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Old 02-06-2020, 06:31 AM   #4851
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Kirk Douglas just died, and Natalie Wood is trending. Here's why.

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This is the first time this has come to my attention. Shit. I always thought he was one of the few decent human beings in Hollywood.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:43 PM   #4852
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:04 PM   #4853
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I know of something Douglas did that was quite shitty. Walt Disney used to use his television show to promote his movies. Before 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was released, Walt aired an episode of the show about the making of the movie. He had a camera crew visit Douglas at his home for an interview, and the crew got some shots of Kirk's children that were used in the broadcast.

Kirk pretended to be deathly offended by this and sued Walt. But he just saw a chance to gouge some more money out of him. Walt paid Kirk off to get rid of him and never had anything else to do with him.

Your job as a film actor is to get people to come to the theaters. After you've been paid for your performance, you don't turn around and pull a stunt like that. Douglas was a big enough star that his career wasn't damaged, but if I were a producer, this is the kind of actor I'd stay away from -- one who thinks it's all about him.

This was right around the time that Natalie Wood said Douglas raped her, so it's possible he was completely full of himself during this period.

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Old 02-06-2020, 07:22 PM   #4854
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There are any number of celebrities that would rather their kids not be in the spotlight along with them, and I can't say I blame them. Not sure if that was a factor in the Disney situation you recount, but it could have been. An actor's obligation to get people into the theater doesn't automatically extend to the rest of his family, nor should it (though I do have to wonder, if it was really that big an issue, why did he let the camera crew in his home in the first place).
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:05 PM   #4855
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There are any number of celebrities that would rather their kids not be in the spotlight along with them, and I can't say I blame them. Not sure if that was a factor in the Disney situation you recount, but it could have been. An actor's obligation to get people into the theater doesn't automatically extend to the rest of his family, nor should it (though I do have to wonder, if it was really that big an issue, why did he let the camera crew in his home in the first place).
They didn't interview the kids. They were just in some shots. Jeez, they were small. It's not as if it was going to affect their lives. I've seen some shots of Beau and Jeff Bridges with Lloyd Bridges when they were kids around that same time, and Lloyd didn't show his ass about it. Neither did Dennis Weaver when he was photographed with his son Robby.

20,000 Leagues was an enormously expensive production for its time, and Douglas obviously didn't care whether it lost money. BTW, Walt was in hock up to his ass then because he was building Disneyland.

If an actor pulled that shit on me, I'd tell him I'd see him in court.

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Old 02-07-2020, 03:23 PM   #4856
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Harriet Frank Jr., who collaborated with her husband, Irving Ravetch, on the Oscar-nominated screenplays for “Norma Rae” and “Hud,” died on Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 96.

Her nephew Michael Frank announced her death to the New York Times.
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:26 PM   #4857
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Another case where Kirk Douglas has been mentioned.

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Old 02-08-2020, 06:42 AM   #4858
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Actor Orson Bean (Equalizer 2, Being John Malkovich). 91 years, and he didn't look before crossing the street.
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Longtime Archie Comics editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick passed away. He was 78.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:11 PM   #4860
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Actor Orson Bean (Equalizer 2, Being John Malkovich). 91 years, and he didn't look before crossing the street.
Also was the first actor to play Bilbo in any form or media. Also from my home state of Vermont. RIP!!! I remember his Twilight Zone appearance quite well, which was actually a backdoor pilot for a series that never got picked up.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:52 PM   #4861
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Robert Conrad, RIP.

The Wild, Wild West was a great show. (Forget that awful movie that was made many years later.) Black Sheep Squadron and Hawaiian Eye were pretty good too.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebri...gR0?li=BBnb7Kz
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:23 PM   #4862
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F.X. Feeney, a longtime film critic for LA Weekly, a film historian and a screenwriter, has died. He was 66.

Claudia Puig, a contributor to TheWrap and the president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, told TheWrap via an announcement by his family on Facebook that Feeney died on Wednesday after suffering several strokes on Sunday and Monday.
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https://deadline.com/2020/02/kevin-c...77-1202854335/

Kevin Conway, a veteran actor known for his work in Gettysburg, Thirteen Days and Invincible, among others, died Wednesday of a heart attack, his publicist told Deadline. He was 77.
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Clips from The Wild, Wild West. The ventriloquist in the first scene is Richard Pryor.

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https://deadline.com/2020/02/raphael...es-1202856971/

Child actor Raphael Coleman (Nanny McPhee) collapsed while out on a run. He was 25.
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A neuroscientist, he showed how an unrelenting barrage of stress hormones can break down the body, leading to disease, depression, obesity and more.





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Old 02-13-2020, 05:03 PM   #4867
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Paul English, the legendary drummer, best friend and bodyguard of country music icon Willie Nelson, has died, several outlets report. He was 87.

Nelson’s publicist, Elaine Schock, was notified of English’s death on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. When speaking to the outlet, she said she did not know the cause of death, but family friends of the late drummer had told her that English recently battled pneumonia.
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'Sex and the City' actress Lynn Cohen died on Friday in New York, according to her manager Josh Pultz. She was 86.

The veteran screen and stage actress was best known for her role as Magda the housekeeper in the popular HBO series. She appeared in 13 episodes between 2000 and 2004 and reprised her role in the 2008 "Sex and the City" movie and its 2010 sequel.
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Disney star dies at age 15
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebri...-host-21504503

Caroline Flack has been found dead at the age of 40.

The former Love Island host was discovered at her east London home on Saturday morning. Her family confirmed that she had taken her own life.
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Old 02-17-2020, 04:10 PM   #4871
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Andrew Weatherall, one of the UK's most respected DJs and record producers, has died aged 56.

The musician, who was born in Windsor, rose to fame during the acid house era, and worked with the likes of New Order and Happy Mondays.
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Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a film and television actress best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M-A-S-H,” has died at age 72.

Son William Wallett told The Associated Press that Wallett died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer. She was at her home in Pasadena, California, surrounded by family and friends.
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:39 AM   #4873
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Jason Davis, a voice actor on the Disney Channel show “Recess,” died in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was 35.

“I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles. Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life. He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him. He loved his friends and his family above all else. We ask for privacy as we take time to grieve this most devastating loss,” his mother, Nancy Davis, said in a statement to Variety.

Sad shit. Loved T.J. growing up. RIP!!!
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That's fucking horrible. Recess was an amazing series and 35 is too goddamn young to be in the grave.
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Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as Norwood and Gringos and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western True Grit was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar-nominated films, died Monday. He was 86.
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