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bytebug

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:11:44 PM

…a place to bid farewell to those who pass in 2014.
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:03:39 PM

Before Don Pardo announced for SNL, he was the announcer for the pre-Alex Trebek edition of Jeopardy. He even was featured on Wierd Al Yankovic's pardoy of Jeopardy.

GTH

[Edited by: gas_too_high at 8/19/2014 10:03:52 PM EST]
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 7:23:45 PM

Quite some years back, Saturday Night Live held a contest calld "Anyone Can Host," inviting one member of the public to host a show, if they could answer the question, "Why would you want to?" My submission was "So I can finally meet Don Pardo." It didn't win.

New Person to say farewell to: Michael Brown. Whatever he did or didn't do, he sure set Ferguson, MO on its ear.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:00:14 AM

Don Pardo, 96, THE voice of Saturday Night Live
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:59:28 AM

Leonard Fein, 80, provocative writer on Jewish affairs
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vandriver2008
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:46:43 AM

Sophie Masloff, 1st female and 1st Jewish mayor of Pittsburgh died Sunday.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 4:19:58 PM

Jim Jeffords, 80, Former Rep/Ind Senator from Vermont
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 5:54:37 PM

Pioneer skateboarder and one of the "Lords of Dogtown" --

Jay Adams, aged 53
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Pard
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 12:00:33 PM

Link for Ed Nelson
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 4:39:15 AM

Actress Arlene Martel, whose career spanned seven decades, has died. Although she had roles in many movies and television series, she was best known for her role as T'Ping in Star Trek.
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:15:51 PM

And the third: Ed Nelson, 85, starred in TV's Peyton Place.



[Edited by: wildcat659 at 8/13/2014 6:18:06 PM EST]
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 12:26:10 PM

The Vanity Fair remembrance of Lauren Bacall runs six pages. Caution: vulgar language (Bacall's own....)
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Pard
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:23:20 PM

Lauren Bacall, iconic actress, age 89.
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:22:53 PM

Lauren Bacall, actress, dead at 89. Good actress. R.I.P.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:22:36 PM

... and for Robin Williams, RIP.... (Nanu Nanu)
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:21:49 PM

Lauren Bacall, 89, actress
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m6gm
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 6:55:37 PM

R.I.P. Robin. We'll all miss you.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 9:44:59 AM

I'm bummed to hear about Robin Williams death.
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FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 9:01:33 AM

so very sad but not so unexpected he only just came out of rehab
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:58:36 AM

R.I.P. Robin Williams
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:48:06 PM

I'm saddened to hear about Robin Williams, whose zany comedy was on display in movies like "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Mrs. Doubtfire" and on TV going all the way back to "Mork and Mindy"in the 1970s.

Hearing that he might have committed suicide, I can't help but wonder how much of his humor was a cover for depression. He would not be the first comedian who laughed on the outside while crying on the inside.

RIP, Robin Williams.

GTH

[Edited by: gas_too_high at 8/11/2014 8:48:29 PM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:27:57 PM

There will be a press conference tomorrow morning regarding actor Robin Williams' apparent suicide.
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CupcakeCruiser
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:22:05 PM

so sad about Robin Williams- still in shock....
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Pard
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:19:43 PM

Can't hardly believe that about Robin Williams!
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:07:19 PM

Getting a breaking news item that says actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home today.

Robin Williams, aged 63
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FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 9:49:26 AM

Mark Saloio taken too young survived 20 days on berries and water, was attacked by a bear, and was found alive but died 3 days later, he was a troubled young man but a father and good friend
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 1:51:25 PM

Menahem Golan, 85 director for all those cheesy action films from the 70's through the 90's.

Golan / Globus Productions.

Menahem Golan, the Israeli producer and director whose body of work includes “The Delta Force,” “Death Wish II” and “Masters of the Universe,” died Friday

[Edited by: Alex9990 at 8/9/2014 1:54:48 PM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 10:08:28 PM

Former KNBC news anchor Jess Marlow has died in Denver due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Marlow, a reporter and anchor for the Los Angeles NBC station, retired in 1997 after a long career. He was 84.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 6:05:35 PM

It's getting crowded up at the Pearly Gates this afternoon. American Idol contestant and songwriter Michael Johns, too. Blood clot in ankle or some other cause?

Singer-songwriter Michael Johns
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 2:15:51 PM

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, wounded when Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinkley, has died at the age of 73.

[Edited by: wildcat659 at 8/4/2014 2:16:36 PM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 7:40:33 PM

Medal of Honor winner Jon Caviani has died at age 70. RIP and thank you for your service.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 11:56:04 AM

Retired US astronaut Henry Hartsfield, at age 80. NASA announced his death today, but he died on July 17. He flew missions on both the Columbia and Challenger shuttles.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:53:35 AM

Daughter of John Barrymore and half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, Jessica Barrymore has died. Her 48th birthday would have been tomorrow, August 1.
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diva katana
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:57:00 PM

Carlo Bergonzi, 90
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:48:58 AM

Famous for "Up The Down Staircase," she maintained her wit to the end, saying recently that the good thing about growing so old was that she was the last person on earth who personally knew Sholem Aleichem (her grandfather).



Bel Kaufman, aged 103
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:41:17 PM

Theodore VanKirk has died at age 93. Known as "Dutch", he was the 24-year old navigator on the Enola Gay when it dropped the first A-bomb on Hiroshima. He was the last urviving crew member.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:17:49 PM

Shame about Johnnie Winter.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:43:20 PM

NPR Radio correspondent and reporter Margot Adler, 68
Longtime on NPR
She was on
Pacifica also.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:14:08 PM

James Shigeta, 81, actor
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:46:40 PM

Child star Skye McCole Bartusiak, who starred as Mel Gibson's youngest child in "The Patriot", has died at age 21. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but the actress had a history of epileptic seizures and so the cause is suspected to be epilepsy-related.
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cheapmonkee
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 1:09:31 AM

Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh dies.
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m6gm
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 4:13:42 PM

"The Rockford Files" was one of my favorite shows. R.I.P. Mr. Rockford.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 1:34:57 PM

Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21 actress
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 12:57:00 PM

I like James Gardner in the movie "The Notebook"
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 12:23:10 PM

That is very sad news. I've been watching old Maverick episodes on DVD and they still stand up - he did a great job. This leaves only Roger Moore of the original cast.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:26:04 AM

I really liked James Garner.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:58:55 AM

RIP Bret Maverick.
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 6:38:57 AM

James Garner, Actor, 86
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:36:14 AM

Lionel Ferbos, oldest living jazz trumpeter, dies in New Orleans just days after his 103rd birthday.

[Edited by: Loree71 at 7/20/2014 3:37:10 AM EST]
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 4:03:38 AM

From the Saturday Evening Post to Playboy to the New Yorker, his hound dogs and other drawings made us laugh. And now I'm sad.

CBarsotti

[Edited by: J Eric at 7/19/2014 4:07:31 AM EST]
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 2:42:59 PM

Johnny Winter, 70, blues guitarist
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