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Old 09-12-2021, 02:14 PM   #5876
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A day to remember and forget, really.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:47 PM   #5877
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HOLY SHIT!!! I had no idea he was so ill. He was always one of the best things about SNL in the mid 1990s, and I enjoyed his cameos anytime he showed up in a Sandler film. RIP Mr. MacDonald!

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-ma...61-1234833212/

Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61.

Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when died, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his health struggles private, away from family, friends and fans.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra said. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:03 PM   #5878
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Fran Bennett, a veteran actress who taught voice and acting at CalArts for 36 years, died over the weekend, the school announced. She was 84.

Known for her booming voice, Bennett was a member of the Linklater Voice faculty at CalArts from 1978 until her retirement in 2014. She also served as head of acting and director of performance from 1996 to 2003.

“Fran’s voice was unmistakable. She never shied away from using it. And she taught so many throughout the years to find and free their own,” Dean Travis Preston of the CalArts School of Theater said in a statement.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:54 AM   #5879
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HOLY SHIT!!! I had no idea he was so ill. He was always one of the best things about SNL in the mid 1990s, and I enjoyed his cameos anytime he showed up in a Sandler film. RIP Mr. MacDonald!

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-ma...61-1234833212/

Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61.

Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when died, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his health struggles private, away from family, friends and fans.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra said. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”
God this hurts to hear. I loved him in Dirty Work with Artie Lang.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:05 AM   #5880
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^I remember when Howard Stern was on Saturday Night Live, dropped the scripted bit entirely and called Norm the last funny one left on the show.

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Old 09-15-2021, 01:57 AM   #5881
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Norm was the best thing on SNL, when they wrongly fired him i was done and turned them off........... RIP Norm
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:13 PM   #5882
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Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81.

His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for popularising the home computer, bringing it to British high-street stores at relatively affordable prices.

Many modern-day titans of the games industry got their start on one of his ZX models. For a certain generation of gamer, the computer of choice was either the ZX Spectrum 48K or its rival, the Commodore 64.

Belinda Sinclair, 57, told the Guardian: “He was a rather amazing person. Of course, he was so clever and he was always interested in everything. My daughter and her husband are engineers so he’d be chatting engineering with them.”
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:07 PM   #5883
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https://deadline.com/2021/09/jane-po...92-1234838168/

Jane Powell, who made her screen debut with W.C. Fields, danced with Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding, was one of seven brides for seven brothers in the classic 1954 film musical, sang “Buttons and Bows” at President Harry S. Truman’s Inaugural Ball and was a bridesmaid at the first of Elizabeth Taylor’s weddings, died of natural causes today at her home in Wilton, Connecticut. She was 92.

Susan Granger, a friend of the actress and spokesperson for her family, told Deadline that Powell died peacefully at the house she shared for many years with her husband, the actor and publicist Dick Moore, who died in 2015.

Powell, one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, continued to appear on stage well into the 21st Century, making her career among her generation’s sturdiest.
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https://www.1011now.com/2021/09/17/r...-powell-drake/

She was blunt. And she was real. Never shy, and always willing to try.

That’s how many of us will remember Leta Powell Drake or 10/11′s Kalamity Kate from “Cartoon Corral” and the 10/11 morning show.

We lost this colorful broadcaster on Wednesday. But her legend lives on.

Leta knew how to make a splash. She hailed from the land of 10,000 lakes, but this Minnesota girl fit Nebraska pioneer Kalamity Kate pretty well.
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Anthony "AJ" Johnson, an actor and comedian best known for his performance as Ezal in "Friday," has died, his representative LyNea Bell told CNN Monday. He was 55.

"The world of Comedy has truly been shaken, again. Our BH Talent family is heartbroken about the loss of the iconic legend of stage and screen Mr. Anthony "AJ" Johnson," Bell said in a statement. "He has left with us amazing memories of his laughter, dynamic acting skills, but most of all his enormous personality and heart of gold."

No cause of death has been publicly shared.
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20YO gas station clerk asked man to wear face mask. Man pulled out gun and shot clerk in the face, killing him. Man said, "I was stressed out from COVID measures."
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Well of course the virus is not the problem. No, the problem is the measures taken against the virus.
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Old 09-21-2021, 03:15 AM   #5888
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George Holliday, the plumber who videotaped White Los Angeles police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, capturing a brutal attack that became a symbol of racial injustice and helped spark a week of deadly riots after the officers were acquitted, died Sept. 19 at a hospital in Simi Valley, Calif. He was believed to be in his early 60s.

The cause was complications of covid-19, said his friend Robert Wollenweber. Mr. Holliday had been hospitalized with the coronavirus for about a month.

Shot in grainy black and white, the video of King’s beating was played and replayed on hundreds of television stations, seared into the national consciousness as the police officers went on trial and parts of Los Angeles went up in flames. The video was an early example of the power of citizen journalism, in which a bystander with a camcorder or cellphone could document a historic event that might otherwise be overlooked.
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Willie Garson, an actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on “Sex and the City” and Mozzie on “White Collar,” has died. He was 57.

A family member of Garson’s confirmed his death to Variety. A cause of death has not been disclosed.

In HBO’s wildly popular “Sex and the City” series, Garson portrayed talent agent Stanford, the witty and stylish best male friend of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). Garson reprised the role in the franchise’s films, “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2,” and had recently been filming HBO Max’s upcoming revival series, “And Just Like That.”
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https://www.indiewire.com/2021/09/me...ry-1234656083/

Multi-hyphenate talent (director, writer, composer, actor, author) Melvin Van Peebles has died at the age of 89. The news was announced on Wednesday by The Criterion Collection and Janus Films, which shared it on behalf of the entire Van Peebles family. The “giant of American Cinema” passed away on September 21 at home with his family.

Van Peebles gave American independent cinema exactly what it needed, when it needed it most: an explosive shake-up, with his unfiltered expression of Black consciousness and energetic style. The anarchic 1971 blaxploitation classic “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” undeniably shifted the course of American film history, and it was just one piece of a remarkably varied career that also encompassed forays into European arthouse cinema (“The Story of a Three Day Pass”), Hollywood comedy (“Watermelon Man”), Broadway productions (“Don’t Play Us Cheap”), novels, and performances. He was a transformative artist whose biting observations of social mores, unapologetic radicalism, and vision established a model for Black creative independence.
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Sweetback actually beat Shaft to theaters making it the real start of blaxploitation, but it never achieved the success or status of the latter. On the darker side, it's widely rumored that he had his own 14-year-old son, Mario, have actual sex with the woman in the scene where he plays him losing his virginity.
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I remember hearing that, actually. Anyway, Netflix has its usual poor results, so I'm going to have to hunt up things a bit when I have time.
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Roger Michell, the director of such films as “Notting Hill,” “Venus” and “My Cousin Rachel,” died on Wednesday, his publicist told the U.K. Press Association. He was 65.

A statement from his publicist to the agency on Thursday reads: “It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Michell, director, writer and father of Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow, announce his death at the age of 65 on September 22.”

Born in South Africa, Michell had a successful career in theater, with stints at the U.K.’s Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was resident director, and the National Theatre, among others. For TV, he made the miniseries “Downtown Lagos” (1992), followed by the enormously acclaimed adaptation of Hanif Kureishi’s “The Buddha of Suburbia” (1993).
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Jay Sandrich, the Emmy-winning TV director who was behind such iconic comedies as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Cosby Show, The Golden Girls, WKRP in Cincinnati and Soap among others, has died. He was 89.

The news was confirmed Thursday by his former agency CAA.

Sandrich directed two-thirds of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the groundbreaking series that ran on CBS from 1970-77. He won Emmys for Directorial Achievement in Comedy for the series in 1971 and 1973 and two more for directing the equally groundbreaking The Cosby Show back-to-back in 1985 and 1986.

In all, Sandrich was nominated for 11 Emmys, winning a Daytime one in 1984 in Individual Achievement in Religious Programming – Direction for Insight.
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Julz Sale, co-founder and singer of Delta 5, whose 1980 indie hit “Mind Your Own Business” saw an unexpected revival when it was used in an Apple ad earlier this year, has died, Variety has confirmed via the band’s U.S. label. Her age and the circumstances of her death had not been announced at the time of this article’s publication.

Sale (pictured above, center, circa 1980) later worked at the Rough Trade record label in the U.K., which paid tribute to her on social media Wednesday. The label had released all of the band’s material in the U.K.

“We are very sad to learn of the passing of Julz Sale, Delta 5 founding member and former employee of the Rough Trade label,” the post reads.
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Former Republican U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert died Monday at age 84, according to a statement from his former staff.

Boehlert served in the House of Representatives for 24 years between 1983 and 2007 in three congressional districts in Central New York. The Utica native and New Hartford resident served as chair of the House Committee on Science at the end of his term.

Before his time in political office, Boehlert served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Utica College, then worked in public relations. He worked for former Congressman Alexander Pirnie as his chief of staff and served in the same role for Congressman Donald Mitchell, who succeeded Pirnie.
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George Frayne IV, who led the band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, a group that combined elements of the rock counterculture with a love for roots music in the early 1970s, died Sunday at age 77. Frayne had been receiving treatment for cancer for several years.

“Early this morning, as I lay my head upon his shoulder, George’s soul took to flight,” his wife, Sue, said in a post on his Facebook page. “I am heartbroken and weary, and I know your hearts break, too. Thank you so much for all the love you gave and the stories you shared.”

Frayne’s seminal group was popularly best known for a remake of the 1955 rockabilly-flavored song “Hot Rod Lincoln” that made the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972, peaking at No. 9, with some crossover impact on the country and easy listening charts.
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Shogakukan announced on Wednesday that Golgo 13 manga creator Takao Saito passed away on September 24 from pancreatic cancer. He was 84.

Saito was born in Wakayama in November 1936. He debuted with the Kūki Danshaku manga in 1955. He also published the Sagashiya hage Taka Tōjō!! manga in 1968 before launching Golgo 13 later that same year.

Golgo 13 won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award, a Japan Cartoonists Association Grand Prize award, and the special judge's award at the 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards. Saito was awarded the Medal of Honor With Purple Ribbon in 2003, and the Order of Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays With Rosette in 2010. Golgo 13 celebrated its 50th year of serialization in 2018, and Saito celebrated his 65th year as a manga creator in 2020.
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Michael Tylo, well-known to soap fans for his runs on ALL MY CHILDREN (ex-Matt), GUIDING LIGHT (ex-Quint), GH (ex-Charlie), Y&R (ex-Rick/Blade) and B&B (ex-Sherman), has passed away at the age of 73. His death was announced by the Nancy Uscher, Dean of College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he served as a film professor. The actor is survived by his wife, Rachelle, and their daughter, Kollette, as well as his daughters Izabelle and Katya from his previous marriage to Hunter Tylo (ex-Taylor, B&B et al). He was preceded in death by his son with Hunter, Michael Tylo, Jr., known as Mickey, who drowned tragically in 2007.
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