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Post by oldschooldoom on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:18 pm

Now for a high profile person that I met way back in Nov 1986.

Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies at 95.
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=741559
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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:29 pm

R.I.P. Mr Borgnine.

When I think of him I always remember the 80's TV series Airwolf.


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Post by Peter who was Vaak on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:45 pm

I remember him from The Simpsons:

Unfortunately, I was unable to find the video where he was trying to defend the campers from a bear, but is unable to find his only knife because Homer stole it and gave it to Bart.
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Post by Kerrick on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:31 am

Dang! 95 though is pretty impressive. Great actor. I think of The Wild Bunch when I think of him...

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Post by guilty/forgiven on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:31 pm

A friend of mine (customer at our pharmacy) who happens to have been in several movies, just died. He was an odd character in real life. But a pretty good guy over all.
Here's his obit from our local paper:

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Post by sentient 6 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:38 pm

hardkore wrote:R.I.P. Mr Borgnine.

When I think of him I always remember the 80's TV series Airwolf.


..that pales in comparison to one of his greatness roles of all time..

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Post by guilty/forgiven on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:39 pm

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Post by FishingD on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:14 pm

sentient 6 wrote:
hardkore wrote:R.I.P. Mr Borgnine.

When I think of him I always remember the 80's TV series Airwolf.


..that pales in comparison to one of his greatness roles of all time..


I remember him on the "McHale's Navy" show!!
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Post by MikeInFla on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Will miss you Mermaid Man! What will Barnacle Boy do without you!
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Post by Created_to_Thrash on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:32 pm

JstAnthrPrsn wrote:A friend of mine (customer at our pharmacy) who happens to have been in several movies, just died. He was an odd character in real life. But a pretty good guy over all.
Here's his obit from our local paper:

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I recognized this guy as soon as I saw him, being the child of 80's tv crime/action shows that I am Very Happy I also well remember Invasion USA and Bad Dreams. Good movies. For some reason I always tended to get him confused with Rutger Hauer though...
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Post by guilty/forgiven on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:50 pm

Richard was a good guy. Mentioned in the obit, and also a character actor is another guy I know through pharmacy, Don Calfa. If you know 80s TV you'll recognize him in Barny Miller. He was also in "Weekend at Bernies".
Don's a crack up and a very sincere person.
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Post by Created_to_Thrash on Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:36 am

I was never a big Barny Miller guy...most of my 80's tv watching was hour long cop and PI shows. By the way, I meant to mention in my earlier post, I'm sincerely sorry for your loss.
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Post by guilty/forgiven on Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:09 pm

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Post by guilty/forgiven on Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:46 pm

I'm sincerely sorry for your loss.

Thanks, but we weren't close or anything. I just knew him through pharmacy - filled his drugs. He didn't like to deal with anyone else but me (I'm special Laughing ). He actually treated everyone else like crap. Unlike Don Calfa who's always sweet to everyone. (Don was also in Dr Dolittle part 2 with Eddie murphy)
I only knew Richard through business, but still considered him a friend cuz he liked me and trusted me with his prescriptions, we'd talk quite a bit at the pharmacy.

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Post by oldschooldoom on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:40 pm

Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord dies at 71

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=743495
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Post by oldschooldoom on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/23/us/sally-ride-dead/index.html
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Post by FishingD on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:57 pm

Sherman Hemsley, who made the character George Jefferson famous in “The Jeffersons” has died

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/24/jeffersons-star-sherman-hemsley-dead-at-74-report-says/
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Post by MikeInFla on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:11 pm

FishingD wrote:Sherman Hemsley, who made the character George Jefferson famous in “The Jeffersons” has died

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/24/jeffersons-star-sherman-hemsley-dead-at-74-report-says/

Definitely movin on up if his heart was right.
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Post by oldschooldoom on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:44 pm

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Post by oldschooldoom on Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:28 am

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Post by Created_to_Thrash on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:18 pm

oldschooldoom wrote:Over a week and no HIGH profile deaths, amazing !

Gore Vidal Dead: American Intellectual, Author And Playwright Dies At 86




[url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/gore-vidal-dead-author-playwright-intellectual-obituary_n_1726666.html?1343794618&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/gore-vidal-dead-author-playwright-intellectual-obituary_n_1726666.html?1343794618&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false[/quote[/url]]

One can only hope that he percieved the truth before he died... Sadly, I sincerely doubt it.
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Post by oldschooldoom on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:58 pm

Doesn't appear so from the one link above. This is the saddest thing Exclamation
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Post by L8T on Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:14 pm

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Post by oldschooldoom on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:13 pm

Ron Palillo, Horshack on 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' dies at 63

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=750486
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Post by Staybrite on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:51 pm

No not Horshack! Sad day indeed.
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Post by Black Rider on Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:05 pm

Piece of my childhood right there. RIP.
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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:07 pm

all I got to say is... when I die.. my name better be here!

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:52 pm

unworthy wrote:all I got to say is... when I die.. my name better be here!

me too! Razz

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Post by Created_to_Thrash on Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:03 pm

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Post by oteis on Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:16 pm

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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:12 pm

Created_to_Thrash wrote:Phyllis Diller

[url=http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/comedian-phyllis-diller-has-died-manager-says/
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/comedian-phyllis-diller-has-died-manager-says/[/quote[/url]]

Good-bye, Phyllis Sad
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Post by oldschooldoom on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:00 pm

RIP Phyllis Crying or Very sad
Once in an interview she was asked about her wild hairstyle. She said it's called 'A Thistle'. LOL
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:42 pm

Here's someone I'll miss

Jerry Nelson, he played "The Count" on Sesame Street.

http://www.toughpigs.com/jerry-nelson-1934-2012/

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Post by XenonLion on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:49 pm

Yup. I heard that on the news earlier. I've always liked the Count. Sad
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Post by Black Rider on Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:48 pm

I don't like this thread. At my age so many people from childhood are leaving us it's depressing.
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Post by oldschooldoom on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:10 pm

XenonLion wrote:Yup. I heard that on the news earlier. I've always liked the Count. Sad
Might say he is down for the count. I know, I know, that was baaaad.
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Post by oldschooldoom on Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Neil Armstrong, first human on the moon, dies at 82

http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012/08/neil-armstrong-first-human-on-the-moon-dies-at-83/

That's one giant loss for mankind
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:20 pm

It's weird, but just earlier today, I was reading more on the "moon landing hoax" that idiots fall for.

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Post by Peter who was Vaak on Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:57 pm

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Post by Innocent Bystander on Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:06 pm

that's sad
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Post by Black Rider on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:57 pm

A great man in so many ways.
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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:55 am

Good-bye Neil and Jerry.
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Post by oldschooldoom on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:07 pm

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Post by Staybrite on Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:05 pm

Wow! Moon managed to stick around for a long time. Guess having your own cult pays off (at least for a while)
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Post by sentient 6 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:33 pm

oldschooldoom wrote:Sun Myung Moon, founder of Unification Church, dies at 92



[url=http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/02/13622427-sun-myung-moon-founder-of-unification-church-dies-at-92?lite
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.....I guess he will finally realize that he was not the second coming of Christ.
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