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Author Topic: Departed Cultural Icons 2021  (Read 1664 times)
Banfili
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« on: January 01, 2021, 01:50:36 pm »

Well, here we go again!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 09:08:13 am »

Tanya Roberts, actress, Bond girl, Charlie's Angel, playmate. 1955-2021.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 11:53:17 am »

January 2, 2021 died "Amphibian Man" - actor Korenev, Vladimir Borisovich - http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47544.msg963623. html#msg963623

On December 31, 2020, Sergey Yakovlev (Kukovlev, Qkowlew, Radahnar, Radagnar Zeleny, Vugluskr), a cult figure of the Russian role-playing/fantasy/Tolkien crowd, died of coronavirus at the age of 55. Legendary fidoshnik, veteran of the Tolkien role-playing movement, ascetic, party-goer, coordinator of literary conferences. Kukovlev was an interesting person-a perfect altruist, silver-free and kind person, whose house was not locked and was open to all guests.

Roman Emilyevich Arbitman (Lev Gursky) December 19, 202 — Russian novelist, science fiction writer, literary critic, teacher.

Dzhigarkhanyan, Armen Borisovich the great Soviet film artist, died on November 14, 2020. The famous Russian wit Gaft wrote an epigram about him: "There are fewer Armenians in the world than there are films where Dzhigarkhanyan played..." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armen_Dzhigarkhanyan

Gaft, Valentin Iosifovich (died December 12, 2020), Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, witty author of many epigrams. He had almost no major roles, but he was one of the most recognizable and beloved Soviet film actors. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentin_Gaft
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Sorry for the errors, rudeness and stupidity. It's not me, this online translator. Really convenient?
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 01:44:42 am »

Siegfried Fishbacher, Illusionist.
Pancreatic cancer.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 08:54:22 pm »

Boris Yuryevich Grachevsky (March 18, 1949, Ramensky district, Moscow Region — January 14, 2021, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian film director and screenwriter, organizer of film production, artistic director of the children's film magazine "Yeralash".

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2021, 08:05:00 am »

Phil Spector, murderer and "Wall of Sound" music producer dies in prison, aged 81.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 06:01:19 pm »

Mira Furlan: Babylon 5 and Lost actress dies at 65
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 10:06:09 am »


65 is so young nowadays. And I knew her from her acting in Babylon 5 as Delenn. Now I feel really old.


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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2021, 03:58:02 pm »

Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021)[2] was an American television host, radio host, and paid spokesman, whose work was recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.


King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s, and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.[3] From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. From 2012 to 2020, he hosted Larry King Now on Hulu and RT America. He continued to host Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show which aired weekly on the same two channels from 2013 until his death in 2021.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2021, 09:50:23 am »

65 is so young nowadays. And I knew her from her acting in Babylon 5 as Delenn. Now I feel really

So sad to hear another star has joined the universe for Babylon 5. We have already lost a lot of quality performers from Babylon 5 - https://www.imdb.com/list/ls023048945/

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who might have made a Minbari cosplay outfit once, complete with head bone.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 08:55:52 pm »

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"Then I will tell you a great secret, Captain. Perhaps the greatest of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are starstuff, we are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. As we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective."
    Ambassador Delenn, A Distant Star

What would be so very cool (imo) is to have my ashes sent into deep space.
Then I could be certain that my molecules went toward making a star that much sooner, than waiting for the earth to be vaporized when the sun dies ("goes nova"). 
Of course even with the ashes scattered in deep space, it may take a while for them to become part of newly forming star, but at that point, I'm pretty sure I can wait.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2021, 04:59:25 am »

Cloris Leachman aka Frau Blücher (and may the Telsa Coils TM always spark for her)
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2021, 07:04:58 am »

Cloris Leachman aka Frau Blücher (and may the Telsa Coils TM always spark for her)
Natural causes, at age 94, just for the record.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2021, 01:51:40 pm »

Cloris Leachman aka Frau Blücher (and may the Telsa Coils TM always spark for her)
Natural causes, at age 94, just for the record.
So sad.... so many of the actors that starred in Mel Brook's film have died, but Mel himself is still alive (94).
Gone are Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, now Cloris Leachman, and others whose names at the moment escape me. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2021, 11:54:06 pm »

I have to say her Grandma character in Malcolm In The Middle was terrible to behold and so incredibly funny (because she wasn't YOUR Grandma...) Chain-smoking, vindictive, nasty, yelling, brutal - all the things a memorable Grandma should be. Just watching her was enough to fill you with terror. Good for her to live to 95 and die of natural causes!
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2021, 02:15:34 am »

Frau Blucher scene from Young FrankensteinFrau Blucher

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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2021, 10:27:10 am »

28 января умер Василий Семёнович Лановой,  советский и российский актёр театра и кино.

(Moderator translation: On January 28, Vasily Semyonovich Lanovoy, a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, died.)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Lanovoy
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2021, 11:54:09 pm »

It was reported on the radio that Dustin Diamond, Screech from Saved by the Bell, died of lung cancer today. I was a little older than the target demographic for the cheesy show, but I used to watch it once a week so that I could make fun of it with my buddy during his weekly show on college radio.
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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2021, 08:42:34 pm »

Hal Holbrook  (95).

Altho' he had a lot of memorable Hollywood roles, he is best known for his  one-man show portraying Mark Twain.
His performances of "Mark Twain Tonight"  spanned 50 years. 
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2021, 09:16:40 pm »

Captain Sir Tom Moore.
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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2021, 10:37:23 pm »

Captain Sir Tom Moore.

He can now stand easy.
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2021, 07:33:46 pm »

Christopher Plummer CC (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021), star of stage and screen and Companion of the Order of Canada. Plummer appeared frequently at the Stratford Festival, on Broadway, and in films from The Sound of Music to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; he was the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar.
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2021, 01:26:52 am »

Christopher Plummer CC (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021), star of stage and screen and Companion of the Order of Canada. Plummer appeared frequently at the Stratford Festival, on Broadway, and in films from The Sound of Music to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; he was the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar.


Christopher Plummer Dies At 91


Truly, one of the silver screen giants is gone. His role in the Sound of Music, will pop in the mind of most older folk, but he kept himself relevant through many decades playing other roles such as the Inca Emperor Atahualpa facing Conquistador Francisco Pizarro in "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" and as you mentioned in the role of Klingon General Chang in "Star Trek VI, the Undiscovered Country "
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2021, 01:33:27 am »

Dr. Millie Hughes Fulford (Dec. 21, 1945, Feb. 4, 2021), first female Payload Specialist in the Space Shuttle Program.

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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2021, 10:20:18 am »

https://comicbook.com/anime/news/shuuichirou-moriyama-studio-ghibli-porco-rosso-death/
Shuuichirou Moriyama
Best known as a voice actor for Studio Ghibli.
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