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Author Topic: Departed Cultural Icons 2020  (Read 6064 times)
Mercury Wells
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« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2020, 05:29:38 pm »

Obituary: Olivia de Havilland, star of Hollywood's Golden Age
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« Reply #126 on: July 26, 2020, 05:57:31 pm »

Also gone.

John Saxon.

Actor.
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« Reply #127 on: July 26, 2020, 06:19:12 pm »

Also gone.

John Saxon.

Actor.
That guy!
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #128 on: August 04, 2020, 06:28:19 pm »

Bill English: Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91.
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« Reply #129 on: August 04, 2020, 10:35:50 pm »

Wilford Brimly

known for being "that guy that looks like your retired uncle"
oatmeal commercials, cowboy films, and appearing on Craig Ferguson (great harmonica player, btw)

rip wilford
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« Reply #130 on: September 07, 2020, 10:02:49 am »

MCU Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. 28/08/2020
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« Reply #131 on: September 10, 2020, 06:31:35 pm »

Dame Diana Rigg.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27986272
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« Reply #132 on: September 11, 2020, 01:30:00 am »


Aah, no! There goes one-of-a-kind, and the best of all Avengers!
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« Reply #133 on: September 11, 2020, 11:44:12 am »

Robert 'Kool' Bell.
Lead singer and founder of 'Kool & The Gang'.
Well known to anyone who ever attended any kind of 6th Form Disco or High School Prom.
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« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2020, 05:10:56 pm »

Robert 'Kool' Bell.
Lead singer and founder of 'Kool & The Gang'.
Well known to anyone who ever attended any kind of 6th Form Disco or High School Prom.

It wasn't Robert but his brother Ronald "Khalis" Bell.
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« Reply #135 on: September 12, 2020, 06:40:04 am »


Aah, no! There goes one-of-a-kind, and the best of all Avengers!

I was so disappointed when I saw an ABC headline associating her with Bond and Game of Thrones, but not the Avengers. Personally, I would have thought Bond and Avengers were her main claims to fame, not some little modern tv show that she was not a major character for.

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« Reply #136 on: September 12, 2020, 08:34:57 am »

I was so disappointed when I saw an ABC headline associating her with Bond and Game of Thrones, but not the Avengers. Personally, I would have thought Bond and Avengers were her main claims to fame, not some little modern tv show that she was not a major character for.

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I would hazard a guess and say that the reason for that oversight is that the  [TV] "Avengers" series is ancient history in the eyes of the breathlessly relevant reporting of the up-to-the-minute media. It was, omg, from the 60s!
To be sure, the Bond movie was ancient history too, but with Daniel Craig keeping the brand alive, the name "Bond" is still recognized (aka "marketable".)
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« Reply #137 on: September 12, 2020, 10:53:05 am »


Aah, no! There goes one-of-a-kind, and the best of all Avengers!

I was so disappointed when I saw an ABC headline associating her with Bond and Game of Thrones, but not the Avengers. Personally, I would have thought Bond and Avengers were her main claims to fame, not some little modern tv show that she was not a major character for.

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To me she'll always be Edwina Lionheart. Wink
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« Reply #138 on: September 12, 2020, 02:58:00 pm »

Conversation with my daughter:

Me: "Yet more bad news - Diana Rigg has died."

Her: "I think I've heard of her - what's she been in?"

Me: "The Avengers."

Her "Really? Which film?"

Me: "Oh, not that Avengers, proper Avengers, Steed and Mrs Peel."

Her: "Uh..." (loosing interest at this point).

In any case it's been a terrible year for any fan of The Avengers with losing Honor Blackman back in the spring, and of course it's also not been that many years since Patrick Macnee passed on. Someone had better put a safety screen around Joanna Lumley pdq...

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #139 on: September 12, 2020, 11:30:35 pm »

... In any case it's been a terrible year for any fan of The Avengers with losing Honor Blackman back in the spring, and of course it's also not been that many years since Patrick Macnee passed on. Someone had better put a safety screen around Joanna Lumley pdq...

Yours,
Miranda.

HAHA...too funny  Grin
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« Reply #140 on: September 13, 2020, 01:32:37 am »

Ms. Lumley already has a "safety screen", also known as The Gurkas & not even "DEATH" has the guts to be that silly.  Grin  Wink
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« Reply #141 on: September 13, 2020, 11:30:56 am »

Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert.
'Toots & The Maytals'.
The man who, if he didn't invent the reggae rhythm, at least gave it it's name.
Damned Covid again.
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #142 on: September 20, 2020, 02:54:18 pm »

Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83
Lee Kerslake: Former Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep drummer dies aged 73
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« Reply #143 on: September 25, 2020, 04:22:12 am »

Dean Jones, cricket legend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaK80lFXJA4
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« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2020, 11:17:30 am »

Helen Reddy Pop Singer has died.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-30/helen-reddy-dies-in-los-angeles-aged-78/12716886?fbclid=IwAR2Ge-nO2vRzK-hbQL735n8naqQ32zUrgacDb7HMjMFe0UCln2gz15pFcvM&nw=0
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« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2020, 11:45:46 am »

Helen Reddy, Pop Singer woman, has died.

Corrected

First Australian to hit the top (number 1) in the US market, winner of 1 Grammy, nominated for another.
Most important, as her top song reminds us, she was a woman, but reminded us that everyone should be treated the same, not just women. She sang with her heart and mind.

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« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2020, 05:50:25 pm »

Mac Davis wrote some great songs Most of you will remember the novelty song "Oh Lord Its Hard To Be Humble When You're Perfect In Every Way."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/mac-davis-dead-at-78-1.5744385
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« Reply #147 on: September 30, 2020, 10:45:06 pm »

Today marks the passing of Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón (1932-2020) RIP, better known by his pen name "Quino," the creator of the Argentine cartoon strip "Mafalda" which was popularized in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #148 on: October 01, 2020, 12:38:34 am »

Yuri Orlov, Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group – obituary

Apologies, if this seems somewhat political.  Embarrassed
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #149 on: October 06, 2020, 09:13:41 pm »

Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer aged 65
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