Famous person is dead. R.I.P. [R]

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  1. HerthaBerwyn

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    Very interesting, but stupid.
     
  2. Auriaprottu

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    Rip Torn Dies At 88
    - Hollywood Reporter
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rip-torn-dead-larry-sanders-887059

    Rip Torn, the tenacious, temperamental Texan whose much-admired career was highlighted by his brilliant turn as Artie the producer on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," died Tuesday. He was 88. Torn, who was nominated for an Oscar for portraying the hard-drinking father Marsh opposite Mary Steenburgen in the 1984 Martin Ritt drama "Cross Creek," died peacefully at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut.

    Torn wowed critics as the fiercely protective Artie (his last name was never mentioned during the series) on "The Larry Sanders Show," which starred Garry Shandling as a neurotic late-night TV talk-show host. A few years after the end of Larry Sanders, Torn's unpredictability and intensity were smartly channeled on NBC's "30 Rock," where he played Don Geiss, the amped-up CEO of General Electric and Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) boss.

    In other comedic turns, he portrayed Zed, the head of the top secret government organization, in the first two "Men in Black" films. As good as he was in comedy, Torn was at his best in dark dramas. He earned a Tony nomination in 1960 for playing Thomas J. Finley Jr. in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" and was the shifty blackmailer William Jefferson Slade in "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965).

    Elia Kazan gave Torn his first big opportunity — as the understudy to Ben Gazzara as the booze-swilling Brick in the original 1955 production of Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Kazan later gave him small roles in "Baby Doll" (1956) and "A Face in the Crowd" (1957) and then cast him opposite Paul Newman and Geraldine Page in "Sweet Bird of Youth." He appeared as Judas in "King of Kings" (1961).

    In the 1960s, Torn portrayed Ingrid Bergman's young lover in the CBS prestige project "Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life" and guest-starred on many top TV shows of the era, including "The Untouchables," "Route 66" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," exuding what one reviewer described as an “air of menace.”

    Torn was an "actor's actor," but he had a reputation as a trouble-maker. Legend has it that he was all set for Jack Nicholson's career-making role in "Easy Rider" (1969) before things went awry. Dennis Hopper, the film's director, said years later on "The Tonight Show" that Torn had pulled a knife on him in a diner, costing him the job. Torn said it was Hopper that pulled the knife on him and sued for libel, winning $475,000 in damages.

    In January 2010, Torn, intoxicated and armed with a loaded revolver, was arrested after he broke into a Connecticut bank after closing hours. He pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence.
     
  5. unclesox

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    R.I.P to my all-time favorite boxer, Pernell Whitaker. :cry:
    The master of the The Sweet Science.

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  6. taosjohn

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    If ever an entertainer deserved to be called a hero...

    Johnny Clegg, 66, pancreatic cancer
     
  7. Goodsport

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    David Hedison, Actor in 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' and 'The Fly,' Dies at 92
    - Variety
    https://variety.com/2019/film/news/...y-voyage-to-the-bottom-of-the-sea-1203275257/

    David Hedison, a film, television, and theater actor known for his role as Captain Lee Crane in the sci-fi adventure television series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and as the crazed scientist turned human insect in the first iteration of the film “The Fly,” died on July 18. He was 92.

    He was billed as Al Hedison in his early film work, first hitting the big screen with his role in the 1957 film “The Enemy Below” and in the 1958 film “Son of Robin Hood.” He also played André Delambre in “The Fly,” (1958) which became a cult phenomenon and sparked a remake in 1986 with Jeff Goldblum reprising the role. Hedison then signed with Twentieth Century Fox in 1959 and changed his first name to David, his given middle name. In 1964, he hit his big television break as Captain Lee Crane in producer Irwin Allen’s “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” which ran until 1968.

    He also joined Roger Moore in the 1973 James Bond film “Live and Let Die” as well as Timothy Dalton in 1989 with “License to Kill,” becoming the first actor to play CIA agent Felix Leiter twice. In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked on shows such as “Another World,” “T.J. Hooker,” “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat,” “Who’s the Boss” and “The Colbys.”

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    David Hedison as "The Fly" -- and in the outrageous finale...
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    Harold Prince, Dominant Force in Broadway Musicals, Dies at 91
    - Variety
    https://variety.com/2019/legit/news/harold-prince-dead-dies-broadway-1203286549/

    Legendary Broadway musical producer and director Harold Prince, whose considerable legacy includes “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “West Side Story,” “Company,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” has died. He was 91. Prince died Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland after a brief illness.

    It is impossible to speak of the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century without invoking Prince’s name. He is associated in some crucial way with a majority of the great musicals of the period, and though he did not change the face of the musical theater alone, he collaborated with such giants as George Abbott, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in some of their most impressive undertakings.

    Starting as a wunderkind producer with “The Pajama Game” and “Damn Yankees” in the mid-’50s, Prince moved into directing as well, shaping intimate works like “Cabaret” and “Company” that deepened and transformed the scope of the musical. He was equally adept at spectacle, as he demonstrated with Andrew Lloyd Webber productions such as “Evita” and “Phantom of the Opera.” With 21 Tonys on his mantle — the most of any individual — Prince was truly his era’s paradigm for a theatrical impresario — brash, demanding, creatively rigorous.


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    The creative team of "West Side Story": Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Harold Prince, Robert Griffith, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins.

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    With Stephen Sondheim in 1981.

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    With Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2006.
     
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  12. falvo

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    Raiders receiving great Cliff Branch dies at 71 - NFL.com

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  13. Dr. Wankler

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    The great groundbreaking documentary filmmaker D.A Pennebaker, 94.

    https://slate.com/culture/2019/08/d...ies-dont-look-back-monterey-pop-war-room.html

    Pennebaker’s success filming Dylan {in Don't Look Back}led to a long line of music documentaries: Over the years, he captured performances from John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Little Richard, and a May 2000 concert in Nashville from the musicians featured on the soundtrack to Oh Brother Where Art Thou. But no film featured more legends per second than Monterey Pop, his 1968 documentary about the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, which features performances from the Mamas & the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, The Animals, Otis Redding, and Ravi Shankar. Oh, and also Janis Joplin, the Who, and Jimi Hendrix:​


    In this famous passage from Don't Look Back he practically invents what would later be called "the music video" (look it up, youngbloods)

     
  14. superdave

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    If you’ve seen Bob Roberts without having seen Don’t Look Back...watch DLB. Bob Roberts lifts from it over and over again.
     
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    Rosie Ruiz, Who Faked Victory in Boston Marathon, Dies at 66
    - N.Y. Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/sports/rosie-ruiz-boston-marathon-dead.html

    Rosie Ruiz, whose name become synonymous with cheating when Boston Marathon officials vacated her victory in the 1980 race after determining that she had sneaked into it about a mile from the finish line, died last month in Lake Worth, Fla. She was 66.

    Ruiz was working as a secretary at a commodities trading firm in Manhattan when she stunned the running world by being the first woman to cross the finish line in Boston in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 56 seconds. It would have been the 3rd-fastest time ever recorded by a woman in a marathon. But suspicions about her victory arose immediately. Spotters had not seen her at checkpoints along the 26-mile course, and after the race she told a television interviewer that she had run only one other marathon, the 1979 New York City Marathon, and that she had finished that race in 2:56:33.

    “So you improved from 2 hours and 56 minutes to 2 hours and 31 minutes?” the interviewer, Kathrine Switzer, a TV commentator who had gained fame as the first woman ever to run in the Boston Marathon, asked incredulously. “I trained myself,” Ruiz replied, without explaining further. She then appeared not to understand Switzer’s questions about interval training — workouts designed to improve a runner’s speed. “Rosie Ruiz, the mystery woman winner — we missed her at all our checkpoints,” Switzer said as Ruiz stood by, a laurel wreath on her head. Evidence proved that the Canadian runner Jacqueline Gareau had won the race.

    Ruiz’s claim about the New York race quickly unraveled. Susan Morrow, a freelance photographer, came forward to tell The New York Times that she had been on the subway with Ruiz during the marathon and that Ruiz had told her that she had dropped out at the 10-mile mark with an injured ankle. After leaving the subway, Ms. Morrow said, they walked to the finish line and watched Grete Waitz win the women’s race.

    In the 39 years since the Boston Marathon, Ruiz kept her medal — a new one was made for Gareau — maintaining that she had completed and won the race, fair and square. But in 1996, Steve Marek, a defender of Ruiz’s who led a running club in Westchester, said that several months after the marathon she admitted to him that she had cheated. “She jumped out of the crowd, not knowing that the first woman hadn’t gone by yet,” Mr. Marek told The Boston Globe. “Believe me, she was as shocked as anyone when she came in first.”
     
  18. falvo

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    Not sure how famous he was on the world stage but among old NASL soccer fans, he was well known for his innovative gimmicks and creating a fun atmosphere at the old Washington Diplomat and San Jose Earthquakes games...

    Its sad that I post the passing of Former NASL Quakes and Dips GM, John Carbray. He was a great GM for the San Jose Earthquakes and the few times I met him , I thought he was very intelligent and knowledgeable about the game.

    May he Rest in Peace!

    From his son Dave....


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  19. superdave

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    On your recommendation i checked one of their records thru Apple Music.

    His singing is THE WORST. I’m a huge, huge Dylan fan, and even I think his singing makes his stuff anti-music. Sounds like the kind of stuff people say they like to prove something.

    Ick.
     
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  20. falvo

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  21. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    He was probably as well known as a lyricist and a poet. "All my favorite singers couldn't sing" is a line. So that would likely include Dylan, Lou Reed, Neil Young & Leonard Cohen. Not everyone's cuppa tea for sure.

    Dude hung himself on the eve of a tour too which is sucks after battling substance abuse & depression, overcoming it in the mid 2000s then succumbing to it again.
     
  22. spejic

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    Barbara March, who played Lursa of the House of Duras on various Star Trek series, died a few days ago.
     
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  23. superdave

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    Peter Fonda, 79.
     
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