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  • #91
    I LOVE conspiracy theorists. They are like human versions of the cymbal clapping, dancing monkeys. No one takes them all that seriously and they get bored with them after about 10 minutes.


    • #92
      Yes I know it's sad. He will be missed.


      • #93
        I agree. I was a huge fan of GH. I fell off of it in recent years but he was outstanding on that show.
        I LOVE conspiracy theorists. They are like human versions of the cymbal clapping, dancing monkeys. No one takes them all that seriously and they get bored with them after about 10 minutes.


        • #94
          Sad... I used to be a fan back during the late 80's, but then switched to Llanview, PA and One Life to Live.


          • #95
            Moon River singer Andy Williams dies


            American crooner and former TV host Andy Williams, known for classics like Moon River and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, has died at his home in Branson, Mo.

            Williams, once dubbed "a national treasure" by former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, died Tuesday following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, a publicist revealed Wednesday morning. He was 84.

            The singer and former host of a popular variety show had revealed to fans last November that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, but vowed to continue performing at the Moon River Theatre he built in Branson in the 1990s.

            He had been seeking cancer treatment at different facilities in the U.S.

            With his smooth tenor voice and easy demeanour, Williams outlasted fellow swing-era singers such as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He was still performing prior to his death.
            Performed with older brothers

            He was also a popular host of The Andy Willams Show, which ran from 1959 to 1971 and gave spots to singers such as the Osmonds, singers Bobby Darin and Ray Stevens, and comedian Jonathan Winters.

            Born Howard Andrew Williams in Wall Lake, Iowa, on Dec. 3, 1927, Williams began performing with his older brothers Dick, Bob and Don in the local Presbyterian church choir. Their father, a postal worker and insurance salesman, was the choirmaster and fostered their singing career.

            Williams’s father got the boys an audition on Des Moines radio station WHO's Iowa Barn Dance, and after several performances, they gained attention from entertainment interests in Chicago, Cincinnati and Hollywood, which is where they met Reagan, then a young sportscaster at WHO.

            Williams is survived by his current wife, Debbie, and three children from his marriage to first wife Claudine Longet.


            • #96

              Every time I think of Andy Williams I think of Nelson's fandom.


              • #97

                his parents named their boys "Willie", "Dick" & "Bob".............

                wtf man??


                Originally posted by Andrew NDB
                Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.


                • #98
                  I don't know if I can ever completely forgive him for the Osmonds, but Jonathan Winters pretty much makes up for it.

                  Rest in Peace, Mr. Williams.


                  • #99
                    Herbert Lom Dies Aged 95


                    Veteran actor Herbert Lom, fondly remembered for his roles in the Pink Panther films during his half-century of film appearances, has died at the age of 95.

                    The Czech-born, London-based star appeared in more than 100 films including classics such as Spartacus, El Cid and The Ladykillers.

                    He died peacefully in his sleep this morning, his family said.

                    During his career, Lom portrayed Napoleon Bonaparte on two occasions, one of which was the screen adaptation of Tolstoy's
                    War And Peace.

                    But his most famous role was as fed-up and irritable Charles Dreyfus, the boss of Peter Sellers' bumbling character Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films.

                    He first appeared as the police chief in 1964's A Shot In The Dark and, as the films went on, became increasingly mentally unstable as a result of Clouseau's incompetence.


                    • Rest in peace, Dreyfus.
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                      • Publicist Lois Smith Dies at 85


                        Lois Smith, the influential, New York-based publicist who was instrumental in promoting the careers of a wide range of Hollywood figures that included Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese, died Sunday of a brain hemorrhage she suffered because of an accidental fall. She was 85.

                        Smith and her husband Eugene Smith were visiting Hebron Academy, the college preperatory school in Hebron, Maine, where they was being honored during homecoming weekend. During the night, while staying at a local bed-and-breakfast, she fell, sustaining the head injury and was taken to a local hospital.

                        Lois Smith, along with Pat Kingsley, Gerry Johnson and Pat Newcomb, formed Pickwick Public Relations in 1969. "We called ourselves Pickwick because we were amiable eccentrics - the staff and the client list," Smith later said. In 1980, the firm merged with another agency Maslansky/Koeningsberg and was renamed PMK, where Smith and Kingsley were also joined by Leslee Dart. PMK, which was acquired by the Interpublic Group in 1999, eventually merged with another of Interpublic’s agencies, HBH, to become PMK/HBH and in late 2009, as the result of yet another merger, it became known as PMK*BNC.

                        Although she initially intended to become a journalist and was offered a job as a researcher at Time magazine, Smith recounted that she was warned that opportunities would be limited since women weren’t offered bylines in those days. Instead, she took a job with a PR firm run by Ted Saucier, where she learned the ropes on industrial and fashion accounts. She moved on to show business when she went on to work for Arthur Jacobs, who represented actors and directors, eventually heading his office before striking out to form her own company.

                        Over the years, Smith’s clients also included Gina Lollobrigida, Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston and Rosie O’Donnell.
                        In 2003, when Smith won the Publicist Guild’s Life Achievement Award, her friend Scorsese testified, “Lois stands out as a beacon in the industry,” said the famed director. “What matters to her is the art as it should be.”
                        In an interview in 2010, Smith, who by then had retired, said, “I’m so glad I’m not doing publicity now. Between celebrity magazines and Web sites, there’s so much out there to be filled up, so much information that has to be put out there simply because those publications exist. First of all, whatever you’re pushing, it becomes a story 30 seconds after you put it out there. I don’t care about hearing so much information minute by minute. People are desperate to fill the space they’ve got; they’ll print anything, go with anything, pursue rumors, and even create them. It’s not what I call publicity.”
                        In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Eric, Luke and Brooke, and four grandchildren. Her fourth child, a son Scott, died in 1985.


                        • Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77


                          DETROIT—Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77.

                          Karras, who had recently suffered kidney failure, died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by family members, said Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney.

                          Diagnosed with dementia, Karras in April joined the more than 3,500 former NFL players suing the league for not protecting them better from head injuries, immediately becoming one of the best-known names in the legal fight.

                          Detroit drafted Karras with the 10th overall pick in 1958 out of Iowa and he was a four-time All-Pro defensive tackle over 12 seasons with the franchise.

                          He was a terror on the field, using a variety of moves to push around opposing linemen and get into the backfield. His Lions handed the powerful 1962 Green Bay Packers their only defeat that season, a 26-14 upset on Thanksgiving during which they harassed quarterback Bart Starr constantly.

                          Packers guard Jerry Kramer wrote in his diary of the 1967 season about his trepidation over having to play Karras.

                          "I'm thinking about him every minute," Kramer wrote.

                          For all his prowess on the field, Karras may have gained more fame when he turned to acting in the movies and on television.

                          Playing a not-so-bright bruiser in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles," he
                          not only slugged a horse but also delivered the classic line: "Mongo only pawn in game of life."

                          Several years before that, Karras had already become a bit of a celebrity through George Plimpton's behind-the-scenes book about what it was like to be an NFL player in the Motor City, "Paper Lion: Confessions of a Second-string Quarterback."

                          That led to Karras playing himself in the successful movie adaption, and it opened doors for Karras to be an analyst alongside Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford on "Monday Night Football."

                          In the 1980s, he played a sheriff in the comedy "Porky's" and became a hit on the small screen as Emmanuel Lewis' adoptive father, George Papadapolis, in the sitcom "Webster."

                          "Perhaps no player in Lions history attained as much success and notoriety for what he did after his playing days as did Alex," Lions president Tom Lewand said.

                          Recently, his wife said Karras' quality of life has deteriorated because of head injuries sustained during his playing career.

                          Susan Clark said earlier this year that her husband couldn't drive after loving to get behind the wheel and couldn't remember recipes for some of the favorite Italian and Greek dishes he used to cook.

                          "This physical beating that he took as a football player has impacted his life, and therefore it has impacted his family life," Clark told The Associated Press earlier this year. "He is interested in making the game of football safer and hoping that other families of retired players will have a healthier and happier retirement."

                          Clark, who also played the wife of Karras' loveable character on "Webster," has said he was formally diagnosed with dementia several years ago and has had symptoms for more than a dozen years. He joined hundreds of other former players suing the league.

                          "It's the same thing as back in the gladiator days when the gladiators fought to death," Mitnick, who represents Karras and hundreds of others in the suit, has said. "Fans care about these guys when they're playing and they are heroes. But as soon as you're not a hero and not playing the fan doesn't really care what happens to them."

                          The NFL has said it did not intentionally seek to mislead players and has taken action to better protect players and to advance the science of concussion management and treatment.

                          Karras played his entire NFL career with the Lions before retiring in 1970 at age 35. He was a first-team All-Pro in 1960, 1961 and 1965, and he made the Pro Bowl four times. He missed the 1963 season when he was suspended by NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in a gambling probe. Karras was recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a defensive tackle on the All-Decade Team of the 1960s.

                          He was born and raised in Gary, Ind., and was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1976.

                          "We know Alex first and foremost as one of the cornerstones to our Fearsome Foursome defensive line of the 1960s and also as one of the greatest defensive linemen to ever play in the NFL," Lewand said. "Many others across the country came to know Alex as an accomplished actor and as an announcer during the early years of 'Monday Night Football.'"

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                          Last edited by Mister.Weirdo; 10-10-2012, 03:11 PM.


                          • Yo.

                            ....well, atleast his suffering is over.


                            Originally posted by Andrew NDB
                            Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.


                            • I actually enjoyed Webster when I was younger. RIP.


                              • Turhan Bey, Actor, Dies at 90


                                Turhan Bey, whose dark good looks, swept-back hair and soothing, Continental voice brought him fame in swashbuckling films of the 1940s, died in Vienna on Sept. 30. Mr. Bey, who was a fashion photographer in his later years, was 90.

                                Marita Ruiter, who exhibited his photos in her gallery in Luxembourg, told the Austria Press Agency that the cause was Parkinson’s disease.

                                The son of a Turkish father and a Jewish mother from Czechoslovakia, Mr. Bey was repeatedly described as “exotic” at the height of his popularity and has been referred to as “the Turkish delight.” Particularly during World War II, when many of Hollywood’s leading men were in the military, he was frequently seen in movie magazines, often in safari clothes.

                                “He has brought a new personality type to the screen,” Screen Guide magazine wrote of him in 1944. “He is cultured, suave and inscrutable — made to order for moviegoers.” Mr. Bey, who appeared in more than 30 movies, is perhaps best known for his roles in the “Arabian Nights” series, including “Arabian Nights” (1942), “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” (1944), “Sudan” (1945) and “Night in Paradise” (1946) — often opposite Jon Hall, Sabu and another actor widely viewed as exotic, Maria Montez.

                                When “Sudan,” a romantic adventure about a princess whose life and throne are saved by the leader of liberated slaves, was released, Bosley Crowther wrote in The New York Times, “Turhan Bey gives a boyish imitation of Rudolph Valentino as the desert sheik.”

                                Among Mr. Bey’s many other movies were “The Mummy’s Tomb” (1942), “Drums of the Congo” (1942), “White Savage” (1943), “Adventures of Casanova” (1948) and “Prisoners of the Casbah” (1953).

                                Mr. Bey’s career began to fade after the likes of Clark Gable and Robert Taylor came home from military service. He returned to his native Vienna in the mid-1950s, and to his childhood passion, photography.

                                But four decades later, after attending an American Cinema Awards banquet in Hollywood, he decided to step in front of the camera again. He had a guest role on “Murder, She Wrote,” a co-starring role in the 1993 movie “Healer” and a leading role in the science-fiction television series “Babylon 5.”

                                Turhan Selahattin Sahultavy was born in Vienna on March 30, 1922. His father was a Turkish military attaché assigned to Austria, where he met the woman who would become his wife. After the parents divorced, the child and his mother left Austria to escape the Nazis, eventually arriving in Los Angeles.

                                No immediate family members survive.

                                In 1941, after Mr. Bey enrolled in classes to improve his English, his teacher asked him to take part in a play he was staging. A Warner Brothers talent scout happened to be in the audience. He was soon signed to a contract as Turhan Bey.

                                “It was quite wonderful in those years,” he told The Toronto Star in 1991. “One was young and good-looking, and it seems those were the very two things everyone was looking for.”