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« Reply #150 on: October 06, 2020, 10:24:52 pm »

Just came here to post the same sad news. I can still remember when I first heard the first album; I'd never heard anything quite like it. Up there with the first Ramones album a couple of years earlier in terms of life-changing albums.
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« Reply #151 on: October 07, 2020, 03:07:56 am »

Now Johnny Nash: Reggae singer-songwriter has died aged 80
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« Reply #152 on: October 10, 2020, 11:18:47 pm »

Dilys Price: World's oldest female skydiver dies
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« Reply #153 on: October 20, 2020, 06:02:41 pm »

Spencer Davis, one of rock's elder statesmen, dies aged 81
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« Reply #154 on: October 21, 2020, 10:34:59 pm »

I just learned the the famed magician and skeptic James "The Amazing" Randy passed away yesterday, October 20th. I know from a time that I mentioned him on this forum in the past that he is not universally popular, but he was a major figure in the skeptics community.
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« Reply #155 on: October 31, 2020, 01:38:01 pm »

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020), Scottish actor and producer; the original first cinematic James Bond.
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« Reply #156 on: October 31, 2020, 04:10:13 pm »

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020), Scottish actor and producer; the original James Bond.


BREAKING: James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery has died
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« Reply #157 on: November 01, 2020, 01:23:22 am »

A man of many talents - who else could master roles as a Russian (Hunt for Red October), an Englishman (countless, but especially Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) or an Italian (Highlander) with a Scottish accent (and of course his early Irish role in Darby O’Gill and the Little People).

I did like his singing talents, especially in the Muppet Show (he was Dr Doolittle, singing "Talk to the animals", trying not to be Bond - can't find a video)

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« Reply #158 on: November 01, 2020, 02:36:39 am »

His Memorable (to me) films that carry his memory onwards ....
 
Time Bandits
Robin and Marian
The Man Who Would Be King  !!!
The Wind and the Lion !!!!
The Name of The Rose  !!!
The Molly Maguires  ( very sad story of the coal mine opressions)
Medicine Man
Highlander
A Good Man in Africa

Presidio
The Untouchables  ( thus endeth the lesson)
The Rock
Rising Sun
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« Reply #159 on: November 01, 2020, 03:32:40 am »

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020), Scottish actor and producer; the original James Bond.

One quibble. He wasn't the original James Bond. That was Barrry Nelson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Nelson). Maybe not quite the Bond everyone expects, and was for a tv production, but it was an adaption of Casino Royale written by Fleming.
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« Reply #160 on: November 01, 2020, 05:22:12 am »

A man of many talents - who else could master roles as a Russian (Hunt for Red October), an Englishman (countless, but especially Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) or an Italian (Highlander) with a Scottish accent (and of course his early Irish role in Darby O’Gill and the Little People).

I did like his singing talents, especially in the Muppet Show (he was Dr Doolittle, singing "Talk to the animals", trying not to be Bond - can't find a video)

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In Highlander he played "Juan Sánchez-Villalobos Ramírez," an immortal Egyptian with an assumed Spanish identity...with a Scottish accent  Grin
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« Reply #161 on: November 01, 2020, 06:00:23 am »

Thank you for the correction. I have only seen Highlander once and have always (falsely it seems) remembered him as Italian. Either way, as you agree, he does it brilliantly regardless of the accent which he refused to remove.

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« Reply #162 on: November 03, 2020, 07:20:00 pm »

John Sessions

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« Reply #163 on: November 04, 2020, 02:43:39 am »

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020), Scottish actor and producer; the original James Bond.

One quibble. He wasn't the original James Bond. That was Barrry Nelson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Nelson). Maybe not quite the Bond everyone expects, and was for a tv production, but it was an adaption of Casino Royale written by Fleming.
I stand corrected, and have amended my post.
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« Reply #164 on: November 04, 2020, 03:03:42 am »

A man of many talents - who else could master roles as a Russian (Hunt for Red October), an Englishman (countless, but especially Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) or an Italian (Highlander) with a Scottish accent (and of course his early Irish role in Darby O’Gill and the Little People).
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I forgot all about the Darby O'Gill appearance, probably because I was so young when I saw it.
Will have to look watch that again, if only to see The Man.
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« Reply #165 on: November 08, 2020, 06:53:20 pm »

Alex Trebeck OC (July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020), game-show host, actor, former CBC broadcaster, and Officer of the Order of Canada.
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« Reply #166 on: November 09, 2020, 12:42:35 am »

Every notable character in the Saturday Night Live Jeopardy sketch is now dead.
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« Reply #167 on: November 24, 2020, 05:54:41 am »

Jan Morris obituary
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« Reply #168 on: November 25, 2020, 08:31:06 pm »

Argentine (Soccer) Football legend Diego Maradona dies at age 60.
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« Reply #169 on: November 26, 2020, 06:43:37 am »

Arecibo Telescope (1960-2020), cosmic observer, planetary defender and star of such movies as GoldenEye (1995) and Contact (1997). As of November 19, 2020, the big dish is to be decommissioned and demolished, hopefully in that order.
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« Reply #170 on: November 26, 2020, 08:56:49 pm »

Arecibo Telescope (1960-2020), cosmic observer, planetary defender and star of such movies as GoldenEye (1995) and Contact (1997). As of November 19, 2020, the big dish is to be decommissioned and demolished, hopefully in that order.
Yes, very sad news.
Rest In Pieces

Which makes me wonder... if they sold pieces of it (to movie fans, astronomy fans, geeks of all types) as they demolished it, I wonder how far it would fund them to rebuild it. Better. Stronger. Faster. I would hope at least 6 million.  Wink

Too soon?
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