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    Mister.Weirdo
    Guardian of the Universe

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...d=winp2sv1plus

    Meredith Tax, a prominent activist and writer of second-wave feminism who challenged herself, her peers and the world at large to rethink long-held ideas about gender, race and class, has died. She was 80. Tax died Sunday, according to her friend Frances Kissling, who did not immediately provide additional details. Her death had been announced on Facebook by the activist Ariane Brunet. "A true activist who could perceive the importance of a women’s struggle anywhere in the world and would make damn sure we would know about it and join the cause," Brunet wrote. “We are blessed that such a companion lived and refused to give up on life till death said 'Enough you did your best.'” The life of Tax, born into an upwardly mobile Jewish family in Milwaukee, was often a story of self-discovery. She was a graduate of Brandeis University and a fellowship student in London who had dreams of a gilded career in the arts, “a glass cage,” before the 1960s politicized her, then radicalized her into “studying the world instead of literature.” Contentious even within communities of activists, she confronted Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights supporters over the issue of sterilization abuse and was thrown out of the Leninist October League after criticizing their treatment of women. She faced her own reckoning in the 1970s when she worked in a Zenith TV factory in Chicago and was the only white person on the assembly line.

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    For Trekkies, she also played an important recurring DS9 role.

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    https://deadline.com/2022/09/louise-...ss-1235126266/

    Louise Fletcher, whose Oscar-winning performance as the sadistic Nurse Ratched in 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest gave Hollywood one of its greatest all-time villains and provided the culture with a portrait of bureaucratic evil so indelible that the character’s last name could carry a TV series 45 years later, died Friday at her home in Montdurausse, France. She was 88.

    Her death was announced to Deadline by her family through agent David Shaul. Although no cause was specified, Shaul said she passed away in her sleep at the home she had built from a 300-year-old farmhouse, surrounded by family. Earlier today, she said to her family about her beloved home, “I can’t believe I created something so meaningful to my well-being.”

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    Dame Hilary Mantel, author of the best-selling Wolf Hall trilogy, has died aged 70, her publisher has confirmed.

    She won the Booker Prize twice, for 2009's Wolf Hall, the first in the Thomas Cromwell series, and its 2012 sequel Bring Up the Bodies.

    In a statement, her publisher said: "We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel.

    "Our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald.

    "This is a devastating loss and we can only be grateful she left us with such a magnificent body of work."

    HarperCollins said Dame Hilary had died "suddenly yet peacefully" on Thursday, surrounded by family and friends.

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    Drummer Anton Fier, a longtime staple of the New York downtown scene, has died. Syd Straw, Fier’s bandmate in the Golden Palominos, broke the news of Fier’s passing on Facebook last night, and other Fier collaborators like John Lurie and Bob Mould have also paid tribute on social media. No cause of death has been reported. Fier was 66.

    Anton Fier was born in Cleveland, and he moved to New York in time to take part in the explosion of creativity that followed the early punk era. Fier was an early member of the Feelies, and his work on that band’s classic 1980 debut Crazy Rhythms helped give that record a sense of drive and purpose. Fier left the Feelies soon after that album’s release, and he became one of the founding members of John Lurie’s experimental jazz-rock band the Lounge Lizards, playing on their 1981 self-titled debut. That same year, Fier also founded the Golden Palominos, a kind of loose all-star New York art-music act that continued over the decades, with Fier as its only constant member.

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    Marva Hicks, Award-Winning Actress And Singer, Dead At 66 (msn.com)


    Marva Hicks, an award-winning actress and singer, has died at age 66 in New York City. Reps for the trailblazing star confirmed the news, and a cause of death has not been revealed. Her husband Akwasi Taha and her family also released a statement:

    “It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our dear Marva Hicks Taha. Our beloved wife, family member and friend will be greatly missed and remains marvelous in our hearts forever. The love she had for her husband, family, friends and entertainment community knew no bounds. We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. Memorial arrangements will be announced in the coming days”

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    https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/...er-dies-at-89/

    Maury Wills, who intimidated pitchers with his base-stealing prowess as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers on three World Series championship teams, has died. He was 89.

    Wills died Monday night at home in Sedona, Arizona, the team said Tuesday after being informed by family members. No cause of death was given.

    Wills played on World Series title teams in 1959, ’63 and ’65 during his first eight seasons with the Dodgers. He also played for Pittsburgh and Montreal before returning to the Dodgers from 1969-72, when he retired.

    During his 14-year career, Wills batted .281 with 2,134 hits and 586 stolen bases in 1,942 games.

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    https://variety.com/2022/film/news/h...en-1235375327/

    Henry Silva, an actor with a striking look who often played villains and had credits in hundreds of films including “Ocean’s Eleven” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” died of natural causes Wednesday at the Motion Picture Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., his son Scott confirmed. He was 95.

    One of Silva’s most memorable roles came in John Frankenheimer’s classic thriller “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962), in which he played Chunjin, the Korean houseboy for Laurence Harvey’s Raymond Shaw — and an agent for the Communists — who engages in a thrilling, well-choreographed martial arts battle with Frank Sinatra’s Major Bennett Marco in Shaw’s New York apartment.

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    Longtime California vintner Fred Franzia, the co-founder of Bronco Wine Co. best-known for his Charles Shaw brand, aka "Two Buck Chuck," passed away Sept. 13 at age 79. He will be remembered as a larger-than-life character who expanded the reach of California wine with budget bottlings that offered consistent quality.

    Franzia founded Bronco Wine Co. with his brother and cousin in 1973, shortly after his family sold their Franzia wine brand to the Coca-Cola Company. Bronco is well-known for its budget line of Charles Shaw wines, known affectionately as "Two Buck Chuck" and sold almost exclusively at Trader Joe's grocery stores. The Franzias operated Bronco in Modesto, Calif., with a wine lineup primarily sourced from bulk wine in California's Central Valley. Franzia was also the nephew-in-law of Ernest Gallo.

    Over the years Franzia developed a reputation for brash dealmaking and acerbic remarks, renowned for verbally sparring with the likes of Robert Mondavi and Sam Sebastiani. He built Bronco into one of the largest wine producers in the U.S. with a brazen attitude and no-holds-barred business practices, closely watching grape price trends so he could find value and pass it along to customers. He liked nothing more than buying excess wine from top producers and blending it into his value-priced bottlings.

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    https://nypost.com/2022/09/14/irene-...ek-dead-at-96/

    Irene Papas, a Greek actress best known for appearing in the films “Zorba the Greek,” “The Guns of Navarone” and countless Greek tragedies, passed away Wednesday at 96. Greece’s ministry of culture confirmed the screen icon’s death in a statement.

    “Majestic, stately, dynamic, Irene Papas was the personification of Greek beauty on cinema screens and on the stage, an international star who radiated Greekness,” culture minister Lina Mendoni said, per the New York Times. “With the power of her talent and the charm of her personality, she conquered the world of cinema and theater.”

    As of yet, Papas’ cause of death is unknown, however, it was reported in 2018 that the thespian had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for five years.

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    What's with all the deaths from cast and crew of Beverly Hills 90210? Is that show cursed or something? Did they open a mummy's tomb on an episode?

    Being a young adult or teen actor in Hollywood is basically a curse.

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    Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated the Clinton Whitewater scandal, died on Tuesday at the age of 76.

    Starr was the president of Baylor University and a regular presence on cable news.

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    What's with all the deaths from cast and crew of Beverly Hills 90210? Is that show cursed or something? Did they open a mummy's tomb on an episode?

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  • Space Cop
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    ^I hadn't realized he was still alive before this. I need to see more of his work. Very important in the history of film.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...ave-dies-at-91

    Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director who was a key figure in the Nouvelle Vague, the film-making movement that revolutionised cinema in the late 1950s and 60s, has died aged 91. French news agency AFP reported that he died “peacefully at home” in Switzerland with his wife Anne-Marie Mieville at his side. Liberation, quoting an unnamed family member, reported that Godard’s death was assisted, which is legal in Switzerland. “He was not sick, he was simply exhausted. So he had made the decision to end it. It was his decision and it was important for him that it be known.” Godard’s lawyer Patrick Jeanneret told AFP Godard’s death followed a medical report of multiple disabling pathologies”.

    Best known for his iconoclastic, seemingly improvised filming style, as well as unbending radicalism, Godard made his mark with a series of increasingly politicised films in the 1960s, before enjoying an unlikely career revival in recent years, with films such as Film Socialisme and Goodbye to Language as he experimented with digital technology.

    The French president Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “We’ve lost a national treasure, the eye of a genius”. He said Godard was a “master” of cinema – “the most iconoclastic of the Nouvelle Vague”.

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