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  • U.S. Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99

    07/23/2016 10:56:02 PM PDT · by Scutter · 23 replies
    jspace news ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jewish News Service
    A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99. On April 7, 1945, Lt. Frank Winchester Towers, who was the division liaison officer of Regiment 743 of the 30th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, approached (with his regiment’s tanks) a stopped train in which there were 2,500 Jewish prisoners bound for the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Nazis stopped the train because they were ordered to destroy it and drown the passengers in the Elbe river. When the U.S. regiment approached, the passengers shouted, “We’re...
  • Betsy Bloomingdale, widow of department store heir, dies at 93

    07/22/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | AP
    Betsy Bloomingdale, a department store heir's widow who hobnobbed with the world's elite, epitomized high fashion and was best friends with former first lady Nancy Reagan, has died. She was 93... “She maintained that the quality of one's lifestyle does not necessarily depend on wealth; that a sense of style and taste are acquired with knowledge, not money,” according to an obituary from her family. “She's really a fashion icon,” the designer James Galanos told Women's Wear Daily in 2009. “She still has a great figure. She's tall and willowy. She knows what's stylish and what suits her.” When not...
  • Bill Cardille, Channel 11 icon and host of 'Chiller Theater', has died

    07/21/2016 11:39:28 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 40 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 21, 2016
    Bill Cardille, Channel 11 icon and host of 'Chiller Theater', has died Bill Cardille, the host of 'Chiller Theater', has died after a battle with cancer, according to a Facebook post by his daughter. Lori Cardille wrote, "Our dear father, William Cardille, peacefully passed away early this morning in his home, with his family, where he wanted to be. My sister Marea, was reading him some of the letters that you all wrote to him. It meant so much to him. I knew it would. From the bottom of our hearts, my sister Marea, my brother Billy and our beautiful...
  • Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81

    07/20/2016 4:13:03 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 58 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2016
    Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81 If one were to count up the number of times any American — or maybe anyone anywhere — laughed in the last half-century, the person responsible for more of those laughs than anyone else might well be Garry Marshall, who died on Tuesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 81. The lawyer Martin Garbus, who was a childhood friend of Mr. Marshall’s, said he died after a series of strokes. It would be difficult to overstate Mr. Marshall’s effect on American entertainment. His work in network television and Hollywood movies fattened the archive...
  • Melvin Durslag, longtime Los Angeles sportswriter and columnist, dies at 95

    07/19/2016 7:00:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jill Leovy
    Melvin Durslag, a sports columnist who covered the Los Angeles scene for decades beginning in 1939, died Sunday at a convalescent home in Santa Monica after a brief illness, according to friend and former colleague Larry Stewart. He was 95. Durslag was said to string “together words like Nolan Ryan strings together strikeouts,” in the words of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
  • Viktor Korchnoi dies at 85

    07/07/2016 1:46:23 PM PDT · by fhayek · 11 replies
    Chess Base ^ | 6/6/2016 | Frederic Friedel
    He was one of the truly great chess players, a legend. He played in three matches that produced the World Champion, but in each case lost to Anatoly Karpov. It made him the strongest player never to have won the title. In 1976 he defected from the Soviet Union and took up residence in Switzerland, where he continued to be active into his eighties in spite of a stroke. Now he has gone and leaves a grieving chess community.
  • Tom Marr, Widely Recognized Host of WCBM Baltimore, Dies at Age 73

    07/07/2016 1:00:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 7, 2016
    Tom Marr, the longtime WCBM-AM Radio talk show host widely recognized in Baltimore and beyond, died Thursday of a stroke following back surgery. He was 73. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Thomas A. Marr has passed away today due the severity of his stroke," said a statement on the WCBM website posted Thursday. "Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers!"
  • Former U.S. senator, Colorado Springs Sun owner Bill Armstrong has died

    07/06/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Gazette ^ | July 6, 2016 | Wayne Heilman
    Bill Armstrong, a former U.S. senator, congressman, owner of the defunct Colorado Springs Sun daily newspaper, and president of Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, died Tuesday, after a five-year struggle with cancer. He was 79. Armstrong served two terms in the U.S. Senate after defeating Floyd Haskell in 1978. He declined to seek a third term, ending a career in elective office that began with his election to the state House of Representatives in 1963. ... As president of Colorado Christian University, Bill Armstrong sought to 'pass the torch' by preparing students for their future roles in leadership." ... Colorado...
  • Noel Neill, Actress Who Played First Lois Lane, Dies at 95

    07/04/2016 7:19:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 57 replies
    http://variety.com/ ^ | 07/04/2016 | Pat Saperstein
    Noel Neill, the first actress to play Superman’s gal pal Lois Lane onscreen, died July 3 in Tucson, Ariz. after a long illness. Her manager and biographer Larry Ward shared a statement on Facebook, saying that she “maintained that bright, perky and engaging personality up until her death.” Her first appearance as Lois Lane was in the 1948 movie serial “Superman,” which showed her talent for humor. She then appeared in the sequel “Atom Man vs Superman.” The 1950s television series “Adventures of Superman,” starring George Reeves, gave her a longtime role as the intrepid reporter, and she said later...
  • Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, has died

    07/02/2016 2:33:54 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 July 2016 | Bill Trott
    Activist and writer Elie Wiesel, the World War Two death camp survivor who won a Nobel Peace Prize for becoming the life-long voice of millions of Holocaust victims, has died, Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said on Saturday. Wiesel, a philosopher, speaker, playwright and professor who also campaigned for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world, was 87. The Romanian-born Wiesel lived by the credo expressed in "Night," his landmark story of the Holocaust - "to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time." In awarding the Peace Prize in 1986, the Nobel Committee praised Wiesel...
  • Michael Cimino, 'Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate' Director, Dies at 77

    07/02/2016 7:28:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | July 2, 2016 | Tim Gray
    Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of "The Deer Hunter" before "Heaven's Gate" destroyed his career and sped up the demise of 60-year-old United Artists, has died. He was believed to be 77.
  • Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

    07/02/2016 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 2, 2106 | Ronen Shnidman
    Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, prolific author and outspoken activist Elie Wiesel died Saturday at the age of 87. Wiesel was perhaps best known for his major role in promoting Holocaust education, and for perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust in the post-World War II era with his memoir “Night,” based on his experience as a teenager in the Auschwitz concentration camp.... The world-renowned Holocaust survivor received numerous awards and honors over the years, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the rank of Grand-Croix in France’s Legion of Honor, and he was knighted as Commander of the Order...
  • The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy dies

    07/02/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2016
    Film director Robin Hardy has died at the age of 86, a family friend has confirmed. He was best known for cult British film The Wicker Man, starring Sir Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward. The 1973 film told the story of police sergeant Howie, played by Woodward, who was sent to search for a missing girl on the fictional island of Summerisle.
  • Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore dies aged 84

    06/29/2016 12:13:22 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    NME ^ | 29TH JUNE 2016 | JOHN EARLS
    Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore has died at his home in Nashville. He was 84. Moore was teamed up with Presley by Sam Phillips, boss of the singer’s record label Sun, and played guitar on Presley’s first single ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’ in 1954. Alongside bassist Bill Black and drummer DJ Fontana, their backing band The Blue Moon Boys played on a string of Presley classics including ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘Hound Dog’. After appearing in four of Presley’s films including Jailhouse Rock and GI Blues, Moore was fired by Philips in 1964 for breaking his...
  • The Wife Of The Big Broadcast's Late Ed Walker Passes

    06/27/2016 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 9 replies
    Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Walker, wife of the late Washington DC prominent radio personality Ed Walker, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to complications from surgery. She was 82. Nancy was a beloved schoolteacher in Montgomery County Public Schools for 40 years, teaching at Bradley Elementary, Westbrook Elementary and finally Somerset Elementary before retiring in 2004. She was active as a deacon and volunteer at her church, Fourth Presbyterian in Bethesda, and was also a volunteer at Sibley Hospital. Born in Frederick, MD, Nancy attended Towson University before moving to Bethesda.
  • Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

    06/24/2016 7:46:56 AM PDT · by Cecily · 27 replies
    The Charlotte Observer/Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2016 | Kristin M. Hall
    Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He was 89. Stanley died at his home in Sandy Ridge, Virginia, because of difficulties from skin cancer, publicist Kirt Webster said. Stanley was born and raised in Big Spraddle, Virginia, a land of coal mines and deep forests where he and his brother formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. Their father would sing them old traditional songs like "Man of Constant Sorrow," while their mother, a banjo player, taught...
  • 'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Killed by Own Car at Age 27

    06/19/2016 12:03:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/19/2016 | LINDSEY BAHR AND SANDY COHEN
    Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed in a car accident early Sunday, police and his publicist said. Yelchin, 27, was struck by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier. The car pinned Yelchin against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling. He was on his way to meet friends for a...
  • 'Romper Room' host Mary Ann King dies at 82

    06/18/2016 5:28:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/18/2016
    King locally hosted “Romper Room” from 1966 to 1976. The program aired worldwide with different hosts in each locale. During the show, King played learning games with children and urged them to be “Do Bees” who behaved well, not “Don't Bees” who played in the street or failed to clean their plates. Each episode ended with King holding up a mirror-like frame and looking through it to name child viewers.
  • Ann Morgan Guilbert, Millie on 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' Dies at 87

    06/15/2016 8:20:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 06/15/2016 | Associated Press
    Ann Morgan Guilbert, beloved as the next-door neighbor on The Dick Van Dyke Show and seen recently on the CBS comedy Life in Pieces, has died. She was 87. Guilbert died of cancer on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her daughter Nora Eckstein said. Recent TV appearances included a starring role on the hospital comedy Getting On and a guest spot on Grey's Anatomy. Guilbert was a regular as feisty Grandma Yetta on the 1990s sitcom The Nanny, and in the early 1960s, played Millie Helper, Laura Petrie's perky pal, on the acclaimed Van Dyke series.
  • Janet Waldo, Voice of Judy Jetson, Dies at 96

    06/15/2016 8:04:46 AM PDT · by bigbob · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-13-16 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Janet Waldo, a voice-over actress who played sprightly teenagers for decades on popular cartoon shows, most notably “The Jetsons,” died on Sunday at her home in Encino, Calif. She was 96. The television historian Stu Shostak, a friend, said the cause was an inoperable brain tumor.
  • Legendary American Hero Steve “Spiro” Pisanos Passes Away at 96

    06/13/2016 3:55:39 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 6 replies
    San Diego Air & Space Museum ^ | June 2016 | unknown
    Retired Col. Steve Pisanos, a World War II ace who was decorated by four nations, has died, his family confirmed through the San Diego Air and Space Museum on June 9. Pisanos was 96. Born in Athens, Greece, Pisanos [sometimes spelled Pissanos] came to the United States in 1938. He joined the British Royal Air Force in 1941 and served with an Eagle Squadron until American members were absorbed by the US Army Air Forces 4th Fighter Group. Pisanos was then commissioned a USAAF lieutenant. On May 3, 1942, Pisanos became an American citizen during a ceremony in London, England,...
  • Former GOP senator and Ohio Gov. George Voinovich dies

    06/12/2016 7:56:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former U.S. senator and two-term Ohio Gov. George Voinovich has died at home in Cleveland. He was 79.</p> <p>His wife, Janet, says Voinovich died peacefully in his sleep early Sunday. The Republican had delivered public remarks Friday at a 25th Slovenian Independence Day event at Cleveland City Hall. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention coming to Cleveland next month.</p>
  • Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88

    06/10/2016 7:02:16 AM PDT · by taildragger · 136 replies
    WDIV TV ^ | 6/10/16 | see web link, otherwise Dave Bartowiak, Jr.
    Link here: http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/hockey-legend-gordie-howe-dies-at-age-88
  • Helen Chavez, Widow of Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez, Dies at 88

    06/07/2016 11:09:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 6, 2016
    Helen Chavez, the widow of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, died Monday at a Bakersfield, California, hospital with many of her seven surviving children, 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren by her side, according to the United Farm Workers. She was 88. Helen Chavez helped her husband launch and sustain what became the first enduring farm workers union in the United States. She used her fierce determination to help change the lives of thousands of farm workers and millions of others who were inspired by La Causa, the UFW said on its Facebook page. "If it wasn't for her, Cesar would...
  • Phyllis Curtin, American Soprano Who Championed New Music, Dies at 94

    06/07/2016 8:04:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Margalit Fox
    Phyllis Curtin, an American soprano celebrated as a champion of new music, died on Sunday at her home in Great Barrington, Mass. She was 94... A mainstay of the New York City Opera in the 1950s and ’60s, Ms. Curtin was noted for the purity of her voice, the sensitivity of her musical phrasing and the crystalline perfection of her diction. On the opera stage and in recital, she gave the premieres of dozens of works by 20th-century composers — “more first, and last, performances than any singer in history,” as she was fond of saying, ruefully...
  • Equus and Amadeus playwright Peter Shaffer dies aged 90

    06/06/2016 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/6/2016 | Maev Kennedy
    The playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, whose critical and popular successes in the West End and Broadway included Equus, Amadeus, and The Royal Hunt of the Sun, has died aged 90. His agent, Rupert Lord, said: “He was simply at the end of his life but delighted to have been able to celebrate his 90th birthday with friends and then, I think, decided it was time.” The National Theatre, which staged the world premieres of many of his plays, and was already planning the first revival of Amadeus at the theatre since it opened there in 1979, described him as “an...
  • A Tale of Two Obituaries (Ali and Col. Thomas E. Schaefer)

    06/05/2016 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies
    burtprelutsky.us ^ | 6/4/2016 | Burt Prelutsky
    A TALE OF TWO OBITUARIES By Burt Prelutsky, 6/4/2016 I assumed I would have to wait until Jimmy Carter, 91, died before the outpouring of love and respect over the passing of a public figure would make me quite this nauseous, but, then, I hadn’t counted on Muhammad Ali passing at the age of 74. Ali was a very good boxer. Some have insisted he was the best, while others have claimed Joe Louis or Sugar Ray Robinson were better. For the record, let me confess that in my opinion, being a boxing champion ranks near the bottom of the...
  • Fairport Convention's Dave Swarbrick dies at 75

    06/03/2016 2:17:20 PM PDT · by sushiman · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/3/16 | Imogen Tilden
    Very sad news ...
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 313 replies
    6-3-2016
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74

    06/04/2016 1:21:27 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 June 16 | NBC News staff
    Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74. After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.
  • Jan Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, dies at 78

    05/31/2016 11:08:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies
    cnn.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lisa Respers France, CNN
    (CNN)Jan Crouch, a co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network and popular televangelist, has died following a stroke, her son announced Tuesday via a posting on his and his wife's website. She was 78.
  • After 70 Years of Waiting, WWII ‘Memphis Belle’ Gunner, 94, Revisits Britain. And Dies Quietly There

    05/26/2016 3:53:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26 | Travis M. Andrews
    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Melvin Rector long carried Britain in his heart after he helped defend it during World War II, but 70 years passed without him stepping foot in the country. The 94-year-old finally decided to leave his home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., to visit Britain earlier this month. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans conducts a travel program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb...
  • Longtime Giants 3B Jim Ray Hart dies in Acampo at 74

    05/20/2016 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KXTV.COM ^ | 20 MAY 2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime San Francisco Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart has died. He was 74. The Giants announced Hart's death Friday, saying he passed away Thursday in Acampo, California, following a long illness. Hart played 11 seasons for the Giants from 1963-73. He also spent parts of two seasons with the New York Yankees before retiring in 1974.
  • Alan Young, Wilbur on "Mister Ed," dead at 96

    05/20/2016 6:41:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 05/20/2016 | Steve Almasy
    Alan Young, who played the hapless yet protective owner of a talking horse on the popular television comedy "Mister Ed," has died at age 96, according to officials at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California. He died Thursday of natural causes with his children at his side, the organization said.
  • Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96

    05/20/2016 4:48:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 7:09 PM EDT | Lynn Elber
    Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96. The English-born, Canadian-educated Young died Thursday, according to Jaime Larkin, spokeswoman for the retirement community where Young had lived for four years. His children were with him when he died peacefully of natural causes, she said. Young was already a well-known radio and TV comedian, having starred in his own Emmy-winning variety show, when “Mister Ed” was being readied at comedian George Burns’ production company....
  • Morley Safer, CBS news legend, dies at 84

    05/19/2016 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | May 19 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the newsmagazine "60 Minutes," has died. He was 84. Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in "60 Minutes" history. He joined the CBS program in 1970, just two years after it launched, and worked there ever since, contributing 919 reports over the years. He filed his last report in March. CBS announced Safer's retirement last week and televised a special hour-long retrospective about his career on Sunday. The timing of the announcement was partly due to Safer's poor health.
  • Morley Safer, CBS news legend, dies at 84

    05/19/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Borges · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/19/2016 | Brian Stelter
    Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the news magazine "60 Minutes," has died. He was 84. Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in "60 Minutes" history. He joined the CBS program in 1970, just two years after it launched, and worked there ever since, contributing 919 reports over the years. He filed his last report in March.
  • Woman’s Obituary Claims She Chose to Die Rather Than Vote in 2016 Election

    05/18/2016 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ben Graham
    Aparently, the disapproval ratings of both presumptive presidential nominees is driving people crazy. And according to an obituary posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tuesday, the choice was just too much to bear for one woman. Mary Anne Noland’s obituary stated that instead of choosing between Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, the 68-year-old opted instead to "pass into the eternal love of God." “Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016,...
  • Interesting Obituary-Richmond Times-Mary Anne Noland

    05/17/2016 7:49:34 AM PDT · by joesbucks · 11 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 05/17/2016 | Richmond Times Dispatch
    NOLAND, Mary Anne Alfriend. Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68.
  • Guy Clark - RIP

    05/17/2016 8:27:32 AM PDT · by tx_eggman · 24 replies
    http://www.statesman.com ^ | 5/17/2016 | Roberto Villalpando
    Guy Clark is dead at 74
  • Guy Clark Dead at 74

    05/17/2016 8:30:24 AM PDT · by waterhill · 12 replies
    http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/05/17/guy-clark-dead-74/80932338/ | today | The Tennessean
    A most excellent songwriter aka "The Craftsman", built songs as well as guitars.
  • Last surviving Casablanca actress Madeleine Lebeau dies aged 92

    05/15/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/15/2016 | Staff
    The last surviving actress from the iconic movie Casablanca has died. Madeleine Lebeau played Yvonne, the jilted lover of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine, in the 1942 film. Lebeau's stepson told The Hollywood Reporter that she had died aged on May 1 in Estepona, Spain aged 92, after breaking her thigh bone. The French-born actress was preceded in death by all of her credited Casablanca co-stars, including leads Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
  • Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

    05/15/2016 10:12:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2016 | Steve Karnowski
    Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died at age 86.
  • Norman 'Dusty' Kleiss, Battle of Midway hero, dies at 100

    05/14/2016 11:05:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/25/2016 | Richard Roth
    I knew the day might come. The news still hurt. The daughter of an amazing war hero called the other night to say her father was dying. An overnight email a day later told me that Norman "Dusty" Kleiss, 100 years old, hero of the Battle of Midway, had died Friday. He was the last surviving dive-bomber from the sea battle that turned the tide of World War II. In discussing Dusty with his daughter, we agreed it was as if the pilot was determined to reach the age of 100 before his health faded. Several weeks ago, there was...
  • Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (narrator of Forensic Files)

    05/09/2016 1:21:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Peter Thomas, who died April 30 at the age of 91, was a narrator with a great distinctive voice. He was known as the narrator of Forensic Files AKA Mystery Detectives. He also did many commercials, documentaries, and other voice-over work. A World War II veteran himself, he was also known for his love of veterans. RIP, Mr. Thomas Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (Gannett - no excerpting allowed)‘Forensic Files’ Narrator Peter Thomas Dies at 91WikipediaIMDb If you want to hear his voice, here are some samples on YouTube: Cool Whip Frosting Commercial - Charity Commercial Spoof...
  • William Schallert, 93, Dies; Prolific Actor Was Father on ‘The Patty Duke Show’

    05/09/2016 12:06:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 05/06/2016 | JAMES ENDRST
    William Schallert, a familiar presence on prime-time television for decades, notably as the long-suffering father and uncle to the “identical cousins” played by Patty Duke on the hit 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” died on Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93. His son, Edwin, confirmed the death.
  • Sister of former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor killed in Arizona car crash

    05/08/2016 7:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 8, 2016
    The sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was killed in a car accident Saturday in Arizona. Pima County sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Inglett said Ann Day, 77, suffered fatal injuries after her vehicle was struck by two other cars near Tucson. Day was a former Arizona Republican state senator and Pima County supervisor. Day was driving eastbound on Ina Road around 7:40 a.m. when an oncoming car crossed the median. Day’s vehicle was struck head-on, Inglett said. A truck traveling behind Day then rear-ended her. She was alone in the vehicle. Paramedics transported Day to the hospital, where...
  • Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall Dies at 85

    05/06/2016 12:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A former Oklahoma governor has died at the age of 85. David Hall served as Oklahoma’s governor from 1971 to 1975. Hall’s reputation was tarnished after he was indicted by a federal grand jury just three days after leaving office. He served 19 months in prison for extortion and bribery convictions. He became the first Oklahoma governor to be convicted of criminal acts committed during his tenure. He maintained his innocence the rest of his life. Hall published a book decades after his conviction to tell his side of the story, entitled “Twisted Justice: A Memoir of Conspiracies and Personal...
  • Abortionist Thomas Gresinger, Who Did Abortions for 43 Years, Passes Away

    05/05/2016 12:50:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An East Coast abortionist and OB-GYN who delivered thousands of babies and aborted many more, died on April 22 at a family home in Maryland, according to the Washington Post. Thomas H. Gresinger, 82, died of cancer, according to the report. He worked for the northern Virginia abortion facility Falls Church Healthcare Center up until last year, the report states. Though he received an “Unsung Hero” award from the National Abortion Federation, Gresinger and the abortion facilities where he worked have a record of endangering women’s lives. Gresinger was named in a lawsuit in the 1990s after a woman said...
  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 109 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/30/16 | AP
    The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. "He died peacefully," Benigno said.