine. The casualties suffered on these 3 islands were staggering. Without a doubt, this man saw many of his friends and fellow Marines pay the ultimate price. Thank you Millard Kaufman.


33 posted on 03/19/2009 8:50:31 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Dubya

Mr. Magoo and Jim Backus, too. Two of the comic lights of my childhood. Thanks for posting.

And yes, I deeply appreciate his service as well. Thank God he and many others came back when so many didn’t


34 posted on 03/19/2009 9:00:00 PM PDT by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: HokieMom
Me, too! I wonder if it’s available in DVD.

Yes, I've seen it in Walmart in their 2/$10 bins.

35 posted on 03/20/2009 3:25:05 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: Tanniker Smith

Ok. I know who Mr. Magoo is. I aint no young ‘un. I just had a senior moment


36 posted on 03/20/2009 4:50:14 AM PDT by lakertaker (Libertarian Party since 1998)
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To: Florida native

Thanks, I’ll keep an eye out for it.


37 posted on 03/21/2009 6:16:39 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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